These Lowther A-55 drivers are made with a rare Alnico magnet variant - Ticonal.
If you're viewing this ad, you likely know that Ticonal magnets are extremely difficult to source, and you probably have an implementation in mind for these drivers. These silver voice coil drivers have a 15 ohm impedance.
This ad is only for the drivers. Additional photos show implementation possibilities, but see below about available horns, stands, and crossover (for an additional price).
Frankly, I don't know how to grade them, so I've conservatively given them an 8/10 due to age, but these drivers have been babied.
These drivers were installed in a pre-production prototype of Azzolina horns. We exhibited with a production model at RMAF in 2006 (see photo capture from Hi-Fi Plus article).
Available separately are the pre-production Azzolina horns along with stands (built by me) and crossover. The horns are painted Porsche midnight blue. Due to size (shipping costs), I am not listing them. If you have a means of transporting these rather large, but light weight items from the Denver, CO area, they're yours for $275. I'll get photos up soon. Contact us directly about this.
Contact us directly about the horns, stands & crossover, or purchase the A-55 drivers directly through this ad.
When implemented in the Azzolina horns with a 1st order crossover (240Hz), they mate easily with a high efficiency bass cabinet for a full range implementation. An Altec 416 or 515 based cabinet (for example) is an ideal efficiency match, and a simple, 1st order crossover mates nicely with the horns.
Ordering and Payment Options:
Reach out to us on our "Contact Page" and we'll guide you through the selection, invoicing, and payment process.
Payment can be made by PayPal, major credit cards, check (with time to clear) and of course, old fashioned cash.
Consistent with Audiogon dealer guidelines, we'll work directly with you to ensure you make the right choice for your system.
Delivery times vary, and we'll discuss this with you. In the case of our cables, we build them to order and our power and speaker cables burn in for one week, so factor that in to your delivery expectations.
Who we are:
Galibier Design is best known for our state of the art turntables, which we have been designing and manufacturing since 2001.
We were early pioneers in the rigid drive belt concept - an architecture that renders a rim-drive like immediacy to our turntables' performance.
We sell manufacturer direct and in many instances, we’ll travel to set up your system. Click the thumbnail photo to view our complete line of products.
We'll set up your analog rig if you live in the Continental US and most parts of Canada based on a sliding fee structure (from complimentary to full fee).
Check the "Pricing" tab on our On-site Setup Page for details.
Audiodesk Vinyl Pro Record Cleaner:
We're proud to announce that we're now carrying the Audiodesk Systemes Vinyl Pro record cleaning system along with all accessories.
Discover the convenience of automated cleaning and eliminate the drudgery associated with getting the most out of your LP collection.
Click the thumbnail photo to learn more about the Vinyl Pro.
The Eiger - a convertable (belt/rim drive turntable):
This Fall, we'll be bringing a convertible turntable (belt & rim drive) to market - The Eiger. The differences between the two drive systems is subtle, but both architectures have their fans, and the convertability option will let you decide for yourself.
As our designs have evolved over the years, there's been a convergence, with each architecture taking on the best characteristics of the other.
Click the thumbnail photo to learn more about the Eiger.
The NiWatt 300B:
We recently developed the NiWatt, 300B power amplifier (Fall, 2019 scheduled release date - click thumbnail photo for details about the NiWatt).
With four independent power supplies for each channel, the NiWatts take no prisoners.
These are not your grandfather's 300B amplifier. If you think you need more power than what a 300B has to offer, then think again.
These amplifiers have rivaled 20 watt push pull 300B amplifiers in terms of authoritative presentation, while retaining the delicacy and nuance that the single-ended 300B is known for.
The NiWatt amplifiers were the catalyst that drove development of a cable line that we're extremely proud of.
We've gone up against some of the very best, and our cables have nothing to apologize for. Don't judge them by their reasonable pricing.
Click the thumbnail photo to view our cables page.
Bargain Bin Items:
Here, you'll find trade-ins (consignment sales), refurbished turntables and other "goodies".
On rare occasions, a customer will upgrade his Galibier to another model. We re-manufacture these trade-ins to "factory new" condition with respect to all moving parts (bearing and drive system). This is a great way to jump into the Galibier architecture.
Check our "Bargain Bin" page for current items.
- We have a liberal trade-in/upgrade policy for Galibier products, and one of the first turntables we ever sold in 2001 is running at current specifications. Contact us for details.
- We generally don't take trade-ins of other manufacturers products, but we will consign them - placing them on our Bargin Bin and frequently advertising them here as well.
We're located in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area, about 35 minutes from the airport.
We offer travel reimbursement for many items auditioned and subsequently purchased. Details are on our "Purchase page".
Colorado is a great place for a family vacation, and many individuals take advantage of this opportunity to audition while on vacation or traveling for business.