KEF Blade 2 speakers in warm grey metallic finish. Pristine, one-owner speakers listed as 9/10 only because the little floor protector discs and spikes are slightly scratched from use. Always in a smoke-free environment. Stored in heated, controlled environment for the last year.
These are truly flagship level speakers that represent the state of KEF art in a no-compromise point-source design. Full range, easy to drive, fun to listen to speakers. John Atkinson nailed it in his Stereophile review of the Blade 2s when he said they were speakers he could easily live with for the rest of his life.
Here are my impressions:
"The Blade 2 have all the tonal richness and texture of the KEF 207/2 but sounding as if someone turned the clarity, transparency and imaging knobs to 11. The realism knob, too. It is spooky how musicians and especially vocalists just appear in my living room, with all the presence and weight and tonal saturation of the real thing. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve had a startle-reflex and opened my eyes quickly to see who just entered the room — they are that realistic and uncolored.
"And, my goodness, these puppies are quick! Percussive transients have all the snap and pop and super-fast rise time of the real thing. A rim shot on a snare drum or a hand-clap or wood blocks all have that essential character of square-wave-like rise, and then an equally fast settle that gets the silence between notes so right, and so compelling."
All original boxes and packing, all accessories and literature are included.
3% PayPal fee. Buyer responsible for all shipping fees and insurance if desired. These are large but not heavy speakers that could go FEDEX, UPS or USPS Oversize, or truck freight. Will coordinate with buyer to arrange shipping after sale.
Speakers will ship as soon as payment clears.
Low-ball offers will be politely declined.
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