You may never have hear of Mile Nestorovic, but he was an engineer for McIntosh who had a genius for loudspeaker design. His speakers are very highly regarded and collected by hi-end audio lovers. There just aren't that many of these made since they were all created by hand. And they are difficult to find for sale.
Honestly, I'd never heard of these until this pair came in on trade. I spent some time listening the them and I'd have to describe them as a classic Acoustic Research sound with a lot of detail and refinement. They play full range with a strong, goose-bump inducing mid-range, due to the large dome mid. These are rarely found in speakers under $10K.
At first I was impressed at how well they conveyed that dynamics of 70's rock music, but then realized they do a lot very well and could just as easily be very enjoyable with classical and acoustic music since they have a ton of detail.
If you're looking to explore a very interesting speaker that's a bit of a rare gem, you'll want to pick these up.
Overall the drivers, grills and cabinets are solid and clean with no damage other than a single small chip at the back edge of one speaker. Its looks like someone caught the veneer with a fingernail. Each driver is in very good condition and they all play clean and clear with no issues.
The 5AS is one of his best designs and these are the 4th version with some nice refinements.
- TWEETER - Leaf Diaphram with Magnet Ferrite
- MIDRANGE - 2.5" Soft dome
- MID-WOOFER - 8", Thick Low Density Cellulose Material Saturated with Proprietary Polymer Compound
- WOOFER - 10" Thick Low Density Cellulose Material Saturated with Proprietary Polymer Compound
- CROSSOVER - Modified 18dB/octave M Type
- IMPEDANCE - Nominal 8 ohms, Minimum 4 ohms
- POWER RATING - Up to 350W
- SENSITIVITY - 91bB
- DIMENSIONS (H x L x W) - 41" x 15" x 14"
- WEIGHT (ea) - 85 lbs
CONDITION - Very Good. Non-smoker owned. Grills and drivers are near excellent.
SHIPPING - We ship worldwide with UPS, Fed-Ex and various truck freight lines. All items are packed and padded with care if the original packaging is deemed insufficient. We know how exciting it is to anticipate the arrival of new gear and we want your item to arrive in the same condition it left our facility.
TAX - 6.5% if picked up in our store or shipped to a FL address. 0% if shipped outside Florida.
ABOUT US - Salon One Audio is a small town, hi-end audio store dedicated to a great customer experience. We've been selling new, pre-owned and demo audio gear since 1986. We'll treat you right weather its a new purchase, trade-in, upgrade or you just need some expert advice. We offer excellent trade-in values and package discounts. We are also authorized distributors for most lines we carry.
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