Troels GravesenCNO-25-mkII Floorstanding SpeakersusedTroels Gravesen CNO-25-mkII Floorstanding Speakers; Natural Birch / Grey Pair (34023)Product: Troels Gravesen CNO-25-mkII Floorstanding Speakers; Natural Birch / Grey PairProduct SKU: 34023Cosmetic Description: 7/10 Good cosmetic condition with some minor visible cosmetic wear incl...2554.00

Troels Gravesen CNO-25-mkII Floorstanding Speakers; Natural Birch / Grey Pair (34023) [Expired]

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Product: Troels Gravesen CNO-25-mkII Floorstanding Speakers; Natural Birch / Grey Pair

Product SKU: 34023

Cosmetic Description: 7/10 Good cosmetic condition with some minor visible cosmetic wear including some light wear on the top edge of the front of both speakers. Both tweeter domes show very slight wrinkling or dimpling as well. This item has some very light wear but still presents like new from your listening position.

What is Included: Pair of speakers, Feet

Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.

Age: 1 year

# of Owners: 1

Tobacco Exposure: No

Service History: None

MSRP: $4000

Other Notes: These are a DIY kit design offered by notable online DIY audiophile Troels Gravesen. This pair was built by Troels, and features the same crossover components described on his website.

"The CNO-25-mkII is not a speaker particularly demanding on source material. I hate to say they're forgiving, because forgiving is often associated with lack of detail and transparency. These W18NX drivers are in no way short of detail and transparency but the intrinsic smooth response - as for the Ellipticors - pays off in an ear-friendly overall presentation. If they turn edgy, we haven't done our crossover work properly - or we play too loud.
Adding to the positive is the 1st order filters, for the mid-bass drivers well beyond point of crossover and for the tweeter down to point of crossover, where it starts descending 2. order, but with an overall proper phase integration given the stepped baffle and time-alignment.

The CNO-25-mkII presents a more powerful bass compared to the CNO-mkIII. Two mid-bass drivers can obviously move more air compared to a single driver and although it doesn't go deeper - on paper - it feels so. And the increased sensitivity is felt too. My 32 wpc EAR-861 has no trouble running these 90 dB speakers higher than they should from their 4 Ohms tabs.
Oh, and I had forgotten what a phenomenal tweeter this Crescendo T29CF002 is. One of the true high-end tweeters. On top of all this, these EXCEL drivers come with an impeccable finish. Lovely pieces of engineering.
BTW: I have two 18WNX001 drivers some ten years old and I was pleased to find that they performed exactly the same as the new ones supplied by SEAS. And this goes for the W12CY003 as well, meant for the coming CNO-3-way. We pay for this consistency in production - and it's worth while."

Product Specifications

Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $179- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $750 will require a signature upon delivery.


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