Product: Merlin VSM/M Floorstanding Speakers; Studio Black Pair w/ B-BAM Module
Product SKU: 35852
Serial Number: 3259, 3260
Cosmetic Description: 7/10 Good cosmetic condition with some minor visible cosmetic wear including a couple of small nicks on the right side and an area of light wear at the bottom front left corner of one speaker, and broken attachment posts on one of the grills. This grill does not mount on the speaker, but is included. This item shows some wear consistent with its age but is still presentable and sounds wonderful.
What is Included: Pair of speakers, BAM module, RC networks, Jumpers, Spikes, Manual, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
# of Owners: 2
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: New Scanspeak 18W/8545 woofers installed 2020. The B-BAM module batteries have been replaced, and test strong at 40 volts (+20 and -20 at the switch).
Other Notes: "The Merlin VSM-M is used in recording studios as both a nearfield and a mixing monitor. It is used by reviewers to examine systems and their interactions. More importantly, it is also enjoyed by music lovers to relax, to engage the soul, and to learn. Sure, there are better loudspeakers out there. But they're not dynamic two-ways. And regardless of driver configuration they are not cheaper than the Merlin VSM-M. This does not mean the VSM-M is the "perfect" loudspeaker. Like all audio gear, it has limits. If you need to complete the bottom octave, the VSM-M is not for you. If you have a very large room and listen at above average levels, in all likelihood they will not work for you. And if you use an amplifier that puts out less than three watts, they might not work for you, though this is not set in stone as most any amplifier can drive the VSM-M, so room size and desired SPL is the limit here, not the loudspeaker per se. That is about the extent of the limits of the VSM-M.
In parting, Mr. Einstein and I share one more thing -- or rather Albert and the VSM-M share something. Einstein said, "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted". The Merlin VSM-M has many things that can be counted and that count. It has a very flat frequency response over its range. It is moderately efficient and quite easy to drive. And it plays the audiogeek games of imaging, staging and inner resolution with consummate skill. But its most significant aspect simply cannot be counted. It is musical soul. And the completeness of that soul takes it from an excellent loudspeaker into the realm of the truly special." - Enjoy The Music
Reviews: Enjoy The Music
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