These Magnepans are quite unique in that they were designed to be bi-amped and come with a custom Audio Research EC22 electronic crossover. The internal passive crossovers have been upgraded, and the frames are not only gorgeous, but are a serious improvement over the originals as they will not flex. These massive frames are built of solid curly maple with solid Macassar ebony details. The 20.0 is the same frame size as the current 20.7 so one could always upgrade later by changing out the panels... though these are quite spectacular just as they are. The ribbon tweeters have been recently replaced and the system is in perfect sonic condition. I have rated it as a 6 as there are numerous scratches on the rear of the bases... it is not visible from the front and because the grain is so highly figured it is even hard to see from the rear unless the light catches it just right... I have a picture that focuses on this issue. I am sure they could be sanded out and refinished, but that will be up to you... the scratches are really just not that noticeable.
We would prefer a local pick up, but we can work with a crating company if you wish to ship these.