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Sota Panorama in Dark Cherry. I purchased the Sota's about 3 years ago to go with JBL L250's that will be for sale soon. Of similar shape and cabinet design. I had to refinish them to match the custom finish on the JBL's. I also made new foam grills for them. I have been proudly featured twice here on Audiogon for some extreme restorations of vintage gear I did in the past.
Only selling all of these because we put on a new addition and these will not be part of the plan in the new room. I hate to see them sit unused for most of the time and let someone else enjoy these gorgeous sounding and looking speakers.
These are incredible speakers for bookshelf size. They can hold their own with any $3,000 bookshelf out there today. They portray a very large sound stage and can reach very high volumes without breakup. Imaging is fantastic and they have a very nice midrange and very tight bass. Kevlar drivers and solid cabinet construction. The speakers weigh in at 35lbs each. They were manufactured briefly by the famous Sota turntable company.
I also had custom 36" tall solid Oak stands made for these. They are Satin and gloss black with rear wire management. They could be shortened to fit your needs. I had them as surrounds and needed a taller stand to carry over the sectional.
These will be shipped in 3 boxes. 2 for the speakers with stand tops and bottoms and one for the stand uprights.
Description: Two-way, stand-mounted loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" concave-dome tweeter; 7" woofer. Frequency response: 45Hz–22kHz ±3dB. Sensitivity: 87dB/W/m. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms (6 ohms min.). Amplifier requirements: 25W minimum. Power handling: 150W.
Dimensions: 16.5" H by 12" W by 11.5" D. Weight: 35 lbs each.
Price: $1595/pair in oak ($1795 in Black, $1895 in Ebony, Cocobola, and Brazilian Rosewood) (1990); no longer available (2015). Dedicated Sound Anchor stands: $350/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 50.
Manufacturer: SOTA Industries, Berkeley, CA 94707 (1990). SOTA Sales and Service Center, 10830 S. Nagle, PO Box 247, Worth, IL 60482. Tel: (608) 538-3500. Fax: (608) 538-3502 (2008). Web: www.sotaturntables.com.