For sale are my Gloss Black Morel Octave Signature bookshelf speakers, with factory Morel stands.
They match up very well with British electronics (I have been using them with Naim) as they excel at that classic British sound: pace, rhythm, and timing. They work best in a small-to-medium room, although I have heard them in a larger (17' x 25') room at CES, firing long-ways down the room, and they were absolutely impressive. If properly set up, they are capable of bass extension that will surprise you, as well as fantastic imaging. And the tweeter is a thing of beauty.
Basically these speakers are highly underrated and I think a bit overlooked in our overcrowded American speaker market. It's too bad as I believe Morel make some great products. Anyway, if you're looking for a speaker that makes you tap your toes, well-balanced, with a sweet but not overly strident top end, and especially if you own Naim or another British electronics brand, these are certainly worth a listen.
I gave them a 7/10 for condition, not because they are scratched (the gloss black finish is perfect), but because the one flaw in the design, the plastic cover over the tweeters, is prone to damage, and I managed to do just that. It's not at all apparent unless you look closely (picture is included). There are three curved plastic bars that go across the tweeter, and somehow I managed to snap one side of the middle one on both speakers. They are still attached at the other end and as I said, when you're sitting six feet away listening you can't even tell, it's only when you get close and look that you can see the break. Otherwise the speakers and stands are in great shape, no scratches or dings. The stands, by the way, are the factory Morel stands, made specifically for this speaker. There are also subwoofer bases available for them that you can purchase separately if you wanted to turn them into true full-range floorstanders.
Serial numbers are 02011/02012. Impedance is 6 Ohm, single-wired. I've owned them for 2 years and am the original owner.