Quad 988 speakers with black cloth covering. Serial numbers 9880051 and 9880052. I am not the original owner. Purchased from Audiogon member in March 2009. Estimated manufacturing date of speakers is late 2003, early 2004. QS&D replaced a middle panel on serial number 9880052 in August 2005. Main transformer in serial number 9880051 was replaced in December 2009. Speakers have worked perfectly since transformer replacement except for serial number 9880051, which has a low level rustling sound on charge-up after it has been unplugged for several days. This sound disappears after about 1 minute of charge-up and is completely quiet afterwards. Dust covers have been recently inspected and tightened. One dust cover has a 1/8” diameter hole at bottom of panel from a previous owner. Speakers have never been driven hard in the time period that I have owned them. They look and sound as new. I have decided to go with smaller speakers.
Carton dimensions are 43” wide x 33” tall x 17” deep. Estimated weight for each speaker including carton is 60 lbs. Will be shipped from 28732. Buyer pays shipping. I will pay for insurance.