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$4,000 Silverline Sonatina II Speakers in Exquisite Rosewood
This listing is for a gorgeous pair of Silverline
Sonatina II's in Rosewood Finish. They feature a book matched rosewood veneer with extraordinary figure. Designed and built by award winning speaker designer Alan Yun. I have many of Alan's speakers, including a complete home theater setup featuring a pair of Sonatas in front, Sonatinas in back, and a Center Stage in front. I bought these Sonatina II's for my office and they sound incredible. These are the 4 way design while the original Sonatinas were 3 way, and these sound sweet. I actually prefer these Sonatina II's to the original Sonatinas, and I was going to sell those instead. However, my wife likes the way I have all matching speakers in there now, and the veneer on these Sonatina II's is much darker rosewood (and I think much more beautiful) but they really don't match the others. I barely use them in my office system, so here is your chance to make them your own.
The Sonatas are my favorite speaker that I have owned, beating out some high end Avalons, B&W's, KEF's, ACI, etc. But they are too big even for my 14 X 30 room and you just need a massive room for them. The Sonatinas can fill a big room or a smaller one like my office. They sound great with solid state amps and are very tube friendly and many people use them with Single Ended Triode (SET) amps to great effect. Of all the audio gear I own (and it is a lot!), I love my Silverline speakers the most.
These have some minor cosmetic flaws and for that reason I will price them below their book value and also less than any of the other ones I have seen on Audiogon! They still look terrific as you can see from the photos. However, they do have one banged up corner, one missing grill tab which does not hinder it's ability to stay put, a few veneer bulges and scratches. I rated them 7/10 on the Audiogon scale which I hope is correct, but please see the detailed photos below which show every side of the speakers and check to see if they look good to you and then rate them yourself accordingly.
They sound wonderful and when I had a friend who is a furniture maker come look to see if he could fix the little flaws, he laughed, saying that they were beautiful and said that he could fix the scratches (see below) with a magic marker (I didn't because I did not want to conceal anything). The other flaws consist mainly of tiny spots where the veneer bulges out a little bit, see below for pictures of a couple of these spots. They are very hard to see and harder to photograph. Alan, the designer, said he would try to fix them but I did not think it was worth it for the shipping. The original boxes are the newer ones with the high density foam which is much better than the old ones.
These were $4,000 new and the cheapest pair of Sonatina II's on Audiogon that I have seen was $1,850 (and those came with no boxes), with some as high as $3,200. I charge no fees for Paypal, and I usually ship the next day. Here is your chance to have these wonderful speakers for just $1,750.
I will ship via your choice of UPS or FedEx service at actual cost. The shipping weight I listed is just an estimate, I have not weighed them in the boxes. I do not charge any annoying fees for using Paypal, so you can use a credit card through Paypal for the utmost in safety with no fee. They will be very carefully packed. Check my feedback. I am an audiophile who really cares for my gear and I will get these to you with care also.
As Audiogon's formating has changed, we are doing our best to adapt. We hope that the pictures we are able to provide you are suited for your decision making purposes. Thank you for visiting our listing and please contact us if we may be of further service.
All photos are of the actual item.
Here are the few blems we have found on Speaker A.
Overall and from listening range, they are beautiful and sound great.
Here are the few blems we have found on Speaker B.
While we have done our best to show you the flaws that these speakers do have, the good news is that you wouldn't be listening so close to notice these flaws and the dinged corner is a rear corner. AND,
truly, they sound great and really are beautiful!
Here is the shipping info for the
$4,000 Silverline Sonatina II Speakers in Exquisite Rosewood
Weight: 2 Boxes at 65 lbs Each
Size: 2 Boxes at 44 x 17 x 14 Each
Origin: We ship from Gila, NM 88038 / USA
In order to provide a higher level of service to our clients worldwide, we have begun the transition to FedEx Express and FedEx Ground for both domestic and international shipping. Our experience is that with the fragile and high value electronics that we offer, FedEx has proven safer, more reliable and more convenient.
As shipping is very competitive and shipping options are very similar, our concern in changing had less to do with shipping costs and more to do with quality of service.
Also note that in some areas, FedEx Ground packages are delivered by FedEx Home Delivery service which works Tuesday through Saturday instead of Monday through Friday. In some cases this will mean that a package that otherwise would have come on a Monday will come on a Saturday or a Tuesday instead. Most people find this convenient, but if you do not then you can request another service instead. Commercial deliveries are always Monday-Friday.
We often pack your shipment within minutes of receiving payment, please make any special shipping request immediately after you send payment.
We will continue to offer US Post Office Express Mail International. The reason we cannot offer US Post Office Priority Mail International is because there is no online tracking possible with that service and PayPal requires that the shipping services we offer allow online tracking.
And finally, FedEx requires a phone number for the destination. Please provide your phone number in the comments section when you make you payment via PayPal.
Thank you for your interest and if you buy these may you enjoy them greatly!
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Please check our perfect feedback from years of trading on Audiogon and buy with confidence. We have sold gear all over the world, to every continent except Antarctica and hopefully one of those scientists there will order from us soon!
We offer professional packing, prompt shipping with tracking info sent to you and a high level of customer service and support. We provide guaranteed quality and service for just a bit more money and we think we are the perfect service for the customer who wants great savings but does not have time for all the hassle of putting together a system with pieces obtained from many different sellers. We offer one stop shopping for all your high-end needs.
We accept Paypal and Credit Cards directly from customers in the US and Canada. Outside the US and Canada, we accept payment by Paypal or Wire Transfer only unless a prior arrangement is made. If you want to pay by other means and you are not in the US or Canada, please call or email us first for approval. If you have a high positive feedback score, it should be fine. We will also accept escrow if the buyer pays the fee. We do not charge any annoying fees for using Paypal or your credit card.
Thanks again for your interest and please do feel free to call us days or evenings - we are on Mountain Time in New Mexico - at 575.535.2281. We'll be happy to discuss the shipping details or anything regarding your home cinema needs.
My name is Stef Fuegi and my business, High End Zone, is a
full service audio and home theater dealer offering superb gear
at substantial discounts. That's my demo theater above, loaded with
the gear that I love and the same gear that we love to sell, Runco, Revel,
JL Audio, McIntosh, Anthem, Lexicon and more.
And that's me there, sitting at my desk and doing what I love: Listening to
good music, talking to clients around the world by email, and helping people
get the most joy out of the time and money they invest in their high-end
audio and theater hobbies. That's what it's about for me. If you're a successful
individual, you and your family should be able to enjoy beautiful music
and video in your home affordably, and the buying process should be fun,
not a chore. We're dedicated to that and I hope we get the chance to sell you
something that you and your family can enjoy together for a long time in
good health, just as my family and I enjoy our several high-end audio and
The Fine Print:
Our items are guaranteed to work properly and be in the condition we describe.
If we make a mistake, if an item does not work properly, or if the item description
is inaccurate, we'll offer you a full and prompt refund or exchange
and issue return shipping labels at our expense.
Returns due to reasons other than some deficiency on our part are
subject to a 20% restocking fee. This includes sales where the buyer
"changes his mind" , where his wife beats him over the head for
spending too much money, where some unforeseen crisis, financial or otherwise,
strikes the buyer, his family, his friends/business/job/pets/favorite sports team/etc.
or any other reason that the buyer may seek to cancel the sale or return
the item for some reason other than a mistake or discrepancy on High End Zone's
part. And this includes cases where the buyer changes his mind and wants
to cancel the sale before he even receives the item, possibly before we
even ship it. We are a small company and the moment a buyer commits to purchase
one of our items we are redeploying our capital to get other items for
our customers to buy. If you decide 2 hours after you buy something that
you don't want it anymore, chances are we've already spent the money to restock.
So the restocking fee absolutely applies in all cases of buyers changing their minds,
wanting to cancel a sale after it is agreed or return an item for any reason
other than High End Zone providing a flawed or incorrect item.
We can sometimes make an exception if you change your mind in order to buy
something else that we can sell you, generally a higher model. For example,
If you make a deal to buy a JL f113 from us and then you decide that what you
REALLY want is a Gotham g213, then we can probably work it out to make that
switch for you without a restocking fee. That said, please don't buy if you're
not sure that you want the item you are buying. If you need to check with your
wife, your broker, your business partner, your kids, or the Supreme Court
before you buy, please do that. High End Zone cannot be held responsible for
any case of wives beating their husbands for spending too much money on good gear.
Please check your purchases promptly upon arrival. A client
purchased speakers from us and didn't open them for 6 months, then found that
some parts were missing. We are doing our best to get those parts for him
at no charge from the manufacturer but it would have been a LOT easier if
he'd examined them upon receipt. In general, our policy is that any flaw,
damage, missing item, incorrect item, etc. must be reported to
High End Zone by email no later than 3 days (72 hours) after that
item is delivered. If you are not able to check the item yourself in
that time frame, please make the necessary arrangements to have someone else
make such a check for you in your absence.
High End Zone is a full service home theater dealer located in Southwest New Mexico. While we are well established as the premier dealer in our small town market, we also serve many clients who have multiple homes or live in far-flung places. The world is increasingly a small place and I delight in talking with and serving clients from all continents and many countries of the world. Depending on your needs we are happy to just sell you gear (note some manufacturers may prohibit us from sending gear to certain places) or we can provide a full service experience including system design, acoustic design and construction, installation, programming, and more. We've done work for very high profile clients with multiple homes and we are also proud to serve many hobbyists who enjoy this hobby on a modest budget. No matter your budget, we'll strive to provide the products you want at a price that is fair with top shelf service.
Some of the many lines we sell include, but are not limited to:
Daniel Hertz (ultimate audio creations of Mr. Mark Levinson)
Extreme Media Servers
PHC (Pofessional Home Cinema)
Stewart Film Screens
*List includes lines we are factory direct with as well as lines we get through distribution or through our extensive dealer network. Most customers don't care whether we are factory direct if we provide authentic product and great service at a fair price, but if you care about this or any other issue, please ask us.
Unlike most shops that sell a very small number of lines that they are authorized for and will always try and talk customers in to buying just those few lines, we are willing to sell you virtually any line that you want. Obviously we make a lower profit if we have to get it from another dealer, but our goal is to provide you, the customer, with one stop shopping and top notch service. It's more like the business model of Amazon than the old school brick and mortar stores. We want the customer's business and we will try and earn it by providing competitive pricing and top notch service for you on whatever brands you want. Of course if you are not sure what brands are best for your needs and want us to provide expert analysis of what gear represents the best value for your dollar, we are more than happy to provide that too. We spend a great deal of time and money listening to and viewing a wide range of audio and video systems, as well as bringing in gear for long-term testing in our facilities. Most of the salesmen you might deal with in a home theater store do NOT have a high-end audio video system in their homes. I have 4 such systems, including Runcos in every nook and cranny, and I live with this stuff daily. So I truly know what works well and what is worth spending money on and what is not. And even if I used something for years and loved it, when I hear something better, that is a better value, I switch immediately. My main loyalty is to the customer and your satisfaction--I want you to buy not just one thing from us, but all your gear, for life, and to recommend us to your friends and family. To that end, I will strive to give you the best and most honest advice, fair prices and great service. And I'll try to get you any brand you want, ultimately your system needs to satisfy you, not me.
Our clients certainly enjoy their home theaters. We do as well and hope you'll also take pleasure and be inspired by the variety of these beautiful installations.
A picture is certainly worth a thousand words but some aspects of making an informed choice in a home theater system are worth a little extra effort.
We invite you to contact the High End Zone for help in making your choices.