I have been a Spendor devotee since 1980 and have owned every model of the Classic series. IMHO, these SP1/2Rs are the very best of the bunch -- even surpassing the SP100s and nudging out the previous generation SP1/2E.
These are pristine and have been driven with Cary tubes their entire life in a smoke-free dedicated small listening room. My only reason for selling is that I want to go with a smaller monitor in this 9x11 room. I would consider a trade plus cash for the following speakers only: Spendor SA1, Spendor SP3/1P, Spendor SP3/5, Tyler Reference Monitor, or possibly the Harbeth P3ESR.
Before buying these, I A/B'd them extensively in my listening room next to my SP1/2Es and felt this next generation indeed is an improvement on what is arguably one of the greatest monitors ever made. Search out the old TAS review for further reading. I have not heard the new "R2" version, so I cannot comment on them.
Included in the sale are the dedicated top-of-the-line four post Sound Anchor stands ($675). I have the original crates for the speakers naturally. The monstrously heavy stands would be packed well in sturdy new boxes by my UPS professional.
The current list price on the speakers alone is $6,795. As I would be more than happy to keep them, low ball offers will be politely ignored.
Buyer will pay actual shipping costs. PayPal is fine with the 3%, as is a personal check. Discount for local pick-up. Lower 48 shipping only, sorry.
If you are a serious potential buyer, I will provide my phone number for a proper conversation if you wish.