I am selling my rare pair of TDL Studio 3 transmission-line speakers that sound absolutely incredible! They are my “daily-drivers” that have always performed well above expectations. The cabinets have numerous scratches and smudges in the real wood veneer, but nothing too bad that you could not proudly use these in your main family room!
Notice the serial numbers: 8800I3 and 8800I5….knowing how manufacturers come up with serial numbers, I believe these are the 3rd and 5th made by TDL. I know they did NOT make 88000 or even 8800 of these speakers. They have Magnesium dome tweeters. Note one tweeter looks dented, this is not the case, it does have discoloration for unknown reasons, but is not dented in.
The dual woofers are the same, with one treated for lower frequencies than the other to produce even lower bass…bass that is truly amazing! I am hearing bass notes on “Come Together” by The Beatles that I never heard before…and the bass is pure, not muddled or boomy.
There are a couple reasons for their rarity…TDL is a UK company and they didn’t ship many of their larger speakers to the US, another is the aforementioned tweeters and serial numbers…lastly is their cost, from what I was told by the original owner, he paid over $4000 for these heavy speakers many years ago. I have owned them for about 6 months now and they are my main speakers. I drive them with a Sony TA-N55ES power amp (Not included) and use either a minidisc or CD player as my source. The original owner also told me the jumper wires used on the input terminals are worth over $100 on their own...I cannot remember what they are called but will find out!
Now let’s talk shipping! They are very heavy! I’m guessing 90 pounds or so packed, for each speaker! I do not know the exact size of the boxes, so I am going to guess at the cost and use that as a flat-rate. (I will use FedEx) All I ask is that if actual shipping cost is over my guesstimate that you will reimburse me for the difference. If actual shipping is less, I will refund the difference. I have a 10-day shipping window on these as I will need to build custom boxes or crates to ship these.
I have not posted on Audiogon in quite some time, but I am an established eBay seller, caseyscloset07 with over 1000 positive feedbacks at 100%!