A gorgeous pair of stereo speakers in automotive silver. Their design objectives were versatility and high performance so no grilles were offered. Their versatility comes from having a 300-watt powered woofer built in, so the unique mid and high frequency drivers can be separately driven either with SET low or high-powered, solid-state or tube amplifiers, and there are adjustments in the rear to optimize for placement effects. Their high-performance comes from covering the full frequency range, proprietary-modified accurate & transparent drivers, with very fast, life-like dynamics. This speaker received rave reviews and offered Single-ended amplifier devotees an alternative to horn-loaded speakers without their colorations and other problems. Von Schweikert’s speaker and driver designs have always been well reviewed by critics.
These speakers rarely appear for sale on Audiogon, and this pair is in very fine cosmetic and operating condition. They were hard to photograph because they reflect other things in the room so view the photos carefully. Also, I’ve never had any operational problem with them. Comparable speakers manufactured today would probably retail for around $30K. They sound very convincing on all genres of music and as main channels in a home theater system. I'm tempted to rate these 9/10 since I can't see any cosmetic flawsb but will conservatively rate them 8/10 instead.
I will split their shipment cost in CONUS if the buyer makes arrangements. Note how each speaker is cradled like an egg in a coffin-like, well padded, almost-molded manufacturer’s box. Thus, they should suffer no shipping damage.