I purchased these Zu Essence speakers brand-new, and took delivery of them in early 2011. Color is "Cosmic Latte." They are approximately one year old, and look practically brand new. There is one small scratch/scuff on the top of one speaker, which I have photographed. I cannot find any other noteworthy blemishes. Being that these speakers are only one year old and have been moved just once, their overall physical condition should satisfy the most discerning purchaser of used audio gear.
Speakers function perfectly. I will ship them in their original boxes (used only once when Zu shipped them directly to me), which are in excellent shape. I still have the plastic driver covers and tape to protect both drivers and ribbon tweeters during shipping.
I also have the original driver grills…but like most people, I prefer to have the drivers "naked."
I will include the original manual, feet, cleaning cloth, and other misc. items that Zu included with the speakers.
Paired the Essence with a Zu Method subwoofer, which is also listed for sale in a separate advertisement.