Location: Perth WA
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: Raising funds for other projects
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash
For sale is a set of classic Gale 401A chrome end speakers.
I purchased these in super rare original condition and restored them in accordance with the factory specifications.
At considerable expense I employed a well regarded speaker technician in Perth to replace the surrounds on all the drivers. The crossovers have new sealed attenuators so no more airborne corrosion, and some of the capacitors (caps) were replaced where required with audio quality high grade caps (to factory spec). I have the paperwork to substantiate the work was carried out on 24/02/2011.
As I mentioned these were in original condition and had been well looked after - nobody had tampered with them. The crossovers were also in excellent condition with what appears no issues of overloading them with under powered amplifiers!!
I am driving these effortlessly with my little 80wpc Accuphase amplifier.
I have attached plenty of pic's for a full disclosure, with more pic's to come.
The only thing I didn't do was have the caps re chromed, which I seriously considered but I have spent too much on them already. The chrome ends do not have any rust or dents. They do have some scratches and some of the chrome has peeled off the bottom edge. They still present very well.
Sound wise these are very open sounding, very detailed and resolute without any fatigue and with the famous Gale weighty mid-range. Bottom end is tight, controlled and plentiful. They are very lively and will play many styles of music very well.
These have been restored carefully and properly, and will give many years of service.
I'm selling these because I want the money for other projects.
Prefer local pickup due to the size and weight.
Edited by flemo, 05 May 2011 - 06:34 PM.