Item: SONIQUE 5.5SE speakers
Location: Perth 6034
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: I am trying out bookshelves and Sub
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
I have used these speakers for two years and they remain in excellent condition.
Floor spikes and original plus upgraded Binding post connectors are included.
Manufacturers description below followed by previous owner - SNA member Mirvpet's modification description and wonderful photos.
The Sonique 5.5SE is a Special Edition loudspeaker that reflects Sonique Audio's commitment to build high performance accurate loudspeakers that represent unprecedented value for money.
The standard Sonique 5.5 is in itself a remarkably successful loudspeaker that was the winner of the 1996/97 "Sound & Image Award" for Loudspeaker of The Year.
For some manufacturers, awards like this means the end to engineering and refinement of a product, but at Sonique our engineers saw a challenge to improve the Sonique 5.5, this has led to this Special Edition.
The resultant Sonique 5.5SE redefines many of the limits for such a product. In fact, the New Sonique 5.5SE has already won accolades from the HI-FI industry, winning the 1998 AVL Best Buy Award.
SPECIAL WIRING: No compromises was the demand, so Sonique designers incorporated special wiring throughout, to minimise its possible effect, and maximise performance.
CABINET CONSTRUCTION: Our designers went back to the drawing board (CAD System), and the New Sonique 5.5SE cabinet was developed. Additional features include finely finished cabinets with exposed timber fronts. Further refinement includes new flush fitting integrated grilles.
LEAD LINING: The New Sonique 5.5SE is exactly that, a Special Edition. To reproduce music from a loudspeaker the way it is meant to be heard requires an inert cabinet that doesn't contribute sound of its own. To do this, the New Sonique 5.5SE is fabricated from MDF up to 43mm thick, internally braced and Lead Lined to produce a very rigid and inert cabinet.
CABINET DESIGN: Sophisticated designs such as the Sonique 5.5 requires precise internal proportions and volume. The New Sonique 5.5SE has been modified for improved performance by increasing the width and height, but still incorporating a minimised baffle design to avoid unwanted reflected sound. This modified cabinet has also permitted a mineral filled base cavity to be incorporated for further rigidity, stability and improved sonic performance.
CAST SPIKES: The New Sonique 5.5SE is supplied as standard with adjustable cast spikes, and protective bases to locate the speaker exactly without damaging any floor surface. These spikes further isolate the Sonique 5.5SE from the room and environment to further improve performance.
CROSS OVERS: All Sonique loudspeakers incorporate high quality components throughout. The New Sonique 5.5SE is given even more attention, by utilising the best of the components available. Providing exactly matched pairs of loudspeakers to provide precise musical reproduction.
INTERNAL DAMPING: Sonique's uniquely designed Acoustic Pyramid Foam is used exclusively in the Sonique 5.5SE, to stop internal reflections, that ensures this is a truly high performance loudspeaker system.
Frequency Response: 46Hz-20kHz
Impedance: 6 Ohms
Rec. Amplifier: 20-250watts
Weight: 24kg each
Dimensions (cm): 97Hx19.2Wx27D
I have also upgraded the crossovers in these speakers, replacing the standard Solen capacitors with the much better Mundorf MCap capacitors. The tweeters have been upgraded also to electrically equivalent but sonically much better SEAS Prestige 27TDFC tweeters. The original Vifa D27TG tweeters are also included.