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Item: Hales Signature II Speakers with external sand filled, cast alloy crossovers.
Location: Gosford NSW 
Price: $2350.00 (may look at partial trades for 4m length high quality speaker cable)
Item Condition: Need Work
Reason for selling: Too many speakers
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal buyer pays fees, COD Only
Extra Info: these are simply massive speakers. Each speaker weighs over 80kg and each crossover weighs more than 10kg. The front baffle alone is 4 inches thick. Drivers are 2 X Dynaudio 7" and 1 X MB Quart Tweeter. All drivers work and sound correctly, however the tweeters have had their domes pushed in and out again, as you can see from the pics. Plus one tweeter has no spider cover. Both tweeters are the same model though and this model is still available used online. All the Dynaudio drivers are in excellent condition. The crossovers and speakers utilise 8 of the famous solid copper billet "Edison-Price Music Post" binding posts each, which fetch good money on their own ($100 a pair!) Crossovers are cast alloy and filled with sand, hence the weight. Wiring is by Cardas I believe, both internally and between the crossovers and speaker. Cabinets are showing signs of use as seen in the pics, although they look great as they are. One cabinet is missing some veneer from the front as seen.

 

A brief description of my impressions of their sound would be: Fast, tight and dynamic. Bass does not go deep, but what's there is very accurate. Imaging is excellent. Midrange very accurate and clear with excellent tone. Highs are neutral and transparent, but personally, I would add a super tweeter. With this addition and matched with a good subwoofer, they would be very hard to beat.

 

These were an expensive speaker in their day at USD$4850.00 in 1991 and were compared very favourably with the legendary B&W 801.

 

Here is a link to the Stereophile review

http://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/791hales/index.html#Ss6KOlKh5Aq7mY8b.97

 

These will have to be pickup only I'm afraid, although I can get them to a Pack & Send Store nearby.
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None of your photos are loading up mate.

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11 minutes ago, DEANO23 said:

None of your photos are loading up mate.

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Photos look fine

as do the speakers !

 

glwts

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5 hours ago, DEANO23 said:

None of your photos are loading up mate.

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Might be something at your end mate ? 

 

They look OK from here.

 

cheers

 

'Nutz

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These got raves in magazines and were the preferred speakers of some famous reviewers for years.  They were also in the top echelon of speakers on Streophiles Recommended Components.

 

They should be fantastic. 

 

GLWTS

 

LPG

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Photos look fine
as do the speakers !
 
glwts

Must be my stupid Samsung pad. Lol.

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Curiously, if I want to use these as main for both music and movies, what kind of speakers should I use for rear / center / sub please?

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