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VAF i93 MK2’s – 1 pair + Center speaker


Location: Coffs Harbour
Price: $6800
Item Condition: good
Reason for selling: downsized
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
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I bought these Vafs as original MK 1’s from Simon Wilde at the Vaf factory around 10 years ago.

I had them custom made with cedar veneer on the sides and camphor veneer on the tops.

The price was $15 938 for the 3 which was the same or at least very close to if I had them done in the Piano Palisander which was available at the time.

These were one of the last of the original MK 1’s to roll out of the factory.

I sent them back after a few months and had them upgraded to the MK2’s which cost around an extra $3000 for memory although I’m not 100% sure of the exact upgrade cost.

They have been my main and faithful speakers in my child and smoke free living room/HT/2 channel listening room since then giving me many years of happy listening. I’ve used various valve amps over the years and a solid state amp all with success.

I have now downsized so these speakers need to be re-homed.  

They are huge and very heavy. I have the original crates for shipping but a truck with a handheld lifting jack on wheels will be needed to get these babies into it. I’m guessing each speaker would weigh somewhere around the 35 - 40kg mark and add a bit more for the crates, which could later always be used as excellent coffins alternatives if required.

2 able bodied men at each end can lift and carry the speakers and I’ve carried them up and down my stairs more than once with the help of a fit mate or neighbor but those days are gone now for me. I’m getting too old for that. Photos are recent ones of them in a downstairs spare room.

Sale includes 3 extra/spare mint tweeters worth a few hundred each. The tweeters in the speakers atm have little black dots on them. I’m unsure what these dots are or how long they have been there. My first thought was it was unlikely to be mildew as the 3 speakers for their life have been used in my upstairs living room which is well ventilated, on top of a hill with no history of damp or mildew issues. But we do get a lot of rain in Coffs and its sub-tropical so who knows.

I bought the 3 mint tweeters to eventually replace them with if needed, but the sound was perfectly fine and seemingly unaffected so it just hasn't happened and quite possibly doesn't need to happen, but it is an option that providing the 3 spare tweeters provides for the next owner. It’s a relatively simple process of removing the front felt to access the tweeter screws from what I can gather. Simon Wilde from Vaf provided me with these tweeters and could certainly give instructions on changing them if needed.

These Vafs come as a threesome and I won’t split them hence being listed in the HT classifieds here on SNA and not the 2 channel classifieds.

Pick up only so freight to be organized from buyers end.

2% paypal

 


 
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Packing them isn't an issue as I can grab a mate and get them in their crates in the garage but moving them from there is the thing. Definitely a mover with a hand held jack on rollers. COPE is the company VAF themselves use and they have picked them up from my place to get them back to Adelaide in the past. They are pretty good I think.

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Well if I win lotto tonight I'll jump on them I've got a huge three way center myself nothing like it I reckon , mine is around 80 kilo's . Still as said I'd love them . 

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I reckon any amps up over 75w would be fine. They are around 89db so not too power hungry. I've used Audio Research Ref 110 valve amplification as well as a EL34 amp from Falls audio on the Gold Coast and my amps atm are a pair of lovely 807s also from Falls audio. All of those amps are around the 100w per channel mark and they all sounded terrific.

I also use an Arcam 777 solid state amp for HT so thats been powering the Vafs for the last 10 years as well. Sounds great.

 

 

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These tick every box I can think of, just superb in every way.

 

IF, the stereo pair were available separately........

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4 hours ago, rantan said:

These tick every box I can think of, just superb in every way.

 

IF, the stereo pair were available separately........

Someone is looking for a Vaf centre speaker in the classifieds!

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I'm looking for a Vaf Signature Centre speaker.

 

Have a set of Vaf i93 MKII and they are superb, love em.   Drive them with a Devilalet Expert 120, with the i93 SAM (Speaker Active Matching) profile enabled.  Great combination.

 

 

Would like to add the Centre channel to this or an i66 MKI setup, so if anyone if after just the Stereo pair, please PM me.  I'm located in Melbourne.

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I have all three in my current HT set up in Australian Jarrah.

This is definitely the speaker sale of the year .

 

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On 24/02/2020 at 1:27 PM, DEANO23 said:

Well if I win lotto tonight I'll jump on them I've got a huge three way center myself nothing like it I reckon , mine is around 80 kilo's . Still as said I'd love them . 

Never seen a 80kg centre speaker! What do you have?

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4 hours ago, romekaff said:

Never seen a 80kg centre speaker! What do you have?

I have had VAF  upgrade on my i93 centre and two  uprights to the Mk111 . They now weigh in at 115kg each. 

 

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9 hours ago, CCRider said:

I have had VAF  upgrade on my i93 centre and two  uprights to the Mk111 . They now weigh in at 115kg each. 

 

I made it myself double walled 19mm mdf with 2 Audax woofers , 2 energy mids , fostex ribbon tweeters, front baffle is 3.5 cm . We didn't actually weigh it but it took 3 to lift it . Dimensions are 980 mm long 300 mm high by 460 mm Deep.  2nd order crossover , 100 watt Lpad on mids heavily braced so the t.v could fit on it. I'm modifying the front baffle to time align it better . Because of the superior Q specs on the Audax it's a sealed unit . I think it may weigh a lot more 

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