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SOLD: F.S AMW Studio Monitor 4100 with stands


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Item Condition: used
Shipping Options: Pickup available and you can audition.
Suburb or Town: Katoomba
State: New South Wales
Payment Method: cash
Reason for selling: NBU

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 Hi for sale is this rather rare pair on AMW4100 with matching stands. made in Sydney. I have owned then for 2 years. They have a very nice big sound and like power. They have a few chips to the veneer and a slight opening at the top of one speaker show in photo but still look very nice weigh and all driver work with no issues. They weigh 45kg each and are 42cm wide 42 cm deep and 77cm tall plus extra 26cm on stands
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My father owns a pair of these with the stands, the sound they produce is really quite good.

I grew up listening to him play vinyl with them.

 

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I have a pair of these from new and can vouch for the sound quality - its excellent! (better than Tannoys!). The music has proper heft so can rock or do big symphonic pieces. And has real bass as well.

GLWTS

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I remember when these we released and shown at HiFi shows back in the 70's.

 

They compared very well with some of the better speakers of the time, namely the Gale 401 and smaller IMF models.

 

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My first decent large speakers I bought from Grenfell HiFi in Adelaide in the 1970s after taking my LS3/5As to multiple stores to seek a similar mid/top plus the desired bass extension.  I drove them with two Sugden Class A P51s switched to mono. Wonderful speakers at the time. The woofer (B139 here seemingly re coned in a fancier colour) and lower midrange were KEF and tweeter and supertweeter Celestion. The plugs at the back of this pair accept bananas whereas my old ones were for bare wire. GLWTS 

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Hi Kym, i changed the speaker connectors to make them more versatile. The super tweeter is a scan speak to give them the extra sparkle.Do you remember how much they cost new?

Cheers Dan

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Here’s a few pics of my heavily modded versions;

Dynaudio esotar tweeter

original Coles tweeter removed & covered

poly midrange 

extensive bracing & padding (50’ish Kg)

bi-amp & biwireable 

complete replacement crossover.

 

They sound amazing & having owned an original pair, there’s still enough of the AMW character/magic left.

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Anyone got thoughts on how these would compare to my Kef 104aB?

 

Especially interested in your opinion if you can justify why I should have both sets of speakers.

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The AMW 4100 spk are simply a one off that defies all logic a spk made in Sydney in 1975 and it will better just about any thing made to-day with computor modeling and kevlar cones etc. I have spent 40yrs hauling spks into my lounge room because i just can not accept it could possibly compare with current designs. yet i still keep bringing 5 figure priced units home because it simply defies logic for this to be so. The attributes it has is a wide freq response a clean sound with absent of colouration exceptional bass output and definition and a detailed transparent sound with a Neutral  freq response,hmm no wonder other spk have trouble matching that list!  They are also veneered inside and out with separate cavity for the Mid range.

There are some conditions though because it could be considered a local made knock up it encourages people like my self to carry all sorts of improvements modifications like rewiring, fitting terminals to take heavy cable modifying the stand by passing the fuses having lots of tension on all drive units replacing the mid range spk the list goes on. I had two pair of AMW 4100 and carried out all these mods on the second pair one at a time in every case the sound went backwards absolutely no doubt about it. Just some examples the drive units are Kef B139, the

MR is a Goodmans doped paper cone, Tweeter Celestion HF1300,  Super tweeter Scanspeak. The Goodmans  basket and terminals are identical to a Kef B110 mid range a direct replacement how ever its quacky Bextrene cone is no match for the Goodmans.  ALL drive units need the bare minumin tension, the OPs stand is the wrong way around, the OEM wire is highly critical do Not replace, Spk Terminals consider this at time of manufactor there were no speciality spk cables on the market even QED 79 strand did not exist consequently  you had a choice of what was known as Bellwire Fig 8 or a 24 strand Heavier Fig 8,  so all Amps and Speakers used Spring or Screw Terminals designed for this wire. Result the Spk was voiced for this cable. The very light weight folded Tin Terminals on AMW are Exceptional at passing detail you can not beat them i proved this to myself by simply jumping off a second set of the same wire from the fuse holder where the OEM terminals 

come from but fitted with Banana terminals using the same spk cable you can compare both Terminal sets

The Banana ones on these spk lost so much detail it was not even a comparison. It is a fallacy heavier cable improves the Bass or the sound in near every case it will be less distinct. The original 4100s were only made for 18 mths reason being they were so successful that KEF in light of loosing sales of its own speakers refused to supply AMW with their drive units. An attempt was made at producing one with a Etone drive unit but the sound was coloured the company then went into demise as KEF units were also used in their other speakers.

From memory the selling price was $1100.

 

 

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Hi Richard, thanks for your insight. I have been wondering if i have been making the right decision about selling them as one of the nicest speakers i have have had.If i was to put wheels on the stands would that be a mistake as they are not the easiest speakers to move around?

Cheers Dan

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50 minutes ago, higher fi said:

Hi Richard, thanks for your insight. I have been wondering if i have been making the right decision about selling them as one of the nicest speakers i have have had.If i was to put wheels on the stands would that be a mistake as they are not the easiest speakers to move around?

Cheers Dan

I use these to move my 50kg speakers and stands

https://www.bunnings.com.au/felt-gard-125mm-heavy-duty-felt-pad-4-pack_p3961641

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