erik2A3 Posted February 21, 2021 Share Posted February 21, 2021 Now retired from teaching, I am in the position where a little extra $$$ would be helpful. I am thus going to sell some of the audio all-sorts and tidbits I've acquired over the years. I have a pair of Audio Nirvana 'Classic' (ferrite-magnet) drivers, for all intents and purposes still new and not yet fully broken-in, housed in a (very near mint) pair of factory-built and finished Audio Nirvana 2.8 bass reflex cabinets. I am not intending to provide long-winded description of full-range driver technology and application, and this listing is intended primarily for those to whom this kind of transducer is already familiar. They are Lowther-like (for those of you who speak Lowther) in speed and transparency, but with arguably better low-end response by way of a single large port in the front. I was going to list them locally on CL, but have just had too many really unpleasant audio transactions that route. I will NOT consider shipping them. For an extra $50, I WILL deliver to a preferred public location (such as near one of those ludicrously expensive coffee places; Whole Foods or Home Depot parking lot, etc.) during daylight hours (ONLY), and a 1 hour's drive North, South, East, or West of Tucson. Local delivery (Tucson, Oro Valley) is of course free. Brand new in box Audio Nirvana 12" Classic cone (does not need or use a whizzer) ferrite motor drivers sell for just a bit under $500. The primary difference between the AN drivers with whizzers and those without (called the 'Classic' series) is that the whizzer will provide generally better off-axis HF response/transient speed. The Classic drivers have equally good HF reproduction, but slightly narrower propagation. The 2.8 cabinet is roughly 36" (tall) X 14" (wide) X 12" (deep). They are extremely well-built (easily 9.5 out of 10 cosmetics) and stained a sort of reddish oak or walnut (I know, lousy description). Yes, I know pictures help (gosh, really!?). I know for a fact that some of you are already familiar with both the drivers and the cabinets that enclose them. The sides and tops do not intersect at 90 degrees, but are rather formed by approx. 3/4" quarter-round hardwood moulding, stained the same color as the cabinet. Grille frames are VERY well-made, and are covered with black, acoustically transparent cloth. They are attached to the front baffle via enormous rusty machine screws and old nails. (...that's a joke, son). I also used the speakers very, very satisfactorily with the highly efficient Fostex T90a top-of-cabinet-mounted super tweeter that (MUST) use a small film cap in series with it. If you want the super tweeters just for looks (and I personally think they look kind of cool), leave the filter out, and play your favorite bass food really loudly. That will quiet them instantly (joke Part II). Last I checked (about two minutes ago) Madison lists the T90a for $215 (each) Cabinets and AN 12" drivers only: $400 The above plus the pair of Fostex tweeters: $500 (I'm sure I also have a couple of new film caps of suitable value, and those will be free). If your interested in arguing about something as stupid and mundane (in my not very humble opinion) as brands and types of capacitors, I beg, on hands and knees, to be left out of it. All of the above plus delivery within an hour's drive: $550 CASH (I will also accept the equivalent of your choice of the above in the form of ancient Roman sesterces. And so, as I look at the above, I wasn't, as usual, able to avoid long-winded description. Figures. If you check some of the ancient posts I left here (14,000 plus before I changed my last name to 2A3), search my old avatar that started back in 2002, I think it was: Erik Mandaville. He and I are one and the same. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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