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Title: "once in a lifetime speakers"
Post by: Nick's Picks on November 20, 2014, 08:37:26 AM
I'm moving in the spring...and will be downsizing.
I'll post this in the yard sale too, but I wanted it here as well.

I've got a pair of Tyler Audio "Taylo Reference system II" speakers.   There are only 12 pairs of these in existence, according to Tyler himself.   I've discussed these speakers with him a lot over the years....and they have risen to "king of Nick's Stereo" as they have remained in my signal chain for longer than any other piece of gear I've owned

You can not find info on-line about these.   Even a simple picture is hard to find.
These are handsome, BIG and HEAVY...full range line-array style speakers.   Monitor module sits on top of the bass module which has 4 drivers by itself.   Two mounted internally, and two mounted externally.   They go very low...well down into the 25hz range...they are FAST...and they are refined.  No bloated bass....in fact, I thought they were a tad lean at first, but then discovered that they were just extremely polite in their presentation.   Believe me, when called upon, the bass response can rattle every window in my house (see Shakedown Street from 6-30-85 for example).

I traded these for a pair of Magnepan 3.5R's years ago.   They have been driven with all sorts of gear.   They are reveling of upstream components...and you can really hear when you swap things around.

Can't ship them.   They are about 150lbs per side.
I'll help get the to you anywhere in New England though.....
I'll let them go for what I think is a STEAL at $1300 for the pair.  Including silver jumpers to run them (they are setup for bi-amp config and have all sorts of speaker mounts).

I am willing to entertain a trade for some high-end bookshelves ....cash appropriate w/the trade if needed to be of equal value.

These are "once in a lifetime" speakers.    If I had the room for them in my new pad, I'd keep them for as long as I'm able to listen to music.   yea, they do it that well.
Title: Re: "once in a lifetime speakers"
Post by: Craig T on November 20, 2014, 02:44:04 PM
I'd be all over this if I were anywhere close to you. 
Title: Re: "once in a lifetime speakers"
Post by: kindms on November 20, 2014, 02:52:21 PM
I'm close :)

and have done transactions with nick before.

ugh. sooo very tempting
Title: Re: "once in a lifetime speakers"
Post by: OOK on November 20, 2014, 07:50:50 PM
YOU ARE NUTS FOR GETTING RID OF THESE!!!!!!!  STOP AND THINK!!!!!!  :o


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Title: Re: "once in a lifetime speakers"
Post by: Nick's Picks on November 21, 2014, 07:31:40 AM
i know...I should just suck it up and put them in storage.
Title: Re: "once in a lifetime speakers"
Post by: Fatah Ruark (aka MIKE B) on November 21, 2014, 08:40:02 AM
If I lived closer I'd volunteer my living room for you to store them in.

:D
Title: Re: "once in a lifetime speakers"
Post by: boltman on November 21, 2014, 11:58:53 AM
Wow.

The design, which Wilson Audio also adopted, makes so much sense.  Monitor imaging/soundstaging and bass module for the heat.  That is a crazy-ass price, and I too would snag 'em if I still lived in New England.

Good luck.
Title: Re: "once in a lifetime speakers"
Post by: Moke on November 21, 2014, 04:47:03 PM
off topic I go,…
**Nick, I tried replying to your PM from yesterday, but my reply keeps getting rejected.  I'll try again in a bit.

back to topic,...

Nice speakers

** - I've tried numerous times to contact you via PM, and cannot get the forum database to recognize your profile.
Title: Re: "once in a lifetime speakers"
Post by: Gutbucket on November 21, 2014, 05:01:29 PM
Keep 'em Nick!

If you have to do it to get them to fit in your new digs, consider using the mid/tweet modules like bookshelf speakers and place the bass modules off in the corners under end tables or something.
Title: Re: "once in a lifetime speakers"
Post by: F.O.Bean on November 22, 2014, 08:14:06 AM
drool. so beautiphul 8)