Up for sale are a beautiful pair of original Boston Acoustics Lynnfield 500L Series II speakers in satin black. These speakers were the finest that Boston Acoustics ever manufactured in the 90s. The Series II variations corrected the 'forwardness' of the top end from the original iterations. There were also changes made to the crossovers between Series I and II. If you read the initial review of the 500L there were issues with brightness, but if you look into the review from the Series II of the Lynnfield 300L you'll find the issue corrected.
"Soundstaging, for example, was simply superb. The speakers threw a deep, well-developed soundstage in my room. Image focus, front-to-rear layering, and ability to present a sense of size were remarkable. The 500L had the ability to disappear into the soundstage."
From the 300L review:
"The Series II design sounds considerably more neutral than its predecessor, and offers superb clarity and tonal balance."
The speakers are fast, responsive and the soundstage and imaging is absolutely incredible as noted above.
The overall condition of these is a solid 8 out of 10. I would give them a 9 but due to their age and a couple of minor points (VERY small imperfections on the back) I'm being conservative. I am the second owner and have owned these in a child/pet/smoke free home.. I no longer have the original packaging but have all accessories including the jumpers for the cabinets, plates and upgraded brass floor spikes.
The original msrp for this pair was $4500 pre tax and I'm offering them for substantially less. For the price you'd be hard pressed to find a better audiophile speaker. If you're looking at getting into hi-end audio or are looking for a powerhouse speaker at a fraction of the cost, these are for you. At nearly 100 lbs per speaker these are going to be very difficult to ship so I'm willing to meet a buyer within the Southeast (NC,SC, GA, TN, VA), just send me a note so we can make arrangements.
Thanks again for looking and please don't hesitate to ask me any questions.
The woofers have been professionally refoamed by the Speaker Doctor in Charlotte, NC. This was required because the surrounds and spiders on these drivers are very unique and not your typical surrounds.
Description: Three-way, four-piece dynamic loudspeaker system. Driver complement: two 6.5" woofers, one 5.25" aluminum-cone midrange, one 1" aluminum-dome tweeter. Crossover frequencies: 125Hz, 2.6kHz. Frequency response: 32Hz–35kHz ±3dB. Sensitivity: 85dB/W/m. Nominal impedance: 5 ohms. Recommended amplifier power: up to 350W. Overall dimensions: 9" W by 48" H by 18.25" D. Bass unit dimensions: 9" W by 36.75" H by 18.25" D. Overall weight: 100 lbs each. Finish: rosewood or black ash veneer. Prices: $4500/pair (black), $5000/pair (rosewood), 1993; no longer available (2007). Approximate number of dealers: 30. Warranty: 5 years parts and labor, limited.