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FOR SALE: B & W 801 Series 2 Matrix with Sound Anchor stands

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Info: B & W 801 Series 2 Matrix with Sound Anchor stands

Asking Price:
USD $1900.00
Retail Price: USD $4500.00
Payment method: Cash, Paypal, Cheque
Condition: 8 - Very good (?)
Date Posted: Jul 21, 17 8:58pm (PST)
Edited: Jul 28, 17 4:37pm
About Seller: Pafoofnic
Hercules, CA
United States
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Cosmetic Description: 7/10 Good condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including some very light wear along the outside edge of the cabinets and minor blemishes here and there visible only with close examination.

What is Included: One Pair Speakers, One set of sound Anchor T stands, one set banana plugs for non bi-wire speaker cables.

Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent… fully tested and no issues found.

Age: Unknown

# of Owners: two

Tobacco Exposure: No

MSRP: $4500/pair, Sound Anchor stands, $650.00

Other Notes:
Personal observations: The B&W 801 series 2 Matrix is a wonderful speaker producing sounds fitting for a mid to upper range audiophile at a wonderful price. They produce a wonderful bottom end and sonic wall. To quote a friend. “These speakers bring the music stage to you”. They are best used with power amplifiers of 100w per side or more.

Stereophile review:
Description: Three-way, reflex-loaded, floorstanding loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" (26mm) metal-dome tweeter, 5" (126mm) Kevlar-cone midrange unit, 12" (300mm) high-power polymer-cone woofer. Crossover frequencies: 380Hz and 3kHz. Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz ±2dB free-field. Sensitivity: 87dB/W/m. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms (not falling below 4 ohms). Amplifier requirements: 50-600W.
Dimensions: 39 11/16" H by 17" W by 22" D. Weight: 110 lbs.
Price: $4500/pair in black ash.
Manufacturer: B&W Loudspeakers Ltd., Meadow Road, Worthing BN1 2RX, England, UK.

"The Matrix 801 Monitor is a large loudspeaker, employing a massive, front-vented cabinet housing the low-frequency driver and crossover network, with a separate fibercrete head housing the midrange driver (the tweeter is mounted in free field above) placed directly above the bass cabinet. The midrange/tweeter head is electrically connected with the lower cabinet via a short umbilical and an XLR connector, and is secured by a very long bolt that runs completely through the head, down into the bass enclosure. "



Additional Information:

Jul 28, 17 4:32pm
Shipping notes: Shipping is buyers expense. I do not have the original boxes. I do have a pair of shipping crates that I have used that insure their safe delivery. However, this crates weigh in at 80lbs each (total w crate is 190lbs each). Shipping would have to be done via freight (UPS, FedEx have a 150 lb limit). To the East cost I have estimates of about $900.00 via freight. Local pickup is advised. I dropped my price to $1900 after learning the above shipping information.

Jul 28, 17 4:37pm
Shipping notes: Shipping is buyers expense. I do not have the original boxes. I do have a pair of shipping crates that I have used that insure their safe delivery. However, these crates weigh in at 80lbs each (total w crate is 190lbs each). Shipping would have to be done via freight (UPS, FedEx have a 150 lb limit). To the East cost I have estimates of about $900.00 via freight. Local pickup is advised. I dropped my price to $1900 after learning the above shipping information.



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Includes:

One pair B & W 801 series 2 speakers, sound anchor stands, shipping crates and a pair of bridges (banana plugs) for non-bi-wire configuration.






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