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OFF - FOR SALE: TAD Reference One R1 Mk2 in MINT Condition, all original OEM parts and Stillpoint Ultra5s!!!
***Heard from TAD USA and confirmed with an authorized dealer that the price of these actually
went up from $80,000 USD per pair to $98,000 per pair in April 2018. The mart does not allow me to modify the
original ad 'Retail Price above' but this change can be verified with any TAD dealer.
I will leave the offer price as is but please understand this makes this pair an even more fantastic deal at $43K plus buyer-paid shipping!!!***
I did not expect to be posting these for many years and have had mixed emotions about posting these for well over a week now...
3 weeks ago we received a card in the mail from a couple who were "extremely interested"
in our home. We took the meeting and then later showed them the home expecting nothing.
The long and short of it is we named a price they definitely should not have said yes to and they
made a further offer we could not refuse. We are still stunned by all this but have accepted and are
looking to buy land up north in our favorite NC mountain city and plan a build of our last home here
in the US with our full wishlist baked in...we may also move internationally and do the same; all that's still
Our life will go into transition for about 2 years as a result and the R1s are simply not able to be accomodated
and I won't store them due to all the things that can go wrong for that long a period of time. Audiophile heartbreak
is here but I see no other choice in the matter...
They are without a doubt one of the best speakers I have EVER heard in my life and among the 3-5 that I can
actually afford from that personal list.
Looking to sell them ASAP to a serious music lover; if you are looking at this, you know what these speakers represent.
I have the original OEM custom pallets (massive, sophisticated speaker locking setup), cartons, grilles, paperwork,
tools, velvet covers, spikes and footers). I'll throw in a full set of like-new Stillpoint Ultra5 footers plus spikes that
really set these off visually and sonically. That's a $3K value if memory serves.
Buyer pays full shipping, insurance, lift gate service etc...I'd be open to buyer arranging the details as well to ensure you get
exactly what you want. I'll pay a team a pro movers to help me pad, move and crate them up (about $500+ out of my pocket).
US, Canada or International shipping are all fine; it's up to the buyer to pay for shipping as noted above.
*I am glad to help arrange shipping from my side; dimensions of each speaker shipped are;
- 36" x 36" x 59"
- custom OEM Pallet with speaker and carton fully enclosed
- 2 pallets in the shipment (1 speaker per...)
- 390 pounds (lbs) per pallet
- total shipment weight 780 lbs
- see attached photo for speaker on pallet (no carton) and fully 1 speaker in fully enclosed carton on pallet
- have verified with UPS Freight, FedEx Freight, Old Dominion and other US and Canada LTL shippers for US and Canadian shipment
- have verified via FREIGHTOS and other consolidator sites that international shipment (including Canada) via Sea, Air-Standard and Air-Express
are available to all countries with customs brokerage included and full insurance available...
No Paypal or checks here given the size of the purchase please. Bank Wire Transfer only; shipment to occur a few days
after funds settle (3-5) to ensure no interbank issues.
These are as of April 2018, $98K speakers with $3K of Ultra5 footers and spikes thrown in. They are exactly as shown in these pictures,
i.e. like new condition.
Price is $43,000 USD cash or best reasonable offer via Wire Transfer only. Suffice it to say you will save a huge amount versus the retail price
of these speakers, shipment from Japan and the wait time (1-2 months is the norm).
I'm looking for a more reasonable form factor full range speaker in the interim to tide me over but trades plus cash are not
really what I am looking for unless then it's an exceptional speaker in terms of how it fits my new plans.
Questions,...please ping me. I'm on customer sites for work most days so please understand if there is a few hours delay.
For transaction history, ratings, and how I take care of every transaction be it the many sales or the few buys I've done
please see Agon, userID 'zephyr24069'.
Thank you for looking!
Jul 28, 18 6:08am
BUMP: These are still available and need a good home as I've had offers but no one able to put together a final
commitment and close date on the transaction (yet).. If anyone is interested with a new deal please PM me. By the
same token if someone who has already contacted me and is still working on getting their proposed deal together,
please PM me as well...Thank You!
This ad was originally posted on US Audio Mart and the seller ships to Canada, and the United States.
Original TAD shipping pallets, bolts, original driver grilles, wrench, etc...all OEM inclusions as stated in TAD materials at the link specified.