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EXPIRED - FOR SALE: Rare ESS Heil AMT 4 Speakers in excellent condition

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Info: Rare ESS Heil AMT 4 Speakers in excellent condition

Asking Price:
CAD $500.00
Condition: 8 - Very good (?)
Date Posted: Jul 16, 18 3:40pm (PST)
Edited: Oct 15, 18 12:15am
About Seller: vinyl-nut
Ottawa, ON
Canada
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Product Brand: ESS Heil
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This a pair of difficult-to-find ESS AMT4s, in amazing condition considering the age: the veneer still looks good with a little damage here and there but overall very nice, the woofers are excellent and original (priceless) and the AMT drivers shine like new and sound like new. I even have the original grilles, which fold over the tweeter and around the back (though new Velcro is needed). Anyone clicking on this likely know about the Heil Air-Motion Transformers, which are among the best drivers ever made and still used in many speakers today (though in much reduced form), very efficient, very fast, very detailed, and cross over at 1000 Hz in this speaker, so cover a lot of the range, but can go down lower, These are extremely detailed and dynamic, not according to some "for the '70s" qualification, but detailed to an extent that very few speakers are at any price. Listen to Friday Night in San Francisco and you will not hear their equal in picking up the fine detail, speed and plucking of the guitars, The bass is quite good, very fast and very impactful and get the guitar resonant bodies right. Bass is surprising. Careful matching is required, not good with bright anything. Many immediately consider replacing the woofers, but this is a mistake: the box is very heavy and super well-braced to get the most out of the woofer, it is acoustic suspension, and the woofer well-judged electrically, all in order to match the woofer to the Air Motion Transformer (similar problem with planars and matching subwoofers). Because of this, these may actually be the best-balanced ESS speaker in terms of integration to the bass. I did drive them with an 8-watt 300B amp, but I think they prefer a little more power (acoustic suspension woofer). For an example, they sounded amazing with a Sony TA-E86B preamp with matching Class A Sony TA-N86 amp (18 watts Class A). These are very heavy, shipping therefore not recommended.





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