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For Sale Harbeth SHL5

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eddie_fox

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Hi all,

As you may know, I am looking at a different sound presentation and am considering horns and other speakers as a change. So, my Harbeth SHL5s (not the PLUS model) are up for sale. I brought if from a fellow FM in Hyderabad. I have the original boxes, in decent condition. Shipping may be an issue, so prefer local buyers.

Aesthetic condition - 9.8/10 (no problems at all actually)
Working condition - 10/10 (perfect condition)
Location - Bangalore
Shipping - Not preferred (but am open to discussing)
Finish - Rosewood veneer
Expected price - 2,20,000 INR (slightly negotiable)

Please message me know if you are interested. Also please come and audition. Ta!


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eddie_fox

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NOTE - Stands (by Soundfoundation, I think) are included. So, no additional charges.
These stands compliment the speakers well. I have tried placing them on furniture and they don't sound good. So, the stands make a lot of sense. Anyway, they are free with the speakers, in as-is condition.
 

eddie_fox

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!!!!!!!!!!! UPDATE - 1 !!!!!!!!!!!

There have been quite a few inquiries from FMs and I have appraised them of this update. For others:

Since I put the speakers up for sale, I was cleaning under the grill for a demonstration to a potential buyer.... and this happened...

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

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I had brushed the cleaning cloth on the super-tweeter dome and caused a small dent. This doesn't look much, but it was a minor dent that I managed to remove. This is the result.

Even with the dent, the functioning was flawless (I had multiple speaker crackerjacks visit and listen to it, and they all couldn't find any difference from the before state).

However, it certainly was an eyesore and a niggle to certain potential buyers. I understand, since it is an expensive purchase.
 

eddie_fox

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!!!!!!!!!!! UPDATE - 2 !!!!!!!!!!!

I had, therefore, halted the sale, till I could find a solution.

I have now managed to order these new, replacement super-tweeters from Harbeth, who were not very responsive on direct contact, I must say. I ordered this from a dealer in Seattle, where my brother lives and got him to order from Harbeth. He confirmed with them, and to me, that these are the newer model, but are an exact fitment to my older SHL5, and is completely compliant. These cost me close to 250 USD. But, I wanted them replaced, so I ordered. My brother brought them over today.

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eddie_fox

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!!!!!!!!!!! UPDATE - 3 !!!!!!!!!!!

So, for anyone interested:

I am re-opening my Harbeth speakers sale for the same price - INR 2,20,000, but with the new super-tweeters.

These are easy to replace, with just the removal of the 4 screws in the front and plugging in the new super-tweeters in it's place. Just have to reconnect the leads. I can do this or you can yourself.

You can also choose to retain the current super-tweeters, as there is absolutely no difference in the sound, and with the grill on, it doesn't even bother. I leave it you to decide what you want to do.

So, in summary:

NOW - Harbeth SHL5 speakers (with aesthetically flawed left super-tweeter) + Freshly ordered (direct from Harbeth) and newer version (with protection grill) super-tweeter pair (worth approx. 250 USD) + Speaker stands from Sound foundation at 2,20,000 INR

No negotiation!
 
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