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For Sale Rethm Saadhana speakers + Raagam speaker cables & ICs + SF custom modular HiFi rack

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Rethm Saadhana V1 speaker
Rethm Raagam speaker cables - 2.5m pair (4 individual)
Rethm Raagam interconnects - 1.5m pair
Rethm Raagam interconnects - 1m pair
Olflex Classic 110 CY power cables for the active bass section - ~3m pair

All of the above for 1.9L

The Saadhana V1s have Lowther DX55 full rangers & an active bass section. 2nd owner. Speakers & cables both purchased from an FM less than 2 years back. Cosmetic condition of speakers is 7/10 & that of cables is 7.5/10. Functionally both are intact. Reason for sale is lack of space. Newer V3s are 6L+

Shipping @ actual rates at buyer's cost & risk. Demo possible with prior appointment. Cash & carry preferred. For outstation buyers, a video demo can be made.



SoundFoundations customised Alpha MK2 Reference equipment rack. Purchased ~1.5 year back. Fully modular & high quality. Very stable. Made from a very thick sheet of acoustic plexiglass. First owner. Reason for sale is no use for modular rack. Going to live with a single speaker setup now. No more equipment switching :p

2 x 9" modules
2 x 7" modules
24" x 18" top
28mm shelf thickness
Can be dismantled & put back on receiver's end

Price - 24K

Shipping @ actual rates at buyer's cost & risk.









 

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Re: Rethm Saadhana speakers + Raagam speaker cables & ICs + SF custom modular HiFi ra

No takers of these beauties?
 

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Cables have been sold to an FM. However they are going to stay back for audition (if any) till the Saadhanas are gone. Big thanx to the buyer for this :cheers:

Only the Rethm Saadhana speakers remain at a non-negotiable price of 1.5L
 

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UPDATE

All cables have been shipped to the buyer after a long waiting time. Audition still available. Mogami 2804 & 2803 will be used in place of Raagams. So as of now both the modular rack & Rethm Saadhana speakers are available
 

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UPDATE

Open to sensible negotiations :) Both the Saadhanas & the modular rack is available.

Wishing the entire HFV community a Happy Diwali & a prosperous new year ahead
 

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UPDATE

I have received interest for individual modules of the equipment rack. I have no issues splitting them among 2 buyers. Monoblock users would find this benificial
 

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UPDATE

Dropping price on both items

Modular rack - 22K
Saadhanas - 1.35L
 

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UPDATE

The Saadhanas will be packed & stored away to make some space. If an audition is required, kindly let me know well in advance. Timepassers kindly excuse

Final price drop on both items. Negotiations will not be entertained. Bear that in mind before contacting

Modular rack - 20K including shipping. Local pickup with shipping subtracted
Saadhanas - 1.25L. Last sale was 1.50L. Owner has confirmed this
 

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UPDATE

Proper audition is available only till the end of this month. Post that if an audition is mandatory, you will have to get your own equipment. Or atleast a part of it depending on what is available around the speakers. Previous update is still applicable.

I had a query about a comparison between Rethm's new entry level Bhaava & the Saadhana V1. The answer is the Saadhana V1s are second only to the V3s among the current lineup of Rethm speakers. In a nutshell, the Saadhanas are in a higher league than Trishna, Maarga or Bhaava irrespective of drivers. This has been confirmed by Jacob George.

I would also like to add that V1s have an added advantage of using a separate subwoofer since it has discrete bass modules unlike the later versions. I had isolated the bass modules & replaced them with a 12" Dynaudio sub to play electronic/various bass-centric music. The Lowther DX55 had no issues handling electro-swing, lounge music, metal or trance with low power solid state gear. A subwoofer however is necessary for fullest enjoyment. The Saadhanas weren't meant to for these genres. This workaround is pretty sweet if you have an expansive taste. With vocals, jazz, blues & classic rock, the modules suffice
 

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Custom modular rack has been sold. Only the Saadhanas remain at a non-negotiable price of 1.25L + shipping/carry personally
 

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Looking for a good neutral active preamp ~50K. SS & tubes both will do. Willing to entertain equipment + cash deals on the Saadhanas
 

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Hunting for a 50W-75Wpc integrated amp. Musical sounding tube or SS. Will save the headache of building a power amp & buying a pre for another setup :eek:hyeah: Open for equipment + cash deals against the Saadhanas
 

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Had the privilege of listening to the Saadhana MKIII lately. Considering their cost got hiked to 10L, I think the MKI deserves a better price tag WRT performance vs MKIII. Hence i am revising the price to 1.75L. I'm in no hurry to sell them. Equipment + cash deals still considered
 

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I'm updating shipping costs based on volumetric weight of the speakers as per DTDC's formula. This quote is for all states excluding Maharashtra. Actual weight could be ~ +/- 6 Kg. Whichever is higher gets considered. Hence below is a rough estimate drawn using measurements of each factory box.

Volumetric weight = L x W X H / 4750

46 cm x 35 cm x 113 cm / 4750 = ~39 Kg per box. Total 4 boxes = 156 Kg

Rate quoted for air is Rs 90 per Kg & for surface is Rs. 40 per Kg

Hence via air it will cost you ~ Rs. 14040 & via surface it will cost you ~ Rs. 6240
 

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I'm throwing in a pair of Mogami 2804 speaker cables & 2 pairs of Mogami 2803 ICs. They are on par with Rethm's own Raagams. So there i have saved you a fat wad of cash :p





All 2803 ICs are 0.5m long. 2804 speakers are a 1.5m pair. Mogami recommends using shorter lengths of both in a pre+power config. They do not recommend using terminations with the 2804. I have tinned open ends with silver solder. Big brands use these bare in their cables & slap price tags higher than Raagams
 

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I had a few people liking the sound irrespective of the gear. Well you are going to remain happy for a very long time :)

To the guys curious about the setup, source/dac is a 4.5K Biostar motherboard with Realtek ALC662 chip onboard :lol: There's no preamp before the ACA power amp. Volume control through Win 7 & foobar2K. No room correction. Sorry! That was all available at the location of Saadhanas. You are free to get your own gear for a proper demo. Those vids were uploaded to display working condition only for an elderly gentleman from B'lore for whom it was difficult to come down for an audition
 

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The Rethm Saadhana speakers have been sold to an FM. Closing thread
 
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