Originally Posted by jsalk
Right. There were several upgrades with this pair. The veneer itself was highly figured quilted maple that cost over $800 (just as an example).
Jim, you know better then us but based on his audogon descriptions, there is not much upgrade mentioned other then the tiger maple veneer and the special finish process applied. The seller went on to mention the current list price of these would be $16586, and since a new pair of standard SS12 are $16000, it seems to me $586 would be the cost of upgrade he paid.
The seller did order prior the price adjustment, and if i remember correctly it was in march, while price adjustment was on july. So im not ssaying anything out of ordinary. I know people dont like to hear the obvious. I wish the seller and the buyer good luck, it looks like its gonna be a win win situation.
Like i said, if i would spend that much, it would be straight to Jim.
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Asking Price: $15,000.00
New Retail Price: $16,586.00Condition 10/10 ?Help
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Shipping dimensions 425 lbs
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For your consideration is an essentially-new pair of Salk SoundScape 12s. These are Jim Salk’s cost-no-object flagship speakers. They were only delivered a month ago and currently have less than 5 (yes that’s FIVE) hours of time on them. They were fastidiously unpacked and are absolutely perfect and immaculate both cosmetically and functionally. It is only personal reasons that force this sale otherwise these would have been my reference speakers for the indefinite future.
They were custom ordered in a gorgeous silver-grey tiger maple finish. Jim picked veneers with absolutely superlative figuring and then put them through an additional finish process to accentuate the figuring/grain. The result is an incredible achievement as you can see. Even they look gorgeous in the pictures, they are even more breathtaking in real life. Jim Salk and his crew really know a great deal about designing, constructing, and finishing speakers.
If you peruse through the many recent show reports including RMAF 2011, these speakers have had nothing but positive comments. The RAAL tweeter images like nothing else I have heard. Even though they have not even started the break-in process yet, my very brief stint with them reveals that they produce a reference-standard sound surpassing those of other tour-de-force speakers at multiples of their price. Current list price is $16,586 with the custom finish. Salk Signature Sound only sells at list price. Buyer to pay for freight. The speakers have been returned to their original packaging and will be placed on a pallet for shipping. Paypal OK if buyer pays fees.
Currently these speakers do have a fairly lengthy production time as demand is increasing. These are available without delay! I have excellent feedback and you can feel free to contact me with any questions. Jim Salk can also vouch for the status of these speakers.