Originally Posted by gsr
Assuming you mean the pair on Audiogon... I wouldn't want speakers that are in "fictional" condition. Seriously though, read the description:
1) No original boxes. Unless replacement boxes are obtained, they will be a PITA to ship. The crates they built may or may not ensure safe arrival.
2) No grills.
3) Cosmetic blemishes.
4) The description is POORLY written, not a good way to sell something.
5) There was some debate earlier in this thread about whether the tweeters are the right ones or not.
So I wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot pole. The price really isn't a great deal if you factor in all of the above and compare that to a used pair in better condition or even a new pair once you factor in warranty and so on.
I'm with gsr.
I've looked at a lot of speakers online.
I looked at those Salons when they were first mentioned and I wouldn't consider buying unless I could look at them in person, and haul myself with at least a 1 week no questions return.
Having purchased Revel's online after talking to several of the sellers buying big speakers online like Studios & Salons is fraught with peril.
I paid $500 insured to have them shipped and prepared for shipping by FEDEX Freight.
Worth every penny.
To those who my not be familiar with freight shipping, the items are strapped and cellophane wrapped to a pallet.
Only a fork lift is used to move them and they're always upright.
Generally, loading your stuff on the truck is a 1 time deal.
They may pick up other items on the way to your station but stuff is already secured to the truck bed.
Mine made the trip totally unscathed but we had to de-pallet them at night in Winter before loading them into the 4Runner.
Fit with about 2mm clearance