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SEEBURG DDS-1 "RHYTHM TWIN" Speaker Pair
FEATURING ALTEC 806s and 811Bs !!!
About this item:
Presented for Your Consideration: an impeccably clean pair of SEEBURG "RHYTHM TWINS" - featuring ALTEC 806 Alnico Drivers and 811B Sectoral Horns!!!
This superb pair of SEEBURG DISCOTHEQUE's must be seen to be fully appreciated. Suffice to say, they are the cleanest pair I've ever seen in my 30+ years of travels! These were NEVER installed in a public venue. They served duty in the private office of a coin op executive - so they've always been in a climatized and no smoking setting since day 1! Everything is as perfect as You'd expect - and with no oxidation on any of the hardware or 15" UTAH woofer frames! - In other words - You won't find a cleaner pair ... anywhere
Sonically, these are quite impressive! Highly dynamic, very high sensitivity, excellent tonal quality and balance, tight deep bottom end, and the list of superlatives just goes on and on... These speakers are 1 of 2 pair that I own, and I know the DDS-1 very well. I drive mine with a 300 B SE Triode amp and its a perfect match, as just a few watts allow them to play with dynamic authority! They are equally at home when driven with the best solid state amplifiers too! The virtues of the ALTEC "VOICE OF THE THEATER" mid/high range are well known and fully exploited in this pairing. The 16 Ohm 806s are as new, with the factory red epoxy seals intact. The lows are handled with authority courtesy of dual 15" Alnico woofers with low free air resonance. These UTAH made Alnico woofers while not as well known as a 416 - or as swanky looking - shares many of the sonic virtues, and are a very musical woofer! They feature large alnico magnets, a 16 Ohm 2.5" vc, and a treated cloth half roll surround. Collectors take heed - these woofers are growing very scarce and are gaining in value, and few good examples are changing hands. The crossovers are a simple 12 db octave design at 800 Hz. They feature MASSIVE air core inductors - the likes of what You seldom find in todays speakers. I have left the crossovers unmolested on this pair as stock is quite good - especially in larger rooms. As an aside: I have developed an add-on crossover module for a midrange notch filter and I'm happy to share the schematic with the winning buyer. This notch gives a bit of upper treble tilt and works very well when these are placed in small rooms and nearfield listening is the norm. The robust cabinet construction features 1" MDF - all dadoed and heavily braced. The ingenious design allows one to not only remove the back but the front baffle as well. Machine screws and "T" nuts are used throughout - so no wood screw holes weakening and wearing out. The gold grilles, the horns, and the impossible to find logo badges are as perfect as one would hope to find! The cabinets are trimmed in a wood grained laminate, and the entire ensemble - in my opinion - makes for a very handsome loudspeaker.
These weigh 152 lbs each and will need to ship via truck We get outstanding truck freight rates and I estimate domestic drayage to be in the realm of $225 - $325 within the continental US - and $ 400-$700 overseas (Via DB SCHENKER). I will charge a flat $65 to properly and safely package these im moving quilts and properly band to a suitable skid. If full crating is desired, add $100 to the packing price. In the event You just wish to have the components shipped, then I will adjust the freight bill accordingly. Also, due to time constraints, I CAN ONLY QUOTE THE WINNING buyer A FIRM SHIPPING PRICE WHICH WILL COME AT sale END. The guidelines above are deemed accurate, and I never price gouge on shipping.
What else can You say about these rare beasts - Likely You know exactly what these are, and what arare find these are - especially in this condition! Whether Your application is for home Hi-Fi or as the best Jukebox Extension Speakers out there - This pair is ready to delight You with unmatched musical performance! A brief overview of these excellent SEEBURG LOUDSPEAKERS can be found by clicking here.
Whatever genres of music You prefer these will deliver the goosebumps and chills of a live performance!!!
Make this mint set of SEEBURG DDS-1s YOURS TODAY!!!
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A little about Us
Hi-Fi is a way of life here. I was born in the heyday of Hi-Fi into a home with dream gear that is highly sought today: Jensen G-610s, a Garrard 301, and custom tube electronics built by my late electrical engineer Father. One could say "I was bit by the audio bug early on"
My associates and I have dealt in high end, vintage, and professional audio electronics for over 3 decades now. As for trading, we have acted as both buyer and seller going on 12 years now! Integrity and fairness are ideals I strive for in all of my transactions, and my decade long response profile reflects that fact. Our focus is on offering a few select pieces annually of the increasingly rare, collectible, and desirable, and of an audio related nature. Each and every item we offer is described in accurate and telling terms - no glosssing over problems - no sins of omission. We are experts in the field of vintage vacuum tube electronics and loudspeakers and love what we do!
Why are we selling this item:
Good question indeed! It seems there is a flood of hi-fi gear being flipped on these days. Oft times, via unknowledgeable and/or unscrupulous sellers simply looking to hustle a quick buck and slither on. With all the touting of an item's "reference quality" "rarity" or "mint nature" it really makes one wonder, why exactly then - "if it's such a great item, why are You selling it" ?
At STONE AGE STEREO , we sell for a number of reasons: a certain number of items are simply offered as a matter of economics and staying in business, others out of needing to free up space, and finally some out of my relentless pursuit for the ultimate reproduction system, which has required me shifting system architectures completely, and neccessitating sales to fund the experiment. Much of the gear offered comes from our personal stashes, some is from customer trade-in and trade up, other items are from local estates, and finally, some comes the way of the usual "craigslist" and garage sale sources - although the latter is a dwindling scarcity for us.
Yes, we strive to make a fair profit from or dealings here on - or so we hope, but on the flip side, many items are sold below our cost of acquisition too. Either way, when You purchase an item from STONE AGE STEREO, You are also benefitting from knowledgeable, passionate folks who understand the gear offered. We are folks who know about the dangers in aging electrolytic caps - folks who know about the delicate nature of compression driver diaphragms and voice coil misalignment hazards, folks who understand why a tube amp should NEVER be operated unloaded, and finally people who love, value, and treasure these items as much as You do!
We invite sincere questions from individuals who wish to become owners (as oppsed to just dreamers, puffers, and general hecklers)! If we have failed to cover a particular detail in the sale text, feel free to ask. We try to answer questions m-f between about 10 am and 8 pm - time permitting.
We generally accept PayPal for most items up to $1,000. We will sometimes request bankwire or other means on very sizeable vintage items, especially involving export. Payment by certified means is acceptable on items picked up locally. Payment in-full is expected on all of our sales within 3 days of sale close. We encourage You to have Your finances secured prior to offerding and expect prompt follow through. If You fall outside these bounds, please pass us by, as we are a small "cottage" business and have few resources to deal with slow and no pays.
Getting Your item to You safely and intact is of paramount importance to us! We are skilled packers and craters and know how to PROPERLY package fragile and valuable items. Each item has it's own unique packaging requirements. We apply the appropriate method to ensure safe arrival. Our process minimizes damage risks considerably, thusly avoiding headache and heartache for both of us. Large loudspeakers are generally crated and make generous use of sheet styrofoam on all 6 sides. Vintage amps, Turntables, Tape Decks and Preamps are typically double boxed, using polyfoam or equivalent padding to minimize shock - tubes are either removed and packed seperately, or protected against impact accordingly.
We charge a modest fee for packing time and materials, as both cost us in terms of manpower and the materials can get costly. The packing fee is always noted in our listings, so "No Surprises"
Smaller items will be handled via Fedex Ground or UPS in the USA & Canada -In certain instances we will us the US Postal system too and their "flat rate" packs. International shipping will be FedEx Economy Air fully insured with tracking number provided. on costlier items. International priority post is an option as well
Large items will be moved on commercial carrier via ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS. Projected costs are based on delivery to a business with a dock or forklift. Residential "lift gate" gate deliveries of said add a surcharge of up to $85 (depending on carrier). International will be via DB SCHENKER (Generally airport to airport, unless You request door to door - which adds about 25% to the cost). We
International buyers – Please Note:
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's sole responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying. These charges are typically collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
We do not "deflate" merchandise values below sold value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such criminal behavior.
As stated above, we pride ourselves in our packing abilities and nil claims. However, accidents can happen, and in the unlikely event a damage claim needs to be filed, we will do our best to help. You would need to notify us and the shipper immediately to request an inspection of the noted damage. You must save any and all packing materials. We further request any item damaged as a result of drayage be refunded directly to You, by the shipper (and not via us - unless WE were the cause of the damage).
Most of items we offer are decades old. We do covenant that the item in-question offered is in the condition stated in the sale text. Beyond that, any used item is offered for sale in an "as is, as stated" condition. Certain new items will be provided with a limited warranty. This is on a case by case basis, and any warranty extended by us will be as written in the above descriptive text.
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