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Apogee acoustics centaur minor ribbon speaker system audiophile hybrid 1990 rare

$1,600

Product ID:
119

Product Description Title:
Apogee acoustics centaur minor ribbon speaker system audiophile hybrid 1990 rare

Product Description Full:
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Up for sale are a pair of rare 1991 Centaur Minor Apogee speakers ribbon hybrid. Perfect for the audiophile enthusiast for high-fidelity sound reproduction requiring the right accoustics and room in order to maximise the benefits. These have been tested on Linn LK1 and LK2 pre-amp and power amplifier and the sound quality is clear, loud and clean. The price of these in 1991 were 1.2k US well over 3k in todays value, this price is reflective of rarity and quality in vintage items rare to find these days.

Some high level specs of this include:
Bass driver: 6.5" Dynamic cone, Midrange: 26" Aluminium/Kapton ribbon (etched 6 segment), Max Sound Level: 107dB, Sensitivity @ 3m: 85dB, Frequency response: 40Hz (-3dB) to 20kHz, Suggested amp power: 50W (8 ohm load), Crossover frequency 800Hz, Impedance nominal/minimum: 6/4 ohms

The 26″ (6 element) etched ribbon tweeter is the same version which is used in the later model of the Stage. The 6.5″ dynamic cone woofer is mounted in a long rectangular enclosure set towards the outside of the speaker so the dipole ribbon fires into ‘free air’. The woofer is positioned at a height which is the mid-point of the ribbon tweeter.

Overall Condition:
8/10

Cosmetic Condition:
8/10
Very Good condition refer to pictures for several marks and corner damage, Color grey and silver. There are two dings in the corners of one of the speakers, and a couple of marks which have been touched up which makes one of the speakers in very good condition whilst the other is in excellent. Ribbons and mesh are fine no holes marks, etc, the wood grain is also fine no mould or color discoloration except those two spots.

Functional Condition:
9/10:
Tested on Linn LK1 pre-amp and LK2 amp both speakers sound amazing. Words cannot describe how amazing these speakers sound both are functional and sonically sound good (balance is fine), playing bass-heavy music, operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found. If you would like a hearing pre-purchase please message me and I can send a video or upload on youtube

Product Line:
Audio & Visual

Product Category:
Speakers

Product Manufacturer / Brand:
Apogee

Product Model Number:
Centaur minor

Country of Manufacturer:
USA

Vintage Year:
1991

Product Rarity:
4/5 Rare

Scale from 1 to 5:
1 = MANY for sale or available on the market not very rare
5 = VERY RARE/GEM a handful on the market

Product Specification URL:
http://www.reality-audio.com/centaur_minor.html
https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/apogee-acoustics-company-special/apogee-centaur-minor/

Dimensions:
Height: 100 cm
Width: 35 cm
Depth: 22 cm

Weight:
24kgs each
48kgs (pair)
boxing, wrapping etc (60kgs)

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