Shahinian Obelisk Speakers - 2nd Hand

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Pickup from Christchurch Show Room Only

We have available a pair of Shahinian Arc Mk1 speakers available. A cult HiFi classic, the Arcs are unlike anything you've heard before. There is some small damage on top of one of the speaker cabinets (see photo) but other wise these are in very good condition. We reccomend you come in and take a look and audition these. No Box, buyer must pick up from Soundline Christchurch, 3 months warranty.

Shahinian loudspeakers are an American loudspeaker brand founded by Dick Shahinian. Dick started his design career working for Harman where he designed their Citation 13 loudspeaker. Dick believed that the reason that most loudspeakers at the time didn’t sound lifelike was because sound doesn’t just come towards you from a point source. To get truly lifelike sound an omni-directional design is required. As a result the original shahinian omni-directional speaker was born.

The OBELISK is the first loudspeaker designed and produced by us in 1977. At the time, its shape and acoustical disposition were considered radical. Today it is positively conservative compared to what has come and gone. It was kind of a "first," but its durability over the years is not due to novelty as much as its absolute performing superiority. It has been revised several times as new, exciting technology and devices appeared. Today's OBELISK could not have been built in 1977. It is still the only genuine poly/omnidirectional loudspeaker on the market. (If you believe any planar loudspeaker is omnidirectional, just walk between a pair, and listen to the music drop.) Let's remember that any sound in the universe has a polyradial trajectory away from its point of source; not direct, axial. Does it not seem reasonable to attempt duplicating reality? The OBELISK docs; and rather succeeds. For its size and price, its actual response is nothing short of remarkable; it performs best when out in the open, away from walls and corners. Room placement/storage is facilitated as it is fitted with four twin-wheel casters suitable for carpeted or hard floors. It recreates space . . . and possesses a sense of scale. It is still unique; it makes music!

 Rear-mounted passive radiator design with 8-in polypropylene curvilinear cone woofer, two 38mm Titanium ultralight exposed dome midranges, and four W-shaped Titanium/polyimide dome supertweeters. Designed as a genuine poly/omnidirectional speaker which performs best in the open, away from walls and corners. Features woofer with 1 1/2-in aluminum high-temperature patented D.D. voice coils, 28-oz magnet, and magnesium basket; supertweeters with 10-mm voice coils, filters at 6 dB woofer, 18 dB midrange, 18 dB supertweeter; 3.0 amp quick blow fuse. Dual binding posts. Fitted with four twin-wheel casters suitable for carpeted or hard floors.

 

Power handling: 200W max

Frequency Response: -3dB/28-18,000 Hz

Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms.

Sensitivity: 89 dB

Dimensions: 381 W x 330 D x 762mm H

Finish: Oak, Walnut, Cherry, or Rosewood

Weight: 6.8 Kg