Dismord wrote:LeeS wrote:Blimey mate, those TDL "References" were the "top-of-the-line" studio monitors produced by TDL. They may be worth a fair bit of money to someone.
Don't think I can blame the room they were used in, it's huge and other dynamics, some larger and Soundlab ULP X stats worked well in that setting . The room has very high ceilings and an appropriate amount of diffusion and absorption treatment. My present Usher BE 10's (+ a pair of Velodyne DD15 +'s) sound wonderful in it and there's sure no sign of any quacking. My suspicion is the crossovers on the References were overly complex and compared to today's lacking in musicality. I did enjoy them though for a number of years - my theory is speakers don't so much break-in as our brains learn to decode different distortions as we become familiar with them. Just a guess.
Anyhow, the References aren't' wasted as when visiting brats aren't' torturing them with their MP3's they get wheeled out into the back yard for parties. I'm one of those old audiophools who won't let anyone get drunk & stoned near my main system. Too many expensive accidents in the past.
Are you serious?
Someone I saw around the web spend some £4K importing a pair of those into the UK! And yours get wheeled out into the garden for parties....??
You need to do them up, advertise them for the equivalent of £3K (4800 AUD says http://www.xe.com) sell them and do some good with the money!
Unless you're quite rich, you're potentially letting a large asset go to the dogs.
People say things like this about them:
You have one of the most extrardinary 3d reference speakers made. They originally cost between 10,000 to 12,000 dollars. I trialed dozens (B & W, Martin Logan, electrostatic, etc.) and selected TDL 10 years ago. Wouldn't trade them for the world. Congratulations on your inheritence.