Larsen LP720 Pyramid Omnidirectional Vintage Speakers
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Sold Date: 02/27/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay UK
For sale here are my extremely rare Larsen LP720 Pyramid Speakers. Made by the Swedish custom speaker builder Bengt Larsen in the late 1960's and early 70's to a very high standard and unique omnidirectional design using the best Scandinavian drive units available at the time made by Norwegian company SEAS as used by Bang and Olufson and other top Hi-Fi manufactures. These units have a 10" SEAS woofer mounted facing the floor and the highly renowned SEAS H 087 1.5" tweeter facing the ceiling all in a sealed 40 litre obelisk shaped cabinet finished in walnut veneer. I have been testing these with a Leak Stereo 30 and they produce a very nice warm sound that you just cant find on speakers today with surprisingly good imaging baring in mind the omnidirectional design.
Good Bits Original drive units. Original veneer. Original top grilles. Original speaker cloth. Original feet. Good working order and condition (very good baring in mind the age)
Bad Bits Fitted with modern jumbo speaker terminals. (originally had rather thin flying cables) Few minor chips and discolouration to veneer (very good baring age) Split to speaker cloth on one speaker. (barely noticeable as taped from behind and its underneath)
One of the tweeters has been re-wound in the past. I am very fussy about my Hi-Fi so over the last few days I have added gold band resisters to the crossover to attenuate the tweeters to have near perfect matching impedance at 5.9 ohms each across the tweeters. They now sound great and if they don't sell my brother wants them to replace his BBC LS monitors as they sound much better.
These speakers weigh about 10Kg each so would prefer collection, with payment in cash. I will post if required but will be expensive and difficult to send.
If you want to see or hear them you are welcome to come over and see them just message me with a contact number and I will call you.
The company is still going and have a website / as you will see we are talking very high end.
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