Snell Acoustics Type A Series III, Special Walnut Finish from Snell Estate - SOLD
Snell Acoustics made great speakers right down the road from us, initially in Newburyport, and later in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Snell Acoustics were founded in 1976 by Peter Snell to develop a speaker that "disappeared" sonically; providing the listener with uncolored and pure music. Snell's approach combined excellent quality drivers sourced from Europe, and hand-built, hand-matched crossovers to ensure those drivers were performing at Peter's highest possible standards.
It is rumored that Peter Snell personally matched each pair of speakers to a "Reference" pair in his listening room, and we have had the nice opportunity to meet with his brother in Vermont to corroborate that story. Incredible attention to detail, and at a time before computer simulation and analysis!
These Snell Type A are very, very special. With sequential/matched serial numbers this pair of "A's" were hand selected, finished in a special book-matched walnut veneer to match his parent's record cabinet. These speakers were given to Mr. & Mrs. Snell in August of 1984, and have been with the family ever since. We are humbled to be able to present these gorgeous heirlooms on behalf of the Snell family. We can also provide a letter from Roy Snell confirming their origins.
The imaging depth and breadth that are provided by these speakers is un-matched. The speakers come assembled in two sections: the top section housing a tweeter, midrange, a rear-firing tweeter, and the bulk of the hefty and complex crossover; and the bottom section home to a long-throw 12" mass-loaded paper cone woofer in a sealed enclosure.
These speakers have been serviced and tested. The midrange and woofer foam have been replaced. They are ready to last another 30+ years.
Demos are welcome in our Lawrence, MA showroom.
$1,749 (plus applicable sales tax)
*Shipping is not an option