Snell Acoustics Type J-II Speakers, Walnut Veneer
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 I've met a few former employees who have corroborated that story. Incredible attention to detail, and at a time before computer simulation and analysis!
These Snell Type J-II speakers carry on Peter Snell's tradition, with a simple 2-way crossover, moderately sized bookshelf enclosure. The rear port allows for greater bass extension without adding port noise to the listener's immediate sound stage. These speakers have been rebuilt, with new crossover caps, tweeter diaphragms, tweeter ferrofluid, and woofer foam. They are ready to last another 40 years.
Demos are available at our Lawrence, MA showroom with COVID precautions in place.
$399 (plus applicable shipping and sales tax)