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[WTD] Naim SBLs in walnut

Discussion in 'classifieds' started by Mickey Dale, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Mickey Dale

    Mickey Dale pfm Member

    Looking for a nice pair of walnut SBLs with MK2 bass drivers. The more pronounced the wood grain, the better!

    I'm located in West Yorks. Currently unable to travel due to lockdown, but happy to buy based on photos and use a good courier, so long as seller has proper naim boxes.

    Cheers,

    Mickey
     
  2. Dinovector

    Dinovector pfm Member

    Have you seen the pair Acoustica Chester has for sale on Ebay?
     
  3. Mickey Dale

    Mickey Dale pfm Member

    I did. I believe those are in cherry veneer but thanks for replying.
     
  4. Nye Samuel

    Nye Samuel Cymru am byth

    Have you tried TomTom Audio in St Albans, Hertfordshire?
     
  5. Mickey Dale

    Mickey Dale pfm Member

    I did! He has a pair but at £995, but I'm not struck by the wood grain. Thanks for the suggestion, Nye.
     
  6. anotherdom

    anotherdom pfm Member

    Have you seen pictures of any you like? I’m not sure much of the veneer used was anything too special.
     
  7. Mickey Dale

    Mickey Dale pfm Member

  8. anotherdom

    anotherdom pfm Member

    Fair comment - those are lovely!
     
  9. Mickey Dale

    Mickey Dale pfm Member

  10. Dinovector

    Dinovector pfm Member

    Sorry about that, worth a look anyway, I went back and after and saw they had no crossovers or boxes anyway

    Those speakers in the link look to be Black Walnut rather than the more usual European Walnut
     
  11. HiFiman

    HiFiman Don't tell him Pike

  12. Mr Underhill

    Mr Underhill pfm Member

    Having 'upgraded' the MkI to MkII the difference was not massive - but having new drivers was a must as I intend to keep the SBLs, period.
     
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  13. Mickey Dale

    Mickey Dale pfm Member

    I love my black pair. The desire for a walnut pair is purely cosmetic. I once went to the Bristol Hifi Show and heard active SBLs, finished in piano black. The guys were playing some classic Sinatra, and I'd never heard a system where the sound hovered metres in front of the speakers. Quite incredible for a pair of speakers that often get flack for being 2 dimensional in terms of imaging!
     
  14. Nye Samuel

    Nye Samuel Cymru am byth

    TTA seem to ask a lot of money for them!
     
  15. badlyread

    badlyread pfm Member

    Haggle!!
     
  16. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    I don't think the price is the sticking point, it's the wood grain ... so unless haggling can change the finish I don't think it will work for the OP.
     
  17. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Why not buy a tatty pair cheap and get them revineered in the wood of your choice?
     
  18. say it as it is

    say it as it is pfm Member

    how much would it cost to get them veneered? I have early black ones that could do with a reurb
     
  19. Nye Samuel

    Nye Samuel Cymru am byth

    Ask Wilmslow Audio.
     
  20. Dinovector

    Dinovector pfm Member

    I wouldn't think it would be cheap by the time you pull the drivers out and strip the old veneer ready for new veneer on top.

    If you have the will and a bit of skill it could be done at home reactive cheaply using an iron on glue film https://woodveneeruk.co.uk/shop/sundries/adhesives/wood-veneer-glue-film-adhesive/ and a large sheet of paper backed veneer https://woodveneeruk.co.uk/product-category/wood-veneers/flexible-veneer-sheets/
     

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