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[FS] Opera Consonance M12 Horns

Discussion in 'classifieds' started by slammed56, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. slammed56

    slammed56 pfm Member

    As we seem to be approaching the end of this Lockdown I felt that now would be the best time to offer these lovely sounding Opera Consonance M12’s for sale


    Rare to find for sale in the UK and a ideal way to get into Horn speakers on a budget


    I’ve owned them for 10 years now and have been very happy with there performance in my average size room (5x4.5m) , they are 97db sensitivity so very easy to drive , I’ve ran them with various low powered valve amps over the years , eventually settling on a Glasshouse 300b 9w SET which makes a wonderfull combination with them

    There only being moved on now to help fund a larger horn project as I now have more space in my new room (nearly 9x6m )

    I have another Tannoy based system which was meant to be for this large room but as it goes it sounds much better in the smaller dedicated room , leaving me with some space to experiment with bigger horns


    I bought them from a guy in Portugal and he had them shipped over to me in Glasgow , I believe he said he was the second owner and that they had been bought buy him as Ex-demo models in the UK


    Condition wise , I’d say there in overall good shape , there not in “as new“ perfect condition but are very presentable for there age , a few little bumps , chips here and there , I’ve tried to take pics of any damage as best as I can , maybe a little colour fade to the veneers but nothing that takes away from the overall look , I’ve never seen another pair to compare them too , so I’m probably just being picky here so as any potential buyer knows exactly what there getting


    They have had a repair done to one of the dust caps previous to me owning them , looks like it’s had a bash and been pulled out as best as possible , this is cosmetic and does not effect the sound in any way ......never really bothered me as it can only be seen on close inspection



    Previous owner has carried out a few worthwhile upgrades to these speakers which I’ve no doubt has upped their performance over their original spec


    Xovers have been upgraded to the mk2 model , originals will also be supplied


    The internal damping has been upgraded with lambs wool damping


    Also a pair of Horn Super tweeters were added inc suitable x overs , these just connect up to the horn binding posts and sit on top of the horns so can be added or removed with ease


    They come with the originally supplied speaker grills , floor Spikes , shipping crates and instruction booklet


    I’ve also got some Auralex Acoustics Gamma floor supports which I felt sounded better than the spikes in my wooden suspended floor room, these are actually designed for guitar amps to sit on but after a lot of expensive isolation mistakes , I found that these brought out the best in the bass performance of these Horns


    I’d welcome any potential buyer to come along and demo these before buying but realise that that may cause it’s on problems due to COVID restrictions that are still in place at present but as soon as this is lifted I will make sure they can be demonstrated in a clean, safe and social distanced environment

    I’ve got various valve amps that I can demo them with ,single ended and PP , or bring your own amp with you


    Buyer to collect from Glasgow or I can possibly help with delivery when restrictions allow


    Dimensions 950 x440 x500
    Weight 35kg


    £1300

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  2. CTank

    CTank pfm Member

    I'm not in the market, but good Lord, that's a lot of speaker for the money. My Consonance 300b amplifier is the favourite piece of HiFi I've owned, so I'd love to hear these.
     
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  3. eastone

    eastone pfm Member

    Peter Howson?
     
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  4. slammed56

    slammed56 pfm Member

    Craig Davison ;)
     
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  5. lawrence001

    lawrence001 pfm Member

    PM sent already on AoS
     
  6. mikeyb

    mikeyb pfm Member

    I should buy em to stop them going down sarf ;)

    Wonder how they compare to my Tannoy Berkeleys ..........
     
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  7. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    What a cracking music room. Nice rug too ;)
     
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  8. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    I am that guy, and I can confirm that I bought the ex-demo speakers from the UK distributor.

    Good luck with the sale.
     
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  9. Jimbobbyron

    Jimbobbyron pfm Member

    Gorgeous
     
  10. Mr Underhill

    Mr Underhill pfm Member

    Great looking speakers, but too much for my room.

    GLWTS.
     
  11. JimmyB

    JimmyB pfm Member

    Those are lovely and within reach and budget, I just don't have any valves or understanding partners to allow me these! GLWTS

    DO IT!
     
  12. lawrence001

    lawrence001 pfm Member

    Don't worry I plan to keep these up north. Too good for Southern pansies these speakers.
     
  13. BruceFlea

    BruceFlea pfm Member

    Cheers Lawrence!
     
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  14. glb

    glb Active Member

    Nice one mate let us know how you get on with them
     
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  15. Aural

    Aural Chris the Full Range fan

    ...and....? Did the sale fall through?
     
  16. BruceFlea

    BruceFlea pfm Member

    Think there’s a queue of around 200 trying to buy them!
     

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