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FOR SALE: Rare 1987 B&W Matrix 3, Series 1, Floor Standing Loudspeakers with Floor Spikes Featured
Selling my rare Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) Matrix 3 Series 1 loudspeakers. These are the ones with the soft dome tweeters.
They are from 1986/87.
Power handling is 50 - 200W watt 4 ohms. Each speaker ways 29 kilos and measures 91cm high, 26cm wide and 41 cm deep.
Sensitivity is 90db.
Condition is very good. The speakers were the first to use the famous matrix cabinet enclosure later used in the 800 series speakers, which provides no cabinet resonance. Very rare in this condition, all drivers in perfect condition. They are sealed boxes allowing them to be placed close to walls. This also affords them a very tight bass. They have a Ferrofluid cooled tweeter to allow them play loud without damaging the tweeter. They are primarily used to play classical, jazz and instrumental music with the occasional classic rock. They originally sold for $5000 back in 1986/7 - about $9000 in today's dollars.
They have been driven by a range of amplifiers over the years including large solid state and valve amplifiers. They have many many years of life left in them.
I do not have the original packaging to ship these in, so my preference is to sell them locally to someone who can collect them. I live in Sydney.
Owners manual, floor spikes, spike shoes and speaker grills.