Silverline Audio Sonata Floorstanding Speakers; Gloss Black Pair
Product: Silverline Audio Sonata Floorstanding Speakers; Gloss Black Pair
Product SKU: 19538
Serial Number: 1291A, 1291B
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear including a tiny nick on the lower right side of each speaker, and a small rub mark on the right near the top of one of the speakers. Outstanding condition overall - the condition will please even the most discerning audiophile.
What is Included: Pair of speakers, Spikes, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: Circa 1999
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: The Sonatas are very big, at 45" high, and also very heavy, at 130 pounds each. The review pair were beautifully finished in Rosewood on all sides, including the rear. Although they come with the requisite grille, I found them to be most attractive with the grilles off, and that is the way I listened to them much of the time.
The rear panel has a large 4" port and huge speaker binding posts, configured for bi-wiring or bi-amping.
These speakers are a five-way design, meaning that there is a tweeter, mid-tweeter, mid-range, mid-woofer, and woofer. This requires 4 crossover frequencies, which for the Sonatas, are 600 Hz, 1.2 kHz, 2 kHz, and 3.5 kHz. The slope is not specified, but from my tests, which indicated quite a bit of the same frequency coming from more than one driver at the same time, it must be quite shallow.
The tweeter and mid-tweeter are both soft dome designs, while the mid-range driver is a cone, as shown below.
The Silverline Audio Sonatas have their virtues and their faults, but mostly virtues. Building a five-way design is very, very difficult, but Alan Yun appears to have done a great job with these. Although sine waves came from more than one driver, I still enjoyed the music, which is the bottom line. They sound wonderful, have a furniture quality build, are beautiful, and all things considered together, are a good value.
Shipping: Shipping within the Continental USA is approximately $299- This includes securing to a pallet with adequate protection and shipping via FedEx Freight to a residential address anywhere in the Continental USA. This rate can be reduced by $60 if a commercial delivery address available or if item can be picked up at nearest FedEx Freight depot. FedEx Freight charges a residential delivery fee otherwise which is included in our flat rate charge.