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Naim SBL project

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by tiggers, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Perhaps I was unlucky. When one of my tweeters back in the day I tried to remove the other without damage to sell it but simply could not get them out. In the end I had to drive a screw into the tweeter surround to get a purchase.
     
  2. Kraus

    Kraus Member

    As they are in Fordingbridge they might well have belonged to Doug Graham, although other Naim employees do tend to live around Salisbury.
     
  3. MJS

    MJS Trade: Witch Hat Audio

    ^ I'd have no qualms about buying anything local to Salisbury, it will almost certainly be ex-employee or friend of one.
     
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  4. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    The trouble is they don't stack up with what the seller is saying. I have been in touch and he said they were built in 86/87 so they can't have the later cabinets. He thinks the mid/bass drivers may have been upgraded at some point, but earlier on here divedeepdog pointed out they look like the later cabs so what gives. I'm not criticising the seller btw as I'd have no more of a clue, but I just don't know what they are or what their history is. Tempted to take a punt on them one minute, but... then the next I'm not .... I have a rule when buying cars ... if anything at all makes me feel wary I walk away and it's served me well over the years.
     
  5. colasblue

    colasblue pfm Member

    In 1987 the only standard options you got on finish would have been black ash and walnut, and they look like neither of those. Perhaps they were a bespoke finish back then specifically for a director, and made in a non standard veneer and to a slightly better spec of finish.

    Pity the seller's photography isn't a bit better!
     
  6. divedeepdog

    divedeepdog pfm Member

    I’ve had another look, I wouldn’t bet against them being Walnut and the poor photograph/flash has highlighted the box edges, however, they’re the best I’ve seen for sale for a while.
     

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