I just won a local estate auction for a pair of Celestion SL6Sis. They were hard to make out in the online photos, and I think that's why my bid won. Judging from what they go for on eBay, I made out.
So I picked them up today. They amazingly came with a ton of heavy speaker cable (which I haven't gone through yet) and were mounted on their original equipment steel Celestion stands, which weigh a ton. So a total score!
The cabinets are a bit beat up but the grilles are nice. Then I pull the grilles off.
Two dented tweeters! These are the later aluminum dome tweeters. Maybe my investment wasn't as good as I thought it was. I started to think that at least I can part them out and get my money back.
But when I set them up and plugged them in to my NAD 7100 receiver, I was quite impressed. These sound pretty good. On the stands they throw a good soundstage and sound quite well-balanced. Bass is a little absent but for a small two-way monitor I'm not surprised.
My short listen didn't uncover anything that would lead me to believe that the tweeters were not functioning normally. I'm going to try them out against a few other pairs of my speakers lying around (Paradigm Atoms, B&W DM601s, Polk Monitor 7s) to see what I can tease out. photo1.jpgphoto3.jpgphoto2.jpgphoto1.jpgphoto3.jpgphoto2.jpg