For Sale B&W 685 (S1) pair

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  1. mansr

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    Pair of Bowers & Wilkins 685 (S1) speakers in dark wood (wenge) effect finish. Good condition apart from cosmetic damage near tweeter on one speaker (no effect on sound, invisible with grill mounted).

    Items included:
    - 685 speaker pair
    - Grills
    - Foam plugs
    - Manual
    - Original packaging

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    Price and currency: £150
    Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
    Payment method: Cash on collection
    Location: Southampton
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    Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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    Are these still available? When you say damage, what exactly is this? I can't see it in the photos...
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  3. mansr

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    Still available. Here's a close-up photo of the tweeter. The metal bezel was coming loose (after warranty expired, naturally), and in re-fastening it, I spilled a little glue, which the material on the front plate didn't take kindly to, resulting in a permanent smudge.

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    Thanks. How well will these sound placed close to a rear wall. I'm asking as I know they are front-ported but fairly deep. I don't have much space to play with!
     
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    Bass reinforcement from a rear wall should be no more of a problem with these than with other speakers of similar design, and being bookshelf speakers, their bass extension isn't all that deep to begin with, rolling off considerably below 50Hz (spec sheet says -3dB at 49Hz). The foam plugs can also be used to dampen the bass if necessary. If you're using some kind of bass management and/or DSP-based room correction, all this matters much less.
     
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    Hi,

    Still got these? Consider posting them?
     
  7. mansr

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    They're still here. I suppose I could post them, though I don't know how much postage would be.
     
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    If you could find out, that would be great. Or get box dimensions and weight and I can get quotes.
     
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    Parcelforce express48 seems to be about £28. The box is 53x43x46 cm, marked 16.8 kg.
     
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    UPS seem to do a next day service for £13.19 according to Parcel 2 go. Based on your dimensions / weight.

    I'd like to offer you your £150, but delivery included (£13.20 seems like a reasonable amount to negotiate off, lol). But due to your lack of feedback, I would like you to send the speakers first, and I will pay on arrival (at least used to be a common practice on here, I had to do it for my first couple purchases, and have insisted on it in the past too). Feel free to check my feedback here, and on ebay (same username) for confidence.

    EDIT: The money is sitting waiting, and can be sent either via Paypal (gift or regular, whatever you prefer), or bank transfer.
     
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    Bizarre, UPS is usually horribly expensive, but it looks correct. How about we split the shipping cost?
     
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    Bump.
     
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    These still for sale ?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Don't suppose you are ever near London?
     
  16. mansr

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    Not really, but I can post them as discussed above. Let's say £155?
     
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    Hi, i'll take them posted for 155 if they're still available?
     
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    They're all yours.
     
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    Great, moving to PM.
     

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