Loth-X Troubadour – £3999

Used Loth-X Troubadour Speakers.

These are very rare folded horn speakers with 104 dB sensitivity using full range drivers with Alnico magnets. They are finished in a beautiful hardwood and sound amazing. Detailed highs, very sweet mids and fast, clean and detailed bass. These are best close to a wall or in corners.

They use a coated paper driver and huge alnico magnets made by Loth-X and designed by Stefan Stamm. They have just had the cone spiders and surrounds finished in everlasting cloth material by Speaker and Lowther expert David Pinnegar . They will not now need re-doing for a lifetime. They are exceptionally well made and are sequential serial numbers too.

Don’t miss out. It’s not likely you’ll see another pair anytime soon and they are not made anymore.

Dimensions: W 28 cm x D 44 cm x H 123 cm

8 ohm; 104db; 40hz-20khz frequency response

Review here http://www.audioevidence.com/troubadour.html

and of sister Polaris using same Stamm driver: https://www.tnt-audio.com/casse/lothpolaris_e.html

Some specs:

http://www.audioevidence.com/lothx.html

Peerless 100-20 co-ax drivers – offers

Rare 9 inch drivers with tweeter on frame in front of bass-driver dust cap.

Alnico magnets.

Not the first time I find a good co-axial driver outperforms a good full ranger. E.g. Visaton B200, Fostex etc.

Peerless did not bother replying regarding driver parameters but sensitivity seems very high – about 95db.

Original Jensen caps (which measure fine) supplied but have replaced them just in case. – see image.

Mantrasound Naturelle speakers £1500

95db 8 ohm super fast 5 inch Supravox bass/mid drivers with special wooden phase plugs.
Silver inductors and top quality capacitors in outboard 1st order crossover.
Best sounding bespoke dipole tweeter ever.
Great with 300B amps and amps with fullsome bass e.g Monarchy SM 70 etc.
Retail was about £5000

click on images below for full-size pictures …

Role Audio Kayaks £750.

Excellent sub-compact 2 way loudspeakers in natural birch finish.

Extremely good, seamless crossover design.

Better than LS3/5a IMO.

Amazing imaging.

Include elegant magnetic grilles.
Dimensions: 8 X 5.5 X 6.5 inches, 20 X 14 X 17 cm

https://www.roleaudio.com/kayak

Gold Note XS-93 speakers ex-dem £3500

Retail £7500

White leather with piano black lacquered baffles.

Classic 3 way design with paper drivers.

Includes bespoke stands and spikes.

Rhodium plated terminals.

Crossover upgrades.

93db sensitivity, infinite baffle (sealed) , thin-wall construction.

Deep, fast bass, great detail. Superb with 300B SE amps!

Like a Spendor SP100R but faster, more responsive and suited to all music types.

A pretty-unique design combining the best practices of classic designs with modern technology.

More information from Gold Note’s website at the time in 2013 directly below the images…

The XS-93 is a real 93dB high sensitivity 3 way sealed loudspeaker designed to achieve the best possible natural audio resolution in an elegant cabinet which cosmetically matches any modern environment. The XS-93s use a new extra light plywood cabinet specifically tuned which features the whole frame treated with real leather that provides a rational frequency resonance control. The rear panel works as passive driver helping the bass response extension of the speaker, thus obtaining an exceptional lifelike sound quality. The 100 litres volume cabinet houses one 12.5″ paper custom cone woofer, the only available on the market today of this size powering a sealed design. This special driver has a soft foam suspension that ensures low bass response, astonishing speed and a very high efficiency. The 6.5″ midrange is the same XS-96 top quality hand made paper semi-flat cone capable of handling high power with fine detail and extremely fast transient and dynamic response. The 1″ soft dome tweeter has a double split phaser which enables great dispersion over the front baffle of the speaker and provides ultra-fine detail that guarantees a wide and deep soundstage with very natural resolution. The hand made crossover is made with custom components such as large size film foil capacitors and precision MOX resistors wired with Goldenote solid core custom cables. The XS-93 features the Goldenote BP-01 binding posts exclusively treated with rhodium 100% nickel free to preserve perfect conductivity.

MAIN DETAILS Loudspeaker – 93dB high efficiency sealed speaker – 6ohm – 3way Floorstanding 105cm tall, 37cm wide, 40cm deep – 40Hz-20000Hz – 12″ paper woofer – 6,5″ paper Midrange – 1″ soft dome Tweeter TYPE: 3 way sealed speaker FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 40-20000Hz ±3dB SENSITIVITY: 93dB spl (2,83Volts/1mt) TWEETER: 1″ soft dome driver. MIDRANGE: 6,5″ paper cone driver. WOOFER: 12,5″ paper cone custom driver. SUGGESTED POWER AMPLIFIER: 5Watts – 100Watt MAX POWER HANDLING: 160Watts RMS IMPEDANCE: 4Ω nominal (8Ω from 500-20000Hz) quite resistive phase CROSSOVER: 350Hz@12dB/Octave – 4500Hz@12dB/Octave UPGRADES CROSSOVER components: PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS: (LxDxH): 360mm x 400mm x 1050mm with Integrated Stand VOLUME: 100 Litres each WEIGHT: 30.00 Kilos (88Lbs.) each packed FINISHES GENUINE LEATHER: Handcrafted real Italian leather with walnut front panel.

Excellent Loth-X Stamm Drivers – £2000

The Loth-X are the best-sounding unmodified full-range drivers ever with beautifully machined frames, stiff cone-doping giving a pistonic movement (no folding) and high quality speaker terminals etc.   104db to 108db sensitivity – horn cab dependent.

Flat 8 ohm and extremely rare as were not sold separately from speaker cabs.