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Alon IV tower speakers
Alon IV towers were one of the company’s most desired models, which retailed new for $4,000 without speaker cables, and we’re selling this used pair in for $1,495 including Alon’s dedicated tri-wire speaker cables. They’re an infinite baffle design which produces deep and powerful bass along with its open back midrange to provide a very transparent and engaging sound.
Stereophile’s review conclusion excerpts:
To reach the top ranks in tennis, it’s not enough to have a competent all-court game; the player must also have a “weapon”—a sizzling serve, powerful forehand, or lightning-quick volley. Similarly, to succeed in the competitive world of high-end audio, a speaker must not merely be competent in all the areas that audiophiles value; it must have a sonic weapon.
The Alón IV, in addition to well-balanced performance in all the traditional audiophile categories, has at least three such weapons. First, it’s able to present a wide and deep soundstage, with individual images well-defined within the soundstage. Second, the speaker’s ability to communicate the music’s dynamics is first-rate, at high levels or low. Finally, bass response, the sonic attribute that’s probably the most expensive to engineer into a loudspeaker, is as deep as it is tight.
Although analyzing a speaker’s performance according to various specific criteria is useful, I believe that this approach must be supplemented by a more global, Gestalt evaluation. Never mind the tonal balance, bass extension, soundstaging, imaging, etc.—what overall impression does the speaker make?
To come up with this sort of holistic judgment, you have to almost deliberately put aside the attitude of critical analysis, allowing yourself to be affected by the music alone. When you go into a room where the speaker is playing, do you hear sounds obviously produced by an electro-mechanical device, or does it sound much like music played and sung by people? Sometimes it even helps to be outside the listening room proper, to see how easily you can convince yourself that someone is playing music in the next room.
I was repeatedly struck by the Alón IVs’ essential “rightness.” It was easy to imagine that Dick Hyman, or at least his computerized alter-ego, was playing Fats Waller on a Bösendorfer Reproducing Piano in my listening room. It need hardly be said—but I’ll say it anyway… that the Alón IV represents excellent value. Strongly recommended.
Description: Three-way, floorstanding loudspeaker. Drive units: 1″ (25mm) metal-dome tweeter, 5″ (130mm) tri-laminate cone midrange, 12″ (300mm) fiber-cone woofer. Crossover frequencies: 400Hz, 3.5kHz. Anechoic frequency response: 29Hz–25kHz ±3dB. Low-frequency bandwidth (anechoic): –3dB at 29Hz, –9dB at 20Hz. Sensitivity: 87dB/W/m. Impedance: 3 ohms minimum. Amplifier requirements: 100W minimum, 200W recommended.
Dimensions: 48″ H by 15″ W by 18″ D. Weight: 105 lbs.