SL2

Cdb posted:

Well, I've joined the club! I didn't get the speakers that S3 alerted me to. I hesitated because I would have needed to drive a long way to see what the mark amounted to and this coincided with my aunt having some medical problems that she needed help with so I was driving south rather than north. However, I think as a result of this thread, I was contacted by someone who wanted to sell their cherry SL2s (2007) and I picked them up on Sunday. I have got them working but I think only at about 85% correctly installed. I need to cut a slit in the carpet to get the spikes onto the solid floor and I want to check the positioning first before I do that - of course that's a bit chicken and egg, but my starting point is the same position as the SBLs. I also wanted to make sure the cross-overs were working as the previous owner was using them active. I'm assuming there might be some warm up time for the crossovers. Anyhow they sound excellent already and will no doubt improve when finally sited. Richard's advice and all the comments here are very helpful.

The cabinets are very good but could do with some minor attention in a few places. For example there's some slight fading on the tops. However, I take it from the reply that Ken got, that given the varnish finish, polishing is pointless. Did anyone try any of the suggested treatments?

Photos to come when set-up completed.

Clive

How do you like the sound so far?

Thanks for the good wishes! The step up from the SBLs is more significant than I anticipated. And my SBLS are late and had new tweeters last year. I find the most obvious difference is in the treble frequencies of which there is simply more detail. Occasionally it has seemed a bit too much of a good thing but I think better assembly and more secure spiking will help that. I'm not sure there is any greater bass extension but it is better articulated. But overall most importantly, as others say, they are very simply very musically engaging. 

Clive

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