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15" Hawthorne Silver Iris coaxial speakers - open baffle - $265 (Frederick)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Hawthorne Audio
model name / number: 15" Silver Iris coaxial
size / dimensions: 15 inches diameter

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Offered for sale (please request photos if interested): 15" full range coaxial Silver Iris open baffle speakers, two-way with integral tweeter made to be installed in an open baffle. These speakers have been in climate-controlled storage and have had little use. They are often used in DIY systems and require only a flat plywood panel of the appropriate size and a jig saw to cut a 15" hole in it. They create a full open, dipole sound that fills a room like few other systems can, with time-alignment and very good sound-staging and imaging characteristics.

Darrell Hawthorne of Hawthorne Audio retired not long ago, but for a dozen years they produced some of the most popular open baffle speakers in the United States. The Silver Iris speakers employ two drivers made specifically for Hawthorne Audio by Eminence, the well-regarded audio manufacturer. They originally sold for $570 for the pair plus shipping. This pair comes with crossovers but the components should be re-assembled on a more robust wood panel.

A quote from a review:
"Hawthorne [is] an ideal way for even a beginner to get started in constructing their own high-end speaker. It really is easy to have the SIs up and playing music on a simple baffle in less than a couple of hours."
See full review here: http://www.tnt-audio.com/casse/ha_si_part1_e.html

You'll find lots of information about the Hawthorne speakers on-line, including many discussions on audio forums and additional reviews. This pair for sale is guaranteed to work perfectly and is in excellent condition, gently used. The photos shown are not mine but come from online sources.

Specifications
Type: Open baffle three-way loudspeaker
Sterling Silver Iris OB 15" Coaxial Unit
Driver: 15-inch premium full-range coaxial driver with heavy gauge cast basket
Voice Coil: 2-inch
Power Handling: 150 watts RMS
Impedance: 8 Ohms
System Sensitivity: 97.3 dB/W/m
Qt: 0.70
XMax: 3.45mm
Fs: 35.9Hz
Magnet weight: 38ounces
Frequency range: 36Hz to 21kHz
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