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Thread: For Sale - Impulse H2 Loudspeakers in lovely condition

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    Default For Sale - Impulse H2 Loudspeakers in lovely condition

    I may regret this but I am selling my lovely Impulse H2's as my best friend has offered me his Acoustic Vienna's that he has had sitting around for 3 years. Unfortunately I cannot keep the H2's as well as the Vienna's and so the H2's have to go up for sale. Plus my better half certainly will not entertain 3 pairs of speakers in the house.

    A bit about the H2's, I purchased them about two years ago from a professional musician, he had two pairs as he previously had two residences, one abroad, and when that changed sold these. When he purchased them he had the mid-range and bass drivers professionally refurbished, I think about 8 years ago, which involved having the driver ring foams replaced. I believe that the only other thing that has been done is the front speaker cover cloth has been replaced with a much thinner one than original, it is an excellent black match and is not noticeable, it probably improves the sound as well. The speaker cabinets are both in extremely good condition with no obvious scratches or damage to the oak veneer or the carcass, there are some minor cosmetic marks to the rears. The photos show clearly how good they are.

    Any body who is a keen on musicality from a HiFi system will probably know about Impulse H2's, they are a highly respected Horn loud speaker, with a mid-range horn at the top, a very good tweeter below and the Bass driver below that which is a horn and is ported out the bottom of the cabinet. They are a very, very musical speaker and I have found them to be very good on all types of music, and I listen to most genres. They have very good controlled low end bass, are well balanced and produce a very good soundstage.

    In my experience I would say they are more sensitive than stated below and I have easily driven them with my 24W mono block 300B Valve amps (and I use a passive pre-amp).

    Below taken from http://www.acoustica.org.uk/impulse/impulse.html

    "Impulse H2: Arguably the best of the lot. A derivative of the H1 which appears to have superceded it. Mostly handmade cabinet, same driver complement as H1, but a simplified bass horn folding leads to reduced cabinet volume with negligible loss of sensitivity and extension. Capable of stupendous bass quality and extension - although specified for cutoff at 40Hz, in-room measurements at home show extension flat down to 30Hz, -6dB at c.27Hz. Positioning close to the rear wall is recommended, but this speaker is remarkably unfussy about siting. Tractrix midhorn with driver open to rear and top, inverted-dome tweeter Sensitivity 95dB/W, 8ohm
    Drivers: 8.5" Seas bass; 4.5" Seas mid; Focal tweeter.
    Crossover ponts: 800Hz; 4Khz; 2nd order summed response.
    Size: 1160mm H x 270mm W x 480mm D
    Finishes: Rosewood or Oak with cloth inserts
    Weight: approx 65KG / 140lb a Pair"

    They weigh around 30kg each so postage/courier would be very expensive hence pick up only, alternatively I would be willing to meet up to 150miles from home (purchase in advance in this case).

    I am very happy to demonstrate at my home, if you see and hear them then you are likely to buy. Please note these have not been played around with and are as described.

    The price is £1800 (please note this does not include the Chord jumpers in the photos, I will supply high quality jumper speaker cable)

    I am also selling, on behalf of the same friend his Vincent SV-234 solid state amplifier, advertised on AOS, which works very well with the H2's, in case you are looking for a complete high end system.

    Any question please PM me. Note they are stood on platforms on rollers that I use to make it easier to move them, the purchaser is welcome to have these.

















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    Amended to say "I would be willing to meet up to 150miles from home (purchase in advance in this case)".
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    Michel GyroDec, SME IV arm, Michel Cusis MC cartridge, Furutech Cable, LFD MMC special phono stage, RaspberryPi/HifiBerry Digi to Beresford Caiman SEG DAC, Meridian 508 CD, Tisbury passive pre-amp, pair Renaisance RA-01 300b amps, Impulse H2's and Wilson Benesch ARC speakers depending on how I feel, Chord Epic speaker leads, & signature links, the Eccose Conductor CA1 cd to pre

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    Great speakers! Owned a couple of pairs over the years. Used mine with Audio Note Meishu SS 300B - stunning combination!! Good luck with the sale. 62

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty2 View Post
    Great speakers! Owned a couple of pairs over the years. Used mine with Audio Note Meishu SS 300B - stunning combination!! Good luck with the sale. 62
    Thanks Mark, they are great speakers, my friend just made me an offer I could not refuse on his Vienna Acoustics.
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    Surely someone would like these lovely H2's they are really great speakers.
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    Michel GyroDec, SME IV arm, Michel Cusis MC cartridge, Furutech Cable, LFD MMC special phono stage, RaspberryPi/HifiBerry Digi to Beresford Caiman SEG DAC, Meridian 508 CD, Tisbury passive pre-amp, pair Renaisance RA-01 300b amps, Impulse H2's and Wilson Benesch ARC speakers depending on how I feel, Chord Epic speaker leads, & signature links, the Eccose Conductor CA1 cd to pre

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    Hi Mark " Opps ! " Adam

    Maybe down to 2 things , You say they have not been messed with and also say the have had the drivers re done re foamed , So they are not std any longer , Also the price looks a little OTT , Other have sold for £1K -£1.2K

    But as with your add if people are willing to pay you have the price correct

    Just my thoughts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Hi Mark

    Maybe down to 2 things , You say they have not been messed with and also say the have had the drivers re done re foamed , So they are not std any longer , Also the price looks a little OTT , Other have sold for £1K -£1.2K

    But as with your add if people are willing to pay you have the price correct

    Just my thoughts
    Hi, not sure who Mark is I'm Adrian.

    When I say not messed with I mean that drivers and crossovers have not been changed and the cabinets are original. It is very unlikely that there are any out there that have not had the driver foams replaced or need them doing, as they all deteriate with time. I looked at values of H2's and several very carefully before I purchased these and anything below £1.5K were generally poor physically needeing work to sort out drivers and cabinets. It is not uncommon to have to spend £500 - £700 to sort out a pair of these to get them back into good order. What I came across at the price range you are talking about needed work. H2's I found to be any good were £1500-2200, so I have priced them fairly in the middle of that.

    This pair definitely do not need work and are in very good condition, and I am sure whoever buys them will see that.
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    i run impulse speakers , they are so beautiful to listen to and they are used every night and mine would probably match high end Kudos speakers . a friend who sold his modded H2 has missed them ever since .

    highly recommended
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    I rate Impulse speakers , I'm on my second pair of H6's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    I rate Impulse speakers , I'm on my second pair of H6's
    Can’t tempt you with these then?
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    Michel GyroDec, SME IV arm, Michel Cusis MC cartridge, Furutech Cable, LFD MMC special phono stage, RaspberryPi/HifiBerry Digi to Beresford Caiman SEG DAC, Meridian 508 CD, Tisbury passive pre-amp, pair Renaisance RA-01 300b amps, Impulse H2's and Wilson Benesch ARC speakers depending on how I feel, Chord Epic speaker leads, & signature links, the Eccose Conductor CA1 cd to pre

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