Posting ID : B1011041989
Date Posted : 2012-11-25
Group : Electronics By Owner
Elegant, Stylish Jamo 507 Tower Speakers -- With a stunning Lenticular Cabinet Design Concealing 5 Drivers (2 Woofers, 2 Midranges, 1 tweeter) Each in Black Ash Finish with Glass Tops -- These Décor freindly Bi-Amp / Bi-Wire Capable Loudspeakers Retailed for $1,300!
Although Denmark based Jamo is second only to B&W in Europe, they are a largely unfamilar brand in the USA. Very few of their models make it accross the pond, and in particular their more expensive tower speakers like these Jamo 507 speakers.
These 507 speakers have a very intresting design, where there are two 6.5" woofers built into the interior of the cabinet and ported in the rear. This design allows Jamo to make the front baffle very narrow, and the resulting gently curved cabinet is a very wife-pleasing design statement.
Functionally, these speakers are flawless -- they perform as new, and there are no marks on the drivers as well. Note that the two 6.5" woofers hidden in the interior of the speaker cabinet are not easy to see and evaluate. Cosmetically, the cabinets look terrific with just a few visible blemishes. The glass tops are beautiful, with no marks or chipped edges, and all of the gently arced side panels are also pristine. In the middle of the front side of each speaker there is a glass badge with the "Jamo 507" logo as a decal under the glass badge. Both glass badges are perfect, however one of the decals has some wrinkle to it underneath. This is not immediatly noticable. I have replaced replaced the 4 grills cloths in front with new material. The small top panels were originally held on by magnets, and the original owner replaced the weak magnets with Velcro tabs, however that made the upper grills stick out ever so slightly. I replaced the magnets with stronger ones and removed the velcro tabs, and the grills nest beautifully flush now as they were originally intended. However there is some glue residue form the areas where he had put the velcro tabs on the interior baffle. They are on the baffle under the grills and away form the tweeters and midranges, so those drivers are pristine. One of the cabinet rear panels had some cosmetic blemish that slightly altered the semi-gloss texture. I have cleaned it up as best that I could, and while it is extremely close as you can see in the rear photo it is not perfect and in strong light you can see a slight difference.
2 x 6.5" Imbedded / Internal Woofers with Rear Port Delivery System
2 x 4" Midranges
1" soft dome Tweeter
Bi-wireable, gold plated terminals
Curved Cabinet Walls
Mass loading cavity, to provide a level of in-room bass adjustment
. . . (1 x) 1" textile dome Tweeter
. . . (2 x) 4" Double Cone Midrange Drivers in D'Appolito configuration
. . . (2 x) 6.5" Reflex Bass Loading Woofers sealed into the ported cabinet
* Frequency Response: 40Hz - 20KHz + 3dB
* Sensitivity: (1W at 1M) 88 dB
* Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
* Crossover: 150 Hz and 3,000 Hz
* Power Handling: 150 Watts Nominal / 200 Watts Peak
* Cabinet Alignment: Rear Ported
* Dimensions inches:
. . . 34.8" Height
. . . 7.75" Wide
. . . 7.75" Deep (\
* Weight: 41.8 lbs
These elegant Jamo 507 Speakers are audio gems that retailed for $1,300 when new just eight years ago, and the average resale value of $720 regardless of condition. Although these Danish speakers are hugely popular in Europe, they are very rare in the USA. Here is an opportunity to buy a stunning pair at a great price.