ESS 6" AMT Black Speakers – Massdrop Exclusive
ESS 6" AMT Black Speakers – Massdrop Exclusive
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The ESS 6-inch AMT speakers are part of a lineup of audiophile-grade floorstanding speakers that contain the ESS Heil AMT (Air Motion Transformer). The original air motion transformer was created by noted German physicist Oskar Heil, and his patent was licensed exclusively to ESS Laboratories for production in the US Read More

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Mar 3, 2019
1979-1980 I recall walking into my favorite audio store and listened to the ESS Heil for the 1st time. 40 some years later I can still sense the excitement of hearing them... 1399 is a great price, the ESS site lists them at 1800. Now I’m thinking how a nice 300B amp could sound with these!
lavakillu
6
Mar 5, 2019
Those were special days for audiophiles! There were so many companies just killin' it! Dahlquist, Heil, Celestion, Great American Sound, Phase Linear, Nakamichi, Tandberg, Revox ...Difference was, if you did your research, worked a bunch of extra shifts and saved your cash, you could afford to buy top of the line equipment...something not possible now days.
TJG-MD
57
Mar 1, 2019
There is a good blurb on Partime Audiophile about these speakers. Basically discusses them as standmounts. This is a very good price for these speakers. https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2017/10/14/rmaf-2017-ess-labs-40-years-strong-all-night-long/amp/ The open top allows for imaging and the speakers are very well made.
Tennislife
1
Mar 2, 2019
How about these vs Sierra 2 with Raal?
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Rusk
28
Mar 1, 2019
Consumer Reports tested some ESS speakers years and years ago. They were a group of "expensive" loudspeakers--the most expensive speakers Consumer Reports has ever tested, around $600 a pair in the late 70s or maybe around 1981. I'm sure they were a different model. Still, they tied for first place. The frequency response of the tweeters, from about 800 hz on up was almost a flat line, nearly as flat as an amplifier. I don't think it went quite as deep in the bass as the other 1st place speaker. These tweeters cost about $220 each. If I could afford these, I would buy them. I just can't afford them right now. Note: ESS makes the tweeters themselves, in the US.
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Tsanguine
78
Mar 1, 2019
I would love to listen and try these buy wouldn't be able to remotely justify the price. I'll keep keeping an eye out for ESS and Ohm Walsh speakers on craigslist.
FrostyP
495
Mar 1, 2019
I could get a pair of Neumann KH 80 for less and I can guarantee you they would sound better

Cajondrummer
25
Mar 2, 2019
I guarantee that the Neumann dome tweeter cannot match the Heil’s stunning transients. And no question you lose on the bass too.
FrostyP
495
Mar 5, 2019
lmao whatever you tell yourself, I'll take scientifically designed speakers over hi-fi audiofool nonsense any day
pirk
12
Mar 1, 2019
I hope they sound better than they look. I can see people confusing it for a trash can. 
Rusk
28
Feb 28, 2019
That's a good price for these speakers. The tweeter is really something special.
Mael
40
Feb 28, 2019
For the price tag on these, I feel like I'm seeing to really iffy construction. The plastic(?) case on the front of the tweeters looks like it's been broken and someone tried to putty it back together with limited success. The vent slot (I assume) at the bottom looks like the bit slipped on the right side and it's uneven. And they went through all the trouble with the nice finish and grills, but all I can see in the one image is those giant, hardware store standard hex bolts in the back. I bet they sound levels more amazing than anything I have though.
PCMM1
10
Feb 28, 2019
A great speaker!! I love the AMT and the 94dB sensitivity!! However no international shipping..... T_T
WongChenTao
1
Mar 1, 2019
Use cargo service, read this for information : https://www.moneyhero.com.hk/blog/zh/美國集運-轉運公司-運費-服務-比較 But the customer support of Massdrop is a joke, I tried to asking for packing dimensions and shipping weight for fill in the cargo service online form, after several emails, nobody could give me an answer, once said no information could offer, once said it weight 720oz, once said only could know after the group buy, very funny answer. By the way, I am Wilmer
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dadbeh
29
Feb 27, 2019
This would barely be good interesting at $400. at $1400 it is just for suckers.
Tennislife
1
Feb 28, 2019
These vs Sierra 2 with Raal?
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