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Excellent condition speakers with minor signs of usage. Pictures of the imperfections can be found

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05 May, 2013 21:47:45 BST
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Wallington, United Kingdom


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Excellent condition speakers with minor signs of usage. Pictures of the imperfections can be found at

2.0 System



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Bookshelf or Stand mount





Audio Inputs:

Banana Jack, Raw Cable Jack



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JPW Sonata pair speakers real wood walnut finish in excellent condition with free p&p 


‘Time warp’ pair of JPW Sonata speakers finished in a rare, handmade real walnut veneer cabinet. 

They are in excellent condition. There are some minor knocks and scratches if you get up very close to them otherwise they would be described 'as new'.

All imperfections have been detailed at 

They feature an Audax tweeter and ELAC mid/bass driver in a sealed / infinite baffle cabinet, and sound amazing.

A wonderful, award-winning, neutral-sounding pair of speakers that have been hand made in England.

A verbatim transcript of their review in What Hifi May 1991 can be found at: 

Pretty much impossible to find in this condition, in this finish, for sale, anywhere. 

I consider this to be the most detailed, balanced review of the JPW Sonata speakers.

I particular like their neutral sound, punchy bass-lines, ease of drive with low powered amps and non-fussy positioning... And furthermore, that wood finish is divine...They're like a piece of furniture! 

Technical Specification:

Frequency range     70Hz – 20kHz (+/- 2dB @ 2m on axis)

Sensitivity                  87dB for pink noise input of 1W

Impedance                8 Ohms nominal

Power rating             70W Continuous

Drive Units                165mm paper cone bass unit with PVC surround

                                    14mm dome tweeter with ferro-fluid damping

Dimensions              320mm high x 230mm wide x 215mm deep

Weight                       4.6Kg


Towards the end of the production of the JPW Sonata, Richer Sounds acquired JPW and later editions are finished in vinyl-wrap veneer to significantly reduce production costs. The sound and finish, and ultimate value of the later editions are much less than the real wood veneer versions, and especially, the natural walnut (and also the ash) finish edition. 

Getting your hands on them: 

Free P&P is included in the sale to mainland UK postal areas. 

The speakers will be well-packaged and send insured, via a courier, usually APC Overnight due to the speed and quality of the service. 

International delivery is available, at extra cost. Please ask for a quote.

You're also welcome to pick them up, where my p&p cost will be refunded.

Carriage weight is 11Kg. 

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