The Model 1 is a smallish monitor speaker with an incredible pair of lungs. It measures a foot tall, 6.5″ wide and 9″ deep. But placed them on sturdy heavy stands and powered through quality amplifiers, the Model 1 will produce a musical stage that is far bigger than its own physical presence. In a small and medium size room, these speakers will fill the room with audio pleasure. Mids were smooth and warm (courtesy of the Dynaudio drivers) with nicely detailed highs. Bass does get down to an impressive 50Hz with its pair of 5″ woofers but with some rear wall reinforcement, makes them sound deeper. These speakers are all about the imaging and soundstaging. If you listen to a lot of vocals and jazz, these speakers will make a good choice. Heavy rock is probably out of the picture for them (unless you run them together with a subwoofer).
Cosmetically, the speakers are in very nice shape with minor scuff marks here and there. The top of one speaker has a water residue mark from a cold/warm drink being placed on top. Some wood polishing and staining should conceal it. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack it for safe shipping.