The Linn AV5140 are extraordinary speakers. Period. For the money, they have no equals at this price point. In fact, when Linn launched these speakers (in conjunction with their AV51 system), they were part of this complex setup that included Linn’s AV processor/preamp, multiple amps and a variety of AV series of speakers that make up a $27,000 package. If you had a chance to listen this system when they were auditioning at the hifi shows, you would have walked out of that room with your jaw dropping on the floor. It was such a surreal experience listening to music and watching a movie in that room.
This pair you see here are the tri-wired passive version. Its a true three way speaker with an 8″ woofer mounted on the rear. On the front sits the 4″ midwoofer and 3/4″ ceramic dome tweeter. Profile of the speaker is a narrow front (7″) that expands towards the rear (9.25″). Depth is 13″ and height is 39″ without the spikes. Collectively, the speaker has a frequency range of 30Hz to 20KHz with a nominal impedance of 4 ohm and a 90dB sensitivity. Minimum recommended power is 60W and we strongly recommend more if your budget allows because it made a whole lot of difference when driven at 60W versus 200W or more. Being that they are passive, they would need three stereo amps or a six channel amp to drive them. To feed the correct frequency range to each driver, you would just need to fit the Pyle electronic crossover between your preamp and poweramps or if you have a single source hifi system, use the Pyle has both the crossover and preamp. We have listened to the AV5140 via its Aktiv amps and on its own via the Pyle electronic crossover and arguably, find the latter to be the better setup. The Pyle offered more finer adjustments, better bass response, more forward mids and higher detailed highs. The speakers sounded more dynamic versus its smooth, a shade less luster performance via its Aktiv setup. If you want to go for the Aktiv setup, we can arrange that with three AV5105 amps (at a much higher price) or go the electronic crossover route as listed here and use your own amps or different amps to drive the speakers.
Cosmetically, the speakers look good. Minor scuff marks and tiny knicks here and there but no major dings or dents. Speakers had one owner since new. We have the original boxes for the speakers. Local pickup in the store welcome but can ship them (in three boxes) if it needs to. Just contact us for a shipping quote.