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 are paired with the three AV5105 amps ($1,900 MSRP each) that have Aktiv cards installed inside that will power the tweeter, mids and bass. So you would need to use a preamp that has three pairs of preouts or get the Linn Kolektor we have for sale in a separate listing. Amps will need BFA banana plugs. Sonically, the speaker has a rich, textured tone with nicely detailed highs, holographic soundstaging and a pulsating bass. You could run the speakers with a three way electronic crossover if you prefer to make finer adjustments to each of the three bands of frequency.
Cosmetically, the speakers look good. Minor scuff marks and tiny knicks here and there but no major dings or dents. Speakers and amps had one owner since new. We have the original boxes for the speakers and amps. Local pickup in the store welcome but can ship them (in five boxes) if it needs to. Just contact us for a shipping quote.