Meadowlark Shearwater Hot Rod

Discussion in 'Meadowlark Audio Forum' started by Prime Minister, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to The Haven @JimM56 :)

    Glad you found your way here. :)

    When you have a moment, stop on by the Introduction Room and tell us a little about yourself and your systems. :)

    I'd love to hear more about your Shearwaters.:)
     
  2. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    There’s a set that came up locally but they wanted something like $3K for them! Is that reasonable?
     
  3. Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Site Owner Staff Member

    It's certainly more then reasonable for how they sound. It is likely well above market for them though.

    Private seller or a local audio emporium?
     
  4. Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Site Owner Staff Member

    Hi Jim.
    Thanks for joining the Haven and thanks for a fantastic first post.

    I'd love to hear more about the changes you made. What are you hearing now compared to what you heard before?

    They are a simply fantastic pair of speakers, aren't they?

    I'd love to hear Pat's thoughts on your changes too. We do have the advantage of not having any financial limitations to our mods. We could easily drop $1000 in upgraded parts into the crossover if we wanted to, which he couldn't because the market just wouldn't go for it. We do, however, lack his skills and ears in determining if those changes are worthwhile.

    Did you see my posts on upgrading to a better Seas tweeter? Much food for thought there!
     
  5. I have the same opinion, 3k of shearwater will outperform most of the competition but I do feel the price should be less. I think they were around that price point new. You should find out if they are hotrods (says on the back of the cabinet). I’ll also mention that you’d have to make sure that you that the woofers in particular have no issues, as finding one of those to replace might be challenging.
     
  6. Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Site Owner Staff Member

    Not THAT hard to find:

    https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.c...-classic-18w/8545-01-7-mid-woofer-paper-cone/
     
  7. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    Private seller, just looked them up again. They are actually the “Heron” model and amount is 4K (thought maybe the guy might be on something of a similar name). He said he paid 8k when new. :chin
    I am however curious to hear what they sound like. They remind me of thiels a bit in appearance. Oh, they are hot rods too @Moots.
     
  8. Herons were around that price new but still a little rich as far as price goes at least from my POV. They are great speakers but you need a decent sized room for them to live in as PM alluded to in an earlier post. Easy to drive and place. I’d go and listen to them so you can hear what the fuss is really about.
     
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  9. Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Site Owner Staff Member

    Agreed.
    Those in the know have told me the Heron is the sweet spot in the lineup, and what a lineup it is.

    If you didn't look at resale and stuff like that, they are worth every dime of it. You could pay multiples of that price and not have anywhere near as musical a speaker.
     
  10. Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Site Owner Staff Member

    I wish I could take the credit for that. Pat shared that info.
     

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