The Coincident Pure Reference Extreme (PRE) has been my personal reference speaker since 2009. They are in excellent condition and have never been abused in any manner. I am selling them for only one reason: To replace them with the newest model, the PRE MK. II.
The PRE is rarely for sale on the used market. This is not surprising, because of the PRE's outstanding overall performance, value, practicality and sensitivity (see the link below for my PRE review).
However, there is one issue with this PRE. The cosmetics, specifically the front veneer panel joints on the two subwoofers, are second-rate (see pictures). This cosmetic problem has NO effect on the sonic performance of the PRE, obviously, but it will still require some rudimentary woodworking (sanding, staining and re-oiling) to bring them back up to par. Accordingly, I am offering a generous allowance on the selling price.
According to the manufacturer, the price for the used Pure Reference Extreme pair, IF it was in excellent cosmetic condition, would be $ 14,750. However, due to the cosmetic flaws, I am reducing the price to $ 11,675, a savings of $ 3,000+, which can then be used for a local woodworker. For those who are handy, it's a $ 3,000+ savings for a simple DIY woodworking job. Some audiophiles, like myself, may not even be bothered by the cosmetics in the first place.
Further Thoughts - Some audiophiles will understandably prefer to purchase the Pure Reference Extreme Mk. II, but don't have all the required funds, $ 30,000, so here is a practical suggestion.
The Mk. II could be purchased in TWO steps:
1. The PRE Mk. I above, for $ 11,675, and later...
2. The Mk. II factory upgrade, which costs $ 12,000, making the...
Total Cost = $ 23,675.
Not only does this method avoid one large expenditure, it even provides the additional bonus of a $ 6,000+ discount from the Mk. II's original selling price.
Caveat - The PRE speaker system, which is two subwoofers and two monitors, does NOT include either the stands for the monitors or the spikes for the subwoofers.
Shipping (390 lbs) of the PRE is extra. The PRE is located in Florida (34986). Local pickup can also be arranged.