Since I bought these demo mini-monitors from a dealer five years ago, I don't recall seeing a pair for sale on the inter-webs so, "rare" in this case, is not an overused word. I've driven them into the low 90dbs in an average size space with no problems, room filling, with 35wpc tube or 80wpc ss. Time to return to floor standers so these must go.
There are three minor flaws shown in the pics that do not affect the sound. One of the binding post's plastic covering is loose on one speaker. It just sits there and does not impede the connection at all. There are two small holes in one grill cloth, pretty hard to see in real time and I ran the speakers without the grills anyway. One of the grill frames does not sit securely because two of the nipples are broken off on one side. It does seem to hold on if you need it to.
Factory double boxing and yes, they came wrapped in velvet bags which you will get.
The finish in Light Maple is perfect, no flaws at all. I have more photos that I can email if requested.