Hales System Two loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Two-way, sealed-box, stand-mounted dynamic loudspeaker with two 7" bass/midrange drivers and one 1" titanium-dome tweeter. Impedance: Nominal 4 ohms, 2.9 ohms minimum. Frequency response: 45–20kHz ±3dB anechoic (in-room, –3dB point will be lower). Crossover frequency: 2kHz. Sensitivity: 88dB (2V, 1m).
Dimensions: 11" W by 38" H by 16" D. Weight: 92 lbs net, 100 lbs shipping.
Finishes available: natural oak, natural walnut, stained walnut.
Prices: $3000/pair, $3100/pair in stained walnut (East Coast prices $50 higher); stands, $300/pair (1991); no longer available (2011). Approximate number of dealers: 14.
Manufacturer: Hales Audio, Fremont, CA 94538 (1991). Company no longer in existence (2011).

Hales Audio
Company no longer in existence (2011)

vclements's picture

When I see the front page of a site I would expect to see the new information....even more so when the page is titled "Latest Editions".
Why post a 20 year old review of a speaker made by a company that is no longer in existence on a page called "Latest Editions"?

Sure these old reviews are indeed both fun to look back at and informative, but they do not warrant mixing with brand new products and reviews.
If I am not familiar with the product of the manufacturer, I am forced to seek out the original date to make sure the information is relevant.

Why not occasionally post a link to older articles and keep the "Latest Editions" as...err...ummm...the latest editions and relegate 20yr old articles to "Old Editions" or something?

Jon Iverson's picture
That's why we call it "Latest Additions" and now include information on when the story was first published if not new. In other words, whenever we post content to the site it shows up on the homepage, with an additional publish date to indicate if it is from our old archives. Readers can quickly see what has just been added and determine it's age.
Denverdaniel's picture

Hello, I am trying to loacte the footnote you dropped in your review to David Manley upgradig the VTL225 monoblocks to KT90s. I have a pair and am researching out the specs.  Thanks.  PS great articles and information, I love your site.  Denverdaniel.