For your consideration is this amazing pair of Empire 9000 Royal Grenadier Marble Top Table Speakers. These speakers were Empire's top of the line table speakers. Satin walnut finish on seven sided tables with round marble tops housed 100 watt, three way speakers within. They have the optional imported marble tops and and sound great! Brass accents cover the mid-range and tweeter and the entire lower portion has a brass mesh to allow the sound to escape without barrier. The marble tops are well cut with amazing color and natural veining. These were sought after speakers and highly prized for both the great sound and groovy design that allowed them to be used in the decor as tables. Advertised by Empire as: "Elegance of sight and sound, styled in classic fashion, the Royal Grenadier is the latest word in high fidelity listening. The Royal Grenadier too is designed to accentuate and blend with the decor of modern living of old world tradition". These speakers retailed for $299.95 each in 1968. The last image shows a page from a 1968 Empire Royal Grenadier advertisement displaying these speakers in the home.
Each speaker bears the famous brass Empire maker's tag, each is hand dated 1/2/1968. The optional marble tops are each stamped Genuine Marble from Portugal. The base of each speaker is ink stamped with their serial number, A823279 & A823284. Measuring 20" across the optional imported Portuguese marble tops. They measure 28 3/4" tall and 68.25" around the seven sided bases. They have some nicks and dings commensurate of age, however the speakers produce clear and crisp sound with amazing clarity.
Empire 9000 Royal Grenadier specs: • Made in USA • Produced on January 2, 1968 • Weight: 87 lbs each • 15" mass loaded woofer with floating suspension and 4" voice coil • Sound absorbent rear loading • Die-cast mid frequency-high frequency full dispersion acoustic lens • Hand rubbed satin walnut finish • Imported marble top • Ultra-sonic domed tweeter • Full presence mid-range direct radiator • World's largest (18 lbs.) speaker ceramic magnet structure • Front loaded Horn with 360° aperture throat • Complete symmetry of design with terminals concealed underneath • Frequency response 20-20,000 cps • Distortion free input – 100 watts RMS
These would make an amazing addition to your Mid-Century modern decor, both in use a tables and great sound for your listening pleasure. Enjoy, this rare find! We would be happy to ship them, arrange white glove shipping service, help you arrange shipping with the shipper of your choice or arrange free local pick-up.
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