I have owned Dale's Intiutive Design's speakers for about 10 years. The Gammas Deltas still sound incredible.
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I and my brother have owned Essence gear. My brother did have the Topaz. Not sure the model number but they did not have the subs. Its a long shot that he has the literature on them, actually since they came right from Dale they most likely dont. I now have the Intuitive Design Summits which are quite amazing. I have a long history with Dale Pitcher starting back right around 1979. If you would like to hear more about that let me know. I will still ask my brother though. Just have to say, I think what Dale made was some of the best equipment even though I didnt own anything else (to make comparisons) after finding his stuff.
I have the manual and wave launch charts for the Topaz 6. Several years ago, I sent the midrange, tweeter assemblies with cradles, and crossovers to Dale for upgrade. They never got finished and I don’t believe they ever will. All I have left is the bass enclosure with upper sides, the tops, and the bottom plinths. I could send you copies of the manual and charts if you are interested.
I just stumbled on a set of Essence speakers and I’ve been trying to identify them. I posted a discussion about them already but I’ve included a picture of them. I know very little about speakers but they looked and felt very high end so I bought them. Any help is appreciated. Thanks a lot.
It is odd that the sides are covered in speaker fabric, Dale loved to use glossy finished exotic woods for his cabinets. I would need to know the dimensions of the speakers and see a photo of the connections. Also using a flashlight carefully try to determine how many speakers are in the units. From the pic they could be Topaz Subs or early Topaz 6 or Amethyst 30 but I need dimensions to be sure.
And to all who have responded to my first inquiry I truly appreciate your contributions to the discussion. And to mre28m5 thank you for sharing your information. I was never introduced to the speakers you mentioned nor John Wright. I followed up on your comments and read up on both the speakers and Mr Wright. I seemed so have missed much in the years gone by. There are so many wonderful vintage pieces of equipment lost and unappreciated out there.