See my "Mark Specs" page for more information on the "Mark"
I figured if I am going to collect the Mark series, I
might as well try to find some sets of Mark series speakers to go with them.
I was real fortunate to find not one but two sets of Mark XIV electrostatic
speakers. They are definitely on the rare side with only a few sets known of
around the country.
These are in real nice shape and sound great even though I need to get the
This is the second set that I found in San Diego. They are in real nice
shape too requiring some minor restoration. These are also finished in the
Below is the brochure
These are the Mark XII speakers. They are electrostatics
like the Mark XIV-s. They are in decent shape and functional but the
cabinets need to be refinished. These cabinets were also available in the
optional rosewood. The grills were in camel instead of black when in
rosewood. Below is the four page brochure.
Above is a set of NOS SAE speaker stands in the original box. These are
model #B10. My guess is that by their size these were intended for the Mark
X speakers. I also have a pair of model #B12 which are larger for use
with the Mark XI and Mark XII speakers..
These are the Mark XI speakers which are a step above the
Mark X speakers. It has double the mid-ranges and tweeters of the Mark X-s
in a cabinet the same size as the Mark XII.
These are Mark X speakers. These were the entry level SAE
Bogus SAE Speakers? - You Decide
These speakers were made in the late 90's by a manufacturer in
Long Beach, California. They were sold through Costco at a price of around
$350.00/pair. As per Mike Pontelle of SAE & ATI, "The company making
the "SAE" speakers selling them to Costco originally did not have any
authority to do so. After brief discussions, we gave them a license to do