I have been collecting Carver/Phase Linear equipment for many years and have owned these Silvers ALSs for a decade. I had expected to upgrade them and keep them, but we are remodeling the house, and these no longer fit. (Not just the size but also the color. We now have darker furniture, and these are in a much lighter oak.)
So, first let me give you the bad news:
(1) The woofers, while still working, will need to be replaced. The surrounds are gradually rotting, as inevitably happens. Fortunately, replacements can be bought for about $35 each.
(2) There are a few small, unobtrusive tears in one of the fabric grills. I bought replacement grillcloth, which I was intending to install, and which you can have.
Now, the good news:
(1) They sound great. The ribbons still work perfectly. No buzzing, etc.; just beautiful, crystal-clear sound.
(2) While certainly not perfect cosmetically, they are in good shape, both in terms of looks and mechanics.
With the investment of a little more than $200 for new woofers, these would once again be a great pair of speakers. I have debated whether to fix them up myself first and then try to sell them for a higher price, but I would probably keep putting that off. (And, honestly, if I did that, I would be much more likely to keep them.) Instead, I decided to give someone a good deal on these as they are.
For obvious reasons, I do not want to ship these, so they would need to be picked up (in Rockville, Maryland, near D.C.). Of course, I would be happy to demo them for the buyer so that you're sure they're in good working order. Right now, they are hooked up to a McIntosh MC-402 amp and a BAT VK-32SE preamp.
Attached are pictures with the grills off to show the woofers, plus a picture of the grill mentioned above.
The bottom line? I was thinking $375 for the sake of a quick sale.