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Aurum Cantus Speakers
« on: June 18, 2007, 16:05 »
Bros out there, anybody knows where to audition these speakers!!...Tks

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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 17:25 »
Bros out there, anybody knows where to audition these speakers!!...Tks

You should ask anyone bidded this items successfully  ;D

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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 11:27 »
Tks for the tip.  Where is Audio Jas!!  They are not listed in the Telephone Exchange!!

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 11:44 »
Audio Jas is now known as Jay Audio.

They are located @ Lavender Place (next to Eminent Plaza & Lavender Food Sq). Call Jay @ 67550646 b4 you make your trip there cos' he only open shop after 2pm or sometimes he's out for delivery. It's a one-man operation. Very friendly & likeable chap.
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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007, 11:46 »
Tks for the tip.  Where is Audio Jas!!  They are not listed in the Telephone Exchange!!

Bro do share your experience after you review them. Also remember to help us find out about their prices  ;D

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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 20:05 »
Got a friend who used to own dynaudio contour 1.3se & contour ctr for his HT. He has since changed them to aurum cantas (yes, they produce excellent ribbon ctr spkr too).

I still own a pair of dynaudio 1.3se for my stereo and love it. In terms of bass, my 1.3se is better but can't match the high extension of aurum cantas ribbon tweeter. With a good sub as in my friend's case (REL Storm) his HT 5.1 audio excel and is more enjoyable and involving especially with live concert.


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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2007, 10:34 »
Called up Jay Audio and was told that they don't have stock therefore cannot audition.  They are now bringing in the newer models, bookshelf V3M at $2,500.00 and the floor unit V6F at $4,000.00.  Ask me to call him end of the month when new
stock will be arriving.  Apparently these have been selling well here!!!  At these prices, I am surprised!!!

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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007, 16:58 »
Heard V6F @ Jay's shop 2 month ago. I like it alot especially when play it loud with rock music like Nirvana & Queen, the bass was fast & tight. Of cos' other genre of music was equally impressive. What draws my attention to it is its price/performance ratio.

My choice speakers is JM Lab Diva Utopia BE (cost around $18k) which I can't afford so my next choice is V8F which is also using 8" woofer as Diva Utopia a close alternative. I did ask Jay about V8F then but  he can't confirm whether he'll bring in. Need to hear & compare the different in terms of sound quality & price. Jay is also dealing with Utopia series so A/B audition is easy. Hope he'll bring in V8F then I can decide.

http://www.aurumcantus.com/aurumcantu-loudspeaker/loudspeaker_v8f.htm
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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2007, 17:33 »
Guess the V8F wud be in 6,000K region looking at the specs.  Estatically, it looks beautiful and grand.  Keep me informed if you are going down for an audition on any AC speakers.  Wud be very, very interested.  I have placed order for the Leisure 2 (Luxury version) Mk 2 for us$433 as recommended by Snowy of Cattylink.  Hope he is not wrong... ;)

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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2007, 21:32 »
Heard Leisure 2SE MkII  3 years ago at Jay Audio. The ribbon tweeter is good and the bass is ok for the size but still not good enough for what I'm used to. Anyway for that price you can't ask for more.

V3M & V6F are entirely different beast as compare to the Leisure that's why Jay didn't want to bring Leisure series in anymore.

Hope you don't change your mind (which you will) about Leisure 2 after hearing V3M. Of cos' I understand budget is a constraint.  ;D

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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2007, 10:43 »
The Leisure 2s will be in my bedroom.  I spoke to Snowy from Cattylink and he said that price to performance, the new
v3m and 6f are not worth it.  For that kind of pricings, there are other good alternatives like the Vienna Acoustics and the Thiels.  Maybe you shud to audtion these and compare!!

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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2007, 16:19 »
Like I've said earlier hopefully Jay brings in the V8F. $4k for the performance of V6F don't think you have that many choice.  :'(

 
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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2007, 16:49 »
If you are really interested in the V8F, take a trip to Hkg and audition it at Hi-Fi-Tone in Mongkok.  Cud be even cheaper getting it there and shipping it to Singapore.. :)

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Re: Aurum Cantus Speakers
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2007, 13:11 »
 ;D Fly to HK just to audition the spkrs? No way. It's a huge spkrs. If anything goes wrong then I'll have problem. Anyway, it's not die die must change spkr lah. I still love my Dynaudio very much but if V8F can outperform it by a certain extend then it's worth considering a change. Until Jay bring it in there's no way to tell.

Checked with Jay yesterday, he say maybe, just maybe he might bring it in cos' he heard it in China recently, at the manufacturer very huge demo room. He agrees the performance was good but worry it might be too big a sound for a room set-up like mine.

Wait and see.  ;)
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