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Offline Austrich

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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2010, 13:16 »
Thanks for the links...very impressive indeed and the Meat (speakers) are quite poisonous .... ;D

So how do you take care of   "one man's music is another's noise ?"

Kindly show us the "best" system match for this range of speakers ......  ;D

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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2010, 13:41 »
So how do you take care of   "one man's music is another's noise ?"


This one got to do with individual's senses, processing and interpretation, so it's very subjective and risky to comment haha  :)

So if Sonus faber, or B&W, or JM Lab, or Goldmund is not right for one, just move on lor

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« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2010, 08:03 »
hi all..

i'm using a tube amp(35w+35w pushpull,EL34B x4) on a DIY speaker(martin elect).
i'm now tot of getting a 2nd hand SF concertino or concerto..
..but will my amp be able to drive the speaker?

Thx & Rgds,
Sam

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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2010, 09:50 »
Yes your 35w EL34 amp should be able to do fine with concertino or concerto  :)

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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2010, 10:42 »
Hi There Luv4nature
Sorry for joining your thread so long after your invite.  Have to say that I still love the sound of my GP home.  Am using Diva Tianzhu to drive them with the M7 Pre and using TS upgraded CD 67. Overall it sounds good to me. Sorry am not good at audiophilists language Sound is crisp clear and vocals improved as compared to  Diva Bluesky. And the biggest improvemennt would be the background.I Guess that to have more improvement,  plenty of $$ has to be spent.  So am staying at this for the moment.

Cheers!

AP

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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2010, 11:01 »
Hi AP, good that at least you're still staying with Sf and have not switched camp. I've heard Diva blue sky driving grand piano very well, and up to certain acceptable extent, driving the amati sufficiently. So I can understand that the tien zhu should sound very well with your GPH.

However, it may further unleash your tien zhu with the Liuto or Cremona Auditor.... haha couldn't resist to tempt  ;)

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« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2010, 11:06 »
Look what's brewing now  :o

http://www.francoserblin.it/ktema/

Looks like FS keeps working hard even post his Stradivaris project ....

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« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2010, 22:22 »
Yes your 35w EL34 amp should be able to do fine with concertino or concerto  :)

Thx alot bro Luv4nature=)
Will update u guys once I get the speaker...Cheers!=)

best rgds

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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2010, 19:08 »
Hi AP, good that at least you're still staying with Sf and have not switched camp. I've heard Diva blue sky driving grand piano very well, and up to certain acceptable extent, driving the amati sufficiently. So I can understand that the tien zhu should sound very well with your GPH.

However, it may further unleash your tien zhu with the Liuto or Cremona Auditor.... haha couldn't resist to tempt  ;)
Ha Ha Ha....but my pocket not that deep.  But seriously, Tianzhu thrives on High efficiency speakers with its low output.   95db above it would sing with its heart out.  A JBL horn loaded monitor would be great.  Most of them in the 93 to 98 db range.

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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2010, 23:34 »
hi all...

Advice needed...which one to choose...

1)SF Concerto $1400
2)SF Grand Piano Home(piano black color w leather) $2300
both r 2nd hand now put on sale at xtremeplace.

i'm using tube amp 35w(EL34B x4)

thx alot & Rgds


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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2010, 09:01 »
hi all...

Advice needed...which one to choose...

1)SF Concerto $1400
2)SF Grand Piano Home(piano black color w leather) $2300
both r 2nd hand now put on sale at xtremeplace.

i'm using tube amp 35w(EL34B x4)

thx alot & Rgds



is the SF Grand Piano too tough for my amp?

Thx & Rgds

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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2010, 10:29 »
I have owned the Grand Piano Concerto, not the HOME. I would take the Concertino or Concerto over the floorstanders not knowing whether the tube amp can drive the Grand Pianos. The Grand Pianos not only need quality watts but an upfront and dynamic amp so that it won't sound muddled in the lower midrange and bass with rolled-off highs. I once used the Plinius SA-100Mk3 on the Grand Pianos and the combination was a disaster. The Concertino and Concerto would be easier to match and I believe they will sound good with your tube amp. Good luck.

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« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2010, 10:46 »
I am a previous owner of a very early Sonus Faber Electa when it was sold by Reference Audio many year ago.  Later it was upgraded to Electa Amator 1 and finally to Guarneri Homage.  Have always been a fan of Sonus Faber until I decided to try full range speakers of other brands.  Until today, I still miss the sound of Guarneri Homage matched to my full tube pre/pwr system.
SME20/12 V12 arm, Clearaudio Titanium V2, Pass XP27 Phono, Marantz SA10, CD7, NA11S1, Pass XP22 Pre, XA100.8 Monos, Sonus Faber Lilium, Kimber PK10 Palladian, Shunyata Alpha Zitron & Yter PC, Yter XLR, bi-wire spkr cables, Nordost Tyr phono cables, PurePower PP+ 3000  Regenerator, TAOC ASR2, Furutech GTX-D NCF(R)

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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2010, 10:56 »
The Guarneri Homage is a true reference speaker that was said to be the most neutral speaker in the Sonus Faber line. Some folks preferred the Guarneri Homage over the Extrema due to the extremely low coloration of the former although the Extrema pumps out more bass and sounds bigger. A few Guarneri Homage owners on Audiogon swear by the speakers claiming them to be the best reference monitor they have ever come across.

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Re: Sonus faber Speaker Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2010, 11:08 »
hi all...

Advice needed...which one to choose...

1)SF Concerto $1400
2)SF Grand Piano Home(piano black color w leather) $2300
both r 2nd hand now put on sale at xtremeplace.

i'm using tube amp 35w(EL34B x4)

thx alot & Rgds



sventan, if your budget and space allow, you may want to try out the grand piano home. The Concert home series are a bit easier to drive than the original concert series. I have heard the grand piano home being driven well by a EL34 amp (unison reserach) so the match should be ok.