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    Sonus Faber Extrema

    Hi Raker24, Yes, thanks to the tweeter’s extra-wide bandwidth and power handling capacity, SF could implement a very gentle 6dB/Octave filter using a parallel inductor rather than the more usual in-line capacitor. A resistor is required to provide the necessary source impedance for the...
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    Sonus Faber Extrema

    The Extrema has a sensitivity of 88dB/W/M, so at 1m distance, 1 watt will produce an SPL of 88dB Now, lets apply some very simple math to get to a realistic listening position and volume If we sit 4m (13ft) away from the speaker, we‘ll need 4W for the same 88dB (double the power for doubling...
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    Sonus Faber Extrema

    Happy to kill this OT deviation, but before I do, just a couple of points in reply. Firstly regarding SMPSs. Turns out that not all SMPSs are bad. In fact a really well designed one is actually highly desirable, but as you’ll read, designing a really good SMPS is not at all easy and costs very...
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    Sonus Faber Extrema

    Hi Raker, I’m actually not talking about the components used but rather the set-up of those components. Things like support racks, mains supply, network feed, cabling, environmental EMi/RFI etc. etc. When your Devialet ‘grated on classical music’ then its amplifying some form of distortion…...
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    Sonus Faber Extrema

    Hmmmm, sound like you could have used a little help with getting your system set-up closer to perfect. The Devialets are incredibly transparent and will play exactly what they’re fed. I do however agree that spending 2 or 3 times the amount will, generally speaking, get even better results...
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    Sonus Faber Extrema

    Here’s a suggestion from left field! Years ago I owned a beautiful pair of Extremas and powered them with BAT Vk500 monoblocks. Sounded wonderful. You may still be able to pick up a pair of the VK500s but if not already done, they’d certainly need a thorough service and all their capacitors...
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    A Canuck needs help with local pickup and shipping from the Netherlands/Holland near Amsterdam

    Hi Kerry, I’m pretty sure there are professional shipping companies that will provide everything you need. I once bought an entire system in the US and when the dealer sent me a picture of how they’d packed it for airfreight I put the shipment on hold and went looking for a full service freight...
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    A new star in 2019 : Innuos Statement Server

    Well now I know that I won’t be trying ‘til I hear ist fixed, which wont take long, as long as Innuos are informed about it. Just give them a call or an email with a title like Statement 2.2.4 loading problem. This has happened to me with one of the earlier Beta revisions and it was fixed...
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    A new star in 2019 : Innuos Statement Server

    Hi there, Yes iPeng still works once InnuOS 2.0 is installed but if you want the best SQ from 2.02 you need to make sure that iPeng is switched off, otherwise iPeng’s ‘Pull’ UI technology will continue constantly polling over the network, sometimes at rates of multiple polls per second, causing...
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    Sonus Faber Extrema

    my other system was based around BAT Rex tube amplification and a pair of SF Guarneri Homage augmented by a couple of SF subs. The subs were necessary to extend the bass down far enough to get uniform phase response across the whole audio spectrum, but getting them set up to sound ‘as a whole’...
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    Sonus Faber Extrema

    I‘ve had some really fun times with Sonus Fabers and had 2 systems (in series not parallel) one based around an absolutely gorgeous, as in stand and admire and gently brush with the fingers, extremely dense and heavy Extrema with its incredibly effective almost horn-like acoustic impedance which...
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    What have you done to improve the Sense of Weight in your system? What technology or upgrade is most impactful?

    I should mention that my set up is designed for one person to listen optimally so it‘s set up near field, so I get a good 6dB boost on the distance. In near field I dont need to move huge amounts of air to get excellent, very relaxed SPLs, and SAM gives me the linear frequency extension. This...
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    What have you done to improve the Sense of Weight in your system? What technology or upgrade is most impactful?

    Several areas that bring the desired improvements: Mains supply…..adding Doepke’s differential switch and Gigawatt’s 16A MCBs to my dedicated 230V lines, along with a super clean, low impedance ground Speaker footers……adding SPODs to my Magico S1 MkIIs Network quality……upgrading and optimizing...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Wouldn’t using a shielded cable with plastic RJ-45 plugs achieve the same goal? I use plastic connectors and have all my cable screens star earthed to a low impedance ground.
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    Taiko Audio Daiza platforms.

    Hey Micro, Ive never used either of the products you mention so my answer is generic. These products are about vibration management, Vibration is a cause of noise in electronics and jitter when oscillators (digital clocks) are involved. Its detrimental affects are well known to audiophiles and...

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