Contriva G2

christoph

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I was in the market to upgrade my beloved Vienna Acoustics -The Music.
The decision was taken fairly quickly and have ordered a pair of Tidal Contriva G2 in Macassar finish.
The construction and assembly has been completed and I am waiting delivery next week. Some photos taken during the assembly. I wonder how they will sound with my Gryphon Mephisto and Pandora
You will have to change your moniker here as well ;):D
Congrats, they look beautiful :cool:
 

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It seems to let you choose the bass curve. If you don’t use it (I don’t) you let the maximum bass.
If you close it there will be less bass.
That is what I remember.
There is also a switch on the back that you can use to regulate the highs. Like a normal, increased or decreased curve or highs.
 
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Thank you
 

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That is one heck of a loudspeaker you bought yourself! Congrats. The combo with your Gryphon electronics will undoubtedly produce some gorgeous sounding music.
 
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That is one heck of a loudspeaker you bought yourself! Congrats. The combo with your Gryphon electronics will undoubtedly produce some gorgeous sounding music.
Thank you, reading your post is making me even more impatient
 

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Have just spoken with Jorn... again!
The Speakers are undergoing quality control inspection which includes the wiring, crossovers, drivers installation, torques verification. The process is expected to be completed by tomorrow.
Then the frequency and the rest of the measuremnts will take place. If everything will go well the speakers will be playing from Friday to next Monday. Then a new QC qill take place along with new measurements.
As soon as all the above will be completed my new speakers will be shipped by next Thursday or Friday.
 

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The Contriva G2 are in the house.
As expected the finishing level and quality is amazing.
They do make an outstanding matching with the Gryphon system. Just out of the box and the sound is incredible.
They were shipped together with sand/slate/acrylic platforms, a suggestion from the designer for my suspended wood floor.

The highs and mids are unprecedented while the lows tight and layered. I Couldn’t be happier.
 

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Well, in light of my experience with various Tidal loudspeakers (Sunray, La Assoluta) things will become much, much better once your Contriva’s have fully been played in. That will undoubtedly take (quite) some time.

Furthermore, please be prepared to experiment with placement of the G2’s in your room once they are fully burned in; likely you will become (even much) more enthusiastic.

Anyway, have lots of fun!
 

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Well, in light of my experience with various Tidal loudspeakers (Sunray, La Assoluta) things will become much, much better once your Contriva’s have fully been played in. That will undoubtedly take (quite) some time.

Furthermore, please be prepared to experiment with placement of the G2’s in your room once they are fully burned in; likely you will become (even much) more enthusiastic.

Anyway, have lots of fun!
Thank you
 

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Congratulations, Vienna! Beautiful and great speakers.
Now, as Audiocrack said, put it to play at least 500h to achieve their best.
Don’t give them too much toe in is my experience with my G2.
 

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You are right. Jorn has advised the same and it works.
You are in the fortunate position to have SS gear for the 3 week around the clock burn-in ;)
I had to re-activiate old SS gear not to burn precious tube life time for that period :p:D
 

joaovieira

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I had no option. Had to use tube gear to burn in.
 

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joaovieira

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I have a stock of cheaper KT88 Gold Lion.
I would never use my EAT KT 88 set. Very expensive for that role.
 
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