Is this a good place to talk about Vimbergs ?

Biketony

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New owner of vimberg Tondas here. Absolutely love them. Have Had them 10 days.
 

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HughP3

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Congrats. I heard them at 2019 AXPONA thought they were very good.
 

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How would you describe them? Before buying them were you able to hear them with different amps?
 

Biketony

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Steve59-
clean, detailed, but very musical, I‘m running them with audio research ref 6 pre and 160M mono blocks. But listened to them at my local shop in Royal oak Michigan for almost 6 months. At least 15 times. I heard them with Nagra classic amp, nagra Hd amp, audia flight Strumento N°4 mk2, and the Strumento N°8, Accuphase E-800 intergraded and at least one other tube amp but can’t remember the name.
 

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How would you describe them? Before buying them were you able to hear them with different amps?
I heard them in a very large room at axpona. was surprised at how well they filled the room as they are not a oversize speaker. You should definitely go listen but I have seen the lower end Tidal range priced close i what would try to audition them to.
 

3125simon

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Great post and great to have a place to talk about Vimbergs.
I’ve been waiting to hear the Amea in my small listening room as the Mino or Tidal Piano (also great by the way) are unfortunately too large.
Hopefully a home demo this month, lockdown notwithstanding..
 

Biketony

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I have heard the Amea a few times. Fantastic detail but I felt like they needed subs. Heard them with and without subs. The subs were rel g1 MK2. If I was in a small room they would have been one to look at for me.

3125Simon - what size is your room ?
 

Biketony

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My room is not large by any means. 14’ x 15. My last speakers were Focal Sopra 2’s. I always felt felt like I should have gotten the Sopra 3’s. This time around I didn’t want to have any regrets.
 

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I have heard the Amea a few times. Fantastic detail but I felt like they needed subs. Heard them with and without subs. The subs were rel g1 MK2. If I was in a small room they would have been one to look at for me.

3125Simon - what size is your room ?
My current room is 9 x 13 long, so small. my current speakers are Sonus Faber Guarneri Evo and they integrate well in the room and with acoustic music and jazz can sound fantastic.

But on anything rock like or amplified, the bass is too soft and slow and does not have the right impact to drive the music....

I’m using Vitus electronics (SIA 25 / SCD) and a Avid Acutus with a Koetsu Urushi so to a certain extent I’ve gone for a rather warm sound, which on the kind off late night jazz and female vocals I enjoy, it can sound very good. But too much of a good thing on faster paced music.

I’ve tried various floor standing speakers - Avalon (PM1/Transendent), Magico S1/2 and YG Carmel 2, but there is too much bass and you have a boom plus they don’t do what my SF G EVO can do on jazz and female vocals.....
I have been wondering if trying a sub with my EVO might fill in the bottom and add some PRAT to the bass... but I’ve no experience on what a sub will bring, and I don’t want any boom or overhang.
My room is well treated, but the laws of physics cannot make up for the size.....
the faster and cleaner Amea I hope will mate with the room and give me what I’m looking for...
 

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