Sonus Faber Stradivari ....

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I was fortunately to having the choice to choose the colour that my local dealer happens to have both available. End up getting the graphite as I thought in long term view the darker colour will make less visually tiredness. View attachment 67780
Yes, the graphite finish is stunning. My old pair was also graphite, as you I also felt the speaker was too large for the red finish. g1.jpg
 
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Emre Üçöz

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Congrats on Strads. a good solid state is giving a much better performance. I have used it with MBL 9008A monos than with gryphon Antileon signature stereo and since last 7 years with Soulution 7 series pre and stereo amp.
 
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Hi,

There is a huge difference in SQ to the better without the speaker grilles! Never use mine, try if you not yet did. Another great optimization is to put Ansuz Darkz or Stillpoints under the spiked feet, makes a welcome difference with tighter base and more open mids. I run mine with Ansuz Darkz DTC with a pronounced positive effect.

Mike

I was fortunately to having the choice to choose the colour that my local dealer happens to have both available. End up getting the graphite as I thought in long term view the darker colour will make less visually tiredness. View attachment 67780
 

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Emre Üçöz

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#84
Still using original feet but reinforced with underneath seismic platform of Townshend audio.
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bk16

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bk16

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Hi,

There is a huge difference in SQ to the better without the speaker grilles! Never use mine, try if you not yet did. Another great optimization is to put Ansuz Darkz or Stillpoints under the spiked feet, makes a welcome difference with tighter base and more open mids. I run mine with Ansuz Darkz DTC with a pronounced positive effect.

Mike
Thanks Mike. Never thought the grill will affect the SQ. Will definitely try it out when I have a friend to visit me after the stage 4 lock down here in Melbourneo_Oo_Oo_O

In terms of speaker isolation I have tried a brand with something "xxxx harmonics" made of some sort of wooden material with metal insert but the difference it made wasn't that big and felt a bit gimmicky to be very honest. I always wanted to try some Stillpoint products. What makes you to decide on Ansuz Darkz DTC over the Stillpoint?

Cheers
 

bk16

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Congrats on Strads. a good solid state is giving a much better performance. I have used it with MBL 9008A monos than with gryphon Antileon signature stereo and since last 7 years with Soulution 7 series pre and stereo amp.
Thanks for the tips. Will definitely go with solid state this time around.
 

LL21

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Thanks Mike. Never thought the grill will affect the SQ. Will definitely try it out when I have a friend to visit me after the stage 4 lock down here in Melbourneo_Oo_Oo_O

In terms of speaker isolation I have tried a brand with something "xxxx harmonics" made of some sort of wooden material with metal insert but the difference it made wasn't that big and felt a bit gimmicky to be very honest. I always wanted to try some Stillpoint products. What makes you to decide on Ansuz Darkz DTC over the Stillpoint?

Cheers
Hi BK16,

Having owned the SF Guarneris (original) and Strads...my experience was that I was happy to leave the Grilles on the Gs...but I ALWAYS took off the Grilles on the Strads. Always...it did interfere in our system and to our ears.
 

bk16

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Hi BK16,

Having owned the SF Guarneris (original) and Strads...my experience was that I was happy to leave the Grilles on the Gs...but I ALWAYS took off the Grilles on the Strads. Always...it did interfere in our system and to our ears.
Thanks heaps Lloyd. just removed them now. wow what a difference it made! everything just more opened up less constrained and i heard more details.
 

LL21

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Thanks heaps Lloyd. just removed them now. wow what a difference it made! everything just more opened up less constrained and i heard more details.
Great to hear! Enjoy. They are an outstanding speaker.
 
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Thanks Mike. Never thought the grill will affect the SQ. Will definitely try it out when I have a friend to visit me after the stage 4 lock down here in Melbourneo_Oo_Oo_O

In terms of speaker isolation I have tried a brand with something "xxxx harmonics" made of some sort of wooden material with metal insert but the difference it made wasn't that big and felt a bit gimmicky to be very honest. I always wanted to try some Stillpoint products. What makes you to decide on Ansuz Darkz DTC over the Stillpoint?

Cheers
Hi,

Now you discovered the grill effect, great! My choice of the Ansuz Darkz was easy, they are so much better than Stillpoints but we all pray to different 'religions'. So try please with both brands or other of same type and see what works for you but for sure there are enhancements to be had. In general I would say that that 'feet' with ball bearing type (ceramic, metal, etc) of construction give the best effect.

Keep on discovering the full potential and enjoy/Mike
 
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Hi BK16,

Having owned the SF Guarneris (original) and Strads...my experience was that I was happy to leave the Grilles on the Gs...but I ALWAYS took off the Grilles on the Strads. Always...it did interfere in our system and to our ears.
Hi,

Strange, as I thought GH org benefitted more from removing the grilles than Strads even if mandatory for both. Still have the GH org (last year production) and will never let them go.

Mike
 
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The grilles on the Strads create comb filtering. I believe the impact is somewhat dependent on the room setup.
 
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LL21

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Hi,

Strange, as I thought GH org benefitted more from removing the grilles than Strads even if mandatory for both. Still have the GH org (last year production) and will never let them go.

Mike
From memory, I could easily see that happening in a different setup. For some reason in ours, the Guarneri treble became hot with the grilles off. But the opposite occurred with the grilles off on the Strads...we got clarity, openness, detail.
 
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From memory, I could easily see that happening in a different setup. For some reason in ours, the Guarneri treble became hot with the grilles off. But the opposite occurred with the grilles off on the Strads...we got clarity, openness, detail.
Hi, I would never think that the GH could be hot in the top but everything is possible of course and that is the charm with this hobby.

Mike
 

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