Nice review... thanks, Willie. These have gotten a good professional review, but it is always nice to hear from an owner. BTW, what sources are you using?
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Bondmanp - I am using the following sources...
- a turntable (DIY from a 30 year old Rega Planar II - glass platter) with
> an RB250 arm rewired with "one piece" Cardas cable
> a Michel Technoweight
> a Denon DL 103 MC cartridge (this kicks some serious booty at only $229)
> this connects via a Cambridge Audio 640p phono amp
- a Pioneer Elite DV-45A DVD player connected via the digital output to
- a Cambridge Audio DAC Magic
- an old (but musical) Luxman T210L tuner
All interconnects are DIY Van den Hul D102 mk III HYBRID with Furutech plugs
Furutech power cable on the amp
I'm sure there is room for component improvements, but right now the system has never sounded so damn good - so I'm just enjoying the music
After a couple of years of ownership and some subtle upgrades that improved the fidelity of the entire system, these speakers have kept up all the way.
My only disappointment is not with the product but with the attitude of the company when I requested a repair under warranty. Something which has left me wondering whether they have ever heard of customer service.
I am just hoping that nothing else goes wrong.
Since my purchase I have listened to several other brands and had to go up to $8k to find anything that matched their performance from a fidelity perspective, but I still wonder if they would match the forgiving nature of the Sonograms - they are definitely the easiest speakers I have ever had to setup.
Well, I cannot believe I've had these speakers for almost 4 years. How time
flies when you are enjoying the music.
Since my last post I've completed several upgrades to all of the cables in
my system(interconnects, speaker and power) and purchased a new DAC
and phono stage.
The Sonograms have kept pace with all the other upgrades and I think still
has more to offer. They certainly do not sound as though they are the weak
Their exceptional performance has overcome my experience with their less
than stellar customer service - perhaps they have got better at that
The new cables brought out the incredible dynamic performance these
speakers are capable of and also allowed them to project an image so
realistic that I now consider them to be one of the most tranparant I have
heard, rivalling speakers several times their modest price in the $4000
The cables currently in use are
- Essence gZero6 Interconmects
- Stagger Silver Solids with Pure Harmony RCA upgrade
- Essence gZero6 speaker cables
- DIY braided power cables with Sonar Quest IEC/mains connectors
The improvements the cables brought to the system was equivelent to a
complete system upgrade - without the expense:-)
These are not entry level speakers - they are full range floor standers
capable of incredible performance - for the smaller room - up to 15 x 20
Try to audition them - they will not disapoint