Great choice great speaker enjoy.Good luck!
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@steve59 20 x 20 with 15 foot ceilings...have a sectional and large chair in there with a bunch of canvas' on the wall...carpet and a thick rug.
right now there is a hegel hd30 to a c49 pre amp. i have a ton of dac choices but will stick with the c49...love that pre amp. im going to update power but i do have that "class g" arcam in there which i am excited to get rid of...
I bought a pair of revel salons from a gent on the better side of town with a room similar to your dimensions and since then he went thru the salon 2's and a couple others but I think he's settled in with the paradigm persona 9h, he's had them longer than anything else he's used in that room. I liked it so much I bought the persona 7f even though I now have more speakers than listening rooms.
If I could risk the expense of matching components to low efficiency speakers the top of my list, forget list I would already own the Vienna acoustics 'The Music'.
I have had a pair of Magico A3s since their introduction. I love them. They transmit what the feeding DACs and amps give them without coloration. With the proper equipment they can produce a very nice soundstage with width, depth and imaging. Dynamically they can be great, as well. Also at 4ohms and 88dB they can be driven well by a variety of amps. My First Watt M2 and SIT-3 drive them with no issues. Low watt tube amps (yes tube watts are “more powerful” than ss watts) drive them equally well. They are just great. Also, I put mine on Isoacoustic Gaia I pods. At 100lbs per speaker tower and on hardwood floors, I think they provide more stability and provide the Isoacoustic sonic benefits. Enjoy!
will do. i am tempted to jump right in as I recently was trying to decide between the 2....but I will give the a3s some time to try and prove @noromance wrong...
i didn't think i would end up with both and i must admit that i do feel like i've overindulged. i guess i will just have to live with it..
@jjss49 thanks for calling me high class! it shows that you didnt read a word of my original post...but i appreciate it! =)
Congratulations! I've had mine since December. A buddy who has S7's came over a couple of times and said since the first time he was over he can hear they are still breaking in. I guess it's hard for me to notice since I listen to them most days. Gorgeous looking speaker in person, I don't think pictures do them justice and as far as the sonics go, no other brand I've heard comes close! I've played around with listening to them with several different amps: Yamaha A-S3000, NAD 304, Prima Luna Dialogue One integrated and added a DYNA PAS-3X tube preamp to the SS amps. The Yamaha and PAS-3X are my current main set up which sounds awesome. The Prima Luna sounded tremendous except there wasn't enough power. The goal is Prima Luna EVO 400 pre and mono's!
the knock on the original spendor d7 and d9 designed and voiced by terry miles was that the excitable, edgy treble got in the way of the overall quality/balance/goodness of the speaker, especially with solid state amplification ... the improvement in the d9.2 was revoicing the tweeter... if they got it more 'right' this time around the 9.2 should be outstanding!
Drew, I love my A3’s, having gotten them not too long after they came out and fortunately prior to the price rise. They do take a while to burn in, but you should start noticing a difference in short order.
I put the Isoacoustic Gaia feet on mine too and noticed they noticeably tightened the bass response and increased separation. To be fair I put Isoacoustic feet on all the other components at the same time, so the improvement was likely cumulative. I was pleasantly surprised any tweak could make a difference like that.
I hope you enjoy your Magico A3’s. They are a great and stylish looking speaker too especially with the grill on, as part, not the focus of, a rooms decor,. They will reproduce amazingly with great detail whatever signal you feed them. Enjoy.
So i must keep both of course...You lucky $%#^&#*& !!!
I like the look of them (A3), no nonsense clean and purposeful.
I went to check out your system page, and I saw a sailing photo, I presume of you? Fun looking sloop if that’s yours? I sailed a sloop with two others across the Sth. China Sea. Once, just once.
Fortunately, I was ignorant of what the water spouts could do to us, as beautiful as they were. One of the blokes put a flying fish under me as I slept and I thought I’d killed it, until after months he finally told me he’d done it and it was already dead.
As other have asked, please post your impressions, and if time permits a system page with the A3s.
i am not sure which picture you are referring 2 or even that i had a systems page but i assure you i am no captain. i will follow up though, as ive been listening to the A3s for pretty much a day straight...plopped my desk right in front them basically.
....and i know im a @#$%. i used to hate me...when i had some black device connected to bose 301s that were completely falling apart....but at least im not the guy with 200k system that uses it for an hr of opera on thursday nights. opera guys are the worst....
@vuch - it was your profile I was blathering on about, it's your sloop photo.
@dbefus85 - Oops I hadn't even been drinking, I swear!
I'll get myself some humble pie for desert tonight, right? Well at least you're polite mate.
I'm not going to deny that in my classical music, buried in folders on my server I don't have opera, it's not generally my go to though. $200K system, opera or not, I'd probably listen :-P
Wait, are you using your desk to prop yourself up in case you fall asleep?
please know that i am completely joking around...i've always thought the hifi world could benefit from a sense of humor but i realize how easy it is to misinterpret written communication.
the knock on "opera guys" wasnt directed at the genre... ive met just a few audio enthusiasts (i refuse to repeat how we are normally referred 2) that have these impressive systems but listen to them very little....perhaps "godfather wannabees" is a better term? except w/o the mafia of course. its just that this breed of audio nerd ive met (2 people) listen to opera only...if i was going to go after a genre it would be country of course!
i will compare the 2 speakers as it really is a great comparison of 2 very different designs at similar price points...however i have an issue with my left hand (notice that i dont hit shift in these post) and am a one-handed typer right now. getting pretty good right!?...actually now that i look at the time, nevermind.
oh the desk!...yup! (im such as shift liar!), you called that one.