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    Any Sonab fans here? Looking for info about the OD-11 such as tweeter level control, placement etc...also looking for people who might have some of their bigger models...thanks!

    To pre-empt some replies i am a member of the Carlsson Planet forum where there has not been alot of info given to me..so am trying out here
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    Any chance to demo them? I've heard a few models and really liked them, but not the one you listed.

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    Nope, no chance unless some show up used at Hawthorne or maybe Echo Audio even...to clarify, i do have a pair so can fiddle with the jumpers and stuff to try and hear a difference in tweeter level but the placement ideas are hard to find. Being in the middle of totally re-arranging the computer room set-up i would like to get a good handle on where they SHOULD sound good and go from there. Its kinda tough as the room is full of lp's and cd's and books, not to mention the rack, the stuff on the rack, computer table and all the stuff on that table...want to make sure i do this right as i really don't want to EVER do it again
    Computer room

    Rega RP1 w/Performance Pack
    Vienna Acoustics Bach Classic
    Magnavox CDB650 transport
    Modded MSB DAC
    Pioneer F-91 Tuner
    Lounge Audio MM phono preamp w/LCR RIAA Correction
    Jolida JD1501 Integrated Amp

    H/T

    Samsung Plasma
    Outlaw 950 pre/pro
    Tannoy Saturn 8's
    Hsu sub
    Emotiva UPA-500 5-channel amp
    Adcom GCD-600
    Philips 312
    Battery powered phono pre


    Garage

    Jennings Research Square
    Custom tube preamp
    Amherst A-1000
    Philips 935
    Modded MSB Link DAC

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    I would be, given the chance.
    I remember being quite favorably impressed by the Sonab (Carlsson) speakers I listened to back in the mid/late 1970s. Soundscape in Baltimore carried 'em way back then. I guess the closest parallel (no pun intended) is the Bose 901; but they struck me as considerably more refined and articulate than the 901 of the same era. I remember them as having sounded very pleasantly European: smooth, refined, balanced - great with acoustic music (think KEF, Spendor, b&o, Chartwell, ads/Braun, and - yup - Polk). I know I listened to bigger ones but not TOTL (there were numerous models); They were well out of my price range back then. I am pretty sure I didn't ever listen to any of the tiny, entry level Carlsson "cubes" (that I - maybe - could've afforded). The Monitor 7s seemed like a better place for me to go (probably because they were bigger - heh, heh, heh).

    They were made to be placed in real rooms... real, European rooms (i.e., probably not 20 x 40 foot home theatres!). I think they were meant to be flexible but OK near walls; not in corners. I do have a little bit of Sonab literature still here in MA (I think...); let me see what i can dig up.
    Last edited by mhardy6647; 06-25-2013 at 06:02 PM.
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