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    Default Sonus Faber, bitches.

    That's 'Hand Made Sound' in Italian for those that don't know.

    MMMMM Good. Nothing like a reference monitor, BOLTED to the matching factory stands (wood finish, copper rivets and all). Model Concerto, 7" woof, 1" sweet clean silky dome.

    The bad news - sold the Spendor 1/2's

    The good news - sold the Spendor 1/2's to Paul (pjdami)

    Be you. Be me. Be you wanting to be me.

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    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

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    If I were you - I'd have to worry about a heart attack.

    Nice speaks, though :)

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    Dibs
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    Default Cock a doodle doo.....

    .....whoa....nice looking speaks Rooster!
    Looks like the drivers and tweeters are surrounded in black leather, ;)
    Those Italians got style man.

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    HAHA!!

    Those look an awful lot like the ones I have!



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    From what I was taught, it's not leather, but so closely resembling leather..customs considers it leather. Take it with a grain as I did. Those are awesome speakers. I've listened to them a bunch..paired up with B&W 2 channel seperates. They have clarity, depth, and sounstage that is to die for. Heavy suckers too. Hand tuned and no joke.
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    If I weren't at work, my pants would be OFF

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    Very nice find, Russ! congrats!
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    just saw those at tweeter...demo models for 600 i believe...didn't sound too bad but didn't get them for cosmetic reasons and they've been there for 4-5 years is twhat the employee said...

    Cool though

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    They were closing out the smaller version, Cocertino I believe for $600-$700, if you saw THESE for that price, you should have jumped. Easy flip, easy money in your pocket. The stands alone go for $450. (I paid $58)

    It's like leather, yeah LS, I hear what you are saying.

    Jesse, roger that. It'll be at least 90 days or so before I come to any conclusions.

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    I'll be here.
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    Congrats. They are one hell of sweet sounding speakers.
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    top shelf!
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    Congrats on the Concertos. Those are some of my favorite speakers for two-channel. We have a couple set up at my work and I'll go in and listen from time to time. They truly are superb speakers.
    If you would really like them to sound their best, I would recommend a unit from Primare. The I30 integrated amplifier would be a top choice to run those. You can look up the info here.
    We are using the previous model called A30.1, which is basically the same. You may be able to find a floor model of one of those too. They go for around $1500 on clearance. These units do not have subwoofer outs, so you would probably have to use a sub w/ Speak-On like a REL if you wanted to add a sub.
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    Mine arrives tomorrow... mine arrives tomorrow..... yayayayay!!!

    Looking forward to seeing a pair of speakers on my doorstep. Lets hope DHL doesnt run it over with a truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD
    If I weren't at work, my pants would be OFF

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    WAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Are those really hand made? I didnt think anything but Focal were handmade anymore.
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    http://www.sumikoaudio.net/sonus/prod_concerto.htm

    Spec sheet for those interested.

    That's what the name means, and it's true.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod
    WAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Are those really hand made? I didnt think anything but Focal were handmade anymore.
    Man, you gotta get out of the CA world more often :D
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    Russ,

    You and I are like SF buddies!

    Are the stands a necessity?

    I dont have stands with mine - atleast not the bolt down stands.. am I losing some sonic advantage by not using the SF stands?
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    I don't think you are loosing anything. The match up nice (obviously), and are heavy, and well built. Personally, I think I would like them a little bit lower (shorter).

    I hope to get some stuff moved around here tonight, and get them semi-setup.
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    What gear are you planning to use with them??

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    Great looking speaker with the matching stands.

    My only negative observation:

    I personally don't understand why high end speaker companies put protective tweeter grids on their soft domes tweets. It seems that anyone buying them would be well heeled enough to not require them. They aren't part of the acoustical qualities are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polkmaniac
    Man, you gotta get out of the CA world more often :D

    Im working on it bro!

    My first love is still car audio but Ive been infected with the HA disease so Ill be spending plenty on that in the near future. ;)
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    It's actually referred to as a 'phase shield'. I don't know enough about speaker design, but I believe it has to do with the curvature of the dome, and the timing differences of sound due to the depth of the half-sphere.

    As far as electronics, I've got Dodd building me a custom preamp, and that's it so far. I'll probably bag one of the high end Marantz CDP's, and I've got my eye on a pair of highly-modded Eico HF50 tube monoblocks.

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    Tube monoblocks.. yummm..

    For me, I'm looking to go from my Headamp GS-1 as my discreet Class A based Preamp to my Rotel RB1070 then to the Concertos.

    I had the Concertinos in my room, but I definitely missed some lower end action.
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    I think sonus faber sounds like poop. :o Sorry I just do.

    They have nice finishes though.

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    Zach, the room and upstream components will and do make a huge difference with speakers like these. I've heard them sound great and I've heard them sound like crapola.
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    Man i got to bre honest i did nto even read most of the forum bnut ui saqw thoses speakrsd and i got to say those look pretty secu..... man i shou ld prgb not go to this site when i am drunk.. sorry guysd for probably makjhg menasingluis posts/. oi am probabluy not eben typinhg anyt jhign t hatis e legible....... sporry guys...

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    I'm not too far from Spotsylvania guys.. and I have plenty of permenant ink markers... and a camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut
    Zach, the room and upstream components will and do make a huge difference with speakers like these. I've heard them sound great and I've heard them sound like crapola.
    Good point.

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