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Old 05-22-2009, 11:29 PM
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That's probably the main issue, call me crazy, but the Elipsa seems more alive, and dynamic. The Amati is more old school Sonus Faber, rich, warm, but they just seemed slower on some of my music. If you want a touch of these things, but you want a little more modern, agressive speaker, I think the Elipsa is more the choice, for me that is.
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That's probably the main issue, call me crazy, but the Elipsa seems more alive, and dynamic. The Amati is more old school Sonus Faber, rich, warm, but they just seemed slower on some of my music. If you want a touch of these things, but you want a little more modern, agressive speaker, I think the Elipsa is more the choice, for me that is.
I have wanted the Elipsa speaker ever since I saw and heard them. You are killing me The deal they are having now is very tempting.
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Alberto,

I went over to someone's home to hear them in the a more realistic enviroment. The warmth of the speaker was more than I really liked, and there were some other issues. I think it is a very good speaker, just not for me.


David,

I think the retail is really about $17,000. The distributor had been hit hard, like most all high end places, so it's smart to move what you can rather than let it sit.

There's a guy with a beautiful pair of Strad's in my area. They were bought from an authorized dealer, and are less than a year old, the guy is now asking $23,500. That's a real sign of the times in the speaker world right now.
The strads are the best sounding, best looking speaker I have ever seen or heard ! To me they have everything and with your 1.2 kw amps. you will have the ultimate 2 channel set up for the rest of your life. Are you considering the strads ?
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I have wanted the Elipsa speaker ever since I saw and heard them. You are killing me The deal they are having now is very tempting.
Would the dealer give you full credit for the Cremona's price toward a discounted Elipsa? In this economy you'll find a lot of willingness to deal.

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Would the dealer give you full credit for the Cremona's price toward a discounted Elipsa? In this economy you'll find a lot of willingness to deal.

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One dealer said no, sell them on Audiogon but he was not the dealer I bought the cremona's from. I'll have to give the dealer who sold me the cremona's a call, but I'm pretty happy with the Cremona's now; my wife is not going to be happy
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But, you would be.
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SF speakers are certainly beautiful speakers. I have never had the pleasure of hearing them. They are on my bucket list of audio gear though! So much gear, so little time.
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Now this Sonus Faber Forum is cookin!
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Now this Sonus Faber Forum is cookin!
Except you don't have SF anymore
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