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Old 05-27-2016, 05:20 PM
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They're the Titan Red, which I think is absolutely stunning!

My set up is Classe Sigma SSP driving the Sigma AMP5. My serious listening is with a Rega RP6 and Exact 2 cartridge and the Classe onboard phono card. Transparent Gen5 ultra cables. Turntable, cartridge and phono preamp will be my next upgrade.
Maybe it's a similar red, and the Sasha and Sabrina have different options. Yes, stunning
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Maybe it's a similar red, and the Sasha and Sabrina have different options. Yes, stunning
It is similar. The Sabrinas have their own five colors, with white and red being a $1000 up charge, and Wilson doesn't offer custom colors for them like they do for their other speakers.
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Another nice review:

Wilson Audio Sabrina floorstanding loudspeaker | Hi-Fi+
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I've come to the conclusion I prefer grills on. They roll back the top end a smidge and help keep my eyes from zoning in on the speakers, exposed drivers do that to me.
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Hi fellow Sabrina owners,

I am a proud owner of the galaxy gray Sabrina since Dec 16. Currently using the modwright kwi200 (200w) int amp to push the Sabrina, and is considering to replace the amp with Accuphase E600 class A int amp, conservative power rating is 30w at 8 ohm and 60w at 4 ohm.

Do you think the class A E600 would be a good match with Sabrina, considering I listen to vocal and jazz most of the time, and small percentage of pop, and very very few classical music, at moderate lvl of 70 to 80 dB.

Thanks in advance

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Old 08-29-2016, 04:03 AM
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Hi fellow Sabrina owners,

I am a proud owner of the galaxy gray Sabrina since Dec 16. Currently using the modwright kwi200 (200w) int amp to push the Sabrina, and is considering to replace the amp with Accuphase E600 class A int amp, conservative power rating is 30w at 8 ohm and 60w at 4 ohm.

Do you think the class A E600 would be a good match with Sabrina, considering I listen to vocal and jazz most of the time, and small percentage of pop, and very very few classical music, at moderate lvl of 70 to 80 dB.

Thanks in advance

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Hi,
my Sabrina should arrive in days, galaxy gray too (I have never been so impatient).
I have the Vitus Audio integrated amp: SIA-025 that works in class A or A/B (user selectable).
In class A the power rating is 25W while it can deliver 100W in class A/B.
I can tell you more in the coming days although I do not think that watts say everything.
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Hi fellow Sabrina owners,

I am a proud owner of the galaxy gray Sabrina since Dec 16. Currently using the modwright kwi200 (200w) int amp to push the Sabrina, and is considering to replace the amp with Accuphase E600 class A int amp, conservative power rating is 30w at 8 ohm and 60w at 4 ohm.

Do you think the class A E600 would be a good match with Sabrina, considering I listen to vocal and jazz most of the time, and small percentage of pop, and very very few classical music, at moderate lvl of 70 to 80 dB.

Thanks in advance

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I'll give you a firm "it depends". The Sabrina is nominally a 4 ohm speaker, with dips down to about 2.7 ohms if I recall the specs correctly. So theoretically, the 60w at 4 ohms should give you a decent amount of volume. But in the real world, there are other considerations:

What's the room like where you're doing your listening? What are the dimensions, distance of speakers from listening position, type of flooring and reflective surfaces? When I auditioned the Sabrina at my dealer, using the same Classe Sigma SSP and AMP5 that I own, I had to turn the volume up several steps beyond what I have the volume set in my home after I got the Sabrinas. But I have hard wood floors, an open floor plan, and the room is not overdone with sound absorbing materials.

Also to consider are dynamic peaks. While you say you don't listen to a lot of classical, are there other musical styles you listen to where this might be an issue?

Bottom line advice? Can you try the new amp in your setup to decide for yourself whether it's got enough power to make your Sabrina's sing?
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I'll give you a firm "it depends". The Sabrina is nominally a 4 ohm speaker, with dips down to about 2.7 ohms if I recall the specs correctly. So theoretically, the 60w at 4 ohms should give you a decent amount of volume. But in the real world, there are other considerations: What's the room like where you're doing your listening? What are the dimensions, distance of speakers from listening position, type of flooring and reflective surfaces? When I auditioned the Sabrina at my dealer, using the same Classe Sigma SSP and AMP5 that I own, I had to turn the volume up several steps beyond what I have the volume set in my home after I got the Sabrinas. But I have hard wood floors, an open floor plan, and the room is not overdone with sound absorbing materials. Also to consider are dynamic peaks. While you say you don't listen to a lot of classical, are there other musical styles you listen to where this might be an issue? Bottom line advice? Can you try the new amp in your setup to decide for yourself whether it's got enough power to make your Sabrina's sing?
The Accuphase E600 is 60W into 4Ohm and 120W into 2Ohm! My guess is the Accuphase should work well and not have issues into the very low load of the Sabrina.
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I joined the club too, replacing Bowers 804 Diamond, I'm waiting for shipment details from my home country. Bought everything unheard at a online bankruptcy auction....can't wait to hear them.
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These speakers are on my short list to audition. I know rooms vary, but in general, how far away do they need to be from the rear wall? I doubt my wife would want them sitting way out in the room, so I figure 18" is about as far as I can get away with.
I have my Sabrina's 15" out from the wall. To me they sound better even further
out but not enough to worry about. They also sound good closer but I found
15" was a good balance for a room that has other uses. After you have had them for a couple of hundred hours try the stillpoints. I found that they took it up
another notch. I still can't believe an old sceptic like me could really hear a difference. They also look better then the arrow points. Just my two cents.
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