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Old 11-18-2019, 04:34 PM
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has anyone some hours in his Novas yet? any first hand review? the only review i find online is the parttimestereo one, which is just for the bookshelves.

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has anyone some hours in his Novas yet? any first hand review? the only review i find online is the parttimestereo one, which is just for the bookshelves.

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Most recent Stereophile reviewed the Nova 1. My reading of the review (both subjective & measured) was "damned with faint praise............." on the performance end of things. YMMV.
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:18 PM
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Listened to some Nova II’s and Dynaudio Confidence 30’s side by side at a local dealer. I thought the Dyn’s were a bit muted compared to the Nova’s. I’m a Focal fan, so I think the Nova’s were more like the Focals I’m used to vs the Dyn’s.

At 1/2 the price, I think the Nova II’s were a better buy for sure.
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I own the Nova III and really am enjoying them. After 100 hours of break in the bottom end came alive.
I hear that Sonus Faber just raised the price on these by $500.
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:52 AM
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Default Serafinos vs Nova III

I own Nova IIIs and love them.
Has anyone compared the Nova III and Serafinos side by side?
Is the sound difference worth $7500 difference?
My dealer does not carry the Serafinos.....just the Amanti Traditions.
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System: Nova III, Lumin A1, Esoteric F-05, Valhalla 2 cabling.
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:48 PM
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I own Nova IIIs and love them.

Has anyone compared the Nova III and Serafinos side by side?

Is the sound difference worth $7500 difference?

My dealer does not carry the Serafinos.....just the Amanti Traditions.

Good listening. Trailmusic.



System: Nova III, Lumin A1, Esoteric F-05, Valhalla 2 cabling.


The same question is asked in the comment section of this YouTube link. You can find the answer there also.

https://youtu.be/2x3BG-eRUzM

I personally heard them both in the same store on different occasions.
First i heard the Serafino, which made my jaw drop.

A week or so later i heard the Olympica Nova 3.
I was hoping for a similar experience, but it didn’t.

The Nova is very nice but not in the same league.

I guess there is a reason for the price difference.
It almost always does.

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