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Old 10-14-2015, 10:38 PM
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Wilson speakers sound totally different than Raidhos. ..I've owned Sophia 2s, 3s, and Sashas.
Have only heard both speakers at the NY Audio Show a couple of years ago. So this should be taken with a huge grain of salt. But to my old ears, the Raidho was superior. Both were overly analytical IMHO but the Raidho came closer to what real music sounds like.

Probably shouldn't even be posting this given the circumstances but just my 2˘.
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Have only heard both speakers at the NY Audio Show a couple of years ago. So this should be taken with a huge grain of salt. But to my old ears, the Raidho was superior. Both were overly analytical IMHO but the Raidho came closer to what real music sounds like. Probably shouldn't even be posting this given the circumstances but just my 2˘.
For what it is worth, the Sabrina is a new Wilson Audio speaker released around 5 months ago. My experience was very similar to yours previously. Never cared for Wilson speakers until I heard the Sabrina. They are also the only floor stander small enough to work well in my relatively small listening room. The Sabrina is warmer and an overall big picture sound rather than the hair pin specificity I had always heard in the past. None of the Raidho I have heard have impressed me, though I strongly dislike the Magico sound too, which I think puts me in the minority. Just my taste and experience of course.
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Old 10-15-2015, 04:34 PM
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For what it is worth, the Sabrina is a new Wilson Audio speaker released around 5 months ago. My experience was very similar to yours previously. Never cared for Wilson speakers until I heard the Sabrina. They are also the only floor stander small enough to work well in my relatively small listening room. The Sabrina is warmer and an overall big picture sound rather than the hair pin specificity I had always heard in the past. None of the Raidho I have heard have impressed me, though I strongly dislike the Magico sound too, which I think puts me in the minority. Just my taste and experience of course.
Your comments sum up why we view the M1 differently. I've owned several Wilson speakers and listened to the Sabrinas at RMAF. Raidho's have a warm sound, much warmer than any Wilson speaker that I've ever heard. I hope you enjoy your Sabrinas.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:32 PM
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Your comments sum up why we view the M1 differently. I've owned several Wilson speakers and listened to the Sabrinas at RMAF. Raidho's have a warm sound, much warmer than any Wilson speaker that I've ever heard. I hope you enjoy your Sabrinas.
Thanks. Everything is subjective in this hobby. :-)
Looking forward to receiving the Sabrina.
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Congrats on the Sabrina's! The Bricasti gear should match very well with them.
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The M1 is a great DAC, and really pushed the performance limits.

Not sure if people have experimented with unbalanced vs balanced but Brian recommends using the balanced outputs to minimize components in the signal path. The new Bricasti M28 power amplifier is a fully balanced design from input to output, so the two compliment each other perfectly. (I hope to hear that combination in the near future)
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The M1 is a great DAC, and really pushed the performance limits. Not sure if people have experimented with unbalanced vs balanced but Brian recommends using the balanced outputs to minimize components in the signal path. The new Bricasti M28 power amplifier is a fully balanced design from input to output, so the two compliment each other perfectly. (I hope to hear that combination in the near future)
I adore this combo. Paired together the M1 and M28 is really nice.
Bricasti Design makes incredible gear. Brian is always a treat to speak with as well. :-)
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:31 AM
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I adore this combo. Paired together the M1 and M28 is really nice.
Bricasti Design makes incredible gear. Brian is always a treat to speak with as well. :-)


WOW!


I hope to have the same setup sometime soon too.

And yes, Brian is one of the nicest guys I've ever met and so very generous with his time.

I had the pleasure of dining with him earlier this week and chatted for hours about all facets of the M1 and M28 design and build, and I can't wait to hear the combo.

Not only are both components designed to push theoretical limits, both were subject to endless hours of circuit tuning in order to achieve the most compelling and engaging experience for the end listener.

Bricasti is one company for which I have the greatest respect.
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WOW! I hope to have the same setup sometime soon too. And yes, Brian is one of the nicest guys I've ever met and so very generous with his time. I had the pleasure of dining with him earlier this week and chatted for hours about all facets of the M1 and M28 design and build, and I can't wait to hear the combo. Not only are both components designed to push theoretical limits, both were subject to endless hours of circuit tuning in order to achieve the most compelling and engaging experience for the end listener. Bricasti is one company for which I have the greatest respect.
Agreed. The M28 are beyond impressive when heard with the M1 DAC.
What are you located? Brian was out of the country for a bit doing some shows recently.
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:00 AM
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Agreed. The M28 are beyond impressive when heard with the M1 DAC.
What are you located? Brian was out of the country for a bit doing some shows recently.
Sydney, Aust.

Yes, that's right, he was in Asia for shows and dropped into Melbourne and Sydney to meet with the local distributors and a few valued customers.
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