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Old 09-15-2019, 09:30 PM
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I remember them although I never heard them - they were beautiful looking speakers. I think Kevin (Miner) now has the latest version of the Electa Amators, the ones we saw in Denver. I’d have gone for them but the Minimas are the perfect size for where I’ll use them.
Yes, I have had the EAIIIs now for about 4 months. Previously I had the Cremona Auditor Ms, and thought they would be the monitor I would live with until the end. Well, the end arrived early when I auditioned the EAs in a 2 hour session. My dealer gave me a generous trade in and I jumped. The mids are glorious without being forward and the highs are very smooth. I could have lived with them as is but decided to add a Gravis II sub two months later. The Minimas are beautiful.
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:42 AM
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New Minimas and stands have arrived at the dealer in Seattle - making the 4 hour round-trip drive today to pick them up.
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Main system: Linn Klimax Katalyst DSM; D’Agostino Momentum S250 & HD pre; Rega RP10 w/Rega Aphelion; Boulder 508; Sonus Faber Amati Futura; Shunyata Denali 6000T, Alpha NR & EF PC, Alpha IC & SC; UpTone EtherRegen; Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent T, ISOAcoustics Orea & HRS Damping

2nd system: Luxman SQ-N100, Sonus Faber Minima Amator II, REL T-5, refurbished AR XA w/Nagaoka MP-200 & VPI cabling, Linn Klimax DSM Renew, Shunyata PS8 w/Defender & Viper, Nordost Blue Heaven PC & IC, Shunyata Venom sc, Symposium Svelte Shelves

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Old 10-12-2019, 12:11 PM
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Congrats Tony - keep it under 90mph
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Very nice. Hope they work well with your SQN-100 (a terrific little integrated).
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:37 PM
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I picked up my new Sonus faber Minima Amator II yesterday. They’re up and running today and sound wonderful so far: balanced, smooth without being syrupy, excellent midrange and highs, solid articulate bass (within limits of their size of course), and great imaging. The speakers are gorgeous to look at, with craftsmanship worthy of the brand. They still need to break in, and I have new Shunyata Venom speaker cables on order to replace the old Acoustic Zen, so it can only get better from here.

I was worried my little Luxman SQ-N100 with 12 watts wouldn’t have enough power, but so far it’s doing just fine. This system is in our sunroom, the “quiet” room where we have our morning tea or read on rainy afternoons, and I primarily play chamber music, solo piano, small ensemble jazz, etc., at fairly modest volume. I’m sure I’d need more power if I wanted to crank it up and play the Stones or Beethoven’s 5th, but for that I go to the big system anyway. Eventually I may upgrade to something like a PrimaLuna EVO 300 integrated, but for now the Luxman seems just fine.

I’m a happy camper today.

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2nd system: Luxman SQ-N100, Sonus Faber Minima Amator II, REL T-5, refurbished AR XA w/Nagaoka MP-200 & VPI cabling, Linn Klimax DSM Renew, Shunyata PS8 w/Defender & Viper, Nordost Blue Heaven PC & IC, Shunyata Venom sc, Symposium Svelte Shelves

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Video: Sony XBR65X850C; Apple TV-4; Vienna Schönberg L/R, Webern center & surrounds; REL T1, T2, & T3; Arcam AVR850; Cambridge Audio 752BD; MIT-EXP SC
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:15 PM
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Tony... Congrats!
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:46 PM
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Congrats. I'll bet they sound great!

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Old 10-14-2019, 08:30 AM
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:39 PM
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The Minimas do not bolt to the stands? They do look quite elegant. Seems to me to be the perfect monitor for that room, amp, and music genre you like to enjoy.
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:22 PM
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Tony, well done!

What a nice second system!
Only analogue?
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