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Old 08-31-2017, 07:32 AM
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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.
Hi Allman, I wanted to see if your shipment came in and how the Sabrina's compared to your 804s.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:30 AM
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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.
Beautiful. Really like them in red. Wonder if you might benefit by moving the speakers forward so the sound is not being diffracted by the the furniture/rack?

Am speaker shopping and the Sabrina is on my list. Would have to save for another year, but want my next speaker to be my "last" speaker.

For an upgrade, you might start with the cartridge and then phono preamp. Bigger bang for the buck then the TT/TA.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:20 PM
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Beautiful. Really like them in red. Wonder if you might benefit by moving the speakers forward so the sound is not being diffracted by the the furniture/rack?
Actually, I worked with my dealer for about 3 hours to position them. We were all pleasantly surprised how good they work so close to the wall.

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For an upgrade, you might start with the cartridge and then phono preamp. Bigger bang for the buck then the TT/TA.
Since my original post the entire front end has changed. I now have an AMG Giro TT with Benz Gullwing cartridge, running through an ARC Ref Phono 2SE phono preamp, ARC Ref 6 preamp, and D'Agostino Classic Stereo amp. All cabling is Transparent Gen5 Ultra.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:40 PM
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Had my Yvettes on Stillpoint Ultras, read something here and went back to the standard spikes. Prefer the sound on the spikes. The front spikes are on a thick area pad/carpet the and back spikes on the bare tile floor. The speakers are therefore tilted up slightly in the front. Really like the effect on the sound. In another discussion here, a different but similar setup process was used by the folks who sell Focals. Their last setup step was to adjust the fore and aft rake a bit for good angle. It really works. This is the first time my speakers don't sound better when I lean forward. The tweeters are now aimed just above my ears. Clever to experiment with.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:52 PM
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Actually, I worked with my dealer for about 3 hours to position them. We were all pleasantly surprised how good they work so close to the wall.
I think he was talking about the unit between them more than the proximity to the walls.
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Hi Allman, I wanted to see if your shipment came in and how the Sabrina's compared to your 804s.
Hi Robd2,

Sry I missed your question.

I had the pleasure of listening to the Wilson and the Bowers side by side for a few weeks before the Bowers went to their new home. It is probably the biggest change i’ve witnessed, sounstage and just the joy of listening to music on the Wilson’s compared to the Bowers. Not fair given the price difference but of all the changes throughout the years this is the one.
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