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Old 08-08-2014, 09:37 AM
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Sonus faber Olympica I speakers 40+ nice black and white picture set. Review is coming up...

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Old 08-08-2014, 02:16 PM
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I personally think they are the best looking SF bookshelf : simplicity and fluidity
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:03 PM
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Would be interesting to hear your take on the difference between the I's and the S1.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:13 PM
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never heard the olympica 1 but the magic S1 with solution : the sound was nearly perfect : very fast, great soundstage, beautiful vocals, clear and accurate. Perhaps lacks warm
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:29 PM
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One of my favorite bookshelf speakers. The sound is near perfect!! Its balance, accurate, excellent soundstage and beautiful to look at!! I could listen to the Olympica 1 for hours and hours...Their that good!!
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:46 AM
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I think they look fantastic! They sound great, too. But I found that I preferred the 805 Diamonds. For some reason, the B&Ws were better able to convey emotion (which used to be a Sonus Faber hallmark).
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I think they look fantastic! They sound great, too. But I found that I preferred the 805 Diamonds. For some reason, the B&Ws were better able to convey emotion (which used to be a Sonus Faber hallmark).
I just sold 805 Diamond and bought Olympica II. I found SF more balanced and less midrange. But I put much more money and got medium gain (except for little more bass and a 3 way looks). 805 Diamond are a special speaker for me.. (Had for almost 5 years).
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I just sold 805 Diamond and bought Olympica II. I found SF more balanced and less midrange. But I put much more money and got medium gain (except for little more bass and a 3 way looks). 805 Diamond are a special speaker for me.. (Had for almost 5 years).


I also moved from B&W to SF , series 600 to Olympica II. I am so happy!!, SF sounds great!!! The sound is deep and three dimensional now.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:54 AM
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Can someone help me get started with crossover points on Olympica I?

I use a pair of these and dual PSA s1500 in a stereo 2.2 system.

Just bought a preamp (Parasound Halo p5) that does active crossovers for both subs and mains.

What is the recommended crossover settings on Olympica I? I know they can go as low as 50 Hz, but they typically roll over higher than that. Anyone has a graph?

Thanks!
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:59 AM
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Can someone help me get started with crossover points on Olympica I?

I use a pair of these and dual PSA s1500 in a stereo 2.2 system.

Just bought a preamp (Parasound Halo p5) that does active crossovers for both subs and mains.

What is the recommended crossover settings on Olympica I? I know they can go as low as 50 Hz, but they typically roll over higher than that. Anyone has a graph?

Thanks!
Nobody owns Olympica I here?
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