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Old 03-13-2019, 09:44 PM
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It's time to upgrade my trusty Tyler D2's. I'm leaning toward the Olympica IIIs as they are within my price range, and I've always loved the SF sound.



Can anyone comment on the scale that these play with? My room is 32Lx18Wx9H and I'm concerned that they may not fill the space. They would be coupled with a pair of REL S5's, and would be part of a hybrid system with an Olympica Center and REL T5i.



Thanks in advance.



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Old 03-14-2019, 06:39 AM
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I have an even larger room than that with our open floor plan living room feeding into multiple areas of our home and the Olympica III’s provide plenty of scale. You will love these speakers...they serve double duty in my system as HT and 2 channel and I’m still giddy every single time I turn on my system after one year of ownership (which is everyday).
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:30 AM
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I have an even larger room than that with our open floor plan living room feeding into multiple areas of our home and the Olympica IIIís provide plenty of scale. You will love these speakers...they serve double duty in my system as HT and 2 channel and Iím still giddy every single time I turn on my system after one year of ownership (which is everyday).


Thanks for your insight, McDaddy. This is kind of a leap of faith in that Iíve heard the Olympica II on several occasions and loved them, but have not had ears on the O3.
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Sonus Faber Olympica III and Olympica Center - REL S5(2) and T5i (center channel)- KEF 160QL-160QR-130QR (surround/atmos)
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I have the O3 in a family room and open kitchen setting. I have no qualms
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I have the O3 in a family room and open kitchen setting. I have no qualms
Thanks for the reply. I'm getting the sense that these will be just fine in my space.
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Sonus Faber Olympica III and Olympica Center - REL S5(2) and T5i (center channel)- KEF 160QL-160QR-130QR (surround/atmos)
Shunyata PS8 w/Defender - Shunyata and AudioQuest power cables - Shunyata and Audioquest Interconnects
Audio quest Oak Speaker cables (LCR)
Sony VPLVW350ES - Sony UBP X800 - Dragonfly 120" Screen

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The Olympica III works well in my open floor plan space!

If it helps you, I typically listen ~60-70db for normal enjoyment and ~80-90db when I need to feel it lol. How loud are you expecting?

Iíve paired it with one JL Audio F112 (v1) yet only really need/appreciate the sub for some low end and infrasonic electronica. Most of my jazz and pipe organ pieces already sound great through the O3s.

It is powered via Parasound A21; Iím thinking your McIntosh will be an excellent match given what many on this forum say about the brand.

My living room / listening room itself is ~17í wide and 21í deep, extending back another 20í, and wider to a hallway and dining area. ~9íH. The speakers are about 4í into the room.
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The Olympica III works well in my open floor plan space!



If it helps you, I typically listen ~60-70db for normal enjoyment and ~80-90db when I need to feel it lol. How loud are you expecting?



Iíve paired it with one JL Audio F112 (v1) yet only really need/appreciate the sub for some low end and infrasonic electronica. Most of my jazz and pipe organ pieces already sound great through the O3s.



It is powered via Parasound A21; Iím thinking your McIntosh will be an excellent match given what many on this forum say about the brand.



My living room / listening room itself is ~17í wide and 21í deep, extending back another 20í, and wider to a hallway and dining area. ~9íH. The speakers are about 4í into the room.


Thanks for the info!
I seldom listen too loud, but movies and classical music can have a pretty wide dynamic range.

This helps solidify my choice!

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Mac Mini/Audirvana - Drobo 5D - Sonos Connect
Sonus Faber Olympica III and Olympica Center - REL S5(2) and T5i (center channel)- KEF 160QL-160QR-130QR (surround/atmos)
Shunyata PS8 w/Defender - Shunyata and AudioQuest power cables - Shunyata and Audioquest Interconnects
Audio quest Oak Speaker cables (LCR)
Sony VPLVW350ES - Sony UBP X800 - Dragonfly 120" Screen

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KEF LS 50 w/REL T5i (Arrow Wireless) - Marantz NR 1506 - Sonos Connect

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Sonos AMP and KEf 160 QR
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I'll go against the grain.
I had a home theater in the basement, in a room a little bigger than yours, and open to a hall.
I struggled with low bass, and my speakers sounded a bit bright.
I've heard O3 sound awesome in several listening rooms before.

To recapture as much bass as possible I upgraded cables and jumpers, professional speaker placement, and bass traps. Sound absorption and diffusion panels to reduce the overly bright sound reflections bouncing off the wall. I still needed subwoofers, but the end result was amazing.

I do like them otherwise. I even bought another pair for my office.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:32 AM
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The O3 are really superb. I had them in our living room (24x17x12) with good success. But to really create a full experience where they fill the room - they where too small. At that time they where powered by Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 (2x800W).
I have since changed to the Amati Futura and they have way bigger capacity to fill my room. Now I not only hear the music - I also feel it. And the Gryphon Diablo 300 has certainly added an even tighter base control to the set up.
Any ways, that was just my experience. What ever way you choose I'm sure you will be pleased with the system.
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I'll go against the grain.
I had a home theater in the basement, in a room a little bigger than yours, and open to a hall.
I struggled with low bass, and my speakers sounded a bit bright.
I've heard O3 sound awesome in several listening rooms before.

To recapture as much bass as possible I upgraded cables and jumpers, professional speaker placement, and bass traps. Sound absorption and diffusion panels to reduce the overly bright sound reflections bouncing off the wall. I still needed subwoofers, but the end result was amazing.

I do like them otherwise. I even bought another pair for my office.
System and room synergy is always a gamble, for sure. Thanks so much for sharing your experience!
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Mac Mini/Audirvana - Drobo 5D - Sonos Connect
Sonus Faber Olympica III and Olympica Center - REL S5(2) and T5i (center channel)- KEF 160QL-160QR-130QR (surround/atmos)
Shunyata PS8 w/Defender - Shunyata and AudioQuest power cables - Shunyata and Audioquest Interconnects
Audio quest Oak Speaker cables (LCR)
Sony VPLVW350ES - Sony UBP X800 - Dragonfly 120" Screen

Living Room

KEF LS 50 w/REL T5i (Arrow Wireless) - Marantz NR 1506 - Sonos Connect

Master Suite and Garage

Sonos AMP and KEf 160 QR
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