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Old 12-08-2013, 01:44 PM
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Congratulations.. They look right at home there.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:59 PM
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Very beautiful. Congratulations and the finish looks perfect
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:43 PM
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Congrats on the Olympica IIIs
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:17 PM
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Thank you very much every one! I am very pleased with the sound and looks. And so is my wife! Last time I purchased a set of speakers - she refused to have them in the house. So they had to go back to the shop. It was the Usher Mini Dancer 2. So this time I took her out for lunch - and a speaker audition. And the Olympica passed .
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:25 PM
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Somehow I had missed this post. Congrats on such wonderful speakers. They look great, love how the look in the room. Thanks for taking the time to share!
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:58 PM
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Congratulations - color me jealous, I've been lusting after these since hearing them at RMAF.
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Wow... Finally some good pics on the Graphite finish!!! Absolutely love it!!! How many hours do you have on them?
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:51 PM
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I'm humbled by your cheers . The speakers have 35 hours. I would be totally happy if they stayed as they are as of now, but I understand they might evolve a bit over the next 100 hours. Not sure what to expect - but I am looking forward to it.

They are truly beautiful to look at and to touch. Absolutely smooth leather and wood.


The speakers are asymmetric and the speakers can be placed with the bass reflex (Stealth Ultraflex) firing inwards or outwards. I have not had time to compare the two set ups yet.


BTW I just saw the first review of the speakers. They were given "Most highly recommended!!!" And the reviewer says: Sonus Faber Olympica III loudspeakers are staying with me as a reference component and my daily tool for testing and reviews.

Sonus Faber Olympica III Loudspeaker A glorious speaker that is in itself a musical instrument! Review By Matej Isak
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:15 PM
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Congratulations mate! And please do let us know about the changes / evolution after those 100 or so hours, I'm intrigued.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:33 PM
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Even though the sound most likely will evolve over the following week I made a small test with the microphone I use when calibrating my woofers (Velodyne DD10).



I wanted to see what happens in the lower Hz if I was to adjust my listening position a feet forward or backwards. This is what it looks like If I move it 50 cm further away from the speakers.


Not a nice curve. So back to my original position. Ignore the EQ settings here as they are connected to the subs and not the front speakers.


And if I moved another foot forward the raise of the curve came later.


I also swapped the speakers (left and right) but In my room it made no difference to the curve if the bass reflex was pointing inwards to the center of the room or outwards to the side walls. In my case I have about 8 feet to the side walls.

But what made a difference was if I pushed the speakers closer to the front wall. The optimum position seems to be with the baffel apx. 80 cm from the wall. But when pushing it back so it was only 50 cm, this was the result.


And finally the result when integrating the Olympica to my HT system and here I am taking full advantage of the parametric EQ of the Velodynes.
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