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RE: New amplifier: my long journey...

Excellent.....and a job well done.

This just goes to show that you can start off with a list of "definites", but then end up with something totally unexpected. It means keeping an open mind and being prepared to try anything good that you come across..

There should now be very little that could crop up, that would make you regret your decision. The only regret that I have, is that I don't think you heard the Vertere at their best; but if the help from them or their dealer wasn't forthcoming, then it's their loss.

 

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CnoEvil wrote:

Excellent.....and a job well done.

This just goes to show that you can start off with a list of "definites", but then end up with something totally unexpected. It means keeping an open mind and being prepared to try anything good that you come across..

There should now be very little that could crop up, that would make you regret your decision. The only regret that I have, is that I don't think you heard the Vertere at their best; but if the help from them or their dealer wasn't forthcoming, then it's their loss.

 

I know, but I gave another opporunity to them but and nobody really followed up on that after my last email...and as you know I don't like chasing people. Plus it would have been complicated for them to fly here and help me with the setup. 

Indeed, this brand was completely unexpected and at the beginning I wasn't considering it that much as it was not as known as all the others...than suddendly they grew on me more and more...and I would miss them every time I would try something else.

In the end I just got the PAD off ebay at a great price!

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Well, Francis emailed me saying that the Black Ravioli are finally there waiting for me to pick them up...nice! Wink

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Well, Francis emailed me saying that the Black Ravioli are finally there waiting for me to pick them up...nice! Wink

Good job.

It is worth having a read of the set-up section of the website.......then start at the source and work forwards. I will be very surprised if you don't hear a difference........but what you will have to decide, is if that difference is an improvement or not.

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Well, Francis emailed me saying that the Black Ravioli are finally there waiting for me to pick them up...nice! Wink

Good job.

It is worth having a read of the set-up section of the website.......then start at the source and work forwards. I will be very surprised if you don't hear a difference........but what you will have to decide, is if that difference is an improvement or not.

Yes, I hope they sent to me the right stuff as the distributor was VERY unhelpful. It decided to move when I had to escalate and emailed directly Derrick at BR who was willing to ship to me directly and said he wont work with that distributor anymore...

He also said to get back to him if they did not send what is suitable for me. Great person to deal with...

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It decided to move when I had to escalate and emailed directly Derrick at BR who was willing to ship to me directly and said he wont work with that distributor anymore...

He also said to get back to him if they did not send what is suitable for me. Great person to deal with...

It's often not "what you know", but "who you know", that gets a result.  :grin:

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Yes, I hope they sent to me the right stuff as the distributor was VERY unhelpful. It decided to move when I had to escalate and emailed directly Derrick at BR who was willing to ship to me directly and said he wont work with that distributor anymore...

He also said to get back to him if they did not send what is suitable for me. Great person to deal with...

Wazzup   :quest:    :read:

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Can't believe this long post is still here...it was a very wonderful time Smile

Now I have zero time to listen to my hi-fi and I am thinking about selling my beloved SFs Nea

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Can't believe this long post is still here...it was a very wonderful time Smile

Now I have zero time to listen to my hi-fi and I am thinking about selling my beloved SFs Nea

Good to see you again here

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I am thinking about selling my beloved SFs *nea*


Don't!

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acalex wrote:

Can't believe this long post is still here...it was a very wonderful time Smile

Now I have zero time to listen to my hi-fi and I am thinking about selling my beloved SFs Nea

Good to see you again here

Thanks! I see you still have your beautiful system...what an amp that AMS35i. Every time I go at Rob's plce I enjoy it so much!

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I am thinking about selling my beloved SFs Nea

Don't!

Why you say that? Smile

I am asking because I am torned indeed...listening to my heart (beautiful design, lovely and charming sound) or to my brain (I don't really use them anymore, I can still get decent money and maybe downgrade to something in the 1500€ range second hand).

 

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Sell! Sell! Sell!

acalex wrote:

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acalex wrote:

I am thinking about selling my beloved SFs Nea

Don't!

Why you say that? Smile

I am asking because I am torned indeed...listening to my heart (beautiful design, lovely and charming sound) or to my brain (I don't really use them anymore, I can still get decent money and maybe downgrade to something in the 1500€ range second hand).

Hi Alex,

Sell them!

 

And then, when  you'll have time for music again, it will start nagging, and you can embark on another speaker quest (and report here in detail -- thanks in advance! Wink)

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DocG wrote:

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acalex wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

acalex wrote:

I am thinking about selling my beloved SFs Nea

Don't!

Why you say that? Smile

I am asking because I am torned indeed...listening to my heart (beautiful design, lovely and charming sound) or to my brain (I don't really use them anymore, I can still get decent money and maybe downgrade to something in the 1500€ range second hand).

Hi Alex,

Sell them!

 

And then, when  you'll have time for music again, it will start nagging, and you can embark on another speaker quest (and report here in detail -- thanks in advance! *wink*)

 

Ahahah, I must say that I miss indeed the "hunting" phase...when with Rob we were driving 2hs just to go and listen to a specific brand of speakers!

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acalex wrote:

acalex wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

acalex wrote:

I am thinking about selling my beloved SFs *nea*

Don't!

Why you say that? Smile

I am asking because I am torned indeed...listening to my heart (beautiful design, lovely and charming sound) or to my brain (I don't really use them anymore, I can still get decent money and maybe downgrade to something in the 1500€ range second hand).

 


My logic is as follows:

- Down the road, your life is likely to get less frantic and you will be glad that you held onto them.

- SF are modernising their sound, so if you get rid, they might be hard to get again.

- I suspect that there is nothing that you can replace them with that will fill the gap. At first you will try and convince yourself that your Proacs (or whatever) are a good compromise, but long term, you will gradually realise what you have lost.

BTW. It's good to see you.

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