But they lack the dac, inputs, and class AB amps. Try the Nubert Nupro series, they've the lot and DSP - www.nubert.de .
See you guys later, off to the Airport now!
Hmmm, the Nuberts are not really in the same quality range though. They cost around £165, and seem to be mostly used by computer gamers.
(Price from Amazon.de)
They look a lot less offensive with the grilles on. And when in situ doubt the funny looking grooved sides won't really be an issue.
Agreed on both counts:
I think they look a little odd sitting on...something...but where I would put them if I were to (above the TV on a bookshelf flanked by, well, books) I think they'd be OK, the heatsinks wouldn't be visible.
I think they look alright, especially in black. If you put them on a desk either side of a computer screen the amplifier base wouldn't look out of place either.
While working at the research and designs group of a well known broadcaster 30 years ago, our standard lab 'monitoring loudspeaker' was a Rogers LS3/5a mounted on top of a Quad amp. The mounting consisted of a relatively crude angle iron frame that held the speaker and amp together. The overall appearence was very similar to the 9AS (absent the angle iron).
We had a number of these kicking around, and to be honest never gave them a second thought. I recall using one as a bookend to stop a stack of manuals from sliding off the end of the desk.
I recall one of the last times I was in Abbey Road, they had been sent the latest Studer multitrack to try, they didn't like it much and it was mostly brought into use holding the door open.
A £20k + doorstop.......
We do so many shows in a row,
And these towns all look the same,
We just pass the time in our hotel room
And wander 'round backstage,
Till the lights come up, and we hear that crowd,
And we remember why we came.
The Nubert A-100 is the smallest model in the new range, aimed primarily for music use, full function digital preamp with remote, 5 inch bass driver and 2 x 60 watt amplifiers.
They cost €285 each, so a little over £500 shipped to the UK.
It seems to me that Nubert have produced a revised model, with a different DAC chip, and aimed it at the 'Audiophile HiFi' market, rather than the computer gamer.
I suspect that the consequent manufacturers published price hike reflects the much greater dealer and distribution markups which are prevalent in the HiFi business compared to the computer and gamer arena.
The A-100 series is a big step up from the older A-10 series in terms of performance (according to Nubert) and funtionality, including a full remote control digital/analogue pre-amp with display for the first time. The price has risen from €199 to €285 per speaker for the entry level models.
The speakers are only available direct online or from their own store, they have 2 I believe. There are no distributer or dealer markups as they have no distributers or dealers.
The A-200 model offers comparable functionality to the ADM9, a 6 inch driver in a similarly sized box but adds a display and some limited DSP. At a price that is around a half of the ADMs I would expect cheaper drive units, amplifiers etc and a more modest level of performance.
That said, the A-200 and the smaller less expensive A-100 offer a very interesting package.
The price has risen from €199 to €285 per speaker for the entry level models.
The A-10 price was actually 235€ per speaker (so 50€ less than the new A-100), the current 199€ is their stock clearance price.
On an unrelated but still active note, my ADAM ARTist 6s have arrived, I saw them this morning at the central parcel post office but will have to wait until Friday to get them (they are closed tomorrow and January 1st/2nd are public holidays)...
At least I came back home with my ADAM Sub7.
Quite correct, I miss-read the pricing......
Regarding your Artist 6s, have you considered burglary.......?
Do let us know how you get on when they arrive......
Are they available to listen to ?
Has anybody heard them ?
id be reluctant to book a demo, as I'd have no real intention to buy.
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Chubby, have you heard them yet? They look a great option to put either side of the TV.
Hi, I tried the other week actually, but my local dealer ordered them a while back but are still waiting. I was also in contact with quad directly with questions about the 9AS, whilst in contact I asked when they would be available and was told they havent been able to supply as yet, as they haven’t received deliveries from their factory. This is related to the fact that they have recently built a new factory which has caused some delays.
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So, noone have actually heard them yet?
JD. Been thinking about this a lot.
Are you saying that all of the 'gubbins' in each loudspeaker should be put into 1 box, that is to say the DAC, USB, Coax and Toslink, 4 power amps and 2 crossovers ( left and right obviously ) and that box be connected to both of the loudspeakers by 4 core umbilical cables?.
Have I got this right because if I have then surely that defeats the object of the active concept. That is to say one box less ( amplifier ) but you seem to be suggesting another box albeit a dedicated stereo active power amp array. Have I got you right or have I misinterpreted what you mean??.
That's exactly what I mean, yes. It would mean that you could centralise the electrical bit (possibly out of the way) and only have to have thin speaker wire to feed to the speakers instead of (electrical) plugs and coax.
It would also mean that speaker manufacturers would have the opportunity to offer crossover-less versions of their speakers.
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