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RE: Naim Ovator S-400 vs Sonus Faber Venere 3.0

I recognise that 'in your face' description too. There must be some redeeming features but I certainly didn't hear any!

This esteemed mag said: The S-400s deliver the kind of presentation that brings the musicians into your listening room rather than transporting you to the recording venue.

Perhaps a reviewer's way of diplomatically saying the same thing?  Also says to me it cannot adequately reproduce the venue acoustics - which to me is a vital aspect of a decent speaker. It did get 5 stars though, so cannot be ignored. 

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RE: Naim Ovator S-400 vs Sonus Faber Venere 3.0

I have heard the Ovators but seemed "boxy" for me.

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RE: Naim Ovator S-400 vs Sonus Faber Venere 3.0

CnoEvil wrote:

Singslinger wrote:
Between the two I would go for the Sonus Faber as it's a much more refined speaker. I've never been attracted to the Ovator - a bit too in-your-face for me. Having said that, I have no experience with the Devialet amp. Perhaps a good middle ground might be the new ProAc D30 (not sure if the D28 is still being made?).

I have never got on with the Ovators.....but only heard them on the end of Naim systems.

 

Yes me too. All Ovator owners I know run them with Naim systems.

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RE: Naim Ovator S-400 vs Sonus Faber Venere 3.0

try with the B&W CM 10. They perform well with the D-110. 

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RE: Naim Ovator S-400 vs Sonus Faber Venere 3.0

After several months this happend with my audio setup and to be honest im very pleased Smile

 

Now i can get some advice for preamp (only with DAC) 

 

Thanks, Cheers!

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RE: Naim Ovator S-400 vs Sonus Faber Venere 3.0

Gosh, yes, I should think you are happy. Sonus faber Guarneri Memento?

I'd be interested to hear a bit about them and what else you've listened to.

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pakard wrote:

After several months this happend with my audio setup and to be honest im very pleased Smile

 

Now i can get some advice for preamp (only with DAC) 

 

Thanks, Cheers!

Hi pakard,

What happened to your Devialet?

Downstairs: Bluesound Node2 -- DEQX HDP-3 -- 4 x Hypex NC-400 -- modded Magnepan MMGs

Upstairs: NAD M50 -- Devialet D120 (SAM) -- KEF LS50

Head-fi: in progress...

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RE: Naim Ovator S-400 vs Sonus Faber Venere 3.0

I sold it for the Krell EVO 302...

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RE: Naim Ovator S-400 vs Sonus Faber Venere 3.0

I have listened to many speakers and none have impressed me as much as Marten speakers.

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