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There is new review of the Sabrina from Marc Mickelson on The Audio Beat.
He certainly doesn't beat around the bush about how much he like them, does he?
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Ps: in the Sabrinas reflex what fo a sponge you used? a bath?
Yeah, bought two bath sponges.
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I went from the aluminum inverted dome in the Focal 836W to the inverted dome beryllium of the Focal 1028BE.

To me the tweeter in the Sabrinas is a god send, I can once again listen to music for extended periods. It certainly doesn't have the detail of the Beryllium but I can live without it as all my music has become enjoyable again.
Scan-Speak berillium tweeter used by Magico and inverted berillium dome used by Focal, are two completely different designs.

I'm not a big fan of the berillium focal tweeter either.
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He certainly doesn't beat around the bush about how much he like them, does he?
I told him I wish the Sabrina had been out 15 years ago.
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:47 AM
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Hifi+ review:

http://www.absolutesounds.com/pdf/ma...brina_4web.pdf
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May Stereophile has their review. Another good review with Atkinson's measurements and feedback.
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In a similar price range (after discount) I'm considering Revel Salon 2, but I owe it to myself to give the Sabrinas a listen. Spent a little over an hour with the Revels on Wednesday. Pretty impressive.
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May Stereophile has their review. Another good review with Atkinson's measurements and feedback.
Although very lacking in detail if you're wanting a thorough subjective analysis.

Interesting to see were several technical flaws, the most notable being a cabinet resonance that showed itself in the impedance and frequency response measurements.
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Although very lacking in detail if you're wanting a thorough subjective analysis.

Interesting to see were several technical flaws, the most notable being a cabinet resonance that showed itself in the impedance and frequency response measurements.
John Atkinson:
"I suspect that the Sabrina has relatively strong internal acoustic resonance at 242Hz. This resonance is of the high Q (Quality factor), which mean that it needs to be excited by continuous energy at that exact frequency to become fully developed. The frequency 242Hz also falls between the B-flat and B in Western music (when A4=440Hz) - so other than with drums, the resonance might well not be excited with music."
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John Atkinson: "I suspect that the Sabrina has relatively strong internal acoustic resonance at 242Hz. This resonance is of the high Q (Quality factor), which mean that it needs to be excited by continuous energy at that exact frequency to become fully developed. The frequency 242Hz also falls between the B-flat and B in Western music (when A4=440Hz) - so other than with drums, the resonance might well not be excited with music."
That is very interesting, Wilson is known for NOT having cabinet resonance! But I suspect it's virtually impossible to elicit this problem with normal use. Wilson tunes their speakers through extensive listening, and if it was an audible problem, it would never have made it to market.
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