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Old 12-02-2020, 02:03 AM
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I do find it interesting that the Electra and Minima are both set up to bi-wire and the Maxima is not.
That is odd, I hadn’t noticed that.
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Old 12-02-2020, 03:39 PM
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Kevin, are you still running a sub? The principal difference seems to be bass extension: 40db in the Electa vs 35 in the Maxima. If you didn’t already have the Electa, the Maxima would be very nice, but I agree not enough difference to justify the upgrade cost when you already have a gorgeous speaker that only lacks a little bass extension, easily compensated for with a good sub.
Yes, I am Tony; using a Gravis II sub with the Electa - a great match, blends seamlessly.
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Old 12-02-2020, 05:06 PM
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Yes, I am Tony; using a Gravis II sub with the Electa - a great match, blends seamlessly.


Wow, I just looked it up, beautiful sub. I may have to look at the Gravis I for my Minimas.
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Yes, I am Tony; using a Gravis II sub with the Electa - a great match, blends seamlessly.
Nothing like a sub that was designed by the same team of engineers to go with their own speakers. Well, at least one can be very confident in Sonus Faber.
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Prior to the Gravis II I had a REL B1which is known for being able to fine tune. I found the Gravis to be easier to set up and tune with the EA III. I did not lose much, if any, low end by going from a REL 12" to the Sf 10" active and 10" passive.
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How is the ea3?
I am looking at that and the maxima as a next step
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Hi Joey. I am just blown away how well the EA3 images and produces music so beautifully. For the money I truly feel these are one of their best monitors for the money. I did add the Gravis 2 sub to extend the low end. Previous to these I had the Sf Cremona Auditor Ms with a REL B1.
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I would love the maxima someday
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$15000. The Electa Amator III retailed at $10000. I can’t seem to justify a 50% increase in price for basically a larger cabinet and a few tweaks.
Really! I can't imagine them sounding radically different. I also saw a cross section of the cabinet ( I think in Soundstage Network) and there is nothing but empty unused space below the upper enclosure and the lower one enclosing the crossover. Just air and even the rear port is in the same place as the Electa Amator III.
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:27 AM
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These are beautiful speakers, but has anyone heard them ?
I have the Sonus Faber Nova III and wonder how they would compare.
My listening room is 12x12.
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