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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    no problemo with the lengthy monologue, much appreciated!! What you left to the last really is the deciding factor ;) I have browsed some more last night and cannot get any meaningful result for Zingali and I definitely cannot audition it first. No experience, no info, no YouTube and no real...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    Me tooooooooo!!!!! The fact that it’s made specifically for Ongaku made me drool. If only the price is more reasonable. Alsyvox Botticelli I can still swallow still within sanity limit IMO, Roma Triode not so much, it’s priced well outside of my sanity limit. I don’t usually go all cuckoo on...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    It’s never be safe Bob!! Hahahaha. I am that kind of person Bob, I enjoy my hobby but I like the tinkering parts more, that way I never get bored and I have many other hobbies that involve lots of never ending. That’s why I am still sane...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    Do you think it’s possible to blend both without DSP/Xover? Your suggestion for dumping/trying as many different SS/tubes as possible to drive the bass terminal to find the perfect match is very easy to do, there are so many dealers with so many different amps to do home audition with. Unlike...
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    Goebel Divin Marquis

    BTW: I don’t mind to include the future possibility of bi-amping the Divin Marquis with DSP/Xover only for the woofer if it’s possible, I don’t know how to do bi amp with old scholl RCA only no multiple output pre amp such as Kondo G70 but I guess that’s a topic for another day. Bottom line is I...
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    Goebel Divin Marquis

    I will assume that you were directing your suggestions to both me to answer my question and @howiebrou regarding Airblade, sorry a bit confused here hahaha... I listen to: - Mandarin/Cantonese female/male vocal - Western vocal mainly female - Blues, Jazz, Bossas, acoustic - a bit of symphony...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    Y You mean bi amp the Alsyvox? That would be adventurous and me likey....
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    So much appreciated
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    Thanks for the calming words and also the fire for my relationship...LOL!! Fabulous!! Totally agree! I don’t even play instruments or sing (my wife do both) but I totally enjoy good audio since I was a teenager, I consider myself blessed in that regard.
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    Goebel Divin Marquis

    Will shoot him an email and see what he think! Thanks Howie!!
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    Goebel Divin Marquis

    My dealer will have this speaker for audition soon in May. I own Kondo Ongaku amp and have no intention to change amp. Just wondering if 27 watt SET from Ongaku will be enough to drive Divin Marquis in a 4.8 m wide X 8.5 m long x 3 m high room. Thanks in advance for any information!
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    Invitation accepted. I definitely have to go to Vancouver when rule allows, it’s a must, not a question. Thanks so much for the kind offer!! BTW, if I give you commitment to buy from you if I like the sound, would you try to provide Ongaku for audition? Off course I’ll pay shipping both way.
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    Yes I did but zero information to be had. Do you have a suggestion? Back in 2001 I heard the wooo hahhh and all the rave about Zingali from my local AD, never owned it though. Please tell me more about Zingali.
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    P Please don’t say that... LOL! The title of the thread is “what speaker for my Ongaku”, not “what amp for my speaker”..... That thought has crossed my mind but I just spent 150K++ and definitely won’t be selling my less than 1 month old Ongaku....it’s my holy grail amp (mentally) since long...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    My take on the American Audio. For some reason Audio is the only hobby where American are conservative. My main business is catering/exporting hobby stuffs for the American and European market, tropical fish both freshwater and saltwater to be exact. In my line of business, the American are very...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    I love this forum... folks can have differing opinion here and everyone acts like an adult and choose to end the debate with a joke instead of mud slinging! Love it!!
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    Do you think Duo Mezzo XD is the right size for my small-ish room? It’s 4.85 m X 8.5 m /41 sqm
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    H Hey, thanks for the video @marslo!! Not bad at all on the vocal but far off from Diesis, Anima, Uni on the instruments (again YouTube guesstimate). This is actually the first AA Duo Mezzo XD I hear on YouTube with excellent vocal. I got a slight hint that vocal could be very good on Duo Mezzo...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    I actually considering this for my temporary bridging speakers. Most probably I won’t buy any of the expensive horns without prior audition with 211 SET and the travel restrictions gotta eases down before I can audition any that we talked extensively about.
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    LOL! If only I can audition, I live in Indonesia, very limited what I can audition here and the Rona makes it extremely inconvenient for overseas travel just to audition/buy some speakers. Having said that, I think YouTube can give a rough indication (big emphasis on the “rough”), it’s...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    @Rhapsody what do you think about my room size? It’s 4.85m wide and 8.5m long with 3m high ceiling. Will Ongaku drive the Roma properly in a room that size?
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    very helpful analysis! Much appreciated! I was just done listening to as many Universum video I could find, I think Anima have a more composed midrange and I still can’t get past the look of Universum, although many loves it but it’s just not my cup of tea. Having said that, now I am confused...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    93db 4 ohm, doesn’t look promising for 27 watt SET. Anyone?
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    Seawave Acoustics Plotinus.....hmmmmmm..... need to take a closer look. Vocal seems to be out of this world, price is high at rrp US$130.000. Sensitivity seems a bit low though, not sure if 27 watt would work.
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    I was supposed to audition WVL Son this week, but I have to be away again to take care of my ailing father, he is showing great progress but I need to keep an close watch on him. Like I said above, if WVL Son turned out to be fantastic, I am prepared to just buy it first as bridging speakers...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    DANG @howiebrou !!!!! That thing creeped me out to the max!!! I have tough Chinese childhood you know!! LOL!!
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    I did and in fact there is somebody just 4 hours away from me selling his 0/96 for a good price but I want something different downstairs....all my life I only know box speakers with one terrible exception with Martin Logan stats which only lasted for 6 days and it wasn’t a demo, I paid in full...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    Thanks so much for the more definitive answer. Yes, Vocal especially female Vocal is absolutely the highest priority above anything else for me. Just last night I already considered Alsyvox, I found that instruments and jump factor are much better on good horns compared to Alsyvox but it is the...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    YouTube binge...LOL, it’s an obsession, not only binge, can’t even remember how many times I fell asleep while watching sound samples of YouTube, I think I got pretty good at it already. You hit the nail on my head! I completely forgot about the hORNS Universum just because of the shape! I got...
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    Cube Audio Nenuphar Basis was actually on my short list. I don’t consider it anymore because although I believe it is a very good speaker, I am afraid it will not play in the same league as the rest of the gears. It is more of a price level matching concern and I am guilty as charged by having...

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