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    Re: Raidho D3.1 & Devialet L'Original d'Atelier

    Jerry, the first floor room is square and has a bit of suckout in the bass/mid-bass area. What may be perceived as a lack of bass may turn out to be fine in your listening room.

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    Thanks Nicoludio, I wonder if I can talk them to allow a home trail for the D2.1. After all, my OdA can be SAM'ed to D2.1 and what better to have them working together. Who knows, the result might be in their favour instead of the D3.1's. Worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Seh View Post
    Thanks Nicoludio, I wonder if I can talk them to allow a home trail for the D2.1. After all, my OdA can be SAM'ed to D2.1 and what better to have them working together. Who knows, the result might be in their favour instead of the D3.1's. Worth a try.

    Why don't you ask them Jerry? My room size is similar to yours (W 2.95m, L 5m) and I find the bass response to very impressive from the D2's.

    I believe the SAM profile is for the D2 rather than the D2.1. Not sure whether there would be any meaningful profile change but the .1 can handle higher SPL.

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    Re: Raidho D3.1 & Devialet L'Original d'Atelier

    Hi Kiwi,

    Been there yesterday and heard the entire range - from D2.1/D3.1/D4.1/D5.1 thru their pair of Devialet 1000 Pro. - No SAM.

    The D3.1 seems to be the sweet spot, in terms of performance and pricing. The D2.1, by itself, is very good, but once moved over to the D3.1, much more came forth - the bloom, transparency, individual pinpoint of instruments, the bass, etc, ... One thing for sure, no popping. I guess, there must be some improvement made on this issue as described in a separate thread.

    The D4.1 though good, does not made me want it (even if I had the deep pocket) to upgrade from the D3.1 .... but the D5.1 is an entire story altogether. Lets not go there, at least for me, cause I had no such deep pockets to even think about it. Seriously, it is REALLY 2 good! Only a direct A-B comparison with the same league speakers (Alexandria XLF, Magico 7's, Focal EM) can one gauge who is the better speaker. Of course, one needs a big space and matching "terror priced" equipment to play with.

    As for SAM, understand the push for them to be all SAM'ed will happen here .. sometime in Sep/Oct on the entire Dx.1 series. I am keen on the D3.1 but held on because I have yet to find a very good reason to upgrade as the costs is very steep too. Even with a trade in of my current pair of speakers, which honestly, with SAM, perform reasonably well in my new domain. Of course, the D3.1 opens up the game to another level. And I think you are right on that the .1 will handle higher SPL as there don't seem to be any popping even when large orchestral and drum pieces were played - at a very discomfort level - just to prove a point to me by the dealer.

    I did not have the courage to ask for a home demo even though I was encouraged by the dealer himself. Simply because I am still standing on the fence whether I should fork out such a huge price to upgrade. More so, how to explain to my wife on this change. So, there I am ... still wondering around and still feeling good about my current pair of speakers which is still musical ...

    I am also looking at the Magico M3 which is also around the same price range, though about the same dimensions as my current pair of speakers while the D3.1 is much slimmer (at least from the body upwards" sans feet. I think SAM does not apply on the Magico M3 too. Well, no harm making listening as an alternative. At least it will keep me busy thinking on the real issue - to part with the money or not.

    Cheers

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    Re: Raidho D3.1 & Devialet L'Original d'Atelier

    Thanks for the update Jerry.


    What are your current loudspeakers?


    How fortunate are we to have a local dealer with all the D-series loudspeakers on show!

    Do bare in mind that the room impacts what you hear and large rooms will favor large speakers and small rooms will favor smaller speakers.

    The Magico M3 is very good as is the Q7 and I'd encourage you to listen to them. They don't sound like Raidhos and offer different strengths and weaknesses to them. IMHO Raidho's planar tweeter is far superior to Magico's dome.


    As for managing the wife - here is a tip...

    If you tell her that you are replacing your loudspeakers with something smaller -- that may well get the nod of approval, because she will think smaller is cheaper and smaller will look nicer and will do less damage to your ears......

    If you tell her that you are replacing your loudspeakers with something larger -- then the dog box has your name on it.


    Cheers
    Ralph

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    Re: Raidho D3.1 & Devialet L'Original d'Atelier

    These conversations are what I love about audiosharks. Knowledgeable, articulate and gentlemanly. Kudos, Jerry and Ralph.

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    Re: Raidho D3.1 & Devialet L'Original d'Atelier

    Hi Ralph,

    My current speakers are the B&W 802D2's.

    Cant sell that story cause she do know the price of the D3.1's. Its just that I would not even have a dog box, more likely sleeping on the streets! Its gotta be a better convincing tale.

    Meanwhile, just listen for free and enjoy my speakers when back home. Not that I have anything to hate them, its just the want for newer stuff. Bad habit!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Seh View Post
    Hi Ralph,

    My current speakers are the B&W 802D2's.

    Cant sell that story cause she do know the price of the D3.1's. Its just that I would not even have a dog box, more likely sleeping on the streets! Its gotta be a better convincing tale.

    Meanwhile, just listen for free and enjoy my speakers when back home. Not that I have anything to hate them, its just the want for newer stuff. Bad habit!

    Cheers
    Jerry, my journey was from 802's to Raidho. Once my wife saw how much more attractive the D3's appeared in the listening space and then the increased SQ, she didn't ask about the price again.
    Le Roy

    Austin, Tx : Soulution 520 preamp, 501 mono blocks, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D3.1, Lumin U1, Uptone Audio Modded Mac Mini w/ MMK fanless kit & JS-2 LPS, Regen, Ansuz Diamond Loom, Oppo 105D, QNAP TS-451+

    Chicagoland : Soulution 725 preamp, 711 stereo amp, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D5.1, Naim UnitiServe 2TB, Aurender W-20 Ansuz d-tc Loom (complete), Teac X1000 R2R, QNAP TS-451+

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    Re: Raidho D3.1 & Devialet L'Original d'Atelier

    Indeed, and they ARE very beautiful, especially the walnut burr finish which I am looking at. A prime product at a prime cost - before discount, now standing at US$75k a pair.

    I have other considerations, after reading the threads on the older D3's and D3v2's. Plus some of the offers in place to part with them. I am trying to ascertain the D3.1's don't have this issue. if so, I will stay with my current speaker, or look at upgrading to the newer B&W 802D3 or the 800D3 even though the space in my room is limited. Thats because they are already SAM'ed and I could have some (however little) control over it. Or the Magico M3 ... but the hold back would be if Devialet would also SAM this Magico new creation.

    The search and hunt is still on, but may take a different route. Thats life ....

    Cheers and thanks to all who had given so many valuable advise.

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    Re: Raidho D3.1 & Devialet L'Original d'Atelier

    Thanks for the observation.

    asWhat are our personal favourites for amplifier for Raidho speakers? Their own line?

    Thanks.

 

 
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