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    Confidence 50

    Anyone heard the Dynaudio Confidence 50 speakers? I listened to them today and the Wilson Sasha DAW and the QLN Prestige 5 and the Dynaudio Heritage. Great day of audio shopping and listening.
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    Re: Confidence 50

    Sounds like you went to Ember Audio. What did you think of the Prestige 5.
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    Re: Confidence 50

    As a matter of fact I did and enjoyed the music and great conversation with Chris. QLN show great promise to my ears and embarrassed the Wilson. The Dynaudio are just sledgehammers of sound.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Sounds like you went to Ember Audio. What did you think of the Prestige 5.
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    Re: Confidence 50

    That's good to know as the QLN's have my interest and to me they are the most attractive of the three. Just not sure if that room at the current house in Greenville is wide enough to let them breathe. May have to make the three hour drive over there after the first of the year and see them in person. Are they going to be showing them at Capfest or is Mark Sossa going to do it himself along with Innuos and Qualiton?
    Main - JVC QL-Y7/Denon DL-301 Mk II, Gold Note PH-10, Nuprime CDT-8, Auralic Aries G1, Holo May KTE, Supratek Chardonnay, Kinki Studio EX-M7, Verity Audio Otello, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC, SC & PC's, Triode Wire Lab PC's, Inakustik USB , PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

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    Re: Confidence 50

    Sorry Jack I cannot answer about QLN being at CAF. Unless you have a closet sized room I don’t see the Prestige 5 being restricted. I think they were definitely worth my time to go listen, as a matter of fact I want to go back for a second listen. I don’t think they are at Kharma S7 or DB7 level. Hope this helps.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    That's good to know as the QLN's have my interest and to me they are the most attractive of the three. Just not sure if that room at the current house in Greenville is wide enough to let them breathe. May have to make the three hour drive over there after the first of the year and see them in person. Are they going to be showing them at Capfest or is Mark Sossa going to do it himself along with Innuos and Qualiton?
    Marty

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    Re: Confidence 50

    Don't know anything about the Kharma sound so don't know how they would or wouldn't compare. To hear both would take a good bit of driving in two different directions with a good bit of time in between. We'll see how it goes after the first of the year.
    Main - JVC QL-Y7/Denon DL-301 Mk II, Gold Note PH-10, Nuprime CDT-8, Auralic Aries G1, Holo May KTE, Supratek Chardonnay, Kinki Studio EX-M7, Verity Audio Otello, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC, SC & PC's, Triode Wire Lab PC's, Inakustik USB , PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

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    Re: Confidence 50

    I have CF50's in my system for about a year. I couldn't ask for anything more from speakers. They have really great balance of dynamics, transparency and resolution on one side and smoothness and musicality on the other. I can listen to them for hours with zero fatigue despite their pretty high level of details. The soundstage is wide and deep with most of the sound projected behind the speakers - they are pretty detailed speakers, but their sound is not "in the face" type of sound.

    It's quite obvious that I like them very much


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    How do they compare with other speakers you've listen to them with - in the same space and system?
    What's the rest of the gear?
    Devialet Expert 440 Pro | Dynaudio Confidence 50 | 2x SVS SB16-Ultra
    Anthem MRX 720 | Dynaudio Excite X28 | Dynaudio Emit M20
    LG OLED 77 CX | LG OLED 65 C7

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    Re: Confidence 50

    They were the best of all I listened to at this particular store. Wilson Sasha DAW and the QLN Prestige 5 were the other contenders. I want to ask if I can go back for a second listen and bring my power amps. I understand the confidence 50 have a pretty low impedance load.


    Quote Originally Posted by Delija View Post
    I have CF50's in my system for about a year. I couldn't ask anything more from speakers. They have really great balance of dynamics, transparency and resolution on one side and smoothness and musicality on the other. I can listen to them for hours with zero fatigue despite their pretty high level of details. The soundstage is wide and deep with most of the sound projected behind the speakers - they are pretty detailed speakers, but their sound is not "in the face" type of sound.

    It's quite obvious that I like them vefy much


    @nc42acc
    How do they compare with other speakers you've listen to them with - in the same space and system?
    What's the rest of the gear?
    Marty

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    Re: Confidence 50

    That's a good plan. Even better would be a test in your room, of course, but that's pretty hard to arrange.

    I can say they are a pretty good match with my Devialet 440 Pro.
    They are also great match with Simaudio MOON amps - I have listen to CF30's with 700i v2 integrated and P-8 preamp and W-7M amps.
    Devialet Expert 440 Pro | Dynaudio Confidence 50 | 2x SVS SB16-Ultra
    Anthem MRX 720 | Dynaudio Excite X28 | Dynaudio Emit M20
    LG OLED 77 CX | LG OLED 65 C7

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    Re: Confidence 50

    They are not too heavy load, but just like the most of the Dynaudio speakers, to give their best they do need amps which could provide enough "juice" - especially current.

    Devialet Expert 440 Pro | Dynaudio Confidence 50 | 2x SVS SB16-Ultra
    Anthem MRX 720 | Dynaudio Excite X28 | Dynaudio Emit M20
    LG OLED 77 CX | LG OLED 65 C7

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