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    Re: Devore 0/96's

    Sometimes it takes a while to find out what you love long term. I usually bought first and decided later. Not smart. Reviews, forums and word of mouth only go so far. In my situation, living with components really reveal their true character and how they interact with your other gear.

    Part of this obsession makes us want to find the perfect sound - it doesn’t exist. But, it’s easy to arrive at a place where you can be extremely happy. Room, electric, amp and speaker interaction all play into your decisions. This should all really be a fun process not something to agonize over.

    My car radio or even my cheap desktop computer speakers at work can emotionally move me with the right music or song. Start with a sound that makes you happy.
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    Re: Devore 0/96's

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Sometimes it takes a while to find out what you love long term. I usually bought first and decided later. Not smart. Reviews, forums and word of mouth only go so far. In my situation, living with components really reveal their true character and how they interact with your other gear.

    Part of this obsession makes us want to find the perfect sound - it doesnít exist. But, itís easy to arrive at a place where you can be extremely happy. Room, electric, amp and speaker interaction all play into your decisions. This should all really be a fun process not something to agonize over.

    My car radio or even my cheap desktop computer speakers at work can emotionally move me with the right music or song. Start with a sound that makes you happy.
    I agree! There is no substitute to auditioning for yourself.


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    Re: Devore 0/96's

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    OK, I read the entire thread. Holy mackerel, my head's spinning!!! I'm so glad I have a year to research and learn before picking out the components for my new high end audio system. The choices are literally dizzying! As I've mentioned in other posts, I have a budget range of $12,000 to $20,000 give or take a couple thousand. So, I might be able to swing speakers such as the 096. But I have a lot of comparing to do. Not only that, but I also have some obstacles to overcome such as room limitations (my listening room at 27' x 11' is small), space limitations, long distances to audio stores (except for one) which limits auditioning, among other limitations. I still have a lot to learn. But threads like this one are very helpful and educational. I'm just starting to become more familiar with some of the ultra high end audio names (i.e. Sindho), although it can be confusing at times. I look forward to similar threads in the future.
    You might search out Devore, Wilson, and Magico auditions for cones (all very different). That will give you a spectrum of sound and see which way you lean. Finding your "sound" is the biggest thing in audio - prevents you from being on the merry go round.

    I would also pick the three most important parts of sound to your ears - for example, dynamics, soundstage, and tone are mine. Then focus your auditions to speakers that excel in those directions.

    There is no perfect speaker - read my 2018/19 journey on WBF about $50k speakers for a possible Devore upgrade. Even at that lofty level there are compromises!
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    Re: Devore 0/96's

    I appreciate so much my 96s since last november, but I'm considering to change my Pathos TT Aniversary int amp for a new all tubes integrated. Maybe my Primaluna Int HP would be perfect... If I compare their sound to my Focal Scalla Utopias, bass is way deeper, but I need more control, especially in high mids area. A tad shrill with electric guitars like telecasters and with particular female voices. I think I need darker amps or interconnects. Any ideas?
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    Re: Devore 0/96's

    Quote Originally Posted by vinci92 View Post
    I appreciate so much my 96s since last november, but I'm considering to change my Pathos TT Aniversary int amp for a new all tubes integrated. Maybe my Primaluna Int HP would be perfect... If I compare their sound to my Focal Scalla Utopias, bass is way deeper, but I need more control, especially in high mids area. A tad shrill with electric guitars like telecasters and with particular female voices. I think I need darker amps or interconnects. Any ideas?
    Setup can be a bit tricky with the Os - i'd play around with placement and toe-in first. They do like space from the walls typically. I haven't heard any shrillness on that speaker.
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    Re: Devore 0/96's

    I wish I had a 27 ft long room to work with. If that's small I must have a munchkin music room.
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    Re: Devore 0/96's

    Quote Originally Posted by Billion$Baby View Post
    I wish I had a 27 ft long room to work with. If that's small I must have a munchkin music room.
    Hahahaha, it’s never big enough. But we all have to work with what we have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billion$Baby View Post
    I wish I had a 27 ft long room to work with. If that's small I must have a munchkin music room.
    Better than my teepee. But itís mine, all mine.


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    Re: Devore 0/96's

    One thing I didn't mention is, due to the small size of my room, uncompromising location of furniture and available spots for speaker placement, there is one and only one place available to stage my speakers. I have a few inches either direction to experiment with speaker location. That is pretty much it. I'm guessing that will, to a certain degree, influence my speaker choices. Especially since some speakers require more "air" and a larger area.

    And some here have mentioned that the 096 requires more space. I hope that's not the case. I'd like to try the 096 in my listening area. Another very important point...the room is 27' x 11', my listening area is about 11' x 11'. That changes things just a bit. About 1/2 of the room is music/recording studio. The other 1/2 is audio listening and TV watching and there is a small wood burning stove in the corner.

    But then pops up one of those obstacles I was talking about above.....geography. I'm not aware of any DeVore dealers near my home (southeast Iowa). Any or all of these factors could figure in as much as sonic personality/character when it comes to speaker choice.

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    Im no expert BUT you might want to try speakers that are designed to go into the corners of the room against the wall...like Audio Note Speakers. I don't believe you will be able to use O'96 with your 11 feet factor. I have a 13x15 room and I own O/96's and they will never work in that room....but my Audio Note AN-E SPX Al Nico's will do just fine. Just a thought.
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