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    at Audiophon,

    Max with the "combo" Domino & Demone" (Genesi ?!) have a stunning high end system!
    The Gauder are too very great but you have listen what can a Demone vs a Xa100.5......

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Has anyone tried the Gauder Clearwater speaker cable that are used inside the speakers? They are rather inexpensive.

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    A small surprise and small coverage before world premiere - Gauder Akustik Darc 5 prototypes




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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Hi Marcin,

    thank you for sharing! Can you already say something about the price point?

    How do they compare to the other Gauder speakers?

    Will they premier at the Warsaw show?
    Speaker: Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition DV
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    Digital: TAD D1000 MkII; Auralic Aries G1 with modified LPS; QNAP HS 251+ (via Wifi)
    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
    Power: Dedicated power line and dedicated grounding; Furutech wall socket; Furman IT Ref 16 IE; HMS Energia SL/OV
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    I used the Clearwater speaker cables with my Isophon Europa II speakers some time ago. As well in single wiring as in Bi-wiring and Bi-amping configuration. They are similar to the Kimber cables and are good value for the money. They may lack some transparency compared to some silver cables and the best of the pack, but for the money you should not worry...

    I am quite sure that in the MK II versions of the Cassiano and Berlina they now use different cables, but can't tell you which ones.
    Speaker: Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition DV
    Power-Amp: Grandinote Demone
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    Digital: TAD D1000 MkII; Auralic Aries G1 with modified LPS; QNAP HS 251+ (via Wifi)
    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
    Power: Dedicated power line and dedicated grounding; Furutech wall socket; Furman IT Ref 16 IE; HMS Energia SL/OV
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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Quote Originally Posted by db33 View Post
    at Audiophon,

    Max with the "combo" Domino & Demone" (Genesi ?!) have a stunning high end system!
    The Gauder are too very great but you have listen what can a Demone vs a Xa100.5......

    greetings
    Before the Demone I had the Pass XA 100.5 for 7 years in my system with 2 different speakers. This spring a did a shoot out at home between the Pass and the Demone and in my system the Demone were considerably better.
    Speaker: Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition DV
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    Digital: TAD D1000 MkII; Auralic Aries G1 with modified LPS; QNAP HS 251+ (via Wifi)
    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
    Power: Dedicated power line and dedicated grounding; Furutech wall socket; Furman IT Ref 16 IE; HMS Energia SL/OV
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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophon View Post
    Hi Marcin,

    thank you for sharing! Can you already say something about the price point?

    How do they compare to the other Gauder speakers?

    Will they premier at the Warsaw show?
    Hi
    The Darc range for me is an alternative for Berlina models - almost the same quality of sound in much smaller enclosures. The prices should be known on Warsaw Audio Show.
    Marcin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophon View Post
    Before the Demone I had the Pass XA 100.5 for 7 years in my system with 2 different speakers. This spring a did a shoot out at home between the Pass and the Demone and in my system the Demone were considerably better.
    Let’s keep in mind the P8 series Pass is a different from the .5 series. So a comparison between P8 and Grandinote might indeed be interesting.


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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Let’s keep in mind the P8 series Pass is a different from the .5 series. So a comparison between P8 and Grandinote might indeed be interesting.


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    Indeed! As I already owned the Grandinote Pre before switching to the Demone power amps, I was hoping for some synergy. Maybe next year I’ll consider upgrading the Pre to the new Genesis, let’s see ;-)


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    Speaker: Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition DV
    Power-Amp: Grandinote Demone
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    Digital: TAD D1000 MkII; Auralic Aries G1 with modified LPS; QNAP HS 251+ (via Wifi)
    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
    Power: Dedicated power line and dedicated grounding; Furutech wall socket; Furman IT Ref 16 IE; HMS Energia SL/OV
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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Ok., I've got official Darc 5 price - standard version - 40 000 €, with diamond tweeters 46 000 €.
    Marcin

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    If the Darc 5 is size-wise an equivalent to the Berlina RC7 then it is upwards in the range, isn’t it (judging by the price)?


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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Thanks Marcin, that’s quite hefty...


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    Speaker: Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition DV
    Power-Amp: Grandinote Demone
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    Digital: TAD D1000 MkII; Auralic Aries G1 with modified LPS; QNAP HS 251+ (via Wifi)
    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
    Power: Dedicated power line and dedicated grounding; Furutech wall socket; Furman IT Ref 16 IE; HMS Energia SL/OV
    Rack: Bassocontinuo Reference Line Accordeon

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Meanwhile in Poland - Gauder Darc 100 arrived :-D
    Unboxing coverage










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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    I like the fact that Dr. Roland Gauder consistently boycotts the new Accuton drivers. They are 'garbage' according to him.
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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    And after Darcs ... came Berlinas RC9


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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Beautifully finished speakers... which did you like most and why??


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    Speaker: Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition DV
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    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophon View Post
    Beautifully finished speakers... which did you like most and why??


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    Maybe it's not the best place to write it, but ... Dynaudio ;-) Evidence Masters had the best overall presentation, maybe midrange and trebble haven't such superb resolution like diamond Accutons in RC9, but during the long listenieng session offer more natural sound.
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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    There is now the "black edition" update? What is being done? I know that the RC7 gets the bass booster and new biwiring terminals. New crossover?

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Correct, they also have changed the cross-over circuit layout and they now use even better parts quality by Mundorf.

    My dealer told me that the step forward is audible but less significant than the step from them original to the Mk II version.

    However, I very much appreciate the house-policy to offer upgrades over the whole lifetime at a reasonable price and extending the manufacturer’s warranty.




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    Speaker: Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition DV
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    Pre-Amp: Grandinote Domino
    Digital: TAD D1000 MkII; Auralic Aries G1 with modified LPS; QNAP HS 251+ (via Wifi)
    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
    Power: Dedicated power line and dedicated grounding; Furutech wall socket; Furman IT Ref 16 IE; HMS Energia SL/OV
    Rack: Bassocontinuo Reference Line Accordeon

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    The black edition update is here. Now I have a Gauder Akustik Berlina RC 7 Mk II Diamond Biwiring black edition. I prefer it without the bass Booster (in my room). The speaker is definitly better, the sound is more colourful and detailed. The bigger terminals are better. Worth the money.
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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Congratulations! I very much like the approach of Gauder to continuously offer updates at reasonable prices.

    Have you heard the RC7 Black against the DARC 100?


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    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
    Power: Dedicated power line and dedicated grounding; Furutech wall socket; Furman IT Ref 16 IE; HMS Energia SL/OV
    Rack: Bassocontinuo Reference Line Accordeon

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    No, have not heard any other Gauder speaker.
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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Tried Ansuz Darkz ( old A with new titanium balls) under the floor protectors. Much better than Harmonix RF-900 Mk2, but sucked all the life out of the speakers. Sounded precise but dead. Does not work for me on my floor (concrete-screed-parquet).
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    Hi I am running RC7II Diamonds fed from an Antipodes DX3/Mola Mola Makua DAC/AVM SA8.2. The Gauders replaced my B&W 803N and were a massive improvement but also a challenge as initially I was getting an etched sound that was fatiguing. The B&W were much easier on the ear but a bit fat and lazy.

    I changed the speaker cable from silver to 9guage copper and that certainly helped smooth things. Next I moved the speakers around in my room (15’ x 23’ x 10’ ceiling) and angled the speakers in only 3 degrees. This helped further. Then I reduced the bass output to -3dB (pulled out the bass selecter pin).

    Then I used the services of home audio fidelity in the Netherlands to provide room correction filters that I applied in Roon with excellent results. Read the review below.

    It cost me about $100 for the Dayton microphone and $200 for Thierry’s services. So for $300 all up I was able to get a massive improvement. See the review in HiFi-advice for a nice run down on Thierry’s services.

    The Gauders now brought an amazing tautness to the bottom end and instruments took up firm images in the room with amazingly fast transients. And I can listen for hours with no fatigue.

    Diasoft I am interested to understand the audible differences you have found between RC7MkIID and the black version. If you share your experience that would be great.

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    Welcome to the forum Mark P., sorry for the delay in approving you.
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    I bought the RC7 mk ii Black edition on Oct 19. Almost give up on them after 2 months. The speakers are really hard to tame in lower region. Bass is blur due to room size and speaker placement (my room size is 4.5x5.5 btw). However, I have no complain about their speed. These are the most accurate and resolution with natural sense speakers to me. I think they require quite space and special room treatment to shine.

    After flipping my room around and play with the placement. They sound better and better but still not at their full potential. Thinking about sending an email to the manufacturer to ask about their perfect reference room size for these speakers. I plan to build one just for them in the future.

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    Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by sasaki99 View Post
    I bought the RC7 mk ii Black edition on Oct 19. Almost give up on them after 2 months. The speakers are really hard to tame in lower region. Bass is blur due to room size and speaker placement (my room size is 4.5x5.5 btw). However, I have no complain about their speed. These are the most accurate and resolution with natural sense speakers to me. I think they require quite space and special room treatment to shine.

    After flipping my room around and play with the placement. They sound better and better but still not at their full potential. Thinking about sending an email to the manufacturer to ask about their perfect reference room size for these speakers. I plan to build one just for them in the future.

    My equipment
    Intel NUC > Auralic Aries G1 > Chord Hugo M Scaler > Chord Dave > A Arts Tube Preamp II MK II > AVM Ovation SA8.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasaki99 View Post
    I bought the RC7 mk ii Black edition on Oct 19. Almost give up on them after 2 months. The speakers are really hard to tame in lower region. Bass is blur due to room size and speaker placement (my room size is 4.5x5.5 btw). However, I have no complain about their speed. These are the most accurate and resolution with natural sense speakers to me. I think they require quite space and special room treatment to shine.

    After flipping my room around and play with the placement. They sound better and better but still not at their full potential. Thinking about sending an email to the manufacturer to ask about their perfect reference room size for these speakers. I plan to build one just for them in the future.

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    Intel NUC > Auralic Aries G1 > Chord Hugo M Scaler > Chord Dave > A Arts Tube Preamp II MK II > AVM Ovation SA8.2
    Hi,

    The first thing to do is to put the bass selector in the rear of the speakers to -1.5 dB. In addition you can put some absorber material in or under the bass reflex tunnel.

    When our second kid was born and after a moving, I moved with my stereo into one of our basement rooms. Quite the opposite of an ideal listening room: 17 square meters with a low ceiling.

    I found a good compromise for the speaker positioning and did some heavy room treatment including bass traps. Now the sound is great again.



    The best receipt is a mixture of speaker positioning and room treatment

    I hope you’ll be happy with them!


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    Speaker: Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition DV
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    Digital: TAD D1000 MkII; Auralic Aries G1 with modified LPS; QNAP HS 251+ (via Wifi)
    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
    Power: Dedicated power line and dedicated grounding; Furutech wall socket; Furman IT Ref 16 IE; HMS Energia SL/OV
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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Anyone tried an REL subwoofer with Gauder RC7s?

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    After a short break ... Darc 140 unboxing :-D




    There were rather cold outside so ... ;-)

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Congrats Marcin, beautiful speakers! Hope you held off on the celebratory whiskey until after the setup was completed.

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Congrats Marcin, beautiful speakers! Hope you held off on the celebratory whiskey until after the setup was completed.

    Ken
    Ardbeg was opened on the end ;-)
    Marcin

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    Hi Marcin,

    Wonderful speakers! For me they are the sweet spot of the DARC range. My dealer even prefers them over the DARC 200 due to their smaller and quicker bass drivers.

    I am curious about your impression.

    Regards
    Martin
    Speaker: Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition DV
    Power-Amp: Grandinote Demone
    Pre-Amp: Grandinote Domino
    Digital: TAD D1000 MkII; Auralic Aries G1 with modified LPS; QNAP HS 251+ (via Wifi)
    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
    Power: Dedicated power line and dedicated grounding; Furutech wall socket; Furman IT Ref 16 IE; HMS Energia SL/OV
    Rack: Bassocontinuo Reference Line Accordeon

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    By the way and back to the title of this thread...

    In January I met Dr. Gauder at a dealer presentation of the DARC 100 and 200 with the new top of the line T+A Electronics. As I was considering trading in my Berlina RC7 D MKII with a pair of DARC 100, I asked Dr. Gauder about his opinion.

    He told me that a large number of Asian customers still prefer the Berlina series to the DARC series to to their fuller sound. However, he told me that with the Black Series update, the Berlina RC 7 would make a big step towards the transparency and bass performance of the DARC series.

    Due to the lockdown it took me until June to bring my Berlina speakers to Gauder Akustik. The good thing about such a small and customer oriented manufacturer is that you can ask for any kind of customization. I therefore asked Dr. Gauder to go beyond the update to the Black Edition version and get me the best available sound from my Berlina RC7... and Dr. Gauder had already some speciall tweaks in mind.....

    When I went to pick-up my upgraded Berlina speakers, me and Dr. Gauder had a test run in their listening studio and the big leap forward in sound quality was clearly audible - even in this unknown environment. The clarity and soundstage was just stunning! The Berlina Black Edition speakers are a kind of mix between the Berlina MkII and the DARC speakers: transparency with body and weight.

    The official name of my speakers is now: Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition Double Vision

    Another great feature of the Black Edition speakers is the Bass Extension which boosts the low bass (I measured below 60 Hz +3-4 db). If you don‘t need this boost (like me), the amplifier even sees a simpler load which is great for my Grandinote monos.

    So I heavily recommend the Black Edition Upgrade!

    Martin
    Speaker: Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Diamond Black Edition DV
    Power-Amp: Grandinote Demone
    Pre-Amp: Grandinote Domino
    Digital: TAD D1000 MkII; Auralic Aries G1 with modified LPS; QNAP HS 251+ (via Wifi)
    Cables: Wireworld Gold and Platinum Eclipse
    Power: Dedicated power line and dedicated grounding; Furutech wall socket; Furman IT Ref 16 IE; HMS Energia SL/OV
    Rack: Bassocontinuo Reference Line Accordeon

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    Re: Gauder RC7 MK2

    RC9 price:€96000 they can clean a house for this price???

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