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While doing upgrades of my system keeping a balance between components is important to me. When it comes to speakers I have been lucky to hear the Worlds best over the last 5 years at various Shows. Im always happy to get back home to the sound of my Vaf speakers. I just done the VAF i93 SignatureMKIII SE upgrade and happy so far. First noticeable change was how solid they sound.Reminded me of the Magico Sound. Next to no vibration through the cabinet due to the high density lining. The speakers must weight over 100Kg now. Bass and Tweeter blend in so well giving a nice sound stage and instrument separation. Now time to sit back and enjoy the music...

Stump

 

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VAF i93 SignatureMKIII SE.

The SE version for the i93MKIII is something very special. We've gone all out including matched super refined high speed Beryllium tweeters, high density loaded cabinetry increasing effective mass by over 25%, high speed capacitors in the critical signal paths, silver soldered terminations, heavy gauge high quality Analysis Plus internal cabling.

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I'll always have a soft (maybe "hard" would be better?) spot for these

 

I owned a pair of  MkI's for a good few years....then they wouldn't fit in the new room. I love the story and ethos behind the company too. And they were so very excellent to deal with - a wonderful experience all round.

 

Nice to hear they hold their own again the show goers. 

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1 hour ago, Grumpy said:

G'day Eamon, did VAF do the upgrades ?

Still love my VAFs although they are MUCH further down the VAF speaker ladder.

You know its going to be a good job when the speaker designer himself does the upgrade.Always welcome to come and spin some vinyl Grumpy..👍

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Wow Stump, that is an awful lot of speaker for the money, I would hate to think what a comparable build quality would cost from the US. 
Fantastic to see you supporting not just an Australian manufacturer but one from Adelaide. I have never heard a negative word about VAF.

 

Have you had a listen to the active model?

 

Lots of happy listening ahead, enjoy.

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57 minutes ago, Ooogh said:

Wow Stump, that is an awful lot of speaker for the money, I would hate to think what a comparable build quality would cost from the US. 
Fantastic to see you supporting not just an Australian manufacturer but one from Adelaide. I have never heard a negative word about VAF.

 

Have you had a listen to the active model?

 

Lots of happy listening ahead, enjoy.

Cheers

I had a listen to the range of VAF i93 a month ago and at previous Shows. The same speakers being room dependent can sound different each time.Given I have a narrow room I am use to the sound it produces.Hearing the VAF i93 in a members wide room gives an almost 180 degree sound stage. I wasn't overly impressed at the Vaf Showroom given its size and uneven reflections points.For me having heard Vaf over 30 years I could understand the theory behind the upgrade and still went ahead.A true listen to the active model would have to be done in my room but no plans going down that track just yet..😎

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Stump, very nice, is the magnesium tweeter upgrade still available ? (was cheaper than the berylium).

 

As you stated all speakers are room dependent, Vaf speakers have always sounded much better in my lounge room compared to the Vaf showroom/demo rooms

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3 hours ago, Rhythm Willie said:

Stump, very nice, is the magnesium tweeter upgrade still available ? (was cheaper than the berylium).

 

As you stated all speakers are room dependent, Vaf speakers have always sounded much better in my lounge room compared to the Vaf showroom/demo rooms

The I93 Mk 111 comes with  Magnesium Alloy tweeter.The SE adds the  Beryllium tweeter. Ive had the week to tweak positioning and play various LPs and CDs . Extremely enjoyable sound and well worth the upgrade.

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Stump

 

I have a very similar painting at home to the one you have on the right hand side......

A Bromley?

 

Benje

 

ps  I don't think they are doing Soundwall upgrades yet.  Mine are 12 years old now.

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1 hour ago, Benje said:

Stump

 

I have a very similar painting at home to the one you have on the right hand side......

A Bromley?

 

Benje

 

ps  I don't think they are doing Soundwall upgrades yet.  Mine are 12 years old now.

Bromley has done a few portraits. I have had this 8 years now. They will do custom upgrades if you need it..👍

Stump

 

https://kottke.org/18/04/self-portraits-drawn-by-david-bowie

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