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SF Minima Amator now has a new master

Postby vintage_dog » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:20 pm

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(picture is from the net. the minima amator is on the right of the electa amator. shown here for size comparison)

Sonus Faber Minima Amator ~ 2-way ported speaker. Drive units: 140-mm (5 1/2-in) mid woofer PP cone treated and 28-mm (1-in) tweeter silk dome ferrofluid. Anechoic frequency response: 55 ~ 25 kHz.+- 3 dB; Sensitivity: 88 dB/1W/1M; Recommended amplifier power: min. 30 W, max. 200 W; Crossover frequency: 2.5 kHz. 6 dB/octave acoustical; Nominal impedance: 4 ohms; Dimensions: 340 mm x 200mm x300mm (11" x 8" x 9"); Weight: 21 lb;
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Postby Mamimili » Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:24 am

Hello Francis

Very interested if you do decide to sell, but i need to sell my Grand Piano's first.
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Postby ITALIAN STALLION » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:45 am

im also interested. thanks
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Postby vintage_dog » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:41 am

Hyperion (hansen) is the SF expert but as far as i know, the GP's have similar drivers to the concertinos. the minima amator's have upgraded drivers (tweeters). they do sound more refined. compared to my concertos they are more 'truthful' without the bloat. they are very pretty speakers with superb craftmanship (all wood, not veneer) and sounds very musical.

have tried driving them with my VV30B amp, and they are easy to please. do drop by for a listen if interested.

reason for selling: gathering dust. i have more speakers than rooms in the house and this one is too small for my listening room. near mint condition. i think i still have the box somewhere in the house.
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Postby Mamimili » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:34 am

My GP's are gathering dust!
I considered using them as part of of HT set up but think better i sell them, having the rubber surrounds re-glued first.

The Minima's would be perfect for my very small KL room.
What is a good time to drop by next week? (Not back in Manila till Saturday night).
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Postby zenaudio » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:49 pm

I've heard these MAs in VD's listening room. You can't believe the room-filling sound is coming from these babies. Very refined indeed, and the midrange is something special.
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Postby Mamimili » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:55 pm

Hello Francis

When is a good time to audition? (In Manila on saturday)
As i have a few SF speakers, i guess i really don't need to audition, just pay!
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Postby vintage_dog » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:58 pm

Mamimili wrote:Hello Francis

When is a good time to audition? (In Manila on saturday)
As i have a few SF speakers, i guess i really don't need to audition, just pay!


yup, saturday is just fine.
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Postby vintage_dog » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:39 am

reserved for Mamimili. :)
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Postby vintage_dog » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:10 pm

am gonna miss this bugger bigtime.

just fired-up these speakers with the CJ MV60SE. there is something about the Sonus-Conrad combo that makes it really special. big sound, authoritative, sweet, and fun! stage is huge and deep...uuuh

see you sunday paul.


Koetsu/ClearAudio -> JD9 phono -> Tono piano (407a) -> MV 60SE - > SF MA
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Postby Mamimili » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:25 pm

It is always hard to let go.
Don't worry, i will take very good care of them.
Before they fly to KL, a head to head with my SF EAII's that i am looking forward to.....

I will bring the Mini, you might want one!
Cheers, Paul
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Postby vintage_dog » Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:42 pm

Mamimili wrote:It is always hard to let go.
Don't worry, i will take very good care of them.
Before they fly to KL, a head to head with my SF EAII's that i am looking forward to.....

I will bring the Mini, you might want one!
Cheers, Paul


what amp will drive these speakers?
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Postby Mamimili » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:18 pm

ASL with 211's or Tono personal or Sansui AU70.
They will be in a very small room, about 10x11, don't need a lot of volume.
These are to replace Loth-X Ion 4, now driven with the Tono Personal / Violin with the Violin gain barely above 20%.
Presently driving Sonus EAII's with the ASL amps in a room twice the size and have never exceeded 50% on pre amp.
Are the Minima's harder to drive than EAII's?
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Postby Mamimili » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:20 pm

Francis, thanks for an educating and enjoyable morning!
Now i understand why so many people comment on your brownies! YUM YUM
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Postby vintage_dog » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:36 pm

Mamimili wrote:Francis, thanks for an educating and enjoyable morning!
Now i understand why so many people comment on your brownies! YUM YUM


thanks too for the great drive with your minis! that was fun!


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Postby hypertriode » Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:01 pm

Mamimili wrote:ASL with 211's or Tono personal or Sansui AU70.
They will be in a very small room, about 10x11, don't need a lot of volume.
These are to replace Loth-X Ion 4, now driven with the Tono Personal / Violin with the Violin gain barely above 20%.
Presently driving Sonus EAII's with the ASL amps in a room twice the size and have never exceeded 50% on pre amp.
Are the Minima's harder to drive than EAII's?


hi paul,
don't forget to check out my thorens 124II/sme3009s2/denon 103r turntable. long time no see bro! :)
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Postby Mamimili » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:20 pm

Hello Rene

Long years in hibernation!
I will come down and see this week, is monday or tuesday ok?
Looking for TD 124 (or Garrard 301/401) but not sure if i can afford right now......
Cheers, Paul
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Postby arnoldc » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:14 pm

Congratulations to Paul ;)

Francis, do I see a VSA permanently in your stable? :wink:
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