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  • #16
    How will these new speakers work with the Lyngdorf TDAI-1120? Any thoughts? Thanks

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    • #17
      Originally posted by bulacawa View Post
      How will these new speakers work with the Lyngdorf TDAI-1120? Any thoughts? Thanks
      Great, I hope, as that's the exact pairing I have planned!

      120W per channel at 4ohms, and all the reviews I've read of the 1120 have been very positive 🙂

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      • #18
        Originally posted by BigBlue21 View Post
        I have just pre ordered the Buchardt S400 mk ii in walnut... with a long wait on delivery.
        The website says delivery 'early 2020' - any better idea when this might be ? It could be any time up to June !
        Ooops sorry - I meant 'early 2022'

        I still don't know where 1999 went to

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        • Rudolf_Appel
          Rudolf_Appel commented
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          Time flies when you are having fun. Those S400 in Walnut look gorgeous, worthwhile the wait.

      • #19
        How are you protecting the tweeter below 2000 Hz?

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        • #20
          Originally posted by Chromatischism View Post
          How are you protecting the tweeter below 2000 Hz?
          Hi
          Is that a question for us? (Buchardt)
          If yes, then I'm not sure what you mean?
          Sincerely,
          Daniel Lindholdt

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          • #21
            Originally posted by Daniel Lindholdt View Post

            Hi
            Is that a question for us? (Buchardt)
            If yes, then I'm not sure what you mean?
            Yeah, I thought previously the 2670 Hz crossover point was chosen to protect the tweeter. 1800 Hz is therefore pretty gutsy.

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            • Daniel Lindholdt
              Daniel Lindholdt commented
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              We learned a few things over time, and our new engineer has a few tricks up his sleeve Can't get into details on how to do it, but we still provide the 10-year warranty, so no need to worry about it

          • #22
            Originally posted by Chromatischism View Post

            Yeah, I thought previously the 2670 Hz crossover point was chosen to protect the tweeter. 1800 Hz is therefore pretty gutsy.
            I was watching the Z review on You Tube, and he'd blown one of the drivers so it could be that this is a weak point in durability

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            • Daniel Lindholdt
              Daniel Lindholdt commented
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              Nope, that one was down to a mounting error from one of the very first speaker sets made.

          • #23
            I am happy with the original S400s I have, and it took a long time for them to fully break in, so I am wondering if it makes sense go "upgrade"? I would love to hear the differences myself, but not having an easy way to do that; and then if I love them, there's the necessity of selling the originals and then breaking in the MK IIs are not happy inducements to change. Sean at Zero Fidelity made a good point about this (I think he was the one who made this analogy) if you have an older Porsche 911 and love it, you don't need to buy a new one just because it is better in some respects, unless time and money are no objects. I think I am going to stand pat for the now, and enjoy the music.

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            • #24
              Originally posted by Rameaufan View Post
              I am happy with the original S400s I have, and it took a long time for them to fully break in, so I am wondering if it makes sense go "upgrade"? I would love to hear the differences myself, but not having an easy way to do that; and then if I love them, there's the necessity of selling the originals and then breaking in the MK IIs are not happy inducements to change. Sean at Zero Fidelity made a good point about this (I think he was the one who made this analogy) if you have an older Porsche 911 and love it, you don't need to buy a new one just because it is better in some respects, unless time and money are no objects. I think I am going to stand pat for the now, and enjoy the music.
              Having both here I can say you will be fine. The originals are easier to listen to and more forgiving of bad recordings and loud volume levels, so they do have their strong points.

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              • Rameaufan
                Rameaufan commented
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                Thanks, Chromatischism, I appreciate your well-considered opinion.

              • Nells
                Nells commented
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                Hi Rameaufan,
                if you love the original S400 just keep them with no doubt. It ist your "taste" and there is no need to change then ;-)
                I had the S400 for almost 7 month and really liked them a lot. Sometimes i just missed the clarity of vocals. The sound improved a bit with the room correction of my I150. But nevertheless they were good but not perfect for my room and ears...
                So I ordered the MK II and got those delivered in Octobre. And I was very pleased: Even without using room correction with the I150 or with my old AVR (Arcam) I love them more from the beginning. They fit better to my room and my ears than the original, so i kept the new ones.
                But In appearance I still like the originals better. The MK II look good, too, but are pretty long and look therefor bigger on the buchardt stands.

            • #25
              Originally posted by BigBlue21 View Post
              I have just pre ordered the Buchardt S400 mk ii in walnut... with a long wait on delivery.
              The website says delivery 'early 2020' - any better idea when this might be ? It could be any time up to June !
              I bet that walnut is going to look fabulous! Lucky guy.

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              • #26
                I feel like the s400 sounds much better with a powerful 100 watts behind it or more, but it does lack the audiophile showroom sound of a KEF for example. I am worried the new ones just put up the treble and satisfy the showroom types. My question is does the mk 2 need power as much, or can I get away with a lower power and tubes?

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                • Daniel Lindholdt
                  Daniel Lindholdt commented
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                  The MKII is a complete redesign from the bottom up, made by another sound engineer, than the one who designed the original S400. So it is most definitely not a case of "just" some treble added
                  The MKII is easier on the amplifier as well, so it does not require the same amount of power as the original one.
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