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Diapason Adamantes III
6 Reviews
rating  4.83 of 5
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Description: Monitor speaker small


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FieroGT a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Because my previous speakers sounded too boomy in my room I decided to do some serious speaker upgrade. I visited many audio shows and demos. After visisting different shows it was clear for me That the Diapason Adamantes 3 had something special (I have heard more 2 to 5 times more expensive speakers that could not even come close)

So I asked the local dealer to test it out for a few days, becuase at home it is always different. And so it happend.

Wow, These speakers do everything right!!!. They have detail, they never sound sharp, they even have more detail, they are never sound boomy and they are (despite the small size) able too fill the room completely with music, and only music and also they are quite easy to place.
These speakers are really really able to produce music as it was intended, and did I mention they have sound very detailed???

The Adamantes 3 cannot deliver as low as a floorstanding speaker would do (But they are still able to produce supprisingly low levels) but everything else they do so intensely perfect that I decided to use this speakers for a long time. And becuase of this I do not really miss the 5 or 10 hz extra in the low end that a floor standing speaker can deliver.

I think you only need a subwoofer for movies, for music thet are just too perfect, unless you listen too church organs a lot, then maybe you need a different speaker.

Also you can play really loud with these speakers. I have heard levels of over 100 decibels in my home (And that is really really really really really really loud) out of these speakers without any distortion. Just pure music, No matter how hard you play it. Does not matter if you want to play 60 decibels or over a 100 decibels with these speakers just sound so beautiful.

maybe with movies they need a subwoofer but with music they are very very good.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $4100.00

Purchased At:   Xperienced audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trichardlin a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This is one very fine speaker. I purchased these to replace my trusted Legacy Classic. The Legacies have beautiful vocals and I was worried that I had to spend a lot more money to get better sound, especially after auditioning some speakers in the $3000-$15000 range (including Sonus Faber Grand Piano and Vandersteen 5). As you can see on Diapason's website, the Adamantes is crafted from beautiful walnut wood. Those Itanians know how to make nice furniture! The sound was good from the get-go, but really opened up after 2-3 weeks of break-in. The sound is simply enjoyable, clear, sweet and palpable. The bass is surprising good for a speaker this small. Imaging is excellent as well. In all, an excellent value.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   Online



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Willem Schipper a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I never believed that a small speaker can do it all. But after visiting a hifi show i was convincent that the diapason amandantes lll are really GREAT class. Now they are standing in my home and they are sounding great. If the programme material is good than these speakers can really sound good. Friends of me ask me where i put the subwoofer. They can't believe that such strong and deep bas is coming out of these small speakers. My amplifier (accuphase P 800) helps a lot in this case. Imaging is nearly perfect. The overall sound is very,very good. And the finish ? OUTSTANDING!!! If you looking for a small speaker with a great sound, than this is one to consider.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   november 2001



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Walter van Beek a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Untill now I've been listening and listening and it's beautiful.
Every piece of music I have sounds really new/different.
In fact everything sounds more real, it's sometimes frightening.
You can hear it's a very fast speaker and a very "quiet" speaker.
It does what it's supposed to do and nothing more, perfect.
Especially voices are so natural.
And then to know that I haven't even got a tube-amplifier.
But that wil come in about 2 years.
I've heard them with tube amplification and it's even more realistic.
If you are looking for reality this is the speaker to buy!!
You must spend a lot more money to get something that's really better.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $4000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ase a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Absolutely the best sound that I've heard ever. And when this silky sound is produced by the most beautiful loudspeaker boxes ever made, I'm in love! This was love by first sound and sight. I listened B&W Nautilus 801&802, Elac, Dunlavy I&III etc... no one comes even near! The finish is the best you can imagine and the material is pure wood in a diamond like form. Even my wife was speechless when she saw them the first time (this is something really rare)... The low bass is amazing considering the size.

The only weakness is the price, I want five of them...

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999




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