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Sonus Faber Electa Amator SE
29 Reviews
rating  3.86 of 5
MSRP  5950.00
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I have noticed all the negative reviews have been submitted by "audio enthusiast" who dont rate the speakers at all. But none of them were up-front enough to include in their negative review what gear they were driving the speakers with. Your dealer or friends would have advised you before purchasing how important it was to have the right amplification driving these babies - but NO you submitted a negative review without the correct driving equipment. Please if you have these or whish to audition make sure you stick to the old saying "its not the size of the barrel, it's the power of the shot". Remember you dont buy a drag car and run it on diesel...... or are you?

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jack The Lad a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Heard Extrema eight years ago and fell in love. Used some dipoles, magnestostatic and ribbons but longed for smallish neat wooden boxes with seamless, tonally honest and "big" sound. Found Electa Amators and wood/steel/stone stands and out went the dipoles. Some 40 watts class A triode honey and Goertz cables: gone is the need to dig into the details of sound, back came the pleasure to listen to the music. Not bad for a record rewiewer/hifi journalist.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   TL-Audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nico a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have my electa amators 12 jears now, and they sound still
as beautiful as the day i bought them.
Amplifiers are ; musical fidelity MVT pre-amplifier and
musical fidelity P-270 power amplifier.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   dealer



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by David Pastern a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I had a read through the reviews on this website on this wonderful product. Firstly, i think it will depend on what style of music you listen to. But...and i say but...i listen to folk, jazz, blues, country, rock, pop, 60s, acoustic, traditional irish, some rap, some heavy metal and some alternative and... the electa amators do not have a problem with any musical style. The reason they might sound oustanding with say vocals or acoustical music is because of their natural sounding timbre. Listen to violins (an incredibly difficult instrument to reproduce) and you will see what i mean. Yes they are not the most dynamic of speakers (remember most monitors are not). As for people saying their bass isn't very good, all i'm going to say is rubbish. I have a friend who has a pair of rogers ls6a's...which are larger speakers than EAs...and he was surprised at the amount of bass and the quality. Need i say more? Morris, you seem to have a extreme disliking for Sonus Faber products, fair enough you are entitled to this opinion. But please base it on fact. I've had my pair for well over a year now, and friends are totally amazed at how good they sound. Yes they are not cheap, i agree with you there. I notice some of the reviews have been done by americans (looking at the brands they list) - americans tend to like "brasher" sounder hifi (look at cerwin vega for instance). Take the time to set these babies up right, and i mean take the time. use good amplification and source and you will be satisfied. They are not overly bright, in fact i'd say they are very smooth. Read the stereophile review on them, it mentions the problem with brightness and how to avoid it. I give them 3 stars for value, not so much on the price (as they are expensive) but i recognise the craftmanship involved in making them, and craftmanship is not cheap. 5 stars for overall rating? You betcha :) and just to please those...i use a REL stadium 2 subwoofer to augment the lower regions. They are a very good match. Anyways, fine speakers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Audio Connection



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hans a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Sold Electa Amator I, upgraging to S.F. Extrema. Bought $3100 USD and sold for $2900 after two years. What a value! Extrema is more dynamic but needs much more power. My wife still misses Electa Amator I's elegant appearance and refined sound, so am I.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $3000.00




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