Dali Grand Coupe

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I bought the Dali Grand Coupe from Spearit Sound in Northhampton, MA.
They made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
I just hooked them up today. What a refined loudspeaker and it isn't evn
broken in yet. I don't find it particularly laid back
as was mentioned in the British review. As a matter of fact, I turned
off the DSP on ny HT receiver because they were too forward sounding.
The bass is unbelievable for such a bookshelf speaker. I have
temporarily escaped from mid-fi purgatory,
economically speaking.:>).

Philip Meech wrote:

> Comparing the Alon Li'l Rascal, the Wharfedale Anniversary, and
Quad 12 L, they all use a soft dome tweeter and share similar
construction and design. Do speakers that are built the same sound the same?
>
 
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Philip Meech <macmeech@adelphia.net> wrote:
> I bought the Dali Grand Coupe from Spearit Sound in Northhampton, MA.

http://www.spearitsound.com/dali/dali_coupe.asp
http://www.dali-usa.com/Page.asp?MMID=1&MID=3&UMID=5&UUMID=23&PID=48
http://www.dali.dk/Page.asp?MMID=1&MID=3&UMID=5&UUMID=23&PID=48

> The bass is unbelievable for such a bookshelf speaker.

The first hit that google shows for this speaker is a review in hifichoice:

http://www.hifichoice.co.uk/review_print.asp?ID=1723

"Dali's claim that this speaker sounds much bigger than it looks
is at least partly justified, but it's also partly a consequence
of combining a full midbass region with a rather under-nourished
upper midband."

"Here, the low sensitivity and bass-heavy response go hand-in-hand,
for an averaged 3rd-octave response plot shows the Grand Coupe
drooping from 200Hz-2.5kHz by about 7dB.

There's a mild recovery after the 3kHz crossover where distortion
falls to an impressive 0.25%."

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Thanks for the input. This review, the only one, almost stopped me from
buying. When I
spoke with the owner of Spearit I was convinced that it was not
sonically noticeable. I am still breaking them in
but I really like the level of quality that I am hearing.

Rui Pedro Mendes Salgueiro wrote:

> Philip Meech <macmeech@adelphia.net> wrote:
>
>>I bought the Dali Grand Coupe from Spearit Sound in Northhampton, MA.
>
>
> http://www.spearitsound.com/dali/dali_coupe.asp
> http://www.dali-usa.com/Page.asp?MMID=1&MID=3&UMID=5&UUMID=23&PID=48
> http://www.dali.dk/Page.asp?MMID=1&MID=3&UMID=5&UUMID=23&PID=48
>
>
>>The bass is unbelievable for such a bookshelf speaker.
>
>
> The first hit that google shows for this speaker is a review in hifichoice:
>
> http://www.hifichoice.co.uk/review_print.asp?ID=1723
>
> "Dali's claim that this speaker sounds much bigger than it looks
> is at least partly justified, but it's also partly a consequence
> of combining a full midbass region with a rather under-nourished
> upper midband."
>
> "Here, the low sensitivity and bass-heavy response go hand-in-hand,
> for an averaged 3rd-octave response plot shows the Grand Coupe
> drooping from 200Hz-2.5kHz by about 7dB.
>
> There's a mild recovery after the 3kHz crossover where distortion
> falls to an impressive 0.25%."
>
 

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