Dr Pan K wrote:hi rolf
for what concerns the technical part the sonus faber has great looks but if my memory from my italian days serves me well, lacks a bit in detail. at least it did some 15y ago. the tweeter is very equilibrated on the other hand. im curious on what u think as compared to the cm9.
the room aesthetics are exquisit. congrats again
I have also heard that the earlier models from SF were a bit warm/soft and with a top treble that was a bit too loud.
I do not feel that this is correct to say about my Domus Grand Pianos.
They are quite open, forward and 'neutral' with a tight bass.
Not what I expected, but still I am happy.
They sound to my ears 'lifelike' and very good on piano, guitars, ...etc
CM9 vs SF D GP:
The CM9s are very good all-rounders. They play most records without ever sounding harsh. I very much enjoyed the bass and the mellow sound from the CM9s.
On the negative side the CM9s didn't sound loud, even when playing very loud.
This was - at least in my room - due to the fact that they are down in level between 2kHz and 8kHz. (Broad BBC-dip
Well-designes and beatuful speakers.
I only sold them to try out an old dream - the 805s
The SF D GPs are similar in design and size. Three-way and four drivers.
The biggest difference is the more direct and open sound from the SFs.
Thay don't at all handle the bad recordings in the same polite way as the CM9s, but lets me know the differences between the best and worst recordings... Not just good.
Huge soundstage and the ability to play very loud with control.
Where the CM9s sounded mallow and polite, the SFs are more 'warts and all'.
I am really happy with these 'poor man's cremona' speakers.
Thanks for the kind words, regards