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The REAL Problem of March Audio's Sointuva WG (Review, Measurements and Reinforcements with Klippel device)

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They also just announced a new speaker , Ukkonen
I am really tempted to buy a pair, but then thte insert nuts long term reliability keeps me a bit on the edge, any update on the issue?
 

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I am really tempted to buy a pair, but then thte insert nuts long term reliability keeps me a bit on the edge, any update on the issue?
just one data point but I have a pair of sointuva without any issue as far as I can tell. I am told by March Audio that a thread locking compound is used and was sent measurements of the speakers from the production testing on request
 
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just one data point but I have a pair of sointuva without any issue as far as I can tell. I am told by March Audio that a thread locking compound is used and was sent measurements of the speakers from the production testing on request
that's nice, would really love to see if Alan would provide some insight on the compound being applied, you know it's sometimes a pull back to pay that much on a pair of speaker would hope it last for at least a decade
 

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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but there is a DIY plan by the well known developer DonHighend that is quite similar to the Sointuva WG, it is called "Kaimana". I'm not affiliated in any way, just thought it might be interesting to others.
Looks like a nice project. Given the other premium parts, not clear why he did not use the Purifi passive radiators. The crossover has more parts than I like to see but does the trick.

Thanks for sharing!
 

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Given the other premium parts, not clear why he did not use the Purifi passive radiators.
Thanks for having a look! You could ask him directly in his comments section, he usually replies.
 

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And here is a pretty spectacular construction report by someone who actually built the Kaimana, may it inspire anyone who feels the itch to build one, too.

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quite nice, but then I do think the March one is more classy looking!

Agree, this one seems much bulkier than the Sointuva too. While sharing some major parts, the designs are quite different.
 

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No doubt that cabinet is solid, but seems difficult to build? Looks ok though I'm not sure I prefer the q acoustics style finishing. It does make seem less bulky I suppose.
 

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I really like the tight tolerance around the drivers and style but not the wood finish in the back (I simply prefer all black,just my taste).
He really seemed to know what he did (woodwise) building it .
 
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