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Vimberg Amea Bookshelf Measurements | SoundStage/NRC

MZKM

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https://www.soundstagenetwork.com/i...vimberg-amea-loudspeakers&catid=77&Itemid=153
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At $14,000-$15,000 USD, I‘m a bit disappointed by the directivity mismatch around 2kHz. Without looking at the price, I would have called it a pretty good performer.

If you don’t know, Stereophile reviewed the Mino, the $31,000 ($39,500 with diamond tweeter upgrade) tower version, there is even another tower with larger woofers; the Mino’s measurements are pretty great:
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https://www.stereophile.com/content/vimberg-mino-loudspeaker-measurements
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Also, Vimberg is an “offshoot” of Tidal Audio. Stereophile reviewed their Akira model ($215,000) and the looks are near identical to the Mino and it’s larger brother and the measurements are similar (dare I say worse):
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https://www.stereophile.com/content/tidal-audio-akira-loudspeaker-measurements
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I feel sad for anyone who paid that extra ~$175,000 for the Akira.

I wonder how Tidal’s La Assoluta measures as it costs a whopping ~$600,000:
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They even have a whole spiel about measurements:
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I heard the Mino at RMAF 2018, and I can attest that the sound was awesome, subjectively of course. Almost everybody there liked them a lot. Actually, the Mino is larger and goes deeper than the Tidal Piano, and for a lot less moolah.
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Tidal Piano below:
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Testing some speakers horizontal dispersion to only 45 degrees is a bit confusing and makes comparison difficult. Don’t Stereophile usually show results out to 75 or 90 degrees?
Edit: for example, Revel f228
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Testing some speakers horizontal dispersion to only 45 degrees is a bit confusing and makes comparison difficult. Don’t Stereophile usually show results out to 75 or 90 degrees?
Edit: for example, Revel f228
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Sometimes Atkinson simply can’t measure to 90° due to measuring setup/location restraints.
 

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Sometimes Atkinson simply can’t measure to 90° due to measuring setup/location restraints.

Yeah, I think some (many?) of the large towers are too big to put on a 'turntable' to rotate them.
 

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They even have a whole spiel about measurements:
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What a nonsense text, I don't know of any loudspeaker claiming "20-100000Hz +- 2dB" but in the audio range where it can be very measured with not too expensive calibrated microphones.
 
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