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    Super Wammer dicy's Avatar
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    The 'E' Goals have landed (ouch!!)

    Firstly, apologies for the fucking awful pun

    A few weeks ago i just missed out on Jakes E's that were up for sale here. I've always wanted a pair and it was an impulse attempt, but after missing out on them i was surprised how upset i was. Anyway a chance came up to buy an even fancier pair, but with it the increased costs. I initially thought it's not possible, but after mulling it over, realised how much i had always wanted a pair and with a little sacrifice, it may just be impossible to actually obtain them.

    The seller (a fellow Wammer) was a very amenable chap and was in no rush to sell and happy to give me some time to come up with the dosh. So, i set to; i sold my lovely Harbs and then the rest of my entire office system (back to using a pair of original MS 10's & an Arcam Alpha - my 1st ever system) and a couple of treasured vinyl rarities.

    The target was eventually reached and on Saturday myself and my 4 year old daughter went on a 'special mission' to pick the E's up from a secret hotel in Earls Court, these monsters are now in situ:



    AN-E/spe's in lovely high gloss oak and with the huge bonus of grilles.

    So far, i'm absolutely delighted, the Leben, as expected, drives them with ease, delicacy and poise. I know where i have placed them isn't ideal, but they still sound great, some minor adjusments over the next few weeks and a full review soon.

    Cheers all

    Rich
    ...I went to a funeral, which was very sad, and then I popped into Hi-fi Serious, to pick up a top of the range Bang & Olufson stereo system...

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    Very nice Rich Sod like shiny things

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    Wammer Sir_Franc's Avatar
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    Enjoy them Rich. The thing I really miss about my E's is the speed and a sense of total darkness behind the instruments. It'd be isn't sound then sudden silence! My current speakers sound positively slow by comparison.
    Karma means I can rest easy at night knowing all the people I treated badly had it coming.

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    Very nice speakers they are and look loverly as well.
    life is like a box of chocolates, You never know what you gonna get.

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    Nice one Rich, hope you enjoy them lots

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    Congrats Rich, I know you have been aiming for a pair of these for some time.
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    Cogito, ergo doleo. rabski's Avatar
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    Lovely Rich. I've never heard a pair I didn't like and they look cracking.
    I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    Its a quandry, do you tell your daughter not to push in the middles or does that just make it more tempting?

    I know what I was like when I was four, ...best say nothing!!!

    Lovely speaks, always fancied a pair.
    Last edited by SMEagol; 19-06-2012 at 08:34 AM.
    "Before you play two notes learn how to play one note - and don't play one note unless you've got a reason to play it."
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    Got my name written all over em Rich

    Looking good mate

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    Nice one Rich. I wondered why the "fire sale" was going on, and now all is revealed. Great move.

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    Got there in the end Rich

    Congrats, they look the mutts.
    Life's too short for boring music !

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    Super Wammer The Count's Avatar
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    Very nice Great to see you got sorted

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    Nice. I'd like to hear some Es with a Leben.

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    Yup a well done from me too Audionote Es one of the most musical and best sounding speakers l have ever had the pleasure to hear- look forward to an in-depth review.
    "She wore! She wore"! Thank god the wait is over

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    Ah you got a pair! Good on you Rich, glad it worked out.

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    Congrats - they look superb

    I would absolutely love to own a pair of E's.

    Lefty

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    i bet they sound great........loverley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Congrats - they look superb

    I would absolutely love to own a pair of E's.

    Lefty

    x2
    "She wore! She wore"! Thank god the wait is over

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    Bob(ICHM) will tell you to pull them out from the rear walls.

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    Super Wammer dicy's Avatar
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    Thanks all, they are bedding in very nicely now
    ...I went to a funeral, which was very sad, and then I popped into Hi-fi Serious, to pick up a top of the range Bang & Olufson stereo system...

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