Sonus Faber Extrema, what's a good price

alphatoner

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I've owned a few SF speakers over the years and always been happy with them. Never owned but always wanted to try the Extrema's. Seen a pair for sale but they look very pricey to me at £7.2k. I was thinking more £4k or am I just out of touch, what do you think?

 

Cyclopse

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Agreed. The age of the speaker also needs to be taken into account and if the original 6 pillar stands are included. I also think £4K is a more sensible figure. From the whole range the Guarneri always rocked my boat.

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Cyclopse

 

It Cost How Much!?!

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Well mine sold without the stands for £3K and they are only going to go up, so £3.5 to £4K with the stands is what I would be looking at. The stands were made by Target I think and any old person can get a pair made up, so don't let that be the decider.

I loved the speakers, very fast and powerful sounding with lots of detail and good (not outstanding) imaging. They need very big amps, anyone who tells you different is a fool. I used a few, but the Krell KSA250 (320W into 8 Ohms, 740 into 4) and KAS-2 (180W into 8 Ohms 360 into 4) were the best. You need a minimum of 150W per channel to get them moving. They are not an easy load, being true 4 Ohm speakers.

They have an adjustable bass setting on the back next to the little heat sink, so you can tune them to your room.

One of the best speakers I have ever owned and I would own another pair in a flash.

They are so quick they make you blink with quick drumming and can go really loud without strain. They made SMEagol's (Chris) ears pop when played loud.

PM me if you want to discuss it more.

 

alphatoner

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Thanks to all, sounds like my estimate of £4k was about right and the ones I've seen are way overpriced, but will keep my eyes open in case some more come up.

 

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