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Old 10th November 2011, 04:29 PM   #21
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Impressive little speaker! Cool stuff, would love to hear a pair.
If you are in HK, there is a pair in the diyhifisupply offices...

There was a review planned in ETM, but it fell through for some reason, IIRC the reviewers listeing room got flooded or something and the pair that had been build up for review was quickly snapped by a customer who happened by.

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Old 15th November 2011, 02:19 PM   #22
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hi,

is this still available for audition in hk? im planning to go there on december.

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Old 15th November 2011, 02:47 PM   #23
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is this still available for audition in hk? im planning to go there on december.
Should be permanently available... Just call or e-mail diyhifisupply a little bit ahead, as they do not really have a shop with normal shop hours, just an industrial unit and some days they are closed and/or manned halve days.

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Old 15th November 2011, 05:41 PM   #24
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Are the crossover plans online?
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Old 16th November 2011, 05:02 AM   #25
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Are the crossover plans online?
The whole DIY build manual is here:

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Old 16th November 2011, 02:56 PM   #26
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I just fallen in love with speaker concept and I'm slowly leaning from Troels DTQWT to your Crescendo for my next speaker project...

It would just be great if you could film it with a few different types of music on it and post on youtube for us that never have a chance of coming to HK
Even with poor sound through camera it is some information...
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Old 24th November 2011, 07:47 PM   #27
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I just fallen in love with speaker concept and I'm slowly leaning from Troels DTQWT to your Crescendo for my next speaker project...

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Me too. I will be doing the crescendo level 2 (the one with the recommended cross-overs parts) this winter. Ill report then.

anyone have done the speakers so far?
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Old 25th November 2011, 02:30 AM   #28
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anyone have done the speakers so far?
Probably only me.

Some assembled pairs using pre-made cabinets have sold in HK, no kits at this point, in part because there are no reviews (as the one in Enjoy The Music fell through).

As some had suggested a u-toob video, diyhfs is looking into this.

The Demo setup with the Crescendo Grande system is in a > 100m^2 warehouse, playing something like Saint Saens Organ symphony makes the whole place (including concrete floor) shake, using a Lux 91 300B Amp (so around 16W) to drive the Crescendo's.

They have a "big electrostatic" sound quality to them, sounding very smooth, detailed and non-fatiguing, in a way only ESL's, Ribbons and Magnetic planars do.

I would say that there are no real subjective limitations for this set of speakers, they go very loud cleanly and without effort, play high, low and have a well integrated, natural midrange.

But as I designed them, I would say this, wouldn't I?

Sadly most of the HK people who had a chance to hear them are not on DIYA, so they cannot chip in.

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Old 25th November 2011, 08:30 AM   #29
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Hi

I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. I was at the DIY workshop last week and I got a chance to hear the Crescendo. Unfortunately my listening session was compromised by the fact that only monoblock was running there - i.e. the left channel, and hence I only could do a 'mono' audition.

I also don't have a trained ear and know little about hifi except for hearing tunes from my Roksan Caspian integrated / Roksan floor standing speakers as a comparison. So how did it sound to me?

The Crescendos go loud. Very loud. The acoustic instruments sounded real and very lively. Regardless of which pre-amp it was paired with (I tried both the Tram2 and the TVC Django), there was good transparency and separation between the different sounds whether it be voice or instruments. There was something quite 'authentic' and 'real' about the sound. Once again, I don't know enough about high end systems to comment with authority, but I did like very much what I heard.

Lucky me - I live in HK and hence the DIY workshop is only 45 minutes drive away. I was disappointed I could only audition one speaker.. But even with one speaker I could hear good separation. I listened to Alison Krauss Live - very nice. Andrea Bocelli - for the first time I realized that his talent includes suddenly altering his voice an extra couple of db to extend it even further!

I don't think I can comment further unless I listen to those speakers again. Actually I was in the workshop to audition the Lux91 monos and Tram2 / Django rather than the speakers. I've since placed an order for the Lux and Django and they should be delivered next week! Can't wait. I just hope my existing Roksan floor standers don't compromise the ability of the pre-amp / power amp too much!

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Old 27th November 2011, 07:46 AM   #30
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Probably only me.

Some assembled pairs using pre-made cabinets have sold in HK, no kits at this point, in part because there are no reviews (as the one in Enjoy The Music fell through).

As some had suggested a u-toob video, diyhfs is looking into this.

The Demo setup with the Crescendo Grande system is in a > 100m^2 warehouse, playing something like Saint Saens Organ symphony makes the whole place (including concrete floor) shake, using a Lux 91 300B Amp (so around 16W) to drive the Crescendo's.

They have a "big electrostatic" sound quality to them, sounding very smooth, detailed and non-fatiguing, in a way only ESL's, Ribbons and Magnetic planars do.

I would say that there are no real subjective limitations for this set of speakers, they go very loud cleanly and without effort, play high, low and have a well integrated, natural midrange.

But as I designed them, I would say this, wouldn't I?

Sadly most of the HK people who had a chance to hear them are not on DIYA, so they cannot chip in.

Ciao T
Thorsten, please stop it. You are making my mouth watering like dog in front of meat shop
I have suggested a u-toob video, and am very happy to hear diyhfs is looking into this.
I'm sure it will be a good promotion for speakers and will have a great number of hits...
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