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Old 19th February 2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Acoustat China Electrostats new

One month ago TELE GR started imporing the Acoustat Electrostats that is now based in China! They say that are teh continuers of the old Acoustats:

Here Are the two sites:

http://www.tele.gr/html/355.HTM
http://www.acoustat.com.cn/

Their biggest model Z-22 costs 3000Euro...
They also sell a pre-amp/amp costing together 4000 Euro....

Has anyone heard them, or have any other info?

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Old 20th February 2005, 07:53 AM   #2
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All links that go to the Acoustat site are either dead or go nowhere, me thinks this is feel out con job by some crafty little chinamen to sus out the potential market for a resurgence of the Acoustat name. Look what they did with Luxman and many other respected names that folded by the wayside.

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Old 20th February 2005, 08:33 AM   #3
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The links are ok! It's intresting that last night I visited their site...and now I can't! Take a look at the tele link... for a look!
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Old 20th February 2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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Hi all,
well, yesterday I could see the "Acoustat" site...
What impressed me straight away was the abundance of grammar mistakes... and it wasn' t just about grammar: on one page, "Acoustat" was spelled "Acoustatat"!.

Definitely a con job, IMHO!

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Old 26th February 2005, 10:44 PM   #5
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Acoustat Z-22

Today I gave them a good listen using some Mile Davis and McLain discs... They were really good, with deep soundstage and very little struggle with very complex music materials. The midrange was very detailed and the bass had very good inpact. On the other hand the high frequencies were a bit rolled of, some kind of darkness in that region, resulting in a relaxing loudspeaker. It seems to use a thicker membrane 12-21micron resulting in a bit mellow reproduction being not with the very best in music analysis. It has a 10" paper woofer that matched very well with the membrane. The Impedance doesn't go below 4 Ohms and the SPL max is about 106 for the pair...
The special price for the Acoustat Z-22 was 2200 Euro/pair, really excellent fall in price! If you have a dealer near you give them a listen! The system almost was in the same league with the Martin Logan Aeons with NAD S100/S200 and Maestro CD-player (from Italy) but in the half price!

System Auditioned:
Loudspeakers: Acoustat Z-22
Amp: CAV A-10 (Chinese made too) (1400 Euro) 2x200w@4Ohm
CD-player: Thule Spirit DVA-100 or DVA-150



It seems that the ESL III and 2x Isobaric sub kits from Rob Mackinlay will provide even better results (deeper bass, better detail in the midrange, excellent soundstaging, and really better highs) but with many hours of work to complete the kits.
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Old 26th February 2005, 10:53 PM   #6
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Definitely a con job, IMHO!
Welcome to the racket known as "high-end audio."

Since it's Chinese it has to be crooked. Prejudiced, no?
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Old 26th February 2005, 11:20 PM   #7
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Well I had the same conception for chinese products too!

But...
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Old 27th February 2005, 07:03 AM   #8
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Welcome to the racket known as "high-end audio."

Since it's Chinese it has to be crooked. Prejudiced, no?
No prejudice about the quality of the product itself, Chinese production quality can range from abysmally low to extremely good, as it happens in every other Country of the world.
The con job is about, IMHO, the brand name, and I still believe it.
Anyway, not much of a problem, if they sound good.

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Old 27th February 2005, 03:36 PM   #9
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This isn't the place for this kind of debate. I'm just tired about the general anti-Asia sentiments. It's because of that we have cheaply made belt-driven turntables instead of direct-driven ones. At least belt-drives are democratic. That I like. Anyone can make a belt-driven turntable.
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Old 27th February 2005, 03:50 PM   #10
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phn,

what' s your problem?
I did not express any anti-Asia sentiment, I just said that this "Acoustat" thing is, IMHO, an improper use of a brand name. I would express the same opinion even if it wasn' t coming from China.

As for the belt-drive vs. direct drive debate, the first ones are, in my taste, always superior to the second ones.

Anyway, my last post on this topic...

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