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Old 22nd February 2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default Final 0.4 hybrid ESL electrostatic speakers

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On the subject of final hybrid electrostatic speakers, the dutch company also made the final 0.4 which i think were the next model up from the final 0.3s and cost about 7000 dollars, but i don't know much about them, i have been searching on the web for more info but i have not found much about the 0.4s somebody must know more about these speakers, especially if you own them, what advantages do they have over the final 0.3s that i own, i have found a picture of them on the net. if they are better than the 0.3s then they just mite be a good buy if you can find them second hand

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Here is a picture of the final 0.4. the ones in the middle
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Old 22nd February 2005, 09:49 PM   #2
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Sorry not any additional info from me but just a better close up of the 0.4...
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Old 22nd February 2005, 11:33 PM   #3
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Hi,

On the subject of final hybrid electrostatic speakers, the dutch company also made the final 0.4 which i think were the next model up from the final 0.3s and cost about 7000 dollars, but i don't know much about them, i have been searching on the web for more info but i have not found much about the 0.4s somebody must know more about these speakers, especially if you own them, what advantages do they have over the final 0.3s that i own, i have found a picture of them on the net. if they are better than the 0.3s then they just mite be a good buy if you can find them second hand

Thanks Trevor.

Here is a picture of the final 0.4. the ones in the middle

Hi Trevor,

I'm sorry to tell you this, but the final 0.4 are not better than the 0.3
The 0.4 has a chaep coating which will stop working in a few years. So if you see a 0.4 with a hasy (not totaal transparant) coating, don't buy them or, be prepaird to replace the foils.


Just my 2 cents.


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Old 24th March 2005, 10:20 PM   #4
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Well,
if the coating is replaced and modded like in the other thread, they outperform a MartinLogan SL2 easy.
I don't own them but heard it at a friend.
BTW, ML also suffers from bad coating. Most models will degrade over the years. Which eventually can be fixed by a recoat.

The Final 0.4 are very good performers but need a good amp to drive them, like most ESLs. The placement in the room is also critical for the subwoofers due to the placement in the baseframe.

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