Vigore

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #20 on: 16 Jun 2018, 11:41 am »
Beautiful!

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #21 on: 20 Jun 2018, 05:40 am »
More pictures...








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Re: Vigore
« Reply #22 on: 20 Jun 2018, 11:45 am »
Is the grill held by magnets below the veneer?  Love this speaker!

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #23 on: 20 Jun 2018, 03:38 pm »
Is the grill held by magnets below the veneer?  Love this speaker!

Yes, embedded neo magnets. I love it too!

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #24 on: 21 Jun 2018, 01:02 pm »
I love it too.  :D
Any comments on the sound? What stands are you using for the photo op?

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #25 on: 21 Jun 2018, 01:04 pm »
Rick, what height stands do you recommend for this monitor?

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #26 on: 21 Jun 2018, 04:40 pm »
Rick,

What was your goal in voicing these speakers? What was the result? [I know. I'm asking you to use words to describe their sound.  :duh: ]

There are many compact three-way speakers of more or less similar size; some stand out for their midrange; others for their balance. Some are warmer sounding; others are more resolving. Where does the sound of these speakers fall? Will my Ancora center channel give me a good idea of their sound?

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Michael

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #27 on: 21 Jun 2018, 06:24 pm »
I love it too.  :D
Any comments on the sound? What stands are you using for the photo op?

22" tall Sanus stand. I'm biased on the sound since I designed it - Nick can chime in later.  :)

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #28 on: 22 Jun 2018, 01:49 pm »
Rick, what height stands do you recommend for this monitor?

Thanks, -dGB

Here's a vertical response set of curves. As you can see it's very uniform and flexible for stands 18" to 24" tall.





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Re: Vigore
« Reply #29 on: 25 Jun 2018, 01:25 pm »
Rick,

What was your goal in voicing these speakers? What was the result? [I know. I'm asking you to use words to describe their sound.  :duh: ]

There are many compact three-way speakers of more or less similar size; some stand out for their midrange; others for their balance. Some are warmer sounding; others are more resolving. Where does the sound of these speakers fall? Will my Ancora center channel give me a good idea of their sound?

Regards,

Michael

I aim for a neutral tonal balance with any design. The beryllium tweeter has a little better resolution than the soft dome in the Ancora.

Nick V

Re: Vigore
« Reply #30 on: 26 Jun 2018, 08:41 pm »
Look what finally showed up today!

The first speaker showed up almost a week ago, and I had to agonize until today for the second box to show up. Thanks USPS.

I'm just playing some Norah Jones on SACD through the Esoteric SA-50 and things are sounding very good out of the box. I'll post some comments once I've had a little more time with them.






The System (2 channel signal path):

Selah Audio Vigore (obviously)
Esoteric SA-50 SACD/CD/DAC
miniDSP DDRC-22D Dirac Live processor (all digital signals run through here then into Esoteric SA-50 coax digital input)
Wyred4Sound STP-SE Preamp
Krell KAV 250a/3 re-capped with Nichicon 105°C capacitors
Oppo BDP-83 (mostly for 2ch. DVD-Audio into the Esoteric DAC)
Sound Application CF-X Power Conditioner
Various cables, tweaks (Bybee AC purifiers, AQ Rocket 33 speaker cables, AQ MacKenzie XLRs, Anticables, Cryoclear, PS Audio, Signal Cable, etc..  )

I also have a pair of Velodyne SPL800R subwoofers that I was using with my previous KEF LS50s. Not sure if I'll be using them anymore or if I'll sell them. I might also hook them up as LFE subs for home theater to complement my Mirage BPS-400 instead of running them as stereo subs for 2 channel. This is a hybrid 2 channel / home theater system with separate signal paths for each.

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #31 on: 6 Jul 2018, 08:47 pm »
Rick,

Can monitors such as these be easily modified to have a wider baffle/shallower depth? Would doing so have a negative effect on SQ or imaging?

Thanks,

Michael

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #32 on: 6 Jul 2018, 10:00 pm »
Rick,

Can monitors such as these be easily modified to have a wider baffle/shallower depth? Would doing so have a negative effect on SQ or imaging?

Thanks,

Michael

Not in this case possible due to the port tuning. An option would be going sealed and adding a DSP amp. Wider baffles aren't an issue but you don't want the box to be too shallow as that can add coloration.

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #33 on: 21 Jul 2018, 12:02 am »
Rick,

How would you describe the difference between the Vigore and the Fedele?


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Re: Vigore
« Reply #34 on: 21 Jul 2018, 12:24 am »
Rick,

How would you describe the difference between the Vigore and the Fedele?

The main differences are in bass extension and output capability. The overall sonic character is very similar.

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #35 on: 23 Jul 2018, 07:52 pm »
Rick,

Sent you an email the other day.  Am now able to go with floorstanders (up to 40") and am wondering if the Vigore in a reconfigured cabinet could be an option for us with only 17" available depth to a rear wall?  If no, would any other of your designs be a better fit (ie Essenza, etc). 

Again I love the look of this speaker!

Steve Morgan

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #36 on: 23 Jul 2018, 10:35 pm »
Rick,

Sent you an email the other day.  Am now able to go with floorstanders (up to 40") and am wondering if the Vigore in a reconfigured cabinet could be an option for us with only 17" available depth to a rear wall?  If no, would any other of your designs be a better fit (ie Essenza, etc). 

Again I love the look of this speaker!

Steve Morgan

Sorry for my late reply - I just answered your email. It is possible to reconfigure the design as a floorstander.

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Re: Vigore
« Reply #37 on: Today at 04:06 pm »
Let the waiting begin..... I've placed an order for my own set of Vigore's with an Ebony Veneer. I won't be able to listen to then until just before Thanksgiving, so I will have to make do with reading others talk about their Selah speakers until then.  :D

BTW, I have a pair of the legacy Grandeur's (Revalator woofer and RAAL Tweeter) that we've been happy with for a long time now.

Chuck