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Thread: Ocellia calliope grandis signature .21 speakers. F.s.

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    http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/ocellia/ocellia.html

    When you have half an hour to spare, have a read here.
    Then especially note the bit that says
    “Between what I heard at Ocellia and PHY, I'm supremely comfortable to pronounce already that absent of ultimate bass extension and heft below about 35Hz, the Sound From Panjas was the most refined, non-mechanical, liquid, organic and resolved sound I've experienced yet”

    Interested?
    I might be selling my pristine pair soon. Lightly used, carefully kept. But increasing tinnitus and domestic situation means they have hardly been used. Will be £7250. (List over £12K)
    I have the packing boxes but would rather they were listened to and collected –or I’ll deliver within 100 miles of Bristol +
    No non-UK sales.
    They are a special speaker. Once heard, kept.
    Chris in Bristol
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    Oh my goodness Chris ... you can't be selling these .. I haven't heard them yet!


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    Lovely speakers! The PHYs are so so sweet.... Good luck Chris.


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    What struck me most when I heard these at Chris's place a few years ago was the astonishing performance at low levels.
    Jaw dropping transparency, delicacy, presence and resolution without any need to turn the wick up, although they could certainly do loud as well.
    I've not heard that sort of ability to that degree before or since.
    Jerry

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    'Resting' - Herron VTSP2 preamp, Trigon TRE50M monoblocks, MBL 116f speakers

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    Definitely listen to them first... blind buying would be madness here.

    They are quite Marmite I think.

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    Stunned by Jerry's lovely appreciation of these! The fiver's on its way!
    Such a subtle way to value their qualities, and on the button!

    I'm in no hurry to lose them-comments like this reminds me to listen again.
    Chris.

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    Fiver not needed, Jerry speak truth..... Or at least, my honest opinion.

    Not the speakers I would choose for Justin -style "slam rock". But simply astonishing for low to medium level moderate scale music.

    Perhaps more marmite than most speakers, but very easy to fall in love with with suitable musical genres.

    A must-hear if you have the £spondoolies, imo.
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    Jerry

    Qobuz 16/44 streaming >> Acer laptop >> Halide Bridge USB (with AQVOX USB power) >> Wadia 151 PowerDAC >> Podium 0.5 speakers & 2x Jamo SW200 subs.

    'Resting' - Herron VTSP2 preamp, Trigon TRE50M monoblocks, MBL 116f speakers

    Cables: Wireworld Starlight USB, Ixos Ixotica i/c, W&M speaker cables, Belden 19364 mains cables

    Headphones: Fostex TH600, Audeze EL-8, Wharfedale Isodynamic, Philips Fidelio X2
    Headphone amp: Denon DN-A 100 integrated amp

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaHPND2QJg

    Just to give you all a warm feeling inside, some lovely music. I loved the way people in Spain -a country I love - found ways to protest Banking hassles.
    And,Jerry, this sounds pretty good on Ocellias!
    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornucopia View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaHPND2QJg

    Just to give you all a warm feeling inside, some lovely music. I loved the way people in Spain -a country I love - found ways to protest Banking hassles.
    And,Jerry, this sounds pretty good on Ocellias!
    Lovely indeed


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    Cheer your life up with wonderful music. Makes the apparent troubles of the world recede-for a while!

    (And, just think, somewhere in the world there's a craftsman making these wondeful things)
    Chris.

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