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    The Ultimate Apogee with Adventure Pt.1

    We set out for Italy on September 3rd with a 3.5Ton Truck. We drove first through Austria, then Switzerland and finally Italy. Upon our arival we where greeted by 2 friendly men and drove to their storage fascility. The packagin is insane, it is HUGE and very well packed. Here is a picture of the Grands in the truck.

    I will write more later with lots of info. BUT let me say, that this is VERY different from all other Apogees. All ribbons are different, the construction is made from pured steel in ALL sections. It is VERY different and there is now way to do a FR/DIVA and subwoofer....;-)



    We could not get the subwoofers upstairs with 4 men, it was impossible. I had to hire a moving company to get the subwoofers upstairs and this was incredibly difficult.



    This is how the subwoofers look in the room.



    Here is a picture of the assembled Grand.











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    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    Your luck I don't know where you live cause I'd just simply steal your entire house if I couldn't find a way to get them subs down the stairs

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    Congratulations on the safe arrival and well done. A dream realised - fantastic.




    Let the music play.

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    Wow, Flo. I mean, Wow. Very, very cool.

    As a city dweller much of my life there is one thing I am qualified on which to give advice--get to know your nieghbors very quickly and be extremely kind to them...

    Cheers all around
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    Dang Flo! Are they big enough? They are so huge that you look 5 foot something instead of 6' 4".

    Congrats. I know how much you wanted these. Dreams do come true. Enjoy them for many years.

    Oh, and nice appartment too.

    I am so green with envy.
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    congrats flo, no really, you must be the luckiest man on the whole earth!!!
    these things are huge, and they actually look good, which is weird to me, cuz normally i more like 'boxed' * speakers. Really, happy playing music, let your neighbours (and the rest of the town) know you have your speakers.

    btw, your signature (on the forum) is completely right.
    do you do demos for them??

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    Pretty cool, Flo!

    Get something on those walls, quickly! You need something to tame the reflections.

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    ...some dreams do come true...
    Life is music!

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    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian
    We set out for Italy on September 3rd with a 3.5Ton Truck. We drove first through Austria, then Switzerland and finally Italy. Upon our arival we where greeted by 2 friendly men and drove to their storage fascility. The packagin is insane, it is HUGE and very well packed. Here is a picture of the Grands in the truck.

    I will write more later with lots of info. BUT let me say, that this is VERY different from all other Apogees. All ribbons are different, the construction is made from pured steel in ALL sections. It is VERY different and there is now way to do a FR/DIVA and subwoofer....;-)
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    Gads! that looks spectacular. No doubt they's sound that way too.

    Do the ribbons have to stand on the subwoofers? Seems to me they come pretty close to the ceiling, so even given they're line source, I wonder if ceiling treatments will be necessary?

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    he's only just recieved 'em give him time to do what he needs to do..

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    Congratulations Flo. Now sit down and relax and enjoy the sweet music. All the dealing and transporting the speakers must have been a little stressful.
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    They look fabulous Flo. Who's that short guy standing between them. Oh, sorry that's just you. Those things are big and beautiful!
    Now you have to find a girlfriend that thinks your speakers are too big!

    What speakers do you want next?
    ARC SP9 MKIII, VPI HW19, Rega RB300
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeE SP9
    They look fabulous Flo. Who's that short guy standing between them. Oh, sorry that's just you. Those things are big and beautiful!
    Now you have to find a girlfriend that thinks your speakers are too big!

    What speakers do you want next?
    Bose cubes. Radio driven. Ceiling mounted.


    Sorry couldn't help myself. It just slipped out.
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    Very nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by E-Stat
    Pretty cool, Flo!

    Get something on those walls, quickly! You need something to tame the reflections.

    rw
    And you probably should get rid of those dimming florescent torchieres on the back wall, too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeE SP9
    Those things are big and beautiful!
    Now you have to find a girlfriend that thinks your speakers are too big!

    What speakers do you want next?
    Bigger still exists. How about a nine foot tall full range 'stat? Richard Schram of Parasound is a six footer, too.

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    Very nice Flo ! Your new place(apt) also looks great.The only other thing I notice is you lost weight with all the stress .You could start eating now

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    Those Sound Labs probably sound fantastic. Compared to those Grand's they look positively boring.
    ARC SP9 MKIII, VPI HW19, Rega RB300
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    wow, looks absolutly incredible!

    now, how many of these still exist?
    lol

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    btw, flo, a while ago you had a topic about a michell gyro se tt, what happened about that? has it arrived yet? if yes, is it good?
    Life is music!

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