Zero Fidelity Reviews the Buchardt S400

halohalo Posts: 5,246
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,054
    VERY interesting speaker. Watched this review earlier this week.
  • halohalo Posts: 5,246
    Steve Gutenberg (CNET’s “audiophilliac”) even commented on Sean’s rview saying that Sean “has his attention”
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,054
    Sean's got a good ear and knows how to communicate what a component sounds like in real world terms. I have BIG respect for his opinions.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,198
    Sean is the one who turned me on to Rosso Fiorentino. Without him, distribution would have never become part of my life.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,207
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,207
    Nice. What stands are those?
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,927
    Skylan, custom specs.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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    President of Club Polk

  • msgmsg Posts: 5,012
    And secret ones. Don't even look at them.
    I disabled signatures.
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,280
    Looks great Jesse! Just got my first set of Skylans today and I must say I am extremely happy. No wonder you sing their praises all over the place, simple and well made
    2 Channel - Major reduction complete

    KEF LS50W I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Rega Fono MC I Audience Ohno ICs


  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,045
    following . . . BigTime
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,078
    Does LSA have a similar design?
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,927
    edited April 5
    I'm having a love/hate relationship with these speakers so far. They can get peaky at times. Not sure if they need more burn in time or it's the wave guide or if it's the Bennic caps.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,078
    I am surprised a bit since Sean said he would take these over the Joseph Pulsar. The Pulsar is one of my fave bookies. How many hours do you have on then?
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • halohalo Posts: 5,246
    I noticed that you have them setup with the tweeter on the bottom. Will flipping them over provide a difference in the treble presentation?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,363
    F1nut wrote: »
    I'm having a love/hate relationship with these speakers so far. They can get peaky at times. Not sure if they need more burn in time or it's the wave guide or if it's the Bennic caps.

    My armchair assessment/SWAG would be all of the above. B)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,927
    edited April 5
    erniejade wrote: »
    I am surprised a bit since Sean said he would take these over the Joseph Pulsar. The Pulsar is one of my fave bookies. How many hours do you have on then?

    I've heard the Pulsar's and noted his reference to them, which peaked my interest. However, so far these don't really sound like the Pulsar, which sound fluid, musical and well balanced to me.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,927
    halo wrote: »
    I noticed that you have them setup with the tweeter on the bottom. Will flipping them over provide a difference in the treble presentation?

    Tried that, no difference.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,927
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    I'm having a love/hate relationship with these speakers so far. They can get peaky at times. Not sure if they need more burn in time or it's the wave guide or if it's the Bennic caps.

    My armchair assessment/SWAG would be all of the above. B)

    Likely so.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,679
    i've liked every speaker i have heard that uses seas drivers.
    wonder why more speaker manufacturers don't use them.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,198
    marvda1 wrote: »
    i've liked every speaker i have heard that uses seas drivers.
    wonder why more speaker manufacturers don't use them.

    Agreed. Although, personally, they all tend to have extremely similar sound.
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,045
    edited April 5
    DSkip wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    i've liked every speaker i have heard that uses seas drivers.
    wonder why more speaker manufacturers don't use them.

    Agreed. Although, personally, they all tend to have extremely similar sound.

    Notably, all the Salk iterations through my door . . .
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,198
    One thing that has impressed me about Rosso is how they utilize completely different drivers and stick to a house sound. Totem does a great job using various driver tech as well but their speakers have different voicings.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,198
    These will be at Axpona so anyone interested in seeing them hit me up. I’m not sure if it’s been announced by the partner so I won’t say here.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,198
    Also, it looks like Sean will be attending so if you’ve been needing a punching bag he will be happy to provide the service.
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,244
    GlennDog wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    i've liked every speaker i have heard that uses seas drivers.
    wonder why more speaker manufacturers don't use them.

    Agreed. Although, personally, they all tend to have extremely similar sound.

    Notably, all the Salk iterations through my door . . .

    That's personally one thing I like about his speakers. Every model I've heard put a smile on my face and I wouldn't mind putting money down on them. I can't say that about many other speaker brands.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,198
    DSkip wrote: »
    Also, it looks like Sean will be attending so if you’ve been needing a punching bag he will be happy to provide the service.

    Parasound apparently did announce that they will be using these at Axpona.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,207
    DSkip wrote: »
    Parasound apparently did announce that they will be using these at Axpona.

    Yep, I saw it here: https://www.audionirvana.org/forum/title-to-be-added/audio-shows/axpona-2019/109436-axpona-2019-sneak-peaks?p=111908#post111908

    Looking forward to hearing this setup.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 534
    halo wrote: »
    Here's the link:


    I'm very intrigued by these speakers! At that price point compared to something like the Amphion Argon S3s how could you not be. I wonder how they compare.
    2ch rig:
    Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress mods
    Preamplifier: Parasound P5
    Amplifier: Vincent SP-331
    CDP: Denon 1520
    Cables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB
    Benched: Parasound A23
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 397
    @F1nut , how are these breaking in?
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
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