Anyone experience Devore Fidelity Gibbon 8?

daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,043
edited February 12 in Speakers
These poped up local to me - Devore Fidelity Gibbon 8. The reviews are positive, but I was curious if anyone here has put ears to them...

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/54876774

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Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,999
    I have never heard of them but they do look interesting.
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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,269
    erniejade wrote: »
    I have never heard of them but they do look interesting.

    Was going to say the same thing. Not exactly as a "Heck, I'll buy 'em just to hear 'em" price, unfortunately. (At least, in my world/budget)
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,043
    I am going to listen to them this weekend... I’ll let you know how they sound.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,032
    How did they perform?
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  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 114
    I've heard really good things about the Devore line. That seems like a pretty good price as well. I'm looking forward to your impressions.
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,043
    Ran into a snag over the weekend - going tonight after work to listen.

    More to come...
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,000
    DeVore is a highly respected/reviewed company; unfortunately I've never heard any, or even knew anyone that had a set.
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,043
    I’ve been grappling with how to put into words my impressions of the speakers since listening to them. This experience has actually raised larger questions in my mind, as to how we communicate the experience of sound in a verbal format - IE, tell me what the color red looks like.

    Anyway, on to the speakers. In short, they sounded Very good. I had my normal test tracks along, and all the various and particular subtleties I’ve come to expect from them were present on the Gibons. What wasn’t present was any kind of magic. If I had to come up with a single word, I’d say they sounded “sterile”. Certainly not a pair of speakers I’d pay $1,200 for. At any rate, I had a nice conversation with the seller, and don’t regret the trip in the slightest.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,115
    What was the associated gear?
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,043
    McIntosh 275, Prima Luna pre, and a Yamaha S700 disc player. He had a TT (Technics), but I declined a vinyl audition, as that’s not my preferred media. I’m not sure on cables - looked like AQ variety.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,435
    Never experienced them, but I have experienced one Desira Gibbons and she was an 8
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,043
    I WAS pretty intrigued by the Prima Luna pre - beautiful unit...
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
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