Zero Fidelity Reviews the Buchardt S400

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,546
    They are coming around nicely. The peaky issue has smoothed out. However, they are still not fully cooked, so I'm not ready to give my final thoughts. I noted a comment on another forum from someone at AXPONA who stated they didn't have enough treble for him. I also noted he liked Klipsch, so that should tell you all you need to know.
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 309
    Thank you. There seems to be a good deal of interest in these.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,546
    edited April 13
    I'll say this much for now. Other than the peaky issue, which at this point seems to have been burn in related I am throughly impressed and it takes a lot to impress me.

    The one thing I don't like are the separate round grill covers. Should be a one piece job covering the entire front.
    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."


  • halohalo Posts: 4,986
    F1nut wrote: »
    I'll say this much for now. Other than the peaky issue, which at this point seems to have been burn in related I am throughly impressed and it takes a lot to impress me.

    The one thing I don't like are the separate round grill covers. Should be a one piece job covering the entire front.

    I know that you listen with your eyes closed so, aside from the aesthetic issue, it's all good! ;) :D

    Glad you're digging the tunes man and thanks for letting us know :)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,414
    edited April 14
    Heard them powered by the Parasound JC5 earlier this evening. They sounded very good. Very punchy and dynamic. Impressive bass. No harshness from the treble even at 90db.

    If I had to criticize them, I'd say it sounds like the treble is more "directional" than some speakers, meaning it sounded distinctly like it was coming from the lower portion of the speaker. Versus just the general area of the speaker, or from the area in between both speakers.
    • "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: 41,546
    Just the opposite here, the treble just floats....doesn't matter if I'm sitting or standing it sounds the same.
    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."


  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,414
    F1nut wrote: »
    Just the opposite here, the treble just floats....doesn't matter if I'm sitting or standing it sounds the same.

    Sounds like maybe it was the hotel room itself then. Thanks for that clarification/insight. I'm considering them amongst these:

    https://www.crutchfield.com/S-ev2XNhREYFb/p_405ALBBK/KLH-Albany-Black-Oak.html

    https://www.svsound.com/products/ultra-bookshelf

    https://thelsagroup.com/products/lsa-10-signature (special show price)
    • "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."
  • halohalo Posts: 4,986
    Clipdat wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Just the opposite here, the treble just floats....doesn't matter if I'm sitting or standing it sounds the same.

    Sounds like maybe it was the hotel room itself then. Thanks for that clarification/insight. I'm considering them amongst these:

    https://www.crutchfield.com/S-ev2XNhREYFb/p_405ALBBK/KLH-Albany-Black-Oak.html

    https://www.svsound.com/products/ultra-bookshelf

    https://thelsagroup.com/products/lsa-10-signature (special show price)

    Are you unhappy with the PSB bookies?

    Have you checked out the ProAc bookies?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,546
    edited April 14
    Clipdat wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Just the opposite here, the treble just floats....doesn't matter if I'm sitting or standing it sounds the same.

    Sounds like maybe it was the hotel room itself then. Thanks for that clarification/insight. I'm considering them amongst these:

    https://www.crutchfield.com/S-ev2XNhREYFb/p_405ALBBK/KLH-Albany-Black-Oak.html

    https://www.svsound.com/products/ultra-bookshelf

    https://thelsagroup.com/products/lsa-10-signature (special show price)

    I noted Mike of Suncoast Audio/AudioShark said of the S400 at the show, "Great sound."
    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."


  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,414
    halo wrote: »
    Are you unhappy with the PSB bookies?

    Have you checked out the ProAc bookies?

    PMC, not PSB. It's not that I am "unhappy" with them, but a different speaker may give me more of what I am "looking for" right now, specifically in terms of electronic music. It's too much to type out on my phone. Call/text me anytime Victor and we can go into it further.

    I'd love to hear ProAc. I'll look into local dealers.
    • "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: 41,546
    After trying a few things I've come to the conclusion that these have too much treble energy for my liking. The cure results in a slight loss of transparency, but they are more musical now and I value that aspect more than anything else. To be continued.....
    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."


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