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Ahemn...I just got down on my knees in front of the speaker, leaned forward, placed my lips carefully around the tweeter and...well...sucked (!)

Guess what...tweeter popped out and is now 99% perfect. There is a tiny little dent in it, really reslly tiny, that's it.

I think I may have found a hidden talent here! :-)
I admit to having discovered that I, too, share this exact same talent, and that my beloved 160s are the beneficiary. You're in good company here. Enjoy!
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Some photos: SNIP [/IMG]
I didn't realize that you'd gone for the gloss white. I did the same - will have to post some pics of my system soon. Doing a bit of reshuffling, so let me get settled and I will make it happen.

The white looks so damn classy in person - good choice.
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Ahemn...I just got down on my knees in front of the speaker, leaned forward, placed my lips carefully around the tweeter and...well...sucked (!)

Guess what...tweeter popped out and is now 99% perfect. There is a tiny little dent in it, really reslly tiny, that's it.

I think I may have found a hidden talent here! :-)
I admit to having discovered that I, too, share this exact same talent, and that my beloved 160s are the beneficiary. You're in good company here. Enjoy!
Very nice! Congrats!

I agree about the white being very cool.
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Very nice! Congrats!

I agree about the white being very cool.
All of my Dynaudio speakers past and present have been white,with the exception of the focus line...I had a 210c and the 160's were in walnut.Got some bad news today,or maybe good...I talked to my local dealer,and he said he is retiring and closing up the store. Last time I talked to him,he said another guy was going to take over the business,but apparently that is not going to happen. The only good thing is that he is selling off his remaining inventory,and he said there are some real good deals to be had,so I will head there Saturday to see.

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@hbjdk Congratz on the 160, they look sweet, sad you lightly damaged a tweeter

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I admit to having discovered that I, too, share this exact same talent, and that my beloved 160s are the beneficiary. You're in good company here. Enjoy!
Hehe! Glad it worked for your 160s also, and thanks!
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I didn't realize that you'd gone for the gloss white. I did the same - will have to post some pics of my system soon. Doing a bit of reshuffling, so let me get settled and I will make it happen.

The white looks so damn classy in person - good choice.
Looking forward to seeing your system, I'll take some better photos of mine in daylight and post them later.

As for the color, the store only had them in white so it wasn't really a choice - normally I would never pick a white speaker, however I googled for pictures of white Dynaudio speaker setups and from there I could see that white speakers can actually look very well, also in a combined black/white hifi setup.

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I do wish I hadn't gone with the black stands though, as white stands would have looked so much nicer, I see now.
I may want to sell them and get some white later if I keep feeling this way.
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Thank you for the congrats, guys! I am happy!

BigAl, yes shame about the tweeter, this morning I have not checked if I can hear any difference in sound today.
I could yesterday when the tweeter was dented very much, however after it came out 99% again, I compared again and the highs sounded the same to me on both L and R speaker.
So I'm hoping it's now just a small cosmetic problem which is not audible anymore.

roland, hehe! I can't decide. One moment I want to, but the next I want to save the money and "just" get a NAD M51 DAC instead to put in front of the AVR.
I borrowed one from my local dealer and just adding that dac alone makes a world of difference.
I could not believe it when I heard it!

Thanks again everybody!

(Great forum this one btw. and especially great to be able to communicate with and get advice/tips from fellow Dynaudio users and fans)
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Btw. yesterday I was concentrating my listening on spotting differences in sound with the 160s vs. my Excite X14.
This morning, sitting in front of the computer and just listening to music on the 160s, I instantly hear they are not burned in - they have that characteristic "woolen" sound of gear that ain't broken in yet.
I'll play non stop during the day today.
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Added 10 new photos taken just now here:
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You can scroll back and forth between them with the arrow keys on the keyboard.

Just heard Taylor Swift "I knew you were trouble" - the bass on these speakers is super tight already!
Bass is more precise than what I recall from Excite X14.
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All of my Dynaudio speakers past and present have been white,with the exception of the focus line...I had a 210c and the 160's were in walnut.Got some bad news today,or maybe good...I talked to my local dealer,and he said he is retiring and closing up the store. Last time I talked to him,he said another guy was going to take over the business,but apparently that is not going to happen. The only good thing is that he is selling off his remaining inventory,and he said there are some real good deals to be had,so I will head there Saturday to see.
That sucks. I hope it is just retirement and not poor sales that's causing him to close. Maybe you can get a good deal on that 250 now just in case you need it later. and an extra power line or two just in case.
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That sucks. I hope it is just retirement and not poor sales that's causing him to close. Maybe you can get a good deal on that 250 now just in case you need it later. and an extra power line or two just in case.
He said it is just retirement,and still might be doing a bit of work from home for good customers(me)...his wife's health is not that good he said.I was thinking exactly the same thing as you mentioned (250 dr and 2 powerlines).I was kind of taking a break from buying any new gear for a while...I was waiting to hear the new contours I am hoping to find something good this weekend,like a Muso QB,at cost,LOL. Keeping my fingers crossed that he does not completely shut things down,maybe i will come home with some new boxes,and pic's.
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Just heard Taylor Swift "I knew you were trouble" - the bass on these speakers is super tight already!
Bass is more precise than what I recall from Excite X14.
Congrats on the 160's,I would still get a rug if i were you,and it looks like the cat can easily leap from his perch at the window to the top of the right speaker...witch might be a disaster!You now have a great foundation,take your time and demo a few integrated's,dac's,etc...in your own home,after you have a few hundred hours on them.Myself i like the black stands with the white speaker,just like my excite 12's and stand 3's.
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Ahemn...I just got down on my knees in front of the speaker, leaned forward, placed my lips carefully around the tweeter and...well...sucked (!)

Guess what...tweeter popped out and is now 99% perfect. There is a tiny little dent in it, really reslly tiny, that's it.

I think I may have found a hidden talent here! :-)
Erm, if you suck, don't do it too hard ... but seriously a lightly applied scotch tape works well and the entire cloth dome will be formed back..
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In any case, the little dent doesn't affect the sound, so don't lose any sleep
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That sucks. I hope it is just retirement and not poor sales that's causing him to close. Maybe you can get a good deal on that 250 now just in case you need it later. and an extra power line or two just in case.
He said it is just retirement,and still might be doing a bit of work from home for good customers(me)...his wife's health is not that good he said.I was thinking exactly the same thing as you mentioned (250 dr and 2 powerlines).I was kind of taking a break from buying any new gear for a while...I was waiting to hear the new contours I am hoping to find something good this weekend,like a Muso QB,at cost,LOL. Keeping my fingers crossed that he does not completely shut things down,maybe i will come home with some new boxes,and pic's.
Maybe go for some SL speaker cable and interconnects while you're at it.
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Looking forward to seeing your system, I'll take some better photos of mine in daylight and post them later.

As for the color, the store only had them in white so it wasn't really a choice - normally I would never pick a white speaker, however I googled for pictures of white Dynaudio speaker setups and from there I could see that white speakers can actually look very well, also in a combined black/white hifi setup.

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I may want to sell them and get some white later if I keep feeling this way.
Here's a quick snap of my room - white 160s w/ silver dynaudio stands. Up next I need to rearrange the amp setup, and fill my stands with sand.
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Here's a quick snap of my room - white 160s w/ silver dynaudio stands. Up next I need to rearrange the amp setup, and fill my stands with sand.
Nice looking speakers and stands! They certainly "pop" against the dark walls.

Do you have the ability to pull them forward of the fireplace wall? I imagine you'll have better imaging and depth if that's an option. Also, nice job making the wire raceway/run integrate very nicely into the wall; I had to look twice to spot it. Again, nice-looking setup!

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