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Solgryn: Nice review, reminds me of the first time I heard the Confidence C2s playing. Just curious on what type of Power Amps these guys are using? I wonder if they are Dynaudio own built Power Amps or are they using a much higher end B&O Digital Amp to power these? In any regards you still need to plug some thing into them, I wouldn't mind giving the Focus XD200 a shot. Too many floor standers and monitors in the house right now.
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Solgryn: Nice review, reminds me of the first time I heard the Confidence C2s playing. Just curious on what type of Power Amps these guys are using? I wonder if they are Dynaudio own built Power Amps or are they using a much higher end B&O Digital Amp to power these? In any regards you still need to plug some thing into them, I wouldn't mind giving the Focus XD200 a shot. Too many floor standers and monitors in the house right now.
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I read somewhere that it is Texas Instruments that has along with Dynaudio made the amps. Can't find it right now though..

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This glowing review in German also cites Texas Instruments as a key partner...
http://www.dynaudio.com/d/pdf/DYN_Fo...D_Stereo_D.pdf

(Article also has pic of amp.)

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GT: Interesting as Texas Inst. is very wary of their technology falling into the wrong hands, and since the Chinese are notorious for buying up American and European companies to get into other avenues of our technologies it will be interesting too see how this partnership unfolds. Main reason why GM through in the towel when the Chinese wanted to buy Saab. I guess it doesn't matter as I am sure the TI is making there chipsets and other products in China anyway... Kind of ironic that a huge communist country with capitalistic values is building up a huge military lately and we are funding it. I told my son to study international business and learn Mandarin. Well at least the XD series is built in Denmark still with Danish and American parts! <<<<< Sarcasm
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GT: Interesting as Texas Inst. is very wary of their technology falling into the wrong hands, and since the Chinese are notorious for buying up American and European companies to get into other avenues of our technologies it will be interesting too see how this partnership unfolds. Main reason why GM through in the towel when the Chinese wanted to buy Saab. I guess it doesn't matter as I am sure the TI is making there chipsets and other products in China anyway... Kind of ironic that a huge communist country with capitalistic values is building up a huge military lately and we are funding it. I told my son to study international business and learn Mandarin. Well at least the XD series is built in Denmark still with Danish and American parts! <<<<< Sarcasm
Well you might be right. But I don't think China or other Asian countries are the worst place to have electronics made. They are actually quite good at it, also quality wise. But making authentic "macroscopic" stuff, not so much.

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Well you might be right. But I don't think China or other Asian countries are the worst place to have electronics made. They are actually quite good at it, also quality wise. But making authentic "macroscopic" stuff, not so much.
Solgryn: Taiwan/Japan, I would agree, but I have had horrible luck with Chinese Company gear... Plus the countries I listed actually respect pat. laws and don' t try to steal technology and rebag it as their own. It will be interesting too see what happens to Dynaudio since the changing of the guard, I am sure nothing will happen drastically for a few years.
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What's a good asking price for a mint set of Focus 110A's? I googled but didn't find any recent sales for reference.

Really loving the 200 XD's, so the 110A's need to go soon.
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What's a good asking price for a mint set of Focus 110A's? I googled but didn't find any recent sales for reference.

Really loving the 200 XD's, so the 110A's need to go soon.
I've been seeing $200/pair recently. I'll be generous and give you $500 though

But seriously, I have no idea. I was going to look at hifishark and view the expired/sold listings, but their site appears to be down right now.

Edit:
Looks like $1,000 - $1,200 used, and ~$1,500 - $1,600 new.


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Hoping you guys can give some inputs on interconnects and speaker cables for my Contour S3.4 (amp is Octave V70SE with Black Box).

I'm currently using Transparent Super speaker cables and interconnects, but wondering if Wireworld Eclipse 7 might be better.

Wireworld cables works very well with headphone amp and powered desktop speakers, so I'm thinking about trying it in the main system, but don't want spend over $2000 (I need 15 ft of speaker cables) just to try and lose some money if I don't like it and have to sell on Audiogon.

Hoping someone here have tried both brands.
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