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post #1531 of 1545 Old 06-26-2017, 05:34 PM
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Good call on the cabinet extension! I have Salamander Synergy and see that they have back panel extenders.
Yep! Ive got a Salamander Corsica, went with the active cooled rear-panel (way overpriced, but it works). Perfect fit for this amp!

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Does anyone know if the 5 channel amp comes in the same size box as the 7 channel amp? 18.5" deep may be a challenge for me.
I have both a 5 channel and a 7 channel in my system. They are the same chassis. The only difference is on the 5 channel there are seven connectors on the back panel but the outside two are plugged off. Certainly makes it easier for an upgrade to 7 channel.
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I have both a 5 channel and a 7 channel in my system. They are the same chassis. The only difference is on the 5 channel there are seven connectors on the back panel but the outside two are plugged off. Certainly makes it easier for an upgrade to 7 channel.
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Yep! Ive got a Salamander Corsica, went with the active cooled rear-panel (way overpriced, but it works). Perfect fit for this amp!
Per the specs the corsica's interior depth is 1.5" deeper than the Synergy, 19.5" vs 18". The extension adds 3.5" for a total of 21.5" on the synergy and 23" on the corsica. I'm gonna need around 23" to clear the cables. The only option would be to cut the standard back covers to give clearance.
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Per the specs the corsica's interior depth is 1.5" deeper than the Synergy, 19.5" vs 18". The extension adds 3.5" for a total of 21.5" on the synergy and 23" on the corsica. I'm gonna need around 23" to clear the cables. The only option would be to cut the standard back covers to give clearance.
Yeah, you'll want that extra 1.5". Are your back covers the solid sheets of black ABS? You could add spacers of some kind to the factory extended rear panel, but you'd have a gap, but not a big deal. -OR- like you said, cut out the standard back panel. I didn't realize they were different in that dimension.

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The kit is $1,100 plus shipping now, which I believe is less than what I paid. I think mine came to around $1300. I have to buy MDF and glue etc and build them so probably $1500 all in depending on finish. The Statement II's are more geared towards music and I plan to run them in a 2.0 dedicated setup. Unless there's a lot of changes in the audio world when I'm finished building them I plan to run them with Schiit Freya, Shiit Yggdrasil, Emotiva ERC-3, and D-Sonic Stereo Amp. Will run my digital audio through one of my Macs or through a network streamer.

Wonder which amp(s) they used for the Statement back then.


"Finally, we wanted a design that was fairly efficient to minimize amp requirements and to be a 4 Ohm or higher load for the amp."

Also, the Statement has two W4 midrange drivers. I like that. I bet it handles dynamic peaks a lot better than one 5.5" cone in the Rainmaker. Then, again, maybe it was a design decision to focus midrange?

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My 600S should be here tomorrow (um, today) and I think it may be too much power for my Totem bookshelf speakers. Hope I don't fry the voice coil or blow out the poor 5.5 woofer.


Correction: it is the 1200S, 2 x 600W

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Wonder which amp(s) they used for the Statement back then.


"Finally, we wanted a design that was fairly efficient to minimize amp requirements and to be a 4 Ohm or higher load for the amp."

Also, the Statement has two W4 midrange drivers. I like that. I bet it handles dynamic peaks a lot better than one 5.5" cone in the Rainmaker. Then, again, maybe it was a design decision to focus midrange?
I built my friend in Mountain View California the first Statements and he's using an M3-3000-3 to drive them. It's way more power than he needs, but he loves the amp. I have the cabinet built for his center.

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My 600S should be here tomorrow (um, today) and I think it may be too much power for my Totem bookshelf speakers. Hope I don't fry the voice coil or blow out the poor 5.5 woofer.
You must be excited. How hard do you plan to drive them?

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The craftsmanship is impressive. I see you have the Schiit tube amp and DAC for the new speakers. Are all Statement speakers DIY?
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What about the Mini-Statements? Are they full range? What if I want a M/T/M arrangement for LCR?
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I see what you mean about the M3-3000-3. The 1200S that arrived today is way too much power for the Totems. It's so loud, I have to set the Oppo trims really low on the main speakers. Same for the gain control. It's in the 55 - 62 range. AIUI, this is not desirable.

Also learned that I may not need a center channel. My center speaker is located on the long side of rectangular room and there's a lot of cancellation at my LP. Speech and midrange sound much better from the Left/Right speakers which are exactly at the 1/4 and 3/4 position, respectively.

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I will know more about the set up once I measure each speaker and set the levels. I didn't have time to do that today.
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The craftsmanship is impressive. I see you have the Schiit tube amp and DAC for the new speakers. Are all Statement speakers DIY?
I don't have any Schiit yet, but it is what I plan to buy. I like the Schiit Freya because it is three styles of preamps in one for only $699. I think that's a great deal and I've read some good user reviews.

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What about the Mini-Statements? Are they full range? What if I want a M/T/M arrangement for LCR?
I'm doing Finalists for my father-in-law and they're bookshelf and full range. I plan to do those in July and have finished by August 4th, which is his birthday. Anthologies or Finalists may be more interesting than the Mini-Statments IMO.
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I will know more about the set up once I measure each speaker and set the levels. I didn't have time to do that today.
I know quite a few people drive their amps with the Oppo. I'm still one for a pre amp.
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What about the Mini-Statements? Are they full range? What if I want a M/T/M arrangement for LCR?
The Statement family of loudspeakers were designed to be a foot and a half off the wall with no toe in. Something to consider if you are doing LCR for a theater.
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Thanks. That is something to consider. I don't have too much room up front for that.
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