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tiffy
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Ordered Silver S-10s
09/28/21 at 05:10:10
 
Looking forward to hearing these, they have shipped, but it looks like it's going to be a LONG wait to get them, as they go by sea. The 6 weeks quoted - uhhh, no. Ships are stacked up all over the Pacific trying to get into West Coast ports. It's a horrible mess. I'll be lucky if I see these by Christmas.
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Re: Ordered Silver S-10s
Reply #1 - 09/28/21 at 17:03:56
 
If you are in usa, they will probably ship from warehoue in california. I recieved s-10 and w-15 in about 5 days. The Liionidas baffles come from China been a month,ups out for delivery today. So maybe by dark?
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Reply #2 - 09/28/21 at 19:27:01
 
Congratulations on the new purchase.   Anxiously awaiting your comments once they have settled in.   Smiley
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Reply #3 - 09/29/21 at 01:53:11
 
I ordered the Silver-10 Complete Speaker this morning, too.

My e-mail says 3-4 weeks by sea, then 10 business days.

In one of the Silver-10 threads Steve said listening to these speakers elevated his mood. Just the thought of these speakers on their way has me walking around in a better mood.

Dan
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Reply #4 - 09/30/21 at 00:06:20
 
I've had my Silver 10 full speakers for a couple months now.  With a se84ufo25, they are magical.  I plan to write a real review later, but to do that I need to go back and compare my HDT and DM947 on the ufo25 and the ZMA.  And compare to a Torii mk3 with some 12-inch quarter wave 'single' driver speakers (Hammer Dynamics).  So far, I just can't stop listening to them.  I cannot believe my ZMA is collecting dust. Anyway, these Lii Audios aren’t tipped too bright (no shout), aren’t muddy/slow due to mass (like my 12 inch speakers), reach really low (due to the sheer cabinet volume. They are BIG), and they are very very very fast.  instruments sound so real.  Speed=resolution=detail=realism.  The ufo25 is superfast. These Lii's are super-fast.  The combination is superb and as I said, I can't make myself go try the other combinations.  I can't stop listening to this setup. Looking forward to hearing other opinions when your speakers arrive.  Congrats.
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Reply #5 - 09/30/21 at 04:22:40
 
Well, I was wrong. I just got a notice they have arrived in California. Not sure how that was even possible given the fact that last I checked there were something like 60 container ships anchored, waiting to get in, plus a bunch more milling around outside the harbor. I got the same email that Dan did, but maybe they have some in stock in CA?

I'm just now trying to recreate a system I had around 15 years ago. I had to sell everything due to my business taking me all over the world. I've since sold out and retired, so looking forward to getting that magic back that only single driver speakers and single ended triodes can do. I just have to figure out how to wrestle these 125 lb (ea!) monsters into the house when they arrive  :P
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Reply #6 - 10/04/21 at 19:52:53
 
Mine arrived Saturday! So far I am liking them very much, but still need to spend more time with them. Right now, I believe I am hearing more detail and they seem to suck me into the music more so than my Cornwall IV without giving up anything elsewhere, but I am still in the honeymoon phase, so that my change.

Fit and finish is mostly excellent, except for a small void in one area around where the brass "frame" meets the wood.

Internal wiring is interesting - Ortofon refernce 8nx is what is used. From my understanding this is an IC cable. Not sure why they are using this but sounds good. One possible tweak I'll test is connected the speaker cable straight at the driver instead of the external binding posts to bypass the extra connections.

Lastly, positioning - Room is 18.5x14x9.5. Speakers setup on the long wall are about 7.5' apart center to center, about 5.5' from side walls and 4'  from rear wall. Moderate toe-in maybe around 10-15 degrees. Listening position about 10' from front wall.  Still needs more experimentation. Curious how other people have them set up.  

More to come as I spend more quality time with them.
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Reply #7 - 10/12/21 at 00:54:02
 
@Creedsman

Nice! I think Steve put up a comment about the fit and finish, which pretty much summarized my past experience with vendors in the same area. And my experience with similarly made drivers is they take a LONG time to break-in, and can be pretty painful to listen to at first. When they finally settle down, the transformation is night and day magical.

Mine appear to be stuck in a LA warehouse now. No truck available I guess
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Reply #8 - 10/14/21 at 19:36:30
 
Spent more time with them and continue to be impressed! Moved them around a bit more, but pretty much ended up in the same position I started them in with a bit less toe in than what you see in the picture. Unlike my Cornwalls, these speakers completely "disappear" as long as the recording allows for that. You end up swimming in the music. You hear it, you feel it, a full-mind/body experience. Gorgeous sound!
Stopping my listening sessions at a reasonable time to go to bed has become harder. And I find myself nodding my head, tapping along, and thinking "holy shit, this is beautiful" a lot more often.
Driving them with a 10WPC SEPentode amp and there is no shortage in power. On the contrary - volume pot at 10 o'clock provides a solid 85db.
Money very well spent! The Cornwalls are in the boxes and I don't think they'll come back into the listening room any time soon. They look fantastic too to me.

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Reply #9 - 10/17/21 at 20:35:35
 
Mine just showed up Friday. Weird experience there. I was supposed to get a tracking number, which I need because I travel often. I never got anything except after a few weeks I got a notice that they were to be picked up by the trucking company, then more silence. No tracking info provided. Finally on Thursday, the trucking company called out of the blue and said we are showing up tomorrow with a set of speakers. Alrighty then.

Anyway, very well crated and on a palette. These things are big! Got them setup, settled into the chair, hit play, and.....nothing. WTF? Check all the connections to make sure I didn't do anything stupid. Nope, everything looks solid. Has to be the speakers. I pull the input connector plates off the back of the speaker and....someone forgot to solder on one of the wires to the hot post. Just great.

Pull the other side binding post and on that one the ground connection was not soldered. Sigh...repeat the procedure. At least the drivers weren't bad.

The cabinet finish on mine was very good. Could have used a bit more polishing for the clear coat in a few spots (had some very slight rough spots - not visible, just to the touch). Fixable with a clay bar kind of thing.

I've gotten used to QC issues with Chifi over the years (including an expensive DAC I just bought, where the assembly tech forgot to attach a snap in connector, which, if I hadn't caught it, would have caused a massive failure), and these speakers were no exception.

That's the bad part of the story.

The good part is that these are amazing speakers. I'm getting solid low 30s in the bass in my room. It's quite different from anything else I've heard in a speaker, as there is NO overhang. A kick drum starts and stops EXACTLY as it should. Reminds me of the best open back headphone bass.

And then there is well recorded piano, which is the instrument I was trained on for years. Just wow. Listening to the decay of the body and strings gives me goosebumps.

They are BEAUTIFUL works of art to look at, that definitely stand out from the crowd of JBODs (just a bunch of drivers) out there.

These are just my opening thoughts on something that needs a LOT of break-in time yet, but I can already tell these will have a permanent home here.

HUGE thanks to Steve for the tip, these are EXACTLY what my system needed.
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Reply #10 - 10/17/21 at 22:54:02
 
Pictures please!
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Reply #11 - 10/18/21 at 17:44:33
 
Britain (Cambridge streamer/Audio Note amp) shakes hands with China (Musical Paradise dac/Lii Audio Silvers) via an American intermediary (custom Goldpoint stepped attenuator):



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Reply #12 - 12/01/21 at 11:14:32
 
Mine are scheduled for delivery today. 9 weeks. Original delivery estimate was 3-4 weeks by sea and 10 days by truck, so 5 1/2 weeks. Not so bad, considering the port delays.
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