New ACI 25th Anniversary Sapphire Announced

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  1. Evan S

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    Posted last night on the ACI website is the new 25th anniversary Sapphire. In my opinion, this model is much nicer looking than the Sapphire III LE and I love the fact they are front ported.
    I think I will start saving right now for an upgrade to my bedroom system. You can view pictures Here although pricing hasn't been announced for these babies as of yet.
    I'll be very interested to hear early reviews.
     
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    Nice.
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    Interesting. I see they ditched the sloping fromt baffle. It will be interesting to see what other changes they made.
     
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    I can tell from the specs that it's almost 4db LESS efficient than the earlier Sapphire. Whether that makes it a poor match for tube amplifiers remains to be seen. Supposedly though, it has the ability to play much louder without sounding strained in comparison to the last model, according to ACI. Should be able to get more information soon on these guys.
     

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