It is been a while since my last words to you. I
am sorry for this long delay as I have been very,
very busy in building a new house (civil
engineering stuff), and so all my efforts are
What I can tell you, that I will have, FINALLY, a
dedicated studio for my audio with a 48 square
meter (8x6m) for 3 meters high. I will be able to
hear my music whenever and as loud as I want with
no damages and complaints. The Acapellas are
lacquered and on the run, and, as with you, they
are actually the main spinal cord of my system.
But, IMHO they need space to breathe and power
They heve been pushed hard by my Krell KAV150a,
but lately the Krell has been replaced by a
JungSon JA-88D (the Chinese Krell), - a budget
esoterica amplifier with 80Watt class A with
which the Acapellas match perfectly, (Nordost Red
Dawn speaker cables and interconnects).
The JA88-D has a tube like, opened sweet-rounded
sound, and even slightly bright (not forward or
harsh) which pleases me a lot, and I found myself
able to sit close to the Acapellas for many hours
of listening with no fatigue across all genders
of music (I hear a lot of voices, Jazz,
Classical). In fact, I have to thank you and
congratulate you on the excellent design of the
Acapella, which output a very coherent sound.
After 200 hours, the bass is delivered powerfully
and tight with the necessary speed and precision.
The mids and highs are very natural with no
shouting, voices are textured as every note
should be. These speakers are simply coherent. I
have the sense of layers of sound panelled across
the space between the Acapellas, and on a large
soundstage. So, for me they have the amazing
capability of creating the illusion of
performance right in front of you. That's what I
ask for! They sound as good as they look:
Thank you Troels.
Warm Regards from Portugal.
Luis de Queiroz
PS: I here include some photos of The Acapella
and the ProAcs that I have also built, and are in
use too with my 845 SET mono amps.
Any sugestions are always wellcome. Luis
Whauuu!! What more can I say? What
an astonishing finish and set-up. I wish I could
pop in and hear your system. Thanks for the
excellent pictures. There's nothing more exciting
and satisfying than seeing your many hours of
work in the hands of others.
As mentioned on the PMS-EXCEL pages, these
speakers can be run from 50 wpc amps, but they
are speakers that grow with the task and the more
power you put behind, the more they will excell.
I'm sure the 80 wpc class A may be an excellent
choice. The Acapellas are not particularly ampere
hungry, but to get the most of these magnesium
drivers you need an amp that will hold a firm
grip on the voice coils.
My compliments to your photos as well.
Photographing black items is difficult, but here
you can almost feel the deep glossy surface of
Best regards and happy listening!