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RMAF 2013 | Soundstage.com

As if to prove that cost-effective manufacturing still exists outside of Guangzhou, Canada's Coincident has launched a fabulous all-tube integrated amp, the Dynamo 34SE, with -- get this -- a price of $1299. That's what you'd expect to pay for a tube amp made in China, not Ontario. Even more of a shock was the initial price: had you ordered one at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, it would have been yours for $999.

There must be a catch, you're thinking. True, the tubes are "foreign," and I suspect the sockets and terminals are imported. There's no cage, so Europe would probably deny it CE approval (which is about as meaningful as a positive criticism from Simon Cowell). But my friend and fellow half-sour-pickle maven "Yossel" Blume assures me that everything else is Canadian. Too bad it doesn't say "Eh?" when you switch it on.

Dynamo 34SE Coincident Speaker

It's a chunky little bugger, the 8.5" x 11" footprint and a weight of 22 pounds telling you that this is no flea-weight novelty tube amp with a lone valve. Indeed, its tube line-up is impressive: two EL34s 
in single-ended triode mode, delivering 8Wpc, with one 
6SL7 input/driver tube per channel and an autobias circuit with a single, shared 5U4 GB rectifier tube.

That alone is a hundred bucks worth of glass. Add into the mix a mirror-finish stainless-steel chassis with .25"-thick brushed-aluminum front and back panels, and you'll see that there are no cosmetic giveaways as to its price. Inside, all is hard-wired and the socketry is what I call "mock WBT," but even there you'll find no compromise: Coincident fitted three binding posts per channel to provide a choice of 4-ohm or 8-ohm connections.

Also at the back is a single pair of gold-plated phono sockets for a line-level source, and an IEC three-pin receptacle for the AC cable. Conveniently, the unit operates at 115V/230V.
The quasi-minimalism isn't just a way of keeping costs down: it defines the Dynamo's charm. On the left-hand side, there's an on/off rocker switch. At the front, an LED to indicate power on and a 1/4" headphone socket. Between the tubes at the front, a rotary volume control. That's everything.

What you're looking at, then, is a single-source, all-tube integrated amp with a headphone socket that mutes the outputs, so it's also a helluva serious headphone amplifier. If you're really short of cash but have other sources to accommodate, you can expand it with any inexpensive preamp, or dig out an old passive preamp. Feed it with a computer via an HRT or other pocket-money DAC, or insert a CD player straight in, and you have a wonderful solution for the audiophile on a budget.

No, it's not perfect, and the sample I have has an audible hum in one channel that I'll find a way to eradicate, but despite that, I'm loving it. Source of choice at present is Fidelia on the Mac, feeding NAD's astounding D 1050 DAC, which endows the Coincident with five digital inputs. And while the Dynamo manfully drives my old Spendor LS3/5As to ideal levels on my desktop, the ear-opener is its way with my headphones du jour. No, make that headphones de l'année.

Coincident Speaker Technology, NEW AMPs | avshowrooms.com

 

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest by Key Kim | Stereo Times

Coincident

Coincident

The Coincident Speaker Technology room sounded very good once again.  I was very impressed with the sound of the Coincident Technology Dynamo 34SE Stereo Integrated amplifier but STARTLED at the Introductory asking price ($999). This little bugger boasts a single SE (EL34) 8-watt tube alongside a 6SL7 input/driver tube and 5U4 GB rectifier tube - all hardwired I'm told. For those on a beer budget, but who demand performance and high-quality look no further. The Dynamo 34SE's drove the Super Victory II loudspeakers ($9,999/pair) far better than their price would have suggested. The sound was stunningly vivid, detailed and most importantly musical.

 

 

 

The Favorites | Stereomojo.com

Coincident Speaker

Let's get back to earth a little bit. A lot of new stuff from Coincident. Speakers are the new Super Victory II, Natural Ash finish $9,999 pair.

S ee the little amp on top right? That's what was driving the Super Vics to enormous levels.
(They're very sensitive/efficient) It's called the Dynamo 34SE Stereo integrated with 8 watts per channel $999.

Here's a closer look:

 

Coincident Speaker

For $11,000, you can have an outstanding, extremely musical system. Just add a source.
But make sure it does DSD....

Coindent Speaker

This is the new Turbo 845SE at only $5,999. Notice the same mirror polished finish that graces all Coincident amps, even the little tyke.

This is said to be a state of the art stereo integrated single ended triode amplifier. It is constructed as true dual mono. The only shared component between the two channels is the chassis. The Turbo was created for those who do not want to compromise quality or performance but are limited to space which preclude mono amps and a separate preamp. The Turbo also serves as a state of the art headphone amp. A convenient front panel headphone jack is included. Output impedance is a standard 300 ohms.

The Turbo has an enormous power supply and generates 28 watts per channel which means it can power optimally most sensibly designed speakers. Ultimate transparency, purity and flat frequency response are the sonic result.

Specifications:
Single Ended 845 Output-
28 watts per channel
Pure Dual Mono
Auto Bias 
All hard wired
6N copper Japanese Steel proprietary power and output transformers
6EM7 input tube, 
300B driver, 
845 output.
3 RCA inputs
Discrete Resistor volume control
Voltage selectable 115V/230V
AC ground lift
Remote control volume- mute.
Frequency response: 20 hz- 20khz - flat
Sensitivity: 1V for full output
Input impedance: 100 K ohms
S/N Ratio- 90 db
Weight; 100 lbs

And look folks:

Coincident Speaker

It comes with a remote! This was always a disappointment to me,
the lack of a remote. But here it is! Yay.

 

 

 

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2013: Part 4 | The Absolute Sound

Israel - Evie from Coincident Speaker

With its bright mirror-like finishes Coincident Technology shined with a pair of single ended integrated amps (Pictured above) that should appeal to all sorts of budgets. Classic in appearance both of these beauties should garner even further attention thanks to the built-in headphone amps. The Turbo 845SE ($5999) is a true dual mono design built around the 300B driver tube. Output is 28Wpc and includes a remote control. At the other end of the scale and certainly one of the cutest amps at the show was the Dynamo 34SE ($999-not a misprint!) Single-ended 8Wpc, this little hard-wired EL34 based integrated is destined to steal the hearts of  desktop and headphone lovers alike.

 

RMAF 2013 Coverage I | A Unique Audiophile Experience

Israel - Evie from Coincident Speaker

The Coincident Speaker Technology room was sounding really good. Coincident was playing their Secret Victory II with two amps. First they used the Turbo 845SE integrated. I believe this may be one of the best valued super-tube amp out there. They were also showing their new little 8 watt SET the Dynamo 34SE that has an introductory price of $999.00. I was shocked by how good it sounded.

 

 

RMAF 2013| Enjoythemusicom.com - Show Report

 

Israel - Evie from Coincident Speaker

Israel Blume & Evie Rein of Concident One of the best sounds at the show

Enjoy the Music.com Blue Note Award earning Coincident Technology Turbo 845 SE tube amp was here at RMAF 2013. This unit produces 28 wpc stereo and uses a 6EM7 for input and 300B for driver. Each channel takes advantage of the 845 for output.

 

 

The Desk | stereodesk.com - NY Show Report

 

Israel Blume & Evie Rein of Concident One of the best sounds at the show

One of the best sounds I heard all day was in the Audio Loft / Coincident Speaker Room.  My listening notes say, 'Meaty, down to bone sucking tasty.  Not what I'm used to hearing from ceramic drivers, but the synergy between speaker and electronics was obviously engineered to a T."  As you may have seen in the second part of this show report, my interest was also peeked by the the new Dynamo SE34, which for a cool grand gets you an SET el34 integrated along with what should be an excellent headphone amp.  The turntable was the excellent VPI Classic 4, with an HRX 12.7 tonearm and a Dynavector DRT XV-1t cartridge.  The rest was all Coincident.  Thomas Krauss and Israel Blume were perfect hosts.  Israel was a wealth of information on his view of driving a headphone, dismissing some of the myths around impedance and sensitivity.  Evie Rein was out front, the spirit of greet and sweet.

Israel Blume & Evie Rein of Concident One of the best sounds at the show

Israel Blume & Evie Rein of Concident One of the best sounds at the show

 

The New York Audio Show 2013 Part 2...HeadPhonia!!

Israel Blume & Evie Rein of Concident One of the best sounds at the show

Coincident, whose room proper had one of the best sounds of show, (wait for the next installment) had this little gem. The Coincident Dynamo SE34.  As you've guessed, it's an SET EL34 integrated, that soon will be sporting a headphone output.  I had a great discussion with,(or was given a class) by Israel Blume, and it was most informative.  The Dynamo will be a very reasonable $999...not bad for nice tube integrated that should do a stellar job with most cans.  

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The Audio Loft, Coincident Speaker Technology | YouTube

 

 

 

NY Audio Show: Coincident Statement Phono Preamplifier Looks as Good as It Sounded | Analog Planet
by Michael Fremer

Dynamo SE34

Does this look like a $5999 phono preamplifier? It looks far more costly to me. Canadian manufacturer Coincident Technology sells this new two-box tube-based phono preamp direct to consumers for $5999. The unit features a 100 watt power amplifier sized power supply and uses 2 12AX7s per channel in a point-to-point wired circuit.

High quality step up transformers help the unit produce 66dB of gain. RIAA is zero feedback passive. Quality components (polystyrene caps in the RIAA circuit, Teflon film and foil coupling caps) are used throughout.

And as an added extra, the Statement features a line input and dual mono volume pots, making it also a full function preamplifier.

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NY Audio Show: Coincident Gets Deep... | hpsoundings.com
by Joey Weiss

Dynamo SE34

The Coincident room was impressive. The practically all-Coincident system consisted of their flagship Dragon MK II amplifiers, the Statement Line and Phono stage, Pure Reference Extreme speakers. Everything was hooked up with Coincident’s Shotgun cables. The source I listened to was the VPI Classic 4 turntable, with the new and beautiful Rosewood finish. Israel Blume, owner and designer, put together a system that grabbed your attention. The sound was huge and pure. With lively dynamics and a real sense of authority, the music effortlessly flowed from the speakers.  This system produced, perhaps, the most musically deep sound I experienced at the show.

 

 

 

NY Audio Show 2013 | Audio Loft








The Chester Group's New York Audio Show 2013 |

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Dynamo SE34

New to Coincident is their Dynamo SE34 ($999) that uses EL34tubes.Now Iknow what you thinking, this sweet looking honey of an amplifier simply can't have all that great exotic stuff yet still be under a grand. This cutie SET amp is said to belie its 8 watt power rating and according to Coincident any 90dB/W/m sensitive speaker should work. Other tubes that support the EL34 outputs are 6SL7 input/driver tube and 5U4 GB rectifier tube. And there's more! For under agrand you also get hand wiring, a stainless steel mirror finish chassis… all in a 22 lbs package for less than an Alexander Hamilton ($1000 United States Federal Reserve Note).

A Frugal Audiophile At The New York Audio Show | Enjoythemusic.com

Report By Alfred Fredel

Coincident Speaker Technology 
This was one of the best sounding booths in the show but hidden away was a little 8-watt gem that really caught my attention. The Dynamo 4SE is a great little high quality integrated amplifier for those who wish to give tubes a go and experience the magic.  At $999, it is an absolute "no-brainer".


 

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Coincident Speaker Technology The RMAF 2012 | AV Showrooms

 

 

RMAF 2012 • Hot Product | The Audio Beat

 

Coincident Speaker Technology

Coincident Speaker Technology's new Total Victory V ($14,999/pair) has amplifier-friendly specs, including a claimed 94dB sensitivity and 14-ohm load, but what's most impressive is its ribbon tweeter, which Coincident designed and manufactures. In place of the common grid, the tweeter uses a circuit board over which mylar is stretched. Israel Blume of Coincident says that the tweeter's sensitivity is even a little higher than that of the speaker. As if to prove the point, he drove the Total Victory Vs with a pair of his Frankenstein M300B monoblocks ($5999/pair), which offer all of 8 watts. Dynamics weren't an issue, and the system sounded wideband and powerful.

 

RMAF 2012 | Stereomojo

Coincident Speaker Technology

Israel Blume at Coincident has upgraded just about everything he makes.
The speakers are now the Total Victory V, up from the IV's we reviewed at $14,999/pair.

The Frankenstein M300B mono amps are $5,999/pair - still one of our favorite low power (8 watts) amps of all time. The Dragons at 70 mono watts are now $10,999 with a 20% larger power supply and other upgrades and the Statement line stage, again one of the best we've ever tested, is still $5,499 with the improvements. The sound here, as always, was a big standout. Natural, very dynamic and above all, extremely musical. The Coincident sound draws you in rather than playing "at you". We like.

 

RMAF 2012 Show | Enjoythemusic.com

by Enjoythemusic.com

 

Coincident Speaker Technology

Coincident Speaker Technology had many of their highly prized tube amplification products plus their smooth and fast sounding speakers too. The sound had wonderfully extended highs and imaging was very impressive. Wish I had more time to listen more, but damn I am running way behind in my schedule as this show has grown into a monster! They have uprated the Total Victory speakers with new aluminum woofers to the same as their highly acclaimed Golden Ear Award winning Pure Reference Extreme.

 

 

 

RMAF 2012 Show | SECRETS CAVE COVERAGE

by Jim Clements
SECRETS CAVE

Coincident Speaker Technology

This is a system by Coincident Technology. New this year were the 70 wpc Dragon Mk II 211 PP Monoblocks ($10,999/pr) and the Total Victory V Speakers ($14,999/pr). The speakers have a ribbon tweeter, D'appolito 7" composite mids and dual 12" aluminum woofers (94 dB and 14 ohms). Also in play was their Statement Linestage ($5,499). I listened to a track with acoustic instruments and the strings simply jumped out of the speakers.

Coincident Speaker Technology

A closeup of the Coincident rack.

 

 

RMAF 2012 Show | Stereophile.com

Great Sound, No Coincidence
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By Jason Victor Serinus

Pure Reference Extreme

It was nearing the end of the day of the first day of the show, and I hadn't covered nearly enough exhibits to ensure blogs for every room on floors 4 and 5, plus a number of others that I had agreed to cover. That, I figured, was why I found myself increasingly breathless as I ran from room to room, listening to less and less music before jotting down a few notes and heading out the door.
Then I entered the Coincident Speaker Technology room, heard some gorgeous music, and realized the underlying reason for my near-frantic pace.

Sure, I was running behind, as in "So Many Rooms, So Little Time," but I had also become increasingly dissatisfied with systems that attempt to pass off ordered sound as music. They're not at all the same. Too many systems present notes with relative coherence, but without any of the magic that reaches far beneath the surface and energizes both gut and heart.

All that changed when Israel and Eve Blume began to play Oscar Peterson's We Get Requests on the Esoteric K01 SACD player. Heard through Coincident Speaker Technology's Total Victory V ($14,999/pair), a loudspeaker with an impressive claimed 94dB sensitivity, 14 ohm load, and frequency range of 22 Hz–35kHz, and conveyed through Coincident cabling, Frankenstein M300B monoblock amplifiers ($5999/pair), Dragon Mk.II 211PP monoblock amplifiers ($10,999/pair), and Statement's line stage preamplifier ($5599), Peterson's piano sounded warm, round, full, and exceptionally musical. Yes, volume had to be held in check, because the system had a tendency to overdrive the small room. But what I heard was so captivating and beautiful that I even sat enthralled as Diana Krall, whom I'm told is a superb pianist, held forth on yet one more recording that sounded as if she had taken one too many quaaludes.

If you don't remember quaaludes, either you're too young, or you were too zonked back when to remember much of anything. But that's another story, and one that I happily have no place in other than as observer. The real story is that in the Coincident Speaker Technology room, I was no longer an observer. I was deeply involved . . . with music. Which, ultimately, is the raison d'être for my involvement in the high-end, and the reason I go room-to-room in search of the real thing.

Thanks, Eve and Israel

 

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T.H.E. Show (Newport Beach) 2012 Coverage

June 8, 2012 | The Coincident Speaker Technology Room

Review by Ultra High-End Audio and Home

Coincident Speaker Technology auditioned its Pure Reference Extreme loudspeakers ($26,800/pair) with its own line of electronics.

Pure Reference Extreme

The Coincident Statement line stage ($5499).

Pure Reference Extreme

One of a pair of Coincident Dragon MK II 211PP 75 watt monoblock power amplifiers ($10,999/pair).

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An Esoteric K-01 SACD player ($21,000) (not shown) was used as the source.

 

Coincident Speaker Technology plus a great listening session at T.H.E. Show 2012 Newport | AV Showrooms

 

Robert Harley on Electronics at T.H.E. Show Newport | AVguide

One of the great bargains in tubed amplifiers has to be the Dragon Mk. II 211PP monoblocks from Coincident. The amplifier is a 75Wpc push-pull design (dual 211 output tubes with a 300B driver tube) with a list of design and build features you’d expect to see in an amplifier five times the Dragon’s $10,995-per-pair price. These include all polypropylene caps in the power supply, interstage transformers rather than coupling caps, a massive power supply, a gorgeous mirror-finish stainless-steel chassis, and a Vishay-based stepped attenuator at the input if you want to drive the amplifier directly from a source. The Dragon Mk.II sounded terrific driving Coincident’s 94dB-sensitivity Pure Reference Extreme loudspeakers.

T.H.E. Show 2012 Newport | Silver Sound Award

Coincident Speakers - Silver Sound Award

 

 

T.H.E. Show Newport 2012 | Hot Product

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While it's not exactly news that Israel Blume of Coincident Speaker Technology also designs electronics, the Mk II version of his Dragon 211-based push-pull monoblock is new. A thousand-dollar increase in price -- to $10,999 per pair -- nets a larger, heavier chassis, dual power transformers, and increased power-supply capacitance.

The

Not new are the Frankenstein M300B monoblocks, which offer 8 watts each from a single 300B output tube. Israel alternated between these and the Dragon Mk IIs on his Pure Reference Extreme speakers.

Israel has hit upon a near-magic formula for successfully selling both factory direct and through dealers, one that relies on discipline -- and demand for his products that taxes his ability to produce them in sufficient numbers. Fascinating stuff that we hope to cover in some depth in the future.

 

 

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach | The Home Entertainment Show 2012

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Coincident had a room filled with their gear including the 211PP Dragon MKII amps and Pure Reference Extreme speakers ($10,999 and $26,800 respectively). Great detail and imaging, yet never sounding etched. Such a fine line, yet their products work it very well indeed. The music simply naturally unfolded my notes say. Seen here is Israel Blume with his dazzling girlfriend. Enjoy the Music.com has reviews many pieces from Coincident, so check it out here!

 

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2011 Show report | Series One

 

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2011 Show report | stereomojo.com


Nothing new from Israel Blume at this show, but his system consisting of the Statement Preamp, Frankenstein monoblocks (both of which we have reviewed) and the recent Pure Reference loudspeakers ($22000/pr) was simply one of the most musical, dynamic presentations in Denver.

 

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2011 | Audiophilia

It was especially nice to meet Evie Rein of Coincident Technology. She runs the company for Toronto designer Israel Blume (whos room sounded very good) and was by far the loveliest presenter at the show! All the folks I spoke to mentioned the great vibe and the friendship. It really felt like an audio happening. It was great to be slap in the middle of it all.


Evien Rein

 

 

RMAF 2011 Report - Loudspeakers Priced at $20,000 and Up | AVguide

Jonathan Valin's
Best Sound (under $40k)‬
Audio Physic Avanteras
Runners-Up: Magico Q1 (on Sunday), Wilson Audio Sashas (with D’Agostino Momentum amp and McGrath tapes), Coincident Speaker Technology Pure Reference Extremes, Von Schweikert VR5 Anniversary (with The Tape Project tapes), Schimmel Voxativ Ampeggio

In Room 449, I heard and was wowed by the $26,800 Coincident Speaker Technology Pure Reference Extremes, three-way floorstanders with Accuton ceramic drivers and side-firing woofers. These speakers had unusually lifelike attack, presence, resolution, and neutrality, with a nice sense of weight and density of tone color, to boot. To me they sounded curiously horn-like without any horn colorations. In other words, they were dynamic as hell, although they tended to be a bit aggressive on a John Lee Hooker cut.

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RMAF 2011 Report - Electronics under $15,000 | AVguide

Long those lines, the Coincident Speaker Technology M300B Frankenstein MK II (SET) mono amplifiers ($5999/pair) mated to the CST Pure Reference Extreme speaker (Issue 215) sounded anything but slow and tubby in the bass. The overall sound was open, authoritative, extended, and also quite tactile with plenty of textural substance. If the M300B's 8 watts are not enough power (and they were more than enough for the P. R. Extreme), CST also makes the Dragon 211PP MK II (push/pull) monos based on the 211 output tube. If other 211 push/pull amps are any indication, the Dragon should provide 70 very powerful watts.

 


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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2010 | Stereo Times


Exercise guru Israel Blume and his lovely workout partner are all smiles compliments of his new line of chromed electronics from Coincident Speaker Technology. On display were his 94dB, Pure Ref Extreme loudspeakers ($26,800 pair), M300B Frankenstein mono amps ($5,600 pair), Statement linestage preamp ($5,499). Digital playback is Esoteric's popular P05/D05 SACD combo. Time didn't permit me to sit and relish in the fine sounds that normally come by way of Blume's setup (but I will be sure to catch up to him at this upcoming 2011 CES). That said, what I heard was impressively dynamic, with lots of presence. I'll be sure to revisit you guys again in January. I'll even be sure to include a few jumping Jacks!

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Audiogon Shows| RMAF 2010

 

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

Audiogon Shows: RMAF 2010: Coincident Speaker Tech

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Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2010 | Stereomojo

Israel and Evelyn Blume were showing the new Coincident Pure Reference Extreme speakers

Israel and Evelyn Blume were showing the new Coincident Pure Reference Extreme speakers ($26,000/pr) driven by the M300B Frankenstein MkII mono amps ($5,600/pr) and the Statement Line Stage ($4,999). We were first to review both the mono amps and linestage as well as two pairs of Coincident speakers; all are world-class components and actual bargains in their classes. Once again, even with the new $26,000 speakers whcih are 94db sensitive, the sound here was as good as anything at the show and better than most, including systems north of $100,000. Way north.
Easily the most musical presentation, and easily the best in the $35,000 system category.

Israel also showed the new 2-piece Statement Phono Preamp at $5,499 (top left).

Israel also showed the new 2-piece Statement Phono Preamp at $5,499 (top left).
It's on its way to us right now.

Israel Blume - Coincident Speaker Technology

 

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TAS at RMAF 2010| the absolute sound

A Power Trip

Coincident Speaker Technology featured the debut of the Pure Reference Extreme loudspeaker, and it sounded fabulous (and at $26,000 it was well out of my category but look for forthcoming review in TAS). However CST also produces some terrific tube electronics, and I was particularly taken by the 8-watt M300B Frankenstein MK II SET monoblocks ($5600/pair), the Statement linestage (with a 41-pound power supply!) at $4999, and the Statement phono preamp, driven by a quartet of 12AX7 tubes with plenty of gain to handle most moving coils ($5499). Driving the 94dB sensitive Pure Ref Extremes, the CST electronics produced the widest, literally wall-to-wall, soundstage I heard at the show. Truly spectacular.

 

 

CES 2010 part 7 | Stereomojo

CES & THE SHOW 2010 Best of Show Awards | Coincident Speaker

 

Our Best of Show Awards are based on several criterion. First, the awards are granted to those products we actually heard and saw at either CES or T.H.E Show. There were many products on display but not actually playing, so they would not be eligible. In addition, because there were so many products spread out over so many different locations, it was impossible to see and hear everything, so there may be other very deserving components we did not evaluate. Second, many are based on perceived value with price, design, uniqueness and build quality as major factors. Others donot take price so much into consideration, but are based on pure sonic performance. We also mainly focused (but not exclusively) on products that were new or recently released rather than products that have been on the market for some time, even though they may be superior to those that were newer. Last, we reiterate that evaluating stereo equipment under show conditions is futile at best. One system that sounded great in one room may actually sound not as good in another. one thing we know for sure - everything we have heard over the years at shows always sounds different in our homes and in our systems.

Still, there were certain products that even when all the above factors are taken into consideration, seemed to stand out in one way or the other. Those are the products upon which our awards are bestowed.

Of course, award status does not constitute a recommendation for purchase or not. These are not full reviews and should not be considered as reviews at all.

BEST MEDIUM SIZE SPEAKER VALUE

It turns out that our Best Overall New Product Value is a mid-sized speaker, so we'll save that for later. There were two other speakers in two different price ranges that were outstanding values.

>BEST MEDIUM SIZE SPEAKER VALUE The Coincident Super Victory

The Coincident Super Victory

Things get tougher here, but the word value is the overriding consideration. These could be large stand mount types or medium floorstanders. Once again, we are constrained by those we actually heard. There were wonderful speakers by Wharfdale, Paradigm and Dynaudio to name just a few. The new Sonist Recital 3 certainly turned our heads and ears.

At $9499 US / pr., the Coincident Super Victory outperforms most other speakers in terms of pure musicality. We reviewed them and gave them several awards, very rare for Stereomojo. Hearing them again at the show truly justified our praise. Listening to these, especially with good tube amplification, is like listening to music wafting from heaven itself - played through these speakers, of course. They were one of the few floorstanding speakers that worked perfectly in one of our very small (10x12) listening rooms, yet were also fine in larger rooms as long as they're not too big. Very amp friendly - we drove them well with as little as 5 wpc. Never grating, easy to listen to for hours, which we did many times. Perfectly balanced with qualities seldom seen or heard in any speaker. They are just extremely satisfying and immersive and bring the music to you instead of you having to listen to them.

 

Best Value Preamp

COINCIDENT STATEMENT PREAMP

Statement Power Supply

On our review of this preamp, our publisher said, "The Coincident Statement Linestage at $4,995, given its ultra-high level of performance, is a true bargain for those looking for the ultimate in amplifier preamplification. Its transparency and the vitality of its sound ranks it among the very best at any price. Its quality and classy good looks belies its price and could certainly be the last preamp you would ever buy. If you have a high quality system but feel an upgraded preamp is what your system lacks and are looking for something around this price range or even considerably more, you should definitely give this a listen".

That's about as close to an all-out rave as Stereomojo gets. Our experience in Vegas only reinforces that opinion. In fact, the newer version Israel Blume played for us sounds even better than the early model we reviewed, mainly because of the new tube damping isolation system he installed that eliminates its sensitivity to air-borne feedback. we don't know of another two-box (separate power supply) preamp anywhere near this price, and certainly not with the glamorous polished stainless steel casing you see here. Yes, even at $4,995 this is a screaming value.

The following product awards are for "Best of Show". These awards are based more on total sound quality, appearance and performance with much less emphasis on price or overall value, but at Stereomojo, value can never be totally eliminated in our thinking. We also gave more weight to those products debuting at the shows., since the word "new" is part of the equation. You will notice that we are not handing out these important awards for every category. When you get into very high-priced equipment, it is impossible to determine, say, the best overall preamp, when it's in a system with other amps, speakers and players. We think singling out those type of products, particularly since most of the products PLAYING at the show were ultra expensive, is simply an exercise in industry politics or worse. We don't play those games, so the Best of Show honors are just that, products that were clearly the best in their respective categories.

CES & THE SHOW 2010 Best of Show Awards | Coincident Speaker

BEST NEW SPEAKER

CES 2010 part 4 | Magazine Audio

Par Marc Philip | Publié : 17 janvier 2010

coincident

Restons au Canada, avec un système composé de :

•Super Victory speakers, sensibilité 93 db à 8 oHm : 9499$ la paire,
•Frankenstein M300B, des amplificateurs mono bloc à tubes utilisant des 300B et revendiquant la respectable puissance de 8W par canal : 5699$ la paire,

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•Amplificateur monobloc Dragon 211PP, push pull offrant 80W / canal : 8999$ / paire,
•Préamplificateur à tubes (101D) annoncé pour 20 db de gain, entrées et sorties XLR et RCA,
•Préamp phono avec alimentation séparée, équipé de 4 X 12AX7, double potentiomètre de volume,
•Esoteric P05/D05 SACD DAC Transport : 14 995$,
•Tous les câbles utilisés étaient de la gamme Extrême de chez Coincident.

Belle démonstration, simple, sobre, efficace, nous n’avons jamais été déçu par les enceintes de ce fabriquant, c’est toujours une écoute soignée, avec juste ce qu’il faut de détail pour éviter de trop penser aux type d’électroniques en arrière.
Ces gens là savent réaliser de beaux appareils qui jouent de la musique.

Coincident Speaker Technology
19 Strauss Rd
Thornhill, ON L4J 8Z6
Canada
Site web du manufacturier : www.coincidentspeaker.com

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STEREOMOJO SPECIAL DUAL REPORT

Part 2

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There are a lot of beautiful things in this Coincident Speaker Company room picture, but we think the award atop the left speaker is the best;

Our Stereomojo Best of 2009 Award for the Coincident Super Victory speakers. We have reviewed everything Coincident in this picture, except for Effie, Israel Blume's better half who just deserves a special award herself, as you can see. We just closely inspected her...

On the top shelf is the two-chassis Line Statement preamplifier which is one of the best sounding preamps at any price, much less it's $4,995 going rate. That's why it is our 2009 Linestage of the Year. We guess Israel didn't want to display too many awards... As he demonstrated, after our review he has eliminated the one bugaboo we noted, the tubes sensitivity to feedback. He engineered new mountings that, as he demonstrated, are less prone to feedback than most other preamps on the market - a remarkable improvement. Israel has never been one to exaggerate his product's qualities, so when he tells us that the improved version sounds even better than the early model (a world's first review) we believe him.

On the floor are the mighty Dragon monoblocks that put out over 120 watts of peak power, 80 watts continuous that performs more like 150 watts for $8,999. Not each, but per pair!

Our review is coming soon. Also on display were the incredible The M300B Frankenstein MK II monos we reviewed last year that turned out to be the very best we've heard in a low-powered (8 wpc) SET. Absolutely magical mated to the Super Victory's and a steal at $5,599 per pair. Coincident simply makes some of the most musical audio devices on the planet at prices that are a real bargain.

New at the show is the Coincident Statement Phono preamp. Like thThe Coincident Speaker Technology Total Victory IV | Frankenstein MkIIe Linestage, it also has a separate power supply (not pictured). The Coincident Statement Phono Preamplifier is a high gain, all tube unit employing the highest quality MC step up transformers to accommodate virtually all moving coil cartridges. Due to employing only 2 all tube gain stages, high gain is achieved with low noise. The RIAA curve is passive, zero feedback utilizing the closest tolerance resistors and polystyrene capacitors to obtain accuracy of less than .1 db deviation from 20hz – 20khz.

The 66 db overall gain coupled with low output impedance and the use of the finest discrete resistor volume pots allows the Statement Phono Preamplifier to be directly connected to an amplifier without the use of a line stage.

There are no circuit boards to deteriorate the signal transfer. Everything in the Statement Phono Preamplifier is hard wired. The separate power supply has enough capacity and energy storage to power a 100 watt amplifier. There are separate transformers for the high voltage and low filaments. Furthermore, the high and low voltage sections have independent choke and large capacity filtering.

The build quality of the Statement Phono is the finest available. It was designed with no cost restraints. It represents an all out assault on the state of the art at only $5,499.

 

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The Coincident Speaker Technology Total Victory IV | Frankenstein MkIIIsrael Blume and Evie are a dynamic duo as Israel designs and builds the award-winning Coincident speakers and amplification devices. No need to tell you too much about those as we have reviewed them within our pages. They did have the new Super Victory speakers ($9500 per pair), which we recently had the World Premiere of within Superior Audio magazine. They are introducing a new Statement linestage and Statement phonostage ($4999 and $5499 respectively), you can check it out on their website.

 

 

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The next room had a very familiar sound. In fact, it was the very Coincident Speaker Technology Total Victory IV speakers ($15,000) and Frankenstein MkII MonobThe Coincident Speaker Technology Total Victory IV | Frankenstein MkIIlock Amplifiers ($5699) that I had raved about in recent reviews. Actually, the amplifier in use at the time was the Dragon monoblocks ($9000) that employ 211 tubes in push-pull configuration for 80 watts per side. The front end was MSB Platinum transport and DAC. Although the room was in the league of the best I heard at CES, it was not at the high level I experienced in my dedicated music room. Israel Bloom had warned me that there would be a lot of really good sounding rooms at CES, and he was certainly right about that. What I learned from hearing his gear in the hotel room was that the good gets even better at home where everything is gets tricked out and the music has room to breathe. This was a rare opportunity to hear components at a show that I had just reviewed and were fresh in my memory. More commonly we hear the gear at a show and then get to review it. What stood out for me at CES was the honest value and comfortable styling that Coincident delivers in the light of what else is out there.

 

 


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Israel Blume, designer of Coincident speaker Technology really The Coincident Speaker Technology Total Victory IVhas a winner in his latest incarnation called the Total Victory IV ($15k). These 200-lbs. gargantuans sport a large (radiating range) ribbon tweeter in a D'Appolito cofiguration against dual 7" midrange drivers. Additional dual 12" woofers are side-loaded for extra ease and sensitivity (rated at 95 dB!). Driven with Blume's new series amplifiers, the one thing the Total Victory IV eschews is quality sound. And what I most admire about Blume is he isn't the least worried about the stratospheric prices that has afflicted our beloved hobby. I've personally reviewed Coincident loudspeakers and believe, hands down, the Total Victory IV has to be the biggest, baddest and most impressive sounding high-end loudspeaker I've seen for the money. Kudos to you Mr. Blume!

 

 

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CES 2009- The Absolute SoundThe Coincident Speaker Technology Total Victory IV



The Coincident Speaker Technology Total Victory IV
is sporting all new drivers, and fewer of them than its predecessor. Fast, energetic, and with terrific immediacy especially on brass and winds, it has a larger ribbon (extending an octave lower) along with twin 7" mid/bass drivers and a pair of 12" side-firing subs. Response is flat to 22Hz according to designer Israel Blume. After the impressive demo, I don’t
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Price: $15,000.

 

 

 

 



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Not Italian, but definitely hot are the Stereomojo 2008 Product of the Yearwinners
from Israel Blume at Coincident. Out of the thousands of products atCES, we presented only FIVE Products of the Year Awards. Pictured here are the Total Victory IV models which are the next model up from the Super Victory's we reviewed and on which we bestowed our "Best Speaker Value" award for speakers over $5,000. If you combine them with the 300B Frankenstein monoblocks pictured on the shelf top (our world's first review is coming soon), you have one of the most musically rewarding systems at any price. The Coincident's are extremely efficient and may be one of the most tube friendly speakers on the planet. We drove them with 5 watts very easily. We may have to come up with a new award for that combo - Best Speaker/Amp Combo from the Same Company. But then the same pair of Total Victory's you see here is coming to us directly from Vegas, so we may have to withhold judgment.

 

 

 

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Israel Blume of Coincident Speaker Technology without a doubt had the Best Girlfriend in the show (below). Israel now sells his own line of 300B SET and 211 push-pull amplifiers. A recording I'd never heard before of Elvis Presley singing "Fever" was stunning through Israel's Pure Reference loudspeaker. This room attracted quite a crowd.

 

 

 

 

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Israel Blume found a great way
to get people into his Coincident Technology room: have an attractive and quite pleasant young lady greet you at the door.
The young lady was a ravishing redhead named Eve Ren but let’s be honest, she wasn’t the only reason to stop in this room. Blume was demonstrating a Coincident Technology system featuring a pair of Pure Reference loudspeakers ($22,000/pr) being driven by his own Dragon 211PP and M300B Frankenstein mono amps. An Audio Aero CD player was the front end source.

 

 

 

 

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Hard to resist entering a room that has a stunning redhead outside inviting people in, but we're glad we did. The sound in the coincident room was wonderfully musical, no edge or glare - pure. The speakers are the no-compromise Pure Reference at only $22,000/pr. Pretty cheap for a top of the line big box. The Pure References can be easily driven to concert hall levels by low powered tube amplifiers (3 watts or more) because they possess the 5 requirements which make this possible:

  1. 1. High sensitivity (94 db @1m-1 w).
  2. 2. Uniform high impedance modulus (flat 8 ohms).
  3. 3. Total absence of any hard phase angles (meaning they are absolutely phase coherent electrically).
  4. 4. Very tight bass tuning (which makes it easier for low damping factor- high output impedance amplifiers like SETs to control the woofers).
  5. 5. Simple first order crossovers which do not rob amplifier power or reduce speaker sensitivity.

Oh yeah. The speakers were the Pure Reference with 94dB sensitivity and a price of $22,000 - Israel's statement speaker.Like we said at the beginning of this report, it is impossible to critically evaluate a system under show conditions, but we can say this; this system was one of the most memorable of all we heard. First, the big speakers completely disappeared in the rather small room with no apparent, special room treatment. What remained was exactly what the speaker moniker describes - it was pure, and it was reference quality. Israel told us he puts much emphasis on soundstage and imaging in his designs and that is exactly what we heard.The sound was immersive and enveloping. It drew us in and held us captive. Mesmerizing. Captivating. Full range and full scale and linear. At around $30k, this system was far from the most expensive - other systems we heard were north of $250,000, but none was significantly better than this for us.I got to spend some time talking to Mr. Blume and I came away knowing this guy "gets it" and knows his stuff. He also has a consuming passion for music and audio. In short, he made some new fans. Thanks, Israel.

 

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The Coincident M300B Frankenstein MK II mono amplifiers were playing. We didn't even know Coincident made amps. Israel Blume told us he's been making speakers for 15 years and amps now for about year. "I can't make the amps fast enough. They are continually back ordered."

Israel also makes the Dragon (we love these dramatic names) 211PP monoblocks. They feature a 6EM7 super tube for input, 300B Driver Tube (no pentode tubes used in this DHT design), Dual 211 output tubes in a push pull configuration to produce 80 wpc. "They sound more like 150 wpc because of the huge power reserves of the 211's", says Mr. Blume. He also uses Alps volume pots so they can be used sans preamp. $8999 Cdn/pr. includes freight. He was running the $13,000 Audio Aero SACD player direct.

 

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Coincident Pure Reference Loudspeakers.

 

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Coincident Speaker Technology featured their own Dragon 211PP and M300B Frankenstein monoblock amplifiers.

 

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In the Coincident room they used an Audio Aero Prestige SACD player, and of course the room was wired with Coincident Extreme cables.

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Coincident Speaker Technology had their Pure Reference ($22,000) that is easy to drive with a near flat 8 Ohm load and 94.dB/W/m sensitivity. Single-ended triode friendly territory! It uses ceramic technology for both the tweeter and midrange, with a pair of 12-inch Nomex cone woofer. Frequency response is a true and real 20Hz to 27kHz.






 

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Coincident Speaker Technology was jamming out with their way cool Total Eclipse II ($8,999) large floorstanding unit. And hey look kids; there is Israel who is the owner and chief designer standing proudly with his new baby. This is an update of the original version, which was a TAS Golden Ear award winner. Now it has been improved in many ways including extender feet with large spikes, Extreme series copper internal wiring, crossover changes, and further development in port tuning.

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Coincident Speaker - Isreal BlumeIsrael Blume, designer behind Coincident Loudspeakers, is quite the happy chap these days representing the Manley Tube Flag of Audiophiles with his newest affordable loudspeaker in the Total Eclipse II ($8,999). Yours truly reviewed Blume's original Eclipse back in 2000 and was quite impressed not only by the wonderful sonics that came via this 94 dB/14 Ohm stress-free design, but also its real-world price tag.

 

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Coincident Speaker Technology's Israel Blume exhibited with the Manley Lab folks. Here he declared total victory with the Total Victory II ($12,999/pair), an updated version of the speaker originally reviewed in The Absolute Sound. Sensitivity is stated as 97dB/W/m with a nominal impedance of 10 ohms; highly suitable specs for low-power SET drive.





 

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And now on to my Seven Sensational Systems—my picks for top sound at the show:

The Best Glued-to-the-Couch Sound among the Sensational 7 Systems was provided in spades by EveAnna Manley of Manley Laboratories and Israel Blume of Coincident Speaker Technology. EveAnna was using her Steelhead phono preamp, the Wave DAC/Preamp, and Snapper monoblock amps to run Israel's Super Eclipse speakers, in a dramatically lit room.
Sources were a VPI TNT HR-X turntable and a SimAudio Nova CD transport, and cables were all from Coincident. It was chills-down-the-spine time in this room, and the reproduction of Stan's recording of Tom Loncaric was phenomenal, to the point that Stan simply didn't want to leave. This year, more than ever, made me want to get this system into my own listening room for comparison. Bravo.


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One of my favorite sounds was caught in the Coincident Speaker Technology/ Manley Audiolabs room. Listening to the Super Eclipse III speakers with the Manley Snapper amplifiers and Steelhead phono section was a real aural treat. My hats off to Israel Blume and EveAnna Manley for a very musical and enjoyable set up. This was another room I returned to several times.


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Coincident Loudspeakers was displaying the very same speaker that I had just finished auditioning. What happened was, when I finished with my audition I sent the speakers to Manley, who then took them to Vegas. Israel Bloom relies on Manley tube electronics to get the best from his speakers and I can see why. As you'll see in the review, the Super Eclipse has a room filling sound that is ultra rich in textures and tones. This is an emotional sounding speaker that is capable of capturing the soul of a recording - but it does so best with tubes. The best speaker that I have heard from Coincident yet.


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Coincident Speaker Technology teamed (once again) with Manley Labs to unveil the new Super Eclipse III ($5999), a floorstander with a D'Appolito mid-tweeter section and side-firing woofers. The sound was bold, tuneful, and detailed with Manley's tube gear: the $7300 Steelhead phono preamp (TAS' 2004 Preamp of the Year), $7500 Wave DAC, and $4500 Snapper amps. A VPI TNT-HRX turntable ($10,000) and Simaudio Nova transport ($4000) provided the tunes, while Coincident cables tied it all together. By the way, given the presence of EveAnna Manley, every audiophile's dream babe and all-around great gal, this was also the most fun room at the show. Wayne Garcia's Best of Show - Greatest Values: Coincident Super Eclipse III.


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Eveanna Manley showed off her new remote-controlled Prawn line stage (ca $6000), matching it with the new Super Eclipse Series III loudspeakers ($5999/pair) from Coincident Speaker Technology. Lively, engaging sound and good company are reliably on display in the Manley Labs/Coincident room.


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It is a conspiracy I tell ya'! Manley Labs and Coincident loudspeakers are in cahoots! This is the seventh year running for these two companies sharing a room. This year's setup includes the Manley Labs Steelhead phono and Snapper amplifiers while the loudspeakers are the Coincidence Super Eclipse III. So how did it reproduce music? This rooms rocks along and like previous years, is always a welcome relief.

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Manley Labs with Coincident Speaker Technology. Really good sound, really good people. Manley gets it.

 

 

 

 




 


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Le Festival Son et Image de Montréal 2004
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Israel Blume of Coincident Speaker Technology was getting some good sounds with a small speaker system in a room located across the street at the Sheraton Four Points. Coincident has seen many favourable reviews in North American magazines. They can be located at http://www.coincidentspeaker.com. I will be contacting Israel in the future to see what we can line up since we both live in Toronto.


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Coincident Speaker Technology had the Series II version of their floor-standing Partial Eclipse ($4500 Cdn/pr.), now completely revised from the original model: new tweeter (a special version of the famous Revelator), midrange and woofer, with corresponding crossover changes. With a very useful 92 db sensitivity, the Partial Eclipse Series II sounded first- rate driven by Coincident's MP 300B amplifier ($5200 Cdn.)


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Having encountered my friend Israel Blume at the cocktail party the night before, I knew just what to expect when I entered his Coincident Speaker Technology room. Again, this year, there was the bare bones room with electricity coming right out of the wall into the components. Using the same out of production CD player and preamplifier as last year, he managed to borrow a couple of his beautiful 18 watt tube monoblocks from a customer - they sell so fast that he never has any in stock - at $4,000/pr US. The cabling, of course, is his, too. I had the good fortune to sample his reasonably priced CST 1 speaker cable during some reviews last summer and found them very synergistic with my Partial Eclipses. The treat, this year, was having an opportunity to compare the Partial Eclipse (now, $3,500 US) with the newer Super Eclipse ($6K US), which uses the same drivers, but doubles up on the mid-range and side-firing woofer.

With the extra drivers, the Supers need a somewhat larger cabinet, but both have the same excellent wood veneering and style that fits so well into virtually any environment. Using a familiar CD, it took me all of three seconds to lock in on the familiar sound of the Partial Eclipses, which still grace my home with music. Switching over to the Super Eclipse while the music continued to play, the result was stunning. Israel asked me if I would like a pair for review. I said I can do that in two words: Mo' Better! Or is that only one and a half? Anyhow, save the shipping costs, Israel. With the same sonic signature as the Partials, the Super Eclipse is more than twice the loudspeaker at less than twice the price. Everything gets better - dynamics, transparency, fullness, bass, soundstaging, smoothness, even the treble. And in a parting perception, I noticed the loudspeakers were not even on their brass spikes! Of course those beautiful monoblocks might have been contributing something, too.

Coincident Speaker Technology was using owner Israel Blume's personal Alchemist Forsetti APD33A drive and APD34A DAC to show off the Coincident MP300B single-ended monoblock amplifiers ($3,999 USD/pair) that powered the Coincident 3-way Partial Eclipse Series 2 speakers. ($3,500 USD/pair). I have never heard the Barenaked Ladies ! sound so present in their recording "Hello City" as I did in that room. Their first CD has a lot of vocal information that not every system captures. Not only did the realistic mid-range that one expects of a single-ended 300B amplifier come through the Coincident loudspeakers, the bass and horn harmonics were so true that the room came alive. Similarly for Lorna Hunt's recording, playing when we first entered the room.








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Manley Labs is always good for something new in vacuum tubes, and did not disappoint. The new (approximately) $3500 Prawn linestage was on static display, while LPs were channeled through the $7300 Steelhead phonostage and CDs through the $7500 Wave linestage/DAC- all played back through Israel Blume's latest effort, the 100db/watt-sensitive Coincident Speaker Technology Grand Victory. The sound was open and clear, with great midrange and midbass rightness and plenty of dynamic gusto. These two manufacturers always seem to put together a great sound at the show, though for some reason the LP sound wasn't up to the digital this year.


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Once again we exhibited with
Manley Labs. NEO Classic 300B amps drove the Grand Victory's, with a front end consisting of Manley Wave DAC and VPI HRX turntable. All cables were Coincident.





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Coincident had their Grand Victory ($9,500 per pair) was specifically designed for low wattage tube amplifiers. This 100dB/W/m design presents a virtually flat 8-ohm load with a frequency response from 30Hz to 45kHz. They are a hefty 250 lbs each, so bring a friend during installation.







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Israel Blume of Coincident Speaker Technology recognized me with a rare smile when I finally found his room. I had reviewed his Partial Eclipse Series II model last summer, and have been using them as my reference ever since. He was demonstrating his newly updated Super Eclipse that basically uses the same drivers from the Partials installed in the Super Eclipse cabinet. The new Super is a little taller and a little deeper than my Partials, using a D'Appolito configuration of tweeter and two midrange drivers, and two side mounted 8" woofers. In the modest size hotel room, it had a familiar sound, but greater transparency than I had been able to realize in my own system. I figured it must be the lively, bare-bones hotel room, or Israel's penchant for tube amplifiers. Speaking of which, his Coincident tube amplifiers were nowhere to be seen this year. He had sold out of them, and the new shipment from China was overdue. Small wonder, from what I heard last year. But fear not, he had cobbled up a system with a discontinued gold and silver Alchemist CD player, pre-amplifier, and a pair of Antique Sound Labs Hurricane tube monoblocks running at 100 wpc in triode mode. With his high efficiency, tube-friendly speakers, the amplifier was way overkill. The glass Golden Ear award from The Absolute Sound atop one of the speakers kind of said it all.

Israel was kind enough to share some feedback he received from people who had read my review of the Partials. This, along with the arrival of a pair of Manley Mahi monoblocks, and the loan of some Coincident speaker cables, will lead to an enlightening follow-up review in the near future. Stay tuned to this station.






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The 2003 CES and T.H.E. SHOW
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EveAnna Manley of Manley Laboratories, with Israel Blume of
Coincident Speaker Technology set up a room that sounded great as always. The Manley Steelhead phono preamp, Wave preamp/DAC, and Snapper monoblocks were powering a pair of Coincident Total Victory loudspeakers. The sound in this room, from a company that exhibits the Best Ability to Combine Pro and High-End Hardware was live, coherent, dynamic, integrated top-to-bottom, enjoyable, and fun.


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EveAnna Manley took time along with Coincident's Israel Blume to smile for our camera. Driven with an
all-out assault of Manley electronics driving a pair of Coincident Total Victory loudspeakers ($11,500), the sound was cohesive and as open as that relatively small room could allow. Still, the soundstage capability of the Total Victory eclipsed front wall and seemed to come from a bigger and wider venue listening to a variety of CD's I brought personally along. Needless to say there's something special going on between Manley and Coincident products. Synergy indeed.



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The 2003 CES and T.H.E. SHOW
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EveAnna Manley of Manley Laboratories, with Israel Blume of Coincident Speaker Technology set up a
room that sounded great as always. The Manley Steelhead phono preamp, Wave preamp/DAC, and Snapper monoblocks were powering a pair of Coincident Total Victory loudspeakers. The sound in this room, from a company that exhibits the Best Ability to Combine Pro and High-End Hardware was live, coherent, dynamic, integrated top-to-bottom, enjoyable, and fun.







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Le Festival Son et Image de Montréal 2002
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I suspect Israel Blume remembered me from the New York show last year. He was much more reserved and let his new Victory model speak for itself. I was so impressed with this room I made sure I came back for a second visit. The system was comprised of a Wadia CD player feeding his MP-300B monoblocks with two 300B tubes giving 18 watts. This was the first public showing of these $3,495/pr USD monoblocks, which are a further development of his SIP-300B stereo integrated amp, which sells for only $2,395 USD. I'm sure the cables were his own as well. The Coincident Loudspeaker Technology Victory, at 97dB sensitivity, was born to be driven by tubes, but only down to about 36Hz in order to keep its size under control, and its price down to $4,599 USD/pr. I played the drum cut from the Burmester 3 CD and this system was absolutely tight. Timbre was accurate, the sense of space was easily reproduced, and all at a very loud level, albeit in one of the smaller hotel rooms. The loudspeakers did not want for power from these Asian built amps. I thought about asking for a review pair, but when I got home and read the rave review in his handout, reprinted with permission from AVguide.com, there was nothing more that needed to be said. If you need lower bass, or have a large room, you will just have to up the ante upwards of $11,500 USD for his larger Total Victory model. Did I mention that the woodwork was gorgeous and the dynamics and transparency were outstanding? Be sure and check these out at the New York show if you go.


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Le Festival Son et Image de Montréal 2002
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And Israel Blume of Coincident Speaker Technology was showing his new $11,500 Total Victory that, in spite of its complex appearance, maintains 97dB sensitivity and a 10-ohm nominal load. Playing LPs and using Manley electronics helped to show how good this speaker can be.


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Le Festival Son et Image de Montréal 2002
Canadian Audio Report
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Coincident Speaker Technology has been doing well with their latest high-sensitivity speakers; they now have matching amps: the SIP300B integrated (Cdn.$3749) and MP300B monoblock (Cdn.$5499/pair). Crisp, dynamic sound was the hallmark of Coincident's Victory loudspeakers (Cdn.$6999).



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Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer, Coincident Speaker Technology, has decided to join the pack of high-end manufacturers offering a complete system to its customers with the introduction of its 18-watt 300B-based MP300B monoblocks ($3,495 per pair USD) and its own line of cables.

The MP300Bs were used along with a Wadia CD player to drive a pair of the 97dB efficient Coincident Victory ($4,499 USD) four-way loudspeakers. The Victory was finished in a lovely real cherry veneer (hey, just quoting the designer folks!) and I was quite impressed by their immediacy and sense of pace. If you are looking for a full-range floor-stander to try with a single-ended amplifier, this is one worth considering










POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLINE - ISSUE 1
Music, Sound and Personalities: The 2002 WCES and T.H.E. Expo
by Dave Glackin
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The Best Merger of Audiophile and Pro-Audio Sensibilities was much in evidence at Manley Laboratories (www.manleylabs.com). The ever upbeat and take-no-prisoners EveAnna Manley was showing off the highly acclaimed Manley Steelhead phono preamp, which has an incredible array of useful features right on the front panel, and the usual high build quality. EveAnna was also featuring an upgraded Wave Preamp/DAC (with a new 24/96 board), and the new Snapper 100 W monoblock. These were powering a pair of Coincident Total Victory loudspeakers from Israel Blume. (Hey, the solar astronomer here... me... wants to know what happened to the Total Eclipse speakers from last year. Have they been overshadowed by a newer model?) There were many, many other Manley products on static display, including the new entry-level Shrimp preamp, along with veritable heaps of vacuum tubes that looked like they were recovering from a big party the previous night. The sound of this system was thoroughly enjoyable, relaxed, musical, dynamic, and F*U*N. The LP reproduction was phenomenal. The CD reproduction really floated my boat as well. It was one of the very few rooms where I just wanted to sit and listen. My hat's off to EveAnna (not that she ever takes hers off) for taking the helm of this company and running with it.


The Best of the High End - CES 2002
Cost no Object Loudspeakers - Pushing the Limits

The Absolute Sound - April / May 2002 - Jonathan Valin
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I was also greatly impressed by the $11,500 Coincident Speaker Technology " Total Victory ", (yeah, I know), powered by Manley electronics. Soundstaging was superb; timbres gorgeous.
Best - of - show for around ten grand.



The 2002 International CES Show
Stereophile- Vol. 25, No. 4
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Coincident Speaker Technology brought along their new Total Victory (11,500)-a serious statement speaker featuring the ribbon tweeter Coincident debuted in the smaller Victory, and four side-mounted 8" woofers per cabinet. The Total Victory-a full range speaker in the true sense of the term-sports a tube friendly nominal impedance of 10 ohms, and partnered perfectly with the new Manley Labs Snapper 100W tube monoblocks, even taking into account EveAnna Manley's penchant for ear -and speaker- busting volumes. Manley and Coincident's Israel Blume were justifiably proud of their new audio babies.


The 2002 International CES Show
Bound For Sound-Issue 141
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Coincident has been steadily building a rep for fine loudspeakers. I have the Victory for audition and the review should be forthcoming in the next issue. In Vegas, Coincident was showing the Total Victory. It's basically a Victory with more bass power. Immediately I could tell the difference in the bass. In the mids and highs the speakers sounded dead similiar. In the bass the Total Victory may have been the Total Package.


The 2002 International CES Show
The Stereo Times
Equipment Lust in Las Vegas: Day Two
Greg Weaver
22 January 2002
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Moving further into the burgeoning campus, I looked up Israel Blume and EveAnna Manley, who were exhibiting together. Coincident Speaker Technologies was showing the new Total Victory ($11500), a very detailed and dynamic loudspeaker. The Total Victory is a deeper, taller version of the standard Victory ($4599). It is comprised of a highly sensitive Kapton film isodynamic planar tweeter and two 3" low-mass, fabric midrange domes in a D'Apollito alignment. Two treated paper 6.5" woofers do all the low frequency work in the Victory. In the new Total Victory, the 6.5" woofers are relieved of the lowest registers, those duties being handled by four 8" woofers per cabinet. The result? One tremendously detailed and lifelike speaker with some serious SLAM!

Manley Labs electronics were fronted with both digital and analog, which was routed to the Steelhead phono preamplifier ($7200). All signals were then routed to the Wave 24/96 DAC/Preamp Combo ($7500). The Wave fed the new 100 Wpc Manley Snapper monoblocks ($4250/pair). The Snapper is a fully balanced, ultra-linear amplifier utilizing a true 19 section output transformer that took over 3 months and 18 prototypes to develop. I can say that the results were worth it. Israel was kind enough to put on a couple of old standards, James Newton Howard & Friends [Sheffield Lab 23] and John Klemmer's Touch [MFSL 1-006]. I have heard both of these records on literally hundreds of systems over the years, and I know them intimately. Though I will apologize for the titles, I will not apologize for the sonics. The Grand Victory/Manley combination was superb. Outrageous bloom, excellent resolve and blinding transients.


Enjoy The Music
CES 2002

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Also in the Manley Labs room is the Coincident Speaker Technology model Total Victory ($11,500) nine-driver loudspeaker. There are four 8"heavy-duty paper treated woofers, two 6.5" midbass drivers, two 3"fabric dome midrange and a single Isodynamic planar ribbon tweeter. Frequency response is rated from 26Hz to 40kHz with a high 97 dB/w/m sensitivity (10 ohm load). This is a very low wattage triode friendly design! Seen to the right is the 100-watt monoblock Manley Labs Snapper amplifier ($4,250 per pair) that uses four EL34 output tubes.

 



Enjoy The Music
Home Entertainment 2001 Show
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In the Coincident Speaker Technology room I had an interesting chat with Israel Blume, who apparently didn't recognize me from the Montreal show, and didn't notice my press pass. This fine line of speakers is gradually moving up the food chain. I heard very nice music from their14 ohm Total Eclipse model that replaces the Millennium at $8,000. Shown in silent display was their Victory model for $4,599 with 97dB efficiency and 14 ohm impedance. Talk about tube friendly? Check them out for some reasonably priced cables,too.


Stereophile
Oct/2001
Home Entertainment 2001 Show
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Israel Blume of Coincident Speaker Technology demonstrated his new flagship loudspeaker, the Total Eclipse ($7999), which proved warm, dynamic, and ultra- efficient (94db). Employing a first order crossover network, a D'Appolito driver configuration on a slender front baffle, and mirror-imaged, side-firing 10" woofers, the Total Eclipse provided a warm, relaxed presentation with enormous impact.


The $ensible $ound
Issue 87
Home Entertainment 2001 Show
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Coincident Speaker Technology - Coincident of Canada is an old friend for me-I reviewed their Troubador Grand several years ago and was interested to see that their line is now based on very different technology. But it turns out that it's basically a new way to achieve the same goal: the old speakers used coaxial drivers for time alignment; the new ones use a D'Appolito arrangement. They were showing the $8,000 Total Eclipse, which includes two 10" woofers mounted on the side of the cabinet, two 6.5" midranges in a D'Appolito arrangement at the top of the front panel around the 1" Scanspeak Revelator tweeter. Putting the woofers on the side allows the cabinet to be thin (9"), which somewhat disguises the bulk of its height (52") and depth (22"). Sound was very good: tight bass, lots of presence, very dynamic, very natural sounding. This was the best sound so far, but very expensive.

Designer Israel Blume suggested that the $3,000 Partial Eclipse, a smaller version with only one woofer and one midrange driver, would produce a similiar sound at a more $ensible price. For those with a different taste, Coincident also makes the UHS series of ultra high sensitivity speakers designed for single -ended triode tube amps.


Home Entertainment 2001 (Stereophile show)
Best in Show
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Robert Deutsch: In any case, the following were some of my favorites:

Coincident Speaker Technology/Aero: Coincident's room was next to the one that Stereophile Guide to Home Theater editor Tom Norton and I shared, and sometime around 5am of HE 2001's first day I was awakened by
music from next door . (Tom's sleep was protected by his trusty earplugs.) I was annoyed by having my sleep disturbed, but couldn't help noticing that the music actually sounded very nice. The main speaker being demoed was the flagship Total Eclipse, which sounded even better when I listened to it in the Coincident room.


The Absolute Sound
from Beautiful Gear-Photo essay
Coverage of the Home Entertainment 2001 Show
August/September 2001-issue 131

Also: Read the online comments of Paul Bolin on the Coincident/Manley display at the 2001 Consumer Electronics Show!













Stereophile

CES 2001 Show Report
Loudspeakers under $4000/pr
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I saw two trends in this humble price range. First, it is the rare manufacturer that is not expeditiously tailoring its line to the needs of home theater and multichannel, even if that firm's full-range speakers are suitable for two-channel music. Second, there is a continuing trickle-down of advanced technology from the top-of-the-line models into this highly competetive midprice market. Stalwarts like Coincident ...showed models representative of both trends.

Shown:
Coincidents's Israel Blume attends to his Partial Eclipse, with the Total Eclipse standing tall next to it.


Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
CES 2001 Show Report
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Earlier we showed you the Manley Neo-Classic 300B amplifiers. Shown at right, is a complete system context. Included in the shot are the Coincident Total Eclipse and Eclipse loudspeakers, the new Manley Steelhead phono stage (1mm, 2mc inputs and fully tweakable to get the last bit of performance from your cartridge) and the Manley Wave DAC/preamplifier.






SoundStage!
CES 2001 Show Report
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Coincident Speaker Technology Played the Total Eclipse (left, $7999 per pair, and Partial Eclipse ($2995. per pair), at various times in its room.








Enjoy the Music

CES 2001 Show Report
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In the Manley Labs room were the wonderful Coincident Speaker Technology Total Eclipse ($7,999, leftmost loudspeaker) and Partial Eclipse ($2,999). The Total Eclipse is 94 dB/w/m sensitive and presents a mere 14 ohm load so tube heads will love it! Frequency response is 24 Hz to 30 kHz. The Partial Eclipse is 91 dB/w/ sensitive with a flat 8 ohm load. Frequency is 30 Hz to 22 kHz. The tweeter and midrange drivers are completely sealed within their own compartment. The side-firing woofers help to reduce the front width of the cabinet to enhance the imaging capabilities.







Enjoy the Music
CES 2000 Show Report
Jan 5 - 9, 2000
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The Best Sound from a Fleaweight Amp was to be found in the Manley Laboratories room. EveAnna Manley put together a knockout system, centered around the Manley 300B Retro amps, and a pair of Coincident Technology Eclipse loudspeakers from Israel Blume. Coincident is a Canadian company that is new to me, although they have been in business since 1988. This system simultaneously produced slam and delicacy, with nearly perfect tonal balance, outstanding transient response, and excellent harmonic structure. This was one of the systems that I most wanted to take home and play with. The beautiful Stingray integrated amp was in the room, but not playing when I was there. (It's certainly a major contender for an incredibly musical second system.) But where, oh where, EveAnna, was the lava lamp?? Are you so busy with the day-to-day operations of the company that you're starting to forget what's really important? Snap out of it!!







Enjoy the Music
Hi-Fi '99 Chicago
May 12 - 16, 1999
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The guys at Coincident Speaker Technology have been hard at work and  were showing their new Super Eclipse ($4,995 US shown here) speaker.  With a D'Appolito-type design, the 1" titanium tweeter is flanked above and below with a 5" polypropylene midrange (upgradeable to magnesium as shown here).  Two side-mounted 8" paper-treated cone woofers assist in the lower frequency reproduction. Frequency response is claimed as 28 Hz to 35kHz.  They were using the Manley Labs 18 watts 300B triode amplifier which were really putting out the sound power. Sensitivity of these speakers is 92 db/w/m with a easy-to-drive 14 ohm load. Single-ended tube lovers take note!
 


Soundstage
Hi-Fi '99 Chicago 
May 12 -16, 1999
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Coincident Speaker Technology's new Super Eclipse loudspeakers ($4,995/pair) had those sitting head-on wondering how the speakers delivered such deep and powerful bass with just 4" drivers.


Bound For Sound - 12/99
HiFi '99 Show Report
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Coincident Technology opened some eyes with the introduction of its Millennium loudspeaker in Las Vegas. The price for the Millennium is fairly steep however, in line with the cost of constructing a speaker of its sophistication, but steeper than many can afford. Israel Blume, sensitive to the plight of many audiophiles, introduced the new Eclipse($3995). With an impedance of 14 ohms and sensitivity of 92db,the Eclipse seems a sure match for many tube based systems. The speakers in Chicago were driven by Manley electronics. The major difference between the Eclipse and Millennium looks to be the efficiencies gained by using single cabinets for the mids and bass instead of the two with the Millennium. Detailing and dynamics were in absolute abundance, and the imaging was stunning in its precision.


Israel Blume (left) of Coincident Speaker Technology
and Max Kreifeldt of cable manufacturer Silver Audio






Audiophilia

Room of the Day CES '99
Hosted by Coincident Speaker Technology and WireWorld.
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The Coincident Speaker Technology Millennium loudspeaker (US$6995.00), Manley 300B monoblock amplifiers (US$5300.00), California Audio Labs CL-25 CD player (US$2495.00) and Wireworld Gold Eclipse cables. Israel Blume, designer of the Milleniums, has a winner on his hands. The speakers have superb tonal qualities and play with amazing dynamics. The Millenniums made beautiful music (from within a magnificently finished cabinet) in great accord with the Manley monoblocks. This seems to be a marriage made in audio heaven. The CAL CD player and Wireword cable helped things along nicely. Congratulations to all concerned. 

Positive Feedback
CES '99 Show Report #1
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The Wireworld room was of course featuring the Gold Eclipse III and the Comparator. I have frequently been impressed by systems wired with Wireworld wire. This system included the $6,995/pair Millennium speaker from Coincident Speaker Technology which has a nominal impedance of 14 ohms (with a minimum of 10 ohms and a maximum of 16 ohms), a sensitivity of 92 dB, and a frequency response of 28 Hz to 35 kHz. Here is a speaker ready for the 7 watt SET and the low powered OTL amps. It was powered by a pair of the Manley SE/PP 300B "Retro" triode mono blocks which can be switched back and forth from paralleled single ended to push-pull while the music is playing. They also have adjustable negative feedback. The DAC was a CAL Alpha with tubed output, and the overall sound of the system seemed very good, very immediate, and had good bass. Unfortunately there was quite a large and noisy crowd in the room, so I didn't get the best listen, and time ran out before I made it back for another try.
  

Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
CES '99 Show Report
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Attention tube lovers! Israel Blume, the ambitious and very talented designer of the Coincident Speaker Technology line, took advantage of CES '99 to debut a speaker system with YOU in mind.  The new Eclipse, shown on the right, is a direct descendent of their flagship Millennium loudspeaker, but it checks in at a price tag of just $3,995/pair, in a gorgeous Cherrywood veneer. Imagine the wild tube audio thoughts running through my head when Israel informed me that the Eclipse has an impedance of 14 Ohms and is 92 dB efficient! (Tube amplifiers love high impedance, high efficiency speakers.) Frequency response reaches all the way down to 28 Hz by using dual, side-mounted 8" long-throw woofers. Folks, I heard these speakers driven by the 18 wpc Manley 300B amps with the new Cal Audio Labs CL-20 CD player at the source, and the sound was stunning. It was more powerful and dynamic, yet so sweet and open sounding, than it had any right to be. And get this -- they weren't even fully broken in yet! A shipping error had delayed their arrival at CES, and Israel had just set them up a few hours before I arrived. I must get to know this company because their entire lineup of speakers are designed to be compatible with low-to-modestly powered tube equipment (and they do just fine on solid state too, I've heard). Congrats to Israel on some of the finest sound I heard at the Show. 



 


Belgrade, Yugoslavia October 23-25, 1998

First Yugoslavian Audio Exhibit
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Sretenovic, the distributor of Coincident Speaker Technology, was awarded room of the show for overall excellence of sound at the First Yugoslavian Audio Exhibit. On display was the Coincident Conquests being driven by Cary SE 572 amps. 
 











Soundstage

CES '98 Standout Room Report

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Our writers pick their favorite rooms from CES '98

John Upton chooses:

Coincident / Atma-Sphere

Tube amplifier lovers on a speaker budget should definitely consider checking out Coincident Speaker Technology's "Super Conquest" floorstanders. With a stated efficiency of 91 dB/W, bass performance reaching down into the mid 20Hz range, and an easy 8 ohm load, the Super Conquests would appear to be a ideal partner for all but the most anemic tube-based power amps. What makes the Super Conquests truly stand out in my mind, however, is their ability to deliver the full range, tube-friendly sonic goods at a price of just $2,499. Powered by Atma-Sphere's much heralded M-60 Mark II OTL mono block amplifiers ($3,795/pair), the Coincident / Atma-Sphere system projected a superbly listenable sound that was detailed, extended, and complete. 


Soundstage

WCES - Las Vegas - '98
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Canada's Coincident Speaker Technology and well-known OTL-amplifier manufacturer Atma-sphere shared a room.  This was an analog-only room, not a CD to be found. Israel Blume, president of Coincident, brought his new $2,495 Super Conquest full-range floorstanding speakers. Doug Schneider currently has these loudspeakers in for review.  Rather than mass loading the speaker, Blume chose to deal with resonances via cabinet design. Source components were a modified Empire turntable (circa late 60s), SME 5 tonearm and Grado cartridge. The preamp was Ralph Karsten's $3,800 Atma-sphere MP3, and amplifiers were Atma-sphere M60 MkII OTL monoblocks, also priced at $3,800 (per pair). 





Stereophile, April 1997

WCES - Las Vegas '97
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Another floorstanding speaker offering a lot for the dollar is the new Conquest ($1495) from Coincident Speaker Technology. These simple but attractive two-ways have a 92dB sensitivity so you single-ended guys can dig 'em. They sound great, with a deep, well-focused soundstage. Perhaps it's no coincidence that Coincident was using only vinyl in their room. 

The Absolute Sound
WCES - Las Vegas - '97
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Ralph Karsten demoed redesigned, retro Atma Sphere M-60 MK II OTL amps ($3290/pr.) with approximately one ohm output impedance. The system included Israel Blume's Coincident Conquest ($1495/pr.), Atma Sphere preamp and way more retro gear - an ancient Empire turntable with an SME V speakers arm and Benz cartridge. GREAT DEMO! 





Soundstage

"CONQUISTADOR"
FESTIVAL DU SON ET DE L'IMAGE '97
March 7-9, 1997 
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(DAS) Local Montreal high-end dealer Codell Audio had a great room centering on the Coincident Speaker Technolgy Conquest ($1995) driven by Golden Tube SE-40 amplifier, the Golden Tube SEP-1 preamp, and the Rotel 990 CD player. I recently gave the Conquest a very favourable review here on SoundStage! where I commented on the use of the Conquest with low powered amps. I'm overjoyed to say that, judging by the sound in the Codell room, my hunch that the Conquest would be a perfect match for an amp like the SE-40 was right. The sound was liquid and squeeky clean. An excellent setup that was surely some of the finest sound of the show. 

(JS) This room had some of the best mids and highs of the show, and the overall sound was terrific. It was my first chance to hear the Rotel 990 (We have a review on this somewhere don,t we?) and it was well matched with the other components. This is another example of how equipment matching can make moderately priced equipment compete with the big boys. 







Soundstage, October 1996

Canadian Consumer Electronics Exposition 1996 Report
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Now, up to the second floor where I happened upon Israel Blume of Coincident Speaker Technology. As you may or may not be aware, I reviewed his new sub-$1000CDN loudspeaker called the Triumph (full review found elsewhere on Soundstage! and well worth checking out). The Triumph produces great sound that belies it's low-low asking price.. In this room Israel was showing the Triumph with a low-priced Jolida integrated tube amp and Alchemist Cd-player. This system produced a wonderfully detailed and smooth sound that had many shocked when they checked out the sticker prices. Israel was also showing a new design in the $3000 range called the Grand Master that uses their patented AWE (Assymetrical Wall Enclosure) construction. Previously, I had only seen Coincident's speakers in their basic black which is, well... black. I was shocked to see the quality of their optional veneer finishes- very, very sharp! Look for great things from this upstart Canadian company. I hauled home with a beautifully finished pair of their Troubadour loudspeakers for Soundstage! review. 

Stereophile, December 1996
Canadian Consumer's Electronics Exposition 1996
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At the much more modest price of $995 was the Triumph, from Coincident Speaker Technology. It's your basic two-way, with a first-order crossover and hardwood MDF cabinet. Set up in a system costing less than $3000 (NAD 514 CD player, JoLida integrated amp, WireWorld cables), the Triumph had a lively, attractive sound. 







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