Does anyone have experience with Ariva speakers? I’m wondering what quality range they are equivalent to in terms of other speakers, eg would they be in the same class as a Harbeth 30.2, a Dynaudio Special 40, etc. Was thinking of pairing to my Nova. I’m currently using Sonus Faber Olympica 1’s but need to change them out for a medium period of time. I’m also wondering if there would be a big drop or not in sound quality from the SF’s.
My experience is that I have heard them sounding fantastic at my dealers with Naim entry level kit. I have tried them here in a smaller room with similar kit and been very disappointed.
So, in the right room, I imagine they will match very well with your Nova.
I can’t comment on how they compare with the other speakers you mention.
A friend has them fronted by LP12/Ittok/K18/102/HC/180. I find them quite boomy but that’s probably the room. In any case they are very different to the preceding generations of Naim speakers, SBL, IBL etc. I for one am not a fan but then I’ve not heard them in an optimized set up/room etc.
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