Acoustic Preference GRACIOSO 1.0 AW-new [Expired]

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!!!BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER!!! NOW YOU CAN BUY OUR HIGH-END LOUDSPEAKERS FROM SERIES GRACIOSO AND MAESTOSO HANDCRAFTED IN EU FOR BEST PRICES EVER. Why the direct sales of our High-end lines loudspeakers? Our decision is well thought and we decided for the direct sales, because we know that direct sales is the only way, customers get the best product for their money and the best after purchase service, when purchasing our exclusive High-end loudspeakers. Furthermore, every AP speakers model are a detailed hand work, we put at least 50 hours of hand work of different specialists in creation of AP High-end loudspeakers. From wood specialists, electronic construction, design solutions, testing and quality control. All parts are manufactured in EU and all supplied parts are of the highest quality, which inevitably means high supply and production costs. In conclusion final production costs of Gracioso and Maestoso loudspeakers are also inevitably high. Our policy from the start of Acoustic Preference company, has always been to maximize benefits and satisfaction of our customers, and in our opinion, direct sells is the only fair way to deliver High-end hifi equipment directly from our company to your homes with no extra margins and for approx. 50% lower prices. Are our products still in High-End product class, nevertheless the prices are evidently better? Because the high volume of manual work put in the making of our speakers, the production in large batches is not possible. Each pair of our speakers is exclusive product that can be produced annually within a max. few hundred pairs. A few highly skilled experts are responsible for the composition of the speakers and every pair of our loudspeakers is handcrafted on customers demand. Moreover, the customers get the same quality product for approx. 50% lower price, which means that AP loudspeakers are of course still exclusive High-end product, but for much friendlier and more affordable price. Thus we can legitimately claim, that with the purchase of Acoustic Preference loudspeakers our customers get the highest rank of high-end speakers for affordable price, that are made in small production numbers, handmade and very exclusive. Does the quality remain the same? It is very important to point out, that the speakers are identical to those in the tests, so the new prices will not bring any change in quality. Quality is only improving with age, as they have now been in production for the third year, and in the meantime many things were learned or the processes improved, to achieve an even better final result. Due to bad experiences with shipping the first pairs of speakers around the world in cardboard packaging, the packaging into wooden boxes was introduced. That's one of the reason, we did not have any transportation accidents or injuries since. That is how we ensure that our transportation is risk free and 100% save. How do you know how they sound, before you decide for a purchase? Moreover, we make sure that the loudspeakers are regularly sent on tests to various recognized experts in the world, to make your purchase decision easier. At the same time the tests results also give us needed feedback and confirmation that we made really superior speakers. What are the main advantages of buying directly from the manufacturer? There are a lot of advantages of direct buy. One of them is obviously much friendlier price, but there are also others, also important advantages. To begin with, now you can get the most detailed information about AP loudspeakers directly from AP team. The people who created the loudspeakers can offer the most comprehensive customer support. There is at least 2 years of research work in each of our loudspeaker model and no sales person or distributer can offer all the needed answers and support, besides the designers and engineers that developed the product. Secondly, we keep records for every pair of sold loudspeakers with all their components and/or custom made properties. You can always decide to send your speakers to maintenance, renewal or even upgrade to MK units if possible. Direct buy also provides you the best after purchase support, because you solve warranty matters directly with manufacturer. We make every effort that our customers would be fully satisfied with our purchase service- We know that the world has become a global village in which the reputation, good or bad, spreads very rapidly. That is why our motto is "each satisfied customer counts." Finally, let us encourage you, to try out our speakers, believe us that you will not regret it. We'll do our best for your satisfaction and future loyalty, because we are full of ideas and plans for the future of our High-end audio products. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE We cover all the transport costs for our customers. We think that this is the fair way, because the customers are also not directly charged with transportation costs if they buy items in the stores. This arrangement stands for all the countries that UPS delivers to. If the country is not on the UPS shipping list, you only pay the differential between UPS prices and new/other transportation agent. Speakers will be shipped in original packing, 4 separate wooden boxes at around 20-25 kg each. Payment and delivery Payment by wire transfer, PayPal or Cash on delivery - COD-for EU only. What's important, we have arranged the payment on delivery method (COD) for our EU customers, for the part of the whole payment sum. At the order confirmation, you pay 40-60% of the whole sum (depends on the model and the price range of the loudspeakers) as an advance, second part you will pay to our UPS shipping currier at the delivery (maximal 5000$ for one delivery at same day). Specially secured wooden transportation packages, proved 100% save! All our loudspeakers are packed into the high quality wooden boxes (with CE certificate) and that's one of the reason, we did not have any transportation accidents or injuries. Furthermore in wooden boxes with inner foil, the loudspeakers are also better protected against the moisture. This is how we ensured that our transportation is risk free and total safe. With manufacturers Invoice (VAT 20% included) and 5 years of warranty. Money-back Guarantee and testing period In the case our loudspeakers will not live up to your expectations, you can return them to our company address in original packaging in 30 days time from purchase. We offer all our customers 30 days, money back guarantee. You have 30 days time for sound testing and room layout adjustments. Only if you hear loudspeakers in your room and combined with your Audio equipment, you can get to know our loudspeakers and decide if you like them. Your cost is only shipping, charged by the UPS price list. Shipping costs of the loudspeakers returned to the manufacturer is always covered by the customer! WARRANTY Buy direct from the manufacturer brings a lot of advantage, which we would like to point out. -You will have a 5 years warranty for service and warranty repairs, even, if the dealer by which you bought your loudspeakers go out of business. -With direct purchase by the manufacturer you will avoid the possibility of warranty loss, which is nowadays a very real possibility. -Each of our loudspeakers model has 5 year warranty. Dealers and agents often reduce this warranty period. BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER WITHOUT RISK! With “BUY DIRECT” you will 100% receive never unpacked or even listened speakers, direct from manufacturer Acoustic Preference. 5 years full warranty. 30 day money back guarantee. In conclusion, direct buy provides you the best prices and after purchase support. Please check acoustic-preference official site or Google (search for Gracioso 1.0) for all the other details and reviews about those speakers. Please fell free to contact us for any additional details. We are also on Facebook, there you can chat with creators of Acoustic Preference loudspeakers!

• 2-way/bass reflex system
• 12 dB/oct/LKR/2200 Hz crossover
• Nominal power, 150 W
• Impedance, 8 Ohm
• Frequency response, 50 Hz - 20 kHz
• Sensitivity, 88 dB / 1W/ 1M
• Dimensions-loudspeaker: 260 x 365 x 360 mm (W x D x H)
• Dimensions-stand: 260 (310) x 365(420) x 690 mm (W x D x H) with spikes.
• Weight: Loudspeaker: 12,6 kg/piece; Stand 18,6 kg/piece;
• Transport Weight: 4 wooden boxes: 102 kg UPS volume wieght;

• 160 mm Morel High Performance bass-midrange
• One-piece DPC cone/dust cap for smooth, extended response and firm bass
• Large diameter aluminum former for efficient heat transfer
• 75 mm diameter HEXATECH voice coil for high power handling and superior dynamics
• Massive die-cast open aluminum basket for flat and smooth response
• Natural felt disc for absorption of unwanted reflections

• Morel 28 mm High Performance Elite series tweeter
• ACUFLEX hand-treated soft dome and aluminum faceplate
• HEXATECH voice coil for high power handling and superior dynamics
• Triple Ferrite magnet system
• Linear motion for high sensitivity, fast transient response and high definition

• 12 dB/oct/LKR/2200 Hz crossover
• Mundorf Air Foil Coils, 99.999% pure OFC-copper with Polypropylene insulation.
• Mundorf High-End Audio Grade MKP capacitors, matched to 0.5% tolerance.
• Exclusive custom braid - HGA Solid Silver/Teflon insulated inner wiring
• High quality Bi-wire WBT terminals

From StereoMojo review:Review by William Schuchard

The Acoustic Preference Gracioso 1.0 speakers are a reference quality monitor. Every aspect of this speaker was taken to the nth degree such as their hand - built walnut cabinets, carefully crafted to control resonance and dispersion and the use of very high quality drivers and components. When one purchases these speakers, they are not just looking for good sound, but world-class sonics wrapped in heirloom quality cabinetry and hardware.Their neutral sound characteristic, dynamic capacity, exemplary bass response, extraordinary soundstage and imagining are likely to be a big hit with music lovers. As in most artistic endeavors, opinions are split regarding the appearance of the Gracioso's. Some think they are gorgeous while others think they are more gaudy. But then the word "gaudy" comes from the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi famous for the cathedral in Barcelona as well as many other very ornate structures. Whichever way your tastes run, they are certainly eye catching and look like no other speaker in the world.

Consumers whose currency is based on the Euro may find these to be a great deal. While the $10,000 price point seems high for a stand mount speaker, it really is not that unusual. The Herbage M40.1 at $13,000, the Sonus Faber Guarneri at $15,000 , MBL 121 at $14,000 are just a few examples of others. There is no doubt that this offering from Slovenia is a perfectionist, no compromise assault on the monitor speaker state-of-the-art. Those that can afford it may find themselves being seduced and falling in love with a speaker that can be very addicting.

From EnjoyTheMusic review:

A Feast for both ears and eyes straight from Slovenia in Eastern Europe.Review By Anthony NicosiaConclusionMy time with the Acoustic Preference Gracioso 1.0 loudspeakers along with their matching factory stands seemed way too short. These loudspeakers sat amidst a group of towering giants (physically speaking) from Legacy, Klipsch and Magnapan where the only way they could differentiate themselves would be through sonic performance, and perform with excellence they did. While the 1.0's can be driven with lesser audio gear they are best suited to be mated with electronics of equal quality with which to bring out their very best. Placing them with top of the line source components, proper power and preamplifier's as well as cabling (yes power conditioners too) will reward you with exquisite music to be enjoyed for years to come. Doing so you might find yourself amazed at this loudspeakers ability to convey the essence of a performance.While small in size (relatively speaking) they did not seem so when playing back large scale musical passage and astonished me with their ability to fill my room with beautiful sound. While not having experienced any of their other models it would seem to me if one is seeking out loudspeakers for use in a very large room, or those that will extend down lower for more bass impact, the next logical step would be to move up the line checking out their larger floor standing models. Normally I research a company quite thoroughly before taking on an assignment in an effort to assure myself of getting something which will fit my system so as to sound at its very best.

With this review Steven Rochlin, the editor of Enjoy the Music, set me up with Marjan Tancer of Acoustic-Preference before I had time to think it through which was a lucky break for me so as not to foolishly overlook the 1.0's out of pure ignorance. This is why he is the editor and I just listen and review. My thanks to Steven Rocklin and Acoustic-Preference for allowing me to experience loudspeakers that made me rethink my obsession with size and to enjoy a listening experience with loudspeakers from the truly high-end side of our hobby.

Bravo Acoustic- Preference!
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