ESW9A vs ESW9?
Mar 23, 2009 at 9:38 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

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Basically what the title says... what difference is there? The ESW9A are about $50 cheaper than the ESW9 for me. I have heard that the ESW9A is just a different kind of wood, is this true? Thanks.
 
Mar 23, 2009 at 9:47 PM Post #3 of 12

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Hmm. I just did a quick google search and another head-fi thread said that the ones without the A are made of Japanese Cherrywood and are the older version, A models are African Paduak. Still haven't come across a definite answer, though.
 
Mar 23, 2009 at 10:07 PM Post #4 of 12

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That MIGHT mean a slightly different sound because there would be different resonances.
 
Mar 23, 2009 at 11:29 PM Post #5 of 12

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the A version is overpriced, import the ESW9 :p

yeah i did seen those cherry and african woods around, but the cherry are used on the EW9... thou thats for certain.
 
Mar 24, 2009 at 12:08 AM Post #7 of 12

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from what i heard, tere is no difference betwee nthe two, that A is just a stamp for american version thats all. both are made in japan still.
 
Mar 24, 2009 at 12:50 AM Post #8 of 12

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Quote:

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^The ESW9A is ~$230, the non-A version is around $280, $230 if shipped from Japan, so another $30 shipping.


Those are street deals probably... cause the retail is $480
or probably the ESW9A is actually an ESW9... which it is ... just a model number haha or no change at all?!?!
 
Nov 1, 2009 at 1:40 PM Post #9 of 12

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Hi, sorry to resurrect this thread, but apparently, there's a difference in esw9a and esw9 according to graphs by headroom. I guess the difference is pretty subtle though.
 
Nov 1, 2009 at 2:40 PM Post #10 of 12

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ESW9A is EXACTLY the same as ESW9, even the box is the same and the only difference is sticker on the back of the box. I have ESW9A and I've seen ESW9.
- both are EXACTLY the same,
- both are made of paduak, NOT cherry.
 
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Quote:
ESW9A is EXACTLY the same as ESW9, even the box is the same and the only difference is sticker on the back of the box. I have ESW9A and I've seen ESW9.
- both are EXACTLY the same,
- both are made of paduak, NOT cherry.



I would not assume by now the boxes are not the same.
 
They are not for the es7.
 
 
Also I see a difference in the frequency response graphs.
 
This may be due to one unit more "burned in" than the other, since the signture very similar.
 
I would leave that to you as being "subjective", but for me,
 
 
 
I would choose the esw9 over the esw9a :p
 
 
 
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Yes old thread. . . the graph could be just the difference in the drivers since I doubt drivers of the ESW9 series are not matched or tested closely. 
 

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