Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000
 

Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000

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Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000    16:33 on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

narendly
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I;ve tried those flutes and I kind of liked them.

Which one is better ? I want to hear some opinions prior to purchase.

Thank you.


P.S. How's avanti flutes? I haven't tried them yet.

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What I felt from a short time of playing trial(about 10 mins) was that

- Sonare 601 : pro - really easy to make sound(I was impressed), good tone, light key mechanism
con - too light(or rather cheap) feeling

- Azumi 3000 : pro - a bit more weighty sound than Sonare, good tone
con - a little harder to make sound

It's too hard to decide for me because those two are pretty good!

Also I have tried Yamaha 461 but I did not like it. Simply because I have been playing on 10years old Yamaha beginner closed hole instrument, and I did not feel much difference between them in regards to the mechanism(the keys.. or of that kind), although the sound was better as a matter of course.

Any more opinions? or other great flutes in the same price range?



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Re: Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000    17:11 on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

_TonyT-PiccoloBO
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really, its a matter of prefrence.
the sonare is a little brighter.
the azumi is darker
really, just play them for hours on end and see which one is better for you!

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Re: Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000    19:53 on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Patrick
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see if you can try them for more than 10 minutes, take them home for a couple of days...

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Re: Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000    20:01 on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

narendly
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That might be hard for me..

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Re: Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000    09:25 on Thursday, March 06, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

tim
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If it's a littler harder to make a sound on the Azumi, that's something you can work at and overcome. You can't do anything about the flimsy mechanism on the Sonare, that's just a flaw in the flute. Once you're comfortable with getting a good tone on the Azumi, you might even find the extra resistance provides you with more tone possibilities.

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Re: Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000    08:56 on Friday, March 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

narendly
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So is that I can't make sound easily on Azumi something that I have to overcome?

I was really impressed by Sonare because I could make sound so easily even high notes(high E).

So I think people call it "resistance"...

is it better for flute or player to have more resistance on headjoint? I'm just very hesitating between those flutes...

Someone says Sonare Sucks, but some say Sonare's great. So is Azumi...wait I haven't heard many reviews from people about it... probably it's respectively newer brand..

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Re: Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000    09:28 on Friday, March 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

vampav8trix
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I like the Sonare that is made in Germany better than the one that was made in China. I don't remember the Azumi. I may not have tried one.

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Re: Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000    09:34 on Friday, March 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

narendly
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Yes, what I think is that now Sonare 601 series with the body and foot made in USA by powell and strung and finished in Germany, would hold up better than it used to be when its body was made in China.

I wonder if it will still have horrible mechanism problems..

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Re: Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000    14:13 on Friday, March 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Account Closed
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im very leary against sonares. i probably wont advise anyone to buy one until more reviews come out about them. if you can afford to keep changing flutes like changing your underwear, i would buy the sonare if you like it. most people cant afford that. im just scared that youll spend just as much as you did on the flute as you might on repair bills because of the stupid mechanism!

i would go with the azumi just because of reliability. they sound nice as well. i really like the z-cut headjoint too.

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im also not a fan of the headjoint on the sonares. i think its much like the "sheridan" headjoints on the brio - a cheap copy of the headjoint its meant to emulate.

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Re: Sonare 601 VS Azumi 3000    14:25 on Friday, March 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

narendly
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That's one thing that keeps me from buying Sonare.
I really wonder what has changed on New Sonares... wonder whether they got better..

   

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