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    Gaggia Syncrony Logic Espresso Coffee Machine

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I am looking at moving on from the old breville, and am looking at this model on ebay.

    Can anyone offer any advice on this model and what you think would be a reasonable price.

    Also what other machines are out there that you would recommend.

    I cant spend thousands as the wife would not see the funny side, however if I can get some good advice then I maybe able to convince her



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    Re: Gaggia Syncrony Logic Espresso Coffee Machine

    Hi Dicko,

    Welcome to CoffeeSnobs [smiley=thumbsup.gif].

    Hmmm, the proverbial question indeed. My suggestion would be to drop a line to any one of our Site Sponsors listed on the l/h side of the front page and talk to them. They are professionals all and will not steer you wrong. If you then end up with a couple of machines on a short list, you could then enlist the assistance of owners of similar machines from the membership to help you further narrow the options in your favour.

    Best advice I can give you at this early stage. All the best,

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    Re: Gaggia Syncrony Logic Espresso Coffee Machine

    Hi Dicko!

    Firstly, Id suggest having a look at the Spring edition of Crema Magazine - Syncrony Logic appears there and comments from an expert panel. (I believe Fresh Coffee was one of the analysts...)

    Secondly, from a personal note, my uncle has a Syncrony Logic and my father has a Titanium. Both good machines, but the Titianium allows far more control of variables such as grind and water temp to produce a better result. I have issues with the syncrony logics grind adjustment and just cant get a good, drinkable result :-? I must admit, I am spoilt with a Diadema Junior, but even going back to basics, the Titanium only produces a barely drinkable brew when tweaked to the clappers.

    In all fairness though, the respective owners are more than happy with their machines and enjoy the convenience of pushing a button and seeing the result! They cringe whenever at my place and seeing what is involved with grinding, tamping, brewing ........ 8-) But they love the result!! ;D

    Personally, for the money, Id talk to one of the site sponsers as Im sure a good manual machine and grinder will be available for the dollars you are looking at spending.

    Happy shopping!!

    James

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    Re: Gaggia Syncrony Logic Espresso Coffee Machine

    I missed out on that one. Someone jumped me with a minute to go and picked it up for 570 plus postage .

    I am now looking at a Spidem Trevi Digital Espresso Machine, which has a price of 750 with no bids on it at the moment.

    I see that are around the 1400 to 1500 mark on the net. Is this a machine worth buying if I can pick it up for that price


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    Dicko


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    Re: Gaggia Syncrony Logic Espresso Coffee Machine

    The Spidem, like the Gaggia, is another version of the Saeco. The latest Choice magazine has a review of the fully autos - but I think its a bit harsh. Even their top-rated Saeco Incanto gets a bagging on its espresso quality, which I think is unfair. We have one and, with a bit of tinkering and good bean choice, often produce shots superior to a cafe.
    You may also want to look at graysonline.com.au, which currently has some autos on auction.

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    Re: Gaggia Syncrony Logic Espresso Coffee Machine

    Thanks for that. I have found the link to the choice site however at 10 to view the review, I thought not.

    I have seen the Saeco on the grey site for 1100 plus 10% and postage, however I was hoping to get out of it for under the 1000 mark.

    Does anyone know of any sites that have used auto machines up for sale


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    Re: Gaggia Syncrony Logic Espresso Coffee Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Dicko link=1128346652/0#5 date=1128414843
    I have seen the Saeco on the grey site for 1100 plus 10% and postage, however I was hoping to get out of it for under the 1000 mark.

    Thanks
    Hi again,

    Why not talk to our Site Sponsors? They are an extremely professional and knowledgeable bunch of people and WILL be able to help steer you towards equipment within your budget range.....

    Cheers,
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    Re: Gaggia Syncrony Logic Espresso Coffee Machine

    With an RRP of $1500 for the digital, I doubt youll find it for below 1K. There are a few lower models which, quite frankly, do the same job. The digital display, although nice to have, doesnt really add much functionality or convenience, and in reality isnt worth the extra $200-$300 it adds to the price.
    Also consider the extended warranty. Our original Saeco was in for repairs five times in less than six months!! However, its now been almost six months since our last visit to the service dept (and were running about 10-12 shots a day).

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    Re: Gaggia Syncrony Logic Espresso Coffee Machine

    Thanks for everyones advise, I picked up a Gaggia Syncroncy for 610 delivered and am quite happy with it.

    Still playing around with the grind settings and the strength but gives a nice coffee and quick and easy, Ive even had my wife making me some which was one of the reasons for buying it.

    It does a good job on the milk as well which is a vast improvement over my old breville.


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    Re: Gaggia Syncrony Logic Espresso Coffee Machine

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Choice found that none of the super autos made top class coffee.
    The criteria Choice testers uses, and the weighting given, may not be what coffee snobs would necessarily agree with.
    They score on taste, ease of use, time to brew, frothing, coffee making and coffee temperature.

    The top three models: Saeco Incanto, Saeco Magic Deluxe, Solis Palazzo scored respectively 50%, 50% and 45% in the taste test.

    Incidently, while conceding the ideal water temperature was 90 - 95 degrees, the temperature was taken in the CUP, at 65 - 72 degrees "so it would have cooled down a bit on its way"..." which could well contribute to the less than ideal taste of most of the coffees."

    There you have it.

    --robusto



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