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tinytot2
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 5:52pm
Subject: Could somebody ID this Vibiemme?
 

Does anybody know which Vibiemme machine this looks like?  I've contacted the seller because the pic isn't very good, but thought somebody here may know.

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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 6:48pm
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it looks like a Domobar Super, but you will need to see if it has a double boiler or is an HX machine, they look the same.
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:34am
Subject: Re: Could somebody ID this Vibiemme?
 

tinytot2 Said:

Does anybody know which Vibiemme machine this looks like?  I've contacted the seller because the pic isn't very good, but thought somebody here may know.

Posted January 29, 2013 link

It looks like a Super HX Manuale based on the 3 stage power switch. Not a double boiler because there is no PID display that can be seen on this machine.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:16pm
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1stline Said:

It looks like a Super HX Manuale based on the 3 stage power switch. Not a double boiler because there is no PID display that can be seen on this machine.

Posted January 30, 2013 link

The seller confirmed it's a Domobar Super, but didn't say more than that.  I believe you are right!  Thanks for looking.   I'm waiting for a few more pics and more information.  

It seems like a good local deal:  around $700 (was $2000 new), 2 years old, includes single & double portafilters, only made about 30 beverages.

My guess is this is probaby WAY too much machine for me.  I don't know anything about manual machines.
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:28pm
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tinytot2 Said:

The seller confirmed it's a Domobar Super, but didn't say more than that.  I believe you are right!  Thanks for looking.   I'm waiting for a few more pics and more information.  

It seems like a good local deal:  around $700 (was $2000 new), 2 years old, includes single & double portafilters, only made about 30 beverages.

My guess is this is probaby WAY too much machine for me.  I don't know anything about manual machines.

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Better make sure they pack it right.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:32pm
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1stline Said:

Better make sure they pack it right.

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I haven't purchased it.  Just gathering information to see if this is the right machine for me :)
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 2:32pm
Subject: Re: Could somebody ID this Vibiemme?
 

Its not really a manual machine.

Its a semi-automatic machine.  Its lever activated.  When you lift up that lever on the right side of the grouphead, two things happen.  One, you open the brewpath, and two, a microswitch is tripped causing the pump to pump water through and pull the shot.  You push the lever back down to stop the shot.

Think of it as a really cool button.

 
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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2013, 7:05am
Subject: Re: Could somebody ID this Vibiemme?
 

That's a pretty darn good price for that machine.  I bought a VBM DD v2 demo model right after they announced the v3.  I got it for $1100 and that's the lowest I've ever seen a VBM go for.  It was WAY too much machine for me but I easily grew into it because the E61 machines are so forgiving.  If you're willing to live with an HX machine that Domobar Super is an excellent machine.

Now for the caveats.  A used machine will probably need some fixes.  If you're not handy that can be a hassle.  Also, you'll need a very good grinder.  That means at minimum a Baratza Vario and probably should be a 64mm commercial-style grinder.

I'll answer any questions you have.  I've been inside my VBM 25+ times but only once was a VBM problem; the rest were me customizing and fixing my own mistakes.
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