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Hello everyone! I'm considering purchasing a QM Rapida, however I can't seem to find the typical documentation I review before purchasing a machine, such as the owner's manual and parts diagram. I'd like to know technical details such as group configuration (thermosyphon or dipper?), spring configuration (single or dual? 9-bar or 12-bar?), pump (vibe or rotary?), etc. A diagram of the internals would help answer these questions. Unfortunately, despite searching for hours, I haven't been able to find so much as a picture of the internals anywhere online. Can anyone help?
After being messed about with the courier, and a stressful few days, my package finally arrived albeit completely battered and with a massive hole in it. Thankfully, the machine doesn't appear to be damaged at all. Initial impressions (before I've even had time to sample any shots!): + It's massive, it completely dwarves my Sage DTP and even my Casadio Enea (which I used to think was big!) It even feels bigger than Rob's Veloce mk1 - even though mine has a smaller boiler - could be imagining this though. + It feels really well built, and I think it looks damn sexy. + I'm definitely going to need to put it on a better table, this old ikea desk looks like it's struggling under the weight and it tips with the lever if I don't hold the portafilter (though the machine stays planted to the desk). It's less bad now that it's filled with water, but still. + The accessories seem a bit sparse, there's not even a cheap tamper to go with it. I had to buy the bottomless separately, hence the handle doesn't match the other ones. All the instructions were in Italian, so lets hope I'm doing this right! Anyway, whilst it warms up for the first time, here are some pics. Apologies for the construction site that is my kitchen at the moment: Looking forward to starting my lever adventure and sharing it with you guys!