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  1. K

    Tube amps with TAD CR-1's ? Recommendations ?

    Looks like you had a good time. Interesting results. Surprise preamp module performance until Femto 33. Now the BIG decision. :)
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    Tube amps with TAD CR-1's ? Recommendations ?

    Soulution 511 would be fantastic. Heard MSB 202 at Wilson and MSB event and found sound bit dark on the Alexx. I much prefer Agostino Momentum on the Wilson. If only digital, get MSB Reference DAC and sacrifice the Soulution 520 :) Good Luck!
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    Tube amps with TAD CR-1's ? Recommendations ?

    Interesting! Does dealer have any insight if common compatibility issues between the brands or just an anomaly? What's next amp? It's not surprising you prefer going direct from MSB to amp. Just accept it and write the check :) I'm going direct from latest Soulution 560 DAC with Leedh...
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    best cost no object, cables

    Enklein "David" cables. Using full loom of PC, IC and SC. Completely changed my perspective and priority on cables.
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    Matching Pre-amps and Amps: Same Brand or Not?

    From my experience, No. As long as impedance between amp and pre compatible.
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    A1 vs A1.5 vs M1.1

    Is "big step up" mainly in current delivery and/or sound quality?
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    RIP - Heartfelt thanks to Paul Chambers of Goodwin's High End!

    Very sad news indeed. First met Paul when he was working at Stereo Shop on Mass Ave. in Arlington, MA. Great guy with a sense of humor. Bought my 1st High End pieces, Krell KSA100s and Sonic Frontier SFL-1 from them. RIP Paul!
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    Tube amps with TAD CR-1's ? Recommendations ?

    Definitely a WOW after adding each Enklein "David" cable.. PC -> SC -> IC. I'm one of 99% that has a budget. Pretty much done this year. Probably revisit M400 next year. Only allow myself waste so much $$ each year on this hobby. :) What's remarkable with Enkein is improvement in my lower...
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    Tube amps with TAD CR-1's ? Recommendations ?

    No, never considered bi-amping. System in family room (33 ft x 25 ft x 15 ft) on 25 ft wall and amps have no problem filling the big room. Had Hegel H30, sounds different but don't remember any memorable advantages with SS. Your CR-1 is bit less efficient so results may differ. I see...
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    Magico A5s arrive at Rhapsody....color me confused;)

    How about a pair of S5MK#? Yes. After driving off the lot, don't want buyers to suffer huge depreciation. Just ask Raidho owners. Also resale value will help when time to upgrade Don't get me wrong, I think it's great Magico can produce better products at lower cost. Just need better...
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    Magico A5s arrive at Rhapsody....color me confused;)

    Wait another week, new A3MK2 will blow away A5 at lower MSRP. This is all great news for new buyers but not so good resale value for existing owners.
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    Power Amp for Magico Q3

    Demoed Q3 several times at Goodwin's in Waltham, MA before purchasing TAD E1s, my favorite amp was Constellation Centaur. You can probably pick up stereo version used under $10k
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    I am sick of failing amplifiers

    One positive with COVID is light traffic where I can enjoy my 911. Traffic has picked up past week but still light and people are driving fast.
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    Keith's Dream Amplifier Thread

    Yes, was offer excellent deal purchasing both. No problems with SQ but at the time, I have VAC SigMKIIa SE preamp. I've always prefer transformer coupling tube preamps. Usually more neutral and lower output impedance.

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