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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    I have an Aesthetix Io Eclipse with single power supply and no volume controls which I have owned for about 5 years. I use balanced cables to go from the Io output to an Allnic preamp. I love the sound and do not find it noisy as some have stated. A couple of years back I had some trouble with...
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    Visit to Henk van der Hoeven -- Apogee Acoustics Re-builder/Restorer

    I am now blissfully listening to the Diva A9's. They sound absolutely fantastic. I have made a small change to amplification. Can't thank Graz enough for the speakers he has produced for me, they are superb. Now searching for their limits will be interesting (joking). I can only wish that Graz...
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    Visit to Henk van der Hoeven -- Apogee Acoustics Re-builder/Restorer

    Hello Tang, Graz delivered the speakers the night before last and it took until late to get them set up. We moved them further into the room than we had them originally. I am still coming to terms with the openness of the sound and the increase of treble energy. The bass is a little light at...
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    Visit to Henk van der Hoeven -- Apogee Acoustics Re-builder/Restorer

    A lot of discussion here about the Diva A9 from Graz so here are some more photos.
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    My Apogee Journey

    Hey Bonzo75 The power amps are the Ayon Audio Orthos XS with KT150 tubes.
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    My Apogee Journey

    Way back in 1991, I heard my first pair of Apogees at a Hi Fi store in Melbourne. In 1992, my brother was stationed in the US and he purchased a pair of Apogee Centaur Majors for me. He bought them back with him, following his posting in 1994. At the time they were $12,000 in Australia but...
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    Graham Phantom Elite

    I noticed a fairly subtle but large difference from the II to the Supreme so you should get some audible improvements. I look forward to your impressions.
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    Graham Phantom Elite

    When you get the new arm can you post your impressions. I would consider selling the Supreme and upgrading if it is worthwhile.
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    Graham Phantom Elite

    Unfortunately there is no dealer in Australia that I am aware of.
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    Graham Phantom Elite

    I concur with the others, you are one lucky guy. Does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade from the Supreme to the Elite. On the website it quotes $9,600 for the Elite an extra $3,600. Does anyone know the upgrade cost as this seems alot. Tony
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    Oh no, MF is not a fan of 12" arms!

    Hi Peter, I have a Clearaudio Master Reference with Graham Phantom Supreme and Benz LP-S. One of the advantages of the ceramic magnetic bearing is that the platter height is somewhat weight dependant being the result of opposing magnets in the vertical plane. I use an outer weight to attempt...
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    Graham Phantom Elite

    I had my arm upgraded from the II to the Supreme. The new alignment gauge finally arrived this week and I checked the cartridge alignment. The upgrade is significant especially once the cartridge is setup correctly. Alot more bass. Fantastic midrange and liquid highs.

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