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  1. joeinid

    Question for PeterA - Any plans to move to Pass point 8 amps in the future?

    Just curious if you've thought about replacing your XA160.5 amps with any Pass Labs point 8 amps? Thank you!
  2. joeinid

    How current or up-to-date is the Spectral website for gear? ....

    I realize that this may be a silly question. I am still a Spectral newbie. I am assuming that the Spectral website would be the go to listing for current models. I may be getting an opportunity this coming week to finally hear Spectral and I just want to know what's current.
  3. joeinid

    Can the DEQX HDP-5™ • Preamp processor work with JBL M2's .......

    Can the DEQX HDP-5™ • Preamp processor work with JBL M2's and my own amps instead of the packaged options that come standard. http://deqx.com/product-hdp5-overview.php
  4. joeinid

    Anything new coming from Lamm this weekend?

    Just curious if there will be any new announcements from this weekend. :)
  5. joeinid

    Ayre MX-R Twenty vs Pass Labs Xs-150 ? ...... Thoughts ? .......

    While I'd love the Pass Xs series combo (Xs preamp and Xs-150 amps), I am not sure I could take the heat. Has anyone heard the new Ayre KX-R Twenty preamp and MX-R Twenty amp together and have any idea how it compares to the Pass combo?
  6. joeinid

    CJ amps wired in Triode mode ? ...

    I seem to remember some CJ amps were available wired in Triode mode. Am I dreaming? Can they still do it now? I sent an email to tech support and am waiting for an answer. Thanks.
  7. joeinid

    VRE-1C Reference Preamplifier by Steve McCormack ? ...

    If you own one or have heard one, I'd love your opinion. I am looking at one of these vs a few other preamps and would appreciate some input. Thank you.
  8. joeinid

    Ayre KX-R Twenty vs. D'Agostino Momentum preamplifier ? ....

    Has anyone compared the two? Any thoughts on how they might differ sound-wise? I loved the sound of the D'Agostino Momentum preamplifier but was not crazy about some operational issues. I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
  9. joeinid

    Hegel H30 - Does anyone own one or at least heard it? ....

    I just picked up mine yesterday and have to say that I am mightily impressed. Full tone, great bass with sweet mids and top end. I think it's an amazing value.
  10. joeinid

    Devialet, SAM, and the Changing of the High-End Guard ....

    http://www.soundstageultra.com/index.php/features-menu/opinion-menu/494-devialet-sam-and-the-changing-of-the-high-end-guard
  11. joeinid

    Please vote for SAM on the Devialet site for Sonus Faber – Stradivari Homage ....

    I'd appreciate your vote. Thank you. :) http://voteforsam.devialet.com/category/sonus-faber/?vfs-filter=popular
  12. joeinid

    Can I start with the Spectral DMC-30SS preamp first ?...

    Can I start with the Spectral DMC-30SS preamp first (with the appropriate cables) and then add the amp(s) later? Would the Spectral preamp be okay to build a system around it?
  13. joeinid

    Solid state amp recommendations for Sonus Faber Stradivari ...

    I finally broke down and ordered my pair of Stradivari. :b I am curious as to what you guys recommend for solid state amplification. From reading some of the posts here, I understand Strads can be difficult to drive properly. I love tubes and think I have that covered. For the times I want...
  14. joeinid

    Looking for opinions on Concert Fidelity amps ....

    Anyone own or have heard the Concert Fidelity ZL-120V2SE or ZL-200 amps? They seem to be paired with TAD at some audio shows. Thank you.
  15. joeinid

    Magico S3/S5 with Lamm M1.2 Reference monos ??? ...

    Looking for opinions on how this combo might sound together. Thanks!
  16. joeinid

    Sonus Faber Stradivari ....

    OMG! I saw and heard these stunning speakers today. This is the second time I've heard them and I love these things. Am I crazy to think about them? Are they still competitive today considering Magico S3/S5 and Wilson Alexia? The Sonus Faber Stradivari were one of the only two speakers to...
  17. joeinid

    Intrigued by JBL M2 speaker system .... Opinions please ...

    http://www.jblpro.com/products/recording&broadcast/M2/index.html#.UoGdn415iAM Has anyone heard these? Can you offer an opinion please?
  18. joeinid

    Hoping for a Pass Xs-75 or Pass Xs-100 series of Xs amps ...

    Any hope for something a little smaller than the Xs-150?
  19. joeinid

    Pictures of the Job 225 for fuse replacement ....

    Here are some photos of the Job 225 and the fuse block. You can slide out the fuse holder without taking the cover off but I found it easier to push the post from the back on the inside. The drawer will pop open containing the fuses. The one shown in the photo is the one to replace. There is...
  20. joeinid

    CJ ART mono power consumption?

    Does anyone know how many amps each mono draws? Would it be okay to put them both on one 20A circuit?
  21. joeinid

    Listening to music is good for the heart

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10278977/Listening-to-music-is-good-for-the-heart.html
  22. joeinid

    Spectral amplifier damping factor ? ...

    I didn't see the damping factor specs anywhere on Spectral's site. Can anyone tell me the damping factor. I have a friend that is also interested. I know it may not be an important factor but it's turning out he's starting to prefer amps with very high damping factors. Thanks.
  23. joeinid

    Look for opinions on the TAD Evolution One ...

    I am thinking about "downsizing" to the TAD Evolution One. Has anyone compared them to the CR-1's. I am under the impression the top end is a little sweeter and slightly less forward. Woofer : 18cm cone x 2 Midrange/tweeter : coaxial 14cm cone/3.5cm dome...
  24. joeinid

    Pinging Myles regarding Martin-Logan Summit-X speakers ....

    Hi Myles, Now that my CJ GAT/ART monos are on the way, can you tell me if you still like/love the Martin-Logan Summit-X with them. Are you thinking about a speaker or gear change? Any other recommendations for speaker pairings with the GAT/ART combo? Thank you for all your input. Joe
  25. joeinid

    Opinions on Alexia with Dartzeel 108?

    I heard a pair of Alexia with Esoteric amp and McIntosh preamp. Not the best combo, but I could really tell there was more to the speaker than what I was hearing. Has anyone tried or is using Dartzeel on Wilson Alexia. Specs seem like it would be a good combo. Any thoughts? Thanks!
  26. joeinid

    KT-150 a reality? Are they a drop in replacement for KT-120's ? ...

    Has anyone seen the KT-150 in the wild? I know of one amp that is using it but does anyone think it will be a drop in replacement for the KT-120?
  27. joeinid

    CJ ART mono recommended ohm setting for speakers ....

    According to the CJ website, the ART monos are wired at the factory by default for 4 ohms (they are also available connected for 8 or 16 ohm loads). My question is - Any typical speaker I am likely to use is 4 ohms, would there be any benefit to having them wire for 8 or 16 ohms instead? I...
  28. joeinid

    NEW !!!! conrad johnson MF-2550SE Solid State Stereo Power Amplifier

    conrad johnson MF-2550SE Solid State Stereo Power Amplifier--Bill Conrad calls this the "best solid-state amp" cj has ever built. Bill Conrad and Lew Johnson have put their significent talents into a new solid-state amp and this is the result. Fast, dynamic and transparent are the typical...
  29. joeinid

    Has anyone heard the Wadia Intuition 01 ? ....

    I was thinking about running this with my SF Evolutions. Opinions?
  30. joeinid

    What amp to consider as an upgrade or next step up to the Job 225 ? ......

    I have been extremely impressed with my Job 225. A friend is borrowing it and I think he loves it so much, he may want to buy it from me. That leaves me with the option to replace it (or get it back and have him get his own), or go up to Goldmund (or similar) line. I like the tone, articulation...

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