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    Re-imagining "Class A" Amplification

    Does the REL Class A implementation have any similarity to the great sounding KRELL iBias Class A tech found in their new amps?
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    It was in the StereoTimes review of the CODA #8 by Terry London. The CODA #16 review is sort of an extension of the CODA #8 review.
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    Preamp for Luxman m900u (c900u or Mola Mola Makua+DAC)

    I just wrote this today. https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/coda-no-16-amplifier.31078/post-772380 I am listening to the RAAL SR1a headphones with my CODA 07x and new KRELL 175XD amp. The CODA #8 amp is hooked up to the speakers. On Friday, I will switch the amps between the speakers and...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    I have the need for 2 amps in my office. One for my RAAL SR1a headphones, which are a little bright but otherwise extraordinary (I dislike 'normal' headphones), and a second amp for my difficult to drive Thiel CS3.7. I got a new KRELL Duo 175XD stereo amp, mostly for the SR1a but I will move it...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    Can a #16 owner tell me if the amp sounds good immediately after coming on from STANDBY? How about the current draw when on STANDBY? Someone asked me these questions. He is wondering how it compares to his PASS X350.
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    The bass region on the #8 was much better than the Voyager so the CODA #8 remained and the Voyager was sold. I am rather happy with the #8 and will only upgrade if I have some free funds.
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    I had the opportunity to hear the CODA #16 at my CODA dealer. DestinationHiFi in Los Angeles. The dealer had a nice room with the CODA #16 and the CODA 07x. I have the 07x and #8 at home. I was there to trouble shoot something on my 07x. When I heard the dealers pairing with the streamed music...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    @lancelock Sounds like the 07x is now your main preamp for the CODA #16. I hope to get my fixed 07x back this week or next.
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    All New Yamaha NS 5000 Speakers..... World-Beaters ?

    How bad would they NS5000 sound if placed close to the front wall, say a foot or less. The room has very tall ceilings. The dealer I am talking with says that it works in such a placement. How about actual owners. Have you ever tried this placement?
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    Preamp for Luxman m900u (c900u or Mola Mola Makua+DAC)

    I ended up getting a Benchmark HPA4 preamp and also a CODA 07x preamp. They are both amazing. The HPA4 is crystal clear and has no sound to it. The CODA is a little warmer but with all the details. The CODA also has dual XLR outputs (I believe like the Makua). I have both preamps on the same...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    It is great that you like the 07x so much. It sounds like I need to do the demo of the CODA #8 and #16 soon. I was listening to a Playlist of tunes that I had collected over the last few months. I had not played it until yesterday and on the 07x I was amazed at out engrossing the sound was. One...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    Actually it was last night I did all this listening. This is in my office and I have a 5 year old and now a puppy to look after so I tend to work late at night when everyone is asleep. I listened to the first couple of albums on the CS3.7s at good volume and then the rest on headphones. My go...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    I was listening to In Thorough the out Door on the CODA 07x and was not into the music as I normally am. I listened to 3/4 of the album and decided to see if the HPA4 would make a difference. So I replayed it on the HPA4 and it sounded more like what I expected for Zep. Maybe it is just sonic...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    I will add a bit more detail on the HPA4 vs CODA 07x since some of you maybe interested. I now have the HPA4 preamp setup on the rack beside the CODA 07x. Today I started streaming from my hard disk some hi-res Led Zeppelin. I was using my best DAC, the Gustard X26 Pro. However, for some reason...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    Short answer - I think the HPA4 is a bit more detailed. I do not think I have heard anything as quiet and revealing as this incredible preamp. It is also a little quieter on my floor standers when the system is not playing music. HPA4 has no hiss. The 07x has a tiny tiny bit. Long answer: My...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    I now have the CODA 07x and have been listening for 6+ hours a day for a few weeks. This is a great preamp. A little warmer than my Benchmark HPA4. This warmth is ideal for my RAAL SR1a headphones. The RAAL was too bright with the HPA4. The RAAL was not good with the HPA4 and AHB2 combo from...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    There were actually 2 differences with the 2018 unit I had and the latest iteration. I also had Version 1 of the amp section. As someone that actually knows what I am talking about when it comes to the CODA and the Benchmark. I can tell you that the sound the Benchmark has is no sound. That is...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    You just proved my theory about this pairing. I have the Benchmark HPA4 and was going to get the CODA #8 to pair with it. However, I decided to honour my goal of keeping the preamp and amp from the same company for my future systems. So I moved my all Benchmark gear (DAC3B | HPA4 | AHB2 x2) to...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    I just bought a CODA 07x preamp last week and the time for shipment is 3 weeks, though I am in California, so that maybe why it is not too long.
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    I am the person that told you about the 15.5 mods. :) My issue right now is convincing the wife to put a speaker where the kids play area is (our living room). It will happen one day, I am hoping in 2021.
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    I posted above about buying the Benchmark AHB2 instead of the CODA #8. Well I got a second AHB2 and also bought a used CODA CSi8 integrated (a July 2018 build). Not exactly the same as the #8 but supposed to very close sound wise and identical configuration wise. I got Version 1 with 150 watt...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649685887-coda-continuum-ts-upgraded-this-year-to-full-8-specs-and-sound/ I have decided to get a second Benchmark AHB2 instead of the CODA. However, the above unit is interesting if you want to dip your toes in with a CODA. I would have used the Benchmark...
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    Coda no 16 amplifier

    Looking forward to you feedback on the V1 and V3. I finally got my Thiel CS3.7 sorted out (new drivers and many other fixes). So now I am looking for an amp that is more suitable for the Thiel CS3.7. The amp needs to go down to 2 Ohms since the speaker spends a lot of time at 2-3 Ohms. I was...
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    Benchmark HPA4 Headphone/Line Amplifier

    I concur with the comparison between the DAC3 HGC and the HPA4 + DAC3B (no volume control). I can tell a difference, especially at low volume. I previously owned DAC2 HGC and DAC3 HGC. I love the HPA4 so much that I decided to forego my Luxman m900u and c900u I was considering and go with an...
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    Magico A5s arrive at Rhapsody....color me confused;)

    Interesting feedback on the A5. Anyone hear if the the A3 will get the same driver technology as the A5? A second question, a few posts mentioned the seal bass cabinet. What are the pros and cons of such as design? Does it make placement easier?
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    All New Yamaha NS 5000 Speakers..... World-Beaters ?

    Very happy to hear that you love the PASS. What you describe is how I heard the Luxman m900u. Francis Chung at Toronto Home of Audiophile was the man who sold me my first speaker in 1996ish,, a NHT 2.5.
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    Vivid Kaya S12

    Can these be placed on a 12 inch wide book shelf that is against a wall. My understanding is that Vivid speakers can be placed very close to a wall. So I am wondering if I could ditch my speaker stands.
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    All New Yamaha NS 5000 Speakers..... World-Beaters ?

    Someone who bought the NS5000 in Torointo mentioned to me that he had spoken with a Yamaha rep and that person said a smaller version will happen. I was scheduled to go to a NS5000 listener session near Los Angeles last Thursday with a Yamaha rep present, but the event was cancelled. I wanted...
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    All New Yamaha NS 5000 Speakers..... World-Beaters ?

    I have heard the NS5000 and will be buying it once the market recovers. I was hoping to buy it his month but those plans are out the window. I am glad I waited until this speaker made it to the USA. I will be using it in a smallish treated room (my office), it should work there. I have DSP...
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    All New Yamaha NS 5000 Speakers..... World-Beaters ?

    http://www.shelleysstereo.com/ www.musicdirect.com https://www.abt.com/product/140313/Yamaha-NS-5000-Black-Bookshelf-Speakers-With-Stands-NS5000PNST.html?utm_source=connexity&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=NS-5000PNST# Yamaha USA web site has all the stores listed somewhere.

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