Any Audionet PRE G2 And Max Monoblock Amps Owner Here

Audiojem

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Looking for owners response on these two Audionet products.
My concerns are Reliability, Importer/Dealer Service and Support, do you need to use them together or can you use different brand pre amp with Max's with great results or must be paired together for brand synergy?
I also read read you should not run them balanced?
Lots of great reviews just wanted to here owners thoughts.
Thanks
AJ
 

sbnx

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Yes
 

sbnx

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I own audionet gear. Have had zero issues. I had the pre g2 for 6 months and then bought the Stern. I had the max amps and recently got a gryphon mephisto. If you are looking for an open, dynamic, spacious sound then it is hard to beat the audionet pre.

dealer support is great. I bought from scott at suprahifi. Never an issue.

i ran the max balanced as that is the cable i had. However, it is 6 dB louder with single ended (backwards compared to other gear)

if you dont mind used gear my Max amps are still available. Used for 2 years in great shape.
 

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I owned a pair of MAX and now have Stern / Heisenberg. I also had the G2 on home demo for a while. I think Audionet gear is very good, but until you get to Stern / Heisenberg level, it definitely leans to the solid-state side of things - fast, slightly lean, no harmonic bloom, etc.

There is some synergy with pre/power, but there is also some system benefits from going elsewhere. For example, I used the MAX for a while with a valve pre to good effect. I use RCA connectors FWIW.
 
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Audiojem

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Stern / Heisenberg way out of my pay scale!
Any Max Owners who have used with other pre amps with great results?
Not sure if many Audionet owners out there period.
Thanks
AJ
 

sbnx

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The other pre-amp I used with the MAX amps was the Simaudio 740P. It is a great preamp at its price point. But not as good as the Pre G2. Of course the Pre G2 is 2X the price.

There are plenty of AudioNet owners. Just not many on WBF. Bill parish sells a lot of it. It is also a bigger brand in Europe than the US. The components are hand made in Germany. I am sure you have done some research into AudioNet. They are the company that made the active crossover for the B&W Nautilus. They also have some patented technology for super linear op amps made form discrete components.

Have you considered the Watt or the Humboldt? Not sure if you have any interest in integrated amps. The Humboldt would enable you to approach the Stern/Heisenberg level for less than the cost of the PreG2/Max combo.

As you pointed out there are lots of great reviews on their gear. I don't know where you are located but hopefully you could go somewhere for a demo.
 

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