I should be visiting Hervé on the 24th to finally listen to this famous 108 model 2
I still want to know if this amp could drive my Thiel CS 3.7 otherwise the CH M1 stereo might be more appropriate in terms of power.
Good to see you on the forum Alistair! The new NHB-108 Model 2 is supposed to be considerably better than it's predecessor, so you're in for a treat. How are your Trio's sounding with your room treatments & new racks?
The 108 model 2 has been out awhile now. Curious whether the new model is better able to drive a wider range of speakers? Would be especially grateful to hear about anyone’s experience with Magico M3’s.
I heard a Dartzeel amplifier for the first time last weekend at The LA audio show. I’ve long been sensitive to something about SS amps that I perceive as harsh, fatiguing, and un-musical. Until now, the Gryphon Antileon was the only SS amp I had heard that I thought I could possibly live with. Having now heard the 108 model 2, I think I could live with it, too. Of course I might feel differently if I heard it in my system, in my room, but I heard warmth, richness, and tonal density without opacity, sluggishness or harshness. I was very impressed!