Re-imagining "Class A" Amplification

Steve Williams

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ive heard 9 foot tall speakers in Manila. Ceilings IIRC were 14’
to this day I’ve never heard a system it’s equal or better. So what’s an extra foot. I’d love to know more about that speaker
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Fred Crane

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Apr 23, 2020


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Congratulations on a new level of enjoyment coming to fruition. I loved the REI's in our space. The only thing left to do, is to expand to 4 REI's, which the Westminster Quest Preamp is made to accommodate.
Great idea, but would probably need to expand the house first. I am confident the first two REI’s can fill our home with music quite nicely.
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Fred Crane

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Apr 23, 2020


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I just wanted to take a minute to mention a lovely listening session I shared with Gary and the Westminster amps and pre yesterday afternoon. Gary was back in his old stomping grounds on Long Island, NY and paid me a visit with the Westminsters in tote. We set them up in my main living room space which consists of Tobian 12FH speakers an assortment of Final Touch Audio cabling, an assortment of LampizatOr sources (yesterday we used the Amber 4) a Taiko Extreme and of course Gary's amplification.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect as the Tobian speakers are quite efficient, utterly transparent and in the past have seemed to favor tubes. What the Rei's brought to the table though was indeed quite special--it took some time to wrap my head around what I was hearing as well as for the amps to warm up and hit their stride, but once we got there it was indeed a glorious place..

The Westminster amplification has fantastic transparency, speed, control, acceleration and appropriate weight. These amps provided a fantastic top to bottom foundation that was palpable while everything remained super agile and dynamic.

I was a big fan of what I heard and I believe Gary felt the pairing to be better than anticipated as well. I can make a strong recommendation of pairing these amps with LampizatOr sources as they both achieve a similar sonic aspiration (compliments one another) and the Tobian speakers are also a fabulous option as well.

A very fun and enlightening day, Gary--thanks again for making time for me while you were out here!
A picture of the setup with the sleek Westminster amps and pre to the left and Tobians front and center...

Pardon the cables, they're still being evaluated before I snake them behind the fireplace.


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May 4, 2010
St. Paul, MN
Hello All. Let me introduce myself to this forum and thread. I am Angus and I am one of the founder of WestminsterLab. Feel free to hit me any questions about anything and I will try my best to answer here.
I have a question: what is meant by 'no global feedback'? Does the amplifier employ local feedback or do you consider it zero feedback?


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Oct 24, 2018
I have a question: what is meant by 'no global feedback'? Does the amplifier employ local feedback or do you consider it zero feedback?
The Rei employs a feedback system sitting somewhere between a global feedback and a local feedback.

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