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In Reply to: RE: I'm beginning to understand what a good solid state amp sounds like posted by airtime on February 28, 2017 at 08:29:25
I recently upgraded the amplification section of my stereo and after reading about all the great components of the past in Volume Two of TAS's "Illustrated History of High-End Audio", I seriously considered a rebuilt classic amp, like your Marantz. But I unexpectedly ended up with something completely in the other direction, a modern switch mode amp.
Still, some day I'd like to own one of the classics. They're just so cool. '-)
Frankly.. imo, the Marantz would have pleased your ears More.
Switchmodes are not nearly as good as claimed.
Well, the power amp is paired with a tubed preamp so I'm caught between two worlds. '-)
I actually got to listen to the power amp with other tubed and solid state preamps and I was impressed with the relative transparency of the amp, it let the sonic characteristics (both strengths and weaknesses) of the preamp shine through. I also like the way it's able to easily drive my speakers, which are rated at 86 dB sensitivity at 4 Ohms nominal impedance. The control of bass frequencies is especially notable.
As I mentioned to airtime , I'm still considering one of the classics; just because.
I also have the NAD M22 with my maggie 3.6's.
I checked out your sound system and it's totally insane....in a very good way! I really couldn't even begin to understand most of it. Damn, I wish I knew more.
Why else would they call this place the Asylum? '-)
PS: Those speakers you have in your system are beautiful.
time runs backwards in the forest. :)
I do that so people hopefully first notice the specs, rather than the brand and model. And, gnilleps sdorw sdrawkcab si doog esicrexe rof eht niarb. :-)
PS: Time doesn't run backwards in the woods but it does seem to slow way down. I guess it's because trees aren't in any hurry. '-)
And, gnilleps sdorw sdrawkcab si doog esicrexe rof eht niarb. :-)
Time doesn't run backwards in the woods but it does seem to slow way down.
I'm taking a trip to my favorite forest in a couple of weeks - Olympic National where wifey and I will be enjoying the relativity shift. :)
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