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Amps for Obelisks..

I owned four different Amplifiers while using the original Obelisks.
(1) Kenwood KA7300 Integrated. This 60 Watt Amplifier featured a Darlington Paired output device. Very low output impedance - Well regulated power supply. Sound was good - but with dynamic material the Kenwood would clip.
(2) "upgrade" to the Carver M400 Cube. Actually, not a bad sounding amp with the Obelisks. Made a nice aesthetic package with the Amp and Dynaco PAT-5 preamp I built/used after selling the Kenwood - both in champagne gold.
(3) Built a Dynaco 410 power amp for fun and swapped it in and out of the system - along with a couple different preamps (A Hafler DH101, and an Advent 300.) Ended up selling the PAT5/M400 combo for what I had in them (almost). Added Advent 500 soundspace digital delay and rear channels and had incredible sound with the Advent 300 driving Minimus 7 and later Boston A40 rear channels. Still own the A40, Advent 300 and 500. Psychoacoustically I liked performance of the Dyna410's less regulated supply (compared to the Kenwood) and also better than the no regulated supply of the Carver. The Carver had a slightly higher noise floor in my system.
(4) At this time I was 2nd jobbing selling Hi-fi @ Henry Radio in Orange County and took home the APT One Amp from Holman for a weekend. Liked it a lot too! but instead bought a new preamp (Acoustat RP2A) with some money as I was upgrading my turntable also.

The Shahinians and the Dyna left together along with my Real to real and Philips 212 turntable shortly there after to a friend that caught the audio bug. While I need collateral for an engagement ring!

Happy Ending (I think) to my Shahinian story...

Still Married.
"The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat" - Confucius


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