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REVIEW: Aragon 4004 mkII Amplifier (SS)

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Model: 4004 mkII
Category: Amplifier (SS)
Suggested Retail Price: $2400
Description: Dual-mono, 200 wpc (8 Ohms) SS power amplifier with Single-Ended (RCA) input stages; Biased toward Class A operation for the first 25 watts of output.
Manufacturer URL: Aragon
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Review by mmarvin19@aol.com on March 23, 2009 at 07:29:19
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for the 4004 mkII

Bought mine 2 months ago - used $500. Mine is pre Klipsch production. Replaced old NAD 2 x 90w. Driving Dali Ikon6 towers which have recommended max power of 150w. The Dalis are 6ohm so I guess they are actually getting around 300w from the 4004. I don't listen to REALLY loud music anymore so I'm not worried about overpowering the Dalis (at first I was worried about the Dali's ribbon tweeters, but there is no problem).

50% improvement in sound over the NAD: wider soundstage, better resolution/seperation of instruments and voices; just more dynamic and musical.

Product Weakness: Very heavy - could use handles. In/outs very close to each other. Could be a problem with really thick cables 9mine aren't: Tranparent Link 100 I/Cs and Audience Au24 spkr. wires.
Product Strengths: lots of power; great looking

Associated Equipment for this Review:

Amplifier: Aragon 4004 MKII
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Parasound 2100
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Sony NS999ES SACD/CD; computer
Speakers: Dali Ikon6: 3/4
Cables/Interconnects: Audience Au24 spkr.; Transpoarent Link 100 RCA I/Cs; Signal 10g PC
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock, Symphonic, Pop, Fusion Jazz
Room Size (LxWxH): 18' x 20' x 10'
Room Comments/Treatments: none
Time Period/Length of Audition: 2 months
Other (Power Conditioner etc.): PSA Duet and Noise harvestors
Type of Audition/Review: Home Audition
Your System (if other than home audition): home - stereo

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Topic - REVIEW: Aragon 4004 mkII Amplifier (SS) - mmarvin19@aol.com 07:29:19 03/23/09 ( 0)