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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 872
    If I recall that requires 20A outlets.
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    No worries, i was thinking about running a 20a line anyway. This will just "force" me to.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,218
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    No worries, i was thinking about running a 20a line anyway. This will just "force" me to.

    for both sides of the amp......2 lines, two outlets
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    No worries, i was thinking about running a 20a line anyway. This will just "force" me to.

    for both sides of the amp......2 lines, two outlets

    Two duplex outlets for one amp? I know it has two power cords but do you think each side needs its own dedicated 20a line? I figured one dedicated line to a duplex outlet would be good for now since where my setup is located in the house now isn't where it's going to be staying.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,218
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    No worries, i was thinking about running a 20a line anyway. This will just "force" me to.

    for both sides of the amp......2 lines, two outlets

    Two duplex outlets for one amp? I know it has two power cords but do you think each side needs its own dedicated 20a line? I figured one dedicated line to a duplex outlet would be good for now since where my setup is located in the house now isn't where it's going to be staying.

    If it was me and in it's final resting place yes I would run TWO 20amp dedicated lines to two outlets.
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    I agree, for now I'll run atleast one but maybe two dedicated lines. When i finish the basement and get a dedicated listening room again, i plan to run atleast 3.

  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,829
    That, HCA 3500 when hottodded became what is the Parasound JC series. That 3500 is an awesome kit.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; LAT International speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,697
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    No worries, i was thinking about running a 20a line anyway. This will just "force" me to.

    for both sides of the amp......2 lines, two outlets

    Two duplex outlets for one amp? I know it has two power cords but do you think each side needs its own dedicated 20a line? I figured one dedicated line to a duplex outlet would be good for now since where my setup is located in the house now isn't where it's going to be staying.

    If it was me and in it's final resting place yes I would run TWO 20amp dedicated lines to two outlets.

    That's what I just did and my amp has no such need, but they told me to do it, so I did! My father would have asked, "If they told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it?" Well, Dad, it depends on how high that bridge is... :)
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,248
    If all my friends were jumping off a cliff, I would jump after.
    Their bodies would break my fall :tongue:
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,541
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    If all my friends were jumping off a cliff, I would jump after.
    Their bodies would break my fall :tongue:

    I have absolutely no desire to land on any of my friend's bodies.
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    Well, the Hca3500 deal fell through due to logistics...the search continues
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,248
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    If all my friends were jumping off a cliff, I would jump after.
    Their bodies would break my fall :tongue:

    I have absolutely no desire to land on any of my friend's bodies.

    Haha good point. Still though, better than going splat.
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    What is everyone's thoughts on class D amps like the Wyred4Sound sx1000 monoblocks? I've read that they have a ton of power obviously but will they be as sweet/smooth sounding as class A, or A/B?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,047
    Meh! W4S doesn't sound like music to me. Getting D right is a challenge.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    That's what i was worried of, especially since i prefer a "warmer" sound to an analytical one.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,248
    edited April 29
    My dads Pioneer SC-25 receiver sounds pretty good on his speakers, and it uses class D, but I’ve never given it a serious listen. Besides, his speakers aren’t anything great, although he does have a nice Luxman TT
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,047
    The Pioneer SC series are superb receivers and a type of class D I can stand, but they still don't compare to proper separates. The sound is still two dimensional, though the tone is not as artificial as other D amps I've experienced.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,031
    DSkip wrote: »
    The Pioneer SC series are superb receivers and a type of class D I can stand, but they still don't compare to proper separates. The sound is still two dimensional, though the tone is not as artificial as other D amps I've experienced.

    I think that's a fairly good assessment. Class D just lacks some musicality to my ears.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

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    Tad 803 speakers
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 449
    Anyone have ears yet on the latest PS Audio class D amps?
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    I've been reading some about that Musical Fidelity A5 integrated and it has me intrigued. The specs look good, its deceiving because it doesn't seem to be a physically large piece of equipment. Do you guys think this would be a step up from my B&K seperates and will it have any trouble pushing the big Polks?
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,031
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    I've been reading some about that Musical Fidelity A5 integrated and it has me intrigued. The specs look good, its deceiving because it doesn't seem to be a physically large piece of equipment. Do you guys think this would be a step up from my B&K seperates and will it have any trouble pushing the big Polks?

    Yes it's a step up and no, won't have a problem pushing the Polks. The MF A5 is a nice integrated no bones about it. If you can snag one for a great price, do so.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    tonyb wrote: »
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    I've been reading some about that Musical Fidelity A5 integrated and it has me intrigued. The specs look good, its deceiving because it doesn't seem to be a physically large piece of equipment. Do you guys think this would be a step up from my B&K seperates and will it have any trouble pushing the big Polks?

    Yes it's a step up and no, won't have a problem pushing the Polks. The MF A5 is a nice integrated no bones about it. If you can snag one for a great price, do so.

    Thanks Tony, what would a fair price be on one, under 1k?
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,951
    They float around from $850-$1200

    There's one for $900 on US audiomart right now

    http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649431963-musical-fidelity-a5-integrated-amplifier/
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
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  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    That's the one I'm interested in, if all looks good i should be able to grab it in a couple days.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,309
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    That's the one I'm interested in, if all looks good i should be able to grab it in a couple days.

    Did you get it?
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    vmaxer wrote: »
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    That's the one I'm interested in, if all looks good i should be able to grab it in a couple days.

    Did you get it?

    Meeting him tomorrow, he was nice enough to drive half way. I'll post some impressions once i get my ears on it.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,309
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    vmaxer wrote: »
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    That's the one I'm interested in, if all looks good i should be able to grab it in a couple days.

    Did you get it?

    Meeting him tomorrow, he was nice enough to drive half way. I'll post some impressions once i get my ears on it.

    Well..,.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 349
    vmaxer wrote: »
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    vmaxer wrote: »
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    That's the one I'm interested in, if all looks good i should be able to grab it in a couple days.

    Did you get it?

    Meeting him tomorrow, he was nice enough to drive half way. I'll post some impressions once i get my ears on it.

    Well..,.

    Sorry for the delayed post, i wasn't able to get it set up until last night. First off, the build quality on this thing is very nice. The amp is much beefier/more nice looking than pictures on the interwebs show. I turned it on and played a few songs to let it warm up while I was doing other things, then i sat down with some bourbon and listened for a while.

    First thing I noticed when compared to my B&k gear is a much more quiet background. The imaging is great. I could pinpoint instruments and voices more so than ever before. Overall it has a very smooth musical sound with strong bass and great highs without being shrill. And Tony was correct, this amp has no problem pushing the big Polks, it can really crank if you want it to. I'm very happy with my first impressions and can't wait to listen some more today.
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