Joule Electra LA 150 MK II

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  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,856
    Yep. Weird.
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,597
    Are you using mobile mode or desktop mode?
    In mobile mode you cannot see sigs.
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  • tonyb wrote: »
    I've done that....no dice. Thanks for the suggestion though. I've just come to accept the fact, not a biggie.

    Can you see your sig?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,752
    Yep, when I turn it on as suggested, nobody else though. Tell the truth, I haven't even tried again in months, just got tired of monkeying around with it.
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  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,461
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    Outstanding. Congrats @dhart86 !
    Any differences in soundstage?

    Vc.....I haven't had the chance for an extended listen or comparison yet, but at first glance, the M2 presents a nice soundstage. It is pretty wide, I hear sounds maybe 2/3 ft out from the speakers. it did not how seem to be deep or vertical.

    The imaging is very impressive. I will try to get some time with it over the weekend

    Main Rig:
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    Harbeth C7 ES3


    Second Rig:
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  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,461
    After a little more time to listen over the weekend, I think I finally know what tonyb is talking about when he references the sac blow-back and retreval phenomenon.

    I am in love with my rig. the First watt and Joule play well together and vcwatkins, I was premature in my mention of the soundstage. It present a large, deep,wide soundstage. Vocals are great. I'm enjoying some of my old music on a much different level.
    Main Rig:
    HTPC (J River) > PS Audio Directstream Jr.>deHavilland Ultraverve 3 >Belles Reference 150a
    Harbeth C7 ES3


    Second Rig:
    HTPC (J.River)> MF V-Link> Adcom GDA 600 > Cayin TA 30 (buzzy-bee mods)
    Monitor 5 (Westmassguy-modded)


  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,752
    edited February 2017
    LOL.....cool beans man. When ya have a winner, you'll know it. I might add as an upgrade to your listening pleasure, a snug and comfy jock strap to keep the nuts in place. ;)
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    B&k Ref 4420 amp

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,597
    Awesome!!! It is a different kind of sound since it is not as "in your face" as other preamps. For me, going from the Audio Research sp16 that I had for several years to the Joule lap150A took me a little bit to get used to. At first I thought it was missing detail but, it wasn't. It was just different sounding. I imagine the combo of the Joule, M2 and Harbeth has a lot more bloom and the soundstage goes beyond the outside of the speaker. Looks like a great combo to me.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,752
    erniejade wrote: »
    Awesome!!! It is a different kind of sound since it is not as "in your face" as other preamps. For me, going from the Audio Research sp16 that I had for several years to the Joule lap150A took me a little bit to get used to. At first I thought it was missing detail but, it wasn't. It was just different sounding. I imagine the combo of the Joule, M2 and Harbeth has a lot more bloom and the soundstage goes beyond the outside of the speaker. Looks like a great combo to me.

    Cough....cough, ahem......might be a cleaner simpler route for someone else I know too. :)
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    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

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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,189
    Resurrecting this oldie bit goodie threat to inquire - how do y’all think one of Mr. Pass’s First Watts would play with my Lsim-705’s? I suspect they’re not sufficiency efficient.

    I’ve been reading a bit more about power amps lately, after having acquired my Joule LA-100 mk iii. I like the simplicity, the uncluttered design of the FW pieces, which I think mirrors Judd Barber’s methodologies.

    Just thinking out loud here...
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
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    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,246
    Room size, genre, watts/current???

    All play a factor

    Have heard the 705's on the Unison Simply Italy 12watt int, at LSAF 2013...it did very well
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,752
    edited August 2018
    stretchl wrote: »
    Resurrecting this oldie bit goodie threat to inquire - how do y’all think one of Mr. Pass’s First Watts would play with my Lsim-705’s? I suspect they’re not sufficiency efficient.

    I’ve been reading a bit more about power amps lately, after having acquired my Joule LA-100 mk iii. I like the simplicity, the uncluttered design of the FW pieces, which I think mirrors Judd Barber’s methodologies.

    Just thinking out loud here...

    Depends, like Ron said. The First watt amps are super nice, but if you like to listen loud, want that dynamic slam, you might want to consider a more beefy amp for tower speakers.

    My Butler 2250 paired up very well with the Joule and big floorstanders. It eventually went to Kerry who also paired it with his Joule and he thought the same thing. Most any Pass amp would work well imho, paired with the Joule. To me anyway, you want an amp that is slightly on the warm side of neutral, with some balls behind it, for bigger speakers, to give you that huge scale of dynamics.
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    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
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    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

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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,189
    When you say “huge scale of dynamics,” do you mean in terms of soundstage or tonal range, or both? Thanks.

    Before getting the Joule, I was pretty happy with my Yaqin MC-10t at 40wpc, but, then again, now I know some of what I’ve been missing. ;)
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,752
    If you like your music on the loud side, with floorstanders, it takes some grunt to keep those instruments sharp, separated, and the bass to hit ya in the chest.

    I like a bigger scale of music, like I'm sitting center row at a concert. That's just me though, your tastes may be different.
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    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
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,189
    @txcoastal1 19x12, Ears 10' from the speaker plane. Listen to a wide, wide, wide variety of music. Thanks.lvwx82jvju19.jpg
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
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