Dayens Menuetto

If you've been on the forum very long, you've heard those of us who've heard them rave about the bang-for-buck performance of the Dayens products. While I would have and should have been perfectly happy and content to keep the Menuetto, I upgraded to the Ecstasy III. I switched the Menuetto and Ecstasy in and out of my system several times before finally deciding to bite the bullet and move up to the Ecstasy.

I've heard this unit on Usher 6311, Usher Mini X, Usher MD2, Polk 703, and Rosso Elba and it sounds great on all of them. It's a particular good match with the 703 and I'd have to imagine the entire LSiM line.

I'm looking for $725 to your door CONUS. It will be packaged in it's original box and then double boxed. No remote, but a universal should work (though I never used one).
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  • Excellent amp at a great price.
  • halenhalen Posts: 476
    +1 on the LSIM 703. I remember sitting in Skips kitchen, chatting with Assimilated when music flowed out of the 703s, hooked up to the Dayens. We all went silent and said, wow!

    I also enjoyed it on the Elac bookies I had. Great amp from an awesome guy.

    halen
  • PSOVLSK wrote: »
    If you've been on the forum very long, you've heard those of us who've heard them rave about the bang-for-buck performance of the Dayens products. While I would have and should have been perfectly happy and content to keep the Menuetto, I upgraded to the Ecstasy III. I switched the Menuetto and Ecstasy in and out of my system several times before finally deciding to bite the bullet and move up to the Ecstasy.

    I've heard this unit on Usher 6311, Usher Mini X, Usher MD2, Polk 703, and Rosso Elba and it sounds great on all of them. It's a particular good match with the 703 and I'd have to imagine the entire LSiM line.

    I'm looking for $725 to your door CONUS. It will be packaged in it's original box and then double boxed. No remote, but a universal should work (though I never used one).

    Universal remote does work with the Menuetto.
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    You guys with 703's will be hard pressed to find better sound than this will give you.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,923
    @DSkip , how much would a replacement matching remote cost?
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,216
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    @DSkip , how much would a replacement matching remote cost?

    They ship with universal remotes from URC. Pick your flavor and the codes are in the PDF below:

    http://vertyaudio.com/Dayens/URC1 code setting for Dayens Menuetto & Ecstasy III.pdf
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,319
    edited June 2017
    Hey Skip, I assume this would be a good match to the S60's? Also from what I read in the past this is more toward the warm side? My old ears cannot handle even the slightest hint of brightness anymore.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,216
    This should be a good match for the Signature line as they have complementing sounds. The Ampino is heavy on the warm side without being syrupy. This is neutral with a little warmth, hence why it works so well with the 703.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,814
    I am really happy with my Dayens gear. I am just breaking mine in and I really love it. it certainly made my main system into a HT/Background music system only. Dayens and Usher have really spoiled my ears. If I did not have so many irons in the fire, I would definitely buy this for later use.
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    Bump
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    Really surprised this is still here. Not listed anywhere else and frankly, it probably won't be any time soon.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    $700 to your door.

    I'll never say never, but it's very unlikely I'll go lower than this.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,392
    Hey Paul, is this the integrated?
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    Yes.

    For those unfamiliar with it, here you go:

    http://www.dayens.rs/eng_menuetto.html

    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    It's been a month, I guess a good ol' bump is in order.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    I know I haven't been pushing this hard, but I'm still a little surprised it's still here. This is a super little unit at a really good price.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,216
    Again, perfect match for the 703 in a reasonably priced unit. We are getting into the buying season so someone needs to jump before the opportunity is gone.
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    Bump
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    I've upgraded my speaker cable, so I'll be listing a fantastic pair of Doug's cables as soon as I take the time to figure out exactly which cables they are. That being said, I'll throw them in free to whoever buys this awesome little integrated.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    Doug's cables are sold without ever being listed.

    Eventually someone is going to buy this and realize what a great deal they got. If this wasn't such a great piece the price would have already dropped. Anyone who's looking to upgrade your two-channel scene don't know what you're missing. I "upgraded" to the Ecstacy and the improvement is negligible.

    I feel confident in saying that you will not find a better integrated for $700.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    If I’m going to buy the Cambridge from Skip this will have to go. I’m sure I’ll regret it one of these days because I love this thing, but it’s really being wasted in my current setup.

    This unit sat unused and boxed up in a closet for almost a year from the time I bought the Ecstacy until I moved and once again had a place to use it.

    Currently in my living room driving some Pioneer bookies that are placed on a shelf above the TV in an enclave-type setup. Terrible, but it is what it is. I say all of this because it’s the only reason I’m selling now. If I had even a decent setup I wouldn’t let it go, but as it is I may as we’ll downgrade to what will still be a unit that is miles better than the rest of the setup.

    The bad news: when I took this out of the box after it had been in the closet there was a bad paint chip on the side of the unit. Probably about the size of a quarter. As I said, it’s on the side so not noticeable in most applications. The rest of the unit is in great shape with no other scratches that I’m aware of, but I’ll confirm once I’m able to do so.

    $650 local only. Dallas area-ish.

    I can bring it to Skip’s on the 9th if that helps anyone. I bet Skip would even let you hook it up to some pretty decent speakers and see what it’s capable of😁

    If it’s still here after Nov. 9th I’ll offer shipping.

    It’s probable that I will not be back on the forum until Saturday evening or possibly even Sunday afternoon, so don’t think I’m ignoring you if you reach out to me and you don’t hear back from me.

    Please post interest in this thread before pm-ing,

    Thanks!
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • Interested after nov 9 haha. Doubt it will make it til then. GLWS
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    CottageChz wrote: »
    Interested after nov 9 haha. Doubt it will make it til then. GLWS

    sent you a pm.
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    jy9m11tfoivp.jpeg

    Pic of the paint chip. No idea how it happened and there are no others marks. As you can see from the pic, it’s on the side and close to the back.

    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,216
    Rustoleum for the win! Honestly though, these aren’t collector pieces and a fresh coat of paint isn’t going to devalue it if done well.
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    Surprised at the lack of interest, especially given how much has been written about how well this pairs with the 703. Add to that the great deals on the 703 and it seems like a no-brainer, but maybe that’s only because I’ve heard the combo.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,486
    Fwiw, I've had chassis tops stepped and powder coated for fifty bucks at a shop
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,137
    Bump for a great little integrated.

    $650 and I’ll pay up to $25 shipping
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  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 454
    PM sent
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