Ordered a PS Audio S300 today ....

gyosagyosa Posts: 214
Took the plunge ...
Gonna use it on the Salks ....
Should be here sometime next week ......
I appreciate everyone’s input.....
BK
Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,129
    Congrats, nice choice. What preamp will you be using with it?
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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    Maybe my ps audio 4.6 .... have always used it in straight wire mode ...
    Maybe nothing .....
    May just connect the wxc-50 directly to the amp .... that’s what the straight wire mode on the 4.6 does anyway.....
    May connect it to the Onkyo’s pre-outs......

    Problem is it’s going in the den which is where the tv is ...
    Currently running tv and Blu-ray player thru the onkyo ... wife is electronically illiterate, so she likes the functionality of the hdmi ARC and using one remote to control everything ...

    May put a switch between onkyo/S300 and speakers to switch the Salks between onkyo and s300 depending on whether using tv or dedicated 2 channel music ....

    Dunno , gonna have to play with it and see what works best ....

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,429
    Do you have a harmony remote?
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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    edited July 5
    No ,
    That’s not the issue ....

    Need to run the s300 and salks as a dedicated 2 ch system , and also need to run the tv and stuff on the salks as well ... switch will do the trick ...just switch speakers between s300 and onkyo as needed ...

    Issue is volume control when in 2 ch mode , as well as switching between tv , streamer , chromecast and blue ray- with DISH remote .... all equipment is in cabinet with doors ...
    Onkyo has HDMI ARC / CEC control and will control ALL components as is set up now - even streamer...

    Gonna try hooking up s300 to onkyo pre-outs first - run salks off of s300... onkyo amp section will be dormant - I hope - and then I gain all the functionality of the onkyos preamp/processor...

    If that sounds like **** , I’ll use a switch .... prob get better 2 ch sound that way anyway...

    what I need is a 2ch preamp with HDMI ARC/CEC - at a reasonable price- but apparently they don’t exist....

    my streamer , Yamaha wxc-50 , has an optical input .... could do that for tv - run everything into tv , then fron tv to Yamaha via optical .... but then the dish remote won’t control it ..... this is how the bedroom system is set up .... works great , but less than ideal for wife .... she can’t figure it out !😊

    As I said , wife and kid are hifi illiterate ....
    They need easy peazy....

    Bk

    joecoulson wrote: »
    Do you have a harmony remote?

    Post edited by gyosa on
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,110
    After you get it in and broken in, I hope you'll consider bringing it over one afternoon so I can put it through its paces. o:)
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    edited July 5
    I think we can do that ....👍
    Arlington , right ?
    I’m in M Streets ... lower Greenville av....

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    edited July 5
    My goal was to have decent amplification for these outstanding Salks without breaking the bank - got a wife ya know - for 2 ch listening...
    A21 will not fit in cabinet
    Most of my listening is done either in bedroom or poolside - not the den ...
    Bedroom system is fantastic with the A21 and 1c’s.....
    Pool is fantastic as well - for a pool - with the B&K and BA’s...
    So the den is primarily TV , but I want an amp that will do the salks justice for music....
    AVR’s suck

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • halohalo Posts: 5,192
    gyosa wrote: »
    My goal was to have decent amplification for these outstanding Salks without breaking the bank - got a wife ya know - for 2 ch listening...
    A21 will not fit in cabinet
    Most of my listening is done either in bedroom or poolside - not the den ...
    Bedroom system is fantastic with the A21 and 1c’s.....
    Pool is fantastic as well - for a pool - with the B&K and BA’s...
    So the den is primarily TV , but I want an amp that will do the salks justice for music....
    AVR’s suck

    Bk

    A dedicated preamp with an HT pass through is what you need. You'll get the best of both worlds for your dedicated 2-channel listening and the ease of use on the HT for your wife :)
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,998
    edited July 5
    Is the only reason the A21 is being replaced is due to it not fitting in the cabinet? I have read some good reviews on that S300. Looking forward to hear your thoughts on the results of the S300 and your A21 once hooked up to your Salks.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,110
    I would not be surprised to hear the S300 top the A21 in 2 channel playback, especially with the Salks.
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 401
    edited July 5
    gyosa wrote: »
    I think we can do that ....👍
    Arlington , right ?
    I’m in M Streets ... lower Greenville av....

    Bk

    Can I crash this party? Always wanted to hear these.

    I'll bring beverages :)
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,998
    I thought about that S300, Audio Advisor had a demo unit for sale a while back that I was interested in. I will be waiting for the OPs impressions on it once he gets it hooked up.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 939
    DSkip wrote: »
    After you get it in and broken in, I hope you'll consider bringing it over one afternoon so I can put it through its paces. o:)
    And rip it a new one, Skip? ;) o:)
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,110
    jdjohn wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    After you get it in and broken in, I hope you'll consider bringing it over one afternoon so I can put it through its paces. o:)
    And rip it a new one, Skip? ;) o:)

    Not at all. I would like to give it a fair shake in a system I know though. Honestly I hope it impresses because if it does I have no problem recommending it along with my own products.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,342
    I'm interested in you hearing it, Skip. I've always enjoyed our conversations on audio gear. We often hear things the same, with a few exceptions, and I trust your ear and honesty. I know you'll be able to relate it to something we've both heard and can give me what I would consider a "best next to my own ears" synopsis.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    I think what I’ll do is hook it up to pool system for couple hundred hours to burn in 10 hrs a day or so .... then hook up to den ...
    Don’t really have interest in it till it’s broken in ...😊
    But , yeah , let’s let skip put it through it’s paces on some high quality gear ....
    The more the merrier , especially if alcohol is involved ......

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,622
    i can bring some cups B)
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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    edited July 6
    Sounds like a party !

    BK
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    Hey ,
    120 posts !
    Only took 18 months !
    Am I family now ?
    😊

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 939
    kharp1 wrote: »
    I'm interested in you hearing it, Skip. I've always enjoyed our conversations on audio gear. We often hear things the same, with a few exceptions, and I trust your ear and honesty. I know you'll be able to relate it to something we've both heard and can give me what I would consider a "best next to my own ears" synopsis.
    I feel this way with Joe and Drew. We have, all three, gone all-in on this PSA gear, and shared our experiences on- and off-line compared to other gear.
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator

    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,342
    jdjohn wrote: »
    kharp1 wrote: »
    I'm interested in you hearing it, Skip. I've always enjoyed our conversations on audio gear. We often hear things the same, with a few exceptions, and I trust your ear and honesty. I know you'll be able to relate it to something we've both heard and can give me what I would consider a "best next to my own ears" synopsis.
    I feel this way with Joe and Drew. We have, all three, gone all-in on this PSA gear, and shared our experiences on- and off-line compared to other gear.

    Yeah, but you guys don't REALLY count...isn't one of you Canadian, or something? :)
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,429
    No not at all, we are just normal and down to earth. Quite different it seems.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - PS Audio SGC - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,029
    gyosa wrote: »
    Took the plunge ...
    Gonna use it on the Salks ....
    BK
    Following...


    jdjohn wrote: »
    I feel this way with Joe and Drew. We have, all three, gone all-in on this PSA gear, and shared our experiences on- and off-line compared to other gear.

    I might be joining the 3 amigos!
    Or moving on to something similar/cool running for the summer months.
    No one really thinks of Michigan as a warm climate. But when summers temps and heat index are close to triple digits and humidity is 85% . . . it can be a little like south Florida at times.

    All these tubes don’t generate this much heat in the winter!!






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  • verbverb Posts: 7,640
    gyosa wrote: »
    Hey ,
    120 posts !
    Only took 18 months !
    Am I family now ?
    😊

    Bk

    For sure brother, although you gotta pick up the pace a bit! We expect at least 100 posts from you just on this S300! Pics too! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,429
    BAM!!
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,300
    Open the damn box already!
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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    Ok ......

    Ha ha ...

    Bk

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    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,129
    It appears you selected the wrong color, I am terribly sorry for your grave mistake.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 214
    Just kidding on that last one 😊

    Damn ,
    Heavier than I expected .....
    Question is .....
    Which is OFF , “0” or “-“ ?

    Appears to be very solidly well built...

    Bk

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    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50, PS Audio 4.6 , Polk SDA 1c’s , Sony 42” - bedroom

    B&K EX-442 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - pool

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ,Yamaha wxc-50 , Salk Supercharged Songtowers
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED - den

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - patio
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