Another new toy...

mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
edited July 2019 in 2 Channel Audio
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Ohhhhh it’s good..... big, beautiful, American made, and chunky. Loving it!
2 channel:
Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
Theater:
Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

Comments

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,345
    Details man you forgot the details....
    Beautiful piece of kit.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,974
    edited July 2019
    How's it sound compared to those PSA monoblocks?

    http://www.wellsaudio.com/akasha

    Technical Specs

    150 wpc at 8 ohms, 210 wpc at 4 ohms
    Frequency response +/-0.25db from 7 Hz to 35kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -103 db, reference level full power output
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.02% at 1kHz, at100 W, 8 Ohms
    <0.05% at 20kHz, at 100W, 8 Ohms
    Gain 30 db
    Input Impedance: 30k Ohms
    Damping factor: 200, reference 8 Ohms nominal

    Power Consumption: 129 Watts idle, 350 Watts maximum
    Inputs: 1 pair RCA unbalanced
    Outputs: 1 pair 5-way binding posts per channel
    Operating Voltage: 120V, 220V, 230V, 240V at 50 or 60 Hz
    Dimensions: 19 in. W X 6.0 in. H X 17 in. D
    Shipping weight 60 pounds
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    I need a few days to figure that out. The wells has only been on about 3 hours. This is a dealer demo, so it doesn’t need a break in, just a bit of a wake up. My initial impressions are really great, gobs of detail without fatigue, excellent bass, and a very velvety sound. Power doesn’t seem to be an issue, seems to have gobs of it.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
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    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
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    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 411
    Gorgeous amp! What else is in the pic?
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Promitheus Audio,Pro-Ject,Hornshoppe,Nola,HSU,Onkyo.
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,064
    Akasha is a beauty!!!!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,434
    Looks awesome dude....so does the gear in the background too.
    HT SYSTEM-
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    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

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

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,263
    Dayum. Beautiful
    Love the porthole look.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 2,006
    Very nice system. Congrats
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,261
    tonyb wrote: »
    Looks awesome dude....so does the gear in the background too.

    Ditto!
    What’s next to the SLP?
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,906
    Beautiful
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    Nice system.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    edited July 2019
    Thank you ladies and gents! I tend to get too excited about new purchases and say things like... “this is the best amp I’ve had in my system”... so I’m going to try not to this time, and give it a good listen before I give an evaluation. This thing sure is sweet. It’s definitely at pass labs level. I know because I have three friends with pass amps!

    Did I mention it’s friggen huuuuuge?!
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    GlennDog wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Looks awesome dude....so does the gear in the background too.

    Ditto!
    What’s next to the SLP?


    That is a very special dac by cembalo laboratories up here in Vancouver Canada. Unfortunately they just went out of business! Which makes me a little sad because this dac is truly beautiful in every way. It’s really too bad it didn’t catch on.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,874
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
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    Ohhhhh it’s good..... big, beautiful, American made, and chunky. Loving it!

    Dang, That Beauty sure looks the part! I would imagine it sounds even better.

    Congrats!
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,578
    Nice system indeed!
    Main Rig:
    Antipodes DX > Roon > PS Audio Directstream Jr.>deHavilland Ultraverve 3 >Belles Reference 150a >Harbeth C7 ES3


    Second Rig:
    Roon> PS Audio Directstream Jr Bridge II > EE Minimax pre (Tutay mods) >Belles 150A Ref >Monitor 5 (Westmassguy-modded)


  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    DSkip wrote: »
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    GlennDog wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Looks awesome dude....so does the gear in the background too.

    Ditto!
    What’s next to the SLP?


    That is a very special dac by cembalo laboratories up here in Vancouver Canada. Unfortunately they just went out of business! Which makes me a little sad because this dac is truly beautiful in every way. It’s really too bad it didn’t catch on.

    The DAC world is probably the toughest market to try and make it in. Speakers aren't far behind, but the good thing is people can usually rationalize spending bigger money on speakers than they can DAC's. The North Star gear really is exceptional at their prices and its disappointing that I can't get anymore - I know exactly how you're feeling except on a more magnified view lol.

    I hear ya man. My re-sale just went into the toilet. This is one dac I will keep as a reference piece, since I won’t be getting any money for it if I sell it.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,561
    Looks great!
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,399
    edited July 2019
    If it performs as well as it looks you got a keeper nice.
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