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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,432
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen cables Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,264
    It looks nice, has quality parts, very reasonable price, gets good reviews and doesn't have a lot of useless features.....made for pure audio. I like that.
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,432
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen cables Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 962
    Enjoyed reading your review, Marv. You compared it with some pretty big dogs.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,355
    F1nut wrote: »
    It looks nice, has quality parts, very reasonable price, gets good reviews and doesn't have a lot of useless features.....made for pure audio. I like that.

    Soo....it's anti-millennial ? :)

    iPhone compatible ?
    Hook ups for my playstation ?
    Can I get YouTube on it or Netflix ?
    Can my earbuds plug in ?
    Can it be used with my soundbar ?
    Alexa compatible ?
    USB charging ?
    Can I use Chromecast with it ?
    Wireless ?

    What frickin' good is it then ? :D:D:D
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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
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,611
    Very nice review Marvin. Sounds like a solid piece of equipment! Dibs when you decide to move it on down the road.... ;)
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,192
    Thanks for the review & the link to it!
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,432
    Got a nice unison research for sale.
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen cables Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,611
    marvda1 wrote: »
    Got a nice unison research for sale.

    I want the one that sounds better ;)
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,432
    less money :D
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen cables Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,384
    Nice Review!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,926
    Marvin, reading your review made me want to hear one for myself and see what it's all about!
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,432
    edited October 2018
    i'll have it at skip's on the 20th, come on down.
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen cables Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,355
    edited October 2018
    marvda1 wrote: »
    i'll have it at skip's on the 20th, come on down.

    Ohh really ? Skips huh....I'll send my henchman over, Halen. Might be in disguise though.
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    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    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
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,485
    Don’t worry Tony...I will be there and will rub my naughty bits all over it for you.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

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  • DarqueKnight
    DarqueKnight Posts: 6,640
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    maxward wrote: »
    Not sure if I care for the faceplate either, but it probably doesn’t show fingerprints.

    The remote control should negate the need for touching the controls. I avoid going near my gear...that's how cosmetic accidents happen.

    How do you clean? Or better yet how often?

    Feather dusting as needed.
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,432
    the best review to date.
    https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen cables Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,192
    Any update @marvda1 on your experiences with this amplifier?
    Anyone else here using one?

    I may post a separate thread... always interested in longer-term assessment of new(er) products!

    Thanks.
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,432
    I don't have the +, and think at $2900 it tends not to be the bargain it was at $2000.
    Amplifiers: Norma IPA 140, MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Transport: Jay's Audio CDT2 mk2, Lumin U1 mini
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2
    Power Cables by: Argento Organic Reference, Cullen cables Triode Wire Labs, Swiss Cables
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,485
    So...is the +...wait for it...Extra Kinki?


    Thank you folks! I'm here all week! Don't forget to tip your wait staff and try the veal!!!
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,192
    Seeing a photo of that amplifier with a person emphasizes the grotesqueness of its aesthetics (from my perspective) :(

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,926
    Mark that's not a nice thing to say about Sean.
  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 987
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Seeing a photo of that amplifier with a person emphasizes the grotesqueness of its aesthetics (from my perspective) :(

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    I really liked the look of this when I saw it in person at Marvin's place. The machining looks great in person.
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,783
    Display is to bright.
    Lumin X1 file player; Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,783
    There is nothing to hold the cardboard in place.

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    Lumin X1 file player; Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,192
    BlueFox wrote: »
    There is nothing to hold the cardboard in place.

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    That's what duct tape is for. Duct tape's available in silver, black and gunmetal finishes, too.

    B)
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,192
    Any of youse guyses have/still have one of these amplifiers? Just happened to see something posted in a thread someplace else and it reminded me of this thread.