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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkmouth View Post
    Howie, the Torus are good with anything. At the moment I am in a room with a floating floor so am in no hurry to use mine as the Mingus Quintet have some surprising bass & I think I might invite too much vibration. Very much look forward to your thread.
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    Any photos of your set up? Would love to see some!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howiebrou View Post
    Kev,

    Any photos of your set up? Would love to see some!

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    Howie, for you, easy as... http://www.audioshark.org/speakers-1...tet-12057.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkmouth View Post
    WoW! TWO Toruses!

    Great system you got there!

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    in keeping with the air tight dream amps of others on this thread, ATM-300



    i have had my eye on this amp for quite a while... two issues that maybe others can comment on:

    1) the volume controls allow this amp to be used as a single source integrated amp. anyone see any problems operating it that way or any problems putting a pre-amp in the system?

    2) one review i read said the amp was a little noisy. not a single other review even came close to mentioning this. anyone having heard this amp hear noise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhanc View Post
    in keeping with the air tight dream amps of others on this thread, ATM-300



    i have had my eye on this amp for quite a while... two issues that maybe others can comment on:

    1) the volume controls allow this amp to be used as a single source integrated amp. anyone see any problems operating it that way or any problems putting a pre-amp in the system?

    2) one review i read said the amp was a little noisy. not a single other review even came close to mentioning this. anyone having heard this amp hear noise?
    No. Love the Airtight stuff. Never heard any issue with them being noisy. Having said that I have found with the Kondo or Audio Note UK Ongaku integrated amps they benefit greatly from having a preamp in teh system.

    Howie

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    Re: Dream Amps

    Quote Originally Posted by mhanc View Post
    in keeping with the air tight dream amps of others on this thread, ATM-300



    i have had my eye on this amp for quite a while... two issues that maybe others can comment on:

    1) the volume controls allow this amp to be used as a single source integrated amp. anyone see any problems operating it that way or any problems putting a pre-amp in the system?

    2) one review i read said the amp was a little noisy. not a single other review even came close to mentioning this. anyone having heard this amp hear noise?
    I have the anniversary edition paired with Avant-garde Uno XD’s and no noise issues I find it very quite. Very sweet and non fatigueing.
    I’ve always used a preamp in the system but will use the attenuation to adjust gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howiebrou View Post
    No. Love the Airtight stuff. Never heard any issue with them being noisy. Having said that I have found with the Kondo or Audio Note UK Ongaku integrated amps they benefit greatly from having a preamp in teh system.

    Howie
    That's what ultimately steered me off the Jinro - at every show they had a preamp connected so I don't feel they will stand alone as an integrated. My Line Magnetic 219IA was vastly better when used as a power amp. I tried three pramps and all three were very different but all were better than the preamp section of the 219IA. Now the 219IA was very good as an integrated amp but when you start paying more premium dollars you probably want to go separates if you can. AirTight is pretty awesome too. Perhaps they make a dedicated power amp version of the amp - With the Jinro they now make a dedicated balanced power amp version which IMO is the way to go.

    As for noise - it may have to do with the sensitivity of the speaker - a 110dB sensitive speaker may reveal noise that a 95-100dB speaker won't. Or it could just be that particular unit or that particular home has noise in the line. I once had a dimmer dial on the lights that caused problems in my old stereo. Oddly it was the SS amp that affected while the tube amp was dead quiet.

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    thanks for the atm-300 info! i would have been surprised if noise was a systemic issue w/ this amp.

    there is just something about a quality hand-made, hand-wired amp that is really appealing on many levels. not to mention it can be serviced practically forever.

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    Cary 805AE monos for me thanks.

 

 
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