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    Re: An update about the GAT

    I could not agree more with Jerome's comments. I've owned the GAT now for several years and would never ever consider replacing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayooo View Post
    I could not agree more with Jerome's comments. I've owned the GAT now for several years and would never ever consider replacing it!
    Yes I know what you mean. I had several
    excellent preamps during the last few years. I thought always that the Shindo Giscours will stay for ever in my house and that nothing could sound better. Until the GAT came and killed the King. Slowly but surely. So never say never but I seriously doubt that I could meet one day a preamp able to kill the GAT at least in my budget.
    Seems that Kondo makes the best preamps in the world but I won't invest anymore 50 or 60k in a single unit. And I am not sure at all that the differences would really be so worthy with the GAT in terms of musical pleasure.
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    Re: An update about the GAT

    Jerome, thinking about a GAT II to pair with my Nagra Classic. What was your experience of GAT pairing with your MSA? I tried the Nagra Classic Pre but sound a little dark to me.
    thanks
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4music View Post
    Jerome, thinking about a GAT II to pair with my Nagra Classic. What was your experience of GAT pairing with your MSA? I tried the Nagra Classic Pre but sound a little dark to me.
    thanks
    Tim
    Hello Tim,
    That is exactly the combo I am using now : GAT + MSA.
    I get a sound absolutely satisfying to my ears. With both dynamics, headroom, frequency extension and naturalness.
    The sound is absolutely not dark. The synergy between the GAT and the MSA is superb.
    Falls very short of the Shindo CCQs with the GAT.



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    Re: An update about the GAT

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W View Post
    Hello Tim,
    That is exactly the combo I am using now : GAT + MSA.
    I get a sound absolutely satisfying to my ears. With both dynamics, headroom, frequency extension and naturalness.
    The sound is absolutely not dark. The synergy between the GAT and the MSA is superb.
    Falls very short of the Shindo CCQs with the GAT.



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    In a good way or a bad way Jerome? Good to see you here by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkmouth View Post
    In a good way or a bad way Jerome? Good to see you here by the way.
    Hello ! Thanks.
    In terms of naturalness the MSA and the CCQs play in the same league.
    While the MSA is more neutral and balanced, it does not have the fleshy timbres of the CCQs. Moreover, the CCQs have more impacts and deepness in the bass. They also throw a huge stereo image in all dimensions.
    But listening pleasure is very close and I could live with the MSA and no other amp.
    Still, the CCQs are by far the very best amplifiers I ever heard. I put them on sale to simplify my set up but I just cannot sell them !


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    For life, easy! For audiophile, mais simplement

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    Re: An update about the GAT

    Jerome, what speakers are those ?

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    Re: An update about the GAT

    Quote Originally Posted by Pani View Post
    Jerome, what speakers are those ?
    Hello Pani,

    They are "replicas" or an "inspired" of the Shindo Petite Latour. 2 ways. Port at the bottom.
    They use Altec 414-Z and Altec 807 with a W32A Altec / WE Aluminium cast horn.
    The craftsman who made them to me just made an inspired version of the Latour. Using an Altec 416-8B but a TAD 2001 compression with a P Audio horn. I have to
    listen to them :



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