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    Re: My Avantgarde Duo XD - simply incredible....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dguitarnut View Post
    Lol........not yet......staying clear on the other side of the Sunshine Skyway bridge..........must resist!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    You would also need to swap out the Diablo 300 for the new Viva integrated. You know you want to.
    I bet that Viva 300b integrated is wonderful.
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    Re: My Avantgarde Duo XD - simply incredible....

    At the very least it is great to look at. I wonder how Vinnie's hybrid LIO integrated would do with the AG's? If you stayed away from the DHT preamp version the preamp tubes should last thousands of hours.
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    Re: My Avantgarde Duo XD - simply incredible....

    After hearing Vinnie’s gear on Voltis a few years ago, I’m sure it would be superb on my Duo. That’s one demo I hope to make happen.
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    Re: My Avantgarde Duo XD - simply incredible....

    After hearing a LIO, not sure if it would be sweet enough for the AG's.
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    Re: My Avantgarde Duo XD - simply incredible....

    Joe, see if you can get your hands on the new First Watt SIT-3 amp, if there are any left.
    Probably work better than your XA-25 on the AG.

    I use the Franks and SIT-3 on my Hornings and both are excellent.
    The SIT-3 is really a great sounding amp. It has beautiful rich tone somewhat like my SET amp but has the control of SS.
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    Re: My Avantgarde Duo XD - simply incredible....

    any better pictures now joe?
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    Re: My Avantgarde Duo XD - simply incredible....

    Quote Originally Posted by jadedavid View Post
    After hearing a LIO, not sure if it would be sweet enough for the AG's.
    Interesting, my recollection on the Volti was great but that could be the speakers to a large part. My Luxman MQ300 will probably be center stage for a while but I am looking at a few other amps. My first priority is a better or matching preamp. While I love my LTA MZ2, I cannot help but wonder what a different preamp will bring to the equation.
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    Re: My Avantgarde Duo XD - simply incredible....

    Quote Originally Posted by jbtrio View Post
    Joe, see if you can get your hands on the new First Watt SIT-3 amp, if there are any left.
    Probably work better than your XA-25 on the AG.

    I use the Franks and SIT-3 on my Hornings and both are excellent.
    The SIT-3 is really a great sounding amp. It has beautiful rich tone somewhat like my SET amp but has the control of SS.
    I have the SIT-3 on order but no time frame for delivery. I’m looking forward to hearing it.
    Joe

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    Pass XA25, McIntosh MCLK12, Job INTegrated, Cary 300B SE, JBL 4367, Revel Studio 2, JBL 4312D, Klipsch RP-160M, Klipsch RB-75, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, ASL Wave monos, Kimber Kables, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables, Burmester 948, Linear Tube Audio MZ2, Bricasti M1SE, Naim Supernait 2, Lumin U1 mini.

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    Re: My Avantgarde Duo XD - simply incredible....

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    any better pictures now joe?
    Sorry. Not yet Keith, hopefully soon. I’m still doing a lot of experimenting and am procrastinating on the new rack.
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