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    Re: Considering Integrated amps?

    I would not mind another Pass amp. I love the Pass sound but I am open minded and hope I can hear many of these amps. The Sigma VAC 170 has my interested peaked but I would have to get a great deal on a used one since my budget is will be $8K. Just bought a new car and we just started a full remodel of the master bath that my wife has been waiting for, for quite a long time.
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    Re: Considering Integrated amps?

    Jadis I88 . 90 watts in pure class A !
    It drives my Sonus Faber Amati Aniversario...

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    Re: Considering Integrated amps?

    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining.
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    Re: Considering Integrated amps?

    You may want to take a look at the McIntosh MA252 hybrid integrated. I only play digital but is does have a phono input as well. I have had one for about 6 weeks and it pairs nicely with my Reference 3a Reflectors. Very good value proposition in my book.

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    Re: Considering Integrated amps?

    Quote Originally Posted by JGlacken View Post
    You may want to take a look at the McIntosh MA252 hybrid integrated. I only play digital but is does have a phono input as well. I have had one for about 6 weeks and it pairs nicely with my Reference 3a Reflectors. Very good value proposition in my book.
    It looks like a nice unit but I am wanting something in the $8K range. I have a year to hear a lot of gear and decide. Maybe my budget will be higher by then.
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    Re: Considering Integrated amps?

    I have a beautiful Burmester 051 integrated for sale right now.
    BTW, I am sure you know that the cost does not always make a better sound system.
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    Re: Considering Integrated amps?

    Larry

    As you are a BAT fan have you looked at their hybrid integrated? In fact there is a used one in Wisconsin now for a good price.
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    Re: Considering Integrated amps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Larry

    As you are a BAT fan have you looked at their hybrid integrated? In fact there is a used one in Wisconsin now for a good price.
    Jack, when I am ready to buy, I will surely consider the BAT.
    My Gear- Mains System-Pass X250 amp, BAT VK-51se preamp, Luxman DA-06 DAC, Magnepan 1.6's, Thorens TD-145 TT, Dual Martin Logan Subs, Vintage Luxman T-110 Tuner, Other systems- Parasound A21 amp,Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid tube DAC and Preamp, Magnepan MMG's, Monitor Audio S1's, PSB B6's, Def Tech Pro Monitor 1000's, Velodyne sub, Adcom GFR-700 AVR, Music Hall 25.2 modified CDP, Cables by Cardas Parsec, AQ Columbia DBS 72v, Wire World.

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    Re: Considering Integrated amps?

    Larry, 1 more point.

    I forgot that I posted this back in April. Worth monitoring.

    I am on a couple days off and finally took the chance to swing by Goldmund's "new" HQ (its now 2 years old).

    While there I chatted for 15 mins with my usual contacts. Tore is in charge of the Integrated and I posed him your questions.Note I have never heard old or new Integrated and could not even get a loaner as they are flying off the shelves. (I also did a bit of lobbying for the 250 monoblocs and while they did not commit, in 2019 they are thinking of new products to refresh the JOB line. Perhaps a dual mono Integrated with Job 250 type power in a big chassis? Who knows?

    Anyway, cutting to the chase, the main updates to the new Integrated are the straight analog pass thru design (purist approach, so Analog domain improved), no more conversion to digital as an intermediary. Indeed the whole redesign of the Integrated is to updated USB/DSD handing which is now 256x capable and many of the other changes are as a result of that. Overall easier to handle with possibly slightly better SQ.
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    Re: Considering Integrated amps?

    Quote Originally Posted by wisnon View Post
    While there I chatted for 15 mins with my usual contacts. Tore is in charge of the Integrated and I posed him your questions.Note I have never heard old or new Integrated and could not even get a loaner as they are flying off the shelves. (I also did a bit of lobbying for the 250 monoblocs and while they did not commit, in 2019 they are thinking of new products to refresh the JOB line. Perhaps a dual mono Integrated with Job 250 type power in a big chassis? Who knows?
    Thanks for the info Norman! A 200W Integrated was my suggestion when they had asked for feedback on their Facebook page (for their new product development). Great to see that they are considering going with it!
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