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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    A low gain tube preamp or passive like the STP-SE would be great with the 994 op amp!
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    I'm with Joe, the STP-SE is a great match. If you find a tube preamp you like with a low enough gain that would be my first choice. It doesn't have to be extreme but you might be pushing it with gain numbers like with CJ preamps. My Modwright at 13 db is just about as high as I would try for, but my speakers are over 90 db. If you have low efficiency speakers you might have more choices.
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Quote Originally Posted by tboooe View Post
    Wow what a great thread. I haven't posted in a while but this thread is really interesting. I am in the market for a new amp to drive my Sonus Faber Guaneri Evolutions. Like many I dismissed class D amps based on initial feedback years ago. Looks like class D have come a long way and the price can't be beat. I only wish Nord made an integrated amp. I am trying to keep my system as simple as possible. However, at these price points I could easily fit a killer preamp into the budget. Decisions decisions.
    I was in the exact same position as you. My first thought was also regarding an integrated, as it seems Class D has come a long way, so has integrated amplifiers in my opinion. And for someone like me who has invested heavily in cables, adding a pre-amp in between with yet another cable makes it very costly. I wasn't even looking for a power-amp, I was looking for an integrated, but I decided to finally go the balanced and DAC/poweramp combo with volume control and add those options to my LampizatOr DAC instead. We'll see how it works, if not the backup plan is to try one of the passives, like the Hattor for example.

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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Or you could consider going straight from a Lumin player with built in dac using your iPad for volume control. Another option is the SotM dac/pre or Benchmark DA3.

    What case and colour are you getting?

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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    That is a good idea to get a dac with a volume control. Unfortunately, I just bought one and volume control isnt available for it anyway. I guess I could control the volume via my playback software, HQ Player. I typically do not mess around too much with volume once I start listening so maybe I can this route and forget about a pre or integrated altogether.

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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    I have just bought a Lumin D1 and its works a treat direct to the Nord. I've only had a hour with it but functionally works very well, the volume control is very precise.
    One of my customers has also just bought the Benchmark DAC3 works well and has the advantage of an RCA in. They also sent him the power amp to try, he preferred the Nord. The dealer who sold me the Lumin bought some Nord's, he bought around a £3600 Gato Integrated for me to listen to, stunning looks but wooly compared to the Nord.
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Great new website Colin!

    Love the look.
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