Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 300b
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    Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 300b

    I am looking to upgrade (and simultaneously downsize) from Coincident Frankenstein Mk2 300b SET monoblock amps to one of these stereo amplifiers.

    These are the five candidates so far: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 300b

    My preamp/dac is Bricasti M12 and my speakers are Devore O/96.

    I am not looking/interested in any other 300b amps at this point.

    If anyone has compared one or more of these amps do chime in.

    Where I live I can probably demo the Nagra and the Air Tight but nothing else.

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 30

    I have some experience with the MQ-300 and itís a fabulous amp. Really musical and engaging. Superb build quality. Pictures donít do it justice.

    Iíve heard the others, but not in my system. I always liked the WAVAC and anything Shindo is so engaging and musical. The Air Tight was noisy when I demoed it. Sounded thin too. I prefer their KT88/EL34 amps. The Nagra? Canít really say. Only heard it once or twice. It didnít leave a big impression on me I guess.
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    Re: Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 30

    JOEINID is selling his Luxman 300 in the FISH MARKET on this page for a incredibly nice discount. Came from Mike so you know its all good.
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    Re: Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 30

    Quote Originally Posted by Billion$Baby View Post
    JOEINID is selling his Luxman 300 in the FISH MARKET on this page for a incredibly nice discount. Came from Mike so you know its all good.
    Ah. Thanks for the tip.

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    Re: Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 30

    It’s too bad you aren’t local to me, India?

    The Luxman MQ-300 is a superb amp. The Takatsuki 300B and this amp is sweet, quiet and vocals to die for.
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    Re: Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 30

    Time to take a road trip Joe.
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    Re: Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 30

    Hahahaha

    Okay, help me split the driving?
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    Re: Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 30

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Itís too bad you arenít local to me, India?

    The Luxman MQ-300 is a superb amp. The Takatsuki 300B and this amp is sweet, quiet and vocals to die for.
    Yup. Not local at all

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    Re: Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 30

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Hahahaha

    Okay, help me split the driving?
    C'mon over Joe!!
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    Re: Which 300b amp for Devore O/96: Nagra 300p, Luxman MQ-300, Wavac EC-300B, Air Tight ATM-300R, Shindo Cortese 30

    Quote Originally Posted by essrand View Post
    Yup. Not local at all
    Great to see you on here!
    Good luck with your amp search.
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