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  1. #1751
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    I am so glad I bought my Terminator when they were being sold direct from Denafrips. God help me if I need any warranty work as this yahoo is now the North America distributor and repair center for Denafrips.
    Marty
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  2. #1752

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

    Ugh.

  3. #1753

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

    Hi nc42acc,

    I see you are using the 1200a2 in your main system and the nc500 in your office system. Have you formed any strong opinions about them?

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

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  5. #1755

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

    Watching him is like dog crap on your shoe. Scrape all you want but the stench lingers. Substantively, in my opinion, the damage is done by the tenor of what he says. Kinda like the inverse of I come here not to praise Caeser....

    I suspect most native English speakers would recognize something from the left hand, not the right, when viewed in context, as a whole. Innuendo....

    I know the Tiger by his stripes.

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

    Then, there is the irony of a cable hawker disparaging a class of products assembled from ďmodulesĒ or components. Ugh, gag, PU....

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

    I am using an early pair of the NC500 in my office system and have the updated REV C NC500 amps at home as well as the 1200as amps. I am having noise issues with the REV C amps so the 1200as are being used. I think the 1200as based amps are better in my system.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Underhill View Post
    Hi nc42acc,

    I see you are using the 1200a2 in your main system and the nc500 in your office system. Have you formed any strong opinions about them?
    Marty
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    What kind of noise? Thatís too bad.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    I am using an early pair of the NC500 in my office system and have the updated REV C NC500 amps at home as well as the 1200as amps. I am having noise issues with the REV C amps so the 1200as are being used. I think the 1200as based amps are better in my system.
    Thx.

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    Leon Helm

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    God, this amp is good.

  11. #1761

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    OK, after about a week with the Sparkos I will keep them in versus the SI. Lovely, just lovely.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Samoyed View Post
    Well, at least it may be quick. We are on a slow freight to Hell. Likely, the amp will sound bright out of the box until it warms up. Which did you buy?
    500 hrs
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Uh, what?

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

    What what? You wrote a response that I quoted and I responded 500 hours for break in.
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Have you got the mk ii?

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

    Am I doing this right? My conversion yields $5016 at the current exchange rate. That seems high.

    Nord One SE NC1200DM Signature Stereo Amp
    £3,795.00

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

    In context, itís about half of what most charge for THAT module. The NC500 is where you get the greatest value.

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

    No, NC500 One Up rev C monos
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    The the next closest priced NC1200 based amps were from Atsah and Merrill and they were over five figures several years ago so Colin's prices are fair especially with the parts used. The Atsah's just took parts from Hypex and put them in a box. Merrill claimed to have made changes but if you opened the box to look you voided the warranty.
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    Open Colinís Box and you will see very neat, clean workmanship. The guy is anal retentive....👍

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Samoyed View Post
    OK, after about a week with the Sparkos I will keep them in versus the SI. Lovely, just lovely.
    Do you have the Rev. D boards ? How do the Sparkos opamps compare to the SI ?
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    Yes. I find the Sparkos more musical. Both have amazing sound stage. Now, keep in mind I have chronic tinnitus and Iím older, and for some reason the SI op seemed harsh on top (my top) and aggravated my tinnitus. For me, the Sparkos maybe give up slight detail for Goldy Locks sound-just right!

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

    Unless they have changed their sonic signature with the newest version the Sparkos is a warmer sounding op amp.
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    Well, I wasnít sure what warmer meant, and I guess Iím still not. All I can say is they donít make my ringing ears ring longer and louder. And, female vocals are lush, and if you like church organs, wow!

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

    I've had my NC500 Mk II Rev D (SI op amps) for about a month now. In the meantime, I've made a bunch of other changes to my system, so I'm not sure how much these other changes have affected the sound. The amps have been powered up the whole time, but I was travelling for a couple weeks, so the amps have probably been playing music for 150 hours or so.

    I also replaced my preamp (Schiit Freya -> Parasound JC2) and some of the cabling (stock AC cables to DH Labs Power Plus, 10' Audioquest Mammoth to 3' DH Labs Q-10 speaker cables), and added two dedicated 20amp lines with Furutech outlets. The new cables only have a few days on them, but even brand new I liked the improvements in bass tightness and image solidity.

    With all these recent changes, it's probably too soon to reach any conclusions. Overall, the sound is clear, crisp and powerful, with good sound stage width and depth. There are many songs that sound fantastic, but there are others I'm not so happy with. Songs that have a lot of upper midrange power (from piano, sax, synth, etc.) sound kind of hard and grating compared to what I remember with my Krell FPB 300. This issue has been present since I first installed the amps, and before I made any other changes to the system. It does seem to be getting better, but that could be that I'm just getting more used to the sound. Or it could be that I need to let everything burn-in longer.

    I'm somewhat tempted to order a set of Sparkos op amps to try, but that's another $250 which I'm not sure would be money well spent. Like Samoyed, my old ears also suffer from chronic tinitus, so maybe the more forward presentation of the Nords compared to my old Krell is aggravating something in my ears that I'm finding slightly unpleasant. If the Sparkos op-amps provide a slightly more mellow and laid-back presentation, then it might be worth it. I think I'll give it another couple weeks before I decide.
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Yup, old ears....

    Contact me before buying the Sparkos!

    Iím using mine with kef R 900 speakers, an Innuous Zen mini, anuprime Evolution DAC and a Nuprime cdt 8 pro. Several hundred hours and the Sparkos are Goldy Locks!

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

    Tim, Class D amps tend to be faster and more damped than ABs in my experience. And choosing the more airy opamp (SI) may have contributed there too. Maybe you can try a Sparkos before committing to purchase? And sell the SIs to get part of the expense back? Try also gold plated receptacles, they may warm the system a little bit. All these added will shift the balance back to your reference and liking.
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Great ideas. I plan to keep my SIís just in case further break in.... it is very easy to open the amp and change the op amps. Five minutes, or less.

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

    Jayt, one more thing. I noticed that the mk ii is extremely clean, and so I listened at higher volumes. As you likely know, this alone aggravates tinnitus.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Samoyed View Post
    Jayt, one more thing. I noticed that the mk ii is extremely clean, and so I listened at higher volumes. As you likely know, this alone aggravates tinnitus.
    How much time playing music do you have on the Nord amp yourself?
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    300 or 400 hours at least. Iím fairly certain the high end hardness is gone for me, either by burn in, Sparkos or both. Of course, my high end is probably mid range, objectively. The sound stage continues to amaze me.

  32. #1782

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

    OK, I think Iím ready to commit. Since my AR integrated amp in 1969, Iíve owned many. Until last Summer, I used McIntosh for 20 years. Recently, I tried a Kinki EX M1, and a Rotel beast, the RB 1590: both are lovely with pleasing sound and great sound stage. Sadly, I started reading the contentious class D postings all over the internet and got curious. Nord rose to the top, and I thought, why not? Why not, indeed! My mk ii had better definition and soundstage right out of the box than anything Iíd ever heard or owned. But, the top (Iím a senior with chronic tinnitus, so keep in mind that likely means mid range) seemed hard, and aggravated my tinnitus at times. Now, this began to lessen around 200 hours and seemed to vanish when I went to Sparkos op amps! Iím certain I now have the most pleasing amp Iíve ever owned, and likely heard. Jayt, the definition is so good I can EASILY distinguish outstanding recordings from good ones, and good ones from poor ones! You can clearly hear strings plucked, acoustic guitars slapped, performers breathing, and even someone turning away from a mic! Mother of God! I really envy the guys who can buy the nc1200 version, but the cats have to eat, and Iíd be into their food to make ends meet. And, here is the kicker: Colin is a great guy, who never sleeps, and answers email quickly. Iím very happy to have found excitement in the hobby again, and can only imagine what lies ahead for us. That Minvera guy may be a p...., but he is likely right that this class of amp will convert many of us! Did I mention the bass...?

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

    Thanks for the updates and comments Samoyed.

    With all the other changes I've made in the past several weeks - new preamp and lots of new cables in addition to the Nord amps - I think there is still some more room for improvement with break-in. The sound seems to continue to change a bit day by day. Today, most of what I listened to sounded pretty damn good. I've recently read a couple of old forum posts indicating that the Parasound JC-2 also takes a lot of hours to break in, so this could also be a factor.

    At any rate, I'm still going to give it another couple weeks before I decide whether I want to try the Sparkos op-amps.
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    Contact me if you decide.

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

    I agree with Samoyed 100%.
    For me, coming from a 300B amp, the Sparkos are much better. Much less "digital", if it makes dense.
    I think you should try them JayT.
    Regards

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

    I found each to have amazing sound stage and detail. I suspect Colin would do well to suggest that seniors get Sparkos, but that might start some flapping and hissing! 😱

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

    A week or so ago I took possession of my Nord One UP NC500 3 Channel Mk II with SI 990 Op Amps.

    This is intended to replace my EAR Yoshino 534 main amp plus an old bolt together Naim NAP 250 that I use for center channel duties.

    Source = Linn Klimax DS/1 Renew, LP12/Aro/Geddon or Oppo 105D
    Preamp = EAR Yoshino 868
    Speakers = Focal 1008be II + BK XXLS-400DF Sub.

    The things that I immediately noticed were the detail resolution and the linear subterranean bass. Along with this I also noticed that some of the magic had disappeared from the mid-range, more anon.

    The Oppo acts as pre-amp, stream renderer & DAC, using the ESS Sabre DAC chips. I was taken with just how good this is. Historically I have tried using it as just a DAC, and started threads noting what good VFM it is, and this is more than reconfirmed here; have I wasted money on my Linn & 868? For me the short answer is NO, but the gap I would note would be in shrug territory for the female members of my household. With the Linn + 868 I gain 3D soundfield and texture. But, as I sit here typing this I am listening to the Oppo very happily.

    When I first started playing the Nord on of the tracks I played was Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire, Brand New Me. Now as the track progresses it shifts gears and just blossoms, at least it does via the 868/534. With the 868/Nord all the detail was there, and more, but the that dynamic shift of gears just failed to appear, at least to the extent I am used to. So, time to exercise some patience and play the amp in.

    I am probably 50 hours in, in terms of playing music and AV through the amp, and there are definite changes, not night and day. The bass and detail are still remarkable, but as it plays in a certain mid/high frequency sharpness is relaxing; and Alicia Keys? Well, the dynamics does grow, what doesn't quiet get to the same level is the vocal magic I get with the 534.

    A friend of mine has a Naim uber system: CD555/PS555DR > 552/555DR > 500 > Focal 1028be. This is probably the best sounding Naim system I have heard, although I have listened to more expensive setups. The one area that my system bests his has been female vocals. I believe currently with the Nord this aspect has moved back a shade, but in the area of detail and bass heft it has moved forward.

    So, pleased or disappointed? Very pleased. The amp may eventually replicate all the strong points of the 534, if it does GREAT. My suspicion is that it has its own strengths and that it will perform well in other areas which are the 534's strengths. It will be VERY interesting in a few weeks to re-connect the 534.

    As a side note: The Nord is brilliant for AV as well.

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

    What did you conclude about sound stage?

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

    Hi Samoyed, I have read your thoughts with interest. It is extremely good, but no better than the 868/534 - although rather more detailed and precise. Here is where the 868 shines over using the Oppo. The Oppo tends to be flatter & rather 2D, the EAR gives you a 3D sound field. M

  40. #1790

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

    Well, I can reconcile it this way: your underlying equipment is much better than mine, and the Nord takes what I have to the limits of the underlying equipment. As our frog friends say, plus ca change, cest le meme chose. 🤯

  41. #1791

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

    The 3 channel Nord is less than half the price of the EAR534. Now this is a power amp that I just fell in love with and got me to abandon the 250s I had been using for twenty years. That the Nord is more than holding its own, being better in terms of low bass and detail, I think it is a huge thumbs up. The Focals are known for the superb imaging, and both 534 & the Nord make use of this ability to the full. This morning I listened to my LP rip of DSOTM via the Oppo, wow. Here is where the quieter Nord allows all sorts of detail to very clearly shine through. However, I am not going to fool myself into believing that it will be a slam dunk win by the Nord over the EAR; they are both superb bits if kit, but one is clearly also excellent VFM.

  42. #1792

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

    Yes, I understand. Your underlying equipment is ďbetterĒ than the Nord, hence the Nord limits your system marginally, whereas the Nord is my equipmentís ceiling and brings out the most it is capable of.... You have a floor, I have a ceiling: Iíd rather be you. Yes, the Nord is one of the industryís greatest values! 😻

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Underhill View Post
    A week or so ago I took possession of my Nord One UP NC500 3 Channel Mk II with SI 990 Op Amps.

    This is intended to replace my EAR Yoshino 534 main amp plus an old bolt together Naim NAP 250 that I use for center channel duties.

    Source = Linn Klimax DS/1 Renew, LP12/Aro/Geddon or Oppo 105D
    Preamp = EAR Yoshino 868
    Speakers = Focal 1008be II + BK XXLS-400DF Sub.

    The things that I immediately noticed were the detail resolution and the linear subterranean bass. Along with this I also noticed that some of the magic had disappeared from the mid-range, more anon.

    The Oppo acts as pre-amp, stream renderer & DAC, using the ESS Sabre DAC chips. I was taken with just how good this is. Historically I have tried using it as just a DAC, and started threads noting what good VFM it is, and this is more than reconfirmed here; have I wasted money on my Linn & 868? For me the short answer is NO, but the gap I would note would be in shrug territory for the female members of my household. With the Linn + 868 I gain 3D soundfield and texture. But, as I sit here typing this I am listening to the Oppo very happily.

    When I first started playing the Nord on of the tracks I played was Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire, Brand New Me. Now as the track progresses it shifts gears and just blossoms, at least it does via the 868/534. With the 868/Nord all the detail was there, and more, but the that dynamic shift of gears just failed to appear, at least to the extent I am used to. So, time to exercise some patience and play the amp in.

    I am probably 50 hours in, in terms of playing music and AV through the amp, and there are definite changes, not night and day. The bass and detail are still remarkable, but as it plays in a certain mid/high frequency sharpness is relaxing; and Alicia Keys? Well, the dynamics does grow, what doesn't quiet get to the same level is the vocal magic I get with the 534.

    A friend of mine has a Naim uber system: CD555/PS555DR > 552/555DR > 500 > Focal 1028be. This is probably the best sounding Naim system I have heard, although I have listened to more expensive setups. The one area that my system bests his has been female vocals. I believe currently with the Nord this aspect has moved back a shade, but in the area of detail and bass heft it has moved forward.

    So, pleased or disappointed? Very pleased. The amp may eventually replicate all the strong points of the 534, if it does GREAT. My suspicion is that it has its own strengths and that it will perform well in other areas which are the 534's strengths. It will be VERY interesting in a few weeks to re-connect the 534.

    As a side note: The Nord is brilliant for AV as well.

    Listen again after the Nord has a few more hundred hours (600 +/- hours play time for OneUp NC500 in mine and others' experience) and you might be tickled further.

    Also, my NC500 monos stay powered on 24/7 so as to avoid thermal cycling/required warm-up of the chassis and components. Do you leave your amp on?.... or power off daily?
    .

  44. #1794

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

    Ironic that you mention that...my Nord sounds most musical after five or six hours on. 😼

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Samoyed View Post
    Ironic that you mention that...my Nord sounds most musical after five or six hours on. Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....
    Roger that!
    .

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    Hi Chaps, I am not at ALL disappointed. I think it is doing most things very well, some things brilliantly, and a couple of things not quite as well as the 534. As it happens, for me, vocals are key, so the couple are important. But, I am VERY aware that the amp has further to break in. I think a key question is: Even if the Nord developed no further would you prefer to use this or the 534? Now that would be a bloody difficult question to answer; I could live with either. M

  47. #1797

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    Christ, man, I can’t afford to stand in the same room as a 534 so I have no basis in fact for an opinion. But, I will say this, if the Brexit ship hits the sand and you find you need dough, drop me a line. ��

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    ;-D I think one of the things the UK and the USA have in common is that party politics is broken on both sides of the pond. Frankly, I was depressed two years, things have proceeded as I expected since then ......until we didn't fall out of the EU. I still suspect we will end up with the hardest of hard Brexit's; but, I live in hope. Until then I will listen to some more music. M

  49. #1799

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

    Well, John Bull and Uncle Sam have endured far worse....��

  50. #1800

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

    Say, Mr Underhill, want to give the Nord a workout? I just discovered and suggest the mqa version of George Straitís Honky Tonk Time Machine. Hold your nose, put on the music and listen to the vocals and sound stage.

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