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    Purifi

    A member asked me to share my experience with a Purifi amp I was curious to try, the Eigentakt designed by Bruno Putzey and company. Out of curiosity based on what Iíve read, I just bought one of these amps from a USA maker, VTV Amplifier in Ohio and it sounds amazing, perhaps as good as my tube amps which retail for many times more than the cost of this amp. This is the original Bruno-designed Eigentakt version. 425 wpc into 4 ohms and doubles down from 8 ohms. Running it direct from my Lumin X1 via balanced cables with no preamp using Leedh processing.

    For around $1,000 I highly recommend that you try one of these amp with your Lumin or otherwise. I am literally blown away by the pure, crystalline tone coming out of my Reference 3A Reflector speakers. And what great control of the woofers. I bought this amp in anticipation of receiving a pair of vintage Sonus Faber Extremas which are arriving soon. I heard these speakers need gobs of power to sound their best and figured this amp might just be sufficient. At this price itís at least worth a try.

    We already know how good our Lumins are. I canít believe how good the sound is from this amp, sans preamp, direct from the X1 via balanced cables. Hereís a review of the same amp I bought, from Doug Schneider of Soundstage.
    SoundStage! Hi-Fi | SoundStageHiFi.com - Purifi Audio's Pint-Sized Powerhouses

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    Re: Pirifi

    I'm interested to hear another person's impressions of the Purifi Eigentakt and I'm not surprised that you are favorably impressed. Also, I agree with your advice to folks around hear ought to try a Purifi amp; for a grand it's in easy reach for those willing & able to spend 10's of thousands on components.

    I'm running the Purifi myself in a VTV stereo amp with the VTV buffer and Sparkos SS3602 op amps. When I received my copy I as simply amazed by the sound on the Purifi. It is super clean, utterly free of grain and etch; on terms of resolution, transparency, and dynamics it is beats anything I'd heard before; in these respects it certainly beat my Pass X150.5 I've owned recently. Maybe as surprisingly it also beat the Hypex MC502MP I owned at the time.

    Those many here privileged to own "megabuck" amps might have heard as good or better amps than the Purifi but they surely cost more that $1k.

    I don't thing that Purifi is directly comparable with typical tube amps. It is utterly neutral and has no "warmth" of its own and the "body" you heard has to be on the recording you're listening to. If you want the tube characteristics, viz. smoothness, mid-range body, and holographic effect, I'll suggest the Purifi might still be a great choice downstream of a tube preamp. I've listened to my VTV Purifi directly from my Topping D90 DAC and from my tubed Sonic Frontiers Line 1 SE+; I generally prefer the latter by a small margin but direct is also very fine.
    ~ Bill

    Win10/Foobar2000 => Topping D90 DAC => Sonic Frontiers Line 1 SE+ preamp => VTV Purifi 1ET400A stereo amp with Sparkos SS3602 op amps => Zaph Audio ZRT speakers (DIY) + PSB Subsonic 5 subwoofer

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDSChicago View Post
    A member asked me to share my experience with a Purifi amp I was curious to try, the Eigentakt designed by Bruno Putzey and company. Out of curiosity based on what Iíve read, I just bought one of these amps from a USA maker, VTV Amplifier in Ohio and it sounds amazing, perhaps as good as my tube amps which retail for many times more than the cost of this amp. This is the original Bruno-designed Eigentakt version. 425 wpc into 4 ohms and doubles down from 8 ohms. Running it direct from my Lumin X1 via balanced cables with no preamp using Leedh processing.

    For around $1,000 I highly recommend that you try one of these amp with your Lumin or otherwise. I am literally blown away by the pure, crystalline tone coming out of my Reference 3A Reflector speakers. And what great control of the woofers. I bought this amp in anticipation of receiving a pair of vintage Sonus Faber Extremas which are arriving soon. I heard these speakers need gobs of power to sound their best and figured this amp might just be sufficient. At this price itís at least worth a try.

    We already know how good our Lumins are. I canít believe how good the sound is from this amp, sans preamp, direct from the X1 via balanced cables. Hereís a review of the same amp I bought, from Doug Schneider of Soundstage.
    SoundStage! Hi-Fi | SoundStageHiFi.com - Purifi Audio's Pint-Sized Powerhouses
    WOW.
    Having heard your system with the Mastersound pre and power driving the Ref 3A reflectors the above comments are very impressive, as what I heard sounded really good.
    And just imagine how this new amp will sound after it gets some more hours on it. Please keep us posted on the progress.
    I will have to look into this piece of gear further.
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    Re: Pirifi

    Built the Eval 1 Purifi amp and has to be the best bass I have ever heard from my VR5 MKII. The current class D are closing the gap quickly.
    Marty

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    Compared to a ARC REF75 using KT150 and a ROGUE ST100 as Feanor said below the Purifi comes across much more neutral. Probably to the point of being analytical sounding, mind you this does not translate to harsh or bright. I also have used a ARC REF5SE with it and it is a great match together. You definitely get the ARC flavor to shine through.

    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor View Post
    I'm interested to hear another person's impressions of the Purifi Eigentakt and I'm not surprised that you are favorably impressed. Also, I agree with your advice to folks around hear ought to try a Purifi amp; for a grand it's in easy reach for those willing & able to spend 10's of thousands on components.

    I'm running the Purifi myself in a VTV stereo amp with the VTV buffer and Sparkos SS3602 op amps. When I received my copy I as simply amazed by the sound on the Purifi. It is super clean, utterly free of grain and etch; on terms of resolution, transparency, and dynamics it is beats anything I'd heard before; in these respects it certainly beat my Pass X150.5 I've owned recently. Maybe as surprisingly it also beat the Hypex MC502MP I owned at the time.

    Those many here privileged to own "megabuck" amps might have heard as good or better amps than the Purifi but they surely cost more that $1k.

    I don't thing that Purifi is directly comparable with typical tube amps. It is utterly neutral and has no "warmth" of its own and the "body" you heard has to be on the recording you're listening to. If you want the tube characteristics, viz. smoothness, mid-range body, and holographic effect, I'll suggest the Purifi might still be a great choice downstream of a tube preamp. I've listened to my VTV Purifi directly from my Topping D90 DAC and from my tubed Sonic Frontiers Line 1 SE+; I generally prefer the latter by a small margin but direct is also very fine.
    Marty

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    Re: Pirifi

    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Built the Eval 1 Purifi amp and has to be the best bass I have ever heard from my VR5 MKII. The current class D are closing the gap quickly.
    Then it's interesting perhaps that the Purifi had a Damping Factor of over 100,000 into 8 ohms
    ~ Bill

    Win10/Foobar2000 => Topping D90 DAC => Sonic Frontiers Line 1 SE+ preamp => VTV Purifi 1ET400A stereo amp with Sparkos SS3602 op amps => Zaph Audio ZRT speakers (DIY) + PSB Subsonic 5 subwoofer

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    Re: Pirifi

    Goes hand in hand doesnít it?


    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor View Post
    Then it's interesting perhaps that the Purifi had a Damping Factor of over 100,000 into 8 ohms
    Marty

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