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    Re: Rowland 625 S2 vs Luxman M900u? What’s better?

    Hmmm... Like Caspar Weinberger once said.... "I will neither confirm nor deny!" *Grins!*

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    Re: Rowland 625 S2 vs Luxman M900u? What’s better?

    Hahahaha
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    Re: Rowland 625 S2 vs Luxman M900u? What’s better?

    Sounds like I got it...


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    Re: Rowland 625 S2 vs Luxman M900u? What’s better?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricred1 View Post
    I would love to try the Luxman C900u preamp with my JR 625 S2 amplifier.
    As you know I tried this combo with outstanding effect.

    It was a big gap in time between the C-900u and my current Corus/PSU 625 S2 combo so it would be hard to comment on the differences.

    Both excellent.

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    Re: Rowland 625 S2 vs Luxman M900u? What’s better?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdimler View Post
    As you know I tried this combo with outstanding effect.
    Both excellent.
    I agree with your post and you know I respect your opinion. I would like to hear the C900u with my 625 S2 in my system. Usually, but not always there isn't a night and day difference between components that are considered on the same level. Will the C900u be a real game changer in my system or a lateral move? My next move for now is going from dual REL Carbon Limited subs to a REL no. 25.

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    Re: Rowland 625 S2 vs Luxman M900u? What’s better?

    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    As a former owner of the Rowland 625 (pre-S2) and currently running the Luxman M-900u I don't think there's necessarily a decisive winner in this comparison. I've also heard the 625 S2 extensively which is a significant evolutionary advance over the earlier version. Both amps are exceptional products and I think a preference is likely to come down to which is a better match to a given set of speakers as well as system synergy. I used to run Magnepan 3.7i and with them I'd give the nod to the Rowland which had greater dynamic swings and an overall effortlessness that the Luxman lacked. However I then changed to Dynaudio Contour 60 speakers and my preference shifted to the Luxman with amazing texture, harmonic integrity and overall musicality. Once you get to this level of gear I find that system matching and personal preference play a major role in determining which would be considered best.
    Hello

    I have a Corus and model 625 (first version), do you think I can drive magnepan 3.7i or 20.7i with ?
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    Re: Rowland 625 S2 vs Luxman M900u? What’s better?

    Quote Originally Posted by hongkong View Post
    Hello

    I have a Corus and model 625 (first version), do you think I can drive magnepan 3.7i or 20.7i with ?
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    Hello... The answer to your question is an enthusiastic YES regarding the Magnepan 3.7i since I had that exact combo and it is exceptional! Effortless dynamics, smooth, musical, and spacious! Regarding the 20.7 I can't definitively say since I've never had them or heard them driven by the 625, but my guess would be that they'd be similarly well matched. Hope that helps.

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    Re: Rowland 625 S2 vs Luxman M900u? What’s better?

    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    Hello... The answer to your question is an enthusiastic YES regarding the Magnepan 3.7i since I had that exact combo and it is exceptional! Effortless dynamics, smooth, musical, and spacious! Regarding the 20.7 I can't definitively say since I've never had them or heard them driven by the 625, but my guess would be that they'd be similarly well matched. Hope that helps.
    Thank you.
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