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    Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !

    Finally I pulled the trigger. I wanted them for a long time.....phew









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    Congrats Paul, they look great. Are you going to use the Air Tight or the NAF amp?
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    What's the tape over the hole on the back bottom of the speaker?
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    Re: Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !

    Congrats Paul. It seems like years since weíve been discussing this for you. Dreams can come true!


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    Re: Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !

    Happy to join the Mezzo XD club


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    Wow! Congratulations Paul. I am truly jealous but VERY happy for you.
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    Congrats! They look great in your system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Congrats Paul, they look great. Are you going to use the Air Tight or the NAF amp?
    Jack. I donít own the NAF anymore so AT for now with Triode mode. Might be look in to some 300B sometime soon


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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    What's the tape over the hole on the back bottom of the speaker?
    Not sure what your referring to Mark


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    Re: Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !

    Thanks Joe and Sean


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    The BIGGEST thanks goes to Mike ! You are the AG guru and thanks so much for your help. Much appreciated it


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    Paul

    Have you ever listened to the amps from these guys made right there in your town.

    http://www.finaleaudio.com/

    Guess they also make a lower priced line.

    http://www.triodelab.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    What's the tape over the hole on the back bottom of the speaker?
    So the logo will look new when he sells them in a month or two to the new owner.



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    Re: Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !

    Haaa ha , Joe giving up trade secrets ...

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    Ha! Too funny, I've done it myself
    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Haaa ha , Joe giving up trade secrets ...
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    Re: Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !

    Hahaha. I bought this speakers as my destination speakers. Hope not


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Paul

    Have you ever listened to the amps from these guys made right there in your town.

    http://www.finaleaudio.com/

    Guess they also make a lower priced line.

    http://www.triodelab.com/

    I bought my last pair of Reynauds from a guy using one of the Triode brand amps with Omega speakers.
    Reylnauds are great speakers. Congrats.
    Triode are good but I only have a limited experience with them. Iím trying to demo their 300b amps sometime soon. I will update with you.


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    Awesome Paul, Im happy for you
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    Big congratulations Paul!!
    So excited for you and I am confident that these will be with you for quite a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio 1 View Post
    Big congratulations Paul!!
    So excited for you and I am confident that these will be with you for quite a while.
    How is your AG so far ? Are you happy with Pass labs ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    How is your AG so far ? Are you happy with Pass labs ?


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    Loving my Duo XD’s .... changed to ARC Reference 160’s a few months ago and loving them in triode mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio 1 View Post
    Loving my Duo XDís .... changed to ARC Reference 160ís a few months ago and loving them in triode mode.
    Wow. Excellent. Iím enjoying with my AirTightís triode mode as well. Good stuff


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    Re: Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !

    Congratulations Paul! You have an amazing setup.
    I'm sure the Mezzos are taking things up several notches!
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    Happy to join the Mezzo XD club


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Paul

    Have you ever listened to the amps from these guys made right there in your town.

    http://www.finaleaudio.com/

    Guess they also make a lower priced line.

    http://www.triodelab.com/

    I bought my last pair of Reynauds from a guy using one of the Triode brand amps with Omega speakers.
    A friend - audiophile bought recently with them 2a3 power amp for his Duo Grosso.
    I started the discussion with Frank from TriodeLab about an integrated PSE with 45 valve , for time being decided to upgrade to Pacific Dac first, will be back to the idea of the low power tube amp later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marslo View Post
    A friend - audiophile bought recently with them 2a3 power amp for his Duo Grosso.
    I started the discussion with Frank from TriodeLab about an integrated PSE with 45 valve , for time being decided to upgrade to Pacific Dac first, will be back to the idea of the low power tube amp later.
    I really like to try your amp on my Mezzo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marslo View Post
    congratulations Paul, welcome to the club
    Awesome system!
    Thanks Marslo itís good to be in the club Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !


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    I really like to try your amp on my Mezzo
    Not a bad idea at all my friend
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    Paul,

    Congratulations. I think they will love your system just as it is. I was amazed by the detail yet warmth when I got my Unoís. Never gets old. I look forward to your updates as they settle in.
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    Wow Paul!....Fantastic & congrats! Your systems always make me drooolshflpshshhsh Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !
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    Congrats on the dream speaks, Paul!

    is Mike now putting Trios in his house?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    Congrats on the dream speaks, Paul!

    is Mike now putting Trios in his house?
    Ha! No. They're identical in finish to mine, but they're not mine. I do love the color combo (but I'm biased).
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    Wow Paul...congratulations! Have heard Mikeís Duos so I know youíre in heaven now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Not sure what your referring to Mark


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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    Congrats on the dream speaks, Paul!

    is Mike now putting Trios in his house?
    Hi Keith. No itís not Mikeís speakers lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Paul-Look at the last picture you posted in your thread that shows the bottom of one of your speakers. To the left of the XD emblem, there is what appears to be hole/port which has a clear piece of tape covering it up.
    Mark. When you said ďback of the speakers ď on your first post got me confused.

    There is no hole or port beside the emblem. The clear tape is just protection film/tape which I havenít moved yet. Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !


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    Hi Keith. No it’s not Mike’s speakers lol
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    Touche - enjoy!
    LOL .

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    Congrats!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    LOL .

    How are you enjoying your lovely Gibbon X? I do love those speakers
    The Xs are awesome. I've optimized electronics around them and they reproduce wonderful sound. I wish they got more press.

    Until I get a bigger room, can't see myself "upgrading" and; in fact, other than Uno XDs not much I would even be interested in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    The Xs are awesome. I've optimized electronics around them and they reproduce wonderful sound. I wish they got more press.

    Until I get a bigger room, can't see myself "upgrading" and; in fact, other than Uno XDs not much I would even be interested in.
    Uno XD would work well on most of room for sure. Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !


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    Congrats!!!
    Thanks Jock. Iím sure youíre enjoying your Mezzo XD as well Avantgarde Mezzo XD - Exciting !


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    Amazing synergy with Kondo Overture.

    I love listening to classical music on my system, the Overture has a magical way of conveying strings, woodwinds and vocals particularly from chamber and orchestral recordings.... More to come ...






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    Didn't you have a Leben at one time? I wonder how it would do with the AG's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Paul

    Didn't you have a Leben at one time? I wonder how it would do with the AG's?
    Never heard the Leben with AG but with O/96. Given that it was bit noise/hum with 96 dB not sure how it will sounds with 107db.


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    Btw the Kondo is dead quiet tube amp I ever heard.


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    Looks good congrats.
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    Congrats Paul, I often wonder did all the glutton's migrate here after the big "we shall not speak of them" crap that went on in the past. They are one speaker I really want to hear with Aries Cerat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzr View Post
    Congrats Paul, I often wonder did all the glutton's migrate here after the big "we shall not speak of them" crap that went on in the past. They are one speaker I really want to hear with Aries Cerat.
    I really wish I can hear them. Aries product that is
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