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    Boulder 1161

    This is not an amp you have probably seen too often. It’s the baby stereo amp from Boulder, the 1161. The 1160 is it’s bigger Brother and the 2160/3060 it’s big Brother.

    The 1161 puts out 200 watts/channel in 8 ohms and it is ballsy! The size and weight are very manageable and compact.

    For someone wanting the new Boulder sound in a small, manageable package, this 1161 is highly recommended.

    MSRP: $22k








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    Re: Boulder 1161

    it looks gorgeous


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    Re: Boulder 1161

    Mike...what's the retail $$$. Boulder has always intrigued me ,for some reason.

    Oops...saw the msrp you had listed...sorrry.
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    Re: Boulder 1161

    I’d love to hear that amp. Never heard Boulder before.
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    Re: Boulder 1161

    Mike, how does this amp's sound compare with other SS offerings, e.g., MSB S500, Luxman M-900u, Gryphon Essence?

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    Re: Boulder 1161

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    Mike, how does this amp's sound compare with other SS offerings, e.g., MSB S500, Luxman M-900u, Gryphon Essence?
    In the $20k space, it’s the amp I would buy. It has all the attributes of the 2160 with a little less power in a manageable package.


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    Re: Boulder 1161

    The matching preamp is gorgeous. The front machining is based on the topography of Flagstaff Mountain here in Boulder...
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    Re: Boulder 1161

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky64 View Post
    The matching preamp is gorgeous. The front machining is based on the topography of Flagstaff Mountain here in Boulder...
    Ah! I didn’t know. Have you toured their factory too?


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    Re: Boulder 1161

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Ah! I didn’t know. Have you toured their factory too?


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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I’d love to hear that amp. Never heard Boulder before.
    Sounds like lots of overtime too Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkmouth View Post
    Sounds like lots of overtime too Joe.
    Haha, unfortunately. But I’m extremely happy with my Luxman 595a integrated. Thank goodness.
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    Re: Boulder 1161

    Where does the 866 fit in?
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    Re: Boulder 1161

    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    Where does the 866 fit in?
    It’s a terrific integrated, but the 1160/1161/1110 is a whole other league.


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    Re: Boulder 1161

    Quote Originally Posted by Big B View Post
    Where does the 866 fit in?
    It would appear the 1100 series is better by 300 over the 800 series.

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    Re: Boulder 1161

    The 1161 is on the top of my list, if I get the chance to reward myself. Small package, balanced inputs, power button on the front, more power than my speakers need. I have a very small room, and a larger Class A would probably be hotter than I should be using. The 15-20 watt DIY amps sound great, but my 45 watt kit EL34 amp puts something energy to the system that’s missing at lower wattages.
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    Re: Boulder 1161

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I’d love to hear that amp. Never heard Boulder before.
    Uhhhh ohhh ..!




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    Re: Boulder 1161

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Uhhhh ohhh ..!





    But I probably won’t, just in case.
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