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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Here are a couple of quick shots of my set-up with the new HD pre-amp installed.

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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Hi Jim
    It looks really good and i am sure it sound as good
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by FDPDK View Post
    Hi Jim
    It looks really good and i am sure it sound as good
    Flemming
    It is breaking in nicely. I am very impressed with the additional weight I seem to hear from all of my music.
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    It is breaking in nicely. I am very impressed with the additional weight I seem to hear from all of my music.
    Sure looks pretty Jim!

    Your thoughts on the sound align with my impressions last week. It will get even better. More weight and more natural presentation; and, it was a terrific pre before the HD upgrade! To me, similar impressions I heard when I upgraded my S200 to S250.
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    A quick question- why not put the TT on it's own stand? My gut feeling is that wooden stand is not vibration proof?

    At this level of equipment there should not be any compromises.






    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Here are a couple of quick shots of my set-up with the new HD pre-amp installed.


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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Jozua View Post
    A quick question- why not put the TT on it's own stand? My gut feeling is that wooden stand is not vibration proof?

    At this level of equipment there should not be any compromises.
    The turntable is sitting on a HRS platform as is pre-amp. To be honest the TT isn't used enough to warrant any further expenditure.

    I previously had my gear on a audio stand but did not looking at a rats nest of interconnects and power cords.
    Jim

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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    https://scontent.fmia1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...b8&oe=5DFDC4DC


    Just got mine in 2 weeks ago Jim, loving it.
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    It is breaking in nicely. I am very impressed with the additional weight I seem to hear from all of my music.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    Sure looks pretty Jim!

    Your thoughts on the sound align with my impressions last week. It will get even better. More weight and more natural presentation; and, it was a terrific pre before the HD upgrade! To me, similar impressions I heard when I upgraded my S200 to S250.
    Hi Jim / Mike

    would you guy's please clarify by what you mean as additional weight. the Dag amps are quite rich sounding and slightly bass weighted and now you are saying the new HD Dag pre amp adds more weight.
    It sounds like the presentation might be getting a little little too weighty and slow and even affecting the mid range? - or does the original momentum pre amp have no bass weight?

    as we know, Wilson speakers are full sounding as well.

    cheers

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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Hi Jim / Mike

    would you guy's please clarify by what you mean as additional weight. the Dag amps are quite rich sounding and slightly bass weighted and now you are saying the new HD Dag pre amp adds more weight.
    It sounds like the presentation might be getting a little little too weighty and slow and even affecting the mid range? - or does the original momentum pre amp have no bass weight?

    as we know, Wilson speakers are full sounding as well.

    cheers

    Shane
    Shane -

    The HD pre upgrade/version provides a more complete musical presentation. It is more natural and extended. It is by no means slower; actually, it is faster than the base pre. If you have ever heard the difference between the base S200 and S250 or M300 and M400 you would understand what has been my experience.

    With respect to Wilsons, I have a pair of Alexias. The musical experience in my room certainly improved with the HD upgrade. My wife joined me after I installed it and was so taken we were spinning vinyl for a few hours.

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    A excellent summation of the HD pre-amp in the February issue of Stereophile. JVS says it all in his review.

    Trading in my original Momentum pre-amp for a new HD version was one of the best decisions I have made in this hobby.
    Jim

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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    A excellent summation of the HD pre-amp in the February issue of Stereophile. JVS says it all in his review.

    Trading in my original Momentum pre-amp for a new HD version was one of the best decisions I have made in this hobby.
    Concur with you Jim! I upgraded mine to HD and couldn’t be happier. A no brainer for any Momentum owners.
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    with help from a forum member here, up and running and playing magical music

    synergy with the S250 is excellent. will be interesting when I eventually use it to drive my cj monoblock tube amps.






    Source: Technics SP10mk3 - Thales Simplicity II, TW Raven AC-3 - Graham Phantom, SME 3012-R, Exclusive P3,,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
    Cartridges: Lyra Atlas Lambda SL, Lyra Etna SL, Lyra Delos, Dynavector XV-1s,Technics EPC100mk4, Ortofon A90, GM Royal, GM Classic, Denon ESC'd 103R, DL-S1, Audio Technica AT25, OC9II, Linn ESC'd Troika
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    with help from a forum member here, up and running and playing magical music

    synergy with the S250 is excellent. will be interesting when I eventually use it to drive my cj monoblock tube amps.






    Glad to hear your happy with that, it’s for sure a nice piece!


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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    Glad to hear your happy with that, it’s for sure a nice piece!


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    thanks, you would have a pretty good understanding of its capabilities.
    Source: Technics SP10mk3 - Thales Simplicity II, TW Raven AC-3 - Graham Phantom, SME 3012-R, Exclusive P3,,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
    Cartridges: Lyra Atlas Lambda SL, Lyra Etna SL, Lyra Delos, Dynavector XV-1s,Technics EPC100mk4, Ortofon A90, GM Royal, GM Classic, Denon ESC'd 103R, DL-S1, Audio Technica AT25, OC9II, Linn ESC'd Troika
    Phono Stage: Accuphase C-37,TW Acustik phono
    EQ: ​DEQX HDP-4
    Preamp: D'Agostino HD, conrad johnson GAT,
    Amps: conrad johnson teflon premier 8a's, D'Agostino Momentum S250
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Congratulations with a very good looking pre. I am sure you will enjoy it a lot.
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Beautiful! I really enjoyed it as well as the S250 with my Wilson Alexias.
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