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    Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Appears there’s more good stuff coming from Audionet in its top line offering.

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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Yes, Audionet doesn't find a lot of love on this forum but the sound of their amps is really awesome!
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    I’d love to hear their current gear. I confess that I wasn’t crazy about earlier versions. I think since last year they’ve had huge improvements.
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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    A little evening HUMBOLDT unboxing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glareskin View Post
    Yes, Audionet doesn't find a lot of love on this forum but the sound of their amps is really awesome!

    I'm a fan of their stuff too. They are very neutral, high resolution and low in distortion.

    Not for everyone of course.

    Compared to the stuff Switzerland(Soulution, CH, Dartzeel) Audionet is a value.

    I'm sure the flagship stuff (like this integrated ) is on another level than what I've previously heard.

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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    wooow!
    its the machine i am dreaming about. hope you enjoy it.
    any coments very welcome!

    the connectors of your cables matches the connectors of the amp perfectly. what brand is the xlr?

    is the humbolt available in the high format too?

    and, while too early, how does it compare to the vitus sia 030?
    lol, cant belive it you got both of them.

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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Not familiar with this, but like the design.


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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post

    is the humbolt available in the high format too?
    spoke with audionet today….no, the humbolt is not available in the high format and they have no plan to do so at the moment

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    hurry up!!!

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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Haven’t heard the new line. I’ve heard Audionet with YG speakers at shows in the past and found the sound to be too analytical.
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    Great sounding amp. Heard it at Munich. Completely unlike the sterile stuff they used to make.
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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    I’d like to hear the Stern & Heisenberg combo. But they’re quite a pricey pleasure. And I think I’ve found a sound very much to my liking with Soulution.


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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    well, the 1000watt heisenberg for your lansches4.2......you certainly wouldnt miss power

    and my little toyspeakers (tunetot) will be powered by humboldt around christmas)if all goes right

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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    I've currently got the Stern / Heisenberg on extended home demo and think they are incredible. In my system, I prefer them over CH L1 + M1.1 monos - makes listening to music much more of an event.
    I heard the Humbolt at Munich this year, and thought very good. Suspect it will get very close to the Stern / Humbolt pairing with the different being the outright power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heihei View Post
    I've currently got the Stern / Heisenberg on extended home demo and think they are incredible. In my system, I prefer them over CH L1 + M1.1 monos - makes listening to music much more of an event.
    I heard the Humbolt at Munich this year, and thought very good. Suspect it will get very close to the Stern / Humbolt pairing with the different being the outright power.
    Please describe what you are hearing, would be interesting.


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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by heihei View Post
    I've currently got the Stern / Heisenberg on extended home demo and think they are incredible. In my system, I prefer them over CH L1 + M1.1 monos - makes listening to music much more of an event.
    I heard the Humbolt at Munich this year, and thought very good. Suspect it will get very close to the Stern / Humbolt pairing with the different being the outright power.
    Although I haven't heard these products in my own system. At shows or dealer ; I was always impressed by their low distortion, high resolution, neutrality and speed.

    In the right system, they convey a very good sense of realism and you are there feeling.

    Enjoy

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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Take it as read they do detail etc as per other high-end amps, but a few things are standout. First and foremost is the low noise floor, which I suspect is a big driver of the other aspects that are noteworthy, namely sound-staging and jump-factor.
    Soundstaging is about the best I've heard, not only in front to back and width, but in the air and defined space around each instrument / voice etc.
    The jump factor is what keeps me engaged in the music and is why I prefer them to CH etc. The dynamics are incredible, and suspect the outright power available is also a factor in terms of outright grip.
    Tonally these are the best SS amps I've heard, to the point where you may not pick them as SS in blind testing.
    The final aspect which is noteworthy is how unstressed these amps sound. You can listen full-on for long periods with no stress, strain or fatigue, even on music and instruments you'd normally expect to, e.g. piano.

    One observation - I think the Heisenbergs are the star of the show here. The Stern pre is good (arguably better than a CH L1), but think the power amps make the pairing world-class.

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    strongly mouthwatering, thx for your review.
    just sold my nagra classic amp.....

    so, are you going to buy them? i would if i could, more power is more power.

    as for the humboldt, yes i think pairing with a more efficient speaker is key to not loose too much performance compared to the heisenbergs.
    just saw these new zellaton evo speakers
    https://www.facebook.com/zellaton.de...type=3&theater
    92db efficience, 40k euro, (said to be better than theyr 120k reference speaker), could be a good fit and if a find a trade-in deal with my current speakers i might do it blind

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    strongly mouthwatering, thx for your review.
    just sold my nagra classic amp.....

    so, are you going to buy them? i would if i could, more power is more power.

    as for the humboldt, yes i think pairing with a more efficient speaker is key to not loose too much performance compared to the heisenbergs.
    just saw these new zellaton evo speakers
    https://www.facebook.com/zellaton.de...type=3&theater
    92db efficience, 40k euro, (said to be better than theyr 120k reference speaker), could be a good fit and if a find a trade-in deal with my current speakers i might do it blind
    Are you purchasing the Humboldt? If so, look forward to you future impressions on this thread.

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    yes, its a black-friday story and yes it will be my own pleasure to give impressions.
    should get here next week or so. well, it replaces the nagra classic amp and as for preamp the internal pre of the dac, thats all i will be able to compare against.
    the system was very good sounding at lower volume, then again the amp has not enough power. its only 10 watts class a and above i found it to fall apart soundwise. some other people find the power enough. one good thing about nagra, very easy to resell.
    and the internal pre was not meant for long term in any case.
    the original plan was to add the classic pre and one more classic amp. then i saw the humboldt and thought its the better and cheaper solution, also no need to add 2 powercords, 1 interconnect, racks etc.

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    Black Friday opportunity, very nice Audionet Humboldt integrated.


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    yes truly an opportunity, truly nice i think
    then again, i am not sure right now wheter i am on the right path.
    i am alone! i mean i have no amplifier at the moment. no music.
    i ve sold the nagra classic amp. for much less money then when i bought it after just 3 years. the only amp my wife likes from the look. it sounded great.
    my tunetots are not meant to play great scale dynamic and in my office and i cant play very loud anyway because it bothers others. however when i did, i found the separation in the sound not good. adding the classic pre would have improved the sound enough overall i think. for my application in any case. everything from the same designer, well tuned to each other and worldwide known to be great. i dont need more than great. i had big hi end systems and sold everthing because i got something like an allergic when i see big hi end systems. i liked these small nagra boxes. i became a sissy over the years
    well i also sold the handsome finite rack and the stands. everything is in a mess.
    i wanted to change to a stenheihm alumin 3 or 5 because they are handsome and actually the designer uses excactely that nagra line up and its perfect. very very great looking and a complete swiss system.
    i realise i am a total stupid looser, however, i cant go back.
    i guess neither can i defend that black german monster coming to the door anytime soon. with the ask to pay tax. will i be able to do that unseen? what day excactely do i have to be faster at the door than my wife? what time? before or after christmas?
    well, since i cant go back, btw the classic amp was sold to germany, and the buyer was strongly eyeing the rest of my equipement and wants to buy it, all he nagra and odins. should i sell it? the end of nagra owning.
    saw the t+a sd 3100hv streamer-dac. another german monster box. its again 1 box vs 3 small boxes with more cables (streamer, dac, ps).
    and very later than the zellaton evo,
    so an all german big box system. back in the living room.
    i have fallen off the track. black friday

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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    You should still listen to the Stenheim speakers - they are awesome

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    yes thx, good input. going stenheim is still an option. i do know theyr nr.5. excellent!
    i really like all the zellaton speakers, apart from the fact that they do not enough bass. the new model is designed differently, the bass is no more open baffle and with bigger woofers. i think they are utterly good. somebody i know ordered them and i can have a listening in a couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    yes thx, good input. going stenheim is still an option. i do know theyr nr.5. excellent!
    i really like all the zellaton speakers, apart from the fact that they do not enough bass. the new model is designed differently, the bass is no more open baffle and with bigger woofers. i think they are utterly good. somebody i know ordered them and i can have a listening in a couple of weeks.
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    yes, there are shops for every brand very close around.

    yg seems to pair great. i do think the humboldt will pair great with most of speakers.
    then again yg haileys sensivity is 87db and i do look for speakers with 90db+ as i really want the amp to have an easy drive

    shortlist at the moment:
    zellaton evo, 93db
    wilson daw, 91db
    stenheim alumine3 93db

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    A serious case of serious engineering just arrived...

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    Enjoy!

    I have now purchased the Stern / Heisenberg, and my friend has got the Humboldt on home demo. There may be an outside chance of comparing back to back in the same system which would be interesting!

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    Very cool both of you!
    Heihei, what speaker do you have connected to?

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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Perfect Sense View Post
    A serious case of serious engineering just arrived...

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    Congrats on the arrival of the Audionet Humboldt integrated amplifier Marcus. Well, I assume that's whats inside that impressive flight case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfect Sense View Post
    A serious case of serious engineering just arrived...

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    Congrats! Very keen to hear what are your thoughts on the Humboldt.


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    What I can say so far,
    Full resolution, instruments as pure as they are, bass performance better than krell600/krell evo2.....overall things depend on everything else than the amp itself. The record and the rest of the system. The Humboldt seems to be dead neutral and displays everything.the krell combo with piega line source speaker was different, everything sounded big and great.
    The nagra classic amp with a little less bandwith sounded a little fuller on the wilsons and I felt a bit more connected. Then again I sold the finite reference rack and also the nordost interconect, so circumstances are worse now and I can't rate that influence. Meanwhile I upgraded the nagra source and the Humboldt shows really the difference. Good recordings are spectactular.
    To be honest, I can't really rate this amp. It is time for a bigger speaker again, need a rack again and another good interconect.
    The tunetot have only 87db sensivity and I can use nearly the full power from the humboldt, till the diplay says +6db
    Right now in Marbella for the next few weeks, so no further break in. However, when i go back home i plan to sell the whole system and go for stern heisenberg and build a system around it. Power seems to be the Humboldts only limit.
    For the price and overall it is an incredible machine.
    One more thing, I had one in silver for a few days and then the black one. I much prefer the black

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    I did not see the pricing but does anyone know USA retail? It looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    What I can say so far,

    [...]
    The tunetot have only 87db sensivity and I can use nearly the full power from the humboldt, till the diplay says +6db
    Right now in Marbella for the next few weeks, so no further break in. However, when i go back home i plan to sell the whole system and go for stern heisenberg and build a system around it. Power seems to be the Humboldts only limit.
    For the price and overall it is an incredible machine.
    One more thing, I had one in silver for a few days and then the black one. I much prefer the black

    I surprised to read that your Tunetot's could nearly max out the Humboldt's 2 x 320 W into 8 ohm output.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I did not see the pricing but does anyone know USA retail? It looks great.
    Hey Joe... Can't seem to find US pricing, but it's going for €42,000 to give you some idea of its price range.

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    My conversion says about 46K. Wow
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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    I surprised to read that your Tunetot's could nearly max out the Humboldt's 2 x 320 W into 8 ohm output.
    Audionet Humboldt integratedAudionet Humboldt integratedAudionet Humboldt integrated Were the cables connected?

    You would think the Tots would blow up in smoke when subjected to that kind of power.


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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    Very cool both of you!
    Heihei, what speaker do you have connected to?
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    Power is 250@8 I think and US Mrsp is 55k and goes some up in spring

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    The tots (i like that new name) did really well with the humboldts power.
    Very good control over the speaker at high volume.
    With the nagra classic amp thing have fallen apart at half of the volume compared

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    after a few more weeks of break in....the humboldt has developed beautifully.
    its one outshining machine and will stay here forever i think. going to build the system around it.

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    and after another couple of weeks....simply love this machine

    all the reviews were spot on
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    Quote Originally Posted by heihei View Post
    Enjoy!

    I have now purchased the Stern / Heisenberg, and my friend has got the Humboldt on home demo. There may be an outside chance of comparing back to back in the same system which would be interesting!
    Congrats on your new system! Did you manage to compare Stern / Heisenberg to Humboldt? Would love to hear your observations

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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

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    and after another couple of weeks...
    Hi,

    how many hours did it take to burn-in?
    I've just bought it and I'm waiting for the shipment, after my review of a demo unit on Audio-activity.com
    It's in Italian, you can translate it with Google.


    Thanks a lot
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    ciao angelo, com e bello e benvenuto!
    sorry, havent seen your question until now.

    i would say about 700 hours.
    the first 2-300 hours the stage is as small as a coin and then it takes some more time to open up more. when you think it is broken in you get a surprise later on that there is even more: the midrange beauty.
    at least that is how it was in my case and the 700 hours are very subjective. i didnt count and maybe it was much less.

    what speakers are you using it with?
    please come back and report how it goes!

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    i couldnt find any review at Audio-activity.com

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    Re: Audionet Humboldt integrated

    Here I am!
    I can't publish a link, because I'm new here. Let's try this way:
    audio-activity (dot) com/audionet-humboldt

    My speakers are JBL 4350B and tomorrow the Humboldt will be at home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummer62 View Post
    Hi,

    how many hours did it take to burn-in?
    I've just bought it and I'm waiting for the shipment, after my review of a demo unit on Audio-activity.com
    It's in Italian, you can translate it with Google.


    Thanks a lot
    Angelo
    Hi Angelo, congrats!

    I’m in the same situation as you are. Just ordered the Humboldt and am waiting for delivery end of the month.

    If you check my postings, I also added another thread about the system upgrade Audionet Humboldt integrated.


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    congratulations Angelo with your new amplifier.
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