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    Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    Hi all,

    I'm currently putting together a system and I decided to go seperate pre/power.
    I've always been a fan of integrated but decided I wanted to try seperates.

    Anyways was talking to my dealer and he threw in a curveball.

    The daemon integrated. It looks an absolute powerhouse of an amp (2500w into 4) beautifully finished with a lovely front touch screen among a whole host of other features.

    I see it has been shown at a few Hi-Fi shows.

    Anyone had a chance to hear it? Something like this could seriously tempt me to forego my original plan and go for a super all in one.



    http://jeffrowlandgroup.com/us/daemon-integrated.html




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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    Wow. I might be interested as well. Do you know how much it costs?

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    Hi Keith, Im not 100% sure but beleive its around the $38k usd mark.

    Considering all thats inside it could save some serious dough on cables/components etc

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    How unfortunate I am after a new monster SS amp, but the price on this one is a little too monstrous for me. Go and buy them, I will be sitting here turning green, wishing I studied a little harder at school

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    No worries. Plenty of options

    What other amps have you been looking at?

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    Well, I actually need a power amplifier, not an integrated. But given what I am planning to use it for (to run the bass units in an active 4-way speaker), I would benefit from a volume control. Other amps I have been looking at:

    - Vitus RI-100 and RS-100
    - Boulder 1050
    - Audia Flight Strumento No. 4
    - Gryphon (can't remember the model name!)

    At the moment I am thinking of going for the Boulder. I have always wanted one.

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    Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    I don't have experience with any of those units. Boulder build quality looks amazing though.

    (Sorry got my threads mixed up)

    Cheers

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    What is a twenty upgrade?

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    I think Bob was referring to the Ayre gear. Not sure where that came from in this thread.

    I'd love to hear that Rowland integrated in my system, just for fun. Isn't it Class D, or their version of it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith_W View Post
    What is a twenty upgrade?
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    Last edited by joeinid; October 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AXII (incoming), Job INTegrated

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), First Watt F7 (incoming), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ SE upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    I ask Mike to put an ear on the Daemon unit. He said it sounded "awesome". Hopefully he will chime in here, and qualify he thoughts a bit more. I'm sure separates can provide a tad more sound quality. But I am hoping this unit can get to near 90% of what separates are capable of, as it would sure clean up a ton of clutter. I am OVER the wiring mess !!!

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    It is a good looking integrated. Lots of power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    It is a good looking integrated. Lots of power.

    Any thoughts on how it compares to separates that would retail near its 38k pricepoint ?? Thanks.

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    Jerry,

    I have a feeling you might like this unit. I detect a tiny bite in the audio, so it might be right up your alley.


    Quote Originally Posted by JDLaudio View Post
    Any thoughts on how it compares to separates that would retail near its 38k pricepoint ?? Thanks.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AXII (incoming), Job INTegrated

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), First Watt F7 (incoming), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ SE upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Jerry,

    I have a feeling you might like this unit. I detect a tiny bite in the audio, so it might be right up your alley.

    I need bite !!! A nice crisp leading edge on vocals. Dynamics, power, and control. Thanks Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDLaudio View Post
    Any thoughts on how it compares to separates that would retail near its 38k pricepoint ?? Thanks.
    I think the real question is whether you need that much power, and what you think about Class D amps which require massive amounts of NFB in general. If you don't need that much power, you may be better off with a more traditional Class A/B amp.

    For my intended application (driving the woofers in an active setup), I would benefit from Class D, because I won't suffer the usual drawbacks.

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    Joe.......Enjoyed the video. The Jeff Rowland Daemon integrated amplifier is impressive.
    Dan

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    Thanks Dan. It's really a nice looking piece in person. I'd like to hear it on my own speakers to get a sense of what it can do. I heard it at last years audio show in White Plains, NY with unfamiliar speakers, it was really good.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AXII (incoming), Job INTegrated

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), First Watt F7 (incoming), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ SE upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    It is a lot of eggs and money in one basket......without hearing it in our own system.

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    Re: Daemon by Jeff Rowland

    All, has been quite a bit since this thread was created, but if anyone is still following it, I am finaly running a Rowland Daemon in my system!

    I was long hoping to evaluate the Rowland Daemon 1500W Superintegrated amp. Could a class D integrated fulfill my yearning for sonic bliss, or would Daemon leave me pining for the wonderful music of my separates: Rowland Aeris DAC fed by the ultra-capacitor-based PSU external power supply, driving my beloved M925 monoblocks? Eventually, a Daemon review unit was delivered on February 28th. I Started break-in the following day, and have been scribbling my listening notes since… The writing project will continue for at least a few months, until the device has stabilized, and I have exercised several of its many input and output features. I have been waiting for a long time for this 99Lbs single box critter. It is Jeff Rowland’s integrated statement. The DAC + Preamp + 1500W/8 (2500W/4) dual-mono power amp in a single chassis measuring 17.5” x 15.25” x 9.5” has been sounding extremely musical since the beginning, truly great since it crossed the 150 hours break-in mark, and just about astonishing at 500 hours… And this is just half-way into the break-in process. hundred hours of break-in.

    Discovering the phenomenal musical beauty that Daemon produces is being a fascinating experience… Already I am stunned by Daemon's power reserve and unreal tonal grace. Hence this thread teaser... Join me to chat about my adventure with this integrated flagship around its AudioShark watering-hole:

    https://www.audioshark.org/showthrea...453#post297453

    And, feel free to PM me with any questions about it.

    Saluti, Guido


    Hello All, I was long hoping to evaluate the Rowland Daemon 1500W Superintegrated amp. Could a class D integrated fulfill my yearning for sonic nirvana, or would Daemon leave me pining for the wonderful music of my separates: Rowland Aeris DAC fed by the ultra-capacitor-based PSU external power supply, driving my beloved M925 monoblocks? Eventually, a Daemon review unit was delivered on February 28th. I Started break-in the following day, and have been scribbling my listening notes since… The writing project will continue for at least a few months, until the device has stabilized, and I have exercised several of its many input and output features. I have been waiting for a long time for this 99Lbs single box critter. It is Jeff Rowland’s integrated statement. The DAC + Preamp + 1500W/8 (2500W/4) dual-mono power amp in a single chassis measuring 17.5” x 15.25” x 9.5” is sounding amazing after just a little more than a couple hundred hours of break-in.

    Discovering the phenomenal musical beauty that Daemon produces is being a fascinating experience… Already I am stunned by Daemon's power reserve and unreal tonal grace. Join me to chat about my adventure with this integrated flagship around its new Audiogon watering-hole:

    https://forum.audiogon.com/discussio...egrated-flagsh...

    And, feel free to PM me with any questions about it.

    Saluti, Guido
    Electronics: Rowland Daemon 1500W Superintegrated, Rowland Aeris DAC+PSU, M925 430W monos, M535 900W bridged pair, Esoteric X-01 transport
    Speakers: Vienna Die Muzik
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