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    Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    Anyone heard this integrated paired with Sonus faber speakers? Currently have the Maxima Amator.

    Or any other recommendations?

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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    No, but knowing DarTZeel, I'm confident it sounds amazing.

    Other suggestions would be the Hegel H590 or H600 and the HiFi Rose RA280, but...neither of these are a DarTZeel, obviously.

    So, if it's in your budget, I would go for it.
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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    I own it. Watch our YouTube videos of it.


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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    No, but knowing DarTZeel, I'm confident it sounds amazing.

    Other suggestions would be the Hegel H590 or H600 and the HiFi Rose RA280, but...neither of these are a DarTZeel, obviously.

    So, if it's in your budget, I would go for it.
    Used to own Nagra separates. Currently own Accuphase Class A. Read and heard great things about Dartzeel. Only concern is whether pairing with Sonus faber will be too warm/soft/slow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I own it. Watch our YouTube videos of it.
    I watch all your videos. Wasn't aware you have one for the LHC-208?

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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by TommyC View Post
    Used to own Nagra separates. Currently own Accuphase Class A. Read and heard great things about Dartzeel. Only concern is whether pairing with Sonus faber will be too warm/soft/slow.
    Yeah, you don't need to worry about that. McIntosh with SF? Yeah, I could see that.

    Dart? Um....no. I'm sure Mike has experience that will prove to be informative, as well.

    My personal view: if you have the budget/"discretionary spend" funds to get DarTZeel...get it.

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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    The best I have ever heard with SF was being driven by Jadis. I've heard Sonus with several brands the Jadis combo is the only one I'd actually could listen to. Personally I feel Mac & SF are not doing either favors by showing together.

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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    Personally I feel Mac & SF are not doing either favors by showing together.
    Yeah, right there with you on that one.
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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    The best I have ever heard with SF was being driven by Jadis. I've heard Sonus with several brands the Jadis combo is the only one I'd actually could listen to. Personally I feel Mac & SF are not doing either favors by showing together.

    I have not heard Dartzeel.
    I've also heard (and owned some) McIntosh, AVM, Naim, Gryphon, Accuphase, Nagra, and Audio Note. The best so far are Audio Note Cobra (tube) and Nagra Classic stack (tube preamp).

    Do you remember which Jadis you hear the Sonus faber with? Was it high power or low power flavour? My room is quite small at 13" x 13". Bigger tube amp might be too toasty.

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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    I don't recall the model it was a couple years back I do recall the integrated was around $10k USD. I did a quick search but didn't find anything on the room, however, I did see there are a couple YouTube videos showing the Jadis/SF combo. My guess the Jadis had to have a good amount of power to drive the SF properly.

    I'm with you on Nagra. They were stellar with Stenheim

    Quote Originally Posted by TommyC View Post
    I've also heard (and owned some) McIntosh, AVM, Naim, Gryphon, Accuphase, Nagra, and Audio Note. The best so far are Audio Note Cobra (tube) and Nagra Classic stack (tube preamp).

    Do you remember which Jadis you hear the Sonus faber with? Was it high power or low power flavour? My room is quite small at 13" x 13". Bigger tube amp might be too toasty.
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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    I don't recall the model it was a couple years back I do recall the integrated was around $10k USD.
    It might have been for a used Dart CTH-8550 integrated. I've seen some of the orginal Mk I units selling on AG in the price range of $8500-$10K. WONDERFUL integrated, and absolutely amazing-sounding; one of the top-3 best-sounding audio components I have ever heard.




    Mike is now carrying DarTZeel and recently posted a video on YT of the CTH-8550 MkII playing with the Clarisys speakers.
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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I own it. Watch our YouTube videos of it.


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    I’m also interested in this piece. I looked on YouTube and couldn’t find clips of the LHC-208 mkII. Please say more about where to find. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by Sggs11sg View Post
    I’m also interested in this piece. I looked on YouTube and couldn’t find clips of the LHC-208 mkII. Please say more about where to find. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    Ok I see videos for the 8550mk2 but not the LHC-208mk2.

    Will check again.


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    Re: Dartzeel LHC-208 mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by Sggs11sg View Post
    Ok I see videos for the 8550mk2 but not the LHC-208mk2.

    Will check again.
    Yes, ours is the 8550 mk2.


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