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    Top Level integrated

    I'm looking at Integrated that could compete with 50k worth of separates :

    Vitus SIA-030
    Aavik U-380
    CH Precision I1
    Dan d'Agostino Momentun integrated used

    to drive Borresen 01 speakers.

    any suggestions ?

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    Re: Top Level integrated

    All are good choices. My favorite among that group is the D’Ag.
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    Audionet Humboldt - Nirvana of Amp!


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    Re: Top Level integrated

    Dartzeel CTH8550 MKII
    Nagra Classic INT
    Esoteric Grandioso F1
    Acuchase E650
    Soulution 330
    Burmester 032
    Goldmund 590 Nextgen
    Gryphon Diablo 300
    Vinnie Rossi L2i SE

    What about tube integrated? There are lots as well.
    Sonus Faber Guarneri Memento
    Crystal Cable Absolute Dream, Dreamline Plus
    Furutech GTX-D NCF (R), GTX Wall Plate, 104-D

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    Dan

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    Re: Top Level integrated

    Try the Esoteric F5; at 10 K MSRP, ITS a bargain compared to some of the above listed.
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    Re: Top Level integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post
    I'm looking at Integrated that could compete with 50k worth of separates :

    Vitus SIA-030
    Aavik U-380
    CH Precision I1
    Dan d'Agostino Momentun integrated used

    to drive Borresen 01 speakers.

    any suggestions ?
    Using your list, D’Agostino would be my choice all things equal


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    Re: Top Level integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Elztalbiker View Post
    Audionet Humboldt - Nirvana of Amp!


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    Audionet Humboldt is for sure joining the list thanks.
    I'm only looking at top of the line integrated, amps like Gryphon Diablo 300 is good but not in the same league.

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    Re: Top Level integrated

    I'm a little biased but I would go for the Aavik U380. Currently I have the U300 driving Borresen 03's. From what I've heard the U380 is an almost total re design. The only things that stayed the same is the case and pascal class D module. It now has multiple power supplies and the pre-amp section from the C300. New dac's and phono stages with HT bypass. Power spec is still 300W. They also added D-TC noise dithering too. My local dealer showed it at the RMAF with the 01's and when his equipment comes back I want to compare it to the U300 and more importantly the C300 with M300 monos.

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