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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
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    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.
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    Re: Top Level integrated

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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, DíAgostino would be my choice all things equal Top Level integrated


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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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    Re: Top Level integrated

    Goldmund makes some lovely integrated amps. Might get one myself.
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    Re: Top Level integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Goldmund makes some lovely integrated amps. Might get one myself.
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    Nothing but a fanboy statement here, but I love my e650, just love it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post
    Nothing but a fanboy statement here, but I love my e650, just love it.

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    I agree, my E-650 is fabulous.
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    Re: Top Level integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post
    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.
    That statement is hilarious. I can understand if you don’t like the Diablo sound signature. But to say it is not in the same “league” as the others is just wrong, IMHO of course
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    Re: Top Level integrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Goldmund makes some lovely integrated amps. Might get one myself.

    One for your personal amp or for the store? I'd like to hear one...if ya have one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    One for your personal amp or for the store? I'd like to hear one...if ya have one.


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    Store, but not in time for your visit. Itís also $28k ish.


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    Re: Top Level integrated

    And the under loved, T+A PA3100HV....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Store, but not in time for your visit. It’s also $28k ish.


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    Not sure if itís available in the US but the Orpheus Labs integrated amp is amazing. If i was looking for an integrated amp this would be the top of the pile.81E94F29-963D-42FB-ABD5-E3AADB7573E5.jpeg
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    Re: Top Level integrated

    Looks like i'll be getting Borresen 02 speakers.
    Which integrated amp should i get between the CH Precision I1 and the Dartzeel CTH-8550 mk2 to drive the Borresens ?
    Tough decision...

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    Re: Top Level integrated

    The other option is to keep my Thiel CS 3.7 to start with and get the D'Agostino Momentum integrated.
    Upgrade the speakers after 2-3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post
    Looks like i'll be getting Borresen 02 speakers.
    Which integrated amp should i get between the CH Precision I1 and the Dartzeel CTH-8550 mk2 to drive the Borresens ?
    Tough decision...
    I would choose the CH Precision I1. It's got the control, drive and neutrality to make the Borresen speakers sign. It's also modular with streaming, DAC and Phono options which makes it more or less future proof.

    Another great contender would be the new Boulder 866 integrated.

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    Also consider the Audionet Humbdolt ; their new flaghship intergrated

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    Also consider the Audionet Humbdolt ; their new flaghship intergrated
    Yes but this is more in the D'ag Momentum price range, a bit too much IMO for a simple but very good musical rig.
    Within 30k there is the CH I1, Dart CTH-8550 mkll, Vitus SIA-030, Boulder 866, Ypsilon Phaeton and Ghyphon Diablo 300.

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    Re: Top Level integrated

    If it were me, I'd go ahead and get the speakers and get them settled in before auditioning several amps that fit with your room, rig, music and listening tastes. You have some outstanding amps listed, some quite different from others, but you haven't given us much insight into your room, music, listening preferences, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    If it were me, I'd go ahead and get the speakers and get them settled in before auditioning several amps that fit with your room, rig, music and listening tastes. You have some outstanding amps listed, some quite different from others, but you haven't given us much insight into your room, music, listening preferences, etc.
    The best advice you can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post
    Yes but this is more in the D'ag Momentum price range, a bit too much IMO for a simple but very good musical rig.
    Within 30k there is the CH I1, Dart CTH-8550 mkll, Vitus SIA-030, Boulder 866, Ypsilon Phaeton and Ghyphon Diablo 300.
    Donít forget T+A PA3100HV.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Don’t forget T+A PA3100HV.


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    How good is the T+A compared to the competition up to 30k ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post
    How good is the T+A compared to the competition up to 30k ?
    Itís absolutely right there with the best. We consider the Diablo 300 and T+A PA3100HV the best in the store. A real sleeper is our MBL N51.


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    Damn good.... but again, it depends on the context of your situation, system, and preferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    It’s absolutely right there with the best. We consider the Diablo 300 and T+A PA3100HV the best in the store. A real sleeper is our MBL N51.


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    Wish I could fit the T+A PA3100HV and a really good DAC/streamer into my budget. But I'm afraid my budget is at least a few thousand bucks shy of that. However, the Pass Labs int 250 has gotten some outstanding reviews and comments on the forums. And, IMHO, the int 250 matched with the MSB Discrete DAC/streamer and second option power supply would be a formidable combination. My 2 cents worth.

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    Re: Top Level integrated

    Short list of end game integrated amps : d'Agostino Momentum Int, Audionet Humboldt, Vitus SIA-030, CH Precision I1 and Soulution 530 Int.
    So far i only auditioned the CH and the Vitus.
    From first impressions i was more convinced by the Vitus as opposed to the CH, will audition the CH again within a week or so.
    Still don't know what to think of the Audionet Humboldt auditioned at Munich this year, didn't like the Dynaudion paired with it.
    The Vitus seems to have the best performance to price ratio of the bunch IMO but the Momentum might be the best long term investment.
    Please share your experience if you are familiar with some of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post
    Short list of end game integrated amps : d'Agostino Momentum Int, Audionet Humboldt, Vitus SIA-030, CH Precision I1 and Soulution 530 Int.
    So far i only auditioned the CH and the Vitus.
    From first impressions i was more convinced by the Vitus as opposed to the CH, will audition the CH again within a week or so.
    Still don't know what to think of the Audionet Humboldt auditioned at Munich this year, didn't like the Dynaudion paired with it.
    The Vitus seems to have the best performance to price ratio of the bunch IMO but the Momentum might be the best long term investment.
    Please share your experience if you are familiar with some of them.
    I think youíre on the right track. All great choices. Will be interested to see where you land.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I think you’re on the right track. All great choices. Will be interested to see where you land.


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    Mike any experience with the Momentum integrated ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post
    Mike any experience with the Momentum integrated ?
    Yes, we took one on trade about two months ago. Awesome machine, just like the Momentum amps. Very organic and rich sounding like the Vitus. Both are excellent.

    Have you demoed the T+A PA3100HV?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Yes, we took one on trade about two months ago. Awesome machine, just like the Momentum amps. Very organic and rich sounding like the Vitus. Both are excellent.

    Have you demoed the T+A PA3100HV?


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    Thanks for the feedback, i have auditioned the PA3100HV 2 years ago at Munich, didn't find it as engaging as the d'Ag or the Vitus.
    The T+A is probably closer to the CH Precision I1 in terms of tonality even though i found more liquidity in the CH.
    I would have to audition the T+A again but not in show conditions.

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    Vitus and d'Agostino are certainly more rich and organic compared to the electronics from CH Precision, which are very neutral without any obvious flavor or coloring of their own.

    I would also consider the wonderful Ypsilon Phaethon, which would save you some funds for a great digital front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfect Sense View Post
    Vitus and d'Agostino are certainly more rich and organic compared to the electronics from CH Precision, which are very neutral without any obvious flavor or coloring of their own.

    I would also consider the wonderful Ypsilon Phaethon, which would save you some funds for a great digital front end.

    / Marcus, www.perfect-sense.se
    I will be auditioning the Phaethon in december at the Paris hifi show and also got an appointment to to listen to the Vitus 030 at a dealer's during that same weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post
    I will be auditioning the Phaethon in december at the Paris hifi show and also got an appointment to to listen to the Vitus 030 at a dealer's during that same weekend.
    That's great

    I would suggest to try and get the chance to hear the top 2-3 candidates in your home as the final stage of your journey together with your speakers of choice.

    This is crucial to get your impressions validated within the right context (= the unique characteristics of your system and home).

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    [QUOTE=Perfect Sense;287163]That's great

    I would suggest to try and get the chance to hear the top 2-3 candidates in your home as the final stage of your journey together with your speakers of choice.

    This is crucial to get your impressions validated within the right context (= the unique characteristics of your system and home).

    Markus i see that you carry Audionet in your store, are you familiar with the Audionet Humboldt ? and how would you describe the sound compared to the Vitus 030 and the CH I1 ?
    Is it worth it's €42K price tag ?

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    [QUOTE=Thieliste;287183]
    Quote Originally Posted by Perfect Sense View Post
    That's great

    I would suggest to try and get the chance to hear the top 2-3 candidates in your home as the final stage of your journey together with your speakers of choice.

    This is crucial to get your impressions validated within the right context (= the unique characteristics of your system and home).

    Markus i see that you carry Audionet in your store, are you familiar with the Audionet Humboldt ? and how would you describe the sound compared to the Vitus 030 and the CH I1 ?
    Is it worth it's €42K price tag ?
    The Humbold is on it's way here soon. Physically and conceptually I do believe it can justify the price tag in relation to the competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post

    The Humbold is on it's way here soon. Physically and conceptually I do believe it can justify the price tag in relation to the competition.

    / Marcus, www.perfect-sense.se
    Can you please report when it will be burned in.

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    Sure thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfect Sense View Post

    Can you please report when it will be burned in.
    Hi Marcus, did you receive your Humboldt ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thieliste View Post

    Hi Marcus, did you receive your Humboldt ?
    I did - yes.

    There are a lot to say of course, but it's certainly one of the most impressive amplifiers that I've ever encountered with a level of a quality throughout that sets new standards imo.

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    yes yes YESSSS!!!!
    i had amps in the 100k+ league and have heard basicly everything of the best seperates.....the humboldt combinies all of theyr quality and "beats" everything.
    it does make fully content and on top it delivers thrilling exitement.
    best unit i ever bought across the whole highend spectrum. soundwise and also pricerelativwise.
    needs a ot of brek-in time, 5- 700 hours. it is the first perfect amp on the market imho
    nagra cd & tube dac with psu , audionet humboldt, alexia2, odin, hms definitiva

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    needs a ot of brek-in time, 5- 700 hours. it is the first perfect amp on the market imho
    It can confirm this, where our unit is still improving. There are major leaps in performance during the first 100 hours.

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    Wow this is amazing guys, i'm very psyched to audition this beast.
    This one has been on my shortlist for a while, looks like it's the ultimate integrated when you don't want to bother with separates.
    Would love to hear it paired with Borresen 03s.
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