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    Re: New Luxman M900u/C900u Review

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    Mike,
    The mention of the Audia Flight amp is interesting. Have you had a chance to hear the it in a good setting?
    thanks,
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    Yes. I think of it often.


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    Re: New Luxman M900u/C900u Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Coming from the tube world, there are only a handful, a real small handful of amps that can make you ultimately forget tube amps:

    1. Pass XA.5 series
    2. Díag S250
    3. MBL 9008/9011
    4. Boulder 2160
    5. First Watt SIT-3

    There are a few other esoteric ones like the Audia Flight Strumento No. 4 PERHAPS.

    The Luxman M900ís are amazing amps, but they arenít tube amp replacements.

    Joe - any other thoughts here?
    The amps above may make you want to forget tubes, yes, but I never heard solid state sound like tubes, SS possessing a warmer sound, yes.


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    Re: New Luxman M900u/C900u Review

    I have been a tube guy for a LONG time.
    I currently own several of the vintage heavy hitters. I.E. Eico HF-87 (EL34) , Harmon Kardon Citation II (KT88), McIntosh MC30's (6L6) and others.
    I auditioned a Luxman M600 and a Pass XA30.5 last year. Both 30 watt class A amps.
    Ended up keeping the 30.5 and put all the other tube amps on the shelf with no intention of pulling them out anytime soon.
    The Luxman was very good but I felt the fatter bass of the Pass was more to my liking.
    Everyone has their own preferences. I find the Pass to be very enjoyable, having the rich warm seductive mids and highs reminiscent of tubes along with a more controlled (yet full) bass associated with S.S.
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    A trusty old Pioneer PD-65 as a Transport, Lumin A-1, a Merrill Heirloom T.T. as sources. A Lampizator DAC to Teo Cables to a SP-14 Tubed PreAmp, Pass XA30.5 , Fusion speaker cables, AudioKinesis Zephryn 46 Speakers. pair Rythmik F-12 subs, EP2050, Kaplan Power cables, Cerious Tech Graphine XT P.C., Hydra power conditioner, Two dedicated 20Amp power lines. DIY corner traps and Acoustic Geometry Curves for room treatment.

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    Re: New Luxman M900u/C900u Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Coming from the tube world, there are only a handful, a real small handful of amps that can make you ultimately forget tube amps:

    1. Pass XA.5 series
    2. Díag S250
    3. MBL 9008/9011
    4. Boulder 2160
    5. First Watt SIT-3

    There are a few other esoteric ones like the Audia Flight Strumento No. 4 PERHAPS.

    The Luxman M900ís are amazing amps, but they arenít tube amp replacements.

    Joe - any other thoughts here?
    Mike, apologies for straying a little further off topic, but two questions:
    1- Does the Gryphon Antileon EVO make your list?
    2- How does the sound character of the Boulder 1160 differ from the 2160?

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    Re: New Luxman M900u/C900u Review

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    Mike, apologies for straying a little further off topic, but two questions:
    1- Does the Gryphon Antileon EVO make your list?
    2- How does the sound character of the Boulder 1160 differ from the 2160?
    Mike,
    Do you think any of the Gryphons have a tube-like character? Also, Boulder was supposed to be clean and somewhat sterile sounding -- is the sound signature change in the latest models? If yes, have you had a chance to audition the new Boulder integrated amp?
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    Re: New Luxman M900u/C900u Review

    Quote Originally Posted by apdoc2004 View Post
    Mike,
    Do you think any of the Gryphons have a tube-like character? Also, Boulder was supposed to be clean and somewhat sterile sounding -- is the sound signature change in the latest models? If yes, have you had a chance to audition the new Boulder integrated amp?
    Thanks,
    Anshul
    Anshul
    No. They are a darker solid state sound. The new Boulder is a stark contrast from the old Boulder sound. Yes, we own the new Boulder integrated amp and itís fabulous. Wonderful. LOVE it.



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