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    Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Pulled the trigger on a Manley Chinook today. It should arrive in less than 2 weeks. Had been using the phonostage that is built into my McIntosh C2300. My table is a Rega P5 with the PSU and Groovetracer subplatter. Cart is a Dynavector 20XL (low) MC. Anybody have or heard the Chinook care to comment on this phonostage? Thanks to Jeff at A/V Solutions for his help.
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    Congratulations!

    MDP aka Mark has one too and loves his.
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    A new audio toy!
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    thebeatles67... Congratulations!!! I will be following your progress. Jeff keeps telling me to upgrade my phonostage (same here - C2300). It's on my to do list when funds become available. Please keep us updated.
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    Congrats! I think Jerome might have a Chinook also. Maybe he'll chime in here.
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    Congratulations.
    I was torn between that and a Rogue Ares
    Went with the Ares but that Chinook was almost in my basement.
    Looking forward to your review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeatles67 View Post
    Pulled the trigger on a Manley Chinook today. It should arrive in less than 2 weeks. Had been using the phonostage that is built into my McIntosh C2300. My table is a Rega P5 with the PSU and Groovetracer subplatter. Cart is a Dynavector 20XL (low) MC. Anybody have or heard the Chinook care to comment on this phonostage? Thanks to Jeff at A/V Solutions for his help.
    You will love the Chinook, it's just an amazing phono pre,got mine from Jeff too. It's hard for me to tell you how it sounds,because I can't find any thing to criticize. It just makes beautiful music !!

    Congrats !!!!
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    Congrats! Keep us posted and share us your experience.
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    Congrats! Top notch phono stage!
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    Great phonostage! Worth every nickel . Best of luck with it.

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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    No Doug, I haven't.
    I thought about buying one on several occasions, without even hearing one but finally I took an other path.
    The Chinook looks like a top phono stage.

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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Jerome, how are you my very good Parisian friend? ...Ca vas bien mon ami, ca roule comme tu veux?
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Hey Bob,

    I'm fine my friend, thanks ! I still have lots, tons, millions of things to do to improve myself and control my emotions but I'm on the way....

    BTW "thebeatles67" : Congrats on your purchase ! Manley makes great great gear at friendly prices. You will love the Chinook, I'm sure.
    What is your first name ?
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Son nom est Mike (thebeatles67) Jerome.
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Merci Bob !
    So many Mikes and Jeffs here that we dont know we could write Jeff/Mike.....

    Congrats Mike !
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    There are three of us as well here (Bob).

    Number one is Jeff.
    Number two is Mike.

    Then there is the rest. ...But there is only one Joe, and only one Jerome.
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Thanks guys. Hopefully I'll have the Chinook by Friday and I can report my findings. Til then....

    Mike
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W View Post
    No Doug, I haven't.
    I thought about buying one on several occasions, without even hearing one but finally I took an other path.
    The Chinook looks like a top phono stage.
    That's right Jerome, my mistake. I knew you used some of their other gear but not the phono stage.

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeatles67 View Post
    Thanks guys. Hopefully I'll have the Chinook by Friday and I can report my findings. Til then....

    Mike
    That's great news Mike, and don't forget the pictures!
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Ok--the Chinook arrived this afternoon. Gotta it hooked up and I'm on my 2nd LP. Way too early to give a detailed report but so far it sounds nice and hoping the break end period wont take that long.
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeatles67 View Post
    Ok--the Chinook arrived this afternoon. Gotta it hooked up and I'm on my 2nd LP. Way too early to give a detailed report but so far it sounds nice and hoping the break end period wont take that long.
    Cool !
    My guess is that it will blow away the 2300 inboard phono stage.
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W View Post
    Cool !
    My guess is that it will blow away the 2300 inboard phono stage.
    +1
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeatles67 View Post
    Thanks guys. Hopefully I'll have the Chinook by Friday and I can report my findings. Til then....

    Mike
    Hey Mike, did you ever get your Chinook ??
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    Hey Mike, did you ever get your Chinook ??
    Someone is getting one of these!?!?

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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Hey Mark,

    Yes I got it and Im still within the breakin period. Ill be sure to write a review and my opinion soon. Thanks for checkin in.

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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeatles67 View Post
    Hey Mark,

    Yes I got it and Im still within the breakin period. Ill be sure to write a review and my opinion soon. Thanks for checkin in.

    Mike
    Mike - what other phono stages do you have or have you had that you can compare it to? I'm quite interested in your review.

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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Quote Originally Posted by thebeatles67 View Post
    Hey Mark,

    Yes I got it and Im still within the breakin period. Ill be sure to write a review and my opinion soon. Thanks for checkin in.

    Mike
    Awesome
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Just bought one for use with my C2300 also. I thought I was happy/content with the McIntosh built-in. Finally found a stage that could rival the Mc for under $3000. I will miss the ability to change capacitance/resistance with the remote.

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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    Quote Originally Posted by miner42 View Post
    Just bought one for use with my C2300 also. I thought I was happy/content with the McIntosh built-in. Finally found a stage that could rival the Mc for under $3000. I will miss the ability to change capacitance/resistance with the remote.
    Having owned the C2300 and having reviewed the Manley Chinook, I suspect you will be very happy with your purchase.
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    Re: Just ordered a Manley Chinook today.

    The Chinook is amazing, love mine. After re-tubing it, it's even better!
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