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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 02:46 PM
    Please let us know what you think. Long break in and always on is important, IMO. They are really good.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    I am going to try one of the separate amplifiers. Everything I have read about the Purifi has me intrigued. I think it might be a good match for my system!
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    Dam, what a dealer :)....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 PM
    It digs deeper into the recording. The amp doesnít create hiss. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 PM
    Yours shipped yesterday! Lucky your dealer has the foresight to order you a pair 2 months ago! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    I would say Hegel 590. Dual mono design. Itís one of our favorites with the Franco Serblin speakers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 650D in SimAudio (MOON)
    Try to find a used D-08u. Failing that, the MBL. Iím making these suggestions based on the rest of your system. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:57 PM
    Absolutely amazing new album from Kacey Musgraves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    Congratulations, looks like you made a wonderful choice. Iíd love to hear Boulder.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    Congrats! We compared the 625S2 to the 1160 today. You made the RIGHT call! Itís not even close! Congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 AM
    I did try a lower level SPL headphone amplifier. It certainly was a solid piece, and much better than most other headphone amps I have tried. However it was definitely not on par with the Bryston, SimAudio, and the Woo. Of course they might be...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Jeff Rowland 625 II in Jeff Rowland
    Class AB with switch mode PSU. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Jeff Rowland 625 II in Jeff Rowland
    We took this little 625 S2 on trade. Testing it out today. Itís so little! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    CPP replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Went nuts with pricing is a understatement. They went freaking out of orbit with their pricing.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 20, 2021, 07:40 PM
    Maybe, probably true... but still the distortion figure it pretty darn good. Can't really complain about a <0.005%... of course I am not a numbers guy any way. What intrigues me is the discussion talking about how good the Purifi amplifiers sound.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 20, 2021, 03:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Critical Listening Mode in Aurender
    Not exactly. Some people like the display on and the pretty graphics. Others, turn it off entirely. ďCritical Listening Mode is a feature that allows the user to defeat any background tasks and circuitry that are non-essential to playing...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 20, 2021, 03:35 PM
    Not sure this qualifies, but here is the NAD C 298 specs: Rated output power into 8 Ohms (Stereo) 185 W at 8 ohms (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz at rated THD, both channels driven) Rated output power into 4 ohms (Stereo) 340 W at 4 ohms (ref. 20 Hz-20 kHz...
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    September 20, 2021, 01:28 PM
    I also considered using the Woo as a pre-amp... only one input would not work for me as a main unit (I need at least two, but actually have four hooked up on my pre-amp). If I were doing only digital, for example, then it would work just fine. As...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 20, 2021, 01:20 PM
    Correct. Sounds good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 20, 2021, 01:00 PM
    Headphone outputs as in headphone XLR? No. The new Esoteric N-05XD may work. Wouldnít you come out of the DAC into the pre and then output to the various headphone amps? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 20, 2021, 12:48 PM
    I really like my Focal Clear MG.... I am sure you will be blown away with the Stellia... probably like the differences I hear with my Abyss! I am happy with the KEF LS50 Meta, they fit my room well, plus I have always been a big KEF fan. The...
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    September 20, 2021, 11:44 AM
    I love Roon, but OUCHHHH... :P... to me it is not so much watching the record spin (I know your post was tongue in cheek, but :D)... I really like my vinyl, but also, at times I don't feel like messing with it so I listen from the server through...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 20, 2021, 11:13 AM
    Awesome! And wait until your headphones arrive! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 20, 2021, 10:32 AM
    Awesome and congratulations on your headphone setup!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 20, 2021, 09:34 AM
    Two channel preamps? Yes. We use a two channel preamp exclusively with the MSB since we have more than once source. Our favorites are Block Audio, Boulder 2110, Soulution 725.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 19, 2021, 11:15 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    It is not hard to get confused when looking at some of the T+A gear on their site. There are over laps of functions, even within the same series. It appears that their approach is for someone to buy the entire series, overlaps and all :(. Too...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2021, 11:08 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Got it. Thanks for clarifying. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 19, 2021, 11:04 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    I 100% agree... it boggles my mind when companies price themselves out of the market, especially when they are barely starting to make a name for themselves in this market. The link and price you posted is for the headphone amp, not the separate...
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    September 19, 2021, 10:55 AM
    Totally agree. I only mentioned it because it shows an endorsement of the technology from a big time high end German manufacture! The Series 200 is certainly not a direct competition to the M33. A completely different design criteria, but at...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2021, 10:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    I posted a link above. Itís $8995. Youíre starting to think how I was thinking. Itís ok to make something a little more expensive and offer the name/build/styling/whatever. Thatís $16k. But when youíre $25k and the rest of your competitors...
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    September 19, 2021, 10:42 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Ahhh... that sound reasonable... its too bad, the product itself is fantastic, but if they are pricing themselves out of the market then it will hurt them in the long haul :(.... I have yet to see the price on the amplifier. The new DAC is...
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    September 19, 2021, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Wrong. Price increase nuttiness. See above. Has nothing to do with the quality of the product or sonics. Those are excellent. I just wish they left pricing alone. I explained this to them a million times. It was high, but not crazy. ...
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    September 19, 2021, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    They went nuts with pricing quarter after quarter after quarter. I even met with the owner in Germany and told him all this. I went through a few products and where they needed to be price wise based on competition. I explained that these...
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    September 19, 2021, 10:26 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Only speculating... but I would guess not enough sales to justify the line and it looks like a large T+A dealer is fairly close to their location... only guessing, so I could very much be incorrect :).
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    September 19, 2021, 10:22 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Yup, headphone amp came first, but seemed over the top to me... Also, in my view, a really really silly design decision... they included their fantastic DAC.... BUT... it cannot be used as a DAC in your main systems... no outputs other than...
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    September 19, 2021, 10:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    T+A HA 200 | House of Stereo | Synergistic | T+A Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 19, 2021, 10:12 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    That was the headphone amp, right. Any word on the other pieces? The DAC, the amp? The headphone amp was priced pretty high I thought when it was first released, but then again it does include the high level DSD1024 DAC.... so.... I always...
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    September 19, 2021, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    MSRP: $8900 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 19, 2021, 10:07 AM
    Yes, Purifi is the new Class D that has been discussed in this thread. NAD M33, M28, and C298 use it. It seemed like most others releasing it are from lesser known companies and DIY types, but T+A endorsement is pretty huge in my eyes.
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    September 19, 2021, 09:52 AM
    The new Series 200! First released was the headphone amplifier, which also included their DAC with DSD1024 capability! The rest of the series starts with the DAC/Pre-amp, which handles DSD up to DSD1024 through their beloved two path system...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2021, 09:48 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    Itís class D right? It likely was related to economies of scale. Lots of OTS Class D boards available. Cheaper than building your own. Smart and not uncommon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2021, 09:35 AM
    I just found out some interesting news. I think it has become known that T+A has finally discontinued their Series 8 line. Wonderful pieces... the DAC 8 DSD is fantastic and several members on this forum use it. It remains on Stereophile's A+...
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    September 18, 2021, 02:45 PM
    Thank you, I forgot to check that list....
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    September 18, 2021, 01:46 PM
    So do you think the amplifier in the M33 and the C298 are basically the same or is the M33 using a better amplifier section? I do not care about or want all the other functions. I would truly only be interested in the amplifier.
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    September 18, 2021, 01:01 PM
    I do get a bit concerned about how Class D amps seemed to change so often (too often). First the B&O were all the rage, and then everybody started saying you don't want those, they suck compared to the Ncore's, and now no no no, you want the...
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