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    Re: New 3 series

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyS View Post
    I was able to bing the 3 series Amp & Preamp home this past weekend to try some A vs B listening on my system: Pass XA100.5's / XP20. Only digital was used for the A/B

    My initial thoughts compared to the Pass setup, the 3-series brings a level of "Clarity" to the music. Bass is tighter and still deep and Mid's & Highs are less warm, but not overly analytical. I noted a change in "speed" as well in the way the music is presented. I have the setup for another day and hope to get some additional listening done tonight.

    Based on the initial listening, Soulution is on my radar for my S3's and future looking towards M3's.
    Soulution and Magico are a great pairing. The best Magico I have heard to date.
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    Re: New 3 series

    Interesting Jim,

    We were just discussing this last weekend and most felt Soulution and Magico to be the worst pairing ever ! funny , this Audio thing ...


    Regards ..

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    Re: New 3 series

    Quote Originally Posted by pessoa00 View Post
    http://soulution-audio.com/series3/

    Interesting that the integrated has a pre out. Wonder how will that work.
    Also, I'm curious about the specs of the separates.

    Anyone had the chance to hear these in Munich?

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    António
    Pre out /Amp In , were always common on integrateds , is this now unusual ....?

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    Re: New 3 series

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Interesting Jim,

    We were just discussing this last weekend and most felt Soulution and Magico to be the worst pairing ever ! funny , this Audio thing ...


    Regards ..
    Its what makes the hobby fun . Having heard the Q3, S3, M3, and A3 I wouldn't pair solution with the Q3 or A3 myself as I think the Mid/High's would be too much on the analytical side for me.
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    Re: New 3 series

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyS View Post
    Its what makes the hobby fun . Having heard the Q3, S3, M3, and A3 I wouldn't pair solution with the Q3 or A3 myself as I think the Mid/High's would be too much on the analytical side for me.
    I listened to the 330 through the S3 MK II. They were good- bass, mid and highs. I guess the concern is pairing it with a more demanding speaker with non linear characteristics which limits choices.

    What are the best sounding speakers for the Soulution?


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    Re: New 3 series

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyS View Post
    I got to hear the 3 series integrated and preamp/amp combo today. This is the first time I've been able to hear the Soulution gear outside of an audio show. Even though the pieces were cold (right out of the shipping boxes) the sound was very impressive. Low end weight and control, and very well balanced mid's and high's. After an hour of warm up, I didn't want to leave the shop. I'm hoping to arrange for a home visit before they have to get shipped off to their next destination.
    Hey Jimmy

    My exact thoughts on the 330. I thought they were very balanced in presentation.


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    Re: New 3 series

    I use mine mine the Swiss Stenheim Alumine 2/3
    Simply glorious

 

 
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