ATE-2001 Pre & ATM300 30th Anniversary Edition
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    ATE-2001 Pre & ATM300 30th Anniversary Edition

    Is the above combo a good match?

    Speakers to go with (since its only 9W per channel) would be the Avantgarde Uno or Duo Mezzo XD's.

    Any advise or opinions are welcome as source for reference and considerations.

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    ATE-2001 Pre & ATM300 30th Anniversary Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Seh View Post
    Is the above combo a good match?

    Speakers to go with (since its only 9W per channel) would be the Avantgarde Uno or Duo Mezzo XD's.

    Any advise or opinions are welcome as source for reference and considerations.

    Cheers!
    No. The ATM 300 I tried was too noisy for AG and itís thin sounding IMO. Jerry, take a look at something 300b thatís quiet. Or, a PP amp like the VAC 200iQ and a VAC preamp. The other awesome match is the new ARC REF160Mís in Triode mode with a REF10.


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    Re: ATE-2001 Pre & ATM300 30th Anniversary Edition

    Thanks Mike ... In short, Air Tight not a good match for Avantgardes. Point noted. This is an alternative to the full Kondo setup I have in mind. Guess I have to "thrash" this idea and continue to save!

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    Re: ATE-2001 Pre & ATM300 30th Anniversary Edition

    I have an AirTight 300L Anniversary Editon driving Devore 0/96. Using an Accuphase C-3850 Line Stage. Sounds Awesome. Will be adding the new ATC-5 preamp in the fall.
    Accuphase A-70 Class Amp/Accuphase C-3850 Line Stage, Accuphase DP550 SACD, Airtight 300L Amp, Soulution 750 Phono, Transrotor Rondino TT, Graham Phantom II, Airtight PC1-S cartridge, Nordost TYR 2 speaker cables, Nordost/Shunyata PC. Bluesound Streamer, Nagra HD DAC and MPS, Devore 0/96 and Piega 311 Speakers. Shunyata V3 and Denali 2000, Nordost Q-Base II, Equitech Transformer.

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    Re: ATE-2001 Pre & ATM300 30th Anniversary Edition

    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining.
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    Re: ATE-2001 Pre & ATM300 30th Anniversary Edition

    Hi Jerry,

    I have a Dartzeel Pre and Air Tight 300b Anniversary driving Uno XD’s. My experience has been different than Mikes. Uber quite engaging sound highlighting the AG’s strong features while remaining neutral and emotionally engaging.
    I also think the AG’s sound great with SS amps like Pass XA25, Dartzeel etc. Great speakers that do well with quality amplification .
    Avantgarde,Air Tight,AMG,Studer,DeHaviland,Shindo,Kubala Sosna

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    Re: ATE-2001 Pre & ATM300 30th Anniversary Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Etunes View Post
    Hi Jerry,

    I have a Dartzeel Pre and Air Tight 300b Anniversary driving Uno XDís. My experience has been different than Mikes. Uber quite engaging sound highlighting the AGís strong features while remaining neutral and emotionally engaging.
    I also think the AGís sound great with SS amps like Pass XA25, Dartzeel etc. Great speakers that do well with quality amplification .
    You have a Uno XD right ?


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    Re: ATE-2001 Pre & ATM300 30th Anniversary Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    You have a Uno XD right ?


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    Hi Paul,

    Nope I don't have an UNO XD. Used to have Mezzo G2 with Avantgarde's Pre/power. Just that I was thinking of this when I heard the newer Mezzo XD and the 'old familiar feelings" came back. Of course, the sound is now more refined, palatable and refine. I am now used to playing the Devialet Phantoms, so anything that's better (and a plenty out there) would be things I would desire. For now, apart from being tempted, I never put a finger to the wallet cause I have other plans to make. Bottom line, be happy. For now .....

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    Re: ATE-2001 Pre & ATM300 30th Anniversary Edition

    I have the set, Reimyo CAT777 + ATM300 + Tannoy Westminster Royal HE, no noise, zero hearing fatigue!
    Internally the ATM300 has two potentiometers where the heating noise of the 300B is controlled.
    I've never used it, but it's in the manual!