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    Re: A few quick photos of a system in flux - Duo XD ...

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Hi,

    I have to say that Iím extremely happy with them.

    The McIntosh gear that I had was good but gone now. Not because it was bad or anything, I just found gear I enjoyed more on my Duo.

    I also sold my Bricasti dac. Iím looking forward to getting something a little smoother and sweeter dac-wise.

    My Duo are phenomenal performers. For me, best solid state amp is my SIT-3. Iím trying to get my hands on a pair of SIT-1 monos as was recommended to me. The Accuphase and Valvet are wonderful too but a little more neutral.

    My GAT2 works perfectly with my SIT3. Other amps with the gat2 have too much gain.

    The Misho wooden combo is superb, best tube combo for my Duo. The Luxman MQ300 is superb also, a little sweeter and meatier than other tube gear. I love rotating through the different combinations of gear because it keeps it fresh.

    Low gain, low noise gear is a must but damn, thereís a concert in my room every night.

    Avantgarde speakers are a destination. If you are the least bit curious, definitely check them out. A proper demo will blow you away.

    thanks for the detailed response! i would love to demo - did you fly down to mike's?

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    Re: A few quick photos of a system in flux - Duo XD ...

    No, I had decided a long time ago that’s what I wanted after hearing Uno XD at a local audiophile’s home. I could not stop thinking about them. The stars aligned and was able to finally get a pair. I took a bit of a chance but I was extremely confident. Absolutely no regret.
    Joe

    Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M, JBL 590.

    Accuphase E-650 w/ Dac, Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre, Linear Tube Audio MZ2.

    First Watt SIT-1 monos, Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3, Luxman MQ-300, Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, Cary 300B SE monos, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: A few quick photos of a system in flux - Duo XD ...

    Joe
    Any current photos of your current setup? From this last post there have been many changes since the inception of this thread.
    Jim

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    Analog: SME 20/3 with Esoteric E-03 Phono
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    Power Cords on Digital: Shunyata

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    Re: A few quick photos of a system in flux - Duo XD ...

    I’ll have to straighten up a little and take a few photos.

    Since I rotate gear in and out, I’m not as organized as I should be.
    Joe

    Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M, JBL 590.

    Accuphase E-650 w/ Dac, Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre, Linear Tube Audio MZ2.

    First Watt SIT-1 monos, Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3, Luxman MQ-300, Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, Cary 300B SE monos, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: A few quick photos of a system in flux - Duo XD ...

    So Joe, the SIT-1s, SIT-3, or Wood? GAT2, Stage 2, or Wood? Any decisions on direction for DAC? Inquiring minds want to know ....

    Still loving the Stage 2 here... I personally believe you should try out a T+A amp with your Duo's... it would surprise you. Been having fun playing around on the dark side (vinyl). Certainly not the same level as my digital but very nostalgic for me.

    By the way, at first I thought the orange was a bit over the top but the more I look at them the more I consider them to look rather awesome!
    Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2 | T+A AMP 8 | T+A DAC 8 DSD | Falcon Northwest PC | Roon & HQPlayer | W4S Recovery | U-Turn Orbit Special | Ortofon 2M Blue | SimAudio 110LP v2 | Record Doctor V | McIntosh MR7083 | Oppo BDP-105 | KEF R700 | ELAC Debut 2.0 SUB3010 | AudioQuest Niagara 1000 | Furman Elite 15i | Burmester Audio Car System | Astell&Kern AK240 | Audeze LCD-i4

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