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    Re: Found a Soulution to my quest for neutrality: 520 pre and 511 power amp.

    Wow serious looking gear! Gorgeous!
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    Re: Found a Soulution to my quest for neutrality: 520 pre and 511 power amp.

    Congratulations. Soulution and Magico are the perfect pairing IMO. Of the many combinations I have heard thus far Soulution is the only one that has brought out the magic in Magico for me. Funny that Nagra another Swiss firm would be the next choice.
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    Re: Found a Soulution to my quest for neutrality: 520 pre and 511 power amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    You bet it does .

    Your plan sounds great, superb gear too. I hope the wait is not too long. I still remember, when I ripped my CD collection some years back, it took me several months to get it done.


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    Yeah, it took me a couple months to rip mine too. Over 11,000 songs. I tried to do about 10-15 a day. Problem is...I ripped them on iTunes to WAV. I'll have to do it all over again with the new system to get the best fidelity.

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    Re: Found a Soulution to my quest for neutrality: 520 pre and 511 power amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by geekyaleks View Post
    Hi there,

    I also have Soulution 511 and Soulution 520 combo. I am enjoying it so so much. I also use a CH Precision P1 phono with ZYX Universe cartridge.. I believe that all good audio comes from detail and precision, with a minimum amount of coloration. The Soulution delivers in spades...

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    Wow, what a setup! I bet the sound is awesome.


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    Big rig: AMG V12 + AMG 12j2 arm + Benz Micro Gullwing SLR MC/ Cardas Clear Beyond Phono/ Stillpoints LPI/ Grandinote Celio/ Aurender N100H with Curious USB/ Synology NAS with Roon and HD Plex linear PSU with Shunyata HD/ AQ Diamond RJ45 + AQ Vodka RJ45 + Aqvox Network Switch SE/ Brinkmann Nyquist MK II/ Ayre KX-5 Twenty/ Soulution 511/ WyWires Platinum ICs + power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ Inakustik Reference LS 4004 AIR/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Audioquest Niagara 5000/ Shunyata AlphaHC (x2)+ Alpha+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster LPSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Tidal/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ Sbooster LPSU/ Audeze LCD-2 Classic + WyWires Red/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ Shunyata Venom.

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    Re: Found a Soulution to my quest for neutrality: 520 pre and 511 power amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey View Post
    Kuoppis, if I'm reading your original post correctly, I got the impression that you purchased the 520 pre-amp and 511 stereo amp toward the end of 2018.

    I believe the new soulution 525 pre-amp was introduced at Munich and went into production last summer.

    Did you audition the 525 pre against the 520? If so what were your impressions?

    Open question to anyone else that has compared the two.
    LeRoy, I actually went for the Soulution 520 in particular, as it allows me to use my turntable with the same preamp.

    I have heard the Soulution 525 as well, but I think they are rather close in performance.


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    “Life’s too short to listen to bad audio.”

    Big rig: AMG V12 + AMG 12j2 arm + Benz Micro Gullwing SLR MC/ Cardas Clear Beyond Phono/ Stillpoints LPI/ Grandinote Celio/ Aurender N100H with Curious USB/ Synology NAS with Roon and HD Plex linear PSU with Shunyata HD/ AQ Diamond RJ45 + AQ Vodka RJ45 + Aqvox Network Switch SE/ Brinkmann Nyquist MK II/ Ayre KX-5 Twenty/ Soulution 511/ WyWires Platinum ICs + power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ Inakustik Reference LS 4004 AIR/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Audioquest Niagara 5000/ Shunyata AlphaHC (x2)+ Alpha+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster LPSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Tidal/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ Sbooster LPSU/ Audeze LCD-2 Classic + WyWires Red/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ Shunyata Venom.

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    Re: Found a Soulution to my quest for neutrality: 520 pre and 511 power amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dguitarnut View Post
    Wow serious looking gear! Gorgeous!
    Thanks Larry, you should try Soulution with your S3 mk2s.

    Very synergistic combination.


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    Big rig: AMG V12 + AMG 12j2 arm + Benz Micro Gullwing SLR MC/ Cardas Clear Beyond Phono/ Stillpoints LPI/ Grandinote Celio/ Aurender N100H with Curious USB/ Synology NAS with Roon and HD Plex linear PSU with Shunyata HD/ AQ Diamond RJ45 + AQ Vodka RJ45 + Aqvox Network Switch SE/ Brinkmann Nyquist MK II/ Ayre KX-5 Twenty/ Soulution 511/ WyWires Platinum ICs + power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ Inakustik Reference LS 4004 AIR/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Audioquest Niagara 5000/ Shunyata AlphaHC (x2)+ Alpha+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster LPSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Tidal/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ Sbooster LPSU/ Audeze LCD-2 Classic + WyWires Red/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ Shunyata Venom.

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    Re: Found a Soulution to my quest for neutrality: 520 pre and 511 power amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Congratulations. Soulution and Magico are the perfect pairing IMO. Of the many combinations I have heard thus far Soulution is the only one that has brought out the magic in Magico for me. Funny that Nagra another Swiss firm would be the next choice.
    I agree. The first time I heard the Magico S3 mk2s was with Soulution in Munich. I immediately fell in love with the sound.


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    “Life’s too short to listen to bad audio.”

    Big rig: AMG V12 + AMG 12j2 arm + Benz Micro Gullwing SLR MC/ Cardas Clear Beyond Phono/ Stillpoints LPI/ Grandinote Celio/ Aurender N100H with Curious USB/ Synology NAS with Roon and HD Plex linear PSU with Shunyata HD/ AQ Diamond RJ45 + AQ Vodka RJ45 + Aqvox Network Switch SE/ Brinkmann Nyquist MK II/ Ayre KX-5 Twenty/ Soulution 511/ WyWires Platinum ICs + power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ Inakustik Reference LS 4004 AIR/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Audioquest Niagara 5000/ Shunyata AlphaHC (x2)+ Alpha+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster LPSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Tidal/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ Sbooster LPSU/ Audeze LCD-2 Classic + WyWires Red/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ Shunyata Venom.

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    Re: Found a Soulution to my quest for neutrality: 520 pre and 511 power amp.

    Badass looking system. Bet it sounds great, too.

    Enjoy it!


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    Re: Found a Soulution to my quest for neutrality: 520 pre and 511 power amp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Badass looking system. Bet it sounds great, too.

    Enjoy it!


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    Thanks Sean, very kind.

    I feel the current state is some level of arrival somewhere.


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    “Life’s too short to listen to bad audio.”

    Big rig: AMG V12 + AMG 12j2 arm + Benz Micro Gullwing SLR MC/ Cardas Clear Beyond Phono/ Stillpoints LPI/ Grandinote Celio/ Aurender N100H with Curious USB/ Synology NAS with Roon and HD Plex linear PSU with Shunyata HD/ AQ Diamond RJ45 + AQ Vodka RJ45 + Aqvox Network Switch SE/ Brinkmann Nyquist MK II/ Ayre KX-5 Twenty/ Soulution 511/ WyWires Platinum ICs + power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ Inakustik Reference LS 4004 AIR/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Audioquest Niagara 5000/ Shunyata AlphaHC (x2)+ Alpha+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster LPSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Tidal/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ Sbooster LPSU/ Audeze LCD-2 Classic + WyWires Red/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ Shunyata Venom.

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