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    Amplification for YG Acoustics Carmel 2

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    Would you categorise Soulution 330 in the same group?


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    If it sounds like other Soulution, it will be ever so slightly dry, but with some tiny bit of sweetness on top. Wouldn’t actually be a bad combination. Not my favorite, but not bad. I do like Soulution sound. My pick would be Luxman M900u stereo or monos or Constellation.


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    Re: Amplification for YG Acoustics Carmel 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    If it sounds like other Soulution, it will be ever so slightly dry, but with some tiny bit of sweetness on top. Wouldn’t actually be a bad combination. Not my favorite, but not bad. I do like Soulution sound. My pick would be Luxman M900u stereo or monos or Constellation.


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    If the VAC 200IQ stereo work well with the Carmel 2, will surely go for it.

    I do understand why you recommend the Luxman m900u. I have never heard them but will imagine similar to the sonic signature VACs.




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    Re: Amplification for YG Acoustics Carmel 2

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    If the VAC 200IQ stereo work well with the Carmel 2, will surely go for it.

    I do understand why you recommend the Luxman m900u. I have never heard them but will imagine similar to the sonic signature VACs.




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    Give it a try. That VAC amp will drive almost anything. I love mine.

    Luxman is sweet and musical. Toe tapping.


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    Re: Amplification for YG Acoustics Carmel 2

    A bit off topic, but would like to ask recommendations of upgrading Carmel 2 footers.

    Dealer recommended to get Harmonix spike base.
    I thinking about change to spike to GAIA II, which add another benefit of lifting up the speakers slightly

    Any other recommendations?


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    Re: Amplification for YG Acoustics Carmel 2

    I heard the Luxman on Hailey 2 at the show this weekend - seemed to pair nicely. In my experience with YG, a slightly warm amp is preferred. I wouldn't go the Soulution, Spectral, CH route at all.

    Generally speaking i wouldn't suggest tubes on YG, but on the Carmel it might work.
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    Re: Amplification for YG Acoustics Carmel 2

    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    A bit off topic, but would like to ask recommendations of upgrading Carmel 2 footers.

    Dealer recommended to get Harmonix spike base.
    I thinking about change to spike to GAIA II, which add another benefit of lifting up the speakers slightly

    Any other recommendations?


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    Stillpoints perhaps? But I reckon you can’t go wrong with the Isoacoustics Gaia.


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    Re: Amplification for YG Acoustics Carmel 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob82 View Post
    Stillpoints perhaps? But I reckon you can’t go wrong with the Isoacoustics Gaia.


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    Decided to go with GAIA II at the end.

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