Constellation vs D’Agostino
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    Constellation vs D’Agostino

    Thoughts on sound quality of constellation stereo Taurus vs Dan D’Agostino progression stereo amplifier

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    Re: Constellation vs D’Agostino

    Let me preface by saying I own neither brands, nor have I done a direct comparison of those two models.

    However, based on my exposure to the two brands my personal taste would have me choose Constellation. I just found the systems I've heard with Constellation more engaging than those with D'Agostino.

    Now with that being said, many members here own D'Agostino,
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    Re: Constellation vs D’Agostino

    Taurus all day long. The Progression is no S250. Not even close.


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    Re: Constellation vs D’Agostino

    Haven’t heard Constellation long enough to compare, let alone the same setup and room, but do have experience with D’Agostino


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    Re: Constellation vs D’Agostino

    I have heard them both in similar rooms many times at audio shows. I have come away very impressed with Constellation....
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    Re: Constellation vs D’Agostino

    Interesting. I've never been impressed with any Constellation demo I've been to throughout the years. On the other hand - I've been very impressed with Dag Momentum Stereo / S250 / Monos / Integrated and Progression Monos.

    Never heard the Progression Stereo though.
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    Re: Constellation vs D’Agostino

    Both very good. Depends on the rest of the system.
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    Re: Constellation vs D’Agostino

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Interesting. I've never been impressed with any Constellation demo I've been to throughout the years. On the other hand - I've been very impressed with Dag Momentum Stereo / S250 / Monos / Integrated and Progression Monos.

    Never heard the Progression Stereo though.
    +1. I've heard the Constellation Series 2 is much better however.

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    Re: Constellation vs D’Agostino

    I have never been able to A/B the products in the same system so I can't really say. I do know that I would take Soulution over Constellation especially if I was pairing them with Magico speakers.
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    Re: Constellation vs D’Agostino

    I've had the Centuar Stereo (not Centaur II) and I've had the Progression Stereo for in-home demo's. I now own an S250. The constellation had two sets of inputs, one that could use a different gain stage than direct. It sounded very fluid and rich through this and I was impressed. Nicer than the Sim Audio gear I had previously owned. Then I tried the Progression Stereo for a month or so and the bass and full sound was huge. I had to move my speakers out further from the wall the difference was big. The Momentum 250 has that same big full-sound, but more fluid and subtle nuances than the progression. I'm really happy with the S250...

    I have a big room (over 20 ft x 30ft and open plan) so that may have also swayed things too.
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