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    Re: Jeff Rowland fans? Any current owners here?

    Hi Keith,

    A good friend bought them. I have to say as good as they were on my Avantgarde. I prefer the SIT3. It’s a little more laid back and mid hall effect. I think part of it is my room is a little on the smaller side for my Avantgarde so I’m already a little closer than I probably should be. The SIT3 are perfect from their perspective in my room. I bought a backup SIT3 and sold the SIT1.

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    Joe, what happened with your FirstWatts?
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    Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M, JBL 590.

    Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

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

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, 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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    Rowland is superlative gear. I have the 625 S2 plus Corus and PSU. It is basically built by hand, by Jeff. I had the good fortune to spend the day with him at his factory several years ago...a total gentleman. JRDG owners tend to buy and keep long term.

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    Re: Jeff Rowland fans? Any current owners here?

    Thank you very much. I absolutely love Rowland gear and have a soft spot for it.

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    Rowland is superlative gear. I have the 625 S2 plus Corus and PSU. It is basically built by hand, by Jeff. I had the good fortune to spend the day with him at his factory several years ago...a total gentleman. JRDG owners tend to buy and keep long term.

    TD
    Joe

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

    Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

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

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, 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.

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    Re: Jeff Rowland fans? Any current owners here?

    I've owned the JRDG Corus and 625 S2 since 2013. They drive the mids and highs on my Raidho D3's really well. The D3's now produce the mids and highs and a JL Audio F212v2/CR1 crossover produces the lows since early 2019. My audio system now creates fully palpable music from the very low to high frequencies.

    Not only beautifully built gear, but great sounding gear. There's a good reason there aren't many available on Audiogon.
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    http://systems.audiogon.com/systems/5013

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    Re: Jeff Rowland fans? Any current owners here?

    Len,

    I bet your system sounds amazing. Thank you.
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    Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M, JBL 590.

    Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

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

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, 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: Jeff Rowland fans? Any current owners here?

    Hi all, I have been away for a spell from Audioshark, yet more than ever I continue to be a great fan of Rowland gear...

    My system sports the amazing M925 monoblocks as my reference amps.

    I also have a bridged pair of the adorable M535 amps. These are enhanced by the unassuming yet incredibly effective slip-on caps on the bridged output terminals. These push the already impressive performance of the bridged pair through the roof. The M535 pair costing some 20% of the M925s, they deliver a stellar performance that I would rate at upwards of 65% of M925.

    The Rowland Aeris is still my DAC, but I have enhanced it very much by adopting the Rowland external PSU (Power Storage Unit) -- An external dedicated ultracapacitor-based power supply designed to be compatible with Aeris, Corus, and Conductor.

    What gets me excited is that before long I will be inserting in the system a Rowland Daemon superintegrated. In addition to a 1500W amplification section, This creature is said to sport a linestage circuit superior to Corus, and a DAC section which is said to get Aeris to bite the proverbial dust... I will be using Daemon as a full integrated, as well as a DAC/linestage powering M925s. I am very keen to explore the audible difference between these two Daemon applications.

    All my wiring is by Cardas... While I have had some fine wires from other brands in the past, this Cardas loom is by far the most synergistic that I ever had in my system... Clear Beyond XL power cords on amps/, Aeris/PSU, and original Clear on my Esoteric X-01. Analog ICs and speaker wires are Cardas Clear Reflection, while a length of Clear digital coax connects X-01 to Aeris. Incredible frequency exttension at both ends, unreal harmonic complexity, and not a trace of screechy intermodulative artifacts anywhere... Just clear emotional sound true to the source, liquid and subtle where needed, yet energetic, fast and authoritative where required by the music material... As I said, a perfect synergy with the Rowland house sound.

    My speakers are still the Vienna Die Muzik... And they won't go anywhere soon!

    Regards, Guido
    Electronics - Rowland Aeris DAC+PSU, Rowland M925 430W monos, Rowland M535 900W bridged amp pair, Esoteric X-01 as transport
    Speakers - Vienna Die Muzik
    Cables - Cardas loom: Clear Beyond XL PCs, Clear Reflection XLR ICs and speaker wires, Clear digital coax

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    Re: Jeff Rowland fans? Any current owners here?

    I have been a fan of Jeff Rowland equipment for the past 8 years and have been most happy with the sound and great customer service that the company gives. Jeff Rowland himself has called me several times and has given me excellent advise. My complete system from the 925 amps, Corus & PSU as well as Aeris have been amazing and I look forward to up-dating to future new products from Rowland. A class act all the way.

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    Re: Jeff Rowland fans? Any current owners here?

    Excellent information Guido and samgar, thank you so much.

    I saw a reference to possible 735 monos coming soon. Could be interesting.
    Joe

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    Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

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

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, 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: Jeff Rowland fans? Any current owners here?

    Looking inside my 925 amps, I see there are 2 of these fuses per amp.
    Wondering if replacing with audiophile type fuses would bring positive results?
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    Re: Jeff Rowland fans? Any current owners here?

    Hmmm... There are four possible outcomes to tinkering with non-factory-approved parts, such as 3rd party fuses:

    * Performance is enhanced.
    * Makes no difference.
    * Performance suffers.
    * Sparkles... Swirls of pretty blue fumes, followed by delicate scent of charred electronics.

    Bottomline: I recommend you check with the Rowland factory before plunging into any such adventures.

    Saluti, Guido
    Electronics - Rowland Aeris DAC+PSU, Rowland M925 430W monos, Rowland M535 900W bridged amp pair, Esoteric X-01 as transport
    Speakers - Vienna Die Muzik
    Cables - Cardas loom: Clear Beyond XL PCs, Clear Reflection XLR ICs and speaker wires, Clear digital coax

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