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    Re: Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated review by Roy Gregory at TheAudioBeat.com...

    I'd be curious how these compare to the Concentras back in the day. anyone?
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    Re: Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated review by Roy Gregory at TheAudioBeat.com...

    Anyone compare the Continuum S2 to any Devialet?

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    Re: Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated review by Roy Gregory at TheAudioBeat.com...

    I have, though not in a very thorough fashion. I have a Devialet 200 and borrowed an S2. The problem was I had to borrow some speaker cables with spades and the only ones I could borrow (cheaper Transparents) were sound-wise almost the diametric opposite of what I have, and rather unsuited to my Raidhos. The result was the S2 sounded rather muddy. The Devialet is quite bright and transparent, the S2 dark. I was using the built-in DAC on the S2 which I don't think was nearly as good the Devialet DAC either.

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    Re: Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated review by Roy Gregory at TheAudioBeat.com...

    I have owned both the S2 and the D800 and I would have to say that the Devialet was quite a bit better than the S2. Tighter bass, smoother mids and better soundstage focus and size. But then again the D800 is 3X more money. I suspect that the D200 would also be better but that is total guessing on my part.
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    Re: Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated review by Roy Gregory at TheAudioBeat.com...

    It's hard to compare the Devialet models to the Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 as the Devialet is meant to be used as a complete system. What I can tell you though is that the Jeff Rowland Aeris (DAC) + Continuum S2 (integrated amp) is in another league compared to the D200, as they should. A more fair comparison would perhaps be the D800.

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    Re: Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated review by Roy Gregory at TheAudioBeat.com...

    Is there a good reason manufacturers and /or writers don't list power ratings? I'll never understand why they don't. Same with prices of components.

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    Re: Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated review by Roy Gregory at TheAudioBeat.com...

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Is there a good reason manufacturers and /or writers don't list power ratings? I'll never understand why they don't. Same with prices of components.
    Most have power ratings

    "Continuum S2 integrates the new Capri S2 preamplification circuit, input/output, and control features with an innovative 400 watt power amplification stage into a single chassis."

    and every Devalialet on this page has them
    https://www.devialet.com/en-us/expert-pro-audio-system/

    But I agree it would be helpful to have at least the list price. I'd be happy with a Ballpark like houses, Starting in the low $10K range

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