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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    I will write something more when my Nord get 500 hours. For the moment have about 360 hours. Sound is changing a lot all the time. from about 280 hours upper range start to open and now that this rang keep line with rest of range. Changes are also moving towards increasing smoothness and fluidity whati is very possitive.
    nevertheless it is not sweetened with a barrel of honey, decorated or colored. Rather neutral / natural colors, without embellishment or additional romanticism. But with proper weight and insane precision and resolution, and still preserved musicality. For now, I am positive about what I hear, but I will be able to express my final opinion on how the Nord will warm up (after about 500 hours) and I will get a little more familiar with it.
    For today, the truth is that I get to know my CDs again and get used to them because I hear a lot of new things on each of them that I haven't heard there before. It is actually a new presentation that I have to get used to, stop getting excited by this new information and while listening to relax and see how I perceive this new perspective. For now, I can say that pop, rock, electronic and classical music undoubtedly gain a lot on Nord in relation to my current amplifier.
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    May I ask : any members on this thread have listened to Nord's new offerings of NC1200 and Purific poweramps and compared them to the
    500?
    If yes, please share.
    Many thanks!
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Send Colin email, specifying your components. He is a straight up guy, and he will give you a truthful, accurate opinion. He is in it for the long haul, and happy customers.

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    I agree with Samoyed e-mail or better yet call Colin and talk to him he has been with this forum for years and as you can see from the size of this thread many of us have been customers. I suspect all three have a similar sonic signature as Bruno developed all of them. The Purifi modules are just a five year newer development taking advantage of technology advancements in the interim.
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    Yes, I agree with Samoyed too. Colin is very straight forward and I did not find him trying to 'upsell'.

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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Hello Everybody, I'm new to the forum.

    I have ordered a Nord NC500DM and I can't wait to get it. I do have a question regarding passive preamps if anybody has feedback. From the following to match with the NC500DM which would be a good choice?

    1. Something from the Khosmo lineup?
    2. Goldpoint SA-2
    3. Luminous Axiom II
    4. First Watt B1 (the most $ of the bunch, also the only one that needs power, not sure what the JFET buffer would add sound wise)

    I have a Schiit Saga passive preamp right now, but it is glitchy, and with the Nord coming, I want to upgrade. Inputs will be Cd player and Technics TT. Speakers are Totem Rainmakers with 87spl at 4 ohms.

    Thanks for any advice!

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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Wow, Nord's shipping speed is astonishing. My amp was mailed by Colin on October 3rd and it arrived in my little hometown near Las Vegas, NV on the morning of October 5th. How is that even possible? I think this amp might have traveled back in time!

    The bad news is I don't have a preamp yet. I sent my Schiit Saga back for warranty work. I'm hoping they can fix the grounding issue. If so I think that will compliment the Hypex NC500 well.

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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Quote Originally Posted by Donovan View Post
    Hello Everybody, I'm new to the forum.

    I have ordered a Nord NC500DM and I can't wait to get it. I do have a question regarding passive preamps if anybody has feedback. From the following to match with the NC500DM which would be a good choice?

    1. Something from the Khosmo lineup?
    2. Goldpoint SA-2
    3. Luminous Axiom II
    4. First Watt B1 (the most $ of the bunch, also the only one that needs power, not sure what the JFET buffer would add sound wise)

    I have a Schiit Saga passive preamp right now, but it is glitchy, and with the Nord coming, I want to upgrade. Inputs will be Cd player and Technics TT. Speakers are Totem Rainmakers with 87spl at 4 ohms.

    Thanks for any advice!
    I use my Nord amp with a passive pre-amp. They work well together.
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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Quote Originally Posted by Donovan View Post
    Hello Everybody, I'm new to the forum.

    I have ordered a Nord NC500DM and I can't wait to get it. I do have a question regarding passive preamps if anybody has feedback. From the following to match with the NC500DM which would be a good choice?

    1. Something from the Khosmo lineup?
    2. Goldpoint SA-2
    3. Luminous Axiom II
    4. First Watt B1 (the most $ of the bunch, also the only one that needs power, not sure what the JFET buffer would add sound wise)

    I have a Schiit Saga passive preamp right now, but it is glitchy, and with the Nord coming, I want to upgrade. Inputs will be Cd player and Technics TT. Speakers are Totem Rainmakers with 87spl at 4 ohms.

    Thanks for any advice!
    I tried friends passive DIY preamp, then purchased RME ADI2 and used it as a preamp+DAC, but didn't like all of them and went with Primaluna Prologue Premium tube preamp, played with tubes little bit (well, still playing/rolling, have Mullard NOS + stock now) and that works the best for me. I am looking for organic and musical sound, specially in mids, good holographic sound stage, controlled bass. Nod NC500 + Prima delivers exactly that

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    Re: Nord One Up Ncore NC500 amps, Class D ready for prime time .....

    Quote Originally Posted by Donovan View Post
    Hello Everybody, I'm new to the forum.

    I have ordered a Nord NC500DM and I can't wait to get it. I do have a question regarding passive preamps if anybody has feedback. From the following to match with the NC500DM which would be a good choice?

    1. Something from the Khosmo lineup?
    2. Goldpoint SA-2
    3. Luminous Axiom II
    4. First Watt B1 (the most $ of the bunch, also the only one that needs power, not sure what the JFET buffer would add sound wise)

    I have a Schiit Saga passive preamp right now, but it is glitchy, and with the Nord coming, I want to upgrade. Inputs will be Cd player and Technics TT. Speakers are Totem Rainmakers with 87spl at 4 ohms.

    Thanks for any advice!
    Hi
    My Nord works well with Hattor passive. It has additional opamp active stage and I found +6 dB gain works best here. Before I had Croft Micro25 which wasn't as revealing and natural sounding.
    Lumin D1 + MCRU PSU, Hattor Passive, Nord One SE NC500DM MKI REV C, ATC SCM 40, Mogami XLRs, VanDamme XLRs, Tellurium Q black SC

    -Mirek

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