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    VAC/ YG Carmel 2 ?

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    Just wondering if the VAC 200IQ / YG Carmel 2 combo would work? I have never heard them together.

    YG Acoustics is recommending tube amplification of 100w output.

    I am contemplating the Rockport Atria II and YG Carmel 2 but only listened to the latter.


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    Re: VAC/ YG Carmel 2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob82 View Post
    All

    Just wondering if the VAC 200IQ / YG Carmel 2 combo would work? I have never heard them together.

    YG Acoustics is recommending tube amplification of 100w output.

    I am contemplating the Rockport Atria II and YG Carmel 2 but only listened to the latter.


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    Re: VAC/ YG Carmel 2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob82 View Post
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    Just wondering if the VAC 200IQ / YG Carmel 2 combo would work? I have never heard them together.

    YG Acoustics is recommending tube amplification of 100w output.

    I am contemplating the Rockport Atria II and YG Carmel 2 but only listened to the latter.


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    I am using Diablo 300 with Carmel 2 now.

    Interested to know how’s the combo of VAC 200IQ / Carmel 2 too!

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    Re: VAC/ YG Carmel 2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    I am using Diablo 300 with Carmel 2 now.

    Interested to know how’s the combo of VAC 200IQ / Carmel 2 too!
    I listened to the YG via Mark Levinson no 585 integrated at the dealer’s and sounded very good to my ears and will be interesting to hear them on the VAC.

    My dealer had the Kharma S7S setup with the VAC and being two-way ported speakers they did produce a good soundstage and overall control but a sealed box speaker should essentially mean better low-end performance and will suit my listening space in a condo.

    I also pondered changing to either Vitus, Gryphon or Boulder amplification to suit the YGs , which goes to show the impact the speakers have on my choice of amplification.



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    Re: VAC/ YG Carmel 2 ?

    Other brands which I am interested to listen are CH precision and Nagra

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    Re: VAC/ YG Carmel 2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    Other brands which I am interested to listen are CH precision and Nagra
    Yes, considered Nagra Classic too. Also, Soulution.


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    Re: VAC/ YG Carmel 2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    Other brands which I am interested to listen are CH precision and Nagra
    Hi

    You have them paired with the Gryphon Diablo, correct? I am looking at the Gryphon Diablo 300.


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    Re: VAC/ YG Carmel 2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob82 View Post
    Hi

    You have them paired with the Gryphon Diablo, correct? I am looking at the Gryphon Diablo 300.


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    Yes. My Carmel2s are paired with Diablo 300

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    VAC/ YG Carmel 2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimurastanley View Post
    Yes. My Carmel2s are paired with Diablo 300
    How do they sound with the Carmels?


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