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    A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Paul turned me onto the MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP for my Avantgarde Duo XD.

    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2018/0...woodenamp.html

    I bought both the preamp and amp from Misho in Bulgaria.

    All I can say is wow.The combo is incredible. Dead silent, ZERO hum, wonderful vocals, huge 3D and big sound stage size.

    So far, I dare say the best tube combo for my AG Duo and "only" 3.5 wpc.


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    A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Awesome Joe! Wood amps!

    What tubes are those?

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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    I've got a woody!

    Mike, you know how incredible the speakers sound, and you were oh so right. The Wooden combo just elevates my music listening sessions even more. I just can not believe how happy my system makes me. OMG! Awesome!
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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Joe went full on SET Happy for you, in audio nirvana.

    Are the chassis all wood? Bulgaria is where Thrax is from. Interesting to see great gear pop up in undiscovered areas.
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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody View Post
    Joe went full on SET Happy for you, in audio nirvana.

    Are the chassis all wood? Bulgaria is where Thrax is from. Interesting to see great gear pop up in undiscovered areas.
    Yes, I think so because top and bottom are full wood and the insides seem like they are routed out of the middle as necessary. These are not the syrupy sweet SET of other typical gear but it's just over to the slightly warmer side of neutral.
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    A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    They are simply breath taking. Amazing combo I ever heard. Itís stupid good. Iím still shaking my head. How does he do it ???!!!

    Iím so glad you are loving them much as I do. Happy for you Joe.




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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Sweet!


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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Thank you Sean. I wish you could hear them.

    Paul,

    Thank you for pushing me over the edge. I know you and Mike were concerned about my love for Avantgarde but deep down, I think I knew what to expect. I just didn’t realize how much my expectations would be exceeded. Same goes for the Misho gear. Sure we knew several people making the switch but you and I could not have known how great the combo would be and once on our Avantgarde speakers, they are truly a revelation.
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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Have either of you tried different Pre-Amps with the Misho Amp?? Just wondering if one could save some dough and just use the Misho Amp with their current fave (Like GAT2) or is there compatibility issues. I know with some brands mixing and matching doesn't fare well. Any input greatly appreciated as always!
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    Re: A Leap of Faith, sort of, thanks to Paul Yoo - The MISHO MYRONOV TUBE WOODENAMP and PREAMP!

    Hi,

    Yes, the amp matches superbly with other preamps and the preamp is absolutely outstanding on other amps. I received the amp first and started using it with the GAT2 and I was ecstatic. I have to be honest, I don’t know which preamp I prefer - the Misho Wooden preamp is that good. Here’s a quick photo I took when the combo was up and running when I first got it. After some warm up and break in, I sent Misho (Michael) an email telling him how happy I was with his gear.

    Just remember, the Wooden combo are pretty much low gain pieces. The GAT2 specifically and Conrad Johnson in general are pretty high gain across the board.


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    I’m positive that with your preamps, Ref 10 and C900u, the Wooden amp would be awesome.
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