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post #2461 of 2479
You can get a small Unison Research integrated for close to that money and it's a reputable company.

Oh, that setup comes with speakers? Very weary.
post #2462 of 2479
Great intel. Ima call and really bear down on qual w this as a benchmark. *This indie has been my electronics place for ages. Always beats Best Buy etc. ie gotta be careful I'm not loyal to my own detriment.
post #2463 of 2479
For any Mcintosh product owners, you can get replacement bulbs for quite a few of the amps here:

McIntosh replacement bulbs
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post #2465 of 2479
I have a pair of Wilson Audio Sabrinas and the Watch Center 3 Convergent Synergy for my living room...its powered by a nice but not so exciting Anthem MCA50.
post #2466 of 2479
After a few upgrades recently I feel I am pretty much done:
+ Aurender X100L hard-drive player --> Audience AU24SE USB
+ Devialet 220 PRO (upgraded from a 120) --> Shunyata Zitron Cobra speaker cables
+ Sonus Faber Olympica II

Power conditioning (Triton) and powercords (Zitron Alpha) from Shunyata, ground products from Entreq and isolation from Stillpoints

Could not be happier

R-O-T
post #2467 of 2479
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Originally Posted by R.O. Thornhill View Post

After a few upgrades recently I feel I am pretty much done:
+ Aurender X100L hard-drive player --> Audience AU24SE USB
+ Devialet 220 PRO (upgraded from a 120) --> Shunyata Zitron Cobra speaker cables
+ Sonus Faber Olympica II

Power conditioning (Triton) and powercords (Zitron Alpha) from Shunyata, ground products from Entreq and isolation from Stillpoints

Could not be happier

R-O-T

how do you like the 220 pro? I have a 200
post #2468 of 2479
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Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post

"And it's finally motivated me to fix up my old LP12. I have a really old motor and the internal leads, if anyone wants these for spares for the cost of postage, let me know before I chuck them out.

Goodbye stock old stuff, hello Hercules II, Cirkus subchassis and a Ittok tone arm that's been 'souped up' by Audio Origami"

...and?

Got sidetracked by a house move and becoming a father smile.gif
post #2469 of 2479
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Originally Posted by scb View Post

how do you like the 220 pro? I have a 200

Early impressions are extremely positive - but not yet 100 hours so probably not at full potential yet. But so far I couldn't have been happier

That said, remember if I came from a 120. Had always regretted not getting a 200, so it was a no-brainer. If I had had a 200 then I may well have gone 400 not 220. Would have had to audition the two against each other.

R-O-T
post #2470 of 2479
I am doing the same upgrade from the 120 to the 220 pro. In the US upgrades started mid October (as far as I know). I paid for the upgrade and am awaiting my return shipping label. I have two 120s but I am going to start with one upgrade for a room that needs a sub...I wouldn't be upgrading if the 120 could power my JL sub. I am curious to see how different they are when the 220 arrives.
post #2471 of 2479
In my office I switch to a tube amp in the winter because it keeps the room warm. My buddy says I'm a douche.


In other news, picked up this matched set of vintage Linn, an LK1 and LK2, this era is kinda my favorite for Linn. Not sure where to use it yet but had to have it when I saw it posted for sale.


Look at these vintage lovelies:


post #2472 of 2479
I remember those! It was controversial because it ended the Linn-Naim agreement without notice. How do they sound?
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quote name="idfnl" url="/t/56515/what-stereo-s-do-you-listen-to-what-do-you-want/2460#post_8636838"]In my office I switch to a tube amp in the winter because it keeps the room warm. My buddy says I'm a douche.


In other news, picked up this matched set of vintage Linn, an LK1 and LK2, this era is kinda my favorite for Linn. Not sure where to use it yet but had to have it when I saw it posted for sale.


Look at these vintage lovelies:


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post #2473 of 2479
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Originally Posted by KenRose View Post

I remember those! It was controversial because it ended the Linn-Naim agreement without notice. How do they sound?

I am a big naim fan, I have a Nait 3 and a NAP/NAC combo. Do you know any more about why this ended the agreement?

The linn's sound great, can't say I prefer it to my naim or Mcintosh gear, but very serviceable for an office/bedroom setup.
post #2474 of 2479
I had an original Nait, then a Nait 3R/Credo's, and now UnitiQute/Credo's. It was a sneak attack by Igor back then, he wanted more sales and the stats showed that people wanted a system by one maker rather than piece meal. Of course that amp combo you bought was right at the hight of the LP12, and Naim used Linn's speakers for their R and D. So it was a smart business move by Linn.
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I am a big naim fan, I have a Nait 3 and a NAP/NAC combo. Do you know any more about why this ended the agreement?

The linn's sound great, can't say I prefer it to my naim or Mcintosh gear, but very serviceable for an office/bedroom setup.
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