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Audio Research Reference 110.  Maybe not as pretty as some others, but it lives upstairs in my listening room.  And the sound is exceptional!

...like it is with most of AR products. The new Reference 250 is assessed as more exceptional than any other AR amp. Any listening experience to share?

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Not so expensive (700€) but terribly good looking and balanced circuits : Little Dot Mk VI balanced.

 

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Just stumbled onto this thread and I'll contribute!

 

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These Elekit amps are eyecandy!

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I think if I had to pick one right now it would be the Line Magnetic 518ia:


I first heard it when I visited my local dealer. The setup was a Pro-Ject Xtension 12 turntable with an EMT TSD 15 Super Fine Line cartridge → Leben RS-30EQ phono preamp → Line Magnetic 518ia → DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/96 loudspeakers.  It was seriously the best setup I've ever heard in my whole life. The loudspeakers just disappeared almost instantly when the music came on and all I could hear was the music. I kid you not when I say I had tears rolling down my face at how amazing it sounded. Definitely my dream setup. : - )

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Super super good looking Amp this Line Magnetic 518ia !!!  and apparently, good sounding also !!

 

And what about it's bigger brother ! :-)  the Line Magnetic 219 IA :

 


Edited by bmichels - 9/8/13 at 3:15am
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The LM stuff is all good. They're bargains in the world of speaker-fi, IMO.

My dream is similar to the one described above as well. Except with that 519. That thing is a beast. Well over 100lbs, IIRC.

Then again, I still love my little Leben that could. smily_headphones1.gif
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Then again, I still love my little Leben that could. smily_headphones1.gif
I can't argue with that. Leben makes gorgeous sounding amps. : - )
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Super super good looking Amp this Line Magnetic 518ia !!!  and apparently, good sounding also !!
It indeed is. If its one other thing I like about their amps is the infrared remote control made out of Aluminum. Definitely adds to the luxury.
Edited by Destroysall - 9/8/13 at 12:25pm
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Line Magnetic... Honey we need to make some room for the new mono blocks... :D

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^There mono blocks are ridiculously awesome! 

I thought I'd share Leben's CS660P power amplifier while I am at it as well:

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Decware Taboo MKIII : 

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That Decware amp is an ergonomic nightmare. Burned fingers when adjusting volume, tubes being snatched by wires, horizontal meters, line input right next to the output terminals ... I guess some people will swallow anything if it has wood in it. :P
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That Decware amp is an ergonomic nightmare. Burned fingers when adjusting volume, tubes being snatched by wires, horizontal meters, line input right next to the output terminals ... I guess some people will swallow anything if it has wood in it. :P

 

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Originally Posted by eugenius View Post

That Decware amp is an ergonomic nightmare. Burned fingers when adjusting volume, tubes being snatched by wires, horizontal meters, line input right next to the output terminals ... I guess some people will swallow anything if it has wood in it. :P

It's quite beautiful, but the fact is that having the XLR jacks just before the meters isn't really convenient. But XLR connections -and presumably balanced topology- is quite rare for this kind of amp (single ended triode). So what about the sound quality?

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Line Magnetic... Honey we need to make some room for the new mono blocks... :D

 

That's tube porn.

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Originally Posted by Phil95 View Post

It's quite beautiful, but the fact is that having the XLR jacks just before the meters isn't really convenient. But XLR connections -and presumably balanced topology- is quite rare for this kind of amp (single ended triode). So what about the sound quality?

Balanced topology with single ended inputs? Ha!! To top it off, I clicked the link and it's 1700$. Come on dude, I thought it was around 700$ .... smily_headphones1.gif)

A Luxman SQ-N10 is 2000$ (drives real loudspeakers at least for the nearfield, has a nice remote, tone controls and a crapload of other features and it actually looks awesome):

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