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post #16 of 67
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Originally Posted by devin_mm View Post
The only thing that sucks is the Phoenix doesn't output ACSS.
Sure it does, you just unplug it from the Phoenix amp unit and plug it into the amp. That's a chore though for sure.
post #17 of 67
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Damn, that's a lot of class A power.
No kidding, I saw it on their site a few days ago and after reading through that it was all Class A my eyes popped. 250W Class A is insane.
post #18 of 67

Dreaming......

Add these puppies for about $15k, and you'll have a set-up that will probably contend with any on the planet. It's Stereophile's joint speaker of the year winner from 2008. The reviewer said it was the best he's ever heard.

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post #19 of 67
I'll be taking the plunge on a pair of these amps sometime in the new year.

Peete.
post #20 of 67
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I'll be taking the plunge on a pair of these amps sometime in the new year.

Peete.
Definitely have surged to the top of my Salivation list as well!
post #21 of 67
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I'll be taking the plunge on a pair of these amps sometime in the new year.

Peete.
Dude awesome, I'll be waiting on the sidelines, probably along with many others.

The question is: Would you also get the C-3SE to keep the ACSS chain going?

How about a new a set of speakers to complete the upgrade? Looks like you could power something on the order of an IMAX theatre with those babies.
post #22 of 67
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Originally Posted by lmswjm View Post
Dude awesome, I'll be waiting on the sidelines, probably along with many others.

The question is: Would you also get the C-3SE to keep the ACSS chain going?

How about a new a set of speakers to complete the upgrade? Looks like you could power something on the order of an IMAX theatre with those babies.
He's got speakers that have waited thier whole life for these. Definitely a C-3 or C-39. What a setup!
post #23 of 67
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post
Sure it does, you just unplug it from the Phoenix amp unit and plug it into the amp. That's a chore though for sure.
How would that work? The power supply would be useless without the amp section. The amp section is where the inputs go. You have no preamp without it.
post #24 of 67
You're right, I forgot the phoenix does not have ACSS output, only XLR (wishful thinking). I have not received my Phoenix yet if it seems I'm a little ignorant about it's use- this week hopefully (EMS never delivered it and Kingwa sent a new unit without receiving the one he sent originally without me even having to ask). I've had my headphones reterminated to balanced for 3 weeks now!
post #25 of 67
The nature of my system requires at least 2 preamp outputs so I can split the signal off to the sub xover. Now I could just forgo such an arrangement but to sideline my subs would be a step backwards I think which the ACSS out would definitely do. I'll likely not loose too much in the way of signal integrity by forgoing an ACSS direct link to the C1 Masters or at least I hope that is the case. Anyway yes I have thought about upgrading from the Phoenix to the C3 or C8SE but I feel that may be side grade not worth persuing since I'll need another amp for the second set of speakers in my system at some point (stacked array will require at least 4 channels of amplification) with the prospect and expense of a second set of C1 Matsers being somewhat of a pipe dream...I'll have to settle (lol) for a C10 on the Maggies. With limited or finite resources I think concentrating on the amps is the best way to go for 2010.

However such a system should be a killer setup. The ET LFT-VIIIb's love major wattage and the C1 Masters should be a perfect fit for them.

My best solution for now is a compromise of sorts using the Phoenix as the heart of the distribution network Kingwa had mentioned until he upgraded his C3SE with the V2 ACSS modules that the Phoenix was a better preamp. I'll take him at his word on that one although I would love to get a C3SE MK II at some point if I manage to find a way to use multiple ACSS outputs that solves my particular needs for the big rig.

Peete.
post #26 of 67

I've ordered a pair of C-1 Master's along with the C-3 Final pre-amp from AmpCity, Audio-gd's UK agent. I'm told they'll ship next Monday. It means my Phoenix will go back to being a headphone amp again. I found I was using the Phoenix mainly as pre-amp in my main system. I also get to free-up one shelf on my rack too, not an unimportant consideration. I'll now have space for a DAC. 

The only user freeback I've seen on C-1 Master's was on Audio-gd's, whic now seems to have been removed. There the user stated the C-1's ran cooler than his Phoenix so I'm not convinced the amps run entirely in Class A. 

post #27 of 67

You would probably enjoy the OPamp thread and the HDAM threads for these questions.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/432749/the-opamp-thread

 

There is a HDAM review thread as well but I can't locate it presently.  Curra knows or Peete, I'm betting.

 

Those threads would keep you busy for a while.

post #28 of 67
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Originally Posted by les_garten View Post

You would probably enjoy the OPamp thread and the HDAM threads for these questions.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/432749/the-opamp-thread

 

There is a HDAM review thread as well but I can't locate it presently.  Curra knows or Peete, I'm betting.

 

Those threads would keep you busy for a while.



I'm not quiet sure of the relevance of this but it'll help while away the time while I'm waiting for the amps to arrive.

post #29 of 67

Marjkel did the HDAM review (I hope I spelled his name here correctly).  I would guess the Phoenix runs hotter because of the greater current provided for headphones, for which it has a serious excess for good measure. If you get any model with a vented top and bottom plates though, they run much cooler.

 

If you don't already have a DAC, get the Reference 7 to complete the chain I reckon. 

post #30 of 67
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I'm not quiet sure of the relevance of this but it'll help while away the time while I'm waiting for the amps to arrive.


Heh,

   Yeah posted this in the wrong thread!

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