Originally Posted by Anouk
Hey LArry thanks as always for the info, ok so I guess it will either be the ges 717 or extata (if I can find a builder) and since I like the warm, euphonic sound probbably the ges. Although I will have to read up on the diy amp. Will you or someone else have an opportunity to listen to it when it comes out and compare it to either the 717 and/or ges with o2?
So does this mean that the o2 does require mor power then the 404(le)?
I have decided not to go with a transformer box and I am also not selling my current poweramp because its a total beast an dI am happy with it (just wished that I bought the integrated version at the time).
I guess I can wait a months or two before making my final decision. I think i will wait til half januari actually since 6th of januari will be my birthday. I want to know htat I do this right.
The O2 does require more power than the SR404LE. I have heard the first eXStatA prototype next to my GES, and eXStatA indeed has more power than the GES with great soundstage and separation, but it was not as tonally pleasing and warm as the GES. I wont have a chance to compare the 717 that I heard to the GES because I sold the GES last night to buy a WES (moar powers).
Originally Posted by plaidplatypus
I'm getting good results with the 200Wpc Nelson Pass designed Nakamichi PA-7 Stasis and SRD-7 pro. What power amp do you have?
I was told that the SRD-7 boxes had a max power rating of 8-12 watts, so I have not tried amps bigger than a 12 watt SS amp or a couple of different 8 watt tube amps.