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post #136 of 831
skylab have you listened to the HE-5 on the concerto? Would be interested in your impressions if you have.
post #137 of 831
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skylab have you listened to the HE-5 on the concerto? Would be interested in your impressions if you have.
skylab should have listened to the HE-5 on Concerto as the following is quoted from his review:
..... I slightly preferred the Concerto with the JVC DX1000, but thought the Phoenix was better with the DT880 and HE-5. ....

Like you, I also want to know a little more about the impression. For example: if HE-5 sounds good with Concerto comparing to the Hifiman EF series tube amp? Or are Concerto and HE-5 a poor match? Does HE-5 requires the high-gain mode in Concerto?

Thanks.
post #138 of 831
Thread Starter 
The HE-5 are borderline bright. The Concerto is very, very neutral - not bright, but not at all dark, and no added warmth. So for this reason I did not think it was the best pairing; however, for people who like a bright sound, and there clearly are quite a number of people who do, then it might be terrific.

I have not heard the EF-5, but the Concerto is a much better amp than the EF-2.
post #139 of 831
I am looking for a new solid state amplifier to drive my T1's.
Is this what I am looking for?
post #140 of 831
Thread Starter 
I like it with the T1's, FWIW.
post #141 of 831
What is "FWIW" ??
post #142 of 831
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What is "FWIW" ??
For What It's Worth - I guess.
post #143 of 831
Thank You for reply.
post #144 of 831
Maybe someone know when Mr Ebaen (6moons audio) will finish Corda review?
post #145 of 831
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Maybe someone know when Mr Ebaen (6moons audio) will finish Corda review?
Not to discredit him, but I don't think you should use 6moon's word as the final verdict. Skylab already did a great review, and for the money and all technology and features Jan has in the amp you really can't go wrong.

If you don't need true balanced, I don't see you getting a better amp than this for the price. The volume control in the Concerto has the same sonic advantages as a stepped attenuator, but you get much more flexibility, like 2x the steps vs Burson and Goldpoint, the AD797 op amps are regarded as just as good, or better than discreet designs (discreet vs IC being much like SS vs tubes), you get active balance performance, AND the option of cross-feed.

For single ended purposes, It really is awesome and I am absolutely dying to get mine .
post #146 of 831
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For single ended purposes, It really is awesome and I am absolutely dying to get mine .
Jan has e-mailed today that, after some skirmish with German customs, the concertos are finally in and he'll ship mine on Saturday. Innately being a Stax guy I'm really looking forward to this amp that most certainly will do better justice to the RS-1, K701 and possibly to the R10, too, than my DV332.
post #147 of 831
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Maybe someone know when Mr Ebaen (6moons audio) will finish Corda review?
Not to discredit him, but I don't think you should use 6moon's word as the final verdict.
At least with 6moons you can be certain that it will turn out to be an magnificent amp.
post #148 of 831
Thanks for the fine review, Skylab. Has anyone heard this amp with the HD800s?

best,

o
post #149 of 831
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At least with 6moons you can be certain that it will turn out to be an magnificent amp.
Haha YUP! It it will undoubtedly have some redeeming quality that makes it a valuable addition to his collection even if he doesn't seem to like it at all!

TBH I would have a second though if 6moons though it was the most horrible amp in the world. Maybe I am becoming a bit of a fanboy before even getting the concerto(!), but I am indeed a fan of the way Jan does his business and treats his customers, also his little headsix really impressed me so I have very high expectations for a full sized Meier!

I did a lot of cross referencing with competitively priced amps I mentioned above and there really is no reason in my mind to doubt!

I look forward to your impressions!
post #150 of 831

Review: Meier Audio Concerto Amp

Sokolov91: if you saw Skylabs 1-17-09 ranking of the 22 TUBE amps; where would you place the sound of the solid state Concerto. I know they are different formats, but just the SQ in general if you may have had a chance to listen to any of the tube ones. I really like what was written about this Concerto. But the apples to oranges comparison works only if you may have heard one of the top 10 on that list....maybe? thanks for you thoughts
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