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post #151 of 831
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Originally Posted by sokolov91 View Post
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 .

I had Meier Swing for a few months - very good amp; that is why I paid for Concerto without hesitate. I'm just curious what Mr Ebaen will write because he will make comparison Concerto with Burson.

If J. Meier will send my Concerto tomorrow - I will receive it next Friday.
post #152 of 831
As soon as I have the money ready I will order this amplifier.
post #153 of 831
Has anyone heard both the Meier Concerto and the AudioGD C2?
post #154 of 831
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Originally Posted by audiorapture View Post
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
I am flattered you would like my opinion, but I don't really feel qualified to answer that. I have actually never heard a tube amp :O so sonically I have not experienced what they offer, but I do know that solid state, specs/tech wise, is much better and cleaner -purer if you will.

Based on price and technology of the amps, it is pretty safe to say that the Concerto, at least technology/quality wise would be the new #3 on the list and much closer to the RS stealth.

Jan Meier is also very aware of competition from China, and from what I have seen/heard he tries extremely hard to make sure his gear is better at any given price point. He does not rely on his nationality to bring him business due to perceived quality of German engineering... not that it's not world class! I don't know if the same can be said for other NA/EU companies...

Realistically you should probably ask Skylab when he gets back from vacation! I would be surprised if I am overly wrong, but he does like tube amps very much.
post #155 of 831
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Originally Posted by asmagus View Post
I had Meier Swing for a few months - very good amp; that is why I paid for Concerto without hesitate. I'm just curious what Mr Ebaen will write because he will make comparison Concerto with Burson.

If J. Meier will send my Concerto tomorrow - I will receive it next Friday.
Yeah I was super pleased with my headsix and jumped on the concerto too. I can't wait to hear what his top-of-the-line sounds like!

I hope you get yours by Friday! I am looking at 2 weeks shipping .

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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post
Has anyone heard both the Meier Concerto and the AudioGD C2?
Considering the Concertos have not shipped yet, I don't think so ^___________^
post #156 of 831

Review: Meier Audio Concerto Headphone amp

sokolov91:My first amp was the Aria and I was and still am very happy with it. I like the crossfeed sound with many of my cds and I also like the look of the amp. Please let me know your impressions when you receive your new amp. thanks.
post #157 of 831
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Originally Posted by audiorapture View Post
sokolov91:My first amp was the Aria and I was and still am very happy with it. I like the crossfeed sound with many of my cds and I also like the look of the amp. Please let me know your impressions when you receive your new amp. thanks.
Will do!
post #158 of 831
Mine was shipped on April 4th. Jan said that would take 10-14 days to get to Portland, Oregon. I can't wait to here this amp. I usually listen to tube amps but am intrigued by all the hype. So I said what the heck. Somehow I don't think I will be dissapointed. After hearing the Buerson I was very impressed with solid state amps in this price range. Can't wait to here it.
post #159 of 831
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Originally Posted by thebasso View Post
After hearing the Buerson I was very impressed with solid state amps in this price range. Can't wait to here it.
If you can manage to compare the Burson and the Concerto you'll get a couple of beers on me mate
post #160 of 831

Review: Meier Audio Concerto headphone amp

yes thebasso, that would be way cool;(and if you needed a disc or two let me know, maybe we could swap?), as I am really looking forward to your impressions......
when I got my Aria it seemed like it should be there the next day, every day, for a week........but I was very pleased after burn in..
post #161 of 831

Pictures?

Can anyone provide some full size pictures of the Concerto? - front, back and maybe inside. Also with size comparisons to headphones. Thanks!
post #162 of 831
Well, mine was ordered this morning. I am truly looking forward to getting this amp. Can't stop drooling over the spec page on Meiers web site.
post #163 of 831
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Originally Posted by spartan123 View Post
Well, mine was ordered this morning. I am truly looking forward to getting this amp. Can't stop drooling over the spec page on Meiers web site.
x2... especially since I am now ampless!
post #164 of 831
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post
Can anyone provide some full size pictures of the Concerto? - front, back and maybe inside. Also with size comparisons to headphones. Thanks!
The only pictures of the Concerto's internals I know of are those published by 6moons (6moons audio reviews: Meier Audio Corda Concerto). They provide a good idea of the build quality but contain no information about the scale/size.
post #165 of 831
The 6 Moons article is very interesting. I did not know Jan farmed these out to China for manufacturing (I have no issue with that by the way). The internals look spotless.
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