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post #46 of 827
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Originally Posted by Leonardo_BVB View Post
Anyway, I'll see how the Lehmann compares with my GS SOLO.
I wait for your comparing

I own a »green« Solo too - and compared Solo with Grace, Solo is a bit warmer, Grace a bit more neutral and dry in bass.

I mod my Solo with an NS LME49720HA OPA - I recommand to give this mod a chance

With D7000 the difference are more hearable as with K701
post #47 of 827
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Originally Posted by FritzS View Post
I wait for your comparing

I own a »green« Solo too - and compared Solo with Grace, Solo is a bit warmer, Grace a bit more neutral and dry in bass.

I mod my Solo with an NS LME49720HA OPA - I recommand to give this mod a chance

With D7000 the difference are more hearable as with K701
Thanks for the recommendation FritzS.
I use the solo with the PSU1 rather than with the "green" switched PSU (it gives more solidity to the sound). I "filter" the sound after the DAC with a valves buffer with 2 KenRads 6SN7GT before it reaches the headamp. The buffer allows me to tailor the sound in whichever way I fancy by simply changing the valves (I have a big collection of matched 6SN7s). On top of that the Satgedac is very flexible (see my reviews in the Stagedac thread). I'm looking forward to see if the Lehmann can extract even more detail and drive my cans even better than the Solo. It is hard to imagine being better but I have a long experience of being surprised. I could not believe that the Denon D7000 could be touched until I had my Grados Gs1000i. God they are good!
post #48 of 827
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Originally Posted by Leonardo_BVB View Post
Thanks for the recommendation FritzS.
I use the solo with the PSU1 rather than with the "green" switched PSU (it gives more solidity to the sound). I "filter" the sound after the DAC with a valves buffer with 2 KenRads 6SN7GT before it reaches the headamp. The buffer allows me to tailor the sound in whichever way I fancy by simply changing the valves (I have a big collection of matched 6SN7s). On top of that the Satgedac is very flexible (see my reviews in the Stagedac thread). I'm looking forward to see if the Lehmann can extract even more detail and drive my cans even better than the Solo. It is hard to imagine being better but I have a long experience of being surprised. I could not believe that the Denon D7000 could be touched until I had my Grados Gs1000i. God they are good!
Lehmann BCL + StageDAC is certainly an interesting approach which I really like to move to. Let me know, if you post any review or comment. I would really love to hear yours.
post #49 of 827
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Lehmann BCL + StageDAC is certainly an interesting approach which I really like to move to. Let me know, if you post any review or comment. I would really love to hear yours.
Sure Kenta, no problem. I'll try do do a decent comparison soon. I know you were also interested in the Lehmann. I see in your signature that you finally did not buy the Stagedac and bought the Symphony instead!
post #50 of 827
I don't know if this is relevant here, but how would this amp compare to the Goldpoint pro, or burson 160 or BCA thingee? I am looking to get a nice amp this summer to replace my LD MK5, that would last a year or two... or even more if possible. The next step up would be balanced.

I really like Meier products, but I do want to make the "best" choice.
post #51 of 827
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Originally Posted by sokolov91 View Post
(...) I do want to make the "best" choice.
Like all of us.
post #52 of 827
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Like all of us.
*Facepalm* :P
post #53 of 827
When and where can we get the Concerto?

DC
post #54 of 827
Thread Starter 
From Meier Audio - the site says March/April availability.
post #55 of 827
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Overture

(...) The Concerto, the newest amp from Meier Audio, is essentially equivalent to tAlso, my review loaner was a prototype, which is 100% representative of the final production except for the top case (...)
So the top case in final product will be different? Do You know how it will look like?
post #56 of 827
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So the top case in final product will be different? Do You know how it will look like?
I do not, sorry. What Jan told me was the unit I have has an iron top case, and the production units will have aluminum. This is better, so if anything, the final production could sound even slightly better.
post #57 of 827
6moons always pops open things for an internals look. Can't we have that here?
post #58 of 827
I think we can't have
post #59 of 827
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I think we can't have
Jan usually asks reviewers not to post any pictures of the internals. I believe he has had some bad experiences with people stealing his designs that led him to this policy.
post #60 of 827
that and skylab makes it a policy not to take internal picks of products he reviews, not just meier amps.
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