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post #16 of 4888
I would say so. It won't be better....
post #17 of 4888
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I would say so. It won't be better....
And is that a good match for them?
post #18 of 4888
Thread Starter 
Unfortunately I haven't had time to try it with my K702s. I've read that the Lehmann is an excellent match though so it should be the same with the M-Stage.
post #19 of 4888
The LBC and 701 have been out for a long time. There must be plenty of reviews on the net and this forum. It may give you an idea if the M-Stage is a match for you.
post #20 of 4888

I'm in.

Thanks for the good review. I'm ordering one. I'll have to wait a few weeks but that's the penance the audio gods have handed down for listening to my HD600s directly from my computer sound card.
post #21 of 4888
I ordered mine last night, and they have a new batch being produced right now; I was told they would be ready to ship between the 15th and 18th of March. Just in time for my birthday.
post #22 of 4888
Damn you damn you

I had made up my mind what amp I was going to get next, Sheer Audio HA-006+ dynalo. Then this comes along.

I prefer the look of the sheer and by looking at the photos I think it might have the better build quality than the matrix but the matrix is cheaper.
If the matrix does sound like a linear then it should be a step up from the dynalo,

I have no way of listen to them first and if I get both I am afraid of getting stung for duties on both items, which I would loath.
post #23 of 4888
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Damn you damn you

I had made up my mind what amp I was going to get next, Sheer Audio HA-006+ dynalo. Then this comes along.

I prefer the look of the sheer and by looking at the photos I think it might have the better build quality than the matrix but the matrix is cheaper.
If the matrix does sound like a linear then it should be a step up from the dynalo,

I have no way of listen to them first and if I get both I am afraid of getting stung for duties on both items, which I would loath.

Sorry!

I looked up the Sheer and it looks pretty nice, I'm not sure if the build quality is better though. My pics seem to accentuate every piece of dust and such, but the M-Stage really is quite well made. I'm a fan of pretty much all Gilmore designs and I'd have to have a dynalo sitting hee to compare them, but my initial impression is that the M-Stage would be a higher class.

Another issue that I completely forgot (thanks for bringing it up): I did not have to pay any duties or anything, but of course that may not always be the case. The seller marked the value as $70 so if I was charged something it would have been for that amount, though again I'm not familiar with the percentages.

I'm sure you would likely be happy with either amp so don't overthink it, just pick one and be happy!
post #24 of 4888
I have never been taxed for anything coming into the US. I've had items ordered for clients in the thousands USD.
post #25 of 4888
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I have never been taxed for anything coming into the US. I've had items ordered for clients in the thousands USD.
Yeah from reading these boards it looks pretty painless importing stuff into the US, not so in the UK, unless the seller basically lies on the customs slip you will get (insert expletive here)
post #26 of 4888
Can you provide the dimension of this amp it looks quite long
post #27 of 4888
clone laiman?
post #28 of 4888
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Can you provide the dimension of this amp it looks quite long
280 x 110 x 42mm. Probably doesn't include the protruding volume knob.
post #29 of 4888
Thread Starter 
Correct. I'll measure the entire thing, including volume knob and RCA jacks, and get back to you. It's roughly as deep as most of my transports/players though.
post #30 of 4888
BTW thanks for the review, I might order one once all my stuff gets here
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