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What speakers do you have - can you bi-amp? Run the 500MB for the bass only?

I have Usher Floorstanding speakers (http://www.audioreview.com/cat/speakers/floorstanding-speakers/usher/x-929/prd_327543_1594crx.aspx)

Yes I can bi-amp them but other things involved, most annoying is mismatch of wattage. While 500MBs drive lows with 1k@4ohm (my speakers have 4ohm) highs driven with SLI-80, I guess thats what you mean.. I have also tried 500MBs with an active pre-amp, driving Ushers with 1K watts,very intrestingly, SLI-80 still shines in all respects..Your Rega speakers also great..British+US match ..Placement friendly speakers...

post #242 of 249
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What speakers do you have - can you bi-amp? Run the 500MB for the bass only?

weird, my reply blocked by the modrator for I have quoted a web page address, I guess...

post #243 of 249

Cary Audio does offer the HH1 Headphone amp and it's affordable.

post #244 of 249
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Just posted a review comparing the SLI-80 Signature with the Leben CS300XS for headphone use:

 

http://www.headphoneer.com/cary-sli-80-sig-vs-leben-cs300-xs-review/

post #245 of 249

Very interesting read Chris. I really loved the Golden Lion KT88's paired with the 596's and some Jan Sylvania 6SN7's in the 80. Golden Iion 6922's up front. So far my most dynamic tube combo.

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Very interesting read Chris. I really loved the Golden Lion KT88's paired with the 596's and some Jan Sylvania 6SN7's in the 80. Golden Iion 6922's up front. So far my most dynamic tube combo.

Glad you got something out of it smily_headphones1.gif Unfortunately, I haven't rolled enough tubes to be certain I have squeezed all the greatness neither of these amps surely can offer, but I do feel they have different characters. I'd love to see those dual 596 in my Cary, though.. biggrin.gif
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Mighty beautiful!
post #249 of 249

OK... So the SLI-80 is going in for UPGRADES!!!

 

Hexfeds, Greyhill Switch V-CAPS and more....Basically it is going in for the Ultimate Edition treatment.

 

Woot!

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