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I enjoy the concerto very much with my Edition 8. Completely agree with AiDee's characterization of its sound. It is a fast amp for sure. I replaced the opamps in the concerto to the AD797BN and it took it to a whole new level. Also going to try the LME49990 :-)

 

I am curious about the classic though. Might try it one of these days. Comments about the soundstage and fuller sound have me interested.

Hey - that sounds interresting. I would love to try the AD797BN. Can you say a little bit more about the differences to the stock OPAMPS?

 

How many OPAMPS does the Concerto have? It is 5 right?

post #212 of 310
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Hey - that sounds interresting. I would love to try the AD797BN. Can you say a little bit more about the differences to the stock OPAMPS?

 

How many OPAMPS does the Concerto have? It is 5 right?

 

6 opamps. The 797BN is a very open sounding, fast and detailed opamp. In comparison the 797A although very good in and of itself has a slightly compressed stage but perhaps with slightly better bass. 

post #213 of 310
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6 opamps. The 797BN is a very open sounding, fast and detailed opamp. In comparison the 797A although very good in and of itself has a slightly compressed stage but perhaps with slightly better bass. 

OK thanks. Faster and more details. That sounds like something worth trying. I can live without some bass since I am not a bass addict. OPAMPS are usually very cheap so I will try to find 6 pcs of those here in the EU. 

post #214 of 310
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OK thanks. Faster and more details. That sounds like something worth trying. I can live without some bass since I am not a bass addict. OPAMPS are usually very cheap so I will try to find 6 pcs of those here in the EU. 

Yes the BN version is a bit rare. Make sure you get genuine ones. There are a number of sellers from china selling em but not sure if they're authentic. I got mine (and a spare set) from another head-fier. 

post #215 of 310

Anyone got Meyer Corda Head 6 for sale ??  :)

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Did anyone try using the Classic to drive HE 500 , how do they pair ?


Edited by punit - 1/3/14 at 8:57pm
post #217 of 310

Works well, very well.

post #218 of 310

Confirmed, Really does work well.:L3000:

post #219 of 310

Jan has a 'sale-action' on at the moment. http://www.meier-audio.homepage.t-online.de/ I wish that I had more euros stashed away.

post #220 of 310
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Did anyone try using the Classic to drive HE 500 , how do they pair ?

Listening to my He-500s on a Corda Classic/DACCORD stack as I type this.  Oh, it most certainly works well!

post #221 of 310

Did a A/B between Lyr & Meier Classic using HE 500, source was Audio GD NFB 7 with Mac Mini running Pure Music & Wav files. IMHO the Meier Classic is better than the Lyr for driving the HE 500. Better dynamics (more fun, exciting to listen to) & slightly bigger sound stage. I was keeping the Lyr around only for the HE 500, looks like might not be needing it anymore.

post #222 of 310

& then switched to HD 800......& after 30 mins to TH 900. Drives all of them with aplomb. What a versatile amp...

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Did a A/B between Lyr & Meier Classic using HE 500, source was Audio GD NFB 7 with Mac Mini running Pure Music & Wav files. IMHO the Meier Classic is better than the Lyr for driving the HE 500. Better dynamics (more fun, exciting to listen to) & slightly bigger sound stage. I was keeping the Lyr around only for the HE 500, looks like might not be needing it anymore.


What tubes were you using in the Lyr? Just out of curiosity...

post #224 of 310

using Amperex Orange Globes & have Bugle Boys in the mail...

post #225 of 310
^ The Lyr is an entirely different beast dependent on tubes - very responsive to rolling. Those are pretty fair tubes but I wouldn't be too quick to draw conclusions. OTOH the tubes that work best with the Lyr got driven to astronomical prices then became unobtainable!

However, I agree - the Classic is a superb and versatile amp. Full bodied (meaning balanced tone from bass to highs), neither dry nor wet, nice soundstage and good dynamics. I'm mostly into tubes these days but the Classic is the reference point I use to help tune and periodically re-calibrate my Decwares.
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