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post #226 of 310

No.  Stax themselves have a whole line of SS amps.  You can also DIY the Kevin Gilmore KGSS/KGSSHV projects.  Eddie Current is rumored to have an SS amps in the works but it likely wouldn't be released for a while.

 

As far as commercial American-made SS amps, I believe the LL is currently the only one on the market.

post #227 of 310

koss esp950 is american made.

post #228 of 310

[smacks head].  Pass their headquarters every day.  

post #229 of 310

OK, I've organized some thoughts on the LL into a more structured review, which has been posted on the product page:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/cavalli-audio-liquid-lightning/reviews/

 

I will update the 200 hour segment once it gets there.

 

Bottom line, I love the amp.

post #230 of 310

However, if your head-fi user name is not Solude and aren’t inclined to use it as a percussion instrument, it likely won’t be an issue for you,

 

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Oh god I laughed pretty hard.

 

Nice insofar. Looking forward to the 200 hour mark.

 

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Originally Posted by mwilson View Post

OK, I've organized some thoughts on the LL into a more structured review, which has been posted on the product page:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/cavalli-audio-liquid-lightning/reviews/

 

I will update the 200 hour segment once it gets there.

 

Bottom line, I love the amp.

 

post #231 of 310

Woot!  Immortalized ;)  I wish I still had the recording I made playing paradiddles :p  If not $3200 I totally would have mounted it on my kit :D

post #232 of 310

Any new comments from the newly-crowned owners of the Liquid Lightning? Looking forward to impressions, either here or at the Cavalli Audio - Liquid Lightning thread, as well as a 200 hours update to the Cavalli Audio Liquid Lightning review...

post #233 of 310

It's good stuff.

post #234 of 310

The 200-hour notes are being worked on, as the audition has morphed into a full-blown mini meet in Boca Raton, where two other Head-Fi'ers and I ran the LL through its paces with some of the finest electrostats known to human ears, and against some other top-notch amps. Give us a few days please. The bottom line is that the LL is doing a mighty fine job and is sure to give the other two main contenders (WES and BHSE) a run for the money.

 

Stay tuned.

 

 

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Any new comments from the newly-crowned owners of the Liquid Lightning? Looking forward to impressions, either here or at the Cavalli Audio - Liquid Lightning thread, as well as a 200 hours update to the Cavalli Audio Liquid Lightning review...

post #235 of 310

Thank you for the update. Truly looking forward to the results of your (and the other head-fiers') expanded audition. I'll definitely stay tuned to this same Bat-Channel...

 

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The 200-hour notes are being worked on, as the audition has morphed into a full-blown mini meet in Boca Raton, where two other Head-Fi'ers and I ran the LL through its paces with some of the finest electrostats known to human ears, and against some other top-notch amps. Give us a few days please. The bottom line is that the LL is doing a mighty fine job and is sure to give the other two main contenders (WES and BHSE) a run for the money.

 

Stay tuned.

 

post #236 of 310

Thank you indeed.  Really interested in the result!

post #237 of 310
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The 200-hour notes are being worked on, as the audition has morphed into a full-blown mini meet in Boca Raton, where two other Head-Fi'ers and I ran the LL through its paces with some of the finest electrostats known to human ears, and against some other top-notch amps. Give us a few days please. The bottom line is that the LL is doing a mighty fine job and is sure to give the other two main contenders (WES and BHSE) a run for the money.

 

Stay tuned.

 

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Originally Posted by Arnaldo View Post

Thank you for the update. Truly looking forward to the results of your (and the other head-fiers') expanded audition. I'll definitely stay tuned to this same Bat-Channel...

 

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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

Thank you indeed.  Really interested in the result!

 

Pairing notes: Cavalli LL, Woo WA-5 w/ WEE, First Watt F1, HE6, Jade, Stax SR-007 mk I, SR-009, SR-507, Lambda Nova Sig.

post #238 of 310

I have a 007 mk I coming in for a 2-week loan from another head-fi'er. I'll give it a thorough listen with the LL and will report back. My initial reaction was that it was similar to the LF/LCD-3 in sound, but that was within the confines of a meet. Having it in-house for 2 weeks will allow me to get a better feel for it.

post #239 of 310
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I have a 007 mk I coming in for a 2-week loan from another head-fi'er. I'll give it a thorough listen with the LL and will report back. My initial reaction was that it was similar to the LF/LCD-3 in sound, but that was within the confines of a meet. Having it in-house for 2 weeks will allow me to get a better feel for it.

 

 

had the LF+LCD3 for a couple of weeks and even with the SRM007T it wasn't even close for me. Just an FYI

post #240 of 310
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had the LF+LCD3 for a couple of weeks and even with the SRM007T it wasn't even close for me. Just an FYI

 

Was it one of the latter versions of the LCD-3s? Agreed the not even close comment but 180 degrees from what your experiences were for me.

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