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post #61 of 121
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Related to that, its what I've always respected about Kevin.  If its crap he'll say so, great he'll say so, indifferent he'll say so.  Friend or foe the impression isn't biased. 

post #62 of 121

The high end Audio-GD amps have always been considered to be very good, you ever think of getting the Master 8? it would even double as an awesome Pre Amp, which youve shown in the past to be interested in.

post #63 of 121
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Interested in is putting it mildly.  I have OFTEN wanted to dump my powered monitors for Adam A5X JUST to get their front volume control and link controls :p  Then I could get any head amp and not wonder how I would manage the speakers.  But until then.  A head amp with pre and a defeat switch is ideal.  The Soloist fits the bill, Mjolnir does minus the defeat I believe, WA2, GS-X, BA.  My problem with the AudioGD gear is size.  Its a massive piece of gear.  Even the Mjolnir is going to suck placement wise.  Narrow and deep is much more desk friendly.

post #64 of 121

its true, if you put long enough legs on a Ref 7.1, it would do for an end table!

post #65 of 121
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Interested in is putting it mildly.  I have OFTEN wanted to dump my powered monitors for Adam A5X JUST to get their front volume control and link controls :p  Then I could get any head amp and not wonder how I would manage the speakers.  But until then.  A head amp with pre and a defeat switch is ideal.  The Soloist fits the bill, Mjolnir does minus the defeat I believe, WA2, GS-X, BA.  My problem with the AudioGD gear is size.  Its a massive piece of gear.  Even the Mjolnir is going to suck placement wise.  Narrow and deep is much more desk friendly.

 

I have to put clamps on my NFB-7 and Master-6 so they don't tip forward because they are too big for my shelves and overhang at the front.

Their size is definitely an issue for many people.


Edited by nigeljames - 7/6/12 at 3:49am
post #66 of 121
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Now close your eyes and imagine its on the left side of your computer desk and not in a rack ;)

post #67 of 121

There is even less space on my computer desk!!

post #68 of 121
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Interested in is putting it mildly.  I have OFTEN wanted to dump my powered monitors for Adam A5X JUST to get their front volume control and link controls :p  Then I could get any head amp and not wonder how I would manage the speakers.  But until then.  A head amp with pre and a defeat switch is ideal.  The Soloist fits the bill, Mjolnir does minus the defeat I believe, WA2, GS-X, BA.  My problem with the AudioGD gear is size.  Its a massive piece of gear.  Even the Mjolnir is going to suck placement wise.  Narrow and deep is much more desk friendly.

 

Two words.....  KRK ERGO       http://krksys.com/krk-ergo.html

Plus you get the bonus of a single volume control for your speakers and a silly little feature called room calibration!

- Oh and it works perfecty fine with a sub as well - it's really quite a flexible device, I couldn't live without mine.


Edited by Jamiee - 7/6/12 at 4:19am
post #69 of 121
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Better word, passive pre or used for $100 ;)  But I'm a minimalist so extra box = bad :p

post #70 of 121

Sure, but (a) the ERGO has a very small footprint and (b) it has room calibration for you speakers.

The room calibration alone is worth the price of admission.

It sure made for a very nice sonic improvement in my setup.

post #71 of 121
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Really don't care if podcasts and game trailers come across calibrated ;)  My speakers are really only for casual media listening.  At $500 w/ built in amps a pair they aren't desktop computer speakers but they aren't worth spending $400 to correct them either.  If I could go again I'd probably get the 501A or more likely the AudioEngine 5.

post #72 of 121

Ah, OK, gotcha!

Yeah I'm running a pair of Dynaudio BM6A MkII's along with a BM9S Sub.

 

If I'm not listening to either my HD800 or LCD-3, then I definitely have the Dynaudio's on  biggrin.gif

post #73 of 121
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Once upon a time I had a real speaker rig, the kind that kills kids if they pull the speaker down on them.  It was great fun and work out ;)  But now with wife and kids the only thing that can really exit speakers is G rated material, which given my preference for punk and alternative... isn't much :D  In other news, still no bloody Senn box.  Sigh, maybe Monday.

post #74 of 121

Lol. yes I have those kinds of speakers in other areas of my condo.

My headphones and studio monitors are strictly at the PC (which is oddly enough where I do most of my listening).

 

If it makes you feel any better (likely not), my Q black silk LCD-3 cable didn't arrive in time for the weekend either frown.gif

post #75 of 121
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Finally completed my deal for the Apex Peak so now the question is... which arrives first :p

 

Anyone know a good 3rd option for the Peak other than the Shuguang Treasure and Tung-Sol?  Be specific, Sylvania is pretty broad to a tube noob like me :D

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