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    I plan to upgrade my Devialet d premiers to a 1000 pro system
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    They're quite spectacular with a pair of Ayre MX-R Twenties.

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    To refresh this discussion, I've had G1's on home demo over the weekend, along with a couple of other speakers, and a Vitus SS-103 and Berning Quadrature Z's. To my mind (and that of my friend who travelled to Munich with me, along with the Vitus dealer), the Vivid / Vitus combination is not as good as we'd hoped. Vitus are not particularly "quick" amps, and the very slightly laid-back nature of the Vivids lays this bare, resulting in a loss of detail, particularly around the leading edge of notes.
    Vivid / Berning, however, is a different matter. These amps are lightening quick, and so the detail is all there. As well as this, they have plenty of drive and depth to them, as well as a very natural timbre. A stunning combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heihei View Post
    ?..... and the very slightly laid-back nature of the Vivids lays this bare, resulting in a loss of detail, particularly around the leading edge of notes. Vivid / Berning, however, is a different matter. These amps are lightening quick, and so the detail is all there. As well as this, they have plenty of drive and depth to them, as well as a very natural timbre. A stunning combination.
    My speakers, lightly modded Benesch ACT, have a similar character and the Quadratures work like a charm on them. Hopefully you are using the xlr input on them as I found this to sound much better than the rca one, though this may also be down to the output of my dac preferring this also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sablon Audio View Post
    My speakers, lightly modded Benesch ACT, have a similar character and the Quadratures work like a charm on them. Hopefully you are using the xlr input on them as I found this to sound much better than the rca one, though this may also be down to the output of my dac preferring this also.
    Interesting as I also have a pair of Wilson Benesch Endeavours on demo, coupled with a Torus sub. I don't like the Endeavour + Sub combination - once you hear the split between them it is hard to ignore. The upper frequencies are very good, so hope to try them with the new Resolution speakers.
    Yes am using XLR.

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    Oh that is often the case with adding subs! We used the Giya G1 in a very large auditorium in Munich last year and it energised the room well. There is much to like about this speaker and I suspect the extra harmonic structure from a tube amp would work well with the metal drivers.
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    I'm looking for some updates on these setups. The CAT/Spirit combo? Any one ever hear naim and vivid together, looking hard at the G3's? Using Revel/Joseph now.

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    I'm over at Vivid tomorrow to heard the Spirit again, and perhaps G1 / G2. I'll ask if they have any experience of matching with Naim amps.

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    I will be listening to G3 with CAT this Sunday. Have heard with Luxman, Ypsilon, Spectral so far, Luxman the best. Have also heard a MCH which was better than the stereo.
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    Have found my matching amp with my vivid giya G2;it has become the luxman M900 poweramp and i am quit happy with it.My next upgrade will be to change my accuphase c2410 pre amp to the luxman C900 u pre amp��

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