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Thread: CH Precision A1 VS Viva Aurora mono

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    Can i ask are your ribbon speakers true ribbons or quasi ribbons
    And do they use a transformer ?

    would help understand amplifier requirements
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    Monos were SM 011 fed with siltech ruby double crown power cords - yes Absolares are 845

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    Quote Originally Posted by pweg View Post
    not wanting to be difficult i dont think we can make generalisations about brands and topologies like we do
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    I think there are too many variables and actually too may differences even within brands to generalise one thing over another and unfortunately at the end of the day we just have try everything in situ. Its a pain and its annoying and sometimes expensive, but its the only way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pweg View Post
    Monos were SM 011 fed with siltech ruby double crown power cords - yes Absolares are 845
    While I initially liked the SM 011's once i started to compare them the weaknesses were easily revealed and as you state. If you want to stick with Vitus, the SS-103 is waaaay better and same money.
    Away from Vitus, I can recommend Berning Quadrature Z's at the same money. It is the most transparent, natural-sounding amp I demo'd so I bought a pair. Otherwise I'd agree that Constellation gets closest of the stuff I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awsmone View Post
    Ron

    Can i ask are your ribbon speakers true ribbons or quasi ribbons
    And do they use a transformer ?

    would help understand amplifier requirements
    Pendragon uses what is more correctly referred to as a planar magnetic driver rather than a true ribbon. It is a pretty flat 4-6 ohm without transformers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awsmone View Post
    Ron

    Can i ask are your ribbon speakers true ribbons or quasi ribbons
    And do they use a transformer ?

    would help understand amplifier requirements
    I think it is a quasi-ribbon (not attached only at the top and at the bottom).

    I do not think there is a transformer.
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    Now i am very happy because when i told i sold 2 Kondo Souga to replace with CH and CH amp,now M1 mono,are better than all tube i had in my life some was thinking i became crazy,but i read now in CH forum what Priator wrote :

    "M1 drives my NOLA CGR,speaker designed around tubes,better than any tube amp i have ever heard.

    So i am happy because at least there are 2 crazy in this forum and not i alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by gian60 View Post
    Now i am very happy because when i told i sold 2 Kondo Souga to replace with CH and CH amp,now M1 mono,are better than all tube i had in my life some was thinking i became crazy,but i read now in CH forum what Priator wrote :

    "M1 drives my NOLA CGR,speaker designed around tubes,better than any tube amp i have ever heard.

    So i am happy because at least there are 2 crazy in this forum and not i alone
    You are still the craziest Gian, you have gone through more gear than underwear
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    I WAS JOCKING

    I had a lot of beautiful thing in my life and after 40 years i can tell there are a lot of fantastic product,expensive and also not a lot of expensive,only problem is do the right chain
    I had Tube preamp Yamamura,Dissanayake more than amazing,Audiotekne and Souga amp also,a lot of i never listen like AC,Trafomatic,Wavac top,Lampizator,for example
    I remember i had in 1990/92 preamp mono Dennesen Gold,for that time was amazing
    So we are talking and joking and trial,but we can do a lot of very beautiful system at any price

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    I know Gian, that said, Jocking is a good pun on underwear
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