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    First Sounds: Grand Prix Audio Monaco 2.0

    Here is more information and some comparison of the GPA Monaco 1.5 with the 2.0, along with brief sonic impressions.
    At The Audio Beat: First Sounds: Grand Prix Audio Monaco 2.0.

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    See my Mahler thread here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tima View Post
    Here is more information and some comparison of the GPA Monaco 1.5 with the 2.0, along with brief sonic impressions.
    At The Audio Beat: First Sounds: Grand Prix Audio Monaco 2.0.

    i own a monaco 1.5 with triplanar

    my friend and i think its special
    "An audiophile is only done when they go to the great brick and mortar store in the sky"

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    Quote Originally Posted by awsmone View Post
    i own a monaco 1.5 with triplanar

    my friend and i think its special
    I have a 1.0... and it is special too . My dealer is upgrading his to a 2.0, so in a few weeks I'll get to hear the 2.0 in my system vs my 1.0
    Speakers: Rockport Altair 2
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    Phono: Grand Prix Monaco TT, Spiral Groove Centroid, Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement v2, Nagra VPS/VFS/MPS
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    The latest Tone Audio PDF is out and the reviewer rates the Monaco 2.0 as the best ever turntable.
    Turntable/Arm - Yamaha GT 2000/Yamaha YSA-1
    Cartridge - Soundsmith The Voice(Ebony)
    Phono stage - Moon LP 5.3
    Preamp - Hornshoppe The Truth
    Speakers - KRK Expose E8B Mastering Monitors

    Turntable support counts as another component. 21 Clearaudio Magix and more.

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    Yes read that
    Interesting that was with the triplanar, which I have

    Can you upgrade the Monaco to 2.0?
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    Quote Originally Posted by awsmone View Post
    Yes read that
    Interesting that was with the triplanar, which I have

    Can you upgrade the Monaco to 2.0?
    Yes. Details on Grand Prix audio website

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    Thanks

    Contacted them

    Upgrade 20k but u cannot have the clamp system as part of upgrade

    New is 37k
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    I don't like clamps. Weight? sure, but not clamps. Not a bother for some of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awsmone View Post
    Thanks

    Contacted them

    Upgrade 20k but u cannot have the clamp system as part of upgrade

    New is 37k
    Sir,

    May I ask. Is the armbase part of the carbonfiber plinth?

    Kind regards,
    Tang

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    When u order it you tell them what armboard you want

    This is delivered with it

    The armboards are very substantial

    You can order other arm boards, the 4 point is readily available for example

    Obviously alternate armboard are not cheap

    They are relatively easy to replace

    I find the triplanar is an excellent match

    If I didn't already own 2 triplanar arms, I would order a 4 point ne plus ultra pivoted arm
    "An audiophile is only done when they go to the great brick and mortar store in the sky"

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