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    Keith's Dream Amplifier Thread

    May I ask you which models of Soulution and Audionet and would you put all of them in the same “ basket” or there were still some differences among them ?
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    Keith's Dream Amplifier Thread

    If budget is illimited , Dart mono !
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    As an YG owner myself ( Sonja 2.2 and had Sonja 2.3 during 4 months) , I can jump in . I tried five different stereo power amps ( Luxman m900,CH M1.1,Accuphase A70,Dart 108,Soulution 711) with their respective (active) preamps and did some mix and match. My Dac output is flexible: 2V or 6V (...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    I totally agree that YG speakers like juice ! After 4 months with the Sonja 2.3 and now 2 with the Sonja 2.2 , I am still in the "dark" regarding the preamp/amp choice . Good luck in your quest . Might be even more challenging than the speakers ‘ choice ! ;)
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    Congratulations Keith ! Welcome to the YG family!
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    Anyone know 'Converted into Sound' online shop?

    Never dealt with this company but I am seeing regular ads from them in local second hand forum at obviously very very tempting prices ( 30-50% cheaper than the best second hand price ). Too good to be true?
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    Sablon USB cable - 2020 model

    It has been a week now that I received a bunch of cables from Mark ( that I thank again for this opportunity) : the new USB cable unpowered version, a pair of RCA cables and a King PC. The USB cable being my priority, this the one I mainly tested for the time being and I concur with all the...
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    Looking for a different preamp for Gryphon Mephisto

    In the Dart mono thread I did a quick comparison of 3 preamps I recently demoed in my system with their respective power amps and did a bit of mix and match as well : CH L1+X1, Soulution 725,Dart mk2 ( mk1 upgrade) All excellent preamps , with resolution and transparency, all at a high price...
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    thinking to buy Luxman M900u mono , what other similar amps should i look? for Focal Maestro

    Assuming the lack of bass is not coming from speakers positioning indeed, if you are looking for amps with incredible dynamics and power then Soulution 711 is a very good choice and it s not sounding harsh . Luxman is gd as well and another brand which could give you what you are looking for ...
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    New 468 monos

    Yes I tried L1+X1 .As the testing period was short I did not try L1 without X1. I have been able to compare 3 top swiss preamps : L1x1, Dart and Soulution 725.(and I used to have Accuphase c2850) In a nutshell, all fantastic preamps with great drive and transparency . Soulution : a lot of drive...
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    New 468 monos

    Actually I already tried the CH P combo and the Dart combo ( but the stereo amp not the monobloc yet.) For different reasons, the power amps were not a gd match with my setup but both preamps were top notch with the CH P being slightly more transparent and dynamic ( and versatile) so my...
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    New 468 monos

    Hello all, It has been a relative long time I did not post on wbf but I am still actively looking for the "perfect" amp /preamp matching my YG Sonja 2.2 (which finally arrived!). I have been able to listen to several top (Swiss and Japanese ) amps (will detail more on my thread ) and Dart...
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    New speaker choice

    Being a recent buyer of YG Sonja , I can only recommend them . I never listened to Borresen so can not give any points of comparison. Among the other brands I can recommend : Avantgarde Duo ( if you have the room for them), Wilson Benesch.
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    Antipodes CX+EX

    I can concur that Antipodes CX+EX is a great digital source. I switched from Aurender then Melco with Lumin as well and the combo which gave me the fuller, deepest sound was the Antipodes combo. To me CXEX combo is one of the best digital source, extremely flexible on top of that, and the best...
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    YG Hailey 2.2, Magico M2 or Avantgarde Duo XD ?

    Unfortunately Audionet is not... 99% chance to finish with a Swiss front gear. Let’s see which one...
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    YG Hailey 2.2, Magico M2 or Avantgarde Duo XD ?

    I did listen to the CR1 years ago and it was definitely an excellent speaker giving you transparency, dynamics, accuracy. At the same time,it’s a revealing speaker so needs a careful setup. My room being on the « bright » side , I decided not to pursue. The new TAD floorstander is said to be...
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    Cybershaft new top model 10M clocks : UPOCXO-OP20A/OP21A

    I concur. I have the 75ohm version . Those are great cables !
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    Grandioso K1X - the two Esoteric "Revolutions" installed!

    Looking forward to it but if price of Grandioso K1X+ external power supply is getting too close of P1X + D1x...
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    YG Hailey 2.2, Magico M2 or Avantgarde Duo XD ?

    Did not. Not widely distributed here.
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    YG Hailey 2.2, Magico M2 or Avantgarde Duo XD ?

    Despite the chaotic situation in HK, the Darts arrived safely home ! Unfortunately the demo went short, I could not make it work.... First I tried the zeel connection and got a terrible buzz sound. I switched to rca and then xlr it was better but could hear a hiss on my speakers. I finally...
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    YG Hailey 2.2, Magico M2 or Avantgarde Duo XD ?

    Quick update on my amp’s journey: 1) Soulution series 7 gears have been returned. It Seems I am not the only customer of the dealer hahaha... Might be only a temporary goodbye. 2) Pending my final choice I have been granted a Luxman M900u+ Soulution series 5 preamp on loan. Can I live with...
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    Headphone King of Soundstage?

    I am more inclined to try Abyss first as I believe it will be a better partner of my Utopia.
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    Headphone King of Soundstage?

    Thanks. Very interesting! I definitely need to give Abyss a try !
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    Power amp - where to go from here...

    Yes great list ! I am also looking for a preamp/amp combo and some of the gears listed were also on my list. I recently listened to Gryphon,Constellation ( both with Magico) , Soulution series 5 and 7, Luxman m900u ( with YG) , Ch Precision A1.5 and M1.1 ( with Wilson speakers), Dag progression...
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    Headphone King of Soundstage?

    Did you ever try the Focal Utopia ? This is the headphone I am using for two years now and I am enjoying it very much! I quickly demoed the RAAL : extremely transparent and fast but indeed the (relative) lack of bass bothered me . However it was a quick demo so no definitive judgement. The...
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    Swiss High End 2019: 26th and 27th of October

    Thanks for your reports. It’s a pity for the show if most of the rooms were (very) disappointing...
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    Swiss High End 2019: 26th and 27th of October

    Hello Any report(s) from this show? With all the TOTL Swiss audio brands and the others it must have been an amazing show with great systems?
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    A new star in 2019 : Innuos Statement Server

    I have no doubt you have a top digital system and again the Statement is excellent ( we have now reached an excellent level on the servers side with many innovative brands) . If you have the opportunity, give a try to the SGM. You should not be disappointed whatever your sound preference !
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    A new star in 2019 : Innuos Statement Server

    Well with the Innuos as a source I only compared vs the Totaldac. With other sources vs dCS Vivaldi DAC +upsampler+clock , Lampizator Pacific,CH P C1+X1 and Esoteric K01xs. Chord Dave by itself is good ( very transparent, airy, gd instrument separation ) but not on the same league than the TOTL...

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