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    Tobian Soundsystems - Switzerland

    I traded my pair of Verity Amadis S against the 12 FH and that`s it. No money added on my part. I have downsized substantially and have no longer the Tobian speakers or very expensive electronics. Very happy with more affordable gear and feel that I do not miss expensive high end devices at...
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    Tobian Soundsystems - Switzerland

    I bought a demo pair, fully broken in. JP
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    Looking for a more organic dac

    If you (I am obviously) only are using the USB input I can absolutely recommend the Computer Audio Design (CAD) dac. Outstanding dac, very organic and musical sounding device. JP
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    New speaker choice

    I have the Nenuphar with a Triode Lab EVO 2A3 integrated. These are truly outstanding speakers! I have owned Kharma, Verity, Kaiser etc and have used all in the same dedicated listening room. I am tempted to say that I have never enjoyed my system as I am now. Been in this hobby for 40 years...
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    Giant Custom Horn Systems - How they sound and issues with sonics

    Please tell them that they must remove the plastic on the lampshade :). Stunning room/view. JP
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    Speakers for Kondo Ongaku... Please Help

    I am a very happy owner of the Cube Audio Nenuphar speakers. I am using them with a Triode Lab integrated amp with 4 watts with among other superb tubes the Psvane Acme 2A3. I have used Kaiser, Kharma, Verity etc speakers in my dedicated listening room. My current system lets me connect with...
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    Jonathan Valin says the Soulution 760 DAC is the best he's ever heard. Your Thoughts?

    JV reviewed the MSB many issues ago and really liked it. It opened a door for him reg how good digital playback can sound if I remember correctly. If he likes the Soulution even better, well then it is his opinion. JP
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    AVALON SAGA Review In HIFICRITIC

    What`s ridiculous is that you want one of us paying subscribers of this magazine to send you the review so that you can read it for free.... You can buy a pair of the Saga but cannot pay GBP 22,-? The mag is ad free and get’s its income from us subscribers. JP
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    Best EL34 amps

    I am using my Nenuphar Mini with the Viva Audio Classico 300B amp with Psvane ACME 300B tubes, it sounds fantastic. No aggresiveness what so ever, just great sound all the way. Open, organic and (almost) full range. One can not expect miracles from an 8 inch driver.
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    Best Small Horn speaker? Horn speaker lovers. (Piano sound)

    I have these, they are superb: 12FH | Fullrange Hornspeaker | Tobian Soundsystems (tobian-soundsystems.com) JP
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    Tobian Soundsystems - Switzerland

    Congrats on what I am sure is an amazing preamp. Gunther most certainly knows what he is doing! Superb products. I can firmly recommend the Tobian 12 FH speakers, crazy good! Enjoy your system. JP
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    Tobian Soundsystems - Switzerland

    I am a very happy owner of the Tobian 12 FH speakers, IMO the best speakers I have had in my listening room by far. Superb craftmanship and Mr Tobian is a very friendly and competent person. JP
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    Hello from Seattle

    Welcome :). I am also looking forward to some « horny talking». Your system is looking great and I love the color. The Viva amps are also great stuff. JP
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    Japanese Audio: How do the best compare?

    Good amps, but nowhere near Kondo or the other exotic brands mentioned here. But they do sound "tubelike"... JP
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    Amp and Pre for Sorastro

    I have used Gryphon with Verity Amadis S and it was a great combination. Even though Verity speakers are quite sensitive they need power to really shine and sound as dynamic as they can. Trust me on this :). Good luck. JP
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    Amp and Pre for Sorastro

    Verity are great speakers. The Gryphon integrated amps are sounding very good with Verity, the Diablo 120 and the 300. The 300 is the better amp because it runs more in Class A than the 120. Very smooth sounding amps with great amounts of power. JP
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    Visit to Audiophile Bill to hear his horns project

    Superb job, they are looking great. I have my first pair of horn speakers myself after 35 years + and well designed horn speakers are indeed sounding great. Warm, smooth, dynamic and very open. Good luck.
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    Kondo Overture

    Hi. Well, there are a lot of great ampifiers out there, but very difficult to audition them all :). Yes I know about the Genus and I am sure that this is a great amp. JP
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    Kondo Overture

    Thanks. Like I said, a horn/SET based system is a complete new direction for me. And I regret that I haven`t done it before! The Kondo Overture is in my neighbourhood and I am trying it to hear what a Kondo can sound like with my speakers. This amp is equipped with very good tubes, I have never...
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    Kondo Overture

    I am sure that they are very good, but they are also very expensive. JP
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    Kondo Overture

    Opinions will of course differ when asking these kind of questions, thank you all. My speakers are Swiss made and of very high quality, 99 dB sens. I need only 5-7 watts and will try the Overture over the weekend. I am also thinking about the new Audio Note UK Meishu Tonmeister with 300B tubes...
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    Kondo Overture

    I am considering a version1 of this integrated amplifier. Does anybody have any experiences with this amp? Problems of any kind? Should be a very high quality device, any feedback is welcome. I have the Tobian Acoustics 12 FH horn speakers so power is not an issue of course. JP
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    the time of day has lost much of it's relevance. seems a bit disorienting to me. but i'm warming up to it.

    In Norway everything has been shut down. restaurants, hotels, schools, universties and most people are working from their homes. So far 300.000 people have lost their jobs. Pop about 5,3 mill. Fortunately Norway is a very rich country and the government is giving a lot of support. But this will...
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    Gryphon Diablo Integrated Amplifier Owners

    I have the Verity Amadis S speakers. 93 dB, min 3,5 Ohm. But they are not a difficult load. Although I think my Diablo 250 is exellent the new integrateds are supposed to be even better. I have a dedicated room, not to large. I listen at normal levels. Does it make and sense to buy the 300 or...
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    Gryphon Diablo Integrated Amplifier Owners

    I am using the original Diablo 250 and it is a superb amp. The 120 and 300 are supposed to be even better, but I am extremely happy with mine. Gryphon equipment are sensitive to cables, I can firmly recommend the Gryphon cables as well. Good luck.
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    Beyond Stereophile and TAS

    ROY Gregory is still around and so is Hifi+ :).
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    Best contemporary speaker under $100k for Lamm ML2.x type amplifiers?

    Verity Audio Sarastro, Great speakers and a relatively easy amp load as well.
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    Three crazy friend

    When I had a lot of tubes in my listening room I almost had to listen naked during the summer months. And this is in Norway :)

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