Riviera Labs AFM-100 SE Class A Monoi amplifiers- something new and different

Unpacked and started the process on Friday with the Divin Noblesse /Sovereigns/Riviera Labs electronics /Wadax Digital system set up
 
OK so when do you announce u are the Riviera distributor/importer?
 
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OK so when do you announce u are the Riviera distributor/importer?
That isn't going to happens since they already ahve a distributor in the US, Tone Imports. If it was available to me I would certainly put my money where my mouth is. I am however a dealer for their great gear and I have become a huge fan as well
 
Unpacked and started the process on Friday with the Divin Noblesse /Sovereigns/Riviera Labs electronics /Wadax Digital system set up

Elliot, now that the AFM100SE monos have clocked some time driving both the Divin Marquis and Divin Noblesse in your room, would you like to share any comparisons of how they drive the two speakers? Would be interesting to hear what you learned about the amps by trying speakers with differing output levels and impedance curves.
 
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Elliot, now that the AFM100SE monos have clocked some time driving both the Divin Marquis and Divin Noblesse in your room, would you like to share any comparisons of how they drive the two speakers? Would be interesting to hear what you learned about the amps by trying speakers with differing output levels and impedance curves.
THe amps have no issues driving either speaker. The feel they have is like they have unlimited power. There is no effort or strain on either of the speakers at any level that I have played in my room. BTW I don't baby my system and play all kinds of music at the levels that I feel are realistic .
I have played three different speakers and all worked flawlessly.
I also tried the Stenheim 3 SE before they were moved in the other new soundroom we have.
 
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After living with these amps for a few months I can say that so far they do it all. I have recently taken my Wadax to level 4 status and the system is just doing it like never before. I have played the system for quite a few people I know and clients and they all agree. This never happens but it has. I still prefer the Noblesse of course but both of my speakers love the amps and the better the source the more you are able to hear what the electronics , cables and speakers can do.
 
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So after living with these amps and preamp for a while now there are some additional thoughts I have.
One , they don't take a really long time to be at full sound quality after turn on.. I really like this since I would prefer not to leave them on 24/7 which I do with most electronics. They do not have lots of tubes and certainly not the crazy expensive tubes but nontheless they have those little cylinders that glow in the dark. These electronics seem to have no limits as far as them just playing everything at any level that I want too. I have not pushed to find the limit but the fact that I have not found it over this period and playing the system, with different speakers, music and listeners is in my mind proof enough for me that they can do it and do it big time.
I also like the understated size and look of them. They can be moved without hiring a "crew" they are simple to operate and so far they are bulletproof. These things mean a lot to me.
 
Riviera Labs AFM-100 SE Class A
This 100w class A amplifier in Gobel listening room was very beautiful sounding.

It was musical and transparent
 
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