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My amp collection.

ellisr63

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Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2016, 09:04:49 AM »
DOXA 70.
Never heard of Doxa... I did a search and see they have some nice products. How does it sound? How expensive are they?
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Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2016, 09:07:33 AM »
ELECTROCOMPANIET AMPLIWIRE 100.
I have never owned one, but I am pretty sure I have seen them in the past in HI FI Stores, and at the Hi End Audio Shows.

You have a bunch of amps... Do you have any favorite amps, and what makes them your favorite? 
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Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2016, 11:01:04 AM »
Not familiar with this NAD, but I know NAD makes excellent amps!

The NAD 3020 Series 20 is a must have amp.. Its the safe port when sidetracked.. It will always play music, not the best anything, but everything equally good or bad.. it represents a unike balance. Often Hifi gets off track, so its good to always have a reference point reminding what music is all about..

The rest of the NAD amps are more or less lucky, i have not really had any of them i would be sad to part with Exept the 3020, and maybe the S250 and S300, have 1 nib nos of each of those.. Just as a colectors item, a bit like the Denon PMA S1, amps i find have made a difference in my hifi journey over time.

Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2016, 04:13:49 PM »
Never heard of Doxa... I did a search and see they have some nice products. How does it sound? How expensive are they?

Not sure Doxa is still producing amps.. Its a scool teacher from Norway building them on the kitchen table if i remember right.. I like the old DOXA 70, not heard anything else from his hands i would want.

Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2016, 04:15:06 PM »
I have never owned one, but I am pretty sure I have seen them in the past in HI FI Stores, and at the Hi End Audio Shows.

You have a bunch of amps... Do you have any favorite amps, and what makes them your favorite?

Comming soon..  ;)

Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2016, 04:17:07 PM »
Electro Reserch A75.

Very unike Amp.. Most likely the best amp of its time, and inspiration to some amps ill post later.


Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2016, 04:26:50 PM »
DALI Lectron. Build by Daner Audio Systems, originaly Daner Gravity, and sold to DALI, and was a early prototype for the DALI Gravity amps build for the DALI Megaline speakers.

The Electro Research A75 was the reference amp when building the DALI Lectron, oposit the Electro Research, the Lectron has no feedback loop, its DC servo, and pure 75W Kl A.. Its around 75Kg

Its the only one ever build, finished around 1990.



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Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2016, 04:47:58 PM »
DALI Gravity. 2x100W Kl. A.. Real Kl.A.
My favorite amp of all times, but also a troublesome one to share room with.. Its a giant radiator, and has the ability to make people sweat while listening music.

20 was produced as a statement project together with the DALI Megaline speakers, who needs 2 stereo amps for a set.
There was also a Pre. Amp.. Dali Detal. First and last Amps build by DALI.

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Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2016, 05:23:10 PM »
DALI Lectron. Build by Daner Audio Systems, originaly Daner Gravity, and sold to DALI, and was a early prototype for the DALI Gravity amps build for the DALI Megaline speakers.

The Electro Research A75 was the reference amp when building the DALI Lectron, oposit the Electro Research, the Lectron has no feedback loop, its DC servo, and pure 75W Kl A.. Its around 75Kg

Its the only one ever build, finished around 1990.
That amp is beautiful!
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Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2016, 05:26:10 PM »
DALI Gravity. 2x100W Kl. A.. Real Kl.A.
My favorite amp of all times, but also a troublesome one to share room with.. Its a giant radiator, and has the ability to make people sweat while listening music.

20 was produced as a statement project together with the DALI Megaline speakers, who needs 2 stereo amps for a set.
There was also a Pre. Amp.. Dali Detal. First and last Amps build by DALI.
I had a feeling it would be a Class A amp when you said people would sweat... My only experience with Class A amps was with my Yamaha Integrated amp which had a 25wpc class A section in it. I do not know if it was a marketing stunt or if it was real Class A, but it sure sounded good. I bet that 150 wpc Class A sounds awesome!
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Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2016, 05:52:09 PM »
I had a feeling it would be a Class A amp when you said people would sweat... My only experience with Class A amps was with my Yamaha Integrated amp which had a 25wpc class A section in it. I do not know if it was a marketing stunt or if it was real Class A, but it sure sounded good. I bet that 150 wpc Class A sounds awesome!

The Pioneer M22 is a 2x20w KL.A.. Not sure if that is compleetly true, but it runs hot.. like 150F or more..So a integrated amp running 25W KL.A.. Most likely not, i think most Kl.A amps are with some sort of adaptive bias..

The Gravity uses around 1,2Kw.. So thats about the amount of heat it puts out, its active cooled with 2x 120mm papst fans blowing air in, guidet true the amp and out under the heatsinks, blowing the air up true the heatsinks.. And it will overheat and shut down after 5-6 hours of operation on a hot summer day here in Denmark.. wich maxes at around 85F if we have a hot summer.

Kl.A amps can sound as bad as any other amp, but a good Kl.A amp do hold some qualities that i never heard in anything else.

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Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2016, 06:06:27 PM »
The Pioneer M22 is a 2x20w KL.A.. Not sure if that is compleetly true, but it runs hot.. like 150F or more..So a integrated amp running 25W KL.A.. Most likely not, i think most Kl.A amps are with some sort of adaptive bias..

The Gravity uses around 1,2Kw.. So thats about the amount of heat it puts out, its active cooled with 2x 120mm papst fans blowing air in, guidet true the amp and out under the heatsinks, blowing the air up true the heatsinks.. And it will overheat and shut down after 5-6 hours of operation on a hot summer day here in Denmark.. wich maxes at around 85F if we have a hot summer.

Kl.A amps can sound as bad as any other amp, but a good Kl.A amp do hold some qualities that i never heard in anything else.
This is the one I used to have... http://www.thevintageknob.org/yamaha-CA-2010.html
Yamaha CX-A5100, 4 Klipsch RP150Ms, 4 Klipsch RP160Ms, 2 Yamaha P2500s, PS3, XBoxOne, Monoprice speaker wire, and XLR cables, 2 Furman filters, Pro-ProJect RPM 1.3 Carbon Turntable, Darbee Darcet,Samsung 65" 4k fp

Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2016, 02:43:10 PM »
I have had so many amps (all emotiva)

Xpa-5 gen1
xpa-5 gen2
Xpr-5
Xpa-1 pair
XPR-2
XPA-2
Xpa-1L gen 1
Xpa-1L gen2
Xpa-200
Xpa-100 (what I have now x3)
Inuke 6000dsp (now for subs)

I have been thinking of finally going separates and I've had my eye on Emotiva. I currently have a Denon X4000 powering Paradigm Monitor v6s. Would adding for instance a 7 channel Emotiva be much of an improvement for me with my current setup?
Theater Equipment list:
JVC RS3000, Panamorph Paladin DCR, 138" Elite 2:35:1 Screen, Oppo UDP-203, DirecTV Genie, Marantz SR-6011, Emotiva XPA-5 Mains: Paradigm Prestige 85F, Center: Paradigm Prestige 55C, Sides: Paradigm Prestige 15B, Rears: Paradigm Atom V6 Atmos: Paradigm P65-R Sub: Rhythmik FV18 Monster Power HTS-5100, GIK Acoustic Room Treatments

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Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2016, 05:35:52 PM »
I have been thinking of finally going separates and I've had my eye on Emotiva. I currently have a Denon X4000 powering Paradigm Monitor v6s. Would adding for instance a 7 channel Emotiva be much of an improvement for me with my current setup?
IMO...if you are looking for more power, and bang for your bucks...go with a 3 channel amp for your front 3 channels and use your AVR to power the rest of the channels. This will allow you to have the most power for your front channels without sacrificing your surround channels.
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Re: My amp collection.
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2016, 09:42:47 AM »
I have been thinking of finally going separates and I've had my eye on Emotiva. I currently have a Denon X4000 powering Paradigm Monitor v6s. Would adding for instance a 7 channel Emotiva be much of an improvement for me with my current setup?

what is the sensativity of the speakers/?

do you notice distortion when you listen as loud as you like?

if not you will have no benefit of separates imho....I dont need amps anymore my speakers are 99db efficient...but i need them for atmos

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