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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:49 pm 
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AUDIOMANIAC wrote:
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The Pass amps have a meter that shows how hard the amp is working


Hi Robert. I get that. I just didn't think they would run out of juice


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:38 am 
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I have no complaints with my 4B SST2 - 3.7i pairing. I also heard my speakers paired with Pass Labs amps at a friend's house and liked that pairing a lot too.

I haven't had a chance to do an SST2 to Cubed comparison.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:51 am 
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sixstringhack wrote:
I have no complaints with my 4B SST2 - 3.7i pairing. I also heard my speakers paired with Pass Labs amps at a friend's house and liked that pairing a lot too.

I haven't had a chance to do an SST2 to Cubed comparison.


Excellent. Would you mind to telling me what Pass Labs was it ? Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:59 am 
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AUDIOMANIAC wrote:
sixstringhack wrote:
I have no complaints with my 4B SST2 - 3.7i pairing. I also heard my speakers paired with Pass Labs amps at a friend's house and liked that pairing a lot too.

I haven't had a chance to do an SST2 to Cubed comparison.


Excellent. Would you mind to telling me what Pass Labs was it ? Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:28 am 
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D Sonic 600M monoblocks are currently the only amps driving my Tympani IVa, SMGa, and MMGs.
These are really brilliant amps that use the Anaview modules. If you want double the watts into
4 ohms go for the Pascal modules in the D Sonic 1500M. Here is a review discussing their performance
with hard to drive Apogees.

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/dsonic/4.html


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:15 pm 
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kstrobbe wrote:
D Sonic 600M monoblocks are currently the only amps driving my Tympani IVa, SMGa, and MMGs.


I would love to see your setup, especially the Tympani IV, were they rebuilt? Share some pics, the Tympani's r worth it:-)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:45 pm 
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My Bryston 3B NPB would drive those maggies very well. What you need is a fast amp that is warm sounding, without the shrill. Fast as in I/O speed, rise time. You want clean high current output with minimal distortion and colouration. So the ultimate amp without having to sell your house is... Threshold Stasis III class A amplifier or a Threshold 400A. There are many great affordable pre-amps out there as well.


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I just got a pair of 1.6 so I haven't trialed many amps but I'm using a McCormack DNA 500 (500 wpc). I can tell you it sounds incredible and I've read more than a few people say that McCormacks and Magnepans work really well. There was a DNA for sale recently, maybe it's still around.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:13 am 
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MOON wrote:
A Sanders Magtech is a great match with maggies.


This is the same amp that I used with my 1.7s when I had them.
Drove the Maggies with zero effort and made them sound fantastic!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:17 am 
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HPower wrote:
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A Sanders Magtech is a great match with maggies.


This is the same amp that I used with my 1.7s when I had them.
Drove the Maggies with zero effort and made them sound fantastic!


Is that the brand only I can purchase directly from company ?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:02 am 
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AUDIOMANIAC wrote:
HPower wrote:
MOON wrote:
A Sanders Magtech is a great match with maggies.


This is the same amp that I used with my 1.7s when I had them.
Drove the Maggies with zero effort and made them sound fantastic!


Is that the brand only I can purchase directly from company ?


I purchased the one I had via the used market, but for new, I believe it would be direct from Roger.

Occasionally, Sanders will have demos, trade ins, our 2nds (cosmetic blems) for sale on their site.
It would not hurt to send off an email, and see if there maybe something like that in the near future.

Also, ask Roger about his "30 day, in home" trial.

http://sanderssoundsystems.com/products ... agtech-amp


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:34 am 
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I ran an older Bryston 2B many years ago with a pair of Maggie's (don't remember the model]. Sounded fine to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:50 pm 
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Personally, after trying many amps with mags over the years, I would go with a KT120, or KT150 tube based amp. Quicksilver amps run mags like a tractor, yet sound fabulous.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:13 pm 
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I own a pair of Magnepan 3.7i's and I am currently driving them with a Bryston 4B Cubed. The performance this combination gives me is in a word superb. The only other combination that I would consider is a pair of 7B Cubed mono blocs. The Maggies do require a bit of power and current to sing but I can recall hearing a pair of 3.5's driven by s YBA DT Integrated Amplifier and the synergy in this system was amazing.
I don't think you could go too far wrong to consider using Bryston, Pass, Classe or Moon.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:23 pm 
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Pass labs run out of juice? I find that unlikely...... Pass Labs are great, not a fan of Bryston at all... if you have a fairly good budget, you could use two ModWright KWA150SE's in mono, or a new Maker Amp... made by the Edge Guru....
Coda is a cousin of the Pass Labs and are also very good....


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