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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:51 pm 
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If you are also looking for a stand alone dac in the $1000.00 to $1500.00 range I would suggest the Wadia 121 Decoding Computer.
It comes with balanced XLR outputs, lots of connectivity and well built.

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I'd keep your eye out for a used Simaudio 600i or 700i. They make great integrated amps! Have never heard them with Sonus Faber. I heard the Cremona M with Classe and they were a good match together.


I have a used Moon 600i and a Moon 300D DAC, that you are welcome to try; only problem is the transportation costs that would be involved from London, ON.

OR, you might have to think about moving here?

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Hey PJS17. You know you could move here also. Bring along that killer 600 i with you and I guess that 300 DAC. Take care


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canisbay:

You are right, that would work.

I think the Moon 600i would be a good match with your new speakers.

I'll let you know what I think of the 300D DAC; only got it yesterday, but so far better than the Shanling CD player internal DAC.

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canisbay wrote:
Just received a new pair of Sonus Faber Cremona M floorstanders and have hooked up to my Creek Destiny int amp. Very impressed with the sound but down the road would like to try another int amp. My budget would be about 5 to 6 thousand. Listen to a variety of music in a good sized acoustically treated room. The Cremonas seem to like good clean power . Any suggestions. I have wondered about Audio Research DSI 200 as well as Hegel H 200. My sources are a Clearaudio Emotion turntable thru a Moon Lp 5.3 pre and for digital a Rega Apollo cd player. Should I consider a dac and use the Rega as a transport to improve on playback of cds . Again any suggestions. Thanks


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Hey PJS17,Keep me posted on the new 300 DAC. If you want to loan me the 600i to try with the Cremonas it could come west with some good friends of ours in August. Just an idea, Thanks


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canisbay:

You are right, that would work.

I think the Moon 600i would be a good match with your new speakers.

I'll let you know what I think of the 300D DAC; only got it yesterday, but so far better than the Shanling CD player internal DAC.

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Is that the new 300d ver.2 dac with the 24/192kHz USB?

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lovethesound wrote:
PJS17 wrote:
canisbay:

You are right, that would work.

I think the Moon 600i would be a good match with your new speakers.

I'll let you know what I think of the 300D DAC; only got it yesterday, but so far better than the Shanling CD player internal DAC.

Take care,
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Is that the new 300d ver.2 dac with the 24/192kHz USB?



No, it is not the new version; it is a used one I bought as my 1st DAC.

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Hey PJS17,Keep me posted on the new 300 DAC. If you want to loan me the 600i to try with the Cremonas it could come west with some good friends of ours in August. Just an idea, Thanks


It may be a bit "heavy" for carry on luggage!

Will keep posted. Good luck on the amp. search.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:12 am 
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There are some Naim users that have the Sonus Fabers. With the Supernait2 to be released you might find some original Supernait used or demo for a decent price - the original has a built in dac though it is likely a sideways step to your Rega.


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Jeff Rowland Design Group mate well with Sonus Faber


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Jeff Rowland Design Group mate well with Sonus Faber


Great minds think alike.

I was just reading the thread and was thinking Rowland all the way through. When I purchased the Cremona Auditors about six years ago I auditioned them with Rowland's monoblocks. Simply magical. I wanted the amps badly, but they were out of reach.

There's an integrated on CAM:

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/ ... amplifier/

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There is this Gryphon Atilla http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio- ... 979/review http://www.monoandstereo.com/2012/09/gr ... eview.html
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http://www.gryphon-audio.dk/products/in ... ers/atilla http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/gryphon/1.html
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Gryphon now belongs to the most exclusive, exuberant and elevated systems on the planet yet search the web for reviews and you’ll not find many. That by itself is not enough to make Gryphon legendary.
As importantly, the book helped me understand why Flemming Rasmussen seemed initially reserved about a US review. Gryphon does not currently have an American distributor. The last one ended up costing Gryphon literally millions of dollars and almost sunk the company.

http://www.ultraaudio.com/equipment/gryphon_diablo.htm It seems Gryphon Diablo was for sale in the United States at $14,999 USD in 2008 (the price for the Gryphon Diablo seems too expensive for your budget), so who knows, maybe Gryphon Atilla also is for sale in the United States, i don't know about the market in Canada, but i will try find that out.

Then there's this Krell S-550i http://hifiheaven.net/store/Krell-S-550 ... -Amplifier at $4,995.00

Then i've heard good things about Jeff Rowland, except the review of Jeff Rowland Concerto integrated http://www.stereophile.com/content/jeff ... not-good-1

It's possible to built your own preamplifier and power mono blocks if you know about electronics, but you have to be careful and do it right if you really want to do it (i will not recommend that), otherwise there is a chance it can destroy your loudspeakers, most "homemaded hifi amplifiers" usually do their job fine but not all of them, and sometimes there's something wrong with some of the electronic-components when buying it in "do it yourself making your own hifi amplifiers" shops, which also can destroy your loudspeakers. It's like playing Russian Roulette with the loudspeakers when using homemaded hifi amplifiers. "Do it yourself making your own hifi amplifiers" is a little risky, and i will not recommend that to your beautiful Sonus Faber Cremona M speakers.
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ELOS wrote:
http://www.ultraaudio.com/equipment/gryphon_diablo.htm It seems Gryphon Diablo was for sale in the United States at $14,999 USD in 2008 (the price for the Gryphon Diablo seems too expensive for your budget), so who knows, maybe Gryphon Atilla also is for sale in the United States, i don't know about the market in Canada, but i will try find that out.

http://www.gryphon-audio.dk/dealers-distributors Canadian Gryphon distributor:

European Sound of Canada
Suite 2209, 89 Skymark Drive
Toronto, Ontario
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mrhyfy wrote:
Hard to beat the NAD M2. Don't forget the high quality dac is built in...
http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/ ... component/

http://www.hifi4all.dk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=100521 >>If you like NAD M3 then keep it! NAD M2 sounds boring to say the least<<, by renstou

http://www.hifi4all.dk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=76821 >>I've listened to both NAD M3 and NAD S300, and to me the NAD S300 sounds better<<, by BjarkeHedegaard

NAD S300
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I auditioned my new Pathos Classic MK111 on these speakers and, well I bought it. A warm presentation through the tube pre, very detailed and musical. Your budget would allow moving up the Pathos line or bridge 2 MK111's as documneted here
http://dagogo.com/pathos-classic-one-mk ... r-review/2


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mantisory wrote:
Another to look for would be the Pass INT150 or the INT30A (pure class A) - both could be had used in your price range...there is a used int 30a at reno hifi for ~$4500...
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edit: there is also an INT150 on CAM for sale that I hadn't noticed...well within your price range, and it's a keeper for sure!

+1 Byron, you beat me to it. Also might consider the Modwright KW200
http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?aamps&1392779547 >>I had the Musical Fidelity M6-500i, and had a different result. The amp sounded great driving Dyn's C1's while doing the store demo, but with my then speakers (PMC) the amp sounded terrible. I suspect the amp does a great job driving less sensitive speakers with its excellent power In the end, I got rid of it and moved to a Modwright KWI-200 and have not looked back.<<


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