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what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:17 am

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fresh out of the box and newly released worldwide is the new rega aria mm/mc phonostage.

very analog sounding (heck, the bugger just sang and complemented the valvet)

more much later, makinig muna ako :)

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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:28 am

whoa! now playing "Brother Four" LP with DIY silver cables from Aria to Valvet...

so far, it has humbled 3 of my "budget" phonostages (sorry, can't mention what they are)...
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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:03 am

from their site:

The Aria is an "all analogue amplifier" with no digital control circuitry. - no idea what that means :) but sure sounds good

http://www.rega.co.uk/html/Aria.htm
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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby audiofilio » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:00 pm

congrats sir francis.. rega's latest half-width components are really value for money. build quality and heft pa lang, you already know where your money went, at least part of it.. nice buy sir
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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby Oldfogey » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:26 pm

A-hah! Bagong laruan na naman. Have fun, Francis! :)
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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:17 pm

audiofilio wrote:congrats sir francis.. rega's latest half-width components are really value for money. build quality and heft pa lang, you already know where your money went, at least part of it.. nice buy sir


not mine...still trying to find a convenient reason to justify a purchase hehehe
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Postby macolive » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:34 pm

Nice!
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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby randybarba » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:36 pm

Ganda. Congrats in advance :)
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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby conspicuous » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:28 pm

Does it have to be plugged in 24/7 or does it have a reasonably short warm up time? What's it retailing for ? :)
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Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:30 pm

conspicuous wrote:Does it have to be plugged in 24/7 or does it have a reasonably short warm up time? What's it retailing for ? :)


no idea on srp locally, will ask dealer...since this is non-tubed, i just leave this plugged on... :)
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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:08 pm

i left unit on since 24hrs ago...now has over 10 hours of playtime on it...

straight out of the box, bass was a bit bloated with slightly rolled-out highs but sound was quite open and very good staging...vocals was quite sweet

after about 10hrs of music, highs now extended, detailed, not analytical, grainless

bass now tighter and never boomy

great on analog, very good layering and sound very natural...excellent mids

even my CDs sound like analog :)


technics sl1200/denon 103, valvet pre, we300b monos, lindsay2

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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:25 pm

i just plugged back my "reference" tubed phonostage ...sad to say, my reference sounded a bit slower and instrument definition not as great as the aria...with a bit more sibilance... :(

hmmm...

am off on a trip next week so zenaudio will baby sit the aria while am away...

good luck nes....
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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:39 pm

now back to the aria...and playing:

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"..before you slip into another unconsciousness, let me give you a kiss...."

poorly (digitally) recorded LP didn't sound too good...but music was intoxicating...
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Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:57 pm

how about a bit of samba?

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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby vintage_dog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:04 pm

playing next before i call it a (long) day...

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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby nslsy » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:47 am

Hi Francis,

Many thanks!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: what kept me awake late last night & rise early on a sunday

Postby zenaudio » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:10 am

My text exchange with VD :-)

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after a few minutes...

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:-)
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