Speakers and Amps

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Postby dimfer » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:54 pm

Accentus A101 & Lamm Ref 1.2 - best sounding amp hooked into this great speaker. I've listened to many amps paired with this speaker in my system and at the demo system of the dealer.
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Postby mullard88 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:23 am

Some amplifier speaker combinations that I tremendously enjoy(ed):

1. Krell KAV300i driving Sonus Faber Guarneri
2. Lamm M1.1 driving Quad 63
3. Spectral DMA 80 mono driving Magnepan 1.6
4. Jadis 845 mono driving Metaphor 2
5. 47 lab Gaincard driving Watt/Puppy 7
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby mullard88 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:57 am

My new discovery:

Lamm M1.1 mono block amps driving Roger LS3/5A 15 ohm speakers
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby JackD201 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:08 am

I agree Mullard I thought I'd heard the limits of LS3/5as already. I was wrong.

VSA VR-9 SE and Lamm M2.2

VSA VR-5s and Unifield 3s and Lamm ML1.1

VSA DB-99 SE and Lamm ML2.1

Revel F30 and Levinson No.332

Maggie 1.6QR and Levinson No.431

VSA VR-4SR and BAT VK-150

Dynaudio Contour 1.1 and Pass Aleph 0

B&W Matrix 801 Series 3 and Krell KAV-150

Ambience Reference 1600 and ASL 1005 300B
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby mullard88 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:26 am

For sheer midrange pleasure, 47 lab gaincard driving Rogers LS3/5A 15 ohm speakers.
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby Mamimili » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:32 am

I have to lower the tone and cost of this thread.....a 3 watt Heathkit driving a Goodmans 201 / Goodmans Trebax in a mono OB. Sheer musicality for around $200
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby dranreb » Sun May 30, 2010 2:59 pm

- yba integre and proac response 2, pure, delicate sound.
- nestorovic labs monoblocks and infinity irs, virtual reality.
- classe 10 and dynaudio audience 42, dynamic, yet laid back.
- manley snappers and dynaudio focus 140, transparent, and open.
- tube research monoblocks and sonus faber cremona, sweet and delicate.
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby fld » Sun May 30, 2010 8:18 pm

Goldmund pre/Power amps on Wilson Sophia II (wow!!!)
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby fendertelestrat » Sun May 30, 2010 8:35 pm

Cayin A50t with Vandersteen model 1. 8)
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby mullard88 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:12 pm

FM Acoustic 1811 driving Magico Mini 2
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby mullard88 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:22 am

Listened over the weekend and I believe there is real synergy between the Lamm 1.2 amps and the Yamaha NS 1 speakers. I tried three different front ends, two analogue and one digital, and in every case, the sound was to my liking.
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby fld » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:21 am

So far 3 years has gone by and the Lamm M2.2 has a special synergy w/ the Harbeth SHL5s.
Latest discovery: Wilson Sophia 3 w/ Luxman 505u Integrated amp
Harbeth Compact 7es3 w/ Luxman 505u (demoed last Hi Fi Show 2010)
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby JoeyGS » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:57 am

Vienna Acoustics Bach floorstanding speaker with 6922 aikido preamp and EL84 power amp (12watts/channel)
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby Tjaderman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:51 pm

I heard this magnificent combi.... :clap: :clap: :clap:

Vienna Acoustics Bach + Gainclone+Aikido
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby sonnysin168 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:42 pm

I don't own expensive gears but what I got I really like:

modded LSA1 + modded B&K EX-442 power amp + ecc88 aikido pre

KEF Q90 fs + same power amp + ecc82/ecc81 aikido
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby bonghiskan » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:36 am

Currently the combinations I like are:

Charge coupled 250ti with a pair (running mono) of mc-2125 for the low end, a pair of fully recapped Eico HF-50 for the top.

40.1 monitor with an MV-52(tube rolled to satisfaction) for nearfield listening.

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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby Klik » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:32 am

Modded Mirage M3 and Mcintosh MC-275 Mk V
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby bonghiskan » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:02 am

For the budget minded:

B&W DM220 (very inexpensive in used marketplaces) mates well with a plethora of Yamaha amplifiers and receivers.

JBL 4408 (another inexpensive used item to look for) good for 20 to 45 watts class PP tube, also mates well with 60 watts and up SS amplifier or receiver.
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby zenaudio » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:23 pm

Reviving this thread...

Recently enjoying this "unlikely" combo -

Conrad Johnson MV 55 with LSA 2 Towers.
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Re: Speakers and Amps

Postby JackD201 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:17 pm

I'm currently swooning to the Unifield 3s being driven by the Kronzilla DX II. Lovely texture and hints of an octal's fulsome tone.

It's in the league of the Unifield 3s driven by Lamm ML1.1s. This combo gives the best of peanut tube intimacy and filigree by contrast.

Looks like the Unifield 3s are really most comfortable in the 50 to 100 watt range.

Love it!

Source: EERA Essentiel
Pre-amp: Valvet Soulshine
Cables: mix of Townshend and Masterbuilt
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