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Doug Lax 01-05-2012 01:50 PM

What powers your Dyns?
 
To the Dynaudio owners what are you using to power you speakers?

AKA_Hyfi 01-05-2012 01:53 PM

I only have the lowly Audience 82s but I use a Stratos when I want bass and a Counterpoint NPS-400 when I want detail.

CDLehner 01-05-2012 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Douglax (Post 249234)
To the Dynaudio owners what are you using to power you speakers?

Used to be Belles; just switched to C-J :D

Audio 1 01-05-2012 02:01 PM

Interesting you should ask!
I just sold my amp and pre-amp and now must make a decision on the new gear.

:scratch2:

Pider 01-05-2012 02:03 PM

B&k 507.

Josquin des Prez 01-05-2012 02:21 PM

Naim Audio NAP250-2 powers my Contour S1.4s

CDLehner 01-05-2012 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Audio 1 (Post 249242)
Interesting you should ask!
I just sold my amp and pre-amp and now must make a decision on the new gear.

:scratch2:

Had what...and why did you sell?

Puma Cat 01-05-2012 02:37 PM

I use a Conrad-Johnson LP70S that very effectively powers Contour S3.4s.

Audio 1 01-05-2012 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CDLehner (Post 249253)
Had what...and why did you sell?

I had the McIntosh MC601 amps and the C2300 pre-amp that I need to remove from my signature :yes:
So I currently have no pre/power in my system :tears:

miner 01-05-2012 03:12 PM

When I had my Audience 52SE & Sub20A I used a Rotel RC-1082 pre and a RB-1092 amp. A nice stepping stone into Hi-Fi nirvana.

tvih 01-05-2012 03:14 PM

These tend to get switched around at times as I move speakers between setups in eternal indecision, but right now:

Audio Analogue Puccini for C1 stereo listening
Onkyo TX-SR308 for C1 surround listening
Topping TP 30 for Audience 42 stereo listening

And a currently unused Onkyo TX-SR309, since my computer audio setup (now the A42s) went back to being stereo for the time being. Moving to a new apartment at the end of the month, unsure which it'll be then.

CDLehner 01-05-2012 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Audio 1 (Post 249264)
I had the McIntosh MC601 amps and the C2300 pre-amp that I need to remove from my signature :yes:
So I currently have no pre/power in my system :tears:

A1...can you tell us what you liked about the Mickie-I; didn't like? What you're looking for in a new combo?

I knew a user who had Belles; 22a pre (then moved to a VT-01), mated to MB-200 monos (if you wanted to stay that direction)...and he was pretty, damn happy. :D

My own Belles gear was much more modest; the sweet 21a pre, and older, but well-heeled 150a Hot-Rod. Very nice sounding with Dyns, so I can recommend the brand. However, my new C-J amp has more horse-power, and a nice tone itself; so C-J is also one to consider.

Puma Cat 01-05-2012 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by CDLehner (Post 249276)
However, my new C-J amp has more horse-power, and a nice tone itself; so C-J is also one to consider.

I was thinking last night the MF2500A might be the perfect amp for you this side of the ET250S, Premier 350 or Burmester 911 MkIII. It has a skosh of warmth and very slightly rolled off highs that probably mate perfectly with the attributes of the S25s and is probably more forgiving of a wider range of content. Plus plenty of horsepower for getting that big woof going but enough damping factor for keeping it in control...

CDLehner 01-05-2012 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Puma Cat (Post 249281)
I was thinking last night the MF2500A might be the perfect amp for you this side of the ET250S, Premier 350 or Burmester 911 MkIII. It has a skosh of warmth and very slightly rolled off highs that probably mate perfectly with the attributes of the S25s and is probably more forgiving of a wider range of content. Plus plenty of horsepower for getting that big woof going but enough damping factor for keeping it in control...

PC, it's almost too much amp for my current room. You talked elsewhere about pressurizing the room; at times I feel over-pressurized.

I've thought of trading-down to the 2250a...which I'm told is the same circuit, less power; but I think I'd rather get a BIGGER room, than smaller amp. :D

Puma Cat 01-05-2012 03:53 PM

Well, I guess there's always turning the volume down a skosh? :scratch2:

Puma Cat 01-05-2012 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CDLehner (Post 249287)
PC, it's almost too much amp for my current room. You talked elsewhere about pressurizing the room; at times I feel over-pressurized.

I've thought of trading-down to the 2250a...which I'm told is the same circuit, less power; but I think I'd rather get a BIGGER room, than smaller amp. :D


Depending on the size of your room, you could be overpressurizing the room. I saw this last weekend when I was up at my friend Rob's (with the nice Quad/C-J setup) and we noted that there was a much bigger null with the door to the room closed instead of open. We were overpressurizing the room. I can post the pix later so you can see for yourself.

Echo 01-06-2012 02:12 PM

What I use you can see, of course, in my signature: two Electrocompaniet WA180 mono blocks. These are meant for daily use. I am busy in getting also two old Octave MRE 120 mono blocks for weekend use. Always been in love with them, especially because of their black piano lacquer finished colour of the amp with green LED's, different than their follow-ups, the MRE 130's which are in natural black with those awfull blue coloured LED's. Besides that the piano lacquer finished MRE 120's are suiting very well in my audio system with my Octave preamp in the same colour.. And it seems fun to have a tube system after 30 years of different SS amps...:yes:

callas01 01-07-2012 01:35 AM

I use an Integra 40.2 to power my Excite X16s and X22 Center. Im really hoping things fall into place and I can get a Naim Nait 5i so I can integrate it into my setup.

decafbad 01-07-2012 12:38 PM

An old Anthem MCA-50 powers my Focus 260s. I'm also looking to upgrade.
I've always loved the look and sound of McIntosh amplifiers. Any opinions on the MC252 ?

Josquin des Prez 01-07-2012 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by callas01 (Post 250022)
I use an Integra 40.2 to power my Excite X16s and X22 Center. Im really hoping things fall into place and I can get a Naim Nait 5i so I can integrate it into my setup.

Naim and Dynaudio make a great match. Naim power sections are very good at handling the demands of Dyns.

Masterlu 01-07-2012 01:39 PM

decafbad... Welcome! :wave:

Puma Cat 01-07-2012 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RaceTripper (Post 250239)
Naim and Dynaudio make a great match. Naim power sections are very good at handling the demands of Dyns.

That's Tyler keeps telling me!

And I believe him...

rded 01-08-2012 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by callas01
I use an Integra 40.2 to power my Excite X16s and X22 Center. Im really hoping things fall into place and I can get a Naim Nait 5i so I can integrate it into my setup.

Quote:

Originally Posted by RaceTripper

Naim and Dynaudio make a great match. Naim power sections are very good at handling the demands of Dyns.

RT,

I wonder who convinced Callas01 about the nait 5i?

Anyhow, I almost went with the supernait a year ago but went with tubes although I do have the nDAC and Unitiserve for my source.

Josquin des Prez 01-08-2012 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rded (Post 250825)
RT,

I wonder who convinced Callas01 about the nait 5i?

Anyhow, I almost went with the supernait a year ago but went with tubes although I do have the nDAC and Unitiserve for my source.

If it was me I don't recall the conversation. Actually, I think he has a friend with a Naim he heard, a Nait XS or something like that.

I think if I were to get rid of Naim and go tubes, I would look very closely at Octave.

Puma Cat 01-08-2012 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rded (Post 250825)
RT,

I wonder who convinced Callas01 about the nait 5i?

Anyhow, I almost went with the supernait a year ago but went with tubes although I do have the nDAC and Unitiserve for my source.

Rhett,
Welcome!!!

:welcome2.:

chessman 01-08-2012 04:37 PM

rded (Rhett), welcome aboard! :wave:

Masterlu 01-08-2012 04:47 PM

rded... Welcome! :wave:

Pider 01-08-2012 04:55 PM

rded... Welcome!

catmonv 01-08-2012 08:11 PM

rded, welcome!

Intamin 01-08-2012 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Audio 1 (Post 249264)
I had the McIntosh MC601 amps and the C2300 pre-amp that I need to remove from my signature :yes:
So I currently have no pre/power in my system :tears:

I'd like to hear your impressions of the Macintosh combo relative to whatever you end up getting. I've always lusted after their stuff.


Personally, I use an Audio Refinement Multi 2. For only being 125x2, it doesn't seem to have any trouble driving my c2s. I would like to eventually consider replacing it, but that's at least a year+ away.

jwhite613 01-08-2012 09:34 PM

rded... Welcome To AA!!!


:welcome2.:

Josquin des Prez 01-08-2012 09:40 PM

I have been remiss in welcoming people, so welcome to all my friends from those other places. You will be happier here. :music: :thumbsup:

callas01 01-08-2012 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RaceTripper (Post 250873)
If it was me I don't recall the conversation. Actually, I think he has a friend with a Naim he heard, a Nait XS or something like that.

I think if I were to get rid of Naim and go tubes, I would look very closely at Octave.

RT,

Rhett is being very sarcastic, cause he's been telling me to buy Naim for a long time... I heard the XS at one of Rhetts friends house's here in California when Rhett came out to visit.

callas01 01-08-2012 10:41 PM

Rhett... welcome to the forum...

Puma Cat 01-08-2012 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RaceTripper (Post 250873)
If it was me I don't recall the conversation. Actually, I think he has a friend with a Naim he heard, a Nait XS or something like that.

I think if I were to get rid of Naim and go tubes, I would look very closely at Octave.

You have excellent taste, Dean, both in audio and photography.

If I weren't using C-J, I'd be using Octave, also.

wantmorehd 01-09-2012 11:15 PM

As promised I've made my way over here.

I just finished upgrading a couple of months ago to some McCormack gear.

LD-2 Preamp
DNA-250 Poweramp

I'm using either an Oppo BDP-93 or a laptop with a HRT Streamer+ for a source.

Dynaudio Contour s1.4's with a SVS PB12_Plus(dsp) to get the very bottom notes although I will say the Contours can really dig deep in my room. I'm shocked how well I was able to blend the sub with the Dyns to the point I don't even notice it, they way subs were meant to be.

I came from a 5.1 system and have scaled down to this. We love just sitting back and listening to music which we do almost every night. This is the best setup I've ever had and I love the way the speakers disappear. Even listening at lower volumes the sound still sound amazing, something none of my previous system could do. Wishing I made this move a long time ago as I would have saved myself some money.

Cheers.

Masterlu 01-10-2012 12:56 AM

wantmorehd... Welcome! :wave:

joeinid 01-10-2012 02:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Masterlu (Post 251833)
wantmorehd... Welcome! :wave:



Hi wantmorehd,

Welcome!

:welcome2.:

Josquin des Prez 01-10-2012 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wantmorehd (Post 251792)
As promised I've made my way over here....

Greetings wantmorehd! Welcome to AA

Murrayb 01-10-2012 02:38 PM

In my 2 channel system, I am using a Pass Labs Int 50 to power my C1s.

In my HT / music system, I am using a Krell Showcase, with an Anthem D2v pre pro, to power my Contour 5.4s and SCX.


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