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Antonmb 08-10-2019 11:21 PM

New Alpha PCs in the system
 
Just picked these up from my dealer, an Alpha NR and EF. The NR is for the phonostage and the EF for the Linn Klimax Streamer, which requires the smaller plug. I installed Alphas in the rest of the system last year (preamp, amp and Denali), so this completes the transition from Ztron series to Alpha for all power and ICs - excellent cables, thanks Caelin. Next will be speaker cables, which are now Shunyata Cobra Ztron, but that will be a little while yet - the Ztrons are still great cables, and other priorities may get in the way.

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Puma Cat 08-11-2019 02:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Antonmb (Post 975730)
Just picked these up from my dealer, an Alpha NR and EF. The NR is for the phonostage and the EF for the Linn Klimax Streamer, which requires the smaller plug. I installed Alphas in the rest of the system last year (preamp, amp and Denali), so this completes the transition from Ztron series to Alpha for all power and ICs - excellent cables, thanks Caelin. Next will be speaker cables, which are now Shunyata Cobra Ztron, but that will be a little while yet - the Ztrons are still great cables, and other priorities may get in the way.

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Congrats! Enjoy and please post your impressions for us.

For The Love of Music 08-11-2019 09:46 AM

Good for you Tony, and I like how they use a quality card.

Antonmb 08-12-2019 12:53 AM

Thanks Ed & Stephen, I just hooked them up today but Iíll be away all week, so no listening until this weekend.☹️

Puma Cat 08-12-2019 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Antonmb (Post 975877)
Thanks Ed & Stephen, I just hooked them up today but Iíll be away all week, so no listening until this weekend.☹️

Well, in that case they will have had plenty of time to settle.

Antonmb 08-19-2019 08:45 PM

New Alpha PCs in the system
 
Iíve had a chance to do some listening in the last couple of days. Iím hearing a bit tighter/more specific imaging and a slightly deeper and wider soundstage. A nice improvement but nothing revelatory - but since Iíve already been using a Denali, the two components previously had Cobra Ztrons, and the rest of the system was already on Alphas, I wasnít expecting an earth-shattering change. A worthwhile update, and now the whole system is Alpha PCs.

SL1800 08-20-2019 08:53 PM

Congrats Tony.

Antonmb 08-22-2019 01:34 PM

Thanks Steve. See you in a couple of weeks.

bart 08-23-2019 02:32 AM

Thank you for sharing your impressions Tony. :thumbsup:


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