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PHC1 02-05-2018 02:56 AM

D'Agostino Master Power Classic
 
Has anyone auditioned the Classic? :scratch2:

https://www.paragonsns.com/wp-conten...reo-angle2.jpg

For The Love of Music 02-05-2018 09:39 AM

2fastdriving had one of these for a listen, and may have posted something on it

vintage_tube 02-05-2018 09:51 AM

Here's an older AA thread about the Classic:

https://www.audioaficionado.org/show...+Power+Classic

Maybe not a lot of meat in that thread -- but thought I'd post it.

Best Sir,

Bob

PHC1 02-05-2018 10:34 AM

Thanks Bob

For The Love of Music 02-05-2018 01:25 PM

After revisiting Marc’s postings, I wonder what Stillpoints would have done to each of the ranges, hearing what the mid level Ultra SS did to the Momentum’s I can only imagine how the Classic could have been tweaked, especially since its not billet, creating even more value, dunno, just thinking out loud

2fastdriving 02-05-2018 01:44 PM

Hey everyone, I revisited that thread as well and now I remember it clearly. I was really impressed with the authority and grip, which is present in ALL D'Agostino gear, yet wasn't taken with the midrange and soundstage accuracy. The Ref75 and now my Esoteric A-02 beat the Classic (or really the MP3+ that I demo'd) in that critical area (critical for me).

Since my demo, I've heard it sound very good in other rooms/systems. So maybe it was isolation. Ed is right, the amp could probably benefit from HRS isolation or stillpoints because it's not a solid chassis.

But the Classic is a great value any way you look at it, and it has gobs of power reserves. I've been tempted by my dealer on a few different occasions, but never bit because I'd rather wait and get a momentum stereo. I'm still thinking along those lines, but not in a hurry.

PHC1 02-05-2018 02:10 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I'm still thinking about staging a return to Wilson and D'Agostino for the bigger room. Going Alexia and Momentum like I had before is not in my plans but a pair of Sabrinas and perhaps the Classic would be doable.

PHC1 02-05-2018 02:14 PM

I found a thorough 3 part review which did peak my curiosity enough to seek an audition.

Part 1. https://youtu.be/Po6EhGkExj0

Part 2. https://youtu.be/GUcogQ-tMx8

Part 3. https://youtu.be/w-ND1q634N8

2fastdriving 02-05-2018 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 897431)
Thanks for the feedback. I'm still thinking about staging a return to Wilson and D'Agostino for the bigger room. Going Alexia and Momentum like I had before is not in my plans but a pair of Sabrinas and perhaps the Classic would be doable.

This would be a very satisfying setup! :thumbsup:

vintage_tube 02-05-2018 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 897431)
............not in my plans but a pair of Sabrinas and perhaps the Classic would be doable.

Excellent choice on speakers as heard Sabrinas with ARC Foundation series and I was totally impressed. For their footprint, they did many things right to my ears.

Best Sir,

Bob


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