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tom_hankins 08-30-2012 05:16 PM

Bought a pr. of REXPower monoblocks. Cant wait until they get here!!! Hopefully be able to keep the stereo REXPower I have now and do some comparisons of what I've gained by going with monos.

tom_hankins 09-14-2012 06:54 AM

Put the REX monoblocks in the system last night and listened for a couple hours. I'll listen a bunch today. Had a few issues :( but think I have them worked out. First thing I noticed was more bloom throughout than the stereo REX. Put some pop and rock on and noticed better attack and decay. Things seem a little more real than they did, and it was very good before. Things should really pick up today when I start spining vinyl.

joeinid 09-14-2012 07:21 AM

Wow! Rex monos. Congratulations.

tom_hankins 09-14-2012 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeinid (Post 364055)
Wow! Rex monos. Congratulations.

Thanks! :banana: I'm kinda freaked out I own them

joeinid 09-14-2012 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tom_hankins

Thanks! :banana: I'm kinda freaked out I own them

Tom,

Just enjoy them, that's what it's all about.

chessman 09-14-2012 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tom_hankins (Post 356871)
Bought a pr. of REXPower monoblocks. Cant wait until they get here!!! Hopefully be able to keep the stereo REXPower I have now and do some comparisons of what I've gained by going with monos.

Tom, that is beyond awesome!! We need pics and a full report. :banana:

tom_hankins 09-14-2012 05:11 PM

I'll get my personal photographer (aka wife) on it and try to get them posted tonight.
Short story is with the YGA Carmels I'm using they provide a little more attack and decay and quite a bit more bloom, also seemd to be more relaxed. But in know way soft or slow sounding. A nice upgrade over one REX, oh yeah....they look really cool too.

chessman 09-14-2012 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tom_hankins (Post 364320)
I'll get my personal photographer (aka wife) on it and try to get them posted tonight.
Short story is with the YGA Carmels I'm using they provide a little more attack and decay and quite a bit more bloom, also seemd to be more relaxed. But in know way soft or slow sounding. A nice upgrade over one REX, oh yeah....they look really cool too.

As you might imagine, I am totally envious! :yes:

tom_hankins 09-17-2012 07:40 PM

New setup - sounding great!

Sorry about all the cables - waiting awhile on longer power cords... Not sure why the system/amp pics are not coming up?

https://ngzygg.bay.livefilestore.com....12%20_003.JPG

https://ngwhvq.bay.livefilestore.com...007.JPG?psid=1

https://czcwwg.bay.livefilestore.com...005.JPG?psid=1

https://czcwwg.bay.livefilestore.com...006.JPG?psid=1

cmalak 09-17-2012 08:37 PM

Tom...a big congrats on the Rex monos. Can you repost the first two pics. I am getting "X"s as place holders for the first two pics. Thanks :thumbsup:

tom_hankins 09-18-2012 05:25 AM

Not sure why the first two pics of the amps and speakers are not showing I'll try again.

tom_hankins 09-18-2012 04:08 PM

Sorry - let's try this again, technical difficulties. Here's a repost of the system pics...

https://czcwwg.bay.livefilestore.com...003.JPG?psid=1

https://czcwwg.bay.livefilestore.com...007.JPG?psid=1

cmalak 09-18-2012 04:09 PM

Very nice :thumbsup: Congrats!

tom_hankins 09-18-2012 04:15 PM

Waiting on two long power cords so I can loose all the wires. Also havent decided on stands yet. Man they look dusty! :scratch2: Got to go wipe them down :yes:

chessman 09-18-2012 06:02 PM

Tom, it's all good, but, man, those amps are extra good! :) Big congrats!!

Dawgneck 10-24-2012 02:53 PM

Sweet!
 
Sweet monos! Heard them on the Rockport Aviors a few months ago and the sound was stunning! The Rex handles bass incredibly, as if it was a 600SE SS amp!

chessman 08-30-2013 11:20 AM

I just re-read this thread for fun and now realize what a blast it is to hear from other BAT owners. For all you guys who already posted - we need updates and pics! For all you lurkers with BAT gear - post something! :)

Mlfan 08-30-2013 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chessman (Post 526120)
I just re-read this thread for fun and now realize what a blast it is to hear from other BAT owners. For all you guys who already posted - we need updates and pics! For all you lurkers with BAT gear - post something! :)

I am glad that BAT forum is finally here. Will post my new acquired multi channel amp vk6200 but not sure how to post entire photo other than just a thumb print.

Misterioso 11-14-2013 01:33 AM

Hi, Just discovered the BAT forum. Great, but I think this forum needs more pictures:
http://abload.de/img/systemsmallcopyy3iid.jpg
Regards from a BAT fan down under,
Jim

pete6737 04-17-2014 10:33 PM

I like looking at BAT products. They are very nice. Sure would like to see some more pics as well. Pete

Steady339 04-18-2014 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chessman (Post 267592)
I thought it was time for a little BAT love. :D

Every time I listen to this BAT/Wilson system I am blown away by how good it sounds. The gear disappears and it becomes all about the music. For me, the measure of the experience is my emotional connection to the music, not degrees of "realism." I think my system often sounds better than live (yeah, I said it ;)).

The system is neutral, quick, highly resolving, with tight bass and sparkling highs that sound completely proportionate to the music. In a word - sublime. If you are starting a system and looking for fantastic synergy, I suggest that you audition a BAT/Wilson pairing. :thumbsup:

Chessman, must be an awesome system to listen to with the BAT/Wilson combination! I agree with your comments about the importance of a system establishing an emotional connection to the music. However, for me, systems that produce high degrees of "realism" to genuine timbres, dynamics, soundstage, etc. created in a "live" acoustic concert help me better to suspend belief that I am only listening to a electro-mechanical reproduction of the original performance.

chessman 04-18-2014 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steady339 (Post 599830)
Chessman, must be an awesome system to listen to with the BAT/Wilson combination! I agree with your comments about the importance of a system establishing an emotional connection to the music. However, for me, systems that produce high degrees of "realism" to genuine timbres, dynamics, soundstage, etc. created in a "live" acoustic concert help me better to suspend belief that I am only listening to a electro-mechanical reproduction of the original performance.

I don't necessarily disagree with you, but the more "live" music I hear the more I am struck by how artificial it sounds when there are mics and amps involved. Now acoustic music in a good room - sublime. :) What I like about the BAT gear is that I find myself listening to the music, not the sound. :thumbsup:

johndoe21ro 11-04-2014 05:09 PM

Did anyone compare the Vk-600SE versus the newer Vk-655SE? I'm seriously considering a Vk-600SE. :)
__________________
Amp: BAT VK-655SE
Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e32 w UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; SOtM tX-USBultra w UpTone LPS1.2; Apple Mac Mini w UpTone DC Conversion Kit & UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; Squeezelite w Logitech Media Server 7.9.0
Speakers: Triangle Magellan Cello II
Cables: AudioQuest WEL XLR, AudioQuest Everest, AudioQuest Hurricane HC, AudioQuest NRG-1000, AudioQuest Diamond USB
Rack: Solid Tech Hybrid
Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; IsoTek Sigmas GII w Optimum EVO3; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

chessman 11-04-2014 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johndoe21ro (Post 648317)
Did anyone compare the Vk-600SE versus the newer Vk-655SE? I'm seriously considering a Vk-600SE. :)

I have not, but I do have the VK-600 SE and think it is an awesome amp. It is fluid, effortless, and emotionally involving. :thumbsup:

Also, you might want to check out this thread: http://www.audioaficionado.org/balan...vk-655-se.html

johndoe21ro 11-05-2014 04:11 AM

Thanks for answering, Randy. Yeah, the Vk-600SE seems like an amazing choice for my Raidho's and have a lot of reserve power. And I believe it to be one of the very few true dual mono designs on the market. I know only of Gryphon Mephisto to share this feature with the BAT.
__________________
Amp: BAT VK-655SE
Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e32 w UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; SOtM tX-USBultra w UpTone LPS1.2; Apple Mac Mini w UpTone DC Conversion Kit & UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; Squeezelite w Logitech Media Server 7.9.0
Speakers: Triangle Magellan Cello II
Cables: AudioQuest WEL XLR, AudioQuest Everest, AudioQuest Hurricane HC, AudioQuest NRG-1000, AudioQuest Diamond USB
Rack: Solid Tech Hybrid
Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; IsoTek Sigmas GII w Optimum EVO3; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

johndoe21ro 11-11-2014 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chessman (Post 648330)
I have not, but I do have the VK-600 SE and think it is an awesome amp. It is fluid, effortless, and emotionally involving. :thumbsup:

Also, you might want to check out this thread: http://www.audioaficionado.org/balan...vk-655-se.html

Randy, can you be more descriptive about your power amp? What other loudspeakers did you listen to on the VK-600SE? Thanks. :D
__________________
Amp: BAT VK-655SE
Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e32 w UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; SOtM tX-USBultra w UpTone LPS1.2; Apple Mac Mini w UpTone DC Conversion Kit & UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; Squeezelite w Logitech Media Server 7.9.0
Speakers: Triangle Magellan Cello II
Cables: AudioQuest WEL XLR, AudioQuest Everest, AudioQuest Hurricane HC, AudioQuest NRG-1000, AudioQuest Diamond USB
Rack: Solid Tech Hybrid
Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; IsoTek Sigmas GII w Optimum EVO3; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

chessman 11-27-2014 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johndoe21ro (Post 650072)
Randy, can you be more descriptive about your power amp? What other loudspeakers did you listen to on the VK-600SE? Thanks. :D
__________________
Amp: Jeff Rowland Concerto Integrated w Jeff Rowland PC-1 PFC
Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e20MkIII DSD DAC w Paul Hynes SR3-12 Power Supply; MacBook Pro i5 13' w OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD; Audirvana + 1.5.10
Speakers: Raidho Eben X-Centric
Cables: Audioquest Sky XLR 72v DBS, Audioquest Volcano 72V DBS, Audioquest NRG-10 72V DBS, Audioquest Diamond USB 216V DBS
Rack: Aavik w Nordost Pulsar Points
Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; Nordost Quasar Points; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; HiFi Tuning Supreme 3

Sorry for the slow response. I just spotted this. I bought my speakers first and then the amp, so I have not used this amp with any other speakers. With its design and power reserves, I think it could drive any speaker quite well.

chessman 11-28-2014 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johndoe21ro (Post 650072)
Randy, can you be more descriptive about your power amp? What other loudspeakers did you listen to on the VK-600SE? Thanks. :D
__________________
Amp: Jeff Rowland Concerto Integrated w Jeff Rowland PC-1 PFC
Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e20MkIII DSD DAC w Paul Hynes SR3-12 Power Supply; MacBook Pro i5 13' w OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD; Audirvana + 1.5.10
Speakers: Raidho Eben X-Centric
Cables: Audioquest Sky XLR 72v DBS, Audioquest Volcano 72V DBS, Audioquest NRG-10 72V DBS, Audioquest Diamond USB 216V DBS
Rack: Aavik w Nordost Pulsar Points
Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; Nordost Quasar Points; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; HiFi Tuning Supreme 3

Here you go:

http://www.audioaficionado.org/gener...-vk-600se.html

johndoe21ro 12-05-2014 03:42 AM

Thanks, Randy! I'll be chewing it right now! :D
__________________
Amp: BAT VK-655SE
Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e32 w UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; SOtM tX-USBultra w UpTone LPS1.2; Apple Mac Mini w UpTone DC Conversion Kit & UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; Squeezelite w Logitech Media Server 7.9.0
Speakers: Triangle Magellan Cello II
Cables: AudioQuest WEL XLR, AudioQuest Everest, AudioQuest Hurricane HC, AudioQuest NRG-1000, AudioQuest Diamond USB
Rack: Solid Tech Hybrid
Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; IsoTek Sigmas GII w Optimum EVO3; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

Dawgneck 01-01-2015 11:59 PM

Greetings and Happy New Years, fellow BAT aficionados.

I thought I'd type the first 2015 update to the BAT forum.

My last post was in 2012. I was looking to replace my aging Energy Veritas 2.8's at that time. I auditioned the Andra II/III, Vandersteen 5A, Sophia 2/3, Rockport Avior, Revel Salon2 and a few others. All the speakers sounded great but I narrowed it down to two exceptional sounding beasts – the Avior and the Salon2. Both were stunning but the speaker I purchased was slightly more transparent on the top and possessed a slightly tighter, deeper bass on the bottom – the Revel Salon2.

I also purchased a Marantz NA-11S1 music player. I preferred it to the Lumin A1 player but I hear the new S1 is a killer player so I will audition it soon.

After I burned in the equipment for a month, I sat down for some critical listening....

The sound from this combo was beautiful! Clean, solid, sweet transparent music was delivered with a dark background, thunderous deep bass and a completely flat frequency range. It was stunningly musical and the BAT equipment added a warmth I expected and foresaw when I first purchased the amp and preamp.

I mated the Salon2 to the 600SE with TOL Furutech speaker cables, switched out all interconnects and power cords with Furutech's TOL offerings and reached a plateau I never experienced with my equipment before. I was never that satisfied musically in my house (the word musically was tossed in at the recommendation of my wife).

You probably noticed the past-tense wording I used to describe my system's sound. We found a nice fixer-upper in March and we're currently remodeling it. The equipment is boxed up and awaiting it's new home: a 20 x 40 room that will also house a 4.5 x 9 foot pool table (hooked on 1-pocket).

I wanted a larger sound room but I expect acoustic problems due to the room's dimensions, cathedral ceiling and wood flooring over concrete. Perhaps Jeff Fritz can give me some tips. His room is similar in size and has what appears to be a cathedral ceiling. Speaking of Jeff's room (here: http://www.audioaficionado.org/membe...hs-system.html ), his Rockport Altair is stunning! I auditioned the Altair at Gary Hjerpe's shop in Arizona a few years ago and was floored. I also auditioned the Arrakis at Gary's shop: The Arrakis is too large for any house I can afford to place it in....

But the Altair?

It is on my short list of must purchase items! Once I get the acoustics straightened out in the new sound room and rebound financially from the house and remodel costs, I’ll begin my quest for a used pair of Altairs.

I heard the new BAT equipment sounds better than my current items, but sorry, Victor: I don't plan to upgrade. I'm totally satisfied with the 600SE and 52SE. As a matter of fact, I'll probably grab a 2nd 600SE used and feed each Salon2 its own amp. This will likely happen before another pair of Altairs show up on Audiogon.

So, what are your plans for 2015?

chessman 01-02-2015 04:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dawgneck (Post 663629)
Greetings and Happy New Years, fellow BAT aficionados. I thought I'd type the first 2015 update to the BAT forum. My last post was in 2012. I was looking to replace my aging Energy Veritas 2.8's at that time. I auditioned the Andra II/III, Vandersteen 5A, Sophia 2/3, Rockport Avior, Revel Salon2 and a few others. All the speakers sounded great but I narrowed it down to two exceptional sounding beasts – the Avior and the Salon2. Both were stunning but the speaker I purchased was slightly more transparent on the top and possessed a slightly tighter, deeper bass on the bottom – the Revel Salon2. I also purchased a Marantz NA-11S1 music player. I preferred it to the Lumin A1 player but I hear the new S1 is a killer player so I will audition it soon. After I burned in the equipment for a month, I sat down for some critical listening.... The sound from this combo was beautiful! Clean, solid, sweet transparent music was delivered with a dark background, thunderous deep bass and a completely flat frequency range. It was stunningly musical and the BAT equipment added a warmth I expected and foresaw when I first purchased the amp and preamp. I mated the Salon2 to the 600SE with TOL Furutech speaker cables, switched out all interconnects and power cords with Furutech's TOL offerings and reached a plateau I never experienced with my equipment before. I was never that satisfied musically in my house (the word musically was tossed at the recommendation of my wife). You probably noticed the past-tense wording I used to describe my system's sound. We found a nice fixer-upper in March and we're currently remodeling it. The equipment is boxed up and awaiting it's new home: a 20 x 40 room that will also house a 4.5 x 9 foot pool table (hooked on 1-pocket). I wanted a larger sound room but I expect acoustic problems due to the room's dimensions, cathedral ceiling and wood flooring over concrete. Perhaps Jeff Fritz can give me some tips. His room is similar in size and has what appears to be a cathedral ceiling. Speaking of Jeff's room (here: http://www.audioaficionado.org/membe...hs-system.html ), his Rockport Altair is stunning! I auditioned the Altair at Gary Hjerpe's shop in Arizona a few years ago and was floored. I also auditioned the Arrakis at Gary's shop: The Arrakis is too large for any house I can afford to place it in.... But the Altair? It is on my short list of must purchase items! Once I get the acoustics straightened out in the new sound room and rebound financially from the house and remodel costs, I’ll begin my quest for a used pair of Altairs. I heard the new BAT equipment sounds better than my current items, but sorry, Victor: I don't plan to upgrade. I'm totally satisfied with the 600SE and 52SE. As a matter of fact, I'll probably grab a 2nd 600SE used and feed each Salon2 its own amp. This will likely happen before another pair of Altairs show up on Audiogon. So, what are your plans for 2015?

I sure love my VK-52SE and VK-600 SE. Hope you are back up and running soon! :thumbsup:

chessman 02-08-2015 01:49 PM

Ray, you up and running yet?

Dawgneck 05-02-2015 05:37 PM

Hi, Randy.

Sorry for the late reply - been out of town working over the past two years and I'm just catching a breather....

No, we're still renovating the entire house and the sound room is being used as storage. We hope to complete the renovations by September, then on with taming the acoustics in the new sound room.

I'm looking for a used 600se right now. I see a normal 600 but I don't want to mix the amps.

How are things going with you and your system?

chessman 05-03-2015 02:50 PM

It has been a momentous year of improvements. I added Stillpoints isolation and it was at least a component upgrade. Then I retired my beloved BAT CD player in favor of an Esoteric K-01, which was also a component level upgrade. Recently, I added a media server as a source, with the help of Audio by E. Beyond the addictive convenience, the Asynchronous USB yields a phenomenally clean signal to the K-01's DACs. Soon to arrive is a Bryston SP-3 surround processor. I won't be giving up the BAT VK-52 SE preamp for two channel or the BAT VK-600 SE amp.

Dawgneck 05-04-2015 12:37 AM

Sounds like you've been having a lot of fun.

I can't wait to join the party.

I did jump on the Oppo train and purchased a 105 and a 103, but I've only watched 2-3 movies on them.

Can't wait to fully unpack and start enjoying music again and become more active in the forums.

johndoe21ro 05-31-2015 01:33 PM

:lurk:
__________________
Amp: BAT VK-655SE
Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e32 w UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; SOtM tX-USBultra w UpTone LPS1.2; Apple Mac Mini w UpTone DC Conversion Kit & UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; Squeezelite w Logitech Media Server 7.9.0
Speakers: Triangle Magellan Cello II
Cables: AudioQuest WEL XLR, AudioQuest Everest, AudioQuest Hurricane HC, AudioQuest NRG-1000, AudioQuest Diamond USB
Rack: Solid Tech Hybrid
Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; IsoTek Sigmas GII w Optimum EVO3; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

johndoe21ro 07-24-2015 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tom_hankins (Post 366065)
Not sure why the first two pics of the amps and speakers are not showing I'll try again.

Tom, do you use AudioQuest Mont Blanc or Everest as loudspeaker cables? I can't seem to figure it out just by looking at the pictures.
__________________
Amp: BAT VK-655SE
Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e32 w UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; SOtM tX-USBultra w UpTone LPS1.2; Apple Mac Mini w UpTone DC Conversion Kit & UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; Squeezelite w Logitech Media Server 7.9.0
Speakers: Triangle Magellan Cello II
Cables: AudioQuest WEL XLR, AudioQuest Everest, AudioQuest Hurricane HC, AudioQuest NRG-1000, AudioQuest Diamond USB
Rack: Solid Tech Hybrid
Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; IsoTek Sigmas GII w Optimum EVO3; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

johndoe21ro 12-25-2015 04:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chessman (Post 697098)
It has been a momentous year of improvements. I added Stillpoints isolation and it was at least a component upgrade. Then I retired my beloved BAT CD player in favor of an Esoteric K-01, which was also a component level upgrade. Recently, I added a media server as a source, with the help of Audio by E. Beyond the addictive convenience, the Asynchronous USB yields a phenomenally clean signal to the K-01's DACs. Soon to arrive is a Bryston SP-3 surround processor. I won't be giving up the BAT VK-52 SE preamp for two channel or the BAT VK-600 SE amp.

Randy, what Stillpoints do you use under your BAT VK-600SE and to what effect?
__________________
Amp: BAT VK-655SE
Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e32 w UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; SOtM tX-USBultra w UpTone LPS1.2; Apple Mac Mini w UpTone DC Conversion Kit & UpTone JS-2 Power Supply; Squeezelite w Logitech Media Server 7.9.0
Speakers: Triangle Magellan Cello II
Cables: AudioQuest WEL XLR, AudioQuest Everest, AudioQuest Hurricane HC, AudioQuest NRG-1000, AudioQuest Diamond USB
Rack: Solid Tech Hybrid
Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; IsoTek Sigmas GII w Optimum EVO3; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; Synergistic Research Blue Quantum Fuse

tom_hankins 12-25-2015 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johndoe21ro (Post 715670)
Tom, do you use AudioQuest Mont Blanc or Everest as loudspeaker cables? I can't seem to figure it out just by looking at the pictures.
__________________
Amp: BAT VK-600SE
Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e20MkIII DSD DAC w Paul Hynes SR3-12 Power Supply; MacBook Pro i5 13' w Samsung 850EVO 512GB SSD; Audirvana + 1.5.12
Speakers: Raidho Eben X-Centric
Cables: Audioquest Sky XLR 72v DBS, Audioquest Everest DBS 72V, Audioquest NRG-10 72V DBS, Audioquest Diamond USB 216V DBS
Rack: Mapleshade Platforms
Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; IsoTek Sigmas GII w IsoTek Elite EVO3; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; HiFi Tuning Supreme 3

I use the 72V Mont Blanc speaker cables with Kubala/sosna Elation! Jumpers

chessman 12-25-2015 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johndoe21ro (Post 749075)
Randy, what Stillpoints do you use under your BAT VK-600SE and to what effect? __________________ Amp: BAT VK-600SE Pre-amp/Digital: exaSound e20MkIII DSD DAC w Paul Hynes SR3-12 Power Supply; MacBook Pro i5 13' w Samsung 850EVO 512GB SSD; Audirvana + 1.5.12 Speakers: Raidho Eben X-Centric Cables: Audioquest Sky XLR 72v DBS, Audioquest Everest DBS 72V, Audioquest NRG-10 72V DBS, Audioquest Diamond USB 216V DBS Rack: Mapleshade Platforms Tweaks: Omicron Stabilizzatore Armonico & Gold Evolution SE; IsoTek Sigmas GII w IsoTek Elite EVO3; Furutech FT-SWS (R) AC Outlet; HiFi Tuning Supreme 3

I was already using a very substantial white maple stand on spikes. I put Stillpoints Ultras between the amp and the stand. I am not hearing a difference that I can be sure of, but I am not willing to take them out. That result is not surprising to me because of the following: when I moved the amp from the floor to the dedicated amp stand I heard a substantial improvement in the sound. Thus, there was not much left to fix.


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