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Old 10-22-2017, 06:43 PM
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The 2150 monos can draw 30a each when hitting peak power. It would require most people to re-wire a room to get them. And those are their mid range models. Not to mention they’re 100 grand a pair.
Many Boulder amps need 30A breakers. Just switch out breakers if awg is appropriate. Some upper elite models require 220/240v -- not many reviewers with those outlets in their homes & when they do a review, they in some cases go to Boulder (demo room).

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Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X 1921 shelf, Stillpoint Ultra SS under dCS Transport, Stillpoint Ultra-Mini's under dCS 3 Stack. HRS NA100's under Ansuz D8 Power Distribution Bar.
Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia in Argento Silver/Black grills.
Power Cables: 3 each 2.5M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps & preamp. Nordost Valhalla V1 on dCS Transport.
Power Distribution Bar: Ansuz Mainz Diamond 8(D8) fed by Ansuz Diamond Power Cable.
Power Outlets:Furutech GTX-D NCF (R) duplex outlet, GTX Wall Plate & Duplex Cover (x2).
Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference with 4 Nordost Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's 2M on dCS Paganini and Mono amps. Nordost Valhalla 2's 110 ohm Digital AES/EBU on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
Headphones: Selling - 6M Cardas Clear HP cables. Vintage Koss Pro IV AA.
RCM: Audio Desk PRO
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher Power and Preamp tube test sets.

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Old 10-22-2017, 06:50 PM
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The $100,000 cost of the amps is going to be a problem long before the wiring in my house.
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I actually just spoke to my dealer. He was telling me that it's extremely rare for Boulder to actually sell their monoblocks (2150's or 3050's). He said it's simply unnecessary, in most cases. Told me that Boulder almost always sells stereo amps, because they give you 80-90 percent of the performance, and they are more amp than you will ever need. Really, with monoblocks you are paying for a separate chassis and power supply. Also, he told me (like others have said on this forum), it makes more sense to get stereo 3060 (115k) vs mono 2150's (98k).

The stereos are just that good!
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:16 AM
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I actually just spoke to my dealer. He was telling me that it's extremely rare for Boulder to actually sell their monoblocks (2150's or 3050's). He said it's simply unnecessary, in most cases. Told me that Boulder almost always sells stereo amps, because they give you 80-90 percent of the performance, and they are more amp than you will ever need. Really, with monoblocks you are paying for a separate chassis and power supply. Also, he told me (like others have said on this forum), it makes more sense to get stereo 3060 (115k) vs mono 2150's (98k).

The stereos are just that good!
Last Boulder amplified system I heard included 3050's and a 3010. Don't know if it was "more than you(the owner) would ever need", but it certainly seemed like a great match to the speakers.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:19 AM
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Last Boulder amplified system I heard included 3050's and a 3010. Don't know if it was "more than you(the owner) would ever need", but it certainly seemed like a great match to the speakers.

Dang Bill -- mono blocks & a 4 chassis pre -- that's $365K retail. What were they pushing?

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Preamp: Dan D'Agostino Progression Preamp.
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler).
Analogue Preamp: VAC Renaissance SE Phono stage with XLR Output Option & with Nordost Tyr 2 P/C and Tyr 2 XLR's.
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences. Akai RC-17 cabled remote.
Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X 1921 shelf, Stillpoint Ultra SS under dCS Transport, Stillpoint Ultra-Mini's under dCS 3 Stack. HRS NA100's under Ansuz D8 Power Distribution Bar.
Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia in Argento Silver/Black grills.
Power Cables: 3 each 2.5M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps & preamp. Nordost Valhalla V1 on dCS Transport.
Power Distribution Bar: Ansuz Mainz Diamond 8(D8) fed by Ansuz Diamond Power Cable.
Power Outlets:Furutech GTX-D NCF (R) duplex outlet, GTX Wall Plate & Duplex Cover (x2).
Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference with 4 Nordost Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's 2M on dCS Paganini and Mono amps. Nordost Valhalla 2's 110 ohm Digital AES/EBU on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
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Dang Bill -- mono blocks & pre -- that's $305K retail. What were they pushing?

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Oh I think you know the answer to that Bob.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:24 AM
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Makes sense -- WAMM Master Chronosonic. Fortunate fella.

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Preamp: Dan D'Agostino Progression Preamp.
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler).
Analogue Preamp: VAC Renaissance SE Phono stage with XLR Output Option & with Nordost Tyr 2 P/C and Tyr 2 XLR's.
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences. Akai RC-17 cabled remote.
Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X 1921 shelf, Stillpoint Ultra SS under dCS Transport, Stillpoint Ultra-Mini's under dCS 3 Stack. HRS NA100's under Ansuz D8 Power Distribution Bar.
Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia in Argento Silver/Black grills.
Power Cables: 3 each 2.5M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps & preamp. Nordost Valhalla V1 on dCS Transport.
Power Distribution Bar: Ansuz Mainz Diamond 8(D8) fed by Ansuz Diamond Power Cable.
Power Outlets:Furutech GTX-D NCF (R) duplex outlet, GTX Wall Plate & Duplex Cover (x2).
Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference with 4 Nordost Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's 2M on dCS Paganini and Mono amps. Nordost Valhalla 2's 110 ohm Digital AES/EBU on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
Headphones: Selling - 6M Cardas Clear HP cables. Vintage Koss Pro IV AA.
RCM: Audio Desk PRO
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Makes sense -- WAMM Master Chronosonic. Fortunate fella.

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That's 1 Mil gone the wrong way!
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That's 1 Mil gone the wrong way!


If you are worried whether or not the top of the line Boulder is sufficient for the WAMM, rest easy. It's a beautiful match.
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