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Old 02-20-2012, 02:39 AM
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Hi Philip

I have got the MX-R's at home ATM. Can't say I am a Ayre fan, or any ss amp however open to be convinced. Then again up to recently I was not a Wilson fan either. There are incredibly smooth and go loud effortlessly. They are a little reserved sounding currently. That will be effected by 3 things. They are brand new, I am running them SE and my cj pre amp has zero grain and is a little laid back.

I have cd on repeat on a low volume when not listening, so hopefully later this week they will open up a bit more. They should be around 100 hours by then.

I will never listen to the mono momentums as I cannot afford them. The stereo will be a stretch but very keen to try them. Again, they will be as new so not run in. Philip, I hope you are right in them being a turbo charge MX-R.

I just wonder whether they can drive and control my Maxx3's at LOUD volumes. Lower volumes will not be a problem.

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Shane, the KX-R is your answer. The MX-R can sound a bit too laid back and uncharacteristically tooobe like for a SS amp when partnered with certain preamps. The KX-R is the equalizing force here. To hear the MX-R/KX-R with modern Wilsons is to fall in love (with a mere mortal)...

To hear the D'Agostino amps with Wilsons partnered with the right preamp is to have fallen in love with a Goddess who hands you a flask filled with water of eternal life, whisks you away in her chariot into the clouds and then makes love to you on top of a fluffy white cloud for a week straight.
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........To hear the D'Agostino amps with Wilsons partnered with the right preamp is to have fallen in love with a Goddess who hands you a flask filled with water of eternal life, whisks you away in her chariot into the clouds and then makes love to you on top of a fluffy white cloud for a week straight.
Serge.......I thought Stereophile's Wes Phillips was the king of waxing lyrical, but I think you have him beat here! .......I think Mr. D'Agostino should post this on his website .......Philip
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I will drop off the MX-R's tomorrow and pick up the Momentum Stereo amp.

Can't say the MX-R's did it for me in my system. Smooth,nice sounding, reasonably tight bass but lacked drive, life and upper air extension compared to my tube monoblocks.

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I will drop off the MX-R's tomorrow and pick up the Momentum Stereo amp.

Can't say the MX-R's did it for me in my system. Smooth,nice sounding, reasonably tight bass but lacked drive, life and upper air extension compared to my tube monoblocks.

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Very curious as to what you think about the Momentum amp when you get some time on it.
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I will drop off the MX-R's tomorrow and pick up the Momentum Stereo amp.

Can't say the MX-R's did it for me in my system. Smooth,nice sounding, reasonably tight bass but lacked drive, life and upper air extension compared to my tube monoblocks.

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You guys already have the Momentum stereo amp down under?
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Very curious as to what you think about the Momentum amp when you get some time on it.
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You guys already have the Momentum stereo amp down under?
Joe / Serge, the Momentum Stereo arrived last Saturday when I picked up the MX-R's. The owner offered me to take the unopened box home, but I had allready lugged the MX-R's into the car and I would have had to drive to the warehouse. I was not going to lug them out again and I wanted to listen to the Ayre amps.

They have been running it this week, so I guess it may have 25 hours on it? Interestly the guy at the shop said for the first few hours it has no bass very unlike Krell - I would have to guess that would be initial run in.

I will run it 24/7 on low volume CD repeat for the following 100 hours and then listen a bit more critically.

As always, YMMV as it will be hooked up with a SE pre amp - the amps should be able to show their overall characteristics regadless.

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Joe / Serge, the Momentum Stereo arrived last Saturday when I picked up the MX-R's. The owner offered me to take the unopened box home, but I had allready lugged the MX-R's into the car and I would have had to drive to the warehouse. I was not going to lug them out again and I wanted to listen to the Ayre amps.

They have been running it this week, so I guess it may have 25 hours on it? Interestly the guy at the shop said for the first few hours it has no bass very unlike Krell - I would have to guess that would be initial run in.

I will run it 24/7 on low volume CD repeat for the following 100 hours and then listen a bit more critically.

As always, YMMV as it will be hooked up with a SE pre amp - the amps should be able to show their overall characteristics regadless.
I'm almost afraid to ask the price down there!

Hope your home demo goes well Shane!

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I'm almost afraid to ask the price down there!

Hope your home demo goes well Shane!

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I'll ask that question if I like the amp Howie.

It will no doubt be more expensive than the US,HK and Sing but no doubt cheaper than the UK and France
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