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Old 07-30-2012, 08:06 PM
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Default Dan D'Agostino's New Stereo Amplifier

As reported in the latest UK HI FI MAG -- page 20, August 2012 edition.

Here's a picture (200w stereo @ 8Ω).

UK Price £23,500 or $32,250 (have no clue what US price is). Any one know?

Looks pretty -- w/remote?????



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Old 07-30-2012, 10:31 PM
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Yes, it has a remote. They have this along with the mono blocks in silver at my dealer. I just don't care for it in black, either in pictures or in person.

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Yes, it has a remote. They gave this along with the mono blocks in silver at my dealer. I just don't care for it in black, either in pictures or in person.

Jim
Good for that Jim.

I like the stereo in black -- not as much for the monos for some reason -- maybe because the stereo is a one box, & in one spot; while the monos are over here and over there. Dunno.

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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.
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Can anyone tell me if this amp needs warm up time and if so, how much?

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I notice little change if any change in the mono's in 30 minutes. That said even powering them up cold they made my 1.2ks sound like them were hooked up out of phase. They controlled my MBL's that much better.

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What is the current pricing on the monos and the new stereo version?
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I notice little change if any change in the mono's in 30 minutes. That said even powering them up cold they made my 1.2ks sound like them were hooked up out of phase. They controlled my MBL's that much better.

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