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Old 01-05-2013, 10:23 PM
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Mike... Have you heard Rockport Speakers?
No...I sure want to....but I thought the Magico Q5's would be another option. They've certainly received high praise and there is a AA member who loves them. I do know an AA member with the Rockports (the fellow I bought my Classe amp from) and he's had a heck of a time finding an amp to pair them with. Ironically, he sold his B&W's and Classe amp and bought the Rockports and an MC452 and he's not keen on the combo. He's now trying ARC, Pass, etc. and even mentioned to me that he now wonders how the Classe and Rockports would sound together. You heard them at RMAF and loved them I presume?
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:36 PM
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Ivan - what amps were used when you heard the Rockports? Maybe the Plinius would be a winning combo....
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:00 PM
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If this is another reference system, what about the magicio Q7. $160k is insane but the reviews say its worth it.

Although the Rockport Altair's are my personal favourite.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:17 PM
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Ivan....It's time to climb the summit & think Swedish - Swiss cheese. Here we go as a foundation to work with:

FM Acoustics FM-1811 amplifier(s)
FM Acoustics FM-268 Linestage
FM Acoustics FM-223 Phono Linearizer

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:47 PM
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I found great synergy with tube preamps and the Plinius SA-Reference. I am currently using my Ayon CD-5S as a tube preamp for them.

If the speakers you are considering aren't very sensitive, the ARC Reference should work too (I found that the combo of gain on the Plinius + my 90dB speakers too high to work well with the ARC but may consider using an inline attenuator that I was reading about).

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Old 01-06-2013, 12:06 AM
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Ivan - what amps were used when you heard the Rockports? Maybe the Plinius would be a winning combo....
Yes, Plinius.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:18 AM
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How about a couple of these beauties to start with...

Accuphase A-200

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Old 01-06-2013, 12:21 AM
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Steve... I really have no desire to build another Reference System. IMO I have already achieved that with my Aida's & Burmester.

The new system's goal is to build an outstanding rig and keep it under $100k

My experience has proven this to be a popular price point.
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How about a couple of these beauties to start with...

Accuphase A-200
Those A-200's are supposed to be sweet amps.

It's funny, I'm drawn to gold/champagne colored gear. I wonder what that means
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Those A-200's are supposed to be sweet amps.

It's funny, I'm drawn to gold/champagne colored gear. I wonder what that means
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