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Old 11-24-2018, 10:43 PM
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Congratulations on your M5-HPA monoblocks! They are phenomenal. Dream amps for sure.

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Ken - given how good the M5-HPA/Quatro Wood CT combo sounds, I can only begin to imagine what your M7/Model 7 MkII sound like!
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Digital Software: Roon, Tidal Streaming
Digital Music Server: Melco N1A/2
Digital Sources: Totaldac d1-twelve SE w/Uptone Audio ISO Regen/UltraCap LPS-1, Oppo UDP-205
Preamplifier: Rogue Audio RP-7
Amplifier: Vandersteen M5-HPA
Speakers: Vandersteen Quatro Wood CT w/IsoAcoustics Gaia 1 feet
Cabling: WW Platinum Starlight 7 digital wires, AQ Sky XLR, Transparent Plus RCA, Placette RCA
Speaker Cables: AudioQuest Oak spades ---> spades
Power Cables: 4 Esprit PCs (for DAC), 2 WW Platinum Electra PC (Preamp/Phono Preamp), AQ NRG10 (Melco N1A/2), AQ NRG4 (Quatro Wood CT built-in subs), Transparent Premium (Uptone Power Supply), (updates/upgrades pending)
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As per my knowledge it's a minimalist solid state design outputting 300 watts into 4 ohms and 150 into 8. The 15,000 a pair amps driving a pair of moderately priced Vandersteen Quatro Wood CT speakers produced the best sound I heard yesterday, with a midrange transparency that kept me listening for more than a half hour to my high resolution files from vinyl.

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As per my knowledge it's a minimalist solid state design outputting 300 watts into 4 ohms and 150 into 8. The 15,000 a pair amps driving a pair of moderately priced Vandersteen Quatro Wood CT speakers produced the best sound I heard yesterday, with a midrange transparency that kept me listening for more than a half hour to my high resolution files from vinyl.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:55 PM
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The monoblocs have been burning in nicely through the holidays. The synergy with the Quatro Wood CT is well nigh perfect. The insight the combo gives me into my music, especially in the midrange, is enchantingly addictive. The bass foundation is simply tremendous. Organ notes below 60Hz especially flourish through these amps. Mid-bass thwacks are visceral. Music has propulsive pace and rhythm. The overall sound is simply more immersive and intimate.

The Benchmark AHB2 I was using in my system before gave me enormous insight into what was in my music collection compared to my old Classe CA-2200. It remains a valued component in my possession. As such, I'm searching for a good pair of speakers for it.

The M5-HPAs realize the full potential of my system with my Quatros and give me a smooth yet detailed sound that is to me enchanting.
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Primary System (Always in flux):
Analog Source: Rega RP10
Phono Preamp: Bryston BP2/PS3
Digital Software: Roon, Tidal Streaming
Digital Music Server: Melco N1A/2
Digital Sources: Totaldac d1-twelve SE w/Uptone Audio ISO Regen/UltraCap LPS-1, Oppo UDP-205
Preamplifier: Rogue Audio RP-7
Amplifier: Vandersteen M5-HPA
Speakers: Vandersteen Quatro Wood CT w/IsoAcoustics Gaia 1 feet
Cabling: WW Platinum Starlight 7 digital wires, AQ Sky XLR, Transparent Plus RCA, Placette RCA
Speaker Cables: AudioQuest Oak spades ---> spades
Power Cables: 4 Esprit PCs (for DAC), 2 WW Platinum Electra PC (Preamp/Phono Preamp), AQ NRG10 (Melco N1A/2), AQ NRG4 (Quatro Wood CT built-in subs), Transparent Premium (Uptone Power Supply), (updates/upgrades pending)
Power Conditioning: 2 AQ Niagara 1000, 3 Oyaide R1 outlets (updates/upgrades pending)
Sound Treatments: 23 ASC Tube Traps and 10 Panels
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