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Old 01-10-2015, 10:00 PM
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Pretty amazing systems from the members posting on this thread. AA sure has a premium membership

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Old 01-11-2015, 01:50 AM
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I heard the 725/701 combo driving the Q7's at the Mirage too. With and without the sub. How would you say this set up with the 701's compares to your 711 setup? Can you form a judgement based on what you heard? I own the 530 presently integrated presently and I am stepping up to the 725/711 combo. My dealer is graciously allowing me to home demo the 701's at the same time the 725/711 is being installed next month. I have Ansuz D cabling and the Raidho D5 speakers with Torus power. Any input would be greatly valued. Thanks.
Greetings Odyssey,

Only heard the Q7s/Soulution 701&725/Berkeley ref DAC combo with the sub at the Mirage and for only a handful of songs. But as you would expect given the similar configuration, I heard a very familiar sound to my Q7s/Soulution 711&725/Berkeley ref DAC system. The exception being that the 701's extra power provides a more relaxed presentation when the system is pushed, and the Magico Sub provides a seamlessly coherent foundation that can not be easily matched by a floor stander.

I also really liked the Vovox IC/speaker cables that were being used in the Magico room. Hoping to get a demo set to try out soon.

The next step for me is to finalize my IC/speaker cables and possibly moving up to the 701 monos. So I'd be very interested in hearing what you think of the 701s vis-a-vis the 711.

Glad to see a fellow Texan with Soulution amps. My daughter just moved to Austin and would
love to hear you Raidhos next time I'm in town. Best wishes,
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Pretty amazing systems from the members posting on this thread. AA sure has a premium membership

Carlos,

The Soulution 7 Series is amazing gear, some of the best out there. I'm really happy with my 5 Series, more within my budget. The 501 amps have amazing clarity and purity of timbres, distortion is virtually undetectable. Speed, dynamics and bass control are incredible. Add in a touch of sweetness in the midrange and treble and you have the 501's. Soulution is on the cutting edge of technology with their use of localized negative feedback (in nano-seconds) to reduce distortion and their Switching Mode Power Supplies that deliver unprecedented dynamics. The 501's are only rated at 125 watts into 8 ohms but can deliver 45 amps maximum current output. I can hear this every time I spin one of my Telarc discs...Wow!

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I forgot to add that the Vovox cables were developed in close cooperation with Soulution.

From the Vovox website:

"In cooperation with the best

VOVOX® textura fortis was developed and then tested in close cooperation with soulution, an award-winning Swiss manufacturer of high-end premium components. Many auditions and comparisons with the most renowned benchmarks confirmed that we achieved our aim: the optimal connection of very fast, powerful components and the most coherent reproduction of music."
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:52 PM
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Would anyone be interested in Ivan starting a Soulution Forum? Please respond if you are interested in having one.

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Definitely !!! +1

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Greetings Odyssey,

Only heard the Q7s/Soulution 701&725/Berkeley ref DAC combo with the sub at the Mirage and for only a handful of songs. But as you would expect given the similar configuration, I heard a very familiar sound to my Q7s/Soulution 711&725/Berkeley ref DAC system. The exception being that the 701's extra power provides a more relaxed presentation when the system is pushed, and the Magico Sub provides a seamlessly coherent foundation that can not be easily matched by a floor stander.

I also really liked the Vovox IC/speaker cables that were being used in the Magico room. Hoping to get a demo set to try out soon.

The next step for me is to finalize my IC/speaker cables and possibly moving up to the 701 monos. So I'd be very interested in hearing what you think of the 701s vis-a-vis the 711.

Glad to see a fellow Texan with Soulution amps. My daughter just moved to Austin and would
love to hear you Raidhos next time I'm in town. Best wishes,
Hello Cmarin,

I have two residences and the Soulution/Raidho setup is in my summer or Chicago residence. My wife and I have two 20-something adult kids living and working in Austin so we bought a place here and I will be moving the Soulution 530 to Austin. It is a much smaller listening room.

In early Feb. I will have the 725 and 711 installed in our Chicago residence. At that time my dealer will put the 701's on the floor too and we'll have a little shoot out to see about taking that step. It is my understanding (and I could be wrong) that the 701's are bridged mono amps. I'm thinking that the 701's are made up of two 711's? I could be way off on this but that is my uneducated guess. I've only returned to the hobby after a very prolonged absence in the last year. When I re-engaged last year I asked my dealer what was the best and he mentioned Soulution and Raidho among other names.

I'll be happy to give you my thoughts early next month how each of the 7 series amps drive the Raidho D5's.

Oh and I did speak with Cryill in Vegas about the Vovox cables. Apparently they were developed or influenced with the Soulution gear. I got to speak with Jorge the president of Vovox. I'm pretty far down the Ansuz trail now to match up with the Raidho. Cryill is an admirer of Vovox. He is also a big believer in the Critical Mass racks.

Lastly I'm having Torus power units installed in both locations.

I'm hoping that if I go near the top of the mountain that that will be it and I won't become a box swapper. But I can see how this hobby can be addicting.
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