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Old 09-01-2019, 10:58 AM
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My "dealer" friend sells QS. He has the line stage pre, and it sounds even better than the JC2 pre-amp he uses most of the time for demo's (I use a JC2 in my system). I'd buy one, but I "need" a remote control and I prefer (not sure why) to use balanced (xlr) cables. If you've not listened to the QS linestage (non-remote version) - you really should because it's fantastic. And less than $1500!!!???
Yeah, that QS pre is truly a great value - like everything Mike sells in his line. Remote-only for me too. I've been using a Cary SLP-98 tube preamp with remote kept from my prior system - has outboard power supply, NOS 6SN7s, single-ended-outputs only; no XLR. Works remarkably well in synergy (musical, nice deep sound stage) paired with the QS Mono 120s. Someday will go back and do a comparison to the QS LS remote pre, but really like this combo too.
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Old 12-30-2019, 11:30 PM
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My "dealer" friend sells QS. He has the line stage pre, and it sounds even better than the JC2 pre-amp he uses most of the time for demo's (I use a JC2 in my system). I'd buy one, but I "need" a remote control and I prefer (not sure why) to use balanced (xlr) cables. If you've not listened to the QS linestage (non-remote version) - you really should because it's fantastic. And less than $1500!!!???
A friend just purchased a QS preamp. He's pretty excited. Will forward your post here to him. Now he is looking to buy the QS Mid Monos with EL34 tubes for his 97db Klipsch speakers. I've heard only the Mono 60s, Mono 120s I have.

Did you ever get a chance to hear the Quicksilver Mid Monos (40w, 50% Triode)?
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:15 PM
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I use 2 QS M60 Mono blocks to power the Midrange panels on my Triamped Magnapan MGIIIa and a pair of QS Mini monos to power the Ribbon Tweeters (2 ohm)on them as well as the minis have a 2 ohm tap.
They have been in play for quite a while with updated Aragon 4004 MkII SS amps driving the Bass Panels and the NHT W2 Subwoofers. They are the end game for me. Wonderful amps.
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Main Rig > Audio Research LS17SE - MS Phonomena II+ (mono Arm), PS Audio GCPH (stereo arm), Phonomena II+ (TD-125MkII), updated Aragon 4004 MkII(2) (Bass panels, and Subs), Quicksilver M60 MonoBlocks (EL34L Blue bottle) (midrange panels) Quicksilver Mini Mono Blocks (Svetlana EL34) (Ribbons) Beringer DCX2496 (analog outputs/power supply upgrades by Selectronic of France) - NHT X1 Crossovers, Clearaudio Solution w/Master Solution upgrades/Audiomods Series 5/ZYX R100 Yatra, Jelco 750L/Ortofon 2m Mono, Thorens TD125MkII/ClearAudio Verify CF/Shelter 501 II Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD, Teac A4300 R2R, Dell Laptop w/Meridian Explorer DAC, Maple Framed Magnepan MGIIIa(tri-amped), NHT W2 Sub(2)
Vintage > Yamaha C70 preamp, Yamaha T70 Tuner, Acurus A200, Modified Thorens TD160/Project 9CC/Ebony nude Denon DL103, , Marantz SA8003 SACD, Yamaha NS690 MkI
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:27 PM
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They are the end game for me. Wonderful amps.
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Hi Jim,
interesting. I think you might be the fourth person to share with me using QS amps to bi-amp or try-amp electrostats or panels. Seems like a great use of QS amps. Sounds like good fun. And yet another benefit of running capable separates.

A local audiophile near me is putting his big Quicksilver V4s up for sale, downsizing situation required, and he used those to power large Magnepan 3.6Rs with great enjoyment for years and very complimentary of the synergy and sound.

I'm using my my QS mono 120s for my custom built main speakers which are a combination of electrostatic air motion mid-tweeters paired with dual nomex mid woofers. The tube power with dual KT150s per amp with the large transformers is almost on the edge of overkill since I listen at low volume mostly. I can run the bias at the low-end of the scale, tubes run cooler, it drops the sound stage back a bit which yields more of a triode type of sound which was a nice and unexpected surprise. I'm really starting to appreciate the adjustable bias as a benefit.


Achieving "the end game" is enviable. Good for you. Congratulations!


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Hi Jim,
interesting. I think you might be the fourth person to share with me using QS amps to bi-amp or try-amp electrostats or panels. Seems like a great use of QS amps. Sounds like good fun. And yet another benefit of running capable separates.

A local audiophile near me is putting his big Quicksilver V4s up for sale, downsizing situation required, and he used those to power large Magnepan 3.6Rs with great enjoyment for years and very complimentary of the synergy and sound.

I'm using my my QS mono 120s for my custom built main speakers which are a combination of electrostatic air motion mid-tweeters paired with dual nomex mid woofers. The tube power with dual KT150s per amp with the large transformers is almost on the edge of overkill since I listen at low volume mostly. I can run the bias at the low-end of the scale, tubes run cooler, it drops the sound stage back a bit which yields more of a triode type of sound which was a nice and unexpected surprise. I'm really starting to appreciate the adjustable bias as a benefit.


Achieving "the end game" is enviable. Good for you. Congratulations!


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Sounds like you have a great system there. If I ever downsize I will go to QuickSilver Tube amps with adjustable bias in a simpler rig. The M60's and Mini Monos are auto bias designs and work wonderfully in my current set up.
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Main Rig > Audio Research LS17SE - MS Phonomena II+ (mono Arm), PS Audio GCPH (stereo arm), Phonomena II+ (TD-125MkII), updated Aragon 4004 MkII(2) (Bass panels, and Subs), Quicksilver M60 MonoBlocks (EL34L Blue bottle) (midrange panels) Quicksilver Mini Mono Blocks (Svetlana EL34) (Ribbons) Beringer DCX2496 (analog outputs/power supply upgrades by Selectronic of France) - NHT X1 Crossovers, Clearaudio Solution w/Master Solution upgrades/Audiomods Series 5/ZYX R100 Yatra, Jelco 750L/Ortofon 2m Mono, Thorens TD125MkII/ClearAudio Verify CF/Shelter 501 II Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD, Teac A4300 R2R, Dell Laptop w/Meridian Explorer DAC, Maple Framed Magnepan MGIIIa(tri-amped), NHT W2 Sub(2)
Vintage > Yamaha C70 preamp, Yamaha T70 Tuner, Acurus A200, Modified Thorens TD160/Project 9CC/Ebony nude Denon DL103, , Marantz SA8003 SACD, Yamaha NS690 MkI
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:34 PM
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Sounds like you have a great system there. If I ever downsize I will go to QuickSilver Tube amps with adjustable bias in a simpler rig. The M60's and Mini Monos are auto bias designs and work wonderfully in my current set up.
Regards,
Jim
Getting closer to end game, not there yet, but much closer than prior attempts. Enjoying the Mono 120s with more time on them now.

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