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Old 07-25-2010, 05:20 AM
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I have yet to own a pair of Mementos so Im afraid I cant offer any advice. I found the JA80's did not have enough steam for the Elipsa thats why I was curious about the JA120. Im think of getting the 120 or 200's, Im positive they would be heaven with Sonus Faber. With Mcintosh the 2301's are excellent on the Eipsa, if price is out of reach then I would consider 2 MC275's.
Wow. Out of steam?? I have heard the Ja80s driving Wilson Sashas and even MBL 101E. They were wonderful and I had no complaints about the power they were producing. I was very surprised that they complimented the MBLs so well. I'm sure the JA120 will be even better!
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My JA80's were great with Wilsons, used on Sophias and WP7's so no suprise to hear they work well on the Sasha. If I were to use Jadis on MBL I would look higher than the JA80, think 200 and up.
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Some very informative information here. Thank you. I was a little concerned that SF's lush midrange + tube's midrange would be too much of a good thing. But sounds like they are quite suitable for each other, very interesting.
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Unfortunately they will only leave Italy near the end of August so hopefully September

Luckily I have no cdp or amps or I would go nuts!
Still on track Howie??? Decided on amps yet??

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Still on track Howie??? Decided on amps yet??

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Yes Bob. Dartzeel Pre and Power amp on their way to me hopefully sometime soon

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Yes Bob. Dartzeel Pre and Power amp on their way to me hopefully sometime soon

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My Strads are arriving tomorrow!!!
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Alright Howie. Looking forward to your comments. When to do anticipate having all your new gear in place?
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Alright Howie. Looking forward to your comments. When to do anticipate having all your new gear in place?
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Unfortunately I have no amp! Only the cd player. My acutus bearing is in the uk being upgraded and should be back within a week but without an amp it doesn't really help! Hopefully within 2 months the daRTzeel should be here
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