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Old 03-29-2018, 02:05 AM
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Default Momentum s250 added

Just got my momentum s250 setup and delivered and boy oh boy that sound delivers! Even better with Wilson audio Yvettes!

If only I could get that meter in the front to move without going deaf!








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Old 03-29-2018, 04:22 AM
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Need to get a harder to drive speaker like the original Alexia.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:02 AM
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Just got my momentum s250 setup and delivered and boy oh boy that sound delivers! Even better with Wilson audio Yvettes!

If only I could get that meter in the front to move without going deaf!Attachment 54726
Congrats.

Meter movement is an issue, there is a switch on the back which makes it more sensitive but still doesn't make it move enough at normal listening levels.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:00 AM
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Great amp choice!

It takes a lot to push the needles, I start seeing this at 60% volume on the mated PreAmp and song dependent, but when they do, oh my...
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Congrats on the new Momentum......looks fantastic with the Wilsons. Great choice!

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Old 03-29-2018, 11:49 AM
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Congratulations on your gorgeous new amp. And is that a Linn Klimax I see above it?

I spoke to Bill McKiegan of D’Agostino a few weeks ago about the meter, and he indicated they were working in a more sensitive meter, but of course it’s purely cosmetic. Even at very high listening levels you’re still only drawing a few watts with efficient speakers, so it’s tough getting much movement.
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Congratulations on your gorgeous new amp. And is that a Linn Klimax I see above it?

I spoke to Bill McKiegan of D’Agostino a few weeks ago about the meter, and he indicated they were working in a more sensitive meter, but of course it’s purely cosmetic. Even at very high listening levels you’re still only drawing a few watts with efficient speakers, so it’s tough getting much movement.
Yeah I realize it's cosmetic but would definitely be cool to see it jump a little!

Yes I got a Linn klimax katalyst ds a couple of months ago and love it! Can't wait for roon integration though...kazoo is junk software to put it bluntly.
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I have become accustomed to not seeing the needles move in either my original Momentum's and now with the M400's. The lights glow nicely.
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I just became accustomed to not seeing the needles move in either my original Momentum's and now with the M400's. The lights glow nicely.
I thought your motto is “it is turned down”
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Congrats on your S250 Momentum. Dan's lineup is rather impressive to say the least. Enjoy Sir,

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