Haven't been on the Wam much recently and have only just seen this thread. I must have done something good in a previous life because my three albums are pretty flat. Not perfectly flat, but certainly not warped enough to consider sending back.
I messed up the link- sorry!
But yes so if you see any esoteric/high end stuff that says "Buy Today 1200gbp" or similar...avoid!
Wilson Sophias for £1200? I doubt it!!
@enrae8 I linked to those 802s....who are they kdding!
Very pleased with my 401 but it came with a horrible Audioquest mat which is probably having a detrimental effect on the sound. Do any 401 owners have a spare, decent mat lying around that they would be prepared to part with?
I've had a Primare Pre60 / A60 set on home demo for the last two weeks. My own setup is a Cyrus DAC-XP+ and StreamX v2 into a pair of Anthem Statement M1 monos, and driving Vienna Acoustic Beethoven Concert Grands. The change is significant as I knew it would be, I've been looking to replace the Cyrus front-end for a while now. The high and mid range are exceptional, and the bass is more controlled and tighter. I tried the Pre60 into the Anthem's to see the difference the higher power amps would make. There is more bass "glow" with the Anthem's and just more bass with everything. But by comparison to the A60 it sounds less defined, smeared out and not as connected to the mid and high frequencies. The A60 sounds lean by comparison, but the music flows much better, the bass is there but it lacks the "glow" the Anthem's give.
Does anyone have the Primare Pre60 / A60 and what speakers are you driving? If I keep these amps, and I'm pretty close to it as the "wow" factor has been big, I would like to know how they drive higher-end speakers, particularly the bass-handling. I would look to replace my VA Concert Grands in a year or two and get something like Fact 12, Dali Epicon 8, or something else in that price/performance range. But can the A60 drive these and drive them well?