Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Hawk

Bottles that glow in the dark

11 posts in this topic

I read in another thread that AK might experiment and TBH id like to try some out too...

The problem is that i dont know much about whats available. I took a look at some border patrol but they were too expensive for an experiment :shock: but at the other end of the scale i didnt get much out of an icon 40 something integrated.

So whats out there thats worth a look? Pictures, descriptions and prices all welcome :)

Hawk

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

have a look at shadow audios website Hawk

Quinpo looks interesting, as does the eatern elctric stuff, I'd also maybe try a prima luna prologue, I heard a nice 300b at the glasgow show, looked ugly but sounded great, the meishu or sumat like that, £3400 w/out a phonostage, 8w/ch, very nice indeed.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try the pima luna 2 int or 3 + 4 pre-power, may be the quad II/40, or the audi research integrated Vsi 55 or something like that. There is also the Jadis Range, it depends how much money you want to part with, That lot covers from about £1 k to about £6K

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You didn't like the Icon stereo 40i? What was your thoughts on it? I've been very tempted by it.

I have been trying some 2nd hand valves myself in last few weeks, very much enjoyed an old Unison Research S2 with 12 watt output into LV Auditoriums, but when I put the TacT SDA back in I realised again how good it was... maybe not quite the valve magic with voices but so much more authority and speed.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hawk, If you want to see and hear some of the Jadis stuff, you could always pop along to Walrus Systems in the West End. IIRC, they may also be open Sundays.There is one problem with going to Walrus though -it makes you want to upgrade your TT!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

musicbox wrote:

You didn't like the Icon stereo 40i?  What was your thoughts on it?  I've been very tempted by it.

I have been trying some 2nd hand valves myself in last few weeks, very much enjoyed an old Unison Research S2 with 12 watt output into LV Auditoriums, but when I put the TacT SDA back in I realised again how good it was... maybe not quite the valve magic with voices but so much more authority and speed.

 

 

I think that for the money the Icon was a great amp but to be fair to it it was on a hiding to nothing as my benchmark is some quite expensive solid state amplification costing a fair bit more..

I did like the mid range, but things that troubled me were the lack of bass control and a higher level of background noise.  To my ears it was also a little slow, more lazy and relaxing than exciting if that makes sense.

I accept that valves have their pros and cons and i guess my question is how the situation improves as you go up the food chain?

....but as winter approaches those bottles could provide some much welcome extra heating ;)

 

Hawk

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.