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About Aikidoka

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    Junior Wammer

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    Gato 150
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    Codex Manfred
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. If anyone is ever down in SW London I will be happy to demonstrate the difference between the Gato 150 and the Gato 400 through my Audio Physic Codex speakers. I like the Gato amplifiers for their sound and the 150 is very good with the Auralic Vega. I keep being drawn to the Vitus that is advertised .....but need a lottery win
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    FS: Wilson Benesch Discovery

    Great speakers and I bought a pair back at Christmas. Good luck with the sale
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    Gato Audio Owners Club

    The Gato 150 AE is epic and I am thoroughly enjoying it and happy to demo if you are ever in SW London. There should be a button on the back for either Bluetooth connection or the Wifi streamer. Gato have their instruction manuals on their website and it is straightforward. I am using the MControl app on my Gato 400 and it works well.
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    Luxman v Vitus v Plinius

    Thanks for the replies and it sounds like Vitus, just have to create a reason for a new system. Like the idea of Luxman, but like bass. At the moment am running Gato 400 and the 150 Anniversary Edition, which is very good.
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    Luxman v Vitus v Plinius

    Have been gazing fondly at the classifieds and was wondering if anyone has had a chance to listen to two or even three of these amplifiers and what is the difference? Do they have a house sound? Thanks
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    Gato Audio Owners Club

    Having just bought the Gato 150 AE and the 400 network player, I am still very impressed and given the price drop is there anything which can compete?
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    Mark Grant DSP 2.5 mains cable

    I am interested and will pm. Thanks
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    FS Blok Stax 400

    Thanks and I actually need a stand, please may you confirm the dimensions. Thanks
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    ProAc K8 (Withdrawn from sale)

    So tempted, but I have just acquired a second hand set of Wilson Benesch Discovery speakers for my second system which are excellent. They would look good and sound excellent when teamed up with the Gato.....
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    Audiozen Alchemy Amplifier in Silver

    That looks like a great amplifier, but too large for my needs. GLWTS
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    ProAc K8 (Withdrawn from sale)

    May I ask the reason for sale? They are gorgeous speakers...
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    Gato Audio Owners Club

    If you are ever down in London let me know and you are welcome for a coffee and a listen to the two.
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    Gato Audio Owners Club

    Having run all three, yes the Amp150 creates more “air”, if that makes sense and the Gato 400 is superb and I prefer it to the 250 (I currently have the 150 anniversary and the latest 400 and there is a discernible difference). I always recommend blind testing (I use my children who have no pre conceptions). Whether that difference is worth the money..... but then that is why we are audiophiles.
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    Impressions of KEF LS50?

    I love my Kef LS50 and they are driven by the Arcam Solo Movie and source is Tidal. A good demo is important, but I think they are exceptional for the money and I use them with a BW PV1 sub woofer. Other speakers I use or have used, Monitor Bronze, Triangle Titus very transparent, Audiosmile Kensai with super tweeters and at the other end Magellan Duettos, Wilson Benesch Discovery and Audio Physic Codex and I highly rate the Akers.
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    Recommendations for <£1000 Standmount/Bookshelf Speakers

    Some nice speakers being advertised in private classified and apparently the Ascend Acoustic compares well to the Kef LS50