Researching. Trying to build my forever system. parasound,mc,schiit?

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  1. Donny

    Donny Big Damn Hero

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    Hi all! My current stereo is a nad c326 bee,schiit bifrost and infinity interlude il60 ( built in subs). I honestly love my system but I have upgraditis. I have been online looking at reviews and reading stereophile. The pieces that have caught my eye are:
    mcintosh ma252. pros it's a mc. Built in the usa, cons not alot of reviews no pre out
    Parasound halo integrated pro's great and consistant reviews stereophile class a con's wpc in my very limited exp high power amps have sounded thin.
    Schiit Freya and vider. Pros cost,built in usa. cons wpc and maybe not be in the same league as the above units.
    Speakers that have caught my eye are.
    golden ear titan 1. pros built in subs! con's some say they can sound thin
    Tekton double impact pros supposed giant killers, con's are they the real deal?

    BTW I like a "full" sound. Dark over sparkle.

    Thanks guys :)
     

     

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  2. Jailtime

    Jailtime Standin' on a corner Subscriber

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    I do like my Freya, the tube section responds well to tube rolling, I have 1950 RCA smoked glass 6SN7s and 60s Sylvania 6SN7GTBs in it now. Nice to have the JFET and passive options too. It's really great sounding, vertical soundstage is impressive.

    The speakers you're looking at don't seem to require a powerful amplifier, especially the Tektons at 98dB sensitivity. Have you considered tube amplifiers, such as Rogue Audio or Quicksilver?
     
  3. Donny

    Donny Big Damn Hero

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    I did find an all tube integrated audio research vsi60. Seems interesting. I believe it was a stereophile class a ranking
     
  4. Silentnet

    Silentnet I like to keep my issues drawn... Subscriber

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    You like a "darker" sound but are seemingly afraid of big wattage because higher wpc amps sound "thin"? Err.
     
  5. Mamrak1

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    I'm not sure where you got the idea than high powered amps sound 'thin' as well as the Golden Ear speakers. I would suggest you go to an audio store and check out those individual products rather than read reviews from people who have no clue.
     
  6. Silentnet

    Silentnet I like to keep my issues drawn... Subscriber

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    Are you opposed to buying used?

    Do you have any experience with electrostats (Martin Logan, etc) or ribbon speakers (Magneplanars)?
     

     

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  7. Donny

    Donny Big Damn Hero

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    Just personal exp with higher wattage amps. I already pulled the trigger on a mcintosh ma252. I've never owned magneplanars but the most impressive system I have heard did use maggies. Used is good,can be difficult to find in my area.
     
  8. Silentnet

    Silentnet I like to keep my issues drawn... Subscriber

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    Audition higher end electrostats (with clean, high wpc amps) and be ruined for anything else. ;)
     
  9. Donny

    Donny Big Damn Hero

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    That's very possible.
     
  10. Silentnet

    Silentnet I like to keep my issues drawn... Subscriber

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    Where are you located? I'd be happy to offer my system.
     
  11. Donny

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    I would love to but I am in Texas close to the LA border. It would be awesome to meet some audiophiles in person. My area only has one real audio store and it seems to be more of a hobby for the owner.
     

     

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  12. wstrickland1

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    MAC 7200 Integrated would be sweet. I just obtained a 6700 and love it, just wish it had the 7200's DAC
     

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