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Any link to the measurments?

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What came 2nd lol

 

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Highly recomended execuo:

Rega Elici R

Naim XS2

 

Editors Choice Award:

Simaudio Moon NEO 250i

 

Outstanding Product:

Exposure 3010S2

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RE: Exposure 3010s2 won HiFi News latest supertest

I know the Moon didn't score the highest but got editor's choice award. The reviewers seem to really like this amp, but said it's bass was a bit soft yet still powerful. Does it mean the Moon is the best if not for its softer, slower bass?

Exposure -1st 85%

Naim - 2nd 81%

Rega - 3rd 80%

Moon - 4th 78%

Nad - Last 75%

The review is completely opposite of Whathifi and other reviews. It said the XS2 was bright and forward sounding whereas Whathifi said it was lacking detail and too smooth, laidback. It said the Rega was warm, soft sounding, vieled whereas Whathifi said it was bright, revealing. I really don't think the Exposure 3010S2 is that good. IMO it is brighter, drier, and lacking musicality compared to all of those amps. It only in excels in power and bass.

 I wonder how the Exposure 3010S2 compares to the Roksan Caspian M2???

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Horses for courses I'd guess but having had Roksan amplification in the past I still tend to go for the Caspian until, perhaps, Exposure gets a few more dealers to stock said amp so at least I could hear it for myself.

 

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csq2 wrote:
The reviewers seem to really like this amp,

Just to clarify , 'reviewer' singular, Nick Tate. What you have to bare in mind is that he without a doubt reviewed the amps at his house in his system. So the overall result is really what 'he' liked the best. If you read the bit in the final round up concerning his reference to the rega 'some listeners might rank it higher than third, others lower, its all down to taste'.  So, if John Bamford had done the group test , the end result could well have been totaly different. 

And this my friends is why reviews and group tests aint worth a light, in my umble opinion  :).

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Exactly

Wonder how many on here rave about the Exposure without actually listening to it - just jumping on the bandwagon!

I have never heard the Exposure, but when you hear comments like 'brighty', 'edgy' in the same sentence as Exposure then it means only one thing.... yeah its a SS, and the Elcit is no different.

I know what I prefer

 

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so, basically... just pick the one you like the look of. they all sound good.

if anyone asks, say it has a warm/bright sound with tight/soft bass and any number of cliche'd words reviewers like to use.

today, my amp is sounding a bit purple and pastry like. with a hint of grass. (which is what it may as well say in most reviews i've ever read)

 

 

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It is all just one person's opinion at the end of the day.  Out of that little group of amplifiers each one will suit different listeners, partnering equipment and rooms, so there is something for everyone.  I personally feel this hackneyed concept of 'winner' is irrelevant.

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stevebrock wrote:

Exactly

Wonder how many on here rave about the Exposure without actually listening to it - just jumping on the bandwagon!

I have never heard the Exposure, but when you hear comments like 'brighty', 'edgy' in the same sentence as Exposure then it means only one thing.... yeah its a SS, and the Elcit is no different.

I know what I prefer

 

I've heard the older 2010S amp, and unless it's totally revamped inside, can't envisage the 3010S2 to be much different tonally. I certainly don't attribute Exposure with a bright or edgy presentation.

It could be, although can't say for sure, that the so-called brightness could be mistaken for extra clarity.

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matthewpiano wrote:

It is all just one person's opinion at the end of the day.  Out of that little group of amplifiers each one will suit different listeners, partnering equipment and rooms, so there is something for everyone.  I personally feel this hackneyed concept of 'winner' is irrelevant.

Does anyone know what speakers or sources were used?

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If I recall, the 3010S2 did win a group test in Hi-Fi Choice against tough competitors from Cyrus, Creek, and Cambridge Audio.  Generally, it is well regarded, but it can be picky with speakers. I would not pair the Exposure with bright sounding equipment.

The Caspian M2 won a recent group test. Just wondering how it compares to Exposure 3010S2?

 

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Interestingly, I demo'd the Exposure 3010s2 in late 2011, along with a Leema Pulse and a Harman Kardon HK990.  The Leema and the HK were far away and ahead of the Exposure amp.  As I had the Sansui AU-717 at the time and I felt the Leema was the closest to the performance of the Sansui, you can take it as read that the Sansui wasn't any slouch against the 3010 either.  As was, at over £1000, I felt the Exposure was a little lacking compared to the others.  Nice enough, good build, but nothing I'd go out of the way for.

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plastic penguin wrote:
Does anyone know what speakers or sources were used?

Pretty much the first thing I look for * PP, will check again tomorrow but Im fairly sure nowts mentioned, just what tracks he used. 

 

Cos I like to see what pig swill they use as a reference.

 

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