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RE: Icon Audio ST40

Triode Chebby - 

4ohm

 

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no trouble driving my RS3s to a good level

No harshness at all with anything I have played so far, I don't really know how to describe - all I know is it sounds different to a trannie amp, for the better too, smoooth, detailed and bass just thumnps you in the stomach.

Not tried my DAC yet but I will do

 

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stevebrock wrote:

no trouble driving my RS3s to a good level

No harshness at all with anything I have played so far, I don't really know how to describe - all I know is it sounds different to a trannie amp, for the better too, smoooth, detailed and bass just thumnps you in the stomach.

Not tried my DAC yet but I will do

Maybe you need to start looking for those Audio-Note AX2s that Matthewpiano was waxing lyrical about a few systems / weeks ago?

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Ive got this unit on loan - its staying here though Smile

 

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stevebrock wrote:

Chebby

Ive got this unit on loan - its staying here though Smile

 

 

 

Where did you get it from Steve . . . not surprised about the 'here for keeps', thats what happened to me, I had it on loan for a week, turned into 3 weeks, bad weather (snow) January last year, 3 weeks became a negotiation on price for dem stock . . . ?????? plus my excuse, humping 25kgs of valve amp around was not good for my back or my health . . . Wink

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direct Cliff but I have just seen this omg

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Icon-Audio-Stereo-300-Mk-II-amplifier-using-300B-valves-Beautiful-condition-/331134937214?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers&hash=item4d192e287e

 

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How would you describe the differences between the Rega's and the Icon?

Is the soundstage larger?

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How would you describe the differences between the Rega's and the Icon?

Is the soundstage larger?

regards

no harshness whatsoever and the imaging really is superb - I should of demmed it before the Elicit saga!

 

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no harshness whatsoever and the imaging really is superb - I should of demmed it before the Elicit saga!

Everybody should listen to a good Tube Amp as part of the dem process for 2 channel, provided it falls within the budget........I'm glad you've finally tried it.

There is usually no going back.  :twisted:

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CnoEvil wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

no harshness whatsoever and the imaging really is superb - I should of demmed it before the Elicit saga!

Everybody should listen to a good Tube Amp as part of the dem process for 2 channel, provided it falls within the budget........I'm glad you've finally tried it.

There is usually no going back.  :twisted:

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chebby wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

no trouble driving my RS3s to a good level

No harshness at all with anything I have played so far, I don't really know how to describe - all I know is it sounds different to a trannie amp, for the better too, smoooth, detailed and bass just thumnps you in the stomach.

Not tried my DAC yet but I will do

Maybe you need to start looking for those Audio-Note AX2s that Matthewpiano was waxing lyrical about a few systems / weeks ago?

 

They are certainly superb speakers.  I can't afford them but I've actually happened upon a combination I'm very satisfied with anyway.  For valves though, those AX2s would be great.  Quite different sounding to the RS3s though - I heard them both driven by the Exposure and the Edwards Audio amp and the AN's are a more relaxed listen than the Regas so might not suit Steve.....

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plastic penguin wrote:
What the fook is it? I've seen smaller blocks of concrete.

Canor TP134 , not that big really 435x390x170, its a girlie compared to a Meishu (google it). 

Well you did say you didnt like the 'Thunderbirds look' a while back , well summat like that  Wink

 

Ok ,I'm out got stuff to do. 

Not heard the brand before. TBH, totally satisfied with my current bundles... if it ain't broke.... Wink

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TBH, totally satisfied with my current bundles... if it ain't broke.... Wink

Totally?

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/hi-fi-shake-up#comment-2931081

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chebby wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

TBH, totally satisfied with my current bundles... if it ain't broke.... Wink

Totally?

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/hi-fi-shake-up#comment-2931081

:):):):):):)):):):):):)

 

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chebby wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

TBH, totally satisfied with my current bundles... if it ain't broke.... Wink

Totally?

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/hi-fi-shake-up#comment-2931081

For F*** sake! Too pedantic and wrong! In terms of SQ, absolutely and utterly satisfied. I also said, in mt thread from a couple of days ago, I would be prepared to "take a hit" when it came to SQ if and only IF I could find the right aesthetic set-up.

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