I don't own this amp but after reading roby's thread and also el hefe saying it's perfect for rock music I want to audition the m6i and AMS.. I was thinking of gettin the m6 pre to try with my current set up also...
As i'm sure a lot of potetial future owners would like to know, what kind of power consumtion are we talking here? How much does it add to your monthly electric bill? and the main one i want to know, how long does it take to warm up fully?
If you demo the 35i, I would be very surprised if you would be happy with any of the M series.
Where power consumption is concerned, I worked out that it would cost £140, if the amp was on 6 hrs per day for 365 days.
The amp sounds good from cold and takes around 45 mins to warm up, but you can get other owners to confirm.
haha you will be trapped an I know what I'm talking about
But I promisse you all the doubt's you can have (budget wise maybe or others ) Wil will go away as snow in the sun when it's properly set up an setled in you livingroom
I'm listening right now an can't even tall you how happy I'm with my dicision....an I didn't even upgrade the rest yet
Denon 1911/B&W 683, 685, HTM61, ASW610XP/Ps3, WII, X box 360
AMS 35i/Cambridge Azure 650 cd/Squeezox touch/Clear audio Champion lmtd edition with MC Simphony II cardrige/Okki NoKKi Record cleaning machine/M1 Vinl Phono stage/Audioquest 'Golden gate' rca's/Avalon Ascendent (A ha s/c test)
As I said Im moving shortly Cno. If I spend all the money on an amp I will end up being the little old lady who lived in a speaker. At least the AMS could keep me warm tho lol
....and I know just the speaker!
MMM I'm courious to know witch one that would be....
BTW I came in to a oportunity of bying some Avalon Acendent ex demo for half the price....
I porvably go for a demo afther next week as I'm away next week.
If I like it I will prvably strech the money an worst case senario If I ever want to get rit of it I doubt I lose to much money....
Only thing is they are rated 89db at 4ohm not sure this will fully please me. But I wan't to hear it because my very first expiriece with the ams was conected to the Avalon Idea an I loved it....(just tought then it was out of my leak but things change )
I know but once I have that amp (if I got it) I'd no I wouldn't want/need to upgrade it for the foreseeable future.. As the ASM power amp or a bigger upgrade in general would be silly money.. Instead of always thinkin what can I change etc.. Prob dangerous but if its as good as you say I WANT IT!!! ill get an M3 next year.. Or maybe some speakers
Electrocompaniet PI 2 | Naim ND5 XS | Chord Epic | ProAc Studio 115
Only negative point for me is that there are some cd's I really liked in the past that I don't listen to anymore cause the recording is bad
That is the fault of the CDP and speakers rather than than the amp, which is reasonably forgiving. The problem should mostly disappear with a decent source and the right speakers.
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
Trust me I'm working on that one....Only between what I wanted a year ago an what I want now an what I'm prepeared to spend to get it there is a small price tag difference
I'm lucky I start a better payed job soon
Hey Cno I don't doubt your calculations
But wasn't the AMS tested i an Austrailian mgazine pulling of more than 400w of the wall?
They even said it where the only numbers MF where a bit shy about
Well, so you were paying attention!
That magazine measured it going flat out at 414 Watts which is 8.28p/hr; or £181/year when used for 6 hrs per day.
Don't tell me you've forgotten already .....Kef Ref 205/2
An there you tought I was alwys dreamy
I think you mentioned these before, and my advice now, is the same as back then, which is to make sure you give them a really long demo, and certainly compare them with the Kef Refs.
Don't tell me you've forgotten already .....Kef Ref 205/2 >)
No of course I didn't
But you know me by now true my replies.
Problem for me with the keff's is that I don'really know the dealer...so I would have to pay full price...an there I follow Alex, I refuse to pay full price on any item in my set up...
But I honetly should have a better listening to theme....I admid.
I know I should be more patient but that's not my strongside as you know....
But now I'm a bit worried the dealer should have called me back for the Avalon demo...I hope they are not sold yet.....
Cno I've posted the spec of my friend of a friends setup on my thread if you were interested in what it is?
Heading over there now!
Hi cno.. Just a quick question..Are you using the supplied mains cable of the AMS35i or upgraded to something else? I thought the supplied mains cable has a 10amp fuse fitted and I want to try one of my spare Chord powerchords with 13amp fuse fitted. Would it be safe to use a 13amp fused powerchord? All the best Iceman16
Electrocompaniet EMC 1UP / Musical Fidelity AMS 35i / Focal Electra 1028be / MIT AVt MA speaker cable-Matrix 12 xlr / Chord powerchord / GIK acoustics
What it is going on here?
I have been away for less than a month and a few things have changed! Neuphonix is taking a great deal on Primo + AMS35P, Roby bought turnatable and is almost taking the Avalon (Rob let's talk before you do anything ), did also Wishtree replaced his gear also? Cno, do you still own the AMS35i?
I don't use the standard mains cable, but a 13 amp Cardas one....the fuse is there to protect the cable itself, so you should be OK, but if you do this, it has to be your decision.
I prefer the Clearer Audio products (good trial period) - something like the Silver-Line or Copper-Line. I also rate Furutech, Nordost, Atlas and TCI.
Gary at Analogue seduction is a good guy, has a great selection and may well allow you to try one:
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