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Amplifier upgrade journey.

Hi all,

 

Some of you know that i got that itch of a new amplifier, so far i've demo the Linn Majik DSM ( will write down my findings later) and yesterday look what came to dinner last night... Dirol

 

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My Rega dealer came yesterday and made some litle tweaking in my system, made acoustic measurements of my living room, repositioning of my dyns, and when he was done, oh boy! It was quite a different sound coming out of the dyns! For better of course.  And he left behind the Elicit R (full burn in as it is is demo unit), and although it has 105w at 8ohm, has a better control over the low frequencies but i prefer the Brio R some how...   Arrest me...! The Brio R is a bit more civilized, less bright that the Elicit R... In my opinion is not worth the the extra 1300€ that i've to spend... The amp is on since yesterday and I will give it another go later on, but the differences in sound quality are very slim... How can that be possible...?! 

 

 

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Today went to do a first listening of Unison Research Primo Nuovo, with some expensive equipment as source but liked what i've heard! :grin:

Loudspeakers where Vandersteen model 1c! 

Scheduled a demo to last week of October in my home...

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I look forward to your thoughts on all this testing.

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CnoEvil wrote:

I look forward to your thoughts on all this testing.

Yesterday after being cought by surprise with the small difference between the Elicit R and Brio R IN MY SYSTEM and the fact that i found the Elicit R a bit to bright for my taste i thought if i'm not a hybrid integrated amp client...?! 

That was answered today, liked very much the UR Unico Nuovo!

A clear step up in sound quality.

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

I look forward to your thoughts on all this testing.

Yesterday after being cought by surprise with the small difference between the Elicit R and Brio R IN MY SYSTEM and the fact that i found the Elicit R a bit to bright for my taste i thought if i'm not a hybrid integrated amp client...?! 

That was answered today, liked very much the UR Unico Nuovo!

A clear step up in sound quality.

Can you get to hear a Pathos or a Sugden A21.

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CnoEvil wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

I look forward to your thoughts on all this testing.

Yesterday after being cought by surprise with the small difference between the Elicit R and Brio R IN MY SYSTEM and the fact that i found the Elicit R a bit to bright for my taste i thought if i'm not a hybrid integrated amp client...?! 

That was answered today, liked very much the UR Unico Nuovo!

A clear step up in sound quality.

Can you get to hear a Pathos or a Sugden A21.

Pathos yes it has a National dealer in Portugal, but Sugden no Sir...

What model do you have in mind? The Classic One? 

Don't forget that my budget is between 1700€ / 1900€ top!

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

I look forward to your thoughts on all this testing.

Yesterday after being cought by surprise with the small difference between the Elicit R and Brio R IN MY SYSTEM and the fact that i found the Elicit R a bit to bright for my taste i thought if i'm not a hybrid integrated amp client...?! 

That was answered today, liked very much the UR Unico Nuovo!

A clear step up in sound quality.

Can you get to hear a Pathos or a Sugden A21.

Pathos yes it has a National dealer in Portugal, but Sugden no Sir...

What model do you have in mind? The Classic One? 

Don't forget that my budget is between 1700€ / 1900€ top!

Yes, that's the one....or maybe a second hand Logos!   >)

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CnoEvil wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

I look forward to your thoughts on all this testing.

Yesterday after being cought by surprise with the small difference between the Elicit R and Brio R IN MY SYSTEM and the fact that i found the Elicit R a bit to bright for my taste i thought if i'm not a hybrid integrated amp client...?! 

That was answered today, liked very much the UR Unico Nuovo!

A clear step up in sound quality.

Can you get to hear a Pathos or a Sugden A21.

Pathos yes it has a National dealer in Portugal, but Sugden no Sir...

What model do you have in mind? The Classic One? 

Don't forget that my budget is between 1700€ / 1900€ top!

Yes, that's the one....or maybe a second hand Logos!   >)

I think that will not pass by my wife restrictive measurements... :?

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Hi,

demo of the Unison Research Unico Nuovo scheduled for next Tuesday in my home... Oh boy i'm looking foward to this demo, i've loved so much this amp at the dealer's listeng room...

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Today will listen for the fist time the Pathos One at the national dealer, the amp can be bought for 850€ ...!!!  :O 

less 1400€ from retail price! 

 

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Tomorow will pick up the Pathos for a home demo! :bounce: :cheer:

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

Tomorow will pick up the Pathos for a home demo! :bounce: :cheer:

Well Mr. Outlaw.......Howzit all goin'?

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CnoEvil wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

Tomorow will pick up the Pathos for a home demo! :bounce: :cheer:

Well Mr. Outlaw.......Howzit all goin'?

 

A set back on the demo unit at the dealer, will be available only next week but with a extra as counterpart...

it was promessed a Roksan Caspian M2 as well to do a home demo, so next week will bring home the Pathos Classic One and the Roksan.8)

 

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

Tomorow will pick up the Pathos for a home demo! :bounce: :cheer:

Well Mr. Outlaw.......Howzit all goin'?

 

A set back on the demo unit at the dealer, will be available only next week but with a extra as counterpart...

it was promessed a Roksan Caspian M2 as well to do a home demo, so next week will bring home the Pathos Classic One and the Roksan.8)

 

Thx

Look forward to that show down.

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Let's see if i got ears to all the listening that i've to do next week...

What is your gess between all this amps...?

UR Unico Nuovo 

Pathos Classic One

Roksan Caspian M2 ( this one is off my by budget 500€) 

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

Let's see if i got ears to all the listening that i've to do next week...

What is your gess between all this amps...?

UR Unico Nuovo 

Pathos Classic One

Roksan Caspian M2 ( this one is off my by budget 500€) 

Never one to mind making a fool of myself:
1. Pathos
2. UR Unico
3. Roksan

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