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Icon Audio ST40

Well I have sucumbed to temptaion........managed to get one on home demo.

Just plugged it in - gonna give it an hour, shower, dinner and let the fun begin!

If I don't come back for a bit then dont worry!

 

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

NICE!

:rockout: :bounce:

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

Steve, your signature seems to be missing speakers.....

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

matthewpiano wrote:

Steve, your signature seems to be missing speakers.....

Assuming they were fixed, they've probably blown or the cat's pissed on them.

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

oh yes RS3's

 

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

stevebrock wrote:
Well I have sucumbed to temptaion........managed to get one on home demo

 

Gulp , its only taken me twelve months to get you this far. Thanks for letting me know you ar%e !!   Wink

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

LOL thought I text

Yeah - in the words of Bestie

Spent all my money on Icon Audio - the rest I've wasted

This little beauty sounds out of this world, seriously im fooking grinning like a cheshire cat

 

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

Mibbe you did mate , I turned the blower off a few hrs ago as its been getting on my wick with emergency call outs (on my day off the t/pots).

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

KT88s or wut ?.

Gimme a buzz in the morning , I'm hitting the feather its been a tough week and I'm shot.

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yep KT88s mate - i like what Im hearing mate, but just got bollocked by the missus

 

 

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stevebrock wrote:

yep KT88s mate - i like what Im hearing mate, but just got bollocked by the missus

Ach , she will get over it. Talk in the morning.

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

Steve, now you will be able to hear the changes on the TT properly, a very sweet experiance, 'he did tell you so', bow at the shrine to (modern) valves. . . . ?

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

Good on you Steve but, I hope you don't mind, I don't get it.

All this 'I'm happy with the Brio-R' etc ... and now you spend another fortune on an amplifier?

What is it with the constant lack of satisfaction?

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

My Pathos came for a home demo and never left... :grin:

I knew you would like the valve sounding, it has a very especial 3d sound stage and imaging.

Another plus in valve amps or a hybrid like mine, is that you can tweak a bit with the presentation of the amp by changing the valves, i did that in the Pathos, didn't like the Eletro Harmonix 6922 that came with it and manage to get some other valves to demo at home and bought a pair of Amperex boggleboy and a pair of JJ with gold pins. 

Now I think PP will be next on the list to buy a valve amp... Wink

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

drummerman wrote:

Good on you Steve but, I hope you don't mind, I don't get it.

All this 'I'm happy with the Brio-R' etc ... and now you spend another fortune on an amplifier?

What is it with the constant lack of satisfaction?

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its on home demo drummer man - curiousity has got the better of me

 

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RE: Icon Audio ST40

Very nice Steve, look forward to your comparisons between the Elicit, Brio and the lovely valves!

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