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    Join Date: Jun 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by navigator View Post
    Enjoy ! I place mine in the coolest low level place to minimise fan and its whizz . But in reality I do play loud so I'd struggle yo hear it's tiny noise . And it's Built to kick out that superb vibe for ever ! A good clean screened power supply can be heard ( or rather Not heard) and I use screened speaker leads ( eg Supra ply ( earthed to mains earth) I found audible benefit from these two factors in my old house .
    Just looked yours up what a beaut, one day I'll step up to one of those. This EEengine technology seems to work well, sounds lovely and it stays stone cold, although I don't play loud.

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    Got some NOS Mullard 12SN7GTs today, fitted them in the Croft, sounding just right through the Yamaha, very happy tonight

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    Had the chance of listening to this Yamaha amp at Lawrence's pad today - driving his beautiful Ushers. Wow!

    The yammy's just kept on giving and giving. We tried various preamps and various types of music, all of which the yammy handled without a bead of sweat being broken. Just a magnificent sense of 'being there'.

    A nugget that simply shines. Reference quality.
    Source: Tidal/Roon
    DAC: Metrum HEX NOS

    Amp: Sugden Masterclass 2018 spec, Radford Revival STA25,
    Speakers: Tannoy Eaton


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    Thanks Edward, yes it did seem to be remarkably transparent to the changes in preamps we tried, also this evening switching between my Octave and Tri Vista dacs and passive pre. It just punches nicely above its weight.

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    Last edited by Lawrence001; 07-07-2018 at 16:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSJR View Post
    Always when I'm skint (I'm skint 90% of the time these days ) How much did you want for it?

    The DC300A used to be regarded as an animal when I started back in 73 or so, but it's a bit of a softie now, albeit a powerful one.
    So sorry for the late reply...I have 2..
    Both from Air Studio's, I was assured that they didn't do any hard work....used to feed 10 "Cans" around the studio. The better one stands me in for 350. Serviced + has full complement of Transistors.
    The cheap one, has a transistor removed from each channel, (Can't get the originals anymore apparently..one blew...) but balance and serviced. Little less power, but still sounds good. That one is 280
    These are perfect for driving power hungry speakers...I latched on to these via a friend of mine who designed high end amps in the eighties. He highly rates these amps, (quoted: Nothing comes near it for 700!)
    So I tried them, and I agree. They've got to got, as I'm sticking with my Omniphonics Research S100 for sentimental reasons, and I'm neglecting my Valve kit. As for other studio high end kit, I'm also sticking with my Tannoy SR 804, I know the surgeon who delivered it.
    As for Studio amps with internal fans, thats a no no for me; rings true of industrial use...but I must be careful, as the ears have that last laugh!
    Last edited by donmarrese; 10-07-2018 at 22:15. Reason: typo's galore

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