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  1. #71
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimsondonkey View Post
    To my ears itís up there with the very best preamps Iíve heard in my system, including an Allnic which is about 10x what I got the Pioneer for.
    Stop it, you've got me looking lol
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
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    Amplification: Nelson Pass Derived DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Neurochrome Modulus 686 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Looks fab Wayne.

    Do they do them in Silver ?
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    TT's: 1 - SP-10 MkII / Tenuto / Audiomods / Hana SL 2 - Goldring G99 / OL Silver II / Hana SL / G1042
    Amps: Denon PMA-850 integrated as pre into Pass F5 and TVC pre / N.E.W. A60 power
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    Hi Wayne

    You snagged a pair of legends there, have heard this pairing on a number of occasions, I suspect you may have possible the only set in the UK or at the very least possible one of!

    None I know of are here in the UK that I have come across There is a very special set up in Belgium which belongs to an ex employee of Pioneer Europe, even has a pair of the first Pioneer speaker made as well plus a whole Aladdin's cave of Japanese exotica , the other at Koj-san's in Osaka.

    Congrats on acquiring them They will bring you many happy hours listening
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimsondonkey View Post
    Thanks Ollie.

    Erm, yes the Pioneers are that good, they are a phenomenal cost no object design that knock out 60w per channel in class A (so double as room heaters!). Thing is with speakers at 104db they rarely get over 0.3w in my small listening room!

    They weren't cheap either in 1980-84 - http://www.thevintageknob.org/pioneer-M-Z1.html
    I assume you have listened to the avantgardes with other amps, the reason I ask is I visited a member on wigwam with avantgarde duo and he used kronzilla valve amps with huge valves, can't remember the output, probably 40w, but they sounded far better with my 2A3 and 300B amps. I wonder if you don't get the best out of the amps at such low output, bit like driving a Ferrari in a 20mph limit every day. Lovely kit though.
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    Office system, DIY CSS fullrange speakers with aurum cantus G2 ribbons Najda dsp as dac Akai AM-U02 Jvc QL-A51 direct drive turntable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. C View Post
    Hi Wayne

    You snagged a pair of legends there, have heard this pairing on a number of occasions, I suspect you may have possible the only set in the UK or at the very least possible one of!

    None I know of are here in the UK that I have come across There is a very special set up in Belgium which belongs to an ex employee of Pioneer Europe, even has a pair of the first Pioneer speaker made as well plus a whole Aladdin's cave of Japanese exotica , the other at Koj-san's in Osaka.

    Congrats on acquiring them They will bring you many happy hours listening
    Cheers Tony, good to know I’m not the only one who appreciates this fine set of components from Pioneer. It’s clear that at some point they just went for it, and threw everything at producing something esoteric and fine sounding. Love to hear this lot with a classic pair of 2402s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf-2007 View Post
    I assume you have listened to the avantgardes with other amps, the reason I ask is I visited a member on wigwam with avantgarde duo and he used kronzilla valve amps with huge valves, can't remember the output, probably 40w, but they sounded far better with my 2A3 and 300B amps. I wonder if you don't get the best out of the amps at such low output, bit like driving a Ferrari in a 20mph limit every day. Lovely kit though.
    Iíve tried all kinds of amps to be honest, not exhaustive obviously but a variety of approaches. I always go back to class A power, and like Avantgarde themselves, usually to something solid state too. They also sounded fab with Pass Alephs too.

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    Some snaps as requested.









    Last edited by crimsondonkey; 21-07-2019 at 15:44.

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    Proper looking equipment. Such a shame that high end these days is all silver and gold bling with those nasty blue LEDs.
    Current Lash Up:

    *Sony SCD XB790QS* Nelson Pass DCB1 / Krell KSA100 mkII * JM Lab Electra 926 *


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  10. #80
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    Stunning. You must be really pleased.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+/Allo Boss 1.2/Isolator 1.3 & Firebottle LPSU with Volumio & JRiver
    Amplification: Nelson Pass Derived DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Neurochrome Modulus 686 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

    Price List For SPOTFIRE Cables here:https://bit.ly/2Uxiv3j

    Alternative reading: http://www.audioaddictsforum.com

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