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    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    Hi Guys

    I have finally given in to buy a pair that have been sat in a local shop since early this year the price is fair and can sell on if need be - the shop is never open but have got them down to a price less than £50 - I hear they are amplifier dependent so what would be the best amplifier to match them with the condition is great I don't really need them but i just want to try them as i liked my Swordsman i owned last year
    Amplifier choice

    Quad 33/34/303
    Pioneer A300R Precision
    Luxman SQ 507x
    Technics 909 Pre and Power
    Tsibury Passive Pre - QED Passive Pre / Linn LK 85 Power Amplifier
    Denon PMA 350SE
    Yamaha AX 596
    NAD 3020
    Pioneer A300
    Yamaha CR 820 / CR 1000
    Marantz PM 310 / 2225
    Quantum Electronics 1A100
    Musical Fidelity E100
    Nytech CTA 252

    NAD 3020 Pre Amplifier
    Quad 405 MK1
    Tannoy 615 MK2 Speakers
    Arcam Alpha 7SE CD Player
    Cambridge / QED / Linn Interconnects / Cable Talk..

    Vinyl
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / Van Den Hul Bearing Upgrade

    Vintage Fun
    Marantz PM 310 / Tandberg Fasett Speakers / Aiwa R30 Tuner & TV&Sky

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    I can't offer any comparison but I had a pair a few years ago and they sounded very nice with my old NAD 3020.
    Marantz CD63 KI Signature
    Project Debut II
    Pioneer A656 Reference
    Epos M5s
    Atacama Stands
    Maplin speaker cable cos I can't hear a difference
    Various interconnects as above

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    I have Ruark Templar I and they sound great with any amp I've tried, currently Audio Analogue Puccini SE.

    Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stryder5 View Post
    I have Ruark Templar I and they sound great with any amp I've tried, currently Audio Analogue Puccini SE.

    Gary
    Ah, glad to hear that as I always wanted to pair some Templar 1ís with my Puccini SE as I reckoned it would be a great match


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    Hi Tony,

    Do you have the SE with remote, and do you have a remote?

    If you need one I can copy mine to a SeKi slim for you, remotes seem rare.

    Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by mightymonoped View Post
    Ah, glad to hear that as I always wanted to pair some Templar 1’s with my Puccini SE as I reckoned it would be a great match


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stryder5 View Post
    Hi Tony,

    Do you have the SE with remote, and do you have a remote?

    If you need one I can copy mine to a SeKi slim for you, remotes seem rare.

    Gary
    Donít have Puccini anymore Gary, I traded it in for an Icon Audio amp. Was a great little amp (pre-remote SE model).


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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman91 View Post
    Hi Guys

    I have finally given in to buy a pair that have been sat in a local shop since early this year the price is fair and can sell on if need be - the shop is never open but have got them down to a price less than £50 - I hear they are amplifier dependent so what would be the best amplifier to match them with the condition is great I don't really need them but i just want to try them as i liked my Swordsman i owned last year
    Amplifier choice

    Quad 33/34/303
    Pioneer A300R Precision
    Luxman SQ 507x
    Technics 909 Pre and Power
    Tsibury Passive Pre - QED Passive Pre / Linn LK 85 Power Amplifier
    Denon PMA 350SE
    Yamaha AX 596
    NAD 3020
    Pioneer A300
    Yamaha CR 820 / CR 1000
    Marantz PM 310 / 2225
    Quantum Electronics 1A100
    Musical Fidelity E100
    Nytech CTA 252

    I don't know the mk1 do they have the translucent polypropylene drivers like other mk1 Ruarks eg.the Crusader?

    I can tell you from experience with the mk2 that they scale up very well with quality source and amplification and deserve the best you have in that list. I certainly wouldn't pair them with an old Nad or similar as they deserve much better. Audio Analogue is certainly more like it, or musical fidelity A3/308/5 etc. I imagine a class A like the Sugden would also sound nice, or one of the many class A Chinese clones now proliferating on eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman91 View Post
    i liked my Swordsman i owned last year
    Still got mine .

    They're no Tannoys, but are fun and don't sound a bit lost like many smaller speakers. I'm driving mine with my TPA3116 mini amp and it's a great combo. You should try one, you'd be shocked at how good it is (the TPA3116 that is), it'll beat the PMA-350SE for sound quality!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Still got mine .

    They're no Tannoys, but are fun and don't sound a bit lost like many smaller speakers. I'm driving mine with my TPA3116 mini amp and it's a great combo. You should try one, you'd be shocked at how good it is (the TPA3116 that is), it'll beat the PMA-350SE for sound quality!
    I bought a TPA3116 on your recommendation, haven't tried it yet, been trying to get the best SQ out of the Topping D30 and CCA. 15v Linear supply to Topping and 5v Linear supply to CCA and optimising software. The results are surprising that despite the relative cost of these components they make music in a beautiful way.

    Gary
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    Rules are meant for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men

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    Collecting these tonight...
    NAD 3020 Pre Amplifier
    Quad 405 MK1
    Tannoy 615 MK2 Speakers
    Arcam Alpha 7SE CD Player
    Cambridge / QED / Linn Interconnects / Cable Talk..

    Vinyl
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / Van Den Hul Bearing Upgrade

    Vintage Fun
    Marantz PM 310 / Tandberg Fasett Speakers / Aiwa R30 Tuner & TV&Sky

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