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    Recently got this JVC beastie from Conan off PFM, AX Z 1010. Just thought I'd post this pic here for lovers of Jap porn, sorry Jap amp porn. Sounding pretty nice with some Kenny Burrell on CD. Haven't tried the phono stage yet as my TTs are all in flux at the moment, but hope to get the 401 up and running tomorrow.

    jvc ax z by Mike Van, on Flickr
    Current system. NAS Interspace/Garrard 401/Jelco 750 or Roksan Nima /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amp - Audio Innovations S500. Rega Mira/Brio. Audio Note J's/Chario syntar towers. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Recently got this JVC beastie from Conan off PFM, AX Z 1010. Just thought I'd post this pic here for lovers of Jap porn, sorry Jap amp porn. Sounding pretty nice with some Kenny Burrell on CD. Haven't tried the phono stage yet as my TTs are all in flux at the moment, but hope to get the 401 up and running tomorrow.

    jvc ax z by Mike Van, on Flickr
    I think that they are considered pretty respectable amps, with lots of power handling capability, should sound lovely.
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    Schiit MAGNI 3 Heresy amp

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    Looks nice.

    The phono stage should be decent if it's anything like the one on my JVC AX-A441 integrated, which sounds ridiculously good even on MC.
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    Thought I'd try an integrated, 1 box is better than 5, even though its a bit gigantic. Luckily its in lovely condition, and the seller did an amazing job of packing it.
    Current system. NAS Interspace/Garrard 401/Jelco 750 or Roksan Nima /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amp - Audio Innovations S500. Rega Mira/Brio. Audio Note J's/Chario syntar towers. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Is this the same model as the one my friend Andrew is so keen on? I’m afraid, despite hearing it a number of times, it’s special qualities remain something of a mystery to me (does look cool though).

    Edit: Oh yes, a quick Google confirms this is the very ‘giant killer’ Andrew has so effectively eulogised about .
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    Nice !
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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    Is this the same model as the one my friend Andrew is so keen on? I’m afraid, despite hearing it a number of times, it’s special qualities remain something of a mystery to me (does look cool though).

    Edit: Oh yes, a quick Google confirms this is the very ‘giant killer’ Andrew has so effectively eulogised about .
    Yes indeed, a giant, giant killer.
    Current system. NAS Interspace/Garrard 401/Jelco 750 or Roksan Nima /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amp - Audio Innovations S500. Rega Mira/Brio. Audio Note J's/Chario syntar towers. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Hmm.... indeeed. Alternatively, it might just sound like a whole bunch of Japanese amps produced at the time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    Hmm.... indeeed. Alternatively, it might just sound like a whole bunch of Japanese amps produced at the time...

    But that wouldn't be a bad thing. After all, most of the Japanese high end models of the era were very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    But that wouldn't be a bad thing. After all, most of the Japanese high end models of the era were very good.
    Correct, we were just informed otherwise.
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