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    Fair enough, And i am fine, thanks Alan.
    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Hi Anthony, hope you are well there.

    Good point about a 'sweeping statement', the fact that it was has me thinking people might realise I have heard a few amps in my time.
    It's not one I have any professional involvement in, in fact I shelled out my own wonga to buy one.

    IME it is the most transparent amplifier out there, having heard/borrowed/designed a lot of different ones/types.
    Without getting into published figures 'it does what it says on the tin' to borrow an advertising phrase.

    That's my opinion, but I certainly haven't heard every amplifier in the world, or am ever likely to, particularly ones that have telephone number pricing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    There have been a couple of built ones for sale is what I was trying to say.
    Here is a new one for sale https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133818918...bkc02ylrr00003

    I would also highly recommend this amplifier.
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    That one is a particularly fine example.
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    If I wasn't happy with what I already have I would have bought it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    any links ? never heard of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Hi Anthony, hope you are well there.

    Good point about a 'sweeping statement', the fact that it was has me thinking people might realise I have heard a few amps in my time.
    It's not one I have any professional involvement in, in fact I shelled out my own wonga to buy one.

    IME it is the most transparent amplifier out there, having heard/borrowed/designed a lot of different ones/types.
    Without getting into published figures 'it does what it says on the tin' to borrow an advertising phrase.

    That's my opinion, but I certainly haven't heard every amplifier in the world, or am ever likely to, particularly ones that have telephone number pricing.
    Was it the Neurochrome 686 that I heard at yours a few days ago Alan? If it was then all I can say is that in your set up driving the Quad statics it was certainly impressive, very open, great depth and sound stage, I was surprised by the bass depth from the Quads and the control. Very similar I would say to my Krell KSA-80 but I am sure there are subtle differences. would be interesting to do a side by side comparison.

    Alternatively I think Steve would not go far wrong with one of these or even one of these if in good condition:-

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224519195...cAAOSw079g309y

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194204643...wAAOSwXHJgyMmA
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJSki2fly View Post
    Was it the Neurochrome 686 that I heard at yours a few days ago Alan? If it was then all I can say is that in your set up driving the Quad statics it was certainly impressive, very open, great depth and sound stage, I was surprised by the bass depth from the Quads and the control. Very similar I would say to my Krell KSA-80 but I am sure there are subtle differences. would be interesting to do a side by side comparison.

    Alternatively I think Steve would not go far wrong with one of these or even one of these if in good condition:-

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224519195...cAAOSw079g309y

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194204643...wAAOSwXHJgyMmA
    Much as I like Krells I think I'd still go with the Neurochrome if starting from scratch. Interesting that the seller says the KSA100 was not designed by D'Augustino 'Unlike more recent ones'. He's got that arse about face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Much as I like Krells I think I'd still go with the Neurochrome if starting from scratch. Interesting that the seller says the KSA100 was not designed by D'Augustino 'Unlike more recent ones'. He's got that arse about face.
    Hi Martin, I think you mis-read what he said "VERY MUSICAL, WITH SOME WARMTH AND LIQUIDITY LIKE A VALVE AMLIFIER, UNLIKE MORE RECENT KRELLS NOT DESIGNED BY DAN D'AGOSTINO" He's saying the more recent ones are not designed by Dan.

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    https://odysseyaudio.com/

    I assume these amps.

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    Very similar to the Audiolab 8300XP I’m running, same Sanken output transistors, similar looking power supply. Might be worth getting a listen to one of those Steve. Certainly more readily available with good service back up. I think they’re a great amp, especially for the price.

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