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  1. I am listening to my 4200.00 Naim CDX player I bought 20 years ago while reading this thread. I don’t think it will ever break,
  2. Good day! I am using the SOtM 200 in my setup along with HQP. I am in Snohomish Wa. Feel free to PM me. Thank, Sam
  3. Opps I just noticed Chris desire for not to talk about religion on this site. Please ignore my above response to Ralf. Sorry!
  4. If evidence were presented to you that that showed the resurrection of Jesus Christ is a historical reality, how long would it take you to come around ?
  5. KingRex, where are you located? I am 25 miles north of Seattle! Sam
  6. I really like the Sunfire 300, 600 hundred watts at 4 ohms really wake's up the 1.7 to very satisfying music. Can be found on the used market for around $800.00 and re- cap for around 300.00. Sent from my iPhone using Computer Audiophile
  7. Zack how do I PM you regarding that handshake?
  8. Yes I am aware of this combination inherint weakness, but I assume all audio systems have their trade offs, am I correct in assuming this? Which is why I use subwoofers and DSP to offset 'some' of those weakness you have mention. Is it appropriate to take advantage of these tools to arrived at a very satisfying sound that keeps in your chair thoughout the night experiencing all the musical enjoyment that recoded music is capable of delivering? (A terrible long sentence). Sam
  9. Forrest your cool! This is what makes the hobbie fasinating, many different perspectives. Sam
  10. Thanks very much for your percise and easy to follow explanation. I don't feel as bad that I totally did not screwed up or was misled by the sellers regarding the horns and the amp that purchased. I will continue to follow this thread and find other info on the Internet. By the way my wife and I are driving down to Newport Beach tomorrow and we will be going through Medford. We are looking forward to drying out and warming up. ??
  11. No offense at all! I have a lot to learn; when starting down this road (perhaps the wrong one) I did not know a whole lot about horns and SET's in the first place. But in 'dipping my ears' into the single driver/tube sound, I really like what I am hearing. This current system will evolve as I learn more about the horn/SET world. I really appreaciste your input, especially from a fellow Maggie guy ? Sam
  12. Forest I appreciate your perspective, but I want to share with you what Deniss Had said about the amp he built being questioned. "This latest Inspire SE amplifier is playing and performing in my home listening room as I write this message. I just love designing and building vacuum tube single-ended amplifiers. I became hooked on Magnavox console amplifiers a few years ago. I simply was amazed how these console amps presented the music. I proceeded to acquire a number of the "Maggie Amps" to rebuild to my Class A designs. My audio buddies in the Carolina's started requesting I build some for them. Well to speed things up I became so "inspired" that I started building what I call "INSPIRE AMPLIFIERS" and yes, inspired by the 1960's Magnavox SE amps. I start with my drawing board, pencil and paper. Then acquire the raw .080 (12) gauge formed aluminum chassis, then to the drill press with special cutting tools and follow the drawings. Next is a trip to the paint shop that is only open on a clear day since it is behind the shop loading dock. After a number of coats of what I call 1963 Jaguar XKE Almond White paint and clear coat the chassis is ready for the components. I assemble each one with a vision of a master piece. Using the latest in double EE Teflon silver wire, precession resistors along with oil impregnated capacitors and 99.9 silver insulated input coax the INSPIRE takes shape. The power transformer is a 200% duty cycle with an input optional primary designed for world wide use. The INSPIRE will run in any country at 100, 120, 200, 220 and 240 VAC 50/60 Hz AC mains. The output transformers are a special air-gap design with a separate feed-back output winding. On the model pictured and presented in this auction I have loaded it up with all the trick stuff. Special RCA input jacks, super large heavy duty speaker posts and then to the critical parts. The coupling caps are oil and paper hermetically sealed in metal cylinders with glass wire lead outs. All electrolytic caps are by-passed for lower impedance with more of these oil filled film caps. The EL84 output tube auto bias system utilizes special oil and silver foil capacitors. The power transformer in this model also has a bit more secondary voltage that yields additional B+ plate voltage and I also lower the screen voltage on The EL-84's and this combo of higher plate and lower screen potential truly adds some real musical punch and loudspeaker control." Base on the above description, what are your thoughts now regarding the amp? Thanks, Sam
  13. The used Horns were $500.00 and the Inspire amp cost $650. I already owned the subs and the mini DSP. Quite the bargain!
  14. I want to share my recent foray into the SET/ single speaker experience. I have been a ESL/planer guy over the past 20 years, I have been served with hours of tremendous musical enjoyment from them. In fact my current setup is Magnepan 1.7 power by a 600 hundred watts Sunfire amplifier, a wonderful combination. But I have in recent years wanted to go in the opposite direction and find out what all the commotion was about with SET and horns. A couple of months ago I got my chance; pick up a used HornShoppe 95 db efficient speakers and a 5 watt SET amplifier custom built by Dennis Had former founder of the renown Cary Audio. Once I set up this system, integrating 3 subs using a 2x4 HD mini dsp, I must say I am enjoying this setup over the 1.7 which completely surprise me. The speakers completely disappear, the soundstage is wide with plenty of depth. The midrange competes very well with the 1.7. The 1.7 over all sound is fuller, but the trade off in not having the Maggie's over powering the room physically, is one I can lived with. It's just a different experience that makes listening very fulfilling. It is flat out amazing what a single 4" speaker can produce from a 5 watt amp! Here is a photo of the setup
  15. Yes it works great as long you use RoonServer in combination with a remote such as a iPad or similar device. I use a the same Atom board with my HP setup using Windows 10 with a hitch
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