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Offline mresseguie

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Are you Obsessed?
« on: April 06, 2018, 06:41:29 PM »
Well, it seems I'm going to become even more Obsessed with this audio addiction. :drool:

I've decided to try out a TWL Obsession PC in my system. I'm looking forward to pairing it to my D Sachs Model 2 preamp, my D Sachs Kootenay 120, and my Mivera IceEdge 1200as amp. It'll be about 6 weeks before I have it because I'm wandering around East Asia again and won't return the the beautiful PNW (That's not Papua New Winnie!) until mid-May. I'll let you know how it sounds.

Special thanks to someone named Dave for steering me in the right direction. 

Michael

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Don Sachs Kootenay 120 KT88 amp; Nuprime ST-10 SS amp
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Re: Are you Obsessed?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 10:03:15 PM »
That will be an interesting comparison, Michael....the Sachs tube amp vs the Mivera amp. Iíve been following the posts on Mikeís amp over at AC and will be curious as to your impressions. I think PNW
is in the Seattle area, right??
Nick
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KEF LS 50 speakers
Antelope Audio Gold dac
Auralic Aries Mini - Tidal
Roon Labs (upsampling to 24/192
Don Sachs phono
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Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
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Re: Are you Obsessed?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 10:47:40 PM »
Hi, Nick.

I've already got a loaner Takachi with basic internal wiring. I'm in the process of writing up a review of it. Teaser: It's pretty impressive.

However, I won't be able to compare it to my Kootenay until my return.

PNW includes Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and I'm told, western Idaho.

Michael
Daedalus Audio Apollos; Fritz Loudspeakers LS/5-R
Gustard X20u DAC (stock)
Don Sachs Model 2 preamp
Don Sachs Kootenay 120 KT88 amp; Nuprime ST-10 SS amp
TWL loom
PI Audio UberBUSS, DigiBUSS, uber-MiniBUSS
PI Audio USB cable
Mac Mini=>Tidal

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Re: Are you Obsessed?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 08:15:22 AM »
  I tell ya lots of claims and hype from Mivera. Maybe its me but I just cannot fathom a that a Hypex based amp can outperform the Don Sachs.
  Hypex sound to me was always threadbare and hard or bright. 2D imaging great bass though. I found that once I got over the impressive dynamics the sound was just Hi Fi compared to many other designs.
  I find this Amp to be the hype of the day, priced low and maybe falsely advertised. I will be quite surprised if after time spent with Mivera the Hi Fi sound will be the end result.
  In all fairness to Mivera I need to try one against my reference class "D" amp. The tubed ones as well. We shall find out. Hey please do not misunderstand me. We all would like a new design that is inexpensive and sounds like music not Hi fi so until heard they will get benefit of doubt.

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Re: Are you Obsessed?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 09:45:31 AM »
Iíve been following all the Mivera threads over at AC and was tempted a bit to try the amp with the less expensive case. But as it appears thereís no return policy, I didnít pursue it.
I am curious about what he comes up with regarding cables, but iirc, that thread was quarantined.
Charles, if you get one, Iíd be real curious to hear your impressions.
Nick
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McCormack DNA 1.0 Gold amp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Antelope Audio Gold dac
Auralic Aries Mini - Tidal
Roon Labs (upsampling to 24/192
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: Are you Obsessed?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 07:38:37 AM »
I am not doubting Michaels excitement or hearing ability with the Mivera. However been down this road with numerous class "D" amps.
The original Hypex module was not my cup of tea. Dry, lean, hard and bright. Crown anybody ? Nick I not be getting one to try. The Arion HS 500 is the Class "D" to beat in my experience. You name the brand and the Arion won out every time. Beat Pass as well all day long.


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Re: Are you Obsessed?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 08:53:56 AM »
I am not doubting Michaels excitement or hearing ability with the Mivera. However been down this road with numerous class "D" amps.
The original Hypex module was not my cup of tea. Dry, lean, hard and bright. Crown anybody ? Nick I not be getting one to try. The Arion HS 500 is the Class "D" to beat in my experience. You name the brand and the Arion won out every time. Beat Pass as well all day long.


charles

Charles, as youíre not going to hear one, Iíll just have to wait for Michaelís opinion. Iíll be especially curious as the comparison will be against Don Sachs tube amp
Nick
McCormack DNA 1.0 Gold amp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Antelope Audio Gold dac
Auralic Aries Mini - Tidal
Roon Labs (upsampling to 24/192
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A