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Re: Old Fashioned NY Audio Rave Staten Island October 22, 1pm till I kick u out
« Reply #135 on: November 04, 2022, 09:27:57 AM »
For those interested... I have a used Stereo Ultra for sale for 3300 + shipping. MSRP is 3800
-- Custom silver front panel
-- Dual mono with capacitor upgrade
-- XLR inputs
-- 110/120 AC input (can be changed to 220/240V).
-- 1-year warranty included.


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Re: Old Fashioned NY Audio Rave Staten Island October 22, 1pm till I kick u out
« Reply #136 on: November 04, 2022, 09:57:33 AM »
For those interested... I have a used Stereo Ultra for sale for 3300 + shipping. MSRP is 3800
-- Custom silver front panel
-- Dual mono with capacitor upgrade
-- XLR inputs
-- 110/120 AC input (can be changed to 220/240V).
-- 1-year warranty included.



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Re: Old Fashioned NY Audio Rave Staten Island October 22, 1pm till I kick u out
« Reply #137 on: November 04, 2022, 10:19:17 AM »
   BTW I was stunned by the LSA Warp-1 Amp. Read review in Absolute Sound. Not a dealer. for $1200 this thing is a must hear.

charles

Charles,

You’ve heard it or are you just relying on the review?

charles


  I own one. Would never recommend something I have not heard in my system.

charles
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Re: Old Fashioned NY Audio Rave Staten Island October 22, 1pm till I kick u out
« Reply #138 on: November 04, 2022, 03:15:12 PM »
   BTW I was stunned by the LSA Warp-1 Amp. Read review in Absolute Sound. Not a dealer. for $1200 this thing is a must hear.

charles

Charles,

You’ve heard it or are you just relying on the review?

charles


  I own one. Would never recommend something I have not heard in my system.

charles

Thanks, Charles. I should have figured you’d not recommend it without having heard it. That amp would certainly be a good comparison with my similarly priced AVA SET 120
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Re: Old Fashioned NY Audio Rave Staten Island October 22, 1pm till I kick u out
« Reply #139 on: December 06, 2022, 01:19:57 PM »
Just an update on the Orchard Starkrimson Ultra. When I demoed the unit on the tour for the Rave we were having issues with using the Rogue soley as a preamp because it just did not have enough gain to push the amp. The Orchard is balanced on the Rogue is unbalanced so simply using adapter plugs doesn't help with gain issues. When I ordered my amp, I also ordered Leo's active RCA to XLR adapter which also has an additional 8db of gain.

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https://orchardaudio.com/product/stereo-rca-to-xlr-converter/

Did it help? yes it did, and the signal is just as clean as it should be. I also purchased the Art Audio clean box which is also an RCA to XLR adapter but with adjustable gain up to an additional 25db to compare it to the Orchard convertor. It also worked but with additional distortion in the path. It didn't affect the signal it just wasn't clean. It made the system sound like it was off the shelf at Best Buy.

Anyone wants to come for a listen hit me up.

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Re: Old Fashioned NY Audio Rave Staten Island October 22, 1pm till I kick u out
« Reply #140 on: December 06, 2022, 01:22:30 PM »
Just an update on the Orchard Starkrimson Ultra. When I demoed the unit on the tour for the Rave we were having issues with using the Rogue soley as a preamp because it just did not have enough gain to push the amp. The Orchard is balanced on the Rogue is unbalanced so simply using adapter plugs doesn't help with gain issues. When I ordered my amp, I also ordered Leo's active XLR to Rca adapter which also has an additional 8db of gain.

Link
https://orchardaudio.com/product/stereo-rca-to-xlr-converter/

Did it help? yes it did, and the signal is just as clean as it should be. I also purchased the Art Audio clean box which is also an Xlr to Rca adapter but with adjustable gain up to an additional 25db to compare it to the Orchard convertor. It also worked but with additional distortion in the path. It didn't affect the signal it just wasn't clean. It made the system sound like it was off the shelf at Best Buy.

Anyone wants to come for a listen hit me up.

Thank you for your support and for sharing.

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Re: Old Fashioned NY Audio Rave Staten Island October 22, 1pm till I kick u out
« Reply #141 on: December 06, 2022, 01:28:24 PM »
Just an update on the Orchard Starkrimson Ultra. When I demoed the unit on the tour for the Rave we were having issues with using the Rogue soley as a preamp because it just did not have enough gain to push the amp. The Orchard is balanced on the Rogue is unbalanced so simply using adapter plugs doesn't help with gain issues. When I ordered my amp, I also ordered Leo's active XLR to Rca adapter which also has an additional 8db of gain.

Link
https://orchardaudio.com/product/stereo-rca-to-xlr-converter/

Did it help? yes it did, and the signal is just as clean as it should be. I also purchased the Art Audio clean box which is also an Xlr to Rca adapter but with adjustable gain up to an additional 25db to compare it to the Orchard convertor. It also worked but with additional distortion in the path. It didn't affect the signal it just wasn't clean. It made the system sound like it was off the shelf at Best Buy.

Anyone wants to come for a listen hit me up.

Thank you for your support and for sharing.

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