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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    If possible maybe your friend can try before he buys?

    As Grumpy said, from a sheer SPL standpoint, 150 watts is plenty, but... I used an 80 watt amp with the 96dB sensitive DD66000s and it did not sound nearly as controlled as the 400 wpc Parasound Halo JC-1s I stepped up to. I doubt I ever used more than 10-15 watts on those speakers when I drove them crazy loud, but having the massive dual mono power supplies made a difference, or at least contributed to a big difference.


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    Could this come down to damping factor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddalin View Post
    Could this come down to damping factor?
    very good suggestion ... an often overlooked spec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddalin View Post
    Could this come down to damping factor?
    Maybe, but I doubt it is that simple.


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    Maybe, but I doubt it is that simple.
    Yeah I have had similar experiences the separate stand alone amps seem to do a better job!?

    Not sure why?

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    It's likely all the newish integrated amps mentioned have low output impedance and good damping factors. I'd speculate if they aren't able to keep up with their separates brethren it's about compromises made to the power supplies because of space considerations. I'd be surprised if any (except maybe the Pass and McIntosh) have dual mono supplies as robust and with similar sized transformers and as much capacitance as stand alone amplifiers.

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    Hello Dr db, I listen to this unit about 3months ago at someones house. A little sleeper from your neck of the woods Germany. It is a great unit and sounds very smooth with plenty of power. Try to find a dealer in your area and give it a listen. It reminds me a little like Dan's work from Krell. It is called BMC C2S. Found one listed at audiogon Hope this helps on the search

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/li...mp-solid-state

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