Looking at the C3 and C4 the impedance between 100hz and 250hz is around 3ohms, with a negative phase angle of -45 degrees, C2 could be the same.
This makes them needy of an amp that can deliver a fair bit of current.
Pass Labs = fine
Krell e Series = better
Mac tube = no
Mac solid state with output transformer = ?
MarK Levinson = which model?
I have looked at the Pass Labs X350.5, or the krell 403 evolution? Does it have to be 403E or just the evolution series? The mac wa MC305?( I`m not to familiar with these. ) Mark Levinson 532 or 432 not the H model. They are new and losing value already. I have a Lexicon ZX-7 now. I have not tried it yet. I really dont need the 7 channel amp. My pre is Anthem AMV50V. Power chords are audience, and interconnects are Chord Anthem with Dyn ocos speaker cables all plugged into a Panamax ex5500. I dont have a problem to sell off what I have an d start fresh, but where ? I think the pre is decent unit. I just wanted to warm it up with a nice amp with enough oomph to push the power hungry Dyns.
Moon amps mate very well with Dynaudio. I listened to a C-4 driven by a Moon 600i in a huge room and it was very impressive, the entire room was immersed in great sound.
What about a solid state amp? If I go integrated I have to buy a whole new set up.
No affiliation with the seller, but there's a Coda 15.5 on Audiogon right now. That amp--if you are seeking serious clarity, a just-right touch of warmth, and the ability to drive lower-impedance loads with ease--is tough to beat, IMO. If I didn't already have their S12.5 and pretty easy-to-drive speakers, I'd be all over it.
Coda makes tremendous stuff, IMHO, and it's priced very fairly for the sonics on tap.
I would suspect the Moon amps will be as good or better than the IA since the PA/Amp will be separated. The IA is no slouch by any means, but you would need to stay in the same line, of amps, to get a fair comparison. Moon’s Evolution series amps are among the best (thats subjective)
I ment to say the 600i, had no problem driving the C-4, regardless of volume levels everything was clean and detailed.
Not to create any additional confusion but Modwright amps are also worth consideration and audition if possible.
I'm using Clayton M-300's and C2 Platinums with great results.
I've used Krell with Dyn's. I think Pass Labs is a more musical match.
Is the Anthem amv50v a good preamp?
I did see a Coda amp for sale in Black CSX, would that be a good match?
Add the Parasound JC1 monos to your list. It goes toe-to-toe with every amp you listed.
I'd scratch any Mac and the ML 432.
Upgrading is fun yet frustrating. You just don't have resources to audition everything.
I want what everyone wants clear clean detailed mids with nice tight bass in a warm rich sound, but not too warm. Neutral but not too neutral.
Anyone paired the C2 sigs with the
Moon Audio 860 A Evolution Poweramp?
You'll get that with a Pass and Dyn pairing.
I have a Mint condition Lexicon ZX-7 for sale. The amp has maybe 50 hours on it. I did find a Pass lab x350.5,just need to sell the Lexicon.
whats you impression of the Anthem AMV50V as the pre?
I'd get a better pre. I think Pass goes with either a Pass pre XP 20 at least or a tube pre like Cary SLP 05 or ARC Ref 5 SE at least.
I`d have to sell my pre also. Its like new, maybe 50 hours at most.
I forgot. if you want to go the integrated route, the Gryphon Diablo will work very well too.
By all means, keep the pre and try it out first.
I will see if I can sell it first, I bought it new with the arc from Anthem. I have read good things about the Moon 860A and pre740A? I will also check out the IA. I want to have the current and power to push these if I want. I`m not sure the IA will do that, or I`m lacking knowledge of them. Let me know your thoughts.
The other brand that works quite well with Dyn's is Karan Acoustics.
Gives a very musical full bodied sound and holographic imaging.
Has anyone heard Jeff Rowland paired with Dynaudio C2 sigs? I`m not to familiar
Best amp I had on my C1s was the Pass X250.5.
I have a random question. I have a Rel R528 and a Lexicon amp that is fully balanced. Can I use the nuetrix connection on this amp?
I've been driving my c4 with Ayon Tritton 3 integrated with great results. Clean detailed mids with tight bass.