Contact Israel Blume-coincident's owner. He is now making his own amps since he had such a hard time finding what he liked. His taste is impeccable. I do know that he loves old dynaco mkIV restored.
6 responses Add your response
You don't need a high power amp with the total eclipse. It's efficency and impedence are optimal for low power tube amps, push-pull, SET or OTL. You don't give a price range or the room room size you plan to use it in, but if price is no object I would suggest the Lamm ML2, 18 watts/SET for $30,000. Simply gorgeous sound with the best imaging available, abeit at a ridiculous price.
If your constrained by some form of fiscal sanity, like the rest, of us I would strongly reccomend the Atma-Sphere OTL amps. You don't need the MA-2 at 220/watts/ch. The S30(30/watts/ch/$2850) is enough power for the total eclipse(TE) unless have a very large room or want more dynamic headroom for classical or big band jazz type music. If so, then the M60(60watts/ch/$4700) would be the ticket. I own the S30 and have had a brief session with the Super Eclipse. It's a wonderful synergistic combination, with all the usual audiophile acrolades. Happy hunting
I use the Coincident integrated and love it. I like it better than the Wyetech Opal and Onyx mono combo. With Sophia 300Bs, it is even better. The S30 would work too.
They are very efficient speakers, so unless you have a cavernous room, 12 to 18 watts can do the job.
Dunrobinbill uses the Topaz and loves it driven straight by his DAC. But he needs the power since his room is huge, 4 times the size of mine.