Thats very interesting,be sure and keep us informed of any changes.
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generally components that impress initally, fall out of favor in time. neutrality is not dynamic and most essential recordings are not life-like. listen longer to the tone and weight of the music as a whole , and don't use so-called reference recordings. both of these brands are nice, but the sonic personality of the levinson is more conservative.
Having heard the Boulder 1060 against both a a pair of 436 ML monoblocks and also the 33Hs I would take the Boulder over the 436s as it portrays the music in a much more uncoloured light, where the ML adds something to the mix, a slight warmth which I try to avoid, knowing the capabilities of my front end, I want the signal to be amplified not distorted tonally in any way. The 33Hs gave it a good run for the money but again I would sway to the 1060, for the same but less obvious reasoning. Partnered with either of the Boulder pre-amps things get even better.
One of my customers in Atlanta has a lot of experience with Boulder amps. He reports that they are very dynamic, with clean bass. I'll try to get detailed info on the one in question from him next time we talk. FWIIW, he is not fond of their preamps; a sentiment that I have heard from many other sources.
The link of friends setup. Being most neutral and transparent pairing will not guarantee musical satisfaction. This guy has replaced grand utopia with Kharma Exquisite Midi. I can't agree with you. Someone who claims kharma plus Boulder equals sonic heaven has some serious problem in hearing and analyzing what heard. Sorry.
More rubbish from you unfortunately.
Your friend is obviously looking for a euphonic sound that he can't get from a very neutral system. Thats your friend's fault, not a fault of the system or components.
As for guaranteed musical satisfaction, no one is guarantee'ing anything, just disputing your nonsensical post about Boulder amps.
Even Kharma's own showrooms are outfitted with Boulder amps. See for yourself.
I rest my case.