CODA CSIb vs. HEGEL H-300 INTEGRATED


Has anyone listened to the Coda CSIb and the Hegel H-300 integrated amplifiers? The Coda has the build quality of a Rolls Royce by looking at their interior and exterior
photos on their website. It is far more powerful than the Hegel H-300 putting out 330 watts into 8ohms and 600 watts into 4ohms. Its 2kVA toroidal transformer is twice as large as the one in the Hegel. They both weigh 55 pounds. The Coda costs $5800.00 and the Hegel costs $5500.00. Based on the reviews the Coda is warmer than the Hegel. What are your thoughts between these two models?
audiozen
Coda and Pass Labs were founded by people who were involved in Threshold, but they were not members of a single corporate entity such as Proceed was to ML.
Jriggy, what tube integrated do you have?
I do not find my Coda CSi near a tube sound...I find it very detailed and true to the intended pressing. What I like is the stage it presents and the power to back it up.
08-25-13: Onhwy61
Coda and Pass Labs were founded by people who were involved in Threshold, but they were not members of a single corporate entity such as Proceed was to ML.

Correct you are! I guess that you could say that Forte was to Threshold what Proceed was to Mark Levinson.
Donjr,

I have been running the Ayon Troton II for the past two years... Just looking to stay warm with a stage that does not project forward into the room to much... My speaks are 98db Daedalus Ulysses, and i hear with a very smooth slope. This Coda souls be PLENTY of power. And I don't listen to loud, so maybe over kill, if people buy it for its power.