nemo as his name,has been made to drive nautilus.very good amp,very good match with b&W NAUTİLUS.
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Heard the Nemos last weekend at the NY hifi show hooked up to a pair of Talon Khoruses. The rest of the electronics were also Electrocompaniet.
I've heard the Talons before at length, and while the Nemos did deliver the quickness and dynamics these remarkable speakers are capable of, they seemed to artificially roll off the highs that with the Talons can be very extended and clear. I can't say for sure it was the Nemos doing this, as it could have been the source or preamp, but I've heard Electrocompaniet stuff does tend to sound a bit on the sweet side and that is what I heard--a bit too sweet for my liking. Also, I too read in Ultimate Audio that the Nemos were designed with the B&W Nautilus speakers in mind, and given their fussy metal tweeters I can see where they might be a good match, but not for the Khoruses in my opinion--it limits them.
That said, if you're into tubes or a more laid back kind of sound then you may be in for a treat. If you tend to look for a more neutral, detailed presentation I'd look elsewhere. Either way and especially at this price level you should go listen for yourself before making any decision. Hope this helped and best of luck.
ljgj, sorry to hear your problems. i've not had this problem w/my electrocompaniet equipment. i've used heinz preiss, he's in florida, wery familiar w/electro stuff, & has good turn-around time. not that i've had major problems w/the stuff - i have four of their amps & a preamp. heinz has done upgrades for me; the only repair needed was on a used amp i bought, which blew a main capacitor shortly after i got it. i figure it prolly sat around for a while prior to my purchase, as i understand this is not uncommon to happen w/amps that sit. the same thing happened to an adcom amp i put away for a while & then brought out to use as a subwoofer amp... anyway, heinz can be found here:
good luck, doug s.
I have a pair of NEMOs,great amps.I use them in a bi-amped mode for the low frequency of the German Physics Loreleys.A very difficult speaker to drive,they performed better than all the amplifiers I have tried,YBA passion 1000,Bryston 7bst,Innersound KW monos,Accostic Reality 1000 monos,and the realy poor performer Classe 350 Monos.I have not listened to them at full range.They ran cool and reliably.
Twilo your Ayre amplifier actually runs in Class A most of the time - thats why it gets so hot.
Read this review of the Ayre V1 amplifier from 99.
The Ayre Conditioner doesnt cool the amp, which is a shame since it is biased to spend most its working time in class A.