Will the Peachtree have enough power to push the MMGs to their potential at high volumes? Will you need to add separate amplification?
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I'm with Tigrisham, don't those MMGs require a lot of power? Not that the Peachtree's 125 is anything to sniff at - that's enough power for a lot of rooms. But some speakers are power hogs, and I think many (all?) of the Maggies fall into that category. Lots of Magnepan fans here, I'm sure they'll chime in.
Peachtree's USB asynch implementation is great - you're going to like the ESS Dac in that Nova. I went the same way as you, everything in one box, so convenient and easy.
In speakers, I see great stuff all the time (on CL, here in the classifieds, or "blemished" models) that you can pick up for $1000 or less. Zu Audio, Quad 21L/22L series, Audio Physik, not to mention new speakers like Wharfedale Diamond, Paradigm, Polk Audio you can get for under $1K. I also think the B&W 603 or 604 would sound great with the Peachtree in a big room, especially with rock music. And the nice thing about the $1K price level is that even if you get some speakers, and just don't like them, you can throw 'em up on CL and go try something else. Especially the B&W - they have great resale, I've traded in and out of those without losing a penny, they do so well on the secondary market. So don't agonize too much about this decision - it's fun to try different things anyway! (too many variables involved to say that any one speaker is the "best" with your amp, which is why I threw out several good options for you to look around for and try to audition).
That's a very cost effect setup. Sounds like a good plan.
I see the Peachtree spec at 125w/ch 8Ohm, >200 4 OHM, Class D.
Should fo a nice job on paper.
Anyone know what Class D amp modules the Peachtrees use now or any other key aspects of its design in regards to power supply, Bandwidth, etc?
THis is first I heard of Peachtree hybrid with Class D amp. Very nice!
Also asynch USB, reclocking for low jitter, and on/off switchable tube buffer
VEry nice! This would seem to have hit all the right buttons on paper for a mere $1500. THis could well represent the future of high end audio but with more mass appeal. I'd be pressed to see how this cannot sound quite good. Something I would consider myself whereas older Peachtree hybrids were nice but power amp sections in particular not their strong suit.