New Acurus and Aragon amps. Anyone hear them yet?


I still have my A200 and A200x3 from back in the day? I use these and the ACT3 in the bedroom as a hideaway from the wifes movie night with friends and they never gave me a problem and were great then. Wondering how Indy Audio Labs did with the brand? Thanks
ggent
I own the new Aragon 8008 by Indy Audio Labs. It seems dynamic and neutral.
Overtones and sustain, decay seem to come through well when I use this amp.
I am not technically driven but the insides are very simple, a couple of boards and four very large soda can size storage devices. Oh yea, it is a true dual mono, a heavy unit. It seems reliable and overbuilt. An updated version of
the older ones. It puts out what comes in: a garbage recording will sound like it is. A great recording, great. It does not run hot for me, just warm to the touch after some use. Absolutely no noise discernable during my use. It's a good piece of gear in my opinion.
Thanks Sunnyhop. I just got the I.A.Labs email on the launch of the Aragon amps. The closest dealer is 1.5 hours away but I'll make an appointment to check it out on Saturday if their in stock. What gear are you using if you don't mind me asking? Might be getting thrown off Audiogon for being too up front and personal with some forum geeky losers who need to make smart ass comments about a speaker question I asked and have nothing better to do so if I do buy them and I don't say thanks you'll know why. That goes for everyone who leaves a positive comment. Too bad some people ruin it for others. I'm sure it's always the same jerkoffs doing this. And they say us British Ferrari owners are snobs.
Thanks again. RG
RG,

Funny you started this thread. I was going to ask the same question to the forum. I have been using an Acurus A200 and an A200FIVE for quite some time and I just can't get enough of them. I just bought an A200x3 here on A-gon so I will be selling my A200FIVE in the near future. I only need 5 channels of amplification. I now have owned 8 Acurus amps in the last few years and all have been rock solid and reliable and plenty of power to go around.

Sunnyhop,

Good to hear from a new Aragon(IAL) owner. I know one thing, those new 8008's and Iridiums sure look like a work of art, I am sure they sound as good as they look.

Bill
Ggent--I am using an assortment of stuff along with the Aragon. It all seems to work ok together. No gain issues, no hums, no pops or snorts. I use a Marantz
intergrated 8003 and use the pre amp out to the Aragon so the Marantz works as a pre-amp and control center. I also use a new midlevel Marantz CD player.
The Speakers are Von Schweikert VR33. THis conglomeration actually sounds
quite nice together. The Aragon gives me the dynamics I seek and spatial things
that were just not possible with the lower powered MArantz integrated.
This is just a hobby for me--no one has to prove anything. It is just fun to
share ideas and chew about the gear.
Thanks Sunnyhop. I just got the I.A.Labs email on the launch of the Aragon amps. The closest dealer is 1.5 hours away but I'll make an appointment to check it out on Saturday if their in stock. What gear are you using if you don't mind me asking? Might be getting thrown off Audiogon for being too up front and personal with some forum geeky losers who need to make smart ass comments about a speaker question I asked and have nothing better to do so if I do buy them and I don't say thanks you'll know why. That goes for everyone who leaves a positive comment. Too bad some people ruin it for others. I'm sure it's always the same jerkoffs doing this. And they say us British Ferrari owners are snobs.
Thanks again. RG
I had no idea there were British Ferraris.
Still have my ACT 3 and ACT 5 ACURUS. Still sound great and rock solid reliable. New line would be on my short list, if I were in the market. No dealers in my area, but they do have a return policy I believe. So little to lose in trying.
I love Von Schweikert speakers. I became good friends with the owner of the audio shop where I purchased my Acurus gear and an awesome pair of MB Quart QL 502s speakers back in the mid 90's but the Von Schweikert, cant remember the model, were the first hi-end speaker I ever heard in my life. He had a pair for his personal audio system that were stunning matched with Mcintosh amps tied into vinyl. I still remember it as it were yesterday. That man spent 2 hours educating me in his shop on why hi-end audio cost what it does. At the time I thought Bose, sorry for swearing, were the best out their. That two hours literally changed my life forever.... Thanks for the great flashback Sunnyhop. RG
I love Von Schweikert speakers. I became good friends with the owner of the audio shop where I purchased my Acurus gear and an awesome pair of MB Quart QL 502s speakers back in the mid 90's but the Von Schweikert, cant remember the model, were the first hi-end speaker I ever heard in my life. He had a pair for his personal audio system that were stunning matched with Mcintosh amps tied into vinyl. I still remember it as it were yesterday. That man spent 2 hours educating me in his shop on why hi-end audio cost what it does. At the time I thought Bose, sorry for swearing, were the best out their. That two hours literally changed my life forever.... Thanks for the great flashback Sunnyhop. RG
Ive been curious about thr launch of their comming soon audio processor. Seems like a good audiophile niche product between the mega pricey and best buy stuff. Anyone hear anything about when or if it will actually launch
I remember emailing Indy Audio Labs about this question and I was told it'll be out when their god damn good and ready? No, just kidding. Their great to deal with but I don't think it'll be that far away. Check out ther website its great if your a fan. I'm sure it'll be an awesome piece of equipment. Mondial equipment to me is some of the best out their. It just doesn't have a rediculous price tag.