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henrycai OPSeems to be the Hypex NC500 N-Cores, if you listen to or read reviews on the Belcanto 600M monoblocks they’ll sound like these with a bit of tube coloration.
The Belcanto 600M’s are still one of the only Class-D’s that have held my attention, but only when it was given the nice "benign 6ohm flat load" of the top Raven Ribbon tweeter in a two way stand mount.
The Maggie 1.7 may not be a good match as they dive down to 2ohms in the highs with high’ish negative phase angle, this sort of load makes things very tough for Class-D, they prefer to see >4ohm
Notice there’s no mention of what the Rogue Dragon can do into a 2ohm or less load.
Yes the that’s what i have heard from some people.... I will find out because my
Yes this Marantz uses the same N-Core 500 modules as the Dragon and M600’s, so your not really upgrading but rather going sideways with these.
Thank you everyone for all the feedback...
I was told a 4 week wait from audo classic for the 1.7.....1 more week i hope...
I would definitely call my room hard so will have to see what it sounds like....
I will be using my Marantz Ref pm 10
Class D ......and matching sa/cd player
I will let everyone know how it sounds
and if there is any problems....
I have the BC Ref 600’s currently driving a pair of Spendor A7’s. I have ordered a Rogue DragoN from Taylor at Goldprint which should be ready after the first of the year, so if any of you remain interested I’ll provide my thoughts on how they compare at that time. In the meantime, those Bel Canto’s continue to sound sweet! Currently listening to Melody Gardot’s Sunset in the Blue. Soooo good!
Well, the Rogue DragoN finally arrived and should be broken in by now. Worth the wait, yes. Having had the Bel Canto Ref600M’s for quite a while, those who still doubt what these novel amps are capable of are missing out in my opinion, but I am sure others will disagree, and that’s fine. To each his own I say. I now have the Rogue paired with Spendor Classic 2/3’s, also purchased from Taylor at Goldprint, and suffice it to say the combination is a very good one. Installing a pair of NOS Brimar 12AU7’s in the DragoN didn’t hurt either. Time to sit back and enjoy the music, and isn’t that what it’s all about anyway?
@vdotman, happy for you and enjoy.
What matters is that you are happy. To many folks come here for validation and that is human nature.
Like when you bring home the new car and pull it in the drive and wait for the neighbors, to come and give you that nod, cool car, validation.
I say who cares as long as you’re enjoying it.
I've been really impressed with the Rogue DragoN. I'm fortunate enough to sell both Bel Canto and Rogue, and having heard the 600s and DragoN back to back, you can't really go wrong with either. (imho)
Vdotman above has a ton of time behind several Bel Canto options (and a few other amps as well). In his current particular setup, the DragoN ended up winning out, but he had the 600s for a while, and I know he would say that he really enjoyed those as well.
The DragoN not only sounds good, but is fun giving the fact you can slightly tailor the sound with a simple change of tubes.