My Nighthawk mates very well with my DV-20XL.
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Can't say how it mates with the low output Dynas, but it did a fine job with a 20xH I heard in my system and a friends.
Right now its making sweet music with a Zu 103 in my listening room. Its one of those items that if you're buying new you can't lose on. Ray has a pretty generous satisfaction guarantee so you may as well see how your ears feel.
What gain and impedance settings are you using on the Nighthawk with the DV-20XL?
I just picked up the Nighthawk to try with my VPI Classic / DV-20XL. Replacing a Sim LP3. So far, sounds great (halfway down on gain, 100 ohms though the DV-20XL manual suggests 30 ohms). A lot warmer, more lush, less metallic than my Sim.
Auditioning a Luxman E-200, and hopefully a JLTi as well, before making a decision.
What is the gain output of your preamps that allows only a half way down on the gain from the Nighthawk? I`m contemplating matching the NightHawk up with a Koetsu Black which has only a .4 output.....My audioresearch preamp only has 12db gain output SE.I want to make sure it will match without going past 12 o`clock...Your thoughts?
Davidmag, I use an Anthem AVM50v. Not sure what the gain is, but I found that higher gain on the Nighthawk resulted in expected, quite audible distortion.
One more question on a slightly controversial topic. What TT/tonearm-to-Nighthawk interconnects are you all using? I currently run BlueJeans LC-1's (which sound as neutral as DHLabs Phantom or AQ Blue Racer II which I've tried) and I'm trying to determine if that's another upgrade I need now...