Wells Innamorata vs CODA 15.5??????????

Narrowing my search down and these two are part of it.

The two speakers I am pondering on are Legacy Whisper HD and Salon 2's

Both spkrs would be separately AB bass bi-amp'ed.

Room is large enough for sure.

Wondering if anyone has heard the two amps mentioned in the HEADER?

And also if they have heard the two spkrs mentioned being driven by them for comparison?

The Wells states 120 @ 8 and 200 @ 4.
No amperage's or uF's given on specs
Reading into this a bit I wonder if the Bybee rails may have an impact on the Wells demonstrable measurements and may not convey the power to drive higher spl's even though they seem to have that ability from info and reviews.
S/N -103db
Mostly class A.

The C15.5

150 @ 8 300 @ 4
2 x 2000 'roids...LOL
No uF's listed
100A peak
S/N >120 db

The CODA states that it is better suited for low impedance/ high current apps.

My guess is, for wtf that is worth,CODA - S2 and Wells - Whisper HD.

Just really would appreciate some from those EXPERIENCED WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED components.

Pre amps etc also appreciated pls?


I cannot speak on your speakers or the 15.5. But I do currently own and love my Coda CSi integrated amp. Runs my set of Tyler Acoustic Woodmere II speakers (hard to drive as well with their 4 ohm impedance). Could not be happier...The Coda does not disappoint in my house...see my system
FYI, I ran across one review that said the CODA 15.0 has 184,000 uf. The Salon 2s do need big power reserves to provide strong dynamics.
For what it's worth, (I've listened to Whispers, owned Helix and Focus, and owned Salon 1s, listened several times to Salon 2s) I'd buy the Whispers. They have a way of producing music that is just uncanny. The Salon's sound is what impresses audiophiles maybe music lovers not so much. Also while the Salons specs claim they go down to the 20s, (and I believe this to be true),it is a misrepresentation in a way, because they just don't move much air which to me became very frustrating. The Whispers present a holographic picture of the musical performance. While listening to them I have never noticed that they don't go down to subterranean levels sounding more like Magnepaplanars then cone speakers. They just get out of the way of the music and sound right. This is true of early models through today's current production.

As for Coda, you should call Doug Dale at Coda and speak with him about which of the Coda amps work well with Whisper. I believe they have a set there. I also own Coda amps (CS and CSX) (replaced now with TS I believe) which I know Bill Duddleston uses to design the entire Legacy line.

You might also give Mr. Duddleston a call at Legacy Audio. He likes to speak with potential customers.
You are more than welcome to contact me if you need more info.
Those Wells Audio amplifiers has got some mighty rave reports from the crew at Stereotimes.

The higher end amp, the Innamorata, uses Bybee music rails to filter the power feeding the input stage, which is where the signal is most delicate in a power amplifier.
The Wells amps sounded great on every speaker I have heard them with,quite a feat. Great build quality and attention to detail.
Sorry for the delayed response.
Thanks to Shakedown, Steven, Agisthos, Magnum and P59.
I am trying to see what actual owners of these components say before I initiate contact with the manufacturers.
Really appreciate any info you share
Sorry for my late response - I am just seeing this thread. I have owned the Wells Innamorata for several months now, mated to my Clearwave 72r speakers (4 ohm, 90db efficiency with Raal tweeter Accutron midrange/woofer). At first, I was not "bowled over" by the Wells amp, feeling it was good, but not overwhelmingly so. I have very much changed my mind. Perhaps the amp needs time to break-in (due to the Bybees?), but it now sounds very liquid, with a very powerful, dynamic sound. The bass response on my speakers is superior to the bass I get when using a 150 watt/channel Bladelius integrated, which is no slouch compared to many others I've heard. In addition, the midrange is fuller and more realistic sounding, while not quite as tilted in the treble. The Wells sounds very much like a Class A topology amp - lively, but rich and warm in tone. I hope this helps; unfortunately, I have no experience with the Coda range.
"Also while the Salons specs claim they go down to the 20s, (and I believe this to be true),it is a misrepresentation in a way, because they just don't move much air which to me became very frustrating."

Nonsense. For the last two years they have moved plenty of air in my room, first being driven with a Plinius SB-301 stereo amp and now Symphonic Line Kraft 250 monos.

No problem at all achieving concert-level volume with either setup, although they clearly prefer the higher current output of the SL monos.

Ok Ok the coda amps i have heard are good BUT karan amps are far superior i have not heard a better amp then KARAN current kas-600 stereo in 20 years and i have heard lot of amplifiers in my 45 years of playing with amps from all over the world  Mile K
@milan    This is the second very old thread that included Coda amps that I have seen you respond to or re-open pushing Karan amps....  I might suggest rather than responding to threads that are 3 to 4 years old that no one asked about Karan amps,  you might want to open your own current thread.   Just a thought,  Tim 

Have you guys compared the Coda / Karan to Wells Audio amps?
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