I'm using 18 SET watts per, and there is no going back to SS for this audiophool. Holographic--in a nut shell. There should be some info in the 'gon archives, as well. Maybe not ear bleed levels, but (very)loud enough for me...
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have the vac 30/30 sig mk3 now and the sound is very nice,the background could be a bit more quite though.just wondering if any amps are shinning with the Def's???? thks for any advice..Maybe the background is not quiet because of your Dodd preamp? Have you run your Opus 21 direct into the VAC amp? Was the system quieter this way? If so, the preamp is the cause of the noise.
Red Wine Audio Signature 30 is a battery operated, and therefore silent, amplifier which can be used as a single input integrated since it has a volume control. It is available under a 30 day money back guarantee and has been praised highly around the net. Srajan at 6moons has reviewed it using Definitions and liked it very much. He says it compares favorably with the Yamamoto A-08S and the Korneff 45, two of the better SET offerings out there.
If you need help contacting Red Wine or finding the 6moons review, contact me and I will give you further directions.
I have ordered and paid for the Sig 30 for myself but there is a waiting list so I can't as yet provide a personal endorsement. I should get mine in about 10 to 12 days.
And by the way, the Sig 30 costs only $1399.
"I haven't enjoyed my music in years since buying the Definitions." I couldn't agree with you more Hifimaniac. In fact, the last time a system did what my rig is doing now, was way back in my Magnaplanar Tympani 1D days, with bridged amps, Audio Research Pre and some things called LPs...I'm having a ball..I would have never thought that I'd become a tuber. SET no less...
Kck - Nothing up. I was just too lazy to bother posting the links unless the guy showed interest. Remember he didn't ask about Red Wine.
However, here they are for anyone who is interested.
Warrenh - When you say you're a "tuber", do you mean couch potato?
Summer's here alright. We hit 104 degrees yesterday. Much cooler in the shade. I'm sure I'd be arrested if I appeared in public in a Speedo. No cheeseburgers at my house. Right now it's homemade pesto time with salsa on the horizon.
Couch potato comment was a pun centered around the use of the word tuber. Look it up in the dictionary. Rhizome. Tuber. Spud.Tater.
Has anyone tried the Sig 30 on the bottom end of Def Pro's?
2bigears- Sorry. I guess I started that gourmet detour.
I'm presently using an RWA Clari-T on the front of my Defs and a Pass Volksamp for the rear drivers. It sounds quite good. Certainly much better than I expected but I suspect that my 6 watts isn't really enough to show off what the Defs can do. This is why I am so anxious to receive my Sig 30. I called Vinnie this morning to see if he got my check and to receive a pinpoint projection as to when the new amp would arrive. All he could promise was that I would have it before the end of the month. It sounds like he's got serious backorder problems developing. I imagine that his sales will increase tenfold this fall before the RMAF. Once he does that show, he'll be absolutely buried.
If you live in Connecticut and want to stuff boards, give him a call. He needs help to keep up with demand.
According to the early buzz, this product is going to bring some welcome changes to the marketplace. World class performance for a small fraction of what it used to cost.
Just think about a pair of Zu Defs and the RWA Sig 30 for only a little more than $10K. How can you beat it?
That would be like substituting parsley for basil, don't ya think? The greatness of pesto is the simplicity and individual character of those basic few ingredients. I'm not a big pesto fan, anyway. A little rich for me, so the wine may do it for me. But it isn't pesto. Kind of like, chocolate covered Oreos. There's only one. Whatever you do to it makes it less than....I'm rambling: The audiogongormet web-site. Can we start something?
Correct. I said it was an alternative recipe. And...I also said that you substitute some, not all, of olive oil with Pinot Grigio. Adjust to taste. Try it. Or not. Tubes or solid state? Peter Luger or Spark's Steak House? 100% Parmesan Reggiano, or 30% Romano and 70% Parmesan Reggiano (I prefer the former as it was a recipe from one of LA's premier Italian restaurants).
Reggiano: 100 percent for me. Ooolala. Peter Lugar sauce and their Porterhouse for two: doesn't get much better than that, especially at the Lugars by the Williamburg Bridge. And sides to die for...
Also, I would prefer my pine nuts toasted in the oven (or toaster oven) with no added oil to interact with the pine nut chemistry. Enough oil in the pine nut to allow a toasting marvel, I would think. Doing them in the pan is not really toasting them, nor is the flavor that comes from that anything like toasting. Don't want to be picky, but that be my (last)gastronomic take...promise
07-17-06: WarrenhIs there any other? Not in my book.
I would prefer my pine nuts toasted in the oven (or toaster oven) with no added oil to interact with the pine nut chemistry.Toasting any nuts or seeds on the stovetop in a saute pan is a common method. Do a Google search for "toasting saute pan" and you'll get a list of recipes like this one for Red Lentil Dal that calls for this technique. Use a good saute pan, like an All Clad. No oil. Of course not. We're not talking about sauteing. Low heat. Shake the pan occasionally like you're making pop corn. Keep 'em moving. BAM! Toasted pine nuts!
Kick that pesto up a notch.
"is there any other? Not in my book"---yes, there's the Peter Lugars in Manhasset. Same, but different location. Drop dead amazing. The one by the Williamsburg Bridge is the original. Lugars in Manhasset is easier for beach bums and the like.
I get ya with the pine nuts. will definately give it a try next time around...