adiorio

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Looking for a new preamp
Thank you all again for the feedback.  I believe the Cary's output voltage is 6v when running balanced.  I noticed the gain on the BAT 23se is 20.  Would that be a bit much?  I believe the Aragon 8008 mk2 is a lower gain designed amp.  
Looking for a new preamp
I would think the Adcom GFP 750 would be a step up from the Aragon 28k?  So the Freya S bested that based on what you said. In terms of going direct George. I have a Cary CDP 1 CD player that can drive an amp directly. I tried that awhile back and... 
Looking for a new preamp
Thank you for the feedback so far. The BAT 23se pre that I’m looking at is solid state.  
Amplifier upgrade
Thank you for the detail.  I have not heard the Emotiva amps as of yet.  I think if I was going the Halo route I would go JC 1's for sure.  The Pass 250.8 seems to be a great amp from I have heard, and a step up from everything we are talking abou... 
Amplifier upgrade
Thank you.  I think the 8008 bb is a still a very good amp as you said.  I would agree it's a bit warm and a bit slow, but has allot of drive.  A Pass 250.8 would be a big step up I would think.  It uses a Mosfet output stage, but I assume still w... 
Thoughts on my current system
I never heard this about the Wattgate connectors but I will look into it and check out some other options.  Thank you.   
Thoughts on my current system
Yes that is true.  The Aragon 8008bb is class A to 26 watts and a larger power supply than the A21.  You might be right about the class A theory.   
Thoughts on my current system
Just curious jl35.  What didn't you like about the A21?  Have you heard the Aragon 8008bb? 
Thoughts on my current system
Thank you ggc for the detail.  It's good stuff and I agree.  Some of the items you mentioned I need to become familiar with.  Some of the products I currently own I feel are worth hanging on to and building around them.  Others probably not like y... 
Thoughts on my current system
Thanks pennsy for your detail.  I live in an area where the ac lines are not very good as it's a shared living complex.  When I move I will install dedicated 20 amp lines and be in a nice spot.  Both the Aragon 8008 & A21 are high current desi... 
Thoughts on my current system
Thanks sbrownnw.  Have you tried the Shunyata products?  Any experience with the Amps that I own?   
Thoughts on my current system
Thank for your the detail.  I'm in a shared residence/apartment so I have not been able to introduce a dedicated line.  One of the reasons I use the Shunyata PS8 along with defender because of the garbage on the lines.  Where I'm moving to I will ... 
Thoughts on my current system
That's good advice.  Thank you mesch.    
Thoughts on my current system
No the Cary is a solid state cd player.  My preamp is tube.  Audio Research LS17se.     
Thoughts on my current system
I think the Parasound a21 and Aragon 8008 is a sideways move.  Somethings one does better than the other and vice versa.  Here on AG the general feel is the A21 is better.  I bought it and have not used it much.  It probably has 50 hours on it so ...