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@gwangler15 : just received Glen Croft's answer : Hi Alain, Thanks for your email. I make a Line only version of the Integrated – I only have one dealer in North America – Gene Rubin down in California – he mainly stocks the Phono version but ... 
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@elliottbnewcombjr : of course, sometimes it can be worth coming up with proposals going against what someone wants, as long as you understand the needs of that person, which is not your case. I started a discussion on a similar topic last year ..... 
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@gwangler15 : I just wrote to Glen to find out if it was possible to use the device without the tubes dedicated to the phono stage or to put a switch to turn them on and off whenever required ... I'll let you kwow what his answers is... thx for su... 
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@mofojo : most US sellers will not ship to Canada due to additional border hassles. I can buy from an American manufacturer (like Power Module) but I will have to pay 15% tax on arrival ... If I order a device not made in North America (Mexico / U... 
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@metaldetektor : the Moonriver is quite a nice unit but it's about twice my budget... and it will never be available used in Canada... @gwangler15 : I've been thinking about modifying the circuit in order to shut down the phono stage... but this ... 
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@ball-wheel : I stated that I don’t want tubes in the output stage... @letitbe1306 : that could be an option but I also have a Sugden D40 (made by Exposure) and it isn’t a good match... @blancpain1 : I doubt that the Nad would be better then my ... 
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@ditusa : Wow! these are amazing speakers you have ... a friend who has a recording studio has 4430 and they are awesome ... never heard the 4435 but I guess the extra 15 inch gives it better response in the bass ... Do you use them for monitoring... 
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@ditusa : I know about this class A/B thing ... I was talking about the class A section of the headphone which is - according to Schitt - 6 watts ... this doesn't seem much, but still I'm wary of the heat generated by class A ... BTW, it's not con... 
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@pr : merci pour votre suggestion... je sais que les amplis en class A sonnent mieux que les transistors et qu'ils rivalisent même avec les tubes... par contre, ils chauffent beaucoup et je ne peux me permettre d'avoir un ampli qui chauffe à ce po... 
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@ditusa : thanks for considering my requirements before making a suggestion ... much appreciated ... i had thought about Schiit before and had given up on the idea i cant remember why so i went to read more .. . several criteria play in its favor,... 
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@boomerbillone : in my experience amps have a sweet spot in terms of output volume ... some amps that I found mediocre at low volume turned out to be better at high volume and vice versa ... so it’s best not to have a powerful amp for nothing ... ... 
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@oksailor : When I bought my Altec 620A, they were connected to a 200 watts Mcintosh amp that had powered them when they were in a recording studio. I managed to knock down walls, but in terms of subtlety, I was not impressed - and never was for t... 
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@axpert @hilde45 @elliottbnewcombjr @bigkidz @richdirector I specified that I did not want tubes in the output stage and I have my reasons for doing so. BTW I’ve had a few tube amps when I was young: Harman Kardon Citation II, Leak (TL 12), Qua... 
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@bob540 : I believe the Audiolab wouldn't be an improvement on my actual amp which is a Sugden A25B. @brandonfin : not a bad idea but I believe the Naim is quite similar to my actual amp, a Sugden A25B. there wouldn't be a major improvement @maz... 
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@dill  : a few years ago, I did try a Pathos One for a while and it was pretty good...