|Upgrading form Pass integrated amplifier to a better one|
I'm not going to read through this entire thread but I hope you're still considering the Accuphase E-650. You can't compare it to the 470 so erase that experience from your mind. The Gryphon is good but I'd love to hear your thoughts on the differ...
|Classe or McIntosh Is Classe going out of businesssed|
Nobody should feel bad about Classe folding. they started digging their grave a very long time ago. A mini Kodak.
|Luxman L 590 ax|
I would try it. As long as you understand the limitations. I run a Accuphase E600 with Harbeth Super HL 5 Plus and a REL B3 and it's not going anywhere.
|I Find Primalunas Ugly. How about You? Is there an alternative?|
I used to own some Hegel gear that I thought was ugly but it sounded very good. I sucked it up because I liked the sound. Then I had the misfortune of listening to a class A Accuphase amp and that was the end of the Hegel (and luckily not my marr...
|How important is component “aesthetics” to you?|
It had nothing to do with choices I've made. Hey, I owned a Hegel that I thought was uglier than any piece of gear I've ever owned and I bought it new. I did however find I like the sound qualities of Accuphase much better and I do find the Accup...
|Just switched from McIntosh C2500/2600 to ARC Ref 6, initial thoughts|
Did you consider Accuphase?
I haven't heard one but I'll probably end up with one within the next year to go with my E600. I'll let you know.
|How do i know|
There’s someone on here that goes by sidekick_i who owns a shop in Stockholm and carries some very well respected audio brands. I’m sure he or she would be able to help you out.
|integrated amp recommendations needed|
I'd love to hear one of those Yamaha integrated amps. The look beautiful and the Japanese are masters when it comes to integrated amps.
|Hegel vs Rogue|
I owned the Rogue Cronus Magnum and then the Hegel H200. I'll be honest, I liked the Rogue better but that's not comparing apples to apples. I found my dream integrated in an Accuphase class A. The Hegel was nice but I don't ever think about it. I...
|integrated amp recommendation needed|
Save more money.
|CD players = dead?|
Jim @ soundsrealaudio, thank you. That sounds more my speed.
|Stay away from the nad|
I owned a great NAD integrated I bought new in 1997. It did end up in the shop a couple of times. It sounded great when it worked.
|CD players = dead?|
I'm still a huge fan of CD's and CD players. I've been buying CD's for 30 years, they're cheap, a lot of them sound great and remasters continue to come out. The players also keep getting better. I like to listen to a handful of discs on a Friday ...
|Accuphase Integrated Amp - E600 or E470|
greginnh, I just read through this and noticed you ended up pulling the trigger on the E-600. Are you glad you did?