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Using Adcom GFA-555s as monoblocks to power magnepan 3.3s in active biamp
Which do y'all think will sound better with KEF R11s:  a single Classe CA-200 or 2 Adcom GFA-555's in vertical passive biamp?  
Using Adcom GFA-555s as monoblocks to power magnepan 3.3s in active biamp
No, there's nothing precious about the Adcoms.  I have them mostly as backups or to run stuff I'm testing.   But yes, mostly rock.  I've been spending more time listening to my (new to me) KEF R11s. I think I've decided not to bridge the Adcoms.... 
Using Adcom GFA-555s as monoblocks to power magnepan 3.3s in active biamp
What sound levels are you hoping to achieve?  Loud, but I can get there with my current setup and it sounds good. This was just a thought that maybe 800WPC monoblocks would be good to try on the bottom.  But not if they're going to struggle bec... 
Using Adcom GFA-555s as monoblocks to power magnepan 3.3s in active biamp
Vertical biamping is an interesting idea - as I've always used different type amps it's always been horizontal.  But I have better amps than the Adcom as a stereo amp to use for the biamping (except the vertical as an experiment).   Right now I d... 
Using Adcom GFA-555s as monoblocks to power magnepan 3.3s in active biamp
Thanks.  Seems to be the consensus that it will "work" but not sound great, with some chance of actual trouble. I may stick with the Nak there for a while - it's not bridged, and it's beefy. My 16 year old came upstairs and asked me to turn down ... 
Using Adcom GFA-555s as monoblocks to power magnepan 3.3s in active biamp
And, why does a single GFA-555 not do it for you, sounds like a room issue or some kind of a synergy mismatch. A 555 is no slouch in stereo mode, 331.9W into 4 ohms. If that’s not enough power, something else going on there There's no problem t... 
Using Adcom GFA-555s as monoblocks to power magnepan 3.3s in active biamp
Thanks again. There are some posts in various forums that it's worked, but just about as many opinion that it won't.   I guess bridged mode isn't all that useful, given that most of the really power hungry speakers are 4 ohms.  I 'm sure there ar... 
Using Adcom GFA-555s as monoblocks to power magnepan 3.3s in active biamp
Thanks.  You really think they'd see a 2 ohm load with just the bass panels?  
Old CDs and records
Streaming is a wonderful way to explore music but I don't think vinyl is anywhere near worthless. And while CDs might be someday, they're not worthless yet.   It's an interesting question as to whether CDs will have a similar resurgence as vinyl.... 
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I bet the audio in their bathroom is stellar!  
Michael Fremer leaves Analog Planet
Coals to Newcastle.  Further tilting TAS towards analog expertise when they don't get digital.   
The review wehave been promising is up
TAS understands digital about as much as Neanderthals understand nuclear fusion. I’ll never get over their 4-part article where they said that music on a hard drive degrades when copied to a second drive. "the best sounding music server..." [In ... 
Streaming vs Physical Media
entitled to your opinion and beliefs like anyone else. I Fair enough. So are you!  My post wasn't intended as a request for you to retract your statement anyway...but I thought it called for a response, which I too stand behind! Enjoy your gea... 
Streaming vs Physical Media
In the name of adding balance and credibility to your beliefs, would you please care to tell us your streaming setup and what have you tried so far? BTW, here is the my original post. Sure, although any attempt at thoroughness would seriously h... 
Streaming vs Physical Media
"mythology" is smug and pejorative in my opinion.  It wasn't intended to be smug but apologies for any insult.  In reference to this quote, I don't feel too bad about calling it out.  It's an extreme statement: Every streamer or server out th...