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Anyone own the new conrad-johnson ART27A amplifier?
@cellorover Thank you very much. As much as I would love the ART27A, I’m actually thinking it’s too much right now, maybe next year.I’d love to talk to you about the CAV45-S2 with the EL34 tubes. That will be an easier reach for now and get me bac... 
Anyone own the new conrad-johnson ART27A amplifier?
BumpAnyone else have experience with the ART27A? 
Conrad Johnson or PrimaLuna
@cellorover Thank you very, very much for your post. I’ve been interested in the CAV-45S2 for a long time. Your post confirms that it’s an awesome amp.  
Viva Solistino Amp
@charles1dad +1 on the fine sentiments to @maxboy00 . It’s awesome when someone finds a piece that they love. 
Viva Solistino Amp
@maxboy00 Thank you very much.I’m happy you are loving it.If I’m not mistaken, D is direct for bypassing the pre section and S is a subwoofer out. I also agree about the lack of information and specs on the website, it’s a little frustrating. 
Viva Solistino Amp
BumpI know this is an old thread but curious if the OP can offer any updates or anyone else add to their experience with Viva? 
So, what other amps sound like the First Watt SIT-3?
Thank you for your responses so far.  
So, what other amps sound like the First Watt SIT-3?
@teo_audioThank you for the link.Any idea how available and how much those B-1a amps cost? Very interesting.   
So, what other amps sound like the First Watt SIT-3?
I have and love my SIT-3 amps. Just wonderful. My speakers are Avantgarde Duo XD and love the warm/sweet/3D laid back sound. I was just wondering if anything else comes close.Thank you so much! 
unbeatable Class A integrated
Another vote for the Luxman 590 AXII. I’ve had a lot of gear, this awesome integrated is staying. One of the finest examples of an amp that does it all. 
Pass XP32 vs C900U vs ?
+1 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
@lula Nothing will or can beat a good/great tube amp. My main goal for finding the perfect (for me) solid state amp (SIT3 is my choice with Luxman 590 AXII a close second) is because I play my system 12-18 hours a day when on. Tubes would worry me... 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
@ag3__ I have not gone back to the F7 since the initial few days. We’ve had a storm pass through, no power for almost 3 days and with some frequent brown outs, have not had the stereo on much at all this past week.While I’ve initially loved and lo... 
All-in-one integrated, 10-15K range, class A/B only
If you are interested in getting Magnepan, consider a Hegel H390/590. Built in dac but don’t think it’s a streaming dac.  
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
@ag3__ I’ve owned all those you’ve mentioned. My speakers are Avantgarde Duo XD so a more normal speaker might yield slightly different results.The Pass XA25 is a wonderful amp but very neutral to my ear. Power is easily double rated output. Power...