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There are several instances of the Spectral DMA-360 Series 2 mono power amps for sale on the secondary market which I am considering for my 3.7s.Anyone here have any opinions or experiences with these and Thiel?Thanks!Todd 
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Tom,Your message to @ronkent mentions the phase coherence of the playback chain. How does one tell if the playback chain is phase coherent?Todd 
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@ronkent,How do you handle the crossovers with the REL/3.7 combo?  I own the 3.7 and have been thinking of the same thing.Todd 
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OK, a little removed from the "speaker" thread, but at least related: I run my 3.7 speakers with a Classe CA-300 amp. It has developed a slight hum audible from the tweeters. I've found someone in my area who works on this kind of thing. I'm wonde... 
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Tom,What, for reference sake, is your definition of "large room."  For example, ours is 20x20x8. Fortunately, the room is within an open layout floor plan, so there are openings on three of the four sides.Thanks for the input.Todd 
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@sgmlaw,Which CA series Classe do you use? I'm using a CA-300 with the 3.7s, but have been wondering for a while if that is enough. I'm interested in and concerned about recapping at this point. Classical solo/chamber/orchestral only (with maybe a... 
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Something fishy with these numbers. My Thiel 3.7s are serial 1041, 1042. This is indicated on the shipping carton. However, I talked with Rob yesterday about the issue of different crossovers being used with this model. He told me that the 3.7 run... 
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Tom --The story behind Morado and Amberwood that you relate is amazing and rich! I'm looking at the Amberwood finish on my 2.2s right now. Absolutely beautiful and amazing. I have a question. The 3.7s are the models currently "in my system," and y... 
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Happy Birthday, Tom.It's a pleasure!Todd 
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Since we're talking about amps again: some time ago I posted a plea for a list, however small, of amps that by spec would be completely capable of matching the low impedance needs of the Thiels. Has anything materialized? I mean, besides the Krell... 
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Tom,You wrote: "I have ruled out many amps as very good, but . . . somehow not neutral or transparent. "Could you please list these for our enlightenment?Todd 
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tomthiel ,Nice observation re spruce soundboards. Although I've pretty much retired from "the scene," I spent many years as a professional classical guitarist. My instrument has a Sitka top. If left unplayed for any longish interval, it sounds t... 
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Wait, wait...I'm confused here: the Parasound JC5 doesn't double into 4 ohms and isn't even rated into 2.  I thought these were important criteria.  What am I missing?Todd 
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I think we tend to forget about the vagaries of an actual acoustical presentation and the coloration endowed by the hall. For instance, my wife and I attended a solo piano recital a couple of nights ago. We knew the hall, we knew the performer, an... 
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Tom - Thanks for the response. Just to clarify: by "other amps in the family,"  are you referring to the Classe family?Finally, can we get a list going of amps that satisfy the continuous 2 ohm criterion? Certainly the big Krells, the Classe Omega...