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We have made all the other household purchases and it's time to start building the system. New House, Car, Windows, Kitchen, Bathroom.

Over the next 4 months I plan on pulling the plug on a pair of LS6. In preparation I would like to buy a high quality Integrated Amp to power these beasts. They will be used 80% for Music. Here is what I have landed on to date

Jungson JA88B-09 Class A - 80 Watts
Wyred 4 Sound W4S STI 500 Class D Amp - 500 Watts
NAD M Series Class A/B 150watts
Jolida/Melody Something Tube (Never owned a tube amp.)

I'm not quite sure what type of amp works the best for these speakers. I've heard the Wyred 4 Sound amps with LS9's and they are extremly clean and quiet. They might be a little clinical but what I heard was excellent. Could have been the x-over set up.

I don't want to spend more than $3K. That rules out Dodd.
 

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I'll be down there for some family business on an upcoming weekend. Would you be opposed to a sat or sun listen. I'll be in Buena Park or overnighting in Hermosa Beach.. Where can I find some info on these? Will they and a good Preamp fit under my 3K threshhold?

Thanks for the response.
 

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Sat or Sun is fine, just let me know ahead.

No Pre needed since it's an integrated amp.

I am comparing them to my Joule Electra VZN-100 as we speak.

I am about 1 hour east of LA on the 10 or 210.

PS: John Casler is your dealer but you can listen for yourself at my place.
 

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Thanks for the gracious invitation. I appreciate it.

Is this a tube amp? Is this a melody type of product like the SP3?

I noticed some other Integrateds from Onix when I googled.. Just the A60?

Where can I read up on it?
Where's the Onix Forum so to speak. It just might be here at Tweak City.

Riverside/San Berdoo?
 

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I'll be down there for some family business on an upcoming weekend. Would you be opposed to a sat or sun listen. I'll be in Buena Park or overnighting in Hermosa Beach.. Where can I find some info on these? Will they and a good Preamp fit under my 3K threshhold?

Thanks for the response.
Hi Cheeseboy,

Yes, I am Hugh's CA dealer, and also his Trainer (Strength Training) and he loves to audition equipment on the weekends since that is when he is supposed to train :yes:

Not to worry I'll just pump him up 2 x as much the following week:hissyfit: (hup one, hup two)

-I-----I-

I'm in Century City, but HUGH has the amp you want to hear. PM or e-mail me if there is anything I can answer or help with.

You are in for a sweet surprise. That amp is something special.

Here is a photo:

 

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Ah, thanks but I'm a straight leg man.

Interesting cosmetics.
Onix has a great reputation. I feel that with all the juice given the line by AV123 there would be more about you guys available for mass consumption. Where are you hiding this stuff?

If it makes the LS's sing I'm on board.

I would never rule out something presented by this group.

Remote? Amp type? Cost? Why No Pre out? HT pass through?

Can you send a spec sheet?
 

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Thanks for the gracious invitation. I appreciate it.

Is this a tube amp? Is this a melody type of product like the SP3?

I noticed some other Integrateds from Onix when I googled.. Just the A60?

Where can I read up on it?
Where's the Onix Forum so to speak. It just might be here at Tweak City.

Riverside/San Berdoo?
In case you didn't already guess from the pictures, it's a Solid State class A/B dual mono integrated. Very beefy 160wpc into 8ohms.

I have the amp, but no LS6's to try it with. :( Somebody in ohio with LS6's want to get together and test it out?
 

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I haven't heard these, but with Danny soundly endorsing them they are worthy of consideration, plus you get the Dodd magic.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=76620.msg725840#msg725840
http://store.virtueaudio.com/product-p/vrtu-ma-ibm5001-pbf-1.htm

You ruled out Dodd, but actually you can get his two new products for $2K.
http://doddaudio.com/BatteryPoweredTubeBufferPreamp.aspx
http://doddaudio.com/battery_powered_amp.aspx

Also, have you heard of Danny's V1?
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=72093.0
 

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Interesting concept. What I liked about the Wyred amp was the absolute quiet. The noise floor was down on the ground. It was loaded with power. Tube Buffer eh. Sounds like a good idea.

Would a 15 watt tube amp be able to power the 6's. I was thinking more about the mono blocks from Dodd.

I really like the LS speakers. I've been able to sit down and just listen to both the 9's and 6's. I'm always getting sidetracked. I like the dynamics on the LS.
 

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Interesting concept. What I liked about the Wyred amp was the absolute quiet. The noise floor was down on the ground. It was loaded with power. Tube Buffer eh. Sounds like a good idea.

Would a 15 watt tube amp be able to power the 6's. I was thinking more about the mono blocks from Dodd.

I really like the LS speakers. I've been able to sit down and just listen to both the 9's and 6's. I'm always getting sidetracked. I like the dynamics on the LS.
How about this from Danny directly? Last price for the amps themselves is $2800 shipped.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=65521.0
 

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Ah, thanks but I'm a straight leg man.

Interesting cosmetics.
Onix has a great reputation. I feel that with all the juice given the line by AV123 there would be more about you guys available for mass consumption. Where are you hiding this stuff?

If it makes the LS's sing I'm on board.

I would never rule out something presented by this group.

Remote? Amp type? Cost? Why No Pre out? HT pass through?

Can you send a spec sheet?
Basic Specs:

Power Output 160W per channel @ 8 Ohms
Frequency Response 10hz-50khz (-1db)
Signal to Noise Ratio 90db (A Weighted)
THD at Rated Power 0.003% (3W/8 Ohms)
Function Crosstalk >80db (1khz)
Damping Factor TBA
Line Input Sensitivity 180mV
Toroidal Transformer 2 x 300VA
Motor Potentiometer ALPS 50KA x 2
Op-AMP OP42
Power Consumption TBA
Dimensions (W x H x D): 18.1" x 5.5" x 16.5"
Weight 67 lbs

In general use the "tape loop" should be able to be used as a HT pass thru
 

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Summit AV, any relationship with Summit Electric here in Santa Rosa. They are invested in Home AV installation in a big way.
What? They are using my name?:crazy:

No, SUMMIT is a rather common company name and my Audio and HT company uses the same "ANCHOR" word as my Fitness and Conditioning company (SUMMIT Fitness). Being in the HT, Audio, and Exercise Equipment business, gets me into a LOT of MAN CAVES.
 

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Would a 15 watt tube amp be able to power the 6's.
Danny would know, why don't you shoot him off an email he is intimately familiar with the Dodd gear? With 90db sensitivity I would think the quality of amplification would be more important than the power output.
 
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