You won't suffer hearing loss but you will hear music. Those speakers get plenty load with the gimzo at near field.
No need, I understand the basics, but thanks. I'll order a Gizmo. If the ELT 525Ms don't do what I want, I can put up an older pair of monitors that are more efficient. They won't match the x-sub, but no big deal for where I want the system.There is a good thread on AVS explaining all of this that I'll link to if I get a chance.
My Gizmo arrived. I plugged it in, and I see why there are so many comments about the blinking and a bright display. I can also see why there are comments on the thin bare wire holes going from the Gizmo's speaker posts to the speakers. I can work with these and they aren't biggies for me.
But if the Gizmo v2 comes out, these issues should be addressed. Just a friendly FYI to Chase.
I haven't decided where to put it. I might make it part of a new computer sound system in my main office, linked to the ELT 525Ms and an x-sub.
But maybe I'll put it somewhere else.
I haven't had time to hook it up to speakers, and won't have time till about mid-to-late December.
There were whole threads dedicated to v2.0 and higher powered amps with more inputs.It would be nice if it was another color too. That silver metallic is just ugly IMO. I'd have bought one already if it was a solid color. The rosewood top is awesome though!
Since the Gizmo v1.0 original or v1.0 mod didn't sell that well, I don't think we'll see another version soon (unfortunately).Amplifiers
- Empower 2 wireless: $599
- Empower 2: $499
- X-Amp (Power amp) : $299
- Gizmo 2 wireless: $299
- Gizmo 2: $229
--- 36wpc (8ohm); 50wpc (4ohm)
--- Remote, Built-In Crossover; Sub-Out
--- Inputs: USB, Digital Coax, Digital Optical, RCA
--- projected price: $229 delivered
- Stereoid (Integrated Amp): $179-$229 (depending on final feature set)
--- Link - "The Stereoid Amp concept amp ..." thread
--- 75wpc (8ohm) "no frills"
After that, it will be the larger amps ... I want to do 2 of them.
- Our larger amps will use the X-amp's chassis.
- 45 WPC amp with 2 Analog inputs plus a USB input for the $199-$219 range
- 150 WPC amp, 3-4 Analog inputs plus USB to match with our DAC. The combo should be less than $500 and could form the base of a REALLY high end system.