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About Aikidoka

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    Vinnie Rossi
  • Integrated Amp
    Vinnie Rossi SE
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    Verity Parsifal AE
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. The Isis 2 won the Editors award https://www.monoandstereo.com/p/awards.html and the review is here https://www.monoandstereo.com/2017/04/analog-domain-m75d-mkii-integrated.html A review of the Mark 1 is here https://www.hifiplus.com/articles/analog-domain-the-isis-m75d-integrated-amplifier/ Just in case anyone else is ever interested ...
  2. The reviews are great and does it come with remote? https://www.tonepublications.com/review/the-dcs-bartok-dac/ Thanks
  3. Sold, thank you for looking
  4. I never heard of Analog Domain until a few weeks ago and an Isis 2 integrated amplifier was for sale and reading up I realised it was very high end with interesting topology with excellent reviews. I took the plunge and put it up against the Vinnie Rossi signature edition and found it was even better with greater resolution and power. Thoroughly impressed with the build quality and they even give it a flight case, but it would benefit from a dedicated remote control.... If I win the lottery then onwards and upwards......otherwise endgame amplifier
  5. I recently bought a second hand Analog Domain Isis 2 (from another Wam member). I have just put it up against the Vinnie Rossi signature edition with internal DAC. Here are a couple of reviews of the Analog and Vinnie Rossi https://www.monoandstereo.com/2017/04/analog-domain-m75d-mkii-integrated.html https://www.hifinews.com/content/vinnie-rossi-l2i-se-integrated-ampdac The cables in my system are HiDiamond (I did a blind test with numerous cables with my two daughters and they won, after many listening tests) and the speakers are the Verity Audio Parsifal Anniversary Edition. T
  6. I have just purchased the Focal Utopias 3 Diablo and so far so impressed. Initially I had them hooked up to a Sonneteer Orton mk4 and it created a little bit of magic. I have since upgraded to the Analog Domain Isis 2 and very impressed, but very transparent and this may be due to the Aqua Formula DAC. I think amplifier choice has to be very careful with these speakers and may try my Vinnie Rossi with them.
  7. Great speaker stands and they look like Atacama and are very heavy
  8. I believe I have I narrowed it down to Mark Levinson, Pass Labs INT60, Audionet WATT and potentially the Analog Domain. I will just see what deals are available and would be interested if anyone has auditioned any of these against each other. Thanks again and it is very much appreciated
  9. Thank you again and I have already been looking at the integrated amplifiers from Audionet and also the Ypsilon Phaethon. Great views on both makes and if bought second hand quite reasonable. The Analog Domain also appears to compare very favourably being very quiet and powerful with great detail.
  10. I have been hugely impressed with the Vinnie Rossi and it has more than lived up to its reputation and thought about getting a second one. I like detail, transparency and the soundstage the amplifier creates. I have just noticed an Analog Domain amplifier in classifieds and it has wonderful reviews and seems to offer the power and the transparency coupled with detail. The Focal Utopia Diablo 3 is at 89db. Thanks again for al o your suggestions nd I have been reading around Accuphase, Luxman, Hegel etc and all are very impressive.
  11. Anyone try the Gryphon Diablo 300 against the Pass Labs? The Gryphon has a good reputation and excellent reviews.
  12. I now use Accuphase. I seriously suggest you audition perhaps an E280, 380, or even one of the class A versions Thanks for the recommendation and will consider the Accuphase, VTL and the Pass Labs. What is amazing is I have tried several other dealers and they have not replied to emails or got back to me, so their loss and at the moment Elite’s gain (they always return my calls and have been helpful in telling me what not to get as much as what to try). The office system runs for hours at a time, so running hot is not so much of an issue as it is well ventilated and it is for my desktop l
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