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WayneWilmeth Posted 2 years 8 months ago
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Duhhhhh, sorry, I guess you are using the Rega CD player as your source. That should be fine, I don't know it either.
I will try to read better next time.
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HTSME Posted 2 years 8 months ago
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WayneWilmeth wrote: Hi Gary, good question.
The TOnes are amazingly revealing, and will shine with the best front end and amplification.
I don't know the Rega Brio, but I read about it and it may well be a little light for really great sound.
I would think an amp with 100-300 wpc would be more like it. Less for tubes, but going solid state I believe the TOnes want more power.
Wayne


Gary, totally agree with Wayne...the Tones like power. I believe that most of the larger amps have a better dynamic range and are better suited for the T-Ones and Reference speakers. I noticed in the two audio stores where I listed to the T-Ones that they used power amps that supplied a minimum of 200 wpc. It was interesting that both were MacIntosh amps.

My Parasound is rated 200 watts/channel and at any reasonable volume level the T-ones sounded terrific.

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charliehatch Posted 2 years 8 months ago
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gmwinder wrote:
So I have about 50 hours on the T1's...

Now I'm wondering whether I have a good enough amp to drive these things. I have the Rega Brio with the Rega Apollo R CD player. It sounds great but the amp was $995 and the speakers were $5000. Any suggestions? Or stick with the Brio?


Hi gmwinder,

As Wayne pointed out, more power would be better. I see that the Brio is a 50Wpc (8 ohms), but only 73 Wpc into 4 ohm. I get concerned when I don't see such a low power amp doubling power into half the impedance. I is quite possible that this amp will run out of steam driving the T1s, unless you listen at very low levels. I think you'll hear a difference with more power. I use 300 Wpc (not that you have to go that high). If you can audition a bigger amp, you should hear a difference.

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gmwinder Posted 2 years 8 months ago
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As I suspected, I think I need more power for these babies....right now they are about 12 feet apart and then I sit 12 from each of them. And in my listening room that's about where they can go. I've cranked the volume on the amp to 50% and that is too loud for my room but it sounds like it's straining the speakers.

Any suggestions for something in the $2000 range?

Thanks

Gary
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Timecop Posted 2 years 8 months ago
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Have a look at the Emotiva XPA Gen-3 series. 300 wpc driving 2 channels for $999, and they are modular up to 11 channels for $1999
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WayneWilmeth Posted 2 years 8 months ago
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Yes, Gary, agreed.
When you crank the music, if the speakers sound strained, it is NOT the speakers that are straining, it is your amp. It is a little under powered in my opinion.
There will be tons of opinions for you to consider in the $2000 range. Remember opinions are like ***holes, everybody has got one.
Me too, I would say don't forget to look at the used market, something like on Audiogon, as there are some great amps available there at good discount prices. And there are the new highly touted Hypex NC 500 NCore amps that Bro Rick has (his are ATI brand) and others, these get rave reviews, and can be bought here for a much better price, custom made to your specs, but they look rather plain jane: www.facebook.com/BellissimoAudio/

I hope you find what you want/need.
Happy listening, God Bless,
Wayne
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