What amplifier do you use with your Daedalus speakers?

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advanced101

Re: What amplifier do you use with your Daedalus speakers?
« Reply #80 on: 1 Apr 2017, 11:09 pm »
Line Magnetic 219IA with a pair of Orpheus.

cheech

Re: What amplifier do you use with your Daedalus speakers?
« Reply #81 on: 19 Sep 2017, 01:01 am »
I just added a third amp into my system, a Finale Audio 7189 (2), 7189/El84 based tube push pull integrated amp- 20 wpc. Amp still needs additional hours of break-in but it easily drives my Argos V2s. Amp comes with NOS Russian 6N14N -EBs (7189a) , and new production JJ 5AR4 rectifier and 12ax7s. Once the amp breaks-in 75-100 hours (per Frank @ Finale) I will swap out the JJs with NOS 5AR4 & either NOS 12ax7's or 5751s.

rbbert

Re: What amplifier do you use with your Daedalus speakers?
« Reply #82 on: 19 Sep 2017, 01:43 pm »
Pass INT-60 with Ulysses, as noted recently in another thread here.  Still trying to keep the audio system simple  8)

cheech

Re: What amplifier do you use with your Daedalus speakers?
« Reply #83 on: 16 Oct 2017, 07:51 pm »
Following up to my Sept 19 post. I have about 75 hours on the Finale Audio  F7189 MK2 integrated amp  I went ahead at roughly 30 hours and swapped out the new production JJ 12ax7s and 5AR4 (sounded fine in the amp) with NOS GE 12ax7s and RCA 5AR4 ( I am partial to NOS tubes)  .  To my ears this amp sounds wonderful with the Argos V2s, it retrieves musical details and nuances from every track played, and it's imaging, soundstage, dynamics are very good. As I noted earlier the ,amp is stated at 20 wpc, though according to Frank at Finale mine measured at 22wpc with the substitution of a Hashimoto output transformer vs the standard Hammond.  If you like an EL84 based amp I highly recommend checking out the Finale.

As an aside I enjoy periodically switching between the Finale, the Line Magnetic 518IA, and my Modwright LSs100 & KWA100SE  - each offer a little something different but are all wonderful with the  Argos V2s