NuPrime IDA-16

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Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #40 on: 13 Apr 2017, 12:42 pm »
Come on.  I have been following your thread and anguish over the performance of the new Toy. 3 days have passed since arrival, and?

I've been trying to be patient and it's been hard, damguz. I wanted to let the IDA-16 settle in. After it has been in my system a week I'll post more detailed impressions (that is if I can wait until then).  :o

But briefly I will say that it has met all my expectations. Build quality is first rate, functionality is fantastic. I had high standards I wanted to meet with the volume control and the IDA-16 passed with honors. The volume control really is excellent. The remote is very well made and works great.

I want to try to avoid hyperbole or cliche. The IDA-16 sounds outstanding; it has great tone, detail, resolution and dynamics and it is so enjoyable to listen to. It is smooth (I don't mean soft). There is nothing harsh or fatiguing about it. It's just a music maker. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

If you get a chance read the reviews. Vince Hanada's review on Soundstage is excellent. There are many other that I used google translate to read that are very good as well. If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer if I can.

I will continue to post my impressions as I continue to listen to and get to know the IDA-16.

I will say great job, NuPrime! Keep up the good work. :thumb:

Cheers,

Scott


Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #41 on: 13 Apr 2017, 12:47 pm »
C'mon, Scott.

My life is on hold, too! Okay. Maybe not on hold, but I am curious.

Michael, as I sit here this morning listening I am a very happy boy. I work from home and the system is on 14-16 hours a day so the IDA-16 has about 40 hours on it. :D

Cheers,

Scott

Evoke

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #42 on: 13 Apr 2017, 03:01 pm »
Michael, as I sit here this morning listening I am a very happy boy. I work from home and the system is on 14-16 hours a day so the IDA-16 has about 40 hours on it. :D

Cheers,

Scott

Hello, Scott -

Congrats. I was fairly confident you would be feeling this way. For me I enjoyed many surprises over the first 30 days when I got my K38 - revisiting music I hadn't listened to for a while. Enjoy.

Mark

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #43 on: 13 Apr 2017, 04:26 pm »
Hello, Scott -

Congrats. I was fairly confident you would be feeling this way. For me I enjoyed many surprises over the first 30 days when I got my K38 - revisiting music I hadn't listened to for a while. Enjoy.

Mark

Thanks, Mark.

It's good to hear from another satisfied NuPrime owner. I am enjoying the break-in process and look forward to the next few weeks as the IDA-16 continues to "season".

With it playing music I'm finding it hard to get any work done around here. :o

Cheers,

Scott

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #44 on: 17 Apr 2017, 05:38 pm »
The IDA-16 has been in the system for a week now and has accumulated a bit over 100 hours. It is still breaking in.

Still really enjoying it. Going from 50 watts to 200 has made a significant difference. It's easy to listen to. I don't find myself straining to hear detail and the music is easy to listen to with excellent flow.

Will update again after a few more hours with it.

Cheers,

Scott

damguz

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #45 on: 21 Apr 2017, 01:45 am »
Thank you.....

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #46 on: 27 Apr 2017, 07:00 pm »
I have spent a little over two weeks with my IDA-16. Since my system is on and playing music all day it has accumulated over 200 hundred hours. The sound continues to refine and open up. I have enjoyed my system more the last few days than I have the past ten years. That's my fault, really. Being on a budget I've tried amps and speakers that were too small for my listening space. The combination of the Bowers and Wilkins 683 S2 and the NuPrime IDA-16 is working very well in our large room.

More thoughts later.

Here are a few pics:

Cheers,

Scott






 

Evoke

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #47 on: 27 Apr 2017, 07:56 pm »
I have spent a little over two weeks with my IDA-16. Since my system is on and playing music all day it has accumulated over 200 hundred hours. The sound continues to refine and open up. I have enjoyed my system more the last few days than I have the past ten years. That's my fault, really. Being on a budget I've tried amps and speakers that were too small for my listening space. The combination of the Bowers and Wilkins 683 S2 and the NuPrime IDA-16 is working very well in our large room.

More thoughts later.

Here are a few pics:

Cheers,

Scott

That's so great, Scott !!!

John Casler

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #48 on: 27 Apr 2017, 08:56 pm »
I have spent a little over two weeks with my IDA-16. Since my system is on and playing music all day it has accumulated over 200 hundred hours. The sound continues to refine and open up. I have enjoyed my system more the last few days than I have the past ten years. That's my fault, really. Being on a budget I've tried amps and speakers that were too small for my listening space. The combination of the Bowers and Wilkins 683 S2 and the NuPrime IDA-16 is working very well in our large room.

More thoughts later.

Here are a few pics:

Cheers,

Scott





Looks like my prognostication was accurate.

Very happy to hear your feedback.

ALL my IDA-16 customers say the same thing.

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #49 on: 27 Apr 2017, 09:22 pm »
I have spent a little over two weeks with my IDA-16. Since my system is on and playing music all day it has accumulated over 200 hundred hours. The sound continues to refine and open up. I have enjoyed my system more the last few days than I have the past ten years. That's my fault, really. Being on a budget I've tried amps and speakers that were too small for my listening space. The combination of the Bowers and Wilkins 683 S2 and the NuPrime IDA-16 is working very well in our large room.

More thoughts later.

Here are a few pics:

Cheers,

Scott

That's so great, Scott !!!

Thank you, Mark. I appreciate it.

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #50 on: 27 Apr 2017, 09:23 pm »

Looks like my prognostication was accurate.

Very happy to hear your feedback.

ALL my IDA-16 customers say the same thing.

Thanks, John; yep you were right. :thumb:

mresseguie

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #51 on: 27 Apr 2017, 10:03 pm »
Geez. Maybe I ought to trade up from my IDA-8...

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #52 on: 27 Apr 2017, 11:57 pm »
Geez. Maybe I ought to trade up from my IDA-8...

 :o :D

Samac

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #53 on: 12 May 2017, 08:41 pm »
A quick update. I've spent just over a month with the IDA-16 and it's nearing 500 hours of use. It continues to settle-in/break-in. It is opening up more and more as the hours build.

The IDA-16 is neutral, it plays what is given and that is a very good thing. It doesn't make warm recordings warmer or bright recordings brighter. All the music is displayed, you don't strain to hear details. Resolution is excellent as all instruments and their tone are easily identified while ambience and spatial cues are easily heard.

Dynamics are great with the IDA-16; which I believe is a result of its 200 watts and strong power supply. The power is for real, folks. My speakers are actually performing to their potential because the IDA-16 controls them and that is very cool.

Every morning I look forward to powering up my IDA-16. The weeks ahead will be fun as I listen to it continue to settle-in.

Cheers,

Scott

damguz

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #54 on: 2 Jun 2017, 12:08 am »
Ao good to hear you are enjoying your new purchase that much and rediscovering the pleasure of just listening to music.

The same has been my experience and it is just nice.....

thank you for your continuous updates. 

mresseguie

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« Reply #55 on: 2 Jun 2017, 06:55 am »
Hi, Gustavo! Long time no see. Do you own an IDA-16?

I keep wondering if I ought to sell my IDA-8 and buy an IDA-16 for my travel system.  :scratch:

Michael
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damguz

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #56 on: 2 Jun 2017, 11:12 am »
Hi, Gustavo! Long time no see. Do you own an IDA-16?

I keep thinking I ought to sell my IDA-8 and buy an IDA-16 for my travel system.  :scratch:

Michael

No.  It is an IDA-8 that has made my life better. Just a beautiful piece of hardware.

rustydoglim

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #57 on: 2 Jun 2017, 05:56 pm »
Hi, Gustavo! Long time no see. Do you own an IDA-16?

I keep wondering if I ought to sell my IDA-8 and buy an IDA-16 for my travel system.  :scratch:

Michael

Who brings along their audio system for travel  :scratch:
May be in an RV.

mresseguie

Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #58 on: 2 Jun 2017, 07:43 pm »
Who brings along their audio system for travel  :scratch:
May be in an RV.

A dedicated addict.....er....enthusiast!

It works really well thanks to your IDA-8. It might work with an IDA-16.

Jason,

My wife and I pack all our travel gear/clothing/etc. into my Tacoma Access pickup and travel in style. We stay in AirBnBs, VRBO.com homes, or short-term rentals (because they're much cheaper than motels). Last year, I brought the IDA-8 and used GR Research LGK speakers. This year, I've still got the IDA-8, but I've brought along my Jeff Bagby designed Adelphos monitors. My computer is my source. Aaaahhhhh....sweet... :thumb:

Last year, my espresso maker/grinder took up a lot of room in the bed of my Tacoma, but they are in Taiwan now, so there's more room!

Your IDA-8 made this possible. I've probably got enough extra room that I could replace my IDA-8 with an IDA-16.

Do I want an IDA-16, or do I want to wait until 2018 to find out what cool projects you have cooking up with your mad scientist engineers? Hmm. Decisions, decisions....I'd have to sell my beloved IDA-8.... :cry: Sigh.

damguz

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Re: NuPrime IDA-16
« Reply #59 on: 2 Jun 2017, 08:23 pm »
Your IDA-8 made this possible. I've probably got enough extra room that I could replace my IDA-8 with an IDA-16.

Do I want an IDA-16, or do I want to wait until 2018 to find out what cool projects you have cooking up with your mad scientist engineers? Hmm. Decisions, decisions....I'd have to sell my beloved IDA-8.... :cry: Sigh.

Havent you heard of the Travelling MCH-K38????  Sure Mr. Casler can hook you up with one