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Dude, I want to hear that thing! Too bad I need so much more power.
More than 600/1200 watts into 8/4 ohms(?) That's a lot of power...Of course I'm talking about using two modules and one power-supply per channel, but how much more than that do you need?
Tonight I will test out the low volume results, since its pretty late already.
For reader info: VMPS or member mjosef can chime in, but my recollection from employ there is all RM1 employ the older Bohlender-Graebener planar mid, single ended, ferrite magnet, vs. the current planar mid, push-pull, neodymium. IIRC the RM1 discontinued before the new mids arrived. The mids look very different from each other: older protrudes about 1/2" above the baffle, new almost flat. Older 6 or 8 large vents/copper diaphragm, newer more vents/aluminum diaphragm.
I'd have to disagree with mjosef and say I like all or most of his gear quite a bit. The following is only for reader clarification and in absolutely no way is argumentative. I'm invested in three Ncore due any day. Please correct as necessary: The review system in the earlier post lists active xo, Crown bass amp/(tube amp) above middle C, VMPS RM1. Then the later post states most of the listening was single amp VMPS 626R. What amp vs. Ncore? I can only presume the tubes because a Crown SS brute seems not a great match with the planar mid and planar tweeter. That leaves the tube amp powering full range VMPS 626R. I owned this model with the best mid bass vintage late 2006-early 2007. ATI's big 200/350W SS power amp regularly clipped powering the mid bass only in passive biamp. I do like live levels in a then-2700sf room. Just providing context that most tube amps powering 626R full range might have difficulty moving those mid bass. But conversely, I know that speaker/listener/boundary relationships, listener subjectivity (loud for one is not for another), and music program is a complicated bag of inter-related worms. YMMV.
jim - 2700sf? or cu-ft? 2700sf is a pretty big room. your present room, which is a good size, comes in at ~3100cu-ft. joseph's room, at 11x14x10 would easily accommodate spls from 626r's as loud as tolerable w/his tube amplification, imo...doug s.
...Going back to my usual set up I began to second guess my impressions, tubes just does something with the midrange that SS never seem to touch...I thought the Ncores had some of the qualities that tubes bring and whilst the Ncores were in the system I didn't really miss that quality...now with the tube amp back in on the mid/hi, I don't really miss the Ncore.
Full range Ncore might pull ahead of the individual amps but in my situation where I am powering just the midrange/ hi freq. above 250Hz, the results are much closer and depending on the tubes used...anyway I still need a (cooler running)summer amp to sub for the tube amp during hot summer days and so far the Ncores meet that critera. Today was a warmer day and the temp. in my apt hit 83*F...my apt is usually 10* warmer than the outside temp.
I posted my thoughts a number of pages back. This morning I ordered 2 NC400s and 2 SMPS600s. I just could not get the sound out of my head. I remember exactly (well, pretty darn close ) what they sounded like and miss it too much not to have them.
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