Have the newest version (one with Mundorf caps) of the Primaluna Dialogue HP Premium integrated and seriously looking at Triode Masters. Have some concerns as no real reviews out there on speakers yet. All of the posts here are great. Have you solved your "sibilance" issue and can you now run amp in ultralinear as well as triode? Thank you
Hey, Yes the PrimaLuna Dialogue HP Premium is doing very well with the Spatials.
When I mentioned sibilance I didnt use the best word.
I would just say that after a weekend at CAS listening to multiple systems,
I had some listener fatigue and was more sensitive to frequency ranges.
Then getting the Spatials to my home on Sunday eve, tired but excited about it,
I didnt use the best word.
The PrimaLuna amp maintains full authority over the Spatials and the sound and SQ from top to bottom.
Manhandles the Spatials. Pretty precise tone, attack and decay, the highs sparkle but are realistic,
the lows well-delineated and great punch.
All told, I think this is a very good combo of amp and speakers.
My limitations are due to my own listening room and personal taste about the PrimaLuna.
e.g.. my listening space is about 12x20, so I can't turn it up to rock and roll levels without
too much sonic pressure building up in the room.
And my own personal opinion of the PrimaLuna is that the stock tubes are good,
but I think the front end, the preamp end, lacks some substance and soundstage compare to my old preamp.
The PrimaLuna behaved this way not just with the Spatials, but with every speaker I have played them with, so it is NOT b/c of the Spatials.
So I'm going to replace the 6 12AU7s sometime soon.
Are you also using the stock tubes on the Prima?