OK RUBY just got REAL
Let me assure you, my initial listening evaluations were and are as good as I have EVER heard from a smaller Stand Mount Speaker. . .EVER.
The system I was using (listed above) had a pair of NuPRIME STA-9 power amps
bridged to 290wpc
They sounded GLORIOUS
and I think most could easily have "lived happily ever after" with the set up.
But I needed to move the STA-9 to Power a Pair of Evoke EDDIES in the Home Theater temporarily.
But no problem, I have my FAVORITE amp todate, which is the NuPRIME MCH K-38
(400wpc bridged) , to fill in.THINGS JUST GOT REAL!!
or could I say "REALER"? (no not a word)
Now to be honest, I certainly expected the K-38 to be better in just about every category (and it was), but it is sometimes a little crazy, when you swap gear, and you hear subtle sounds SO CLEARLY, that you want to listen to EVERYTHING all over again.
I only had time to play a little from a couple cuts, but OH what an experience.
First let me inform you that on the Ballad of Bill Hubbard
(Roger Waters - Amused to DEATH) which is one of my PHASE CHECKING and SOUNDSTAGE test cuts, I heard something that made me OPEN MY EYES WIDE!!
At the beginning of that cut, you might think you hear a babbling brook, some crickets, and a dog barking way off on stage right.
Well here is the news. If you ears are good enough, you can hear not only crickets, but Cicada
(which is a FAR different sound), and when you hear the DOG bark Stage Right, you can hear ANOTHER dog
further away deeper in the soundstage, answering the first dog!!!
Then when the radio shopping host and customer start talking (hard Stage Left) you can hear EVERY WORD.
So I have MORE listening to do, and will report on just how DEEP the K-38 and RUBY will allow you to hear into the recording.
Many use headphones to attempt this kind of DEPTH.
Now you can use a pair of RUBY