Originally Posted by scorch123
I suggest you really nail down your choice of speaker - that will set the necessary specs for your amp. For example, with an 80dB/m efficient speaker, you could forget going SET.
There is nothing wrong with the Onix Reference 1 loudspeaker. For me, I would want to get something that provides more bass, but that's just me.
- Steve O.
I spoke to Joe at Dared and gave him the specs and he told me the VP-20 mono tubes will be fine with the Onix speakers (he also said no SET for these speakers).
I was thinking exactly the same as you about the bass and looked at the Minis, but I went with the Ref 1s for my tube experiment. I'll add a sub if it is lacking (also NYC apartment, I can't rock the foundation or I'll be under the Brooklyn Bridge with my sub and tubes, the NYC deputy police commissioner lives in the apartment right above me).
I have no experience with the Oppo but definitely want a SACD / DVD-A player and it has very good reviews. I have a Sony 777ES that I use for my SACD/CD listening in the main HT. There will be no display attached to the Oppo once the set up is done, video processing a non-issue. Any other suggestions for a SACD player to 2 channels or experiences for the Oppo for audio listening for that matter?