Originally Posted by Bulldogger
How do you like the new amps?
They are just fantastic. I was expecting better bass, but what really surprised me was the huge soundstage. Totally 3D.
My lack of good superlatives in English prohibits me for a long description, but I agree in everything others have written.
Probably mine sounds even better, cause 220 VAC is better for HiFi than 120 according to Charles Hanson.
(Se Ayre thread in CA)
And 220 is available for most of you Americans as well if I understand his description how to get that voltage.
My friend who is a tube lover, and not a fan of class D amps, was so impressed he purchased a pair of used ones to a very very nice price. (NOK 45K).
I’m at the moment only using my G8. Haven’t even add power to my CB4a yet. Nor my 8 channel ATI Hypex amp.
I bought a bunch of used Dali Fazon for sertting up Atmos. Hopefully I will manage to install befor Xmas.
The other day I added my two B&W ASW675 to the RCA output of my G8. So my Odyssey’s now have more than enough bass.
Room correction is added directly into Roon using the SonicTransporter i5. I will experiment with HQPLAYER as well, but implemented on my HTPC, it didn’t sound better, so it has to be on SonicTransporter. Which is cheaper ($220) bought directly from SGC. SW is then locked to you SonicTransporter.
The RC is done by the French guy behind HAF
It will be interesting to compare to Dirac when that times come. As well as compare G8 to CB4a.
I’m keeping my G8 for a while, as the official Thata statement is and have always been that the G8 is their top of the line DAC. And I expect it to be upgraded at some time. And I understand Craig is selling a lot of them as well. It’s an extremely well built DAC. And deserves RAAT implementation and possibly MQA.
My primary reason for staying with Theta is when I at the time, maybe 10 years ago, start looking for equipment that could both do high end stereo and HT, there was more or less no other brand to select. And I think that’s still the case.