Originally Posted by GTaudiophile
Wow. SN3 is good enough for CF20? I am surprised.
Have you compared CF20 with Contour 20/20i by chance?
I didn’t hear the combo, but my guy said it was good - he may have been saying that to make me feel good because that is the amp that I have, but he knows I’m not the customer for the CF20, so he wasn’t blowing sunshine in that way.
I haven’t heard the Contour 20’s, so I can’t speak to a comparison there. The last he told me, my dealer has the Contour 20’s and a SN2 at home.
He did mention to me some good points (sadly I wasn’t listening very well being awed with the equipment in front of me) - he was saying that if he had a guy with x preferences, he would steer them to Naim or Simaudio with the CF20’s, but a different listener, the Vinnie Rossi.
I thought the Vinnie Rossi + CF20 was very, very good - Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car via digital (Naim NX2 server perhaps with Chord Hugo 2 TT) was phenomenal - her voice was nearly holographic, bass was superb, and acoustic guitar was very realistic. He switched to Peter Gabriel’s Mercy Street on the Clearaudio SC Performance - wonderful lower mid range, articulate bass guitar, - I thought the highs were very polite.....especially with the triangle (?) in that track. He tried to explain that they were still breaking in and he tried to explain (over my head) what the hex structure behind the tweeter dome was doing.
He finished the demo with a little Todd Terje that was very lively and energetic. I would have loved to have had a longer demo - especially with the entire So vinyl from Gabriel. But....he did mention that he felt the CF20’s were more efficient than some of the previous top line Dyn’s and we played at good volume with the Vinnie Rossi L2i, and they filled a giant listening room.
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