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ambesolman: Maybe less noise who knows but it works for me as these Amps are dead quite and they mate very well with my C2's. I use to have the Int. version of the separates I have now and was sonically impressed back then, I will be hanging on to this system for awhile till my Dynaudios putter out. Not a electrical engineer so that question remains a mystery to me, maybe I will send MF a e-mail and see what their

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"A power supply choke is basically a coil of wire, often wound around an iron core much like a transformer. But instead of having a primary and secondary like a transformer, a choke has just one side"


Wouldn't that make it an autotransformer lending it to self-induction? What would be the benefit over step up/step down transformers?

Well if Garman is indeed suffering from nasty line induced noise, a power conditioner would suffice, but reading MF’s description of their regulated choke implementation.

“Inside the custom-made chassis sits the same dual-mono design boasted by our very best power amplifiers. But what sets the M6 PRX apart is its unique Choke Regulated Power Supply (CRPS).

A choke, which offers high resistance to AC and very low resistance to DC, offers a hugely effective solution to power-supply noise. Chokes were commonly used on traditional tube amplifiers, but we were the first to use them with transistor designs. We also exclusively use a dual bifilar choke system for the ultimate in noise rejection.

The CRPS also provides outstanding mains noise filtration and rejection, ensuring low-noise power supply performance and immunity from main-borne interference. You won't even have to think about adding a mains conditioner to the M6 PRX.

The sonic effects of our CRPS are amazingly quiet background, precise imaging and fine detail recovery. “



Then the A5 looks like it may be an excellent solution in his scenario, to get the best noise free signal to his C2s.
 

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Rob,


Also curious on here if anyone has tried Dynaudio Wireless Speaker system?
Yes, I've got the Xeo5s. Love them - they are based on the Excite line, but with amps tailored for each speaker, they are better. Wide soundstage and balanced sound overall leads to a pleasant listening experience. And the extended bass for the 5s is awesome. Who needs a subwoofer? The wireless interface has worked perfectly for me, although the remote can be a tad flakey at times. I'm hearing nuances for the first time in old recording I know by heart. Highly recommended.
 
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Anyone in the joint...have 260s?
I'm still working on getting them, how come? I did live with them for a week
 

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Anyone in the joint...have 260s?

CD

???


The write up in 6Moons almost makes one want to go out and buy a pair.
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/dynaudio4/1.html
”Would I overreach by saying that I preferred the new 260 to the Confidence C1? That the Special 25 recently authored as Signature Edition did not give me as much enjoyment as the 260? Will it be irresponsible to pronounce with complete calmness and a straight face that to me only the mighty Temptation seems to be clearly and indisputably superior in every respect to these small speakers? Personally the answer to these question is unambiguous. It is a "No!" uttered with complete conviction........

..The Focus 260 is an incredibly communicative loudspeaker. What’s more, it seems to have a better tonal balance than most Dynaudios I’ve heard over my entire career regardless of price......".

 

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I'm still working on getting them, how come? I did live with them for a week
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CD

???


The write up in 6Moons almost makes one want to go out and buy a pair.
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/dynaudio4/1.html

+1 Rob



Callas; what were your impressions?
 

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I put a cheater plug on it and it doesn't seem as bad now, but I am tempted to give the Matching A5 Amp a whirl as I know that is dead quite as most MF gear is very well grounded and I have had zero issues with there equipment, if I don't keep the Emotiva it's pretty easy to sell it for the same price as they seem to be in higher demand! About ready to hook up a Rogue Sphinx Int. tube Amp up as it just came back

with free updates from Rogue. I highly recommend this Int. Amp with Dynaudio of the bookshelf size!

http://www.stereophile.com/content/rogue-audio-sphinx

what updates were done to Rogue Sphinx? I have one.
 

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Wow, wow, wow...3 bud lights, and Ryan Adams "come pick me up" cranked waaaay up just reminded me why I love my dynaudios. Just spectacular sound!!!


Sure, you can get speakers with a bit more excitement but then when you put on a truly well produced and recorded album, like this surely is, the dynaudio balanced and accurate approach to speaker design really shines. Awesome....
 
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Anyone in the joint...have 260s?

I've heard them. i prefer them to the Contour 3.4 on first initial listen, they sound like baby Sapphires but not as bright, very good, very musical and engaging.
 

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Wow, wow, wow...3 bud lights, and Ryan Adams "come pick me up" cranked waaaay up just reminded me why I love my dynaudios. Just spectacular sound!!!


Sure, you can get speakers with a bit more excitement but then when you put on a truly well produced and recorded album, like this surely is, the dynaudio balanced and accurate approach to speaker design really shines. Awesome....
Steal my records...
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I've heard them. i prefer them to the Contour 3.4 on first initial listen, they sound like baby Sapphires but not as bright, very good, very musical and engaging.

Man; I have a hard decision to make.
 

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Man; I have a hard decision to make.
Well, this ground has been covered before.
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This to me is the biggest head scratcher from Dynaudio, Focus or Contour? They're priced so closely together yet officially the Contour is higher tiered than the Focus. Methinks the 1.4 has more bass power and will play louder than the Focus 160 but the 160 has a little more refinement across the audio band and is more forgiving than the Contour 1.4. maybe the midrange of the 160 is recessed a db or two?

The 3.4 and Focus 260, again the 3.4 feels like you can crank it up more but the 260 has an airier and fresher sound than the darker yet brasher sounding 3.4. I also feel the 3.4 goes deeper but the 260 is punchier in the mid-bass. The 260 also sounds more open in the mid-band. The 260 I feel is more in the Sapphire/s25 camp. BTW the 3.4 sounded marvellous with tubes, much much better connected to the Mcintosh 275 than the Krell 2250 i had it originally connected to.


5.4 and 380 I haven't really heard much of the 380. I have heard the 360 and I wrote a mini review along these forums before when I compared it to the c4, my general impressions of the 360 were very favourable. The 5.4 I heard in passing and my immediate impression against an AB with the 3.4 was that the 5.4 had much more refinement in the treble and went very deep in the bass.


If I were to downsize I'd get a used c1, 260 or 3.4.
 

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Man those look sweet in black. I love how thin and sleek the 260s are...


I wish they'd make a Confidence C1.5 that looked like those...but then these are pretty close...
 

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^^^ You know...I would really love to be able to spend some time with the S1.4 again (you know...without actually having to buy them...lol). I think it's a pretty misunderstood speaker. I know there's always some inconsistencies, when it comes to individual's take on SQ...but I've heard this speaker (and line) called both dark, and lively; forgiving, and revealing...smooth, and bright. Huh??



I think my own recollections...good, deep bass for size (as opposed to the punchier bass, of the Focus 140 I had come from), smooth, forgiving; but slightly "dark", because it was ever so out-of-balance, to the bass-heavy side...might have been skewed, considering it was followed by the Special 25. Many speakers...that would not otherwise...would seem a bit "dark", after that sizzle-machine.



Having made the journey to C1...and then really changing my perspective, of what a natural, balanced speaker could sound like (Harbeth can do that; I'm not alone. I was searching the Net, for someone comparing Compact 7s, to the more-expensive Monitor line 30(.1)...and came across this. It mirrored, my experience...almost exactly:

I quickly hooked them up to my system and listened for a couple minutes. I have to admit, at that point I just didn’t get it. Having just spent a year with the vivacious and exciting Aerial 7Bs, the Harbeths were underwhelming: the highs and lows both seemed rolled off. Then I sat down for a serious listen. I soon realized that the 7ESs were not really “rolled off.” Every necessary element of the music was there; I just wasn’t being hit over the head with it. This allowed a more nuanced range of timbres and tones to show through in the music. It did not take me long to fall head over heels in love. Instrument sounds were real in a way that I had not heard before in my living room. Even more, the sound had a wholeness that made one think “musical performance” rather than just of tones recreated by drivers.)...


I'd love to go back, and judge the S1.4 on its own merits, and with this new-found perspective. Then again...260s sound awesome too (and Harbeth 7s, are the speakers that turned my perspective around to begin with...lol).
 
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Man those look sweet in black. I love how thin and sleek the 260s are... I wish they'd make a Confidence C1.5 that looked like those...but then these are pretty close...
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Nice looking speaker. Does it look like its wearing a tux to anyone besides me?

That was what I first thought when I first saw the C2s.
 

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+1 Rob



Callas; what were your impressions?
to me they sounded like the 160s with better extension, slightly more mid-range. more balanced then the older 220s that to me had a little too much upper mid-bass. the one thing i like about the new focus is their openness.
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I've heard them. i prefer them to the Contour 3.4 on first initial listen, they sound like baby Sapphires but not as bright, very good, very musical and engaging.

this would be a great description to me, the sapphires verged on being bright, the 260s were smoother, but they communicated very similarly. of course lets not take away the other aspects of the sapphires that make it a very good speaker
 

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what updates were done to Rogue Sphinx? I have one.

The first run units didn't have the new ground wiring upgrades which reduced the amount of noise. The only complaint that Rogue had on this unit at the CES is that is was Noisy but produced great music regardless. I sold mine as I needed more power for my C2s, but was going to keep it and use it for my Office. I sent it in they updated it and then I sold it 2 days later, regardless very nice piece and I own one of their pre/amps which I really like.

The Metis......
 
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