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Old 5th October 2005, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default SIs Son of T-Amp reviewed in 6moons

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/sonicimpact2/t2.html

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Old 5th October 2005, 05:46 AM   #2
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What in the world is with all that extra filtering? 4X as many poor output inductors, no wonder they thought the first one was easier to listen to. Still in all a nice new addition to their product line and sure to be a success. I will look forward to hotrodding one! Some fun times ahead.
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Old 5th October 2005, 07:07 PM   #3
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I think the $139 would be better spent on an amp3. That would leave you with $107 to spend on a nice case, binding posts, power supply ect..

I guess it would be ok for getting your toes wets in HiFi if you are DIY-impaired .
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Old 5th October 2005, 09:17 PM   #4
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I think part of their success with the SI amps is their use of ultra-high efficiency speakers. The AvanteGardes, Zus, and Cain & Cains certainly don't tax the amp very much.

The little speakers I'm listening to now are sensitive maybe to the mid/upper eighties, so while I think the original SI sounds pretty good, I don't think I was able to coax the best out of them. I think most folks playing with the SI T-amp are dealing with a similar amp/speaker interface.

While unquestionably a great deal, the SI T-amp fools you into thinking you can set up an ultra-killer system for cheap when, in fact, you have to splurge somewhat on the speaker side to get the most out of them.

I'm even more intgrigued by the spin-off T-amps that arose after the success of the SI: the amp3, Audioconstruire, Charlize, and such. By all accounts these sound better than even a highly modified SI. I'll be eagerly awaiting Nuuk's comparison of these DIY offerings.

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Old 6th October 2005, 06:24 PM   #5
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We're all waiting Nuuk! When is this to be published?

Me thinks that he prefers the autocostruire kit, but it's just a guess based on some of his posts

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Old 6th October 2005, 08:24 PM   #6
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We're all waiting Nuuk! When is this to be published?
Well I hope you all feel that it has been worth waiting for!

Now it's all very secret but apparently when you see smoke coming from the roof of the TNT offices, the report will appear shortly afterwards.

Or to put it another way, do you know when Louis XII of France married Mary Tudor?
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Hold it, does this mean we are actually in the 16th century and its all a dream?

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Correct answer Andrew. Were you at the wedding?

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Well if we are then you have five hundred years to wait for the article! :
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Old 6th October 2005, 10:46 PM   #9
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Correct answer Andrew. Were you at the wedding?
Yes. I gave her away to Lou, such a young sweet child....

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Only if its light years!

I just got my Charlize and Monica today.

Hoping to get the girls hot this weekend!

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Old 7th October 2005, 04:23 AM   #10
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Andrew,
are you planning to use them with just a pot in-between?
I am using Monica and Amp3 with just a 50K pot inbetween and was wondering if using a lower pot value 10/20K will improve the sound.
My other problem is that Monica gives whispering output so that most of the time I have to open the pot at full to get decent volume, so that if I want to get loud, not real loud, I cannot. The solution is a preamp in between I guess.
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