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Old 9th August 2009, 07:28 PM   #61
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Finally the Visitors minus photographer behind the camera.
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Old 9th August 2009, 07:42 PM   #62
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Lowters, just in case if we didn't like Feastrex, which I assure you was not the case. Feastrex were revelation I have to say. What a speakers! But what amp we listen to! F2 jFet is the amp of the amps. It is the father of all amps. It is the king of all the amps!
I suspected this, from the wrong side of the big blue:

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Originally posted by AR2 If I had to walk to Nelson's place instead to drive, which is precisely 136 miles, just to hear those amps, I would do it. [/B]
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Old 9th August 2009, 07:54 PM   #63
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In retrospect, or as a summary:

We listened to new F2jFet-jFet, F3, F5, new M1 with line transformer voltage gain on Festrex and Lowter on the top and Eminence 15" Beta on the bottom. Analog Pass custom crossover, PAss lab DAC, Pass lab preamp, Pass Lab phono stage.
I do not know if I was clear enough about my opinion on new jFet F2?

First on the Feastrex. I was never too excited on the full rangers and I believe with the reason. In this combination with 15" for the lowest octaves (bellow 80Hz) it sounded awasome. I am talking about the small Feastrex. I still believe that we changed something in the levels so that smaller Feastrex sounded little bit fuller than the big ones, but we all concluded that we loved the sound coming out of those drivers. They do not need tweeter - period. Their top end is the closest thing I ever heard to RAALs ribbon, which is the best top end I have ever heard.
F5 was feeding all the time Eminences and we exchanged the top amps.
Again in my mind the best sound to me came from new F2jFet. F3 was pure tube sound. I would say F3 in my mind gave the best mid range performance. Amazingly the closest competitor to new F2 was F5 on the top. We listened F5 on the bottom and on the top and we all loved that sound.
The closest resemblance of the sound coming out of the new F2jFet is Aleph sound. That well defined top end that really no other amp could match, and what you would express not in KHz, but in MHz is something that best explains it. I would say the top end with the soul. That is what my ear trained on Aleph would compare F2jFet to.
We listened to analog turntable and digital Wadia transport through the Pass Lab DAC. Please do not start discussion on this subject please, but they both sounded very, very good. The sound that is still reverberating in my mind is the recording of train and rain and thunder played from turntable. Talking about the lifelike sound is just that.
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Old 9th August 2009, 09:12 PM   #64
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Thanks for the update and the cool pictures.
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Many thanks for the great pictures, Vladimir. You managed to make
it look more organized and glamorous than it is.

It was a great pleasure to have you all, and I hope that you had as
much fun as I did. We really will have to get together again.

One possible source of confusion - the amplifiers we played with
were F2 (power Jfet version), F3, F5, M2 and J2.

The M2 and J2 are new and not previously announced, M2 using
power Mosfets, and J2 using power JFETs. They are quite different
from previous products.

Recalling your comments late in the day, I believe you were referring
to the J2, which was not the same as the F2 with power Jfets.

I like the F2 w/ jfets as well, though, and I plan to release that as a
run of 10 pieces, offer an update to current F2 owners, and publish a
short article on it.

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Old 9th August 2009, 10:14 PM   #66
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Thanks for the nice pictures.
My pleasure comes from just looking at . . .

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Old 10th August 2009, 12:20 AM   #67
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such a pleasure to see this pictures.

I see alot of trees from the windows there, must be a great place to live also.

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Old 10th August 2009, 03:51 AM   #68
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Ah, a Poster of "Quiet Earth". (Post 37) I like that Nightgown-Shotgun-Jesus-Scene!

But to be more on topic: I hope, if these M2 and J2 amps are as half as good as the early praise, that 6moons does not deny the blue moon award again. I'm talking about the F5. Mr. Ebaen seems to be a really nice person and his review was excellent as always, but IMHO this denial was a mistake.

These are exciting times! The search for the Grail continues...
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Old 10th August 2009, 05:39 AM   #69
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Many thanks for the great pictures, Vladimir. You managed to make
it look more organized and glamorous than it is.

It was a great pleasure to have you all, and I hope that you had as
much fun as I did. We really will have to get together again.

One possible source of confusion - the amplifiers we played with
were F2 (power Jfet version), F3, F5, M2 and J2.

The M2 and J2 are new and not previously announced, M2 using
power Mosfets, and J2 using power JFETs. They are quite different
from previous products.

Recalling your comments late in the day, I believe you were referring
to the J2, which was not the same as the F2 with power Jfets.

I like the F2 w/ jfets as well, though, and I plan to release that as a
run of 10 pieces, offer an update to current F2 owners, and publish a
short article on it.

Thank you Mr. Pass,
I am glad you like the pics. Sorry for the mix up. I think you are right. That was the first amp you played when we arrived.
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Old 10th August 2009, 06:03 AM   #70
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Thanks for the wonderful pictures of Nelson.

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