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Old 02-24-2013, 11:23 PM   #4581
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With the IA and 2 channel are you still planning on running your subs with the 28's or only the 28's?
I like the bass. no critical listening just rocking out and disturbing t.he peace.
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I say for the price of a nice integrated that can drive the 28's properly, I would buy a preamp with htbp. I am running a tube pre with htbp and it's heaven. Tube pre, ss amp. Best of both worlds.
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Darrell hit the nail on the head. An IA that will drive your speakers as well as the XPA-2 is going to cost you a nice chunk of $$$. I'm not really that familiar with Mirage speakers but aren't your speakers pretty power hungry?
I should have put that in as an option. I was wondering if that was the best way to go I was hoping to save some space.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:33 PM   #4582
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I like the bass. no critical listening just rocking out and disturbing t.he peace.




I should have put that in as an option. I was wondering if that was the best way to go I was hoping to save some space.
Here's a pre amp that's pretty small, even has a built in dac. I'm thinking of trying it myself.

http://www.wyred4sound.com/webapps/p.../117839/803982
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:44 PM   #4583
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Nice, Wred4sound makes some pretty nice stuff. I was looking at their server. Didn't you have a USP-1, that had htbp?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:49 PM   #4584
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Nice, Wred4sound makes some pretty nice stuff. I was looking at their server. Didn't you have a USP-1, that had htbp?
I've looked at the server quite a few times myself, still undecided which way to go on that front. Probably should have taken advantage of the Olive pricing like you did.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:10 AM   #4585
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Spurrier's just a question and don't take it the wrong way but if it is not "critical listening" why not just use the Anthem??? I have read that is superb for music listening.......just askin.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:26 AM   #4586
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Nice, Wred4sound makes some pretty nice stuff. I was looking at their server. Didn't you have a USP-1, that had htbp?
I had a USP-1 but the Anthem is on par with it. It's not quite as detailed but close enough to not keep the USP-1.
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I've looked at the server quite a few times myself, still undecided which way to go on that front. Probably should have taken advantage of the Olive pricing like you did.
I was going that way but a couple of people convinced me to the Mac mini route. That and a few reviews that I read about it. It did seem to be a great unit once you got the CDs ripped to it.
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Spurrier's just a question and don't take it the wrong way but if it is not "critical listening" why not just use the Anthem??? I have read that is superb for music listening.......just askin.
Not critical in I'm not trying to pin point the band. I do want the best sound I can get for a descent price.

What about those tube per amps? Is that something I want to try out or just keep it simple?
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:29 AM   #4587
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Here's a pre amp that's pretty small, even has a built in dac. I'm thinking of trying it myself.

http://www.wyred4sound.com/webapps/p.../117839/803982
That looks pretty sweet! I like that it has a built in DAC too. How do you honk that would compare to the XSP-1? I wouldn't mind trying something different.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:04 AM   #4588
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I hope you all like the pic's.
Nice little setup Rise23. You have the seats angled just so the back room can see as well! If your handy maybe even you could build a mobile riser platform for the back two seats just so you get that extra view and not seeing any corner of the two front seats. But sweet setup!
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:16 AM   #4589
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That looks pretty sweet! I like that it has a built in DAC too. How do you honk that would compare to the XSP-1? I wouldn't mind trying something different.
Having never heard either I can't say which one is going to sound better. Wyred 4 Sound has an excellent reputation for building DAC's and all the reviews of they're higher end pre amps rave about them. Both the Emo and Wyred have mostly the same features so it might be a toss up. There's only one way to find out SS!

I think for what your looking for the Wyred 4 Sound is worth some serious consideration. It's a bit more expensive but it has a built in dac and is roughly 1/4 of the size.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:20 AM   #4590
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Having never heard either I can't say which one is going to sound better. Wyred 4 Sound has an excellent reputation for building DAC's and all the reviews of they're higher end pre amps rave about them. Both the Emo and Wyred have mostly the same features so it might be a toss up. There's only one way to find out SS!

I think for what your looking for the Wyred 4 Sound is worth some serious consideration. It's a bit more expensive but it has a built in dac and is roughly 1/4 of the size.
Is the only place to buy directly from them? It does look pretty nice so does that music server.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:42 AM   #4591
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Is the only place to buy directly from them? It does look pretty nice so does that music server.
No they do have a limited amount of dealers but I think most of they're business is online. If you look on the main page of the site you'll see a dealer tab at the top, the dealers are listed in that section. I have no idea if one is close to you or not though.
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No they do have a limited amount of dealers but I think most of they're business is online. If you look on the main page of the site you'll see a dealer tab at the top, the dealers are listed in that section. I have no idea if one is close to you or not though.
Looks like the closest one is in Miami. Will put this on the short list for sure.
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Beautiful room Bro.
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Nice little setup Rise23. You have the seats angled just so the back room can see as well! If your handy maybe even you could build a mobile riser platform for the back two seats just so you get that extra view and not seeing any corner of the two front seats. But sweet setup!
yeah, a riser is in the works. I just moved to this new house a week ago, so it is on the way. I will post new pic's as the room evolves.
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I had a USP-1 but the Anthem is on par with it. It's not quite as detailed but close enough to not keep the USP-1.

I was going that way but a couple of people convinced me to the Mac mini route. That and a few reviews that I read about it. It did seem to be a great unit once you got the CDs ripped to it.


Not critical in I'm not trying to pin point the band. I do want the best sound I can get for a descent price.

What about those tube per amps? Is that something I want to try out or just keep it simple?
Hmmmmm, well the Wyred4sound may be what you are looking for. Tube amps are nice they give you many option in sound by changing tubes, but can get very expensive. You need to first decide on how much you want to spend then look in that category. Good luck, happy shopping.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mirage-M-3si...item4ac1dc4099

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The M3si's sure are a nice looking speaker.
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The M3si's sure are a nice looking speaker.
I would agree. You can see the woofer through the fabric. Pretty sure the M3si had a 10" woofer in it...
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The M3si's sure are a nice looking speaker.
Wow those are beautiful. So someone probably mentioned it earlier in the thread but I'm lazy - anyone have listening impressions comparing that one with the OMD line? That was a nice review that was posted with the e-bay listing.
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I would agree. You can see the woofer through the fabric. Pretty sure the M3si had a 10" woofer in it...
They are three-way, vented-box dynamic loudspeakers with one 10" carbon-filled polypropylene-cone woofer, two 5" carbon fiber/polypropylene-cone midrange drivers, and two 1" titanium-dome tweeters and with them being 52.5" H by 18.1" W by 8.3" D. Weight: 135 lbs they are Monsters.

I'd love to hear them.
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