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The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey Guys, One of my audiophile friends, George came over because he wanted to hear the S5.5 after reading this thread. He immediately noticed the special high frequencies. His description was, "so airy and detailed with great sparkle without soun... 
Acoustic Zen - Hologram ii vs Satori
I have the hologram 2 now and had the satori on loan. I didn't hear much of a diff. Very subtle if any. The only problem I have is the damn spades are a pain. I got an adaptor to switch to banana because I have three amps and the cables are so sti... 
LTA Ultralinear Plus Integrated vs. Pass Labs XA25/EAR 868pl
how is the tone and timbre of the two amps.  I love the xa25 and found it to have a warm sound but with fast dynamics and resolution. It sounded like real instruments.  Is that your experience and does the LTA sound natural in tone and timbre? L... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey Joe M, Thank you for your kind words regarding my posts on AudGon and my reviews as being helpful to you. Yes, please say hello to Doug and Aric for me.   Teajay  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey Joe M, First, I think you will be quite pleased with what the S5.5 has to offer. Combined with the Motherlode preamplifier it will be sublime! Let us know what you think after you get both pieces. Teajay  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey Joe M, First, thanks for the kind feedback regarding my reviews helping you purchase the Coda piece. I would go with using the preamp outs on your Coda CSiB V1 into the S5.5. Please tell Doug hello for me if you contact him regarding the S5.5... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
sim__audio_nerd, Congrats! You are in for a lot of musical pleasure. I would not call the Coda amps as sensitive, but revealing to the quality of power cords and wires you run in your system. The footers that the S5.5 comes with are first rate. ... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey vthokie83, Congrats! Both on your vacation and your purchasing the S5,5 amp. Mike Kay is a very close friend of mine and his customers at Audio Archon love to do business with him because he's a straight up guy, carries great lines of equipme... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey sim_audio_nerd, You are welcome. I have a great SET 2A3 and 300B tube amplifier, both two chassis AricAudio designs-one of my favorite tube companies, and of course you have to use the right speakers with flea SET amplifiers. However, when us... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey riaa_award_collectors_on_facebook, Very interesting. Your statement, "I can't put my finger on anything specific wrong with them, and yet...". My friend's way of trying to explain his discontent was that the music he loved sounded boring and ... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey riaa_award_collectors_on_facebook, He had the Vivace MKII mono-blocks, which I heard in his system. I heard one of the single chassis models in my system that someone brought over to compare to my Coda #16 and SPL S1200. Don't remember the mo... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey, To be quite honest I believe the AGD amps are good , but very over rated. A dear friend of mine with very good ears bought the hype about the AGD amps and sold off his Coda #8 to buy one. Very quickly he had great regret. As he said it to me... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey hanki, I don't know what your front end gear is, analog or digital, but you would get a very different perspective overall on the music if you went from the Luxman amp to the S5.5. You would unlash the potential of your S5's dynamics/alivenes... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey hanki, I would love to answer your question, but Coda only sent one S5.5 for review! What are you trying to power that would require a bridged pair of S5.5? Teajay  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey sim_audio_nerd, I'm very familiar with your XA30.8 amplifier. Actually your amp and the XA-25 are my favorite amplifiers in the .8 generation of Pass Labs amplifiers.  I don't believe that the Coda S5.5 would be a lateral move for the follow...