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GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
@snapsc  When I had the Alma-Sphere monos I had not yet acquired the Fynes. The KEF Reference 1s that I was using at the time need a lot more grunt in an amp than the Fynes. I no longer have the Atma-Spheres here to compare to the LSA. Listening... 
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
@pehare A dealer loaned me a pair of the Atma-Sphere GaN monos. They are indeed very nice. Interesting that they have a big toroidal transformer, the only D I have come across that does. I could eventually end ups with a pair. Just wish they had m... 
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
@rc22 what are your new speakers? I bought a Pair of Fyne F1-8 a couple of months ago and I am loving them. They very easy to drive - 6 ohm minimum impedence. Every amp I have tried with them has done well, but of course some are more satisfying t... 
Best XLRs under $500 a pair
https://silversonic.com/products/interconnects/air-matrix-cryo/ DH Labs  
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
I bought the used LSA Voyager that was advertised in US Audiomart. It has not been modded. Should be here Saturday. This will be interesting. Stay tuned.  
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
Out of the box - i would say 90% of what i have owned  over the last 30 years - sounded really good    if you can say that you still like them in 30 days - then those amps are special I don't entirely disagree with you. It does take some ti... 
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
Received my Van Alstine 225M amps yesterday. First impression: If listening straight out of the box is any indication, these are going to be very musical amps. There is a little bit of an edge to dynamic peaks - if I am lucky this will fade as the... 
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
@atmasphere Thanks for the explanation. They are due here tomorrow, so we shall see.  
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
@atmasphere OK, Ralph, gonna put you on the spot. I wouldn't do this except that you sort of volunteered. The A/Bs I'm talking about are the Van Alstine DVA M225 monos. Surely you know Frank and his products. Care to comment on his matching GBP to... 
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
@mrdecibel Thanks! Yes, looking for that lost chord. The Bel Cantos are close though. So many choices. I’m very curious what good A/B brings to the party. If this doesn’t work out it will be GaN of some flavor.  
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
@niodari Just got a notice that they have shipped. Fingers crossed! @tweak1 I ordered a couple of add-ons from Ric. Other than that I will have to see how the amps perform.   
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
@niodari I like what I’ve been reading about the M225 monos, so I’m going to see this one through. I will report back. Might be a couple of weeks before they ship.  
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
Well, I followed up a lead from another post and, well... I canceled the Benchmark order and ordered a pair of Van Alstine DVA M225 monos. I sure hope this is my last pair of amps (and not because of a shortened lifespan)!  By the way I still hav... 
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
Benchmark is not expecting to ship my amp until May 30. They say they are backup with orders.   
GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?
@lewinskih01 Thanks, will do. @niodari Thanks, will do.