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  • About to Upgrade to LS6's and need advise on Integrated Amp

    We have made all the other household purchases and it's time to start building the system. New House, Car, Windows, Kitchen, Bathroom.

    Over the next 4 months I plan on pulling the plug on a pair of LS6. In preparation I would like to buy a high quality Integrated Amp to power these beasts. They will be used 80% for Music. Here is what I have landed on to date

    Jungson JA88B-09 Class A - 80 Watts
    Wyred 4 Sound W4S STI 500 Class D Amp - 500 Watts
    NAD M Series Class A/B 150watts
    Jolida/Melody Something Tube (Never owned a tube amp.)

    I'm not quite sure what type of amp works the best for these speakers. I've heard the Wyred 4 Sound amps with LS9's and they are extremly clean and quiet. They might be a little clinical but what I heard was excellent. Could have been the x-over set up.

    I don't want to spend more than $3K. That rules out Dodd.

  • #2
    Take a drive down to LA and I'll let you listen to LS6 with Onix XIA-160 Reference Dual Mono Amp.
    Hugh
    MELODY US Distributor
    www.angelcityaudio.com

    A man is only as good as his words.

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    • #3
      I'll be down there for some family business on an upcoming weekend. Would you be opposed to a sat or sun listen. I'll be in Buena Park or overnighting in Hermosa Beach.. Where can I find some info on these? Will they and a good Preamp fit under my 3K threshhold?

      Thanks for the response.

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      • #4
        Sat or Sun is fine, just let me know ahead.

        No Pre needed since it's an integrated amp.

        I am comparing them to my Joule Electra VZN-100 as we speak.

        I am about 1 hour east of LA on the 10 or 210.

        PS: John Casler is your dealer but you can listen for yourself at my place.
        Hugh
        MELODY US Distributor
        www.angelcityaudio.com

        A man is only as good as his words.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the gracious invitation. I appreciate it.

          Is this a tube amp? Is this a melody type of product like the SP3?

          I noticed some other Integrateds from Onix when I googled.. Just the A60?

          Where can I read up on it?
          Where's the Onix Forum so to speak. It just might be here at Tweak City.

          Riverside/San Berdoo?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cheeseboy
            I'll be down there for some family business on an upcoming weekend. Would you be opposed to a sat or sun listen. I'll be in Buena Park or overnighting in Hermosa Beach.. Where can I find some info on these? Will they and a good Preamp fit under my 3K threshhold?

            Thanks for the response.
            Hi Cheeseboy,

            Yes, I am Hugh's CA dealer, and also his Trainer (Strength Training) and he loves to audition equipment on the weekends since that is when he is supposed to train :yes:

            Not to worry I'll just pump him up 2 x as much the following week:hissyfit: (hup one, hup two)

            -I-----I-

            I'm in Century City, but HUGH has the amp you want to hear. PM or e-mail me if there is anything I can answer or help with.

            You are in for a sweet surprise. That amp is something special.

            Here is a photo:

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            • #7
              Or maybe you like the "rear view"?

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              • #8
                Ah, thanks but I'm a straight leg man.

                Interesting cosmetics.
                Onix has a great reputation. I feel that with all the juice given the line by AV123 there would be more about you guys available for mass consumption. Where are you hiding this stuff?

                If it makes the LS's sing I'm on board.

                I would never rule out something presented by this group.

                Remote? Amp type? Cost? Why No Pre out? HT pass through?

                Can you send a spec sheet?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cheeseboy
                  Thanks for the gracious invitation. I appreciate it.

                  Is this a tube amp? Is this a melody type of product like the SP3?

                  I noticed some other Integrateds from Onix when I googled.. Just the A60?

                  Where can I read up on it?
                  Where's the Onix Forum so to speak. It just might be here at Tweak City.

                  Riverside/San Berdoo?
                  In case you didn't already guess from the pictures, it's a Solid State class A/B dual mono integrated. Very beefy 160wpc into 8ohms.

                  I have the amp, but no LS6's to try it with. :( Somebody in ohio with LS6's want to get together and test it out?
                  Angel City Audio
                  East Street Audio

                  ACA, Melody, Onix, NuForce, KR Audio

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                  • #10
                    that's a looker for sure.

                    Didn't know Casler was part of your crew Hugh....cool.
                    Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!

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                    • #11
                      Summit AV, any relationship with Summit Electric here in Santa Rosa. They are invested in Home AV installation in a big way.

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                      • #12
                        Wooferus,

                        Good luck on you helping me out. There's nothing like a second opinion.

                        Hearing is believing. I have to get to LA.

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                        • #13
                          I am in Rancho Cucamonga.

                          A professional review will be published soon.

                          Drop me a pm.
                          Hugh
                          MELODY US Distributor
                          www.angelcityaudio.com

                          A man is only as good as his words.

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                          • #14
                            I haven't heard these, but with Danny soundly endorsing them they are worthy of consideration, plus you get the Dodd magic.

                            http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php...5840#msg725840
                            http://store.virtueaudio.com/product...5001-pbf-1.htm

                            You ruled out Dodd, but actually you can get his two new products for $2K.
                            http://doddaudio.com/BatteryPoweredT...ferPreamp.aspx
                            http://doddaudio.com/battery_powered_amp.aspx

                            Also, have you heard of Danny's V1?
                            http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=72093.0

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                            • #15
                              Interesting concept. What I liked about the Wyred amp was the absolute quiet. The noise floor was down on the ground. It was loaded with power. Tube Buffer eh. Sounds like a good idea.

                              Would a 15 watt tube amp be able to power the 6's. I was thinking more about the mono blocks from Dodd.

                              I really like the LS speakers. I've been able to sit down and just listen to both the 9's and 6's. I'm always getting sidetracked. I like the dynamics on the LS.

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