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    • Vivid Audio Giya G1 spirit
    with external xovers
    • dCS Vivaldi
    Digital nirvana
    • dCS Scarlatti Upsampler
    Upsampler
    • dCS Scarlatti clock
    clock
    • dCS Scarlatti transport
    Transport
    • Audionet Pre G2
    Breathtaking
    • Zensati Authentica
    The whole cable spectrum - Speaker, ICs and most of the power cables.
    • Core Power Technologies Equi=Core 1800
    balance power
    • Musical fidelity M1 HPA
    Headamp
    • Reed Tonearms 3P
    Left tonearm
    • Shunyata Research Ztron analog and digital
    currently 2 HCs on amps and other on dac and pre
    • Artesania Exoteryc rack
    A great product !
    • Audiodesksysteme Glass Vinyl Cleaner Pro
    A great purchase
    • Nordost QRT QKore3
    Grounding
    • ZYX UNIverse Optimum
    Heaven
    • Brinkmann Audio Balance 2 Arm
    After lenghty checks -  i've decided to go with Brinkmann to replace my beloved Garrard 301.
    • Soulution 511
    Stereo Amp
    • Kuzma 4POINT
    11" Arm
    • My Sonic Lab Signature Platinum
    MC cart
    • Dalby Audio Vinyl Stabilizer
    Very expensive but excellent
    • Nordost Valhalla 2 Speaker Cable
    • Soulution Phono 550
    • Brinkmann Audio RONT power supply

Comments 63

222222&text=ic
Owner
Dan
The rack is custom made by a local carpenter with the addition of some stillpoints underneath.
I didn't compare the 2 dacs as I bought first the Vivaldi dac and added the Scarlatti pieces to complete the dCS stack (if I had the cash I would have gone Vivaldi all the way....).

icorem

222222&text=ge
Wow, your system looks great. Where did you buy the rack? Is there a big difference between the Vivaldi and the Scarlatti DAC?
All the best

Dan

gerulaz

222222&text=ic
Owner
Hi Hic

I still own the Audionet and I don't see any reason to look elsewhere. I know that the US price is quite hefty when comparing to its european price and I believe that is one of the reasons that Audionet is not a well known brand in the US (I'm from Israel and hence i'm dealing with european price). These are truly magnificent pair of amps. I can't describe a signature sound since there isn't such - they are very neutral and crystal clear. They throw an excellent focused soundstage with tons of power and excellent build quality. They killed every amp I auditioned - Ayre mxr, Pass xa-60.5, MSB etc.
I love them so much I need to jump on the Audionet top pre but that's also a pricey investment. Hope I helped. What other brands dis you consider and what is the rest of your setup ?

icorem

222222&text=hi
Hi Icorem, Nice system. Do you still have the Audionet Max. Can you tell me their signature sound?

hic

222222&text=ic
Owner
System edited: Updated my system for the late changes - bought a Scarlatti transport and an aurender music server for the digital rig and added mm cart option to my analog rig with the lounge audio lcr phonostage.

icorem

222222&text=ic
Owner
System edited: updated the system after the recent changes : got the scarlatti transport and added an Aurender muisc server as well. added mm cart option to my analog rig with the lounge audio lcr phonostage.

icorem

222222&text=ic
Owner
System edited: Added a restored Garrard 301 made by Steve Dobbins.

icorem

222222&text=ic
Owner
Hi Tboooe

Thanks for the nice words - indeed those vivids are remarkable.
My room doesn't suffer that much from bass problems and consulting one of vicoustic dealers here, he said that I can use the wavewood just to smooth the corners as the superbass can overkill. So far I'm happy...

icorem

Center
Great system. Those Vivids must sound spectacular. I noticed you use Vicoustic Wavewood panels in the corners. I also use some of their products which I think look great unlike other acoustic panels. I am curious why you didn't get the Super Bass Extreme in the corners?

tboooe

222222&text=ic
Owner
System edited: Added some cables and tweaks. System sounds great with the new Zensati Authentica speaker cable.

icorem

222222&text=ic
Owner
System edited: After a few months I spent looking for a different amp i've pulled the triger on Audione Max to replace the Pass xa 60.5 The Pass is a good amp but my speakers demanded a more powerful amp. With the Audionet I have a full dynamic range and with excellent transparency and excellent focused soundstage.

icorem

222222&text=ic
Owner
Hi
First of all if I had the cash I would have gone with the vivaldi stack although those scarlatti pieces are mathched to work with my vivaldi dac. They added a tad more resolution but more than that opened additional air and space within the music - very much closer to analog sound. I don't mean you can't live with the vivaldi dac alone which is pure magic but those pieces added a few more notches in performance.

icorem

222222&text=vn
What did you perceive as the differences when you added teh (i) Scarlatti clock, and (ii) the scarlatti upsampler?

vn101606

222222&text=ic
Owner
System edited: I have re arranged the listening room and moved all electronics beside the monoblocks to the side with a huge change in width and focus of the soundstage.Also added the scralatti clock and upsampler to the vivaldi dac.

icorem

222222&text=ic
Owner
System edited: System edited - Purchased the dCS Vivaldi DAC. Although its insane price it is the pinnacle of digital reproduction. Also got a Lyra Delos cart and uploaded some better pics.

icorem

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testing by Audiogon support

shamoore

222222&text=bm
I was thinking xa 60.5 or x 100.5. Leaning more towards xa 100.5 to avoid future upgrade. Maybe the luxman m600a or m800a but never heard either. There are no dealers in my area for luxman but I know the pass sonic signature. It should mate very well with the Vivids.

bmwmcab

222222&text=ic
Owner
I had the pass xa 60.5 prior to buying the Vivids. I just love the Pass sound signature when i'm aware it isn't tops in bass control but overall i'm happy. I'm open to try other amps. What do you have in mind ?

icorem

222222&text=bm
Did you try any other amps prior to the pass?

bmwmcab

222222&text=ic
Owner
Thanks BMW.
For my moderate sized room and moderate volume level I reach, the 60.5 are just right and they don't even show sweat signs...

icorem

222222&text=bm
Nice system Icorem! How do you like the pass xa60.5 with the vivids? Do they run out of steam with the g3? I recently purchased the B1 and was deciding between the 60.5 and 100.5.

bmwmcab

222222&text=ic
Owner
Dave

Same for me. If I had the room (and the cash...) I would have taken either g2 or g1. Anyways it's hell of a speaker with its sheer sense of realism.

icorem

Center
Icorem, great system. I recently heard the Giya G1's and they were MIGHTY impressive. One of the best speaker's that I have heard in regards to their ability to resolve and delineate the bass notes in music. One has to hear this aspect to truly appreciate where most speakers either go wrong or simply glaze over this fundamental.
IF I had a much bigger room, the G1's would definitely be on my short list.

daveyf

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Hi Icorem

How did you get the Planus III speaker cables installed on the Vivid Giya G3?! Feel free to PM if you prefer.

chjo100

222222&text=si
Thank you kindly Icorem. I will definitely try to audition the vivid range as well then.
Cheers,
Sid

sidvee

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