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  1. Hello all i have recently come across a very good deal on the above preamp and amp and am curious if anyone has heard this combo. I currently run 4 different systems consisting of Luxman, Rogue Audio, and Elekit preamps and amplifiers. As summer is soon approaching I’m looking at going solid state as they run cooler. Don’t get me wrong I love my tubes but want something I can just flip on and listen in the summer months. I have done very thorough searches in the net and can’t find any comments on this combo so I’m hoping any forum members may have this combo and provide some insight. thanks in advance folks
  2. I’m currently using 3 La Scala AL5 speakers as L/C/R and a pair of Forte IV’s for surround duty. I’ve reached my endgame (well until the heritage subs come out)
  3. Naming hmmmm. PK-RD Mercury PK-RD Venus PK-RD Saturn PK-RD Jupiter Paul Klipsch-Roy Delgado Pauls vision, Roy’s creation
  4. I have a very good feeling these subs will get very popular very quick once there released, I myself know of at least 6 people who own heritage speakers who will be all over these (once they hear them/mine). They already are very impressed by the imaging my La Scala’s can produce in the listening demos I have held. Mr. Delgado I believe has knocked it out of the park and PWK would be proud
  5. Thank you, who would you suggest I contact to request this addition for production models.
  6. Hey folks One last question if you guys don’t mind, did the plate amps for these subs have XLR inputs by chance, my current subs do so that is the cabling I use. Not a big deal as I can convert to RCA, but I do prefer XLR for its balanced and noise rejection properties. Than you in advance
  7. Thanks to all you folks for the information, it’s got me pretty excited about the forthcoming subs and the knowledge and your shared experience at sub fest have answered most of my questions. I will definitely buying one if not two of the “large” subs (gotta find a wall stretcher first) 😁. I’m hoping when the time comes I can have Mr. Delgado sign my subs like he did my Scala’s. Thanks to you all again
  8. To the folks who attended the sub fest, I have a couple of questions, I’m not sure if there was an NDA for the event but it’s not a matter of if, but when I will be purchasing one if not two of these new subs, so here goes; 1: What size is recommended for the La Scala AL5 2: Are these going to be powered, and if not how will the crossover I am assuming that will be included connect. 3: if a separate amp is required, what power is recommended. i currently run 3 La Scala’s F/C/R and Forte IV’s for surrounds, but usually I just do stereo listning. I do not plan on using these new subs for movie watching (I have Rythmik subs for that) the subs will strictly be used for stereo. thank you in advance (we’re do I sign up for pre-order, yeah I’m that ready)
  9. I’ve been down this rabbit hole myself, tried RC-64Iii with La Scala’s, short answer third La Scala, I agree with the others a third Forte for your center is best. Nothing else will work as well.
  10. Thank you for the suggestion Shakeydeal, they image perfectly after many..many months of tweaking the imaging is so good my wife puts her ear up to the center AL5 because she swears it’s playing when it’s not. I also get great depth and on some tunes it makes me jump a bit in my seat as the sounds appear to come from above or behind. I tried your suggestion when I first got them and in my room the center collapsed.
  11. I’ll wait, I know it will be worth it. I have AL5’s signed by you, there phenomenal.
  12. It’s not so much the power in the amps, it’s the sound. For movies I use system 1 and it conveys the movies dramatic highs and lows very well, for music it tends to be very clinical in sound presentation, I usually opt for all channel stereo mode and have it playing as background music when doing other things. System 2 is used for those nights when I just want it loud, usually on a Friday night after a long hard day and crank up some AC/DC or Iron Maiden and such, the Pharoah with its tube input stage and SS amp stage can really rock stereo in my La Scala’s. System 3, and 4, ah, that’s the sweet spot and really depends on what I’m playing, 3 for vinyl and 4 for digital source with it being all tube pre and tube amp it adds warmth and depth to my music and the Atlas and ST-100 being no slouch in the power department. It’s amazing how well the Luxman and Rogue gear sound together. System 5 is for low level listing 60-70db and the Elekit is my midrange baby, it’s like adding an old school loudness curve but preserves just the right amount of highs to really bring out the dynamics of the music. My other sources not listed in my previous post are: Tecnics SL-1210G with AT-9XI cart Tavish Adagio Phono preamp and Tube Power supply Sony HapZ1-ES Music Hall MMF 7.1 with Ortofon 2M Black LVB Project Phono Box RS Parks Audio Puffin Oppo BDP-95 (cd and Sacd playback)
  13. We lost our little rocker on the fourth, he was only 3 1/2 years old, we did the chemo thing and he fought like hell, but the cancer won, I figure he’s up there with Jimmy, Elvis, Janet, Sam Cook, Ray, and Roy, jumpin around listening to there music, we sure miss him.
  14. I have kind of an oddball setup as I use balanced matrix switches for all my sources so I can send my dac to all my systems being fed by the following; -Oppo Hap HA-1 DAC with the following inputs — Oppo BD-95 —Sonos Port —TEAC PD-501 CD Player —Sony HAPZ1-ES System 1 -Yamaha CX-5200 - ATI AT-2007 (7 Channels 200W) - ATI AT 2004 (4 channels 200W) - Oppo BDP-205 System 2 - Rogue Audio Pharoah System 3 - Luxman Cl-38uC - Rogue ST-100 AMP System 4 _ Rogue Audio RP-7 preamp - Rogue Audio Atlas magnum II System 5 Yamaha RX-A5000 preamp Elekit TU-8800 amp ‘This is all feeding 2 LA Scala AL5 speakers, except when using system 1, then a center La Scala AL5 and ForteIV’s for surround duty kick in.
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