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I have '79 Khorns with replacement Crites drivers ; t120, a55g,  composite woofers, and the Volti mid horn mod. Currently using a Luxman tp117 preamp and a Legacy Powerbloc 600 ss amp. I have been looking to go to a tube amp. Any opinions on Quicksilver and Decware? QS mid monos are my current front runner. Any experience with either or recommendations? Thanks.

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I have some Decware, good amps but a little pricey. I now use Dennis Had Inspire amp, great sounding and reasonably priced.

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I have been rotating Quicksilver Audio Horn Monos in and out of my system for years.  The other amp is an ATI 1502.  The QS are very quiet and built to last.  Recommend them without hesitation.  Plus the owner of QS will talk with you on the phone if you need him.

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2 hours ago, Tarheel said:

I have been rotating Quicksilver Audio Horn Monos in and out of my system for years.  The other amp is an ATI 1502.  The QS are very quiet and built to last.  Recommend them without hesitation.  Plus the owner of QS will talk with you on the phone if you need him.

 

An audio buddy in California has the QS mono 120's and loves them. QS products are excellent.

 

PS

Tarheel, he's the one that got me going with the rPlay. :)

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Love my Quicksilver Silver Monos. Still kicking after MANY years of use.

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53 minutes ago, BamaMike said:

Love my Quicksilver Silver Monos. Still kicking after MANY years of use.

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wow - beautiful setup -

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I Think I got these used in 2007.  Very reliable and quiet at idle which was the goal of the designer.  Quiet for horned speakers.

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Looks nice, how often do you adjust bias on them? I think I've decided on QS mid monos for my khorns. Good price and great reviews. Thanks for your help. 

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2 hours ago, JRS94 said:

Looks nice, how often do you adjust bias on them? I think I've decided on QS mid monos for my khorns. Good price and great reviews. Thanks for your help. 

The Horn Monos are self biasing......no need to fiddle with that.  You can use EL-34, KT-66, KT-77, 6550s, KT-88, KT-90 as you desire.

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Guess that's parts of the difference. The mids don't self bias

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On 12/31/2019 at 12:13 PM, Les Lammers said:

 

An audio buddy in California has the QS mono 120's and loves them. QS products are excellent.

 

PS

Tarheel, he's the one that got me going with the rPlay. :)

 

Hi Les,

Yes, enjoying the Mono 120s. A new flavor with some NOS Mullards in 12au7 spots, very nice.  And the manual bias, 50 down to 40ma per tube helps the sound stage position. Strange thing is I live 45 minutes from QS. Overlooked Mike and QS for a decade too long.  Finally wanted something with simple design and reliability.  A local buddy here just tried the QS preamp and now looking at picking up a set of the latest version Mid Monos. Great value.  Another converted supporter, late to the game but finally made it here.   :) 

 

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@JRS94 I highly recommend a pair of Inspire amps with Khorns. I used them with mine and they are phenomenal. And they auto bias. 

I am selling a pair right at the moment in the classifieds section. 

Unfortunately I couldn't take my Khorns with me to the new place or these would be powering them right now. 

 

 

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On 1/3/2020 at 1:57 PM, JRS94 said:

Guess that's parts of the difference. The mids don't self bias

 Adjusting the bias is easy and it can be adjusted, with in a range, to taste. 

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On 1/7/2020 at 12:12 PM, Lost240 said:

@JRS94 I highly recommend a pair of Inspire amps with Khorns. I used them with mine and they are phenomenal. And they auto bias. 

I am selling a pair right at the moment in the classifieds section. Unfortunately I couldn't take my Khorns with me to the new place or these would be powering them right now. 

 

I liked my Inspire Hot Rod amp.  Yours looks nice with the preamp all together.  Good luck on the sale.  Would have been nice to hear my Inspire amp with proper speakers. Unfortunately my speakers were not efficient or matched well enough at 93db and 4ohms. Gotta taste of what it could sound like, sort of.   It would be fun to compare differences with Quicksilver Horn Monos / Mid Monos too.  These sold a while back on USAM for a great price and missed them. Amazing value.  The small foot print of these amps is nice.    

 

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