Changing my System to New Wyred 4 Sound Phono and STI-1000 Intergrated Amp

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by macster, May 16, 2019.

  1. macster

    macster Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    San Diego, Ca. USA
    I am replacing my CJPV5 and MF2500A with these items, and no, I haven't listened to them. But I have no doubt that they will work well with my Vandy 3A Signatures. I did a lot of research before making this move and based on the data, it seems like a very low risk move, for right now, because in my experience it'sreally hard to get a bad musical presentation thru Vandersteen speakers, which was one of the main reasons that I purchased them.

    I also ordered the power cable to go along with the new items. My reasons for going with Wyred 4 Sound, are;

    1. They were willing to configure the integrated amp with two tape monitor circuits which I need.
    2. Customer service, wow, they were super responsive in answering my emails.
    3. My PV5 was not cost effective to repair and they recommended that I get an ET6, which with the phono stage option would painful ($$$$$) right now.
    I am going to keep my MF2500A (with it's slight hum) and if this purchase doesn't work, I'll go for the ET6 next year.
    I have had a real desire to go with an integrated amp for awhile, but finding one with the features that I needed was hard to do.


    Like the man said "moving on is so hard to do"

    NOT!

    M~
     
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  2. BD2665

    BD2665 Forum Resident

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    I agree that Vandersteen plays well with lots of different gear. I'll be interested in your impression of the class d gear as I still have not heard any that has the soul and depth of tubes. it sounds as though you are keeping your options open so you're good regardless.
     
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  3. macster

    macster Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'll let you know.

    M~
     
  4. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    I thought Bel Canto had lots of soul....I love it!
     
  5. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    kindly report back on the phono please?
     
  6. macster

    macster Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    San Diego, Ca. USA

    NP

    The phono was actually not in the plans, as I didn't think that it could fit in the budget. I asked if he could make me something as good as the Lounge Gold. So, I guess we'll see.

    M~
     
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  7. recstar24

    recstar24 Forum Resident

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    Have been super happy with my w4s mpre!
     
  8. macster

    macster Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Do you use the W4S interconnects or power cables. I ordered the P1 power cable also, which I will use after the unit "breaks in," then I will do a shoot out between it and the PS Audio Statement power cable that I have.

    M~
     
  9. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    Great! This should be fun! Im a huge fan of testing interconnects , speaker wire and power cords. But be warned...many here arent so kind to the idea.
     
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  10. macster

    macster Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Ha! I bet that's going to keep us at night. Anyway to set the stage, I am using a NAD3020 as my preamp and it's feeding my CJMF2500A. I'm using my Aries 3/10.5i tonearm/Shure M97XE Jico SAS. All of the components are connected to a Furman Elite-20PFI. The sound IMO is okay, but nothing like it was with the PV5 in the system, which made me sit for hours listening to all kinds of music.

    M~
     
  11. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

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    The 3020 isn't in the same class of amp as the PV5..so I'm not surprised.
     
  12. recstar24

    recstar24 Forum Resident

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    Nope, just the preamp. I use blue jeans for all of my cabling
     
  13. macster

    macster Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    San Diego, Ca. USA
    Thanks

    M~
     

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