Hi Mr. Harley and Mr. Valin,
I was hoping you would be able to specify which version of the Audio Space Reference 3.1 integrated amp you both spoke so highly about with the Von Schweikert speakers. Was it the KT88 or 300B version?
I believe we heard the KT88 version at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Dick Olsher has one for review in an upcoming issue.
I head it from the CES 2009 that it's coming up a Review for Audio Space Reference 3.1 integrated amp (300B). I am looking forward to seeing the review...
Thanks Mr. Harley and Piggy,
I presently have the KT88 version for home audition. Boy oh boy - what a magical midrange. Vocals have great immediacy without any edginess. Great tonal richness/saturation and music flows so effortlessly. My only beef is the control of the bass - due to my speakers low efficieny (88 db) I presume.
Do you know what the sonic difference would be with the 300B version particularly in the midrange? I am a big vocal guy (opera/ folk / jazz).
The ones at the RMAF were definitely 300B based and sounded incredible the the Von Schwiekert speakers. I was thinking to get them for a 2nd system I liked them so much for the money.
Thanks Dgad for the pic and confirmation about the amp used at CES.
Mr. Harley - I know that its has been a while now since you originally reviewed the Cary CAD 300 SEI but does the Audio Space 3.1 integrated stand in the same leagues?
It's impossible to say based on a brief audition at a show with unfamilar loudspeakers (not to mention the intervening 15 years!).
Sorry Mr. Harley,
After I posted I realized how ridiculous my question was. Thanks for replying to it none the less.
Here is a more generic question for you. Do you know of any 300B based amps that seem to have more control over the bass region?
aoudio space is nice but not something that is above the average
try to have low watt SET with the right speaker- and you would be happy