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Audire Model 2
1 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  995.00
Description: This is one of the finest sounding amplifiers ever made. It has fine high frequency detail, superb midrange and huge, tight bass. A look inside shows why: It has a 1000 watt transformer and capacitors big enought to arc weld. <br>The Model 2 (100 wpc) is placed between the Crescendos (60 or 75 watts) and the Dual Mono Forte (125 watts/ ch). All three are of such fine quality and sound that when B&W introduced its new models at the annual New York Audio Show, the Crescendo powered the DM17s and 7s, the Model 2 powered the 802s, DM7s, and DM14s, while the Fortes were used to biamp the brand new 801s. I have ABed my two model 2s against Adcom, Phase Linear/Carver, NAD, and Ampzilla. Compared to these fine products, the Model 2 had more separation of the various instruments, more detail in the midrage and high frequencies, and exceptionally tight and detailed bass. There is no harshness. Beware: Some of these have had inferior output transistors inserted. At high volumns, they will be harsh and strained. Check for Motorola outputs. Also, use the LEDs. They allow you to play it as loud as it will go without distortion: Just turn it up to where they barely or almost flash.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by j dan vignau a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2008

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This is one of the finest sounding amplifiers ever made. It has fine high frequency detail, superb midrange and huge, tight bass. A look inside shows why: It has a 1000 watt transformer and capacitors big enought to arc weld.
The Model 2 (100 wpc) is placed between the Crescendos (60 or 75 watts) and the Dual Mono Forte (125 watts/ ch). All three are of such fine quality and sound that when B&W introduced its new models at the annual New York Audio Show, the Crescendo powered the DM17s and 7s, the Model 2 powered the 802s, DM7s, and DM14s, while the Fortes were used to biamp the brand new 801s. I have ABed my two model 2s against Adcom, Phase Linear/Carver, NAD, and Ampzilla. Compared to these fine products, the Model 2 had more separation of the various instruments, more detail in the midrage and high frequencies, and exceptionally tight and detailed bass. There is no harshness. Beware: Some of these have had inferior output transistors inserted. At high volumns, they will be harsh and strained. Check for Motorola outputs. Also, use the LEDs. They allow you to play it as loud as it will go without distortion: Just turn it up to where they barely or almost flash.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   From Audire sales re




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