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Old 11-17-2021, 08:46 PM
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What type of speakers do you think it would sound best with?
A member here listened to Magico A3s with both the Constellation Inspiration and D'Agostino preamp/monoblocks at the Expona and thought the Inspiration was better.
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That’s great. I have A3s right now, so that sounds really good. I have M3s on the way though. A Constellation Amp is something to think about.

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Likely 'different' being that the A3 was designed to be a fairly easy to drive speaker and the M3 was designed without regard to being easy to drive (like most speakers at the M3 price-point).
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Yes. I was referring to a Constellation amp not the integrated. I am receiving an EMM Pre amp, so have no need for an integrated. But I was interested in PCs eval of the Constellation as it would give me an fair idea in their reg amps.

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Yes. I was referring to a Constellation amp not the integrated. I am receiving an EMM Pre amp, so have no need for an integrated. But I was interested in PCs eval of the Constellation as it would give me an fair idea in their reg amps.
Here's my suggestion. Just get the Constellation amps; both the Centaur and Hercules are amazing.
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A member here listened to Magico A3s with both the Constellation Inspiration and D'Agostino preamp/monoblocks at the Expona and thought the Inspiration was better.
Yup....I'd believe that.
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Many thanks. It will be a while, but I’ll definitely look into this.

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Does anyone remember the Constellation/Rockport room at the 2018 RMAF. It was on the ground floor.

Granted there was serious kit in that room, but the sound that pairing made had the hair on my neck standing up.

If this IA comes anywhere near the same zip code as that experience I'd tell your friend "sorry, but the amp was stolen when I was away..."
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Does anyone remember the Constellation/Rockport room at the 2018 RMAF. It was on the ground floor.

Granted there was serious kit in that room, but the sound that pairing made had the hair on my neck standing up.

If this IA comes anywhere near the same zip code as that experience I'd tell your friend "sorry, but the amp was stolen when I was away..."
Yep, I get that.

I'm getting more and more hours in the Inspiration integrated. In fact, today I started an Excel worksheet to track the exact number of hours of burn-in/run-in it's getting.

I figure it's got about 15 hours on it at the moment. I had to disconnect it for a spell while I finished up the C-J ART 150 review for submission to TAS. I've been listening to it since yesterday, and just loving it.
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