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Old 10-09-2022, 10:11 AM
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Default ARC 6SE/160S to Boulder 1110/1160?

Have ordered Wilson Alexia V and thinking Boulder 1110/1160 better match than my current ARC. Thoughts from Boulder owners would be appreciated.
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Old 10-09-2022, 10:32 AM
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Congrats on your Wilson Alexia V‘s
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Old 10-09-2022, 11:02 AM
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Thanks Ivan! Supposed to arrive 1/23.
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Old 10-09-2022, 12:09 PM
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Thanks Ivan! Supposed to arrive 1/23.
Sweet!
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MX136, MC1.2KW(10) MC2KW(2), MCD1100, MS750(2) MVP881, C1000C/P/T, MPC1500, HT-2 SUBS(2) HT3F(2) WS350(2) XRT2K, XCS2K, XR27(2) XCS350(2) JL GOTHAM v2 SUBS(2) SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, LUMAGEN RADIANCE SCALER, SONY VPH-G90U 4K PROJECTOR, STEWART 120" MOTORIZED SCREEN, CINEMA-TECH SEATING, WW PLATINUM CABLES
Reference System: ACCUPHASE A300 AMPS, C3900 PRE-AMP, DP1000 CD/SACD TRANSPORT, DC1000 DIGITAL PROCESSOR, DG-68 DIGITAL EQUALIZER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, PS1230 POWER SUPPLY, HRS-SXR CUSTOM RACK w/ M3X SHELVES, TAD REFERENCE ONE MK2 LOUDSPEAKERS, WW PLATINUM CABLES
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Analog Rig: CLEARAUDIO INNOVATION WOOD, UNIVERSAL ARM w/ Da VINCI' CART, 2nd UNIVERSAL ARM w/ GOLDFINGER STATEMENT CART, HRS-MXR REFERENCE RACK-GLOSS BLACK w/ M3X SHELVES, AESTHETIX RHEA SIG PHONO-PRE, BRYSTON BHA-1 HEADPHONE AMP, WW PLATINUM CABLES
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Accuphase/Canton System: ACCUPHASE E800 INTEGRATED, DP570 CD/SACD PLAYER, T1200 FM STEREO TUNER, DG-68 VOICING EQUALIZER, PS530 POWER SUPPLY, CANTON REF K3ís, CANTON REF K5ís, SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, HRS MXR REFERENCE MAHOGHANY RACK w/ M3X2 SHELVES, WW GOLD CABLES
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Old 10-09-2022, 01:10 PM
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arc ref is fine gear, however i am a fan of solid state, speed and dynamics etc of boulder is really nice IMO, good luck
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Congrats on your new Alexia V's.
You might want to wait and listen with your ARC gear before deciding on making a change. Then listen with the Boulder gear.
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Old 10-09-2022, 03:21 PM
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Yes, wait and listen with your ARC. You have fine amplification and I know folks who are very satisfied with the pairing of your amp with AlexxV. My experience with Boulder (and Iím a fan) is that they tend to be a little clinical so speaker pairing is important. Wilson tend to be very neutral, so the combination may be too much of a good thing.
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Very helpful! Many thanks.
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See my signature. I heard the 160Ms with Alexia 2s prior to purchasing. They did and do
drive the Alexias very well.
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Old 10-12-2022, 02:41 PM
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Defiantly recommend spending some time with the ARC gear before switching. Else you might not appreciate what is driving the change in sound. I went from ARC to Boulder a couple years back and it has been great for me. Was using the REF250SE and assumed I was getting all the power my speakers desired. Turned out I didnít know what I was missing. But so much can depend on speaker, room, and musical preference.
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