What Amp Are You Using With Moreplay?

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Offline David Joiner

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Reply #15 on: January 07, 2022, 07:07:36 PM
Setup:
Music Streamer: Bluesound Node2i streaming Tidal
DAC: Schiit Bifrost 2
Pre-amp: Bottlehead Moreplay
Power Amp: Schiit Aegir
Speakers: Zu Audio Dirty Weekends
Apparel: Bottlehead Baseball cap

Sound is superb!



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Reply #16 on: January 20, 2022, 04:26:27 AM
I've got my Moreplay connected to my Crack with Speedball and a Decware SE84UFO amp into a pair of Omega Junior 8 XRS speakers. Using some new production Mullard 6V6GT's at the moment but have a selection of 6K6 tubes coming in tomorrow that I'm looking forward to trying.

Regards,
Mario



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Reply #17 on: April 14, 2022, 04:40:47 AM
I am using mostly my class A Pass DIY amps.  ACA, F4 and Aleph J.

Jun Lizaso
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Reply #18 on: April 14, 2022, 09:42:17 AM
Setup:
Music Streamer: Bluesound Node2i streaming Tidal
DAC: Schiit Bifrost 2
Pre-amp: Bottlehead Moreplay
Power Amp: Schiit Aegir
Speakers: Zu Audio Dirty Weekends
Apparel: Bottlehead Baseball cap

Sound is superb!
Hi David, I am no doubt older than you at 71, but I have been into audio for many years. Back in the 70's, I managed a high end stereo store called Magnolia Hi Fi. I ran the original Magnolia village store. Point being I am "old school" on some of the newer items today. I am wondering if you can let me know how you use your Music Streamer: Bluesound Node2i streaming Tidal? I do stream from my phone to my system with a dragonfly DAC in between currently, but are there advantages to this Node 2i? I am in the dark. Thanks, Don

300B amps with 6SJ7 in Triode mode, dc fil. volt. for 300Bs. BeePre with Bill Milosz built Eros Phono. Teres Turntable, Pete Riggle "12 inch Woody Tonearm" Grace F9  with Soundsmith ruby cantilever stylus.Cambridge Audio CD with MHDT Labs Orchid DAC Rega NAOS Spkrs, Atelier Rullit super tweeters


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Reply #19 on: May 10, 2022, 06:13:15 PM
I've hooked the Moreplay into my Decware ZKIT 1. As I primarily play vinyl, I use the ifi Zen phono stage. The music is magically coming out of a pair of Klipsch Heresy 1 speakers. The Moreplay was such an improvement, I'm considering building an Eros 2.



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Reply #20 on: May 29, 2022, 09:07:23 AM
Dared monoblocks



Offline mosquitorojo

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Reply #21 on: May 02, 2023, 04:52:06 PM
Setup:
Music Streamer: Bluesound Node2i streaming Tidal
DAC: Schiit Bifrost 2
Pre-amp: Bottlehead Moreplay
Power Amp: Schiit Aegir
Speakers: Zu Audio Dirty Weekends
Apparel: Bottlehead Baseball cap

Sound is superb!

Hi David,

I have my moreplay hooked up to a Carver CM1090 amp (with the preamp bypassed), and I wanted to try an aegir power amp. I have a pair of psb imagine x1t speakers, which have a sensitivity of 90db and are 8 ohms. Do you think the aegir could run my speakers?

Cheers!

Mauro



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Reply #22 on: May 02, 2023, 05:50:19 PM
Two amps, a Nobsound 6P1 (class-A SET all signal-path caps upgraded) & a pair of ACA's configured as mono blocks and driven using the balanced inputs. The amps drive the speakers through an A/B switch (Douk Audio VU3).

My system setup:
Ortofon 2m Bronze              Airplay
U-Turn Orbit Theory          WIIM Mini
        Eros 2                     Aries II DAC     
                     Moreplay > second out > Crack + Speedball > HD 650
                       Main out
                            V
                 Schiit Lokius eq
      SE out                        balanced out
         V                                    V
Nobsound 6P1                ACA Mono Blocks
                    A/B switch
Hsu Research ULS-15 MK2 subwoofer
DYI DML panel speakers

Sounds amazing and has been super fun to build!

Scott
[Ortofon 2M Bronze > U-Turn Theory > Eros II] & [iMac via USB > Denafrips Ares 2] >> Moreplay >> Schiit Lokius EQ >> Stereomour II >> Hsu ULS-15 Sub >> homemade DML Speakers
Moreplay 2nd out >> [Crack + Speedball > HD 650]


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Reply #23 on: May 02, 2023, 07:10:08 PM
  I'm using the Moreplay with 6v6 cv 509 coke bottle tubes with
  the Reduction phono preamp with integration upgrade.
  A Fluance RT85 with Ortofon 2M blue running through a pair of
  KT 88 monoblocks by Quicksilver through a pair of
  Klipsch  Forte II.

Joe "Pug" Stricker
 Moreplay preamp with 6v6-cv509's
 Reduction phono preamp with integration upgrade
 Quicksilver KT-88 monoblocks
 Fluance RT-85 TT with Ortofon 2M Blue
 Teac A2300S RTR
 Klipsch Forte II's


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Reply #24 on: May 03, 2023, 04:46:09 AM
Elekit TU8600



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Reply #25 on: May 04, 2023, 06:22:11 AM
Heavily modified DIYHiFiSupply 300B monoblocks
ANK Audiokits EL34 monoblocks
Bottlehead and Paul Birkeland-modified Paramount 2A3s
AudioNote Kit 4 AN/E speakers



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Reply #26 on: May 05, 2023, 07:20:13 AM
AnalogEthos Legendarium -> Tekton Lores
I’ll be starting my Kaiju build as soon as the chassis comes back from powder coating



Offline timindq

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Reply #27 on: May 07, 2023, 11:01:24 AM
I'm feeding a Benchmark AHB2 amp. The Benchmark has XLR input only so I fabricated some cables to fit. Source is a Lumin D2 with an excellent volume control so I rarely adjust the Moreplay's volume knob. Turntable is on permanent vacation.

Source: Lumin D2 with SBooster power supply, 2tb SSD attached to Lumin, Pre: Moreplay, Amp: Bryston 2bSST, Speakers: Joseph Audio RM22XL. Setup in large, well treated dedicated listening space.


Offline Rockyhill

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Reply #28 on: September 15, 2023, 01:38:42 AM
I'm considering a Moreplay to pair with my Dynakit ST-35.

I believe this will be compatible for impedance matching:

Moreplay Output impedance: less than 3.2Kohms at all levels. For 1V in/1V out, 2.1Kohms.

ST-35 INPUT IMPEDANCE:        500K OHMS

500/3.2 = 156.25

I understand a ration of 10-1 is an absolute minimum with 50 to 75-1 preferred.

Is this a good pairing?

Rob M


Offline Paul Joppa

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Reply #29 on: September 15, 2023, 04:30:36 AM
Yes, that's fine.

I'll just note that a typical SET amp drives a speaker with an impedance ratio of around 3:1 and sounds fine - so 10:1 is more nearly overkill than an "absolute minimum," at least in some cases.

Paul Joppa