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by audioroom
Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Blue Circle Preamp for a Bryston 14B ST and Magnepan 3.6
Replies: 0
Views: 2781

Blue Circle Preamp for a Bryston 14B ST and Magnepan 3.6

I want to change some components in my system. I have a pair of Magnepan 3.6s powered by a Bryston 14B ST and a Bryston BP-25. I want to try a Blue Circle preamp. I am looking for a decent used balanced tube preamp in the 2K range. What would work well with my system. Will upgrading my preamp be the...
by audioroom
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Speaker Choices for Blue Circle Amps
Replies: 9
Views: 4781

Thanks Bob. I read your excellent reviews on both the M30s and M40s which is why I was looking at Harbeth. I will certainly look at the Reynauds and Gilbert's new Penny.
by audioroom
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Speaker Choices for Blue Circle Amps
Replies: 9
Views: 4781

I purchased my AG8000s used on A'Gon. I am also looking at Eggleston Andra II and the Vandersteen 5A speakers. Would these be good matches for these amps?
by audioroom
Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Speaker Choices for Blue Circle Amps
Replies: 9
Views: 4781

Re: Speakers?

Hi.....which of the Gershman speaker models are you considering? What are you hoping to get, soundwise, that you're not currently getting? TIA for your responses. Walt I am looking at the Avant Gardes or the GAP 828. I found the maggies were a bit shy in the bass. Also, they were just too large for...
by audioroom
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Speaker Choices for Blue Circle Amps
Replies: 9
Views: 4781

Speaker Choices for Blue Circle Amps

I just sold my Magnepan 3.5 speakers as I am looking for a change. I own a pair of AG8000 amps. I have seen some good posts on speakers that mate well with these high-powered mono blocks including Harbeth and Martin Logan. I am thinking of trying the Harbeth M30s but also some speakers from Gershman...
by audioroom
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Balanced or UnBalanced Preamp
Replies: 3
Views: 2767

Thanks for the reply Bob. From what you are saying, I guess there is no good unbalanced option for the AG8000s. I am not really looking for a BC3 as I do not think it would be that great of a preamp mated with the AG8000. I toyed with the idea of using a Lamm LL2 (unbalanced) or even the Canary CA-8...
by audioroom
Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Balanced or UnBalanced Preamp
Replies: 3
Views: 2767

Balanced or UnBalanced Preamp

Is there that great of a sonic benefit using a balanced preamp? I am looking at options for a good used balanced preamp for my AG8000s but it is next to impossible finding something good at a decent price (under 5K). I am thinking of just purchasing a used unbalanced BC3 or BC3000 or even something ...
by audioroom
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Preamp for AG8000
Replies: 5
Views: 4028

Thanks for the recommendations. Has anyone tried some of the Bryston preamps such as the BP20 or BP25. I understand they have balanced inputs and outputs. They are also reasonably priced and would be a good alternative until I can find an AG3000. I am hoping to eventually find an AG3000 for around 5...
by audioroom
Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Preamp for AG8000
Replies: 5
Views: 4028

Preamp for AG8000

I just purchased a set of AG8000s and now I am looking for a good used preamp to match with it. I know the AG3000 is the ideal choice but they are hard to find on the used market. What do you recommend as a good match for these amps - either from Blue Circle or other manufacturers - that can be easi...
by audioroom
Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: AG8000 or BC8 MKII
Replies: 7
Views: 3730

Thanks for the replies so far. I have read the reviews on the BC8 and the AG8000 and clearly the AG8000 is the better amp. My big concern is that the AG8000 is 5 years old vs 2.5 years old for the BC8 MKII. That means the AG8000 was one of the first ones made. Should that be a concern? Are later AG8...
by audioroom
Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: AG8000 or BC8 MKII
Replies: 7
Views: 3730

AG8000 or BC8 MKII

I am considering the purchase of one of these 2 amps. The BC8 MKII is about 2.5 years old while the AG8000 is about 5 years old.

Which one is the better amp?
What is a fair value for each one?
Which is the better deal if they are priced the same?

Thanks for responding.