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HUMBOLDT, new amp

Discussion in 'audio' started by graystoke4, May 22, 2021.

  1. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    Hi, well i have sold my Spectral , and bought this, Audionet Humboldt , integrated amp, from the nice guys from Emporium Hifi, bit of a shock, as i received it on Tuesday, as only plugged it in on Thursday, played it Friday, but playing it properly tonight, not much of a difference on Thursday new amp was cold and i don't really know how many hours on it, but the Spectral is SO good it will give anything a run for it's money, and i have had Spectral for over 20 years , and you do get used to a house sound, fast, clear, precise on the money ,
    There is no ON or OFF switch on the Hum, it is supposed to be left on all the time in standby, so i left it on standby from yesterday, wow, its faster without being forced, more musical, deeper, and just feels right, just sounds real, the music come's from such a black background it's uncanny,, sounds shite i know, but it's a real foot-tapper, But trying to get this thing 61kg up two flights of stairs with 2, 90 degree turns nearly killed us both, and that's out of the flight box, photos to follow, playing Ziggy stardust at the mo,
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  2. Awesome!! :) What's the rest of the system (and cabling) ?
  3. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    It's now, Esoteric K01-x cd player, and, MIT matrix HD60, interconnects and speaker cable, on an Audiphile base stand, if it can handle the weight, amp on the carpet at the moment,
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  4. Rana

    Rana pfm Member

    Wow, photos please, pretty please! I'm way down the foodchain with an Audionet DNA 2.0/EPS setup and I think the timing and sheer musical presence of the Audionet are hard to beat. I treated myself to an Aavik U-150 last months, but the Audionet has it licked in many respects.
  5. Salamander

    Salamander pfm Member

    My brother uses a Humboldt, simply the best intergrated I've ever heard, and better than many far more expensive pre-power options (I'm talking about you Absolute Sounds) I remember your post when you told us you were going to be demoing the Humboldt, there's someone who'll be selling his Spectral's was my immediate thought. I do hope you continue to enjoy your new purchase, welcome to the Audionet club.
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  6. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

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  7. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    Wow, Teutonic style done big.
  8. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    What a lovely looking thing, just imagine how many they’d sell with a better name than Audionet.

  9. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Is it named for the squid?
  10. Stemcor

    Stemcor I should be listening to music

    Let’s get straight to the important stuff.

    How good does 2112 sound ?
  11. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    I put the CD there for a size comparison, haven't played it yet, but one of my fave's is la villa strangiato, and i have never heard it sound so good,
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  12. ryder

    ryder pfm Member

    61kg is no joke. The heaviest amp I owned weighs 38 kg and there are handles on the front and rear of the amp. I can't imagine carrying an amp that is more than 60kg without any handles. Must be an arduous task even when carried by 2 people.

    The Humboldt looks good and is built like a tank. Enjoy ~
  13. norliss

    norliss pfm Member

    My oh my, what an absolute monster of an integrated amplifier :eek: I'd wager that 61kg is probably heavier than most people walking the face of this earth! I bet it's an absolute belter :cool:
  14. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    60+kg, I thought mine was bad. My racks shelf is on verge of its weight limit! I’d be scared of anything heavier.
  15. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    Each of my monoblock power amps is 60kg. That Humboldt is a small girls amp:D
  16. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Some people just get exited over weight and watt (not envy)
    I can carry my IO amp in one hand:cool:
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  17. Stemcor

    Stemcor I should be listening to music

    Apologies for a tangential post but 2112 is one of my reference recordings. Only heard 1 system do this (and it’s not mine unfortunately) but you can actually hear the sound of Neil’s drumstick moving through the air before hitting the tom tom in parts of the overture.
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  18. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    61kg kind of cancels out the benefits of simplicity of an all in one. At least if you had a separate pre, amp, and streamer you could probably move them around yourself! :D
  19. Blue Belle

    Blue Belle pfm Member

    That's a hum dinger of an amplifier, well done.
  20. Salamander

    Salamander pfm Member

    I look at it from a different angle, once you've got it in place, then no more bu----ing about.

    Very pleased you're enjoying it Graystoke
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