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  1. #1

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    Austin, Texas

    Cool My New toy, a Destiny 2 Integrated Amp

    Just got it 3 days ago.
    I returned the Onkyo 709 back to crutchfield after having it for 6 weeks, full refund.
    The Onkyo actually sounded pretty nice, but I think the lack of an official 4 ohm rated ouput caused the amp to be overdriven after a period of time(like 4 hours of use). The onkyo would shut down, happened twice the past 6 weeks.

    So I ponied up for my dream integrated amp, a new Creek Destiny 2 Integrated.
    I am bi-wiring the speakers.
    180 watts per channel @4ohm impedance
    Thus far, after 3 hour periods of use, it's only a little warm to the touch vs the Onkyo being moderately warm at 3 hours.
    Definitely seems like there's Plenty of reserve power to drive the speakers!
    First impression of the sound:
    seems a little "smoother", I haven't really noticed any occasional slight digital harshness
    voices seem to have more nuances
    Very good soundstage, width and depth
    Love listening to Jazz, female vocals, and live orchestra recordings, nice imaging.
    I wonder how the sound will change after a 100 hour break in period.

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    Deep Down the Rabbit Hole


    Crutchfield has always been great for purchase/return policies, hard to beat.

    So if you can put up some pics of your new toy...what type of speaks and gear are you using with it?

    B&K 7270 amplifier
    Polk SWA-500 Subwoofer amplifier
    OppO BDP-83
    Pioneer Elite 50"
    Polk LCi-RTS-105;LCi-RTS-C;LCi-RTSFx;LCi80Fx
    Subs-Twin Polk CSW200

    BAT VK-31SE
    VTL MB-450 Signature monoblock
    Wolcott Presence monoblock
    Musical Fidelity kW SACD
    Rega P25/RB600/Clearaudio Aurum Beta
    Acoustech Phono-Pre
    Sound Lab Millenium ELS
    BillyBags Rack
    MIT S1/3 cables
    Shunyata/PS Audio/Virtual Dynamics Power Cords

    Everthing Matters...Tubes Rule...and It's Over until it's Not Over

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    Austin, Texas


    Yeah, Crutchfield was good about the return, I had up to 2 months to decide.
    My gear:
    Creek Destiny 2 Integrated Amp
    Polk LSi15's
    2 sets of Audioquest type4 speaker cables
    very old/inexpensive Samsung cd player
    Yeah I'm playing on upgrading the cd player to something??(maybe an Oppo BDP-95? I have no idea yet.)
    Hey realtrouble1,
    how do you like your Oppo player?

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    Austin, Texas


    I'll post a pic this week, have to go find my old camera to take a less than 2megapixel pic to upoad.

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    So here's the pic of the new toy. You can also see it under the system showcase.

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    Directly over the center of the earth in Olathe Kansas


    Nice looking and congrats. How does it sound?
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

    Ofc: Wright WLA12 preamp: Anthem Amp 1: Pio Elite DV-79AVI: Airport Express: CAL Sigma II DAC: PA LS90 sonicaps and mills

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    Creek Makes nice stuff,

    How does it sound?
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    That's like working your way through Katie Perry in order to get to Rosie O'Donnell.

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