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    Default please talk me out of it

    i have the usher r 1.5 150 watt power amp and am thinking about the plinius sa-50 mk3 50 watt class a power.
    the plinius is up for sale at $1600. should i go after it or be happy with what i have? speakers usher dancer mini 2 and usher cp-6381.

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    Get a grip on yourself marvda1. Don't you like your existing system ? Will you actually get $1600 more sound ?
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    Jump....jump off that fence bro. Whats the worst that could happen ? You fall in a pile of dog do-do ? Then you re-sell,take a shower and start over.

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    Get it so I could listen to it with using your money
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    sheesh... i thought i was being the big spender finally getting a Peachtree DAC-it to A/B with my Bifrost.

    can you pay your bills and feed your family, and have wiggle room for the unforeseen? good... then get it and write a review here. think of the great service you will be doing for your fellow Polkies.
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    Speaking of which, did you post a review yet or did I miss it somewhere ?

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    Jump, jump, jump...................
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.

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    I'll only talk you out of it if you "forget" that I have that Tubedac...

    I'm heading down that way tomorrow and I'll be bringing it with me. Email me if you're not free for a bit and we can work something out. I'll be at the parent's house well into the night.
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ID:	81484i would sell the usher and try to make the cost a wash..........dskip the plinius would still be my backup amp unless it just blows away the consonance cyber 800's

    i am still burning in the dm2's and just upgraded my speaker cables to mg audio design planus 2. dskip, you can help me move the 6381's out and set up the dm2.
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    You need to get a life if all you have to do with your time is endlessly spend thousands of dollars that you most likely will NOT make up in resale of gear that if you were put in a room blindfolded you wouldn't be able to tell the difference! But it's your life and your money so knock yourself out.

    As someone above said, if all your other expenses are taken care of and you are not in debt up to your eyeballs enjoy.
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    a Class A 500 watt amp would be better!
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    cfrizz, then why in the hell did you spend all that money on the gear that you have? there's lots of cheaper equipment out there since YOU can't hear the difference in the dark
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    I believe that cfrizz is suggesting that maybe one should amass the cash from sales of whatever equipment first and then, with money in the bank, do "whatever" strikes one's fancy! And I'm almost certain that that is the way she put "her" system together! Otherwise, your thread "Please talk me out of IT!" Is meaningless, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Jump....jump off that fence bro. Whats the worst that could happen ? You fall in a pile of dog do-do ? Then you re-sell,take a shower and start over.
    I think Tony has it spot on.
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    what do you seek to improve on from your current usher r1.5 amp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    You need to get a life if all you have to do with your time is endlessly spend thousands of dollars that you most likely will NOT make up in resale of gear that if you were put in a room blindfolded you wouldn't be able to tell the difference! But it's your life and your money so knock yourself out.

    As someone above said, if all your other expenses are taken care of and you are not in debt up to your eyeballs enjoy.
    Condescending much? What a rude comment. You need to get a life if all you're going to do is come in here, stir the pot and leave your negative .02 cents. If you made good money wouldn't you want to spend it on you or you're family?

    You should also replace all of your gear with a budget of $500 for EVERYTHING and see how far you get and if you can "tell the difference".

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    transparency and detail and maybe some more low end control with more mid range warmth.
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    MORE,MORE MORE....Stop it will ya!..... Slap,Slap....Did I talk you out of it ? Isn't that what you wanted according to the Thread Title ? Or is there no Hope for ya !
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    Quote Originally Posted by marvda1 View Post
    transparency and detail and maybe some more low end control with more mid range warmth.
    when you found that amp for the md2, let me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvda1 View Post
    cfrizz, then why in the hell did you spend all that money on the gear that you have? there's lots of cheaper equipment out there since YOU can't hear the difference in the dark
    In fairness to cfrizz, the title of the thread is "please talk me out of it", so it seems like she was just following your suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvda1 View Post
    i am still burning in the dm2's and just upgraded my speaker cables to mg audio design planus 2. dskip, you can help me move the 6381's out and set up the dm2.
    Hmmm....quite a predicament. How are you gonna tell if the added "transparency and detail and maybe some more low end control with more mid range warmth" you're looking for, if realized, is from the new plinius or from the changes in the sound delivered by the dm2's as they continue to burn in, or from your new mg audio design planus 2 cables? I think you've got too many changes going on at once there to give an accurate appraisal of where any change in sound quality originated from.

    If it were me, I'd first put those new mg audio design planus 2 cables on my cable cooker for a good long spell. Then, and only then, after I'd evaluated the overall system until it couldn't be evaluated anymore, would I proceed to stir things up more with the addition of a new plinius. At that point, I'd be reasonably certain that the addition of the new plinius sa-50 mk3 to my system could be properly evaluated as to whether it added $1600 worth of transparency and detail and maybe some more low end control with more mid range warmth...or not.

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    the speaker cables should be burned in as they were trade ups. the problem is the usher is not my main amp, that goes to the cyber 800 (tube). the usher is more or less a backup amp and by selling the usher i could just about pay for the plinius. now whether the plinius can dethrone the consonance is another question. maybe my thinking is off and i should be trying to replace the main amps instead of the backup amp.
    might have just talked myself out of it but now it's going to cost me more money a never ending battle
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwohlford View Post
    In fairness to cfrizz, the title of the thread is "please talk me out of it", so it seems like she was just following your suggestion.
    I've bit my tongue until now. The issue is the wording. It comes across as a personal attack on Marvin. I had a response written out but chose to look the other way because Cathy is a good Polkie and I suspect she didn't mean it with the connotation that reply carries. Marvin was fair to respond the way he did and I'm hoping this just boils down to a poor choice of words.
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    Usher md 2 takes at least 100 hrs for the tweeter to settle in

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    I had a 'class A' Pass Labs amp and like the sound much better than A/B amps I've owned. You should like what you hear from Plinius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry777 View Post
    Get a grip on yourself marvda1. Don't you like your existing system ? Will you actually get $1600 more sound ?
    $1600 will buy one Shunyata Cobra Ztron power cord with $600 left over. I'm not sure what $1600 worth of sound is, but I love the end result of adding this cord from the wall to the power conditioner in the HT. It made the audio and the picture better. So, I say buy the gear. You get what you pay for.

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    ok, ok, i see the light. it makes more sense to save up to replace my main amp with something better than to drain money by upgrading the backup amp. oh well that's it for audio nervosa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marvda1 View Post
    ok, ok, i see the light. it makes more sense to save up to replace my main amp with something better than to drain money by upgrading the backup amp. oh well that's it for audio nervosa.
    You could always buy diamonds

    At least then your cabinets wouldn't be "lying".
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    i forgot about that, cheaper too. you know how cheap i am saw you called twice, left the phone at home and went out to eat with the wifey and daugther. wish i could hear the Be and DMD side by side.
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    He needs the entabulator!!!

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