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  1. Big Dog RJ

    For Sale Martin Logan CLX Art speakers perfect with warranty

    What a shame to sell these magnificent stats! In order to equal or surpass these, you'd need to spend a truck load... even then nothing can replace them. The CLX's are one of a kind in electrostat speakers at their finest! I may try out other types, such as Alsyvox, Diptyque or Clarisys but...
  2. Big Dog RJ

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    Yes of course mate. Definitely not necessary to keep searching for 15yrs... hell no. What I actually meant was, I already had a top notch system back in 2004 (Apogee Diva's, CJ's Premier 8A amplifiers and the original ART preamp). That was it, end game for me. Then we decided to migrate to Aus...
  3. Big Dog RJ

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    Àttn: Chris Just a point to add, and worth noting since I've experienced the exact thing; when it comes to amplification and especially for CLX's, which are high performance speakers, getting the right match is essential if you want your CLX's to perform optimally. Therefore, take your time...
  4. Big Dog RJ

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    Yes, the SS 101 series was surpassed by the SS-103. Basically they're the same base circuit, no major changes there. However, it's the Class A bias that has been significantly been modified on the 103 series. It has far more power and control in the Output stages, thanks to having a higher Class...
  5. Big Dog RJ

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    G'day Chris. The Vitus SS 101 is much older series, it was ok back in the day but was surpassed by few other models. The Vitus SS-103 is the one I'm referring to, sorry I didn't mention the exact model in my list. The SS-103 is the Vitus signature series, top of the line stereo power amplifier...
  6. Big Dog RJ

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    Yes definitely the Magtech, no doubt. On a similar "level," we also have Krell, Bryston, Parasound, Class'e, Jeff Rowland and the list goes on... However, those I've mentioned in my post, although awfully expensive, are top notch SOTA! They're in a completely different league. They're design and...
  7. Big Dog RJ

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    G'day mate, just came across your post. Not specifically the Antileon but a different and bigger one! The Gryphon Mephisto. I helped a mate of mine set-up his CLX's with Mephisto, using a CJ top line preamp but it wasn't a good match. 1. The CJ preamp unfortunately doesn't use XLR connections...
  8. Big Dog RJ

    More changes over the last year and retired

    Nice one JZ, that Pass Labs amp will do mighty fine! The CJ Prem350 was their best SS design ever made. Sadly no more, and as you pointed out, parts for these designs are no longer available. I had the Prem350A driving Apogee Diva's at one time, that was quite a while back. A few years ago, I...
  9. Big Dog RJ

    More changes over the last year and retired

    G'day JZ, from down unda. Beautiful set-up! The CLS caught my eye, love those stats, gorgeous. The last ones I had were the CLSIIZ's driven by VTL Ref350 monoblocks, with the CJ Art preamp. It was a fine combination. Many others came and went, and now nearly 25yrs later, I have the CLX Art's...
  10. Big Dog RJ

    Jeff Rowland Model 2

    Just returned from the audition, it was really really tops! Yes, these are the newest ones, JR top of the line monoblocks. The design specs states that they mostly operate in Class A but is also capable of switching into Class AB when required. I presume that's to do with more power on demand or...
  11. Big Dog RJ

    Jeff Rowland Model 2

    Attn: BH Even though that chap didn't reply to your last message/ email, perhaps he now wants to keep that particular JR Amp afterall. Unless he gets his pricing right, most who sell at this level may just hold onto their gear. May be I'm wrong don't know. Anyway, just to mention an...
  12. Big Dog RJ

    Jeff Rowland Model 2

    Ah! Finally found the perfect power amp to drive ststs. This one can handle very difficult loads.....look out! Woofty woof'n, RJ
  13. Big Dog RJ

    Jeff Rowland Model 2

    Haaa! Funny that 😄 Yes, the Dartzeel pricing is over the top but that's the case with anything from the Swiss; Solution, CH Precision, Goldmun, even those new ribbons by Clarisys, damn expensive solely because it's backed by a Swiss parent company, even though made in Vietnam. I've had the...
  14. Big Dog RJ

    Jeff Rowland Model 2

    It's like that Dartzeel MK2 that I've had my eye on for a while. Then I brought home the Mk1 version and it handled the CLX's quite well. After about a year, the MK2 came to Aus, and that very same Mk1 was on sale at a special price. The distributors for Dartzeel in Aus called me straight away...
  15. Big Dog RJ

    Jeff Rowland Model 2

    G'day B-H, hope all is well at your end of the woods. Just wondering how did that JR amp go? Did you finally get it and now powering away...? Cheers, RJ
  16. Big Dog RJ

    Another panel aging question...

    Ah! Yes that's correct. In fact I should have known that since I did previously own both the CLSIIz's and SL3's. Must have slipped my mind since owning so many Maggie's and Quads after that. Fast fwd to nearly 20yrs after, and only in 2018 I ventured back towards ML stats. Thanks for the info &...
  17. Big Dog RJ

    Another panel aging question...

    Yes, dust can always be a major issue and whatever you try to do, it's always floating around. I guess this is the reason why Quad ESL's have dust covers followed by further adding a layer of fabric over those covers. Talk about dust covers! The only major downside to this concept is the lack of...
  18. Big Dog RJ

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    Just to quickly address the above two posts, as I don't want to derail this thread. After all, this is about Chris's new love and his enjoyment of the CLX's or at least I'm hoping he's going to enjoy them... Three Room issues: 1. Not wide enough, and not adequate space from front wall to...
  19. Big Dog RJ

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    The very last pair here (Aus Down unda) sold in Melbourne for 50grand! $AUD. That particular owner also had other top flight panel type speakers, such as Maggie 20.7's and Audio Analysis Omega's. Once he got the CLX's, he sold off the others straight away. Then, there's a good mate of mine who...
  20. Big Dog RJ

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    Hooray!!! Well done matey. Looks fab! Yeah, white looks quite exquisite, very unique. Plenty of space there, really good placement for CLX's, and these are large stats, they need room to breathe and be able to propel its sheer power. As I said before, these are high performance speakers, truly...
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