(22-Dec-2016, 03:59)Axel Wrote:It's not a downgrade, it just a different amp. When I went for the Pro I thought I was getting a more refined D250, instead it was a completely different direction they took, a completely different amp. To my ears there is nothing similar. It's still a fine amp, it just not what I was hoping for.(21-Dec-2016, 07:09)woodstock Wrote: You know that feeling you get when you are descending on a jet and you get that pressure build up in your ears? That's the sensation I get when I listen to the Pro. I have had a few friends come over and they all exspressed that the D250 had the magic at lest through the Gallos. It was holographic in the way the musicians could be in the room but through the Pro it's just ho hum recorded sound. For some it might sound good but not to me.
I know exactly what you mean. Almost as if your eardrums are being sucked towards the edges of the expanded soundstage. The last time I experienced this was when I first plugged in my long gone AE1 Mk3 SE, which I regret selling. One of the big-wigs from Spectral Audio in the USA bought them and told me that they were the best speakers he's ever heard. I kid you not.
Hope you manage to get your "downgrade"!
Gallo Ref. 3.1 with 15 ohm 5 watt resistors across the sub in terminals. / Devialet 250 Pro / Marantz SA11 s2 / Nordost Red Dawn loudspeaker cable / Nordost Blue Heaven USB 2 data cable / Harmonic Tech Digital cable (Cyber link Silver) / And Jrivers for media streaming / Dell 8900 special edition with 250GB SSD, 2TB hard drive with 24GB memory.
Less is more
Less is more