APA 7.5 - What Next?

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APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby ACE_VENTURA » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:43 pm

I have for quite a few years enjoyed my APA 7.5 mono blocks. These are connected to a DAC XP Signature Pre Amp with PSXR. The PSX for me really does make a difference on the Pre but I digress.

It’s a nice system, I have been thinking perhaps I might consider upgrading my powers to the X200 or 300 series.

People of the world: has anybody gone this route what is your experience of such an upgrade?

I realise there are other options (BC) out there, especially in a different form factor, but for now It would have to be one of those upgrades that SWMBO might not obviously spot!

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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby callen24 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:59 pm

they have slots on the front,so they might be noticed

are you qs or black?
feel free to nip in and hear some x300, or even bring you monos for a comparison
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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby angelface » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:59 am

Hi Ace (one of the few members I have met in person; to buy a Cd8x IIRC)

I have a similar problem with my Mono X. The rest of my system should have better power amps but it still seems a big jump in price even to get to X300's.
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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby callen24 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:10 pm

Maybe you need cyrus to launch a d300 mono amp?
the monox is a good amp, prices held well till launch of x200/300,
i suspect the reason you don't see many x300 is that people are happy with them.
i went from 2 smartpower in mono, to mono x. i found the jump similar to going from 2 smarties to monox. But i wasn't unhappy with smart power, just mono x were better.
x300 have been seen under £1900 and x300 sig under £3k.
Obviously some have gone cheaper if the seller wanted a quick sale/ had got a bargain for a replacement.
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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby Joe » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:36 pm

The X300 Sig are worth the extra over the Mono X. Richer, more detailed sound with more bass. The Mono X were always a bit lean for my tastes.
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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby callen24 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:23 pm

Joe wrote:The X300 Sig are worth the extra over the Mono X. Richer, more detailed sound with more bass. The Mono X were always a bit lean for my tastes.

i totally agree they are worth the extra, i'm just saying that mono x are good for their price
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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby ACE_VENTURA » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:19 pm

angelface wrote:Hi Ace (one of the few members I have met in person; to buy a Cd8x IIRC)

I have a similar problem with my Mono X. The rest of my system should have better power amps but it still seems a big jump in price even to get to X300's.


Hi Angel, looks like you moved on my CD 8x. I wonder how many people have enjoyed that lovely spinner ?

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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby ACE_VENTURA » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:22 pm

callen24 wrote:are you qs or black?
feel free to nip in and hear some x300, or even bring you monos for a comparison


QS. Let’s not get into the discussion about which sounds better!
Thanks for tHe offer we shall see, I reckon you are about an hour away.
Have you considered applying for Cyrus dealership ? ;D

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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby ACE_VENTURA » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:28 pm

callen24 wrote:Maybe you need cyrus to launch a d300 mono amp?
x300 have been seen under £1900 and x300 sig under £3k.


I suspect signature series might be a stretch financially so probably an x200 or x300 pair is in budget.

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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby callen24 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:15 am

ACE_VENTURA wrote:
callen24 wrote:Maybe you need cyrus to launch a d300 mono amp?
x300 have been seen under £1900 and x300 sig under £3k.


I suspect signature series might be a stretch financially so probably an x200 or x300 pair is in budget.

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for some reason the PM ive sent, have remained in my inbox. Could you send me a PM?
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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby Joe » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:29 pm

callen24 wrote:for some reason the PM ive sent, have remained in my inbox. Could you send me a PM?

You mean your outbox? It stays there until the recipient next logs in.
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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby callen24 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:39 pm

Joe wrote:
callen24 wrote:for some reason the PM ive sent, have remained in my inbox. Could you send me a PM?

You mean your outbox? It stays there until the recipient next logs in.

thanks joe, i might be waiting some time then
i'm sure i had his moby number from when i bought some kefs off him, but i don't seem to have it now
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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby ACE_VENTURA » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:17 pm

callen24 wrote:
ACE_VENTURA wrote:
callen24 wrote:Maybe you need cyrus to launch a d300 mono amp?
x300 have been seen under £1900 and x300 sig under £3k.


I suspect signature series might be a stretch financially so probably an x200 or x300 pair is in budget.

hi,
for some reason the PM ive sent, have remained in my inbox. Could you send me a PM?


I have had PC issues, replying to PM shortly...

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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby ACE_VENTURA » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:10 am

I am going to listen to some x300s this morning. Looking forward to it.

Might be some APA 7.5s becoming available soon watch this space

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Re: APA 7.5 - What Next?

Postby ACE_VENTURA » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:01 pm

ACE_VENTURA wrote:I am going to listen to some x300s this morning. Looking forward to it.

Might be some APA 7.5s becoming available soon watch this space


I’ve gone for the X300s, which should bring an end to this thread.

I haven’t had them long, but the x300 has more detail and a more revealing sound. I’m a happy bunny.

Trying to decide if I should sell my 7.5s monos , or use them in a second system...