Audire Parlando

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  1. Jeff M

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    I just got/bought an Audire Parlando, but have to wait til it gets here :tears:. I never had any Audire gear and it is fairly limited on what I could find about the Parlando. I will be driving ESL's. Any AK'ers familiar with this massive class A?
     

     

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  2. FootFungus

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    So you are the one who grabbed it :) Let us know your impressions when you get it. May your amp have safe travels.
     
  3. a.wayne

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    Audire is good stuff i rate Julius (designer) very highly much better than Bryston of said vintage to give you an idea ...


    Where did you find the Parlando ....?
     
  4. Bostown

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    Yes, but you already know that I'm the caretaker of the Parlando's fraternal Twin the Audire Otez, as well as a few other units from Audire.

    I'm looking forward to some pics of your Parlando once it arrives and gets set up in your system.
     
  5. Bostown

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    Jeff M,
    what ever happened with the Parlando?
     
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    I was waiting for the delivery pic,s also, would have gone well with the morning
    coffee.
     

     

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  7. Jeff M

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    Sorry for not posting pics, but I will take some. Arrived extremely well packed and in pristine shape! I spent a few days with it and love everything about it. At 1st, I thought it sounded good, but just okay. After about an hour of warming up, it really came to life! It sounds similar to a tube amp, but with authority in spades. I thought the CJ 2500A was good, but this is way ahead IMHO. Not terribly hot either. I had Monarchy monos before and they got hotter. This Parlando runs about 115-120 degrees at the heatsinks.
     
  8. Bostown

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    Looks like we might have re-schedule the viewing until Dessert time tonight if we're lucky ... for making us wait Jeff, we need lots of pics please and a few Nudies under the hood too.
     
  9. crispycircuit

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    Glad it arrived safe. I've had terrible trouble with shipping. UPS is the worst....
     
  10. Bostown

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    Anticipation continues to build...

    in other words

    :worthless:
     
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  12. guiller

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    Beautiful amp!
     
  13. noobydoo

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    Hi. I know your post is a little older. I'm wondering if you know where I might find a schematic for an Audire model 2. THx
     
  14. Ds2000

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    Wow, tidy inside.
     
  15. Bostown

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    Same as the Otez internally. I have pics floating around here somewhere on AK of one sitting next to a McIntosh MC500.

    Sadly the only person with any Schematics is Julius Siksnius. Someone is supposed to be working on an Audire resource website but I haven't heard or seen any progress on that.
     
  16. Xaudiojunkie

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    I am in the market for an Audire Parlando. LMK if you have one for sale?
    Thanks,
     

     

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  17. Bostown

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    I was after one for a bit but opted to pass on last few I've come across. I think the OTEZ and Aragon Palladium Mono amps will suffice for me. The Otez as Julius Siksnius explained in some old literature I came across before someone starting blocking the Audire archives is the "best of both worlds". It's class A all the way up to the output so you're getting the sonic character of Class A with power output and heat dissipation of A/B .
     
  18. Xaudiojunkie

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    I want a Parlando largely because I have a friend who Julius made a version using ring-emitter transistors. I specifically want that version. Who knows it may be just good enough as a stock Parlando. My friends amp is quite nice though.
     
  19. a.wayne

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    The Otez is A/AB so class -a for the first few watts , i have to measure the quiescent draw to see how much , BTW, the Parlando is the one biased to class-A to full output at 8 ohm only, this is only possible at 8 ohm , in 4 ohm it's half ...


    regards .
     
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    Thanks for the info , did this one have a soft start ....?
     

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