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jayjay1
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Driving the ERR
10/01/13 at 18:49:57
 
As of today I'm a new member of the Decware site, and, I am very much interested in the ERR speaker.  Future purchase is being considered...but...before I take the plunge, I need your input on which integrated amp to use.

By the way, it has been nearly 33 years since I left the music scene.    Gave my son my entire system (Marantz Rec/Amp, Pioneer (R/R) Garrard TT, Bose Speakers) to use in college.

Now that I am retired...aah yes...I want to dust off the almost 500 LPs I still have in storage.  The only part of a new setup I have in hand (soon) is a pristine Thorens TD-126, Mk III, turntable with less than 100 hours of play.  

I have read endless pages of information on various tubal setups, and am now standing on the fence between 2A3 and EL34 powered amps.  A few facts first...my listening area is 18'x13.5'x8': my choice of music is Jazz, Classical, R&B, Soul, and Easy Listening.  

Therefore, given the ERR's efficiency, my room size, and the fact that I don't listen at very high volume levels, which of the two (2A3 or EL34) is the go-to match-up with the ERR?

Or, is there a better match I have not considered?

Thanks much!!!

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Re: Driving the ERR
Reply #1 - 10/01/13 at 21:02:36
 
WELCOME!

You know when I was first going to get into the best audio I could I was interested in 2A3 amps but never did get to audition one. Got to hear a Cary 300B integrated that was really awesome and then found out about Decware and took a leap on the 27th 2 watt amp that Steve built. Over time I fell in love with the Radial speaker line and needed more power and moved to Steve's EL34 amps, first monoblocks that Steve doesn't answer any longer, then the Integrated, then a Torii Mk II and then Torii Mk III.

I own both ERR speakers and HR-1 from Decware. I've never been happier than with these speakers and the Torii Mk III. They are made for each other. So I recommend EL34 and I recommend the Torii Mk IV (just released). Or a used Mk III, I'm sure there will be some.
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« Last Edit: 10/01/13 at 21:05:47 by Lon »  

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Reply #2 - 10/01/13 at 21:44:20
 
Lon, thanks much for your input.  What you recommend is pretty much the direction I am considering. I think the EL34 provides a wee bit more headroom that would come in handy if I chose to move into a larger listening room.  

I have also read, several times, your comments re the ERR and associated gear.  Very helpful, and enlightening.  Keep it coming...noobees like me need all the help we can get.

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Re: Driving the ERR
Reply #3 - 10/01/13 at 21:59:03
 
You're welcome. I hope you move forward with this plan. When you do you'll have lots of great listening ahead. . . and you're going to have to buy more lps!
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Re: Driving the ERR
Reply #4 - 10/02/13 at 01:09:24
 
At least you don't need a license to drive the ERR's.
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