The good thing in my case is that I am in Asia and there is a Line Magnetic dealer here in Hong Kong. The 508 is quite a beast in weight too. 85 pounds!I looked it up, overall seems like people love it.
Some had questions about serviceability.
Those of you that like to follow/keep up with Line Magnetic, there is an all new integrated amp that's been released. The 508ia. Runs 805 power...forums.stevehoffman.tv
As the title states, I'm considering moving from a XA30.5 power amp, using a Primaluna Dialogue Premium preamp (with 60's Mullards throughout) to an i...forum.audiogon.com
It is a handsome piece I'll say that much.
What speakers would it be driving?
I heard it at Goldprint Audio in Lexington, NC. It's a very beautiful sounding and overall very impressively built 48wpc SET Tube Integrated. It was paired with some Devore Orangutans speakers. After a painful hour of listening to a Rogue Integrated I asked/begged if it would be possible to hear the new 805 LM integrated. Everyone in the room knew immediately it was something else. If I didn't already pick up a pair of some used Allnic A6000 60wpc Quad Parallel 300bxls SET Monoblocks from Audiogon I would have purchased the unit myself right then and there. It was everything a SET amp should be. Organic, rich, holographic, beautiful palpable midrange, sparkly highs, and dynamic bass. It made the Rogue integrated sound like mud. For the price it simply can't be beat!Has anyone heard this amp or had any experience with it? There is one for sale in my local classifieds. I've heard good things about some of their other models but I don't recall reading anything about the 508IA. Thanks.
That sounds exactly like what I would love to have in my home set up. And if it could provide the same paired with some of my headphones using the speaker taps, I would be delighted.Organic, rich, holographic, beautiful palpable midrange, sparkly highs, and dynamic bass.