I wasn't disagreeing, just amplifying.
That CA-410 - was the first integrated amp I purchased back in the day. Learned about clipping (took out a tweeter in my JBL L40) and then moved up the chain to the CA-810 which I had for a number of years.A completely rebuilt CA-1010 with all of the good caps in it at that!
First generation EPI and Yamaha of that vintage is a "natural" pairing (pardon the in-joke). My first "good" stereo back as a university student was a CA-410 and M50s (actually not quite true - I had a CA-400 and Dynaco A-10s for a few weeks before they were stolen). I tried every speaker in the shop I could afford and the EPIs came out on top with the Yamaha. The 100s actually do real justice to the CA-1010 to my ears. The top end is really smooth and sweet (as one expects with those tweeters) and the bass is quite palpable. What I wasn't expecting was that the mid-range would be so nice as well. Female vocals come across very well indeed.
I never managed to get mine to clip, even playing the little M50s so loudly that they would walk across shelf they were on and I'd have to catch them before they jumped right off! The CA-810 is a really nice amp, pretty durned close to the 1010 and (to my ears) a fairly big step up from the 610. I guess there were other similar models in different markets, but we had the 410, 610, 810, 1010 and the 2010 as well, though I never actually saw one in a shop for sale. I wanted the 1010, but could afford the 410. Funny thing is that my 1010 was a rescue, found just before it was headed to the dump.That CA-410 - was the first integrated amp I purchased back in the day. Learned about clipping (took out a tweeter in my JBL L40) and then moved up the chain to the CA-810 which I had for a number of years.
They really are incredibly low distortion amplifiers.Had a CA-810 for a while. It was a sweet sounding amp. I just remember turning it up and thinking that it didn't sound loud. Until I walked out of the room and realized that it was pretty loud after all. Just clean and smooth.
well ya... But there is at least one EPI in the photos too. even on the test bench, there is an EPI M180 (Center Channel) in the mix with some AR-18s... ok I'm sorry they snuck in there.stacked advents!
To a degree you are correct. The downside of this arrangement is each speaker pair is sharing the same cabinet space. Since these designs are acoustically sealed, while they do work together to move air or double the sound presence, they are fighting each other to a small degree as they attempt to reproduce a given tone.ps one of the epi's that you posted appears to have 2 woofers and 2 tweeters, so is sort of "internally stacked", right?
When & where I came from (Baltimore), the canonical pairing was Yamaha and Polk Audio.