question for aragon 8008bb owners

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  1. Kevin T

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    does the 8008bb have two separate power cords? i figure it would since it is a dual mono configuration but haven't seen a back panel shot nor read anything about it. just wondering.

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  2. Kevin T

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    anybody??
     
  3. Dave N.

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    One cord. Exceptional amp. Have you seen the review in Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity?

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  4. John Kotches

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    The power input is split to the two transformers.

    That's the only common item (besides the chassis).

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  5. Kevin T

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    one more query:

    aragon 8008x3b: has balanced inputs? it's rather difficult getting answers re: aragon equipment but i've seen plenty of it on the used market at great prices. thanks for the input guys.

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  6. Dave N.

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    Hopefully John will chime in here. The Aragon has balanced inputs but I do not believe that they are "truly balanced".

    When I spoke to Aragon tech support prior to purchase I was told to use the RCA inputs for better sound unless I had an extremely long cable run.

    John,would you help us out here. Is the amp truly balanced and which inputs do you recommend for a 1 meter run?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  7. John Kotches

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    Dave,
    Yes, the 8008x3B has a balanced circuit topology, the 8008x3 did as well, it didn't have balanced inputs is all. The 8008B-ST does as well, but not dual mono construction.
    I use balanced whenever available, just for the potential of keeping noise down...
    On the Aragon 8008x3B I couldn't pick up a difference between single-ended and balanced, but sometimes it's nice to have that warm, fuzzy feeling [​IMG]
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  8. Dave N.

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    John,
    Warm,fuzzy feeling in the heart in HT always appears to be accompanied by a cold,empty feeling in the wallet[​IMG]. I'm afraid to even try balanced cables....
    Dave
     

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