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dcha12
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$1k brand new is a good price. However, being realistic here, I find the Clear to be extremely amp-picky. Good synergy is required to get the most out of them.
Sep 2, 2019
Senpai-sama
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Can you speak a little about your experience with the Clears and an amp?
Sep 2, 2019
dcha12
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The Clear tends toward sounding a little lean, so on the wrong system it can sound downright cold. Recommendation is to pair with a source/amp that is a bit warm. Best pairing I've personally heard is with a Feliks Euforia, but that's an expensive amp out of reach of most. Budget option that works well is the Schiit Asgard 3.
Sep 2, 2019
Senpai-sama
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I am planning to pair mine with a THX 788 and a Liquid Platinum. If you know anything about these amps can you give your thoughts on these pairings?
Sep 2, 2019
dcha12
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*Note that this is just a matter of taste I personally wouldn't pair a Clear with either; THX 789, while a great neutral amp, isn't going to do the Clear any favors unless your source is something like a Metrum or Airist, and even then I think it's going to sound too dry and lean. I found the Clear downright boring out of the Liquid Platinum; the Liquid Platinum is too laid-back for the Clear and is too neutral to do it any favors (especially with stock tubes). I really think you'd be better off with the Asgard 3; it's cheap and works well. While I never heard ZDT Jr, extrapolation says that the pairing might be good. All this being said, see the beginning note. It's really a matter of taste and you might like the sound.
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Senpai-sama
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Thank you for your input !
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