Loaner: Dragon Inspire IHA-1

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  1. Vansen

    Vansen Gear Master (retiring)

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    Up for tour this time around is the Dragon Inspire IHA-1 courtesy of @Elnrik.

    I am capping this at five people in the US. Preference will go to those that have a habit of posting impressions on loaner.

    Ship with signature required, insure to $900. Duration for loan is five days per person. Please post in this thread when you receive the item and when you send it off.

    1. @Hands
    2. @cskippy
    3. @gbeast
    4. @Vtory
    5. @AllanMarcus
    6. @captkirk
     
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  2. AllanMarcus

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    I'm very interested. I've been eyeing that amp.

    If possible, I would like to be at the end of the tour.

    Update. My Mainline will arrive next week. I have to get the top plate powder coated, but then a weekend or two and I should have it finished. If it all works out, I will be able to compare the Mainline to the Dragon.
     
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  3. Ray

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    Yep, I'm interested. GA
     
  5. Galm

    Galm Still looking for Little Red Riding Hood

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    I'm interested as well. OH
     
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  6. ButtUglyJeff

    ButtUglyJeff Stunningly beautiful IRL

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    I'm interested, but if a big boy wants in, bump me first.

    Rochester, NY

    edit - by "big boys" I mean people who own other "elite" (or elitish) tube amps. Like @captkirk and @Mystic who own ZDSs, or @Hands who has a Super 7, yada yada yada...
     
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  7. captkirk

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    I’d be glad give it a listen and a comparison to my ZDS, though I’d also defer to @Mystic ( I love his reviews) and @Ray (way more experience with a variety of gear).

    Bench me, unless you need me coach.

    Props to @Elnrik for the opportunity.
     
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  8. Hands

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    Well, I'm interested, but I might be too late if limited to 5. :)

    Worst case, I'm sure we'll eventually hold a larger CO meet, and I'll hear it there.
     
  9. E_Schaaf

    E_Schaaf MOT: Upscale Audio; recovering HFM addict

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    SoCal if still available please
     
  10. Galm

    Galm Still looking for Little Red Riding Hood

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    I'll defer my spot to you. Makes more sense for you to hear it.
     
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    Oh yes please if there is room!
     
  12. BillOhio

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    I'm not asking to be one of the Chosen Five but if it gets to LA/SoCal I'd enjoy the chance to hear it somewhere. Thanks to Elnrik for loaning this out, wherever it ends up.
     
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    Would definitely like to hear one of these if there is room for me!

    In Illinois
     
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    I’m just stoked that we’ll have 5 impression posts on this amp. Been seriously eyeing it for awhile
     
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    Status update: I was intending to finalize my tube rolling adventures with this amp, then get it ready for the loaner program. Then Lyr 3 happened.

    I'll be ready to ship this off in a few weeks, maybe less, which gives Big V plenty of time to pick the 5 reviewers.

    I will be including two sets of rectifiers and two or three sets of input tubes for people to roll. It depends on what safely fits in the box, and how much $ I want to risk loosing if a mishap occurs.

    Thanks all who have volunteered. I think this amp deserves a bit of attention as I think it is a pretty good value and sounds pretty good.

    Cya.
     
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    You are such a sweet fellow human to arrange such a generous loaner tour of your personal gear.
    remind me at our next over night yoga meet for you and @Hands to share a private suite in appreciation as our most generous Colorado pyrates.
    (Mods excluded.)
     
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    That is, uhh, very nice of you (?) to say.

    Thanks. I think. :p
     
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    I'd love to hear it also in So Cal.
     
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    Great list! I look forward to the impressions.
     
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