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    Can anyone else remember a thread where someone had fitted a turquoise led to this CD player ? I cant find it anywhere ..... i think it was on here

    IIRC he also did some mods to the circuits ?

    If you know where that thread / post is can give give me a link please ?

    Thank you kindly

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    have you got one James?

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    Bourney wrote:
    have you got one James?
    I'll have one on its way in a couple of weeks yes

    Trying to find a happy medium between sound quality & component size, the 3000 series seems to fit the bill while looking rather swish at the same time.

    Not sure if my speakers are up to the job but that's part of the fun isn't it ? I quite fancy those Vienna Haydn's actually....

    Oh dear ! I'm guessing 09 is going to be filled with much more new kit to try

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    which Haydns?????? i have owned some..v nice.

    I have a 3000ES at the mo, Gromit comes to collect it this weekend. i thought about teh whole tweakery thing but i arent sure if it would actually change the balance to one more like my prference of warm and slightly soft. i thought i wanted more zip which the Sony definitely gives..then i slipped my Cuddly Sugden back on and realised that was mor eto my taste, shame asthe Sonylooks soooooo cool!!

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    I think a couple of folks on PFM fitted Fleas to theirs, I suspect any other mods are purely cosmetic.
    Let me get this straight. You take a perfectly good CD and put it in a DVD player??!!

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    Bourney wrote:
    which Haydns?????? i have owned some..v nice.

    I have a 3000ES at the mo, Gromit comes to collect it this weekend. i thought about the whole tweakery thing but i aren't sure if it would actually change the balance to one more like my preference of warm and slightly soft. i thought i wanted more zip which the Sony definitely gives..then i slipped my Cuddly Sugden back on and realised that was more to my taste, shame asthe Sonylooks soooooo cool!!
    Haydn Grand : http://www.viennaacoustics.at/products/haydn/haydn.php

    Heard some at the dealers last week & they are magical


    I'm also deciding between the Sony TA-F3000ES amp & Prima Luna P2

    I'm sure the P2 is better but how much better ? I dunno, gonna have to do some listening methinks

    PS. have you tried different dac's ? there must be some warm n' soft ones about



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    Cable Monkey wrote:
    I think a couple of folks on PFM fitted Fleas to theirs, I suspect any other mods are purely cosmetic.
    Yeah im not too keen on ruining the designers circuits for the sake of a possible improvement that i might not even like !

    I want to know more about the led mod purely because it looked so cool - nothing to do with sonics

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    sounds like you shoudl move nearer to me James! haydns, PL2 and x3000ES.. there shoud be more sharing of kit on here i say, it would save me a fortune!!

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    There's a TA-F3000ES on the bay at the moment isn't there....

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    Bourney wrote:
    sounds like you shoudl move nearer to me James! haydns, PL2 and x3000ES.. there shoud be more sharing of kit on here i say, it would save me a fortune!!
    Hehe i know its uncanny.....of all the kit in the world !



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    Think you'll find the link for the purple jobbie on here somewhere

    http://www.maxpower.co.uk/



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    James Evans wrote:
    There's a TA-F3000ES on the bay at the moment isn't there....
    Im bidding on it

    But unless by some miracle its slipped under the entire planets radar i wont win it as i haven't really got the cash to to pay what its worth.....

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    James

    I've also owned the 3000 CD, and the matching amp

    I liekd the CD player, and could live with just for its looks alone

    The amp, however, I was not so impressed with: I thought it was a bit puny, though it was maybe that my speakers were a bugger to drive (Dynaudio's and Proacs during the amps time chez moi)

    Whilst a nice visual match, I think you coudl better with someting else

    I've also had those Haydn speakers and I thought they were really rather good, esp for the price that I (and IIRC a certain box swapper from the W Mids) bought them for.

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    Craig wrote:
    Think you'll find the link on here somewhere

    http://www.maxpower.co.uk/

    Maybe i could add a whale tail & a roof scoop too

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    Craig wrote:
    James

    I've also owned the 3000 CD, and the matching amp

    I liekd the CD player, and could live with just for its looks alone

    The amp, however, I was not so impressed with: I thought it was a bit puny, though it was maybe that my speakers were a bugger to drive (Dynaudio's and Proacs during the amps time chez moi)

    Whilst a nice visual match, I think you coudl better with someting else

    I've also had those Haydn speakers and I thought they were really rather good, esp for the price that I (and IIRC a certain box swapper from the W Mids) bought them for.
    Thanks for the info

    The 3000 stuff seems to hold its value so i could always try one & move it on without a loss if its unsuitable.

    How much do the Haydn's go for on the s/h market ? IIRC they are £1000 new (give or take £100)

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    lets just say the mk1 haydns go for less than a quarter of that retail you mention...and sometimes less!!

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    Well, in the grand scheme of things we can all come together and offer some objective views occasionally. I made the decision to keep the TA-F3000 amp (I bought Craigs and then sourced a cosmetically perfect one when I decided to stick with it). I also owned the original Haydn's after Bourney (rear ported) and did put the 2 together. The amp simply couldn't drive them, it sounded very restrained and obviously struggles with relatively insensitive speakers. My first one went to Mattg who owned the Sony speakers the 3000 series was marketed with and reported a great synergy. I myself got Minstrels to work well with this amp, and more recently Rega R1's.
    Let me get this straight. You take a perfectly good CD and put it in a DVD player??!!

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    Bourney wrote:
    lets just say the mk1 haydns go for less than a quarter of that retail you mention...and sometimes less!!
    Blimey

    I wonder if they sound very different.....i'll have a read & see if it was just a facelift or an overhaul....

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    or the mozarts for not much more...much better speakers.

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    Cable Monkey wrote:
    Well, in the grand scheme of things we can all come together and offer some objective views occasionally. I made the decision to keep the TA-F3000 amp (I bought Craigs and then sourced a cosmetically perfect one when I decided to stick with it). I also owned the original Haydn's after Bourney (rear ported) and did put the 2 together. The amp simply couldn't drive them, it sounded very restrained and obviously struggles with relatively insensitive speakers. My first one went to Mattg who owned the Sony speakers the 3000 series was marketed with and reported a great synergy. I myself got Minstrels to work well with this amp, and more recently Rega R1's.
    Thats very valuable, thank you.

    May i ask what size your room is & how loud you listen on average ? Just my room is only 10x8 so most systems reach their peak volume rather quickly - Most of my listening is lowish level anyway....

    If the 3000 is quite simply gutless im either looking at the P2 & Haydn's or the 3000 & some high(er) efficiency speakers.



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