Epiphany Acoustics Evolution Audio  Audio Emotion 
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 41
  1. #21
    Super Wammer Bikerboy's Avatar
    Join Date
     Nov 2009
    Posts
     1,044
    Location
     Nottingham, , United
    Real Name
     Doug
    Turn Table
     Acoustic Sig Mk3
    T/Arm & Cart
     Morch DP6 VDHColobri
    SUT/Phono
     ANJ S6c
    Digital Source 1
     Naim CD2
    Digital Source 2
     Lumin A1
    Speakers
     Harbeth SHL5
    Pre Amp
     EAR 912
    Power Amp
     EAR 890
    Headphones
     AKG K702
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No
    Paul, Once you have the something solid stands in place you will see just how good the Harbs are they just are just so right.

  2. #22
    Pac67
    Guest
    They're nearly there now Doug. You tryin' to say that my 6.95 plastic elevators are no good? Should have the something solid stands in a week or two I hope (the guy who makes them does them in batches I understand). I guess that this will clean up the already very impressive imaging, but can't see how it can improve the bass for example. As mentioned though, the bass is low enough and has enough impact for 99% of all my listening, and definitely no need for a sub.

  3. #23
    Super Wammer Bikerboy's Avatar
    Join Date
     Nov 2009
    Posts
     1,044
    Location
     Nottingham, , United
    Real Name
     Doug
    Turn Table
     Acoustic Sig Mk3
    T/Arm & Cart
     Morch DP6 VDHColobri
    SUT/Phono
     ANJ S6c
    Digital Source 1
     Naim CD2
    Digital Source 2
     Lumin A1
    Speakers
     Harbeth SHL5
    Pre Amp
     EAR 912
    Power Amp
     EAR 890
    Headphones
     AKG K702
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No
    Paul,

    The wait will be worth it, it took 6 weeks for my stands to get here from the point of order, had my harbs proped up on books!!!!!! so I can't comment on you special GTI stands.

    All I can say with some degree of certainty you will be delighted with the stands they are very well made and yes you will find a massive improvement with the bass but also getting them to the right hight just brings everything into focus.

    What I have found is that I can throw a wide range of music at the Harbs and they never fail to impress, not with HiFi wiz bang but in musical expression they are outstanding.

    Ian from this parish has used croft with his Harbs and has been over here with his amps to try them out with my Harbs and has never failed to be impressed in they way in which they express an emotional content to the music that gets the hair standing up on your arms.

  4. #24
    Super Wammer
    Join Date
     Mar 2010
    Posts
     1,284
    Location
     Surrey
    Turn Table
     Slate Lenco GL75
    T/Arm & Cart
     SME 3012/DL103
    SUT/Phono
     T10/WAD Phono 2
    Digital Source 1
     Squeezebox Touch
    DAC
     Abrahamsen V6
    Speakers
     Harbeth M30.1 / K6
    Pre Amp
     Meridian 568
    Power Amp
     Meridian 556
    Headphones
     
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No
    Paul, that's a beautiful-looking system you have there, and I'm sure it sounds superb as well!

  5. #25
    Pac67
    Guest
    Many thanks Surayne. It doesn't sound too shabby at all! I've just been fortunate enough to buy a collection of 90 classical LPs from a guy for about 50, each one looks pristine, so I have some new music to run everything in with Finishing the Garrard plinth today so will post photos of that (don't get the tonearm until next week). The system's almost there now...

  6. #26
    Frugalphile Howlindawg's Avatar
    Join Date
     Mar 2009
    Posts
     3,441
    Location
     Leixlip, Ireland
    Real Name
     Martin
    Turn Table
     Technics SL1210 M5G
    T/Arm & Cart
     A.Note / BA Mantis
    Digital Source 1
     SB Touch
    Digital Source 2
     Meridian 507
    DAC
     dCS Purcell + Elgar
    Integrated Amp
     Devialet 200
    Speakers
     Usher Dancer Mini-2
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No
    Bloody hell, I go away for a week and everyone gets new kit while I'm gone!

    Congratulations Paul, that looks lovely.

    I've heard the Croft amps in my own system and was mightily impressed with them.
    They were a great match with the Veenas and I'd expect them to be just as excellent with the Harbeths.

    Have you tried the Croft phonostage vs the EAR?
    It really is very good with a decent SUT.
    The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.

  7. #27
    Pac67
    Guest
    Hi Martin

    no I haven't as yet as I like the EAR but may try an external SUT as I understand that the 834 SUT can be bettered for not a lot of cash. The croft phonostage on it's own is a hidden gem and by all accounts is quite a giant killer stage, which seems typical of Glen's designs. He doesn't skimp on component quality either. Neil may be popping round next week for a listen, so no doubt you'll get his feedback

  8. #28
    Frugalphile Howlindawg's Avatar
    Join Date
     Mar 2009
    Posts
     3,441
    Location
     Leixlip, Ireland
    Real Name
     Martin
    Turn Table
     Technics SL1210 M5G
    T/Arm & Cart
     A.Note / BA Mantis
    Digital Source 1
     SB Touch
    Digital Source 2
     Meridian 507
    DAC
     dCS Purcell + Elgar
    Integrated Amp
     Devialet 200
    Speakers
     Usher Dancer Mini-2
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No
    Quote Originally Posted by Pac67 View Post
    The croft phonostage on it's own is a hidden gem and by all accounts is quite a giant killer stage, which seems typical of Glen's designs.
    I'd have to agree.

    A while back I got to try three different valve pres in my system back to back.
    Croft 25, Audio Note M1 and my own Morgan Deva 500.
    As line stages both the Croft and Morgan showed the AN a clean pair of heals (usual disclaimers re: my system, my ears yadda yadda yadda). I marginally preferred the Morgan (possibly because I was more familiar with it) but when the phono stage was added into the equation the Croft suddenly stood head an shoulders above the competition.

    Beg, borrow or steal an SUT and I'd wager the EAR will be making an appearance in the classifieds some time soon.
    The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.

  9. #29
    Pac67
    Guest
    Don't have a phonostage built in to my Micro25 Martin otherwise I'd have had the EAR sold! May still be tempted to sell the ear and buy a stand alone Croft stage as it would enable a few pennies to be put aside for a good SUT. You're tempting me...

  10. #30
    Frugalphile Howlindawg's Avatar
    Join Date
     Mar 2009
    Posts
     3,441
    Location
     Leixlip, Ireland
    Real Name
     Martin
    Turn Table
     Technics SL1210 M5G
    T/Arm & Cart
     A.Note / BA Mantis
    Digital Source 1
     SB Touch
    Digital Source 2
     Meridian 507
    DAC
     dCS Purcell + Elgar
    Integrated Amp
     Devialet 200
    Speakers
     Usher Dancer Mini-2
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No
    Quote Originally Posted by Pac67 View Post
    Don't have a phonostage built in to my Micro25 Martin
    Ahh, I didn't realise they were available without the phono.
    Prehaps a retrofit would be possible?

    Apologies for the temptation, I'll now.
    The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.

  11. #31
    Super Wammer russ abbott - royds brother's Avatar
    Join Date
     Jan 2006
    Posts
     18,168
    Real Name
     stu
    Turn Table
     Garrard 301
    T/Arm & Cart
     Dv505 Koetsu
    SUT/Phono
     micromega
    Integrated Amp
     Puresound 2A3
    Speakers
     Coral 15/70 grf cabs
    Pre Amp
     Coral M100 Le cleach
    Power Amp
     Coral H104 Tweeter's
    Headphones
     
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No
    Your speaker stands scare me.
    Mince pies are not just for christmas - ​Peter kipling 1987

  12. #32
    Pac67
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by russ abbott - royds brother View Post
    Your speaker stands scare me.
    Not as much as they scare me Stu!

    Hopefully "proper" ones on the way soon...

  13. #33
    Super Wammer russ abbott - royds brother's Avatar
    Join Date
     Jan 2006
    Posts
     18,168
    Real Name
     stu
    Turn Table
     Garrard 301
    T/Arm & Cart
     Dv505 Koetsu
    SUT/Phono
     micromega
    Integrated Amp
     Puresound 2A3
    Speakers
     Coral 15/70 grf cabs
    Pre Amp
     Coral M100 Le cleach
    Power Amp
     Coral H104 Tweeter's
    Headphones
     
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No
    Mince pies are not just for christmas - ​Peter kipling 1987

  14. #34
    I'm not feeling up to par Barney's Avatar
    Join Date
     Oct 2009
    Posts
     11,992
    Location
     Cheshire
    Real Name
     Barry
    Turn Table
     Rega P3/24
    T/Arm & Cart
     AO RB301 - 2M Black
    SUT/Phono
     P10
    Digital Source 1
     CA 752
    Speakers
     AE 305
    Pre Amp
     NAD C370
    Power Amp
     NAD C270
    Headphones
     
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No
    Quote Originally Posted by Pac67 View Post
    The library pics were of the Tiger Ebony finish I think. I would have had that finish but Harbeth informed me that their current crop of Tiger Ebony veneer was much darker than the library photos so you couldn't really make out the grain. That would have been too dark for the room so I asked them if they could pick out a nicely grained section of Eucalyptus veneer and they obligingly did so. They look very striking in the flesh, particularly in sunlight. Harbeth's customer service is excellent.
    Colour and finish in anything is a personal thing, I saw Rocky's Eucalyptus HL5's at Scalford and thought they were the nicest speakers I have ever seen.

  15. #35
    Pac67
    Guest
    Photo of the almost finished Garrard plinth which I've made in oak to go with the equipment cabinet:

    Last edited by Pac67; 21-06-2012 at 10:06 PM.

  16. #36
    User211
    Guest
    Heard Paul's system yesterday souding very pleasant indeed. Radically different to my own, but nonethless very enjoyable.

  17. #37
    Pac67
    Guest
    Cheers Justin. I enjoyed the afternoon and am glad to learn that the panels made a positive contribution for your room . Hopefully they weren't too fly-splattered by the time they had an open top car ride back to your place!

  18. #38
    User211
    Guest
    They work pretty much exactly as you heard them with your originals in place. Thanks for having me round and thanks to Kirsty & Ben for putting up with me!

    The Harbeth's are very nicely made and I personally really like the Eucalyptus in the flesh.

    With your panels in place, it is now possible to crank the volume up without the sensation that the room is being overdriven - or indeed that the speakers are too big for the room. The overall presentation is considerably cleaner than before and I have to admit I should have ignored the Apogee manual as in my case this is definately preferable to no treatment. The EAR infront of the A21 is proving an almost chronically intense experience - overbearing is not the word, really. Extreme speed, massive dynamics & resolution - jaw dropping stuff - but you have to be in the mood to handle it. Otherwise, back to the 211s for an easier, more musical & relaxed experience.

  19. #39
    Wammer
    Join Date
     Sep 2005
    Posts
     6,111
    Location
     Essex and Wales, , U
    Real Name
     Griffo
    In the Hi-Fi industry?
     No
    Quote Originally Posted by Pac67 View Post
    Photo of the almost finished Garrard plinth which I've made in oak to go with the equipment cabinet:

    that looks very nice

  20. #40
    Pac67
    Guest
    Thanks Griffo...lots to do before finishing it though! Should be ready for final photos next week.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •