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  1. Hi Fanks https://www.thehifishow.com read it all Allen
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  2. I understand that a sub can bring more to the party that "just" bass, but for my setup (exakt 'doriks) I can't imagine wanting more bass. With the volume up at about 60-65, you can feel the bass in your chest and they sound stunning. Next step for me is Katalyst - unfortunatly, still in financial recovery mode after Christmas - lol
    3 points
  3. If you've had to make do with the crappy Clocktower version as I have then Only Roots Records have done us a favour and released a good quality, fully licensed repress of the greatest dub LP of all time.
    3 points
  4. Doesn't convince me with his words; "as long as possible", too open ended for my liking. Mac
    3 points
  5. Hi Guys, Happy to supply a second Velvet Vortex to support this charity record cleaning idea so perhaps more than one at a time can be cleaned. I'll supply fluids for two or three velvet vortex if this goes ahead. This charity is close to our family. I can't stand and work the machines as I have a room to exhibit in but happy to supply a bath to facilitate extra cleaning opportunity. I'll do an hours shift if a group of people are helping as a team to clean records. Any other way I can support let me know
    3 points
  6. show site up: https://www.thehifishow.com/
    3 points
  7. In all fairness to LINN they cannot claim differences in performance when the electronics specification is the same. But for obvious reasons there are obvious improvements in sound quality down to casing and orientation design. In the Akurate the board is components up on the bottom of the case and the power supply is mounted on its side with minimal screening between the boards obviously to meet manufacturing costs within the hierarchy. In the Klimax case the board is mounted on the largest metal surface and casing to act much more as a stabilising environment for cooling etc b
    3 points
  8. Sleaford Station. A vast, major transport hub for such places as Skeg...Boston...er... Station bridge by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Station by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Nikon F3/AI-Nikkor 50-1.8/Tri-X
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  9. Thank you George for the note above on here and PFM.....they have been busy. I fully understand the need for information and everything will be ready on Saturday 1st Feb. The show was a sell out not long after last years event which was a huge success and we have plenty of time to make sure all rooms are allocated properly and the BIG Systems are given the correct space. It is and will remain the most unique event of its kind anywhere in the world, showcasing the best of hifi sound by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. It's trademark, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where friends get together
    3 points
  10. Just purchased this little fellow after deciding to streamline my system (clearaudio turntable, Primare r32 phono, Primare i32 amp, Bluesound node, kef r700, Rel S2 sub) now down to just the m10 and new kef r3’s and the Rel sub . As this is a reasonable new product I thought I’d start a owners thread for owners to share there thoughts and questions, along with your experience with Dirac Live and your room graphs. I've had mine a couple of days now and initial impression is that it’s warmer in sound than the Primare, just as detailed with better control over the bass, It’s more enter
    2 points
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  12. I got my copy from Juno.co.uk but they seem to have sold out. Pressure Sounds appears to have it in stock though https://www.pressure.co.uk/store/ORLP18/augustus-pablo-king-tubby-meet-the-rockers-uptown You might as well pick up "East of the River Nile" and "Earth Rightful Ruler" too while you're there.
    2 points
  13. Thanks for all the advice. I've ordered a pair of passive Akudoriks and anxiously await their arrival.
    2 points
  14. Quick update. The cap has stayed spot-free since I cleaned it, so for now I'm going to assume it's fine. I'll try to remember to have another look in a month or two. Thanks to @Alex 54 for persuading me just to clean it . This afternoon I've installed a replacement mid-bass driver and the speaker is now playing away and sounding good . (I'll let it run in for a week or so before measuring to double-check its performance or start introducing any EQ though.)
    2 points
  15. Phew. Sourced a replacement IcePower board, so amp #3 is back up and running. Tweeter en route from @cooky1257 (many thanks Frank!) so the drive unit should be singing again soon.
    2 points
  16. Total agree, I know the build quality is a different league but over the years I’ve had hi-fi components at all different price points including that of the M 33 and yes generally the build quality and feature list is better. However I found that at a certain price point say around the 2 grand mark you get a very capable Amp from there on you pay thousands for a very small improvements and sometimes not always for the best. If you’ve got the money and you like doing that that’s fine and I did that quite a few years until I realised I was spending a fortune chasing small improvement and not rea
    2 points
  17. This is the first day this week in which I have had an opportunity to do any kind of extended listening, and it has been hard to tear myself away from the system to write this post. But the rest of the story of my upgrade should be told. As I was listening this morning, I began to wonder (as I often do) what my father, who died the better part of forty years ago, would make of my system as it now is. In comparison to my current system, how would what we had then (Thorens TD134 > J.R. Sugden A21 > Studio 99 Saturns (KEF based floor standers, somewhat similar to the Concertos)) compar
    2 points
  18. This is going round in never-ending circles, because you don't know my room Ric. Here's a quick pic from the listening position. That's about 6 metres to the top of the vaulted ceiling and about 10 metres across the width of the short walls. Hopefully you can see why it might just not behave acoustically like a square room with a flat ceiling.
    2 points
  19. well its ben a week with the new Model 7, have played everything from Rock to Classical, this Amp doesn't miss a thing, its simply stunning, it picks up pieces in the music I haven't heard before, I would have bought it to the big Wam get together but am upto my eyeballs with a new job, in case you wondered I have no association with Simon at SJS apart from buying his beautiful gear, if you get a chance to heat this Pre go and listen-but be warned leave you wallet at home folks!, plenty of Gain to go with my Lindley Quad11s, at the moment listening to George Michaels listen without prejudice f
    2 points
  20. I'm happy to contribute some anti static sleeves to help this venture too.
    2 points
  21. haha.. for the price of the Nap 500 I would rather get a pair of ATC SCM 100A + ATC preamp and Benchmark dac.
    2 points
  22. I can really recommend L'Art du Son! Thomas OK has tested a few of them, maybe he can chip in with his recommended fluids, but if I remember it right, it takes a 3-stage cleaning to get the best results.
    2 points
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  24. Tasmin Archer - Great Expectations. CD
    2 points
  25. I had the Amazon HD free trial, which ended in December last year. Fortuitously, I started the Tidal HiFi "Four months for £1.99" offer last November! I have also tried Spotify Premium and Qobuz Studio. From my point of view, I thought Amazon HD had potential. The app interface was good IMHO, but the only way I could stream it from my iPad to the system, was via Apple Airplay, which limits the resolution to 16 bit, 44.1KHz, so I wasn't getting the benefit of the higher resolution recordings (of which there are many) on offer! Tidal HiFi, Quobuz and Spotify are all currently
    2 points
  26. Please put my name on the list, if there will be an additional person with me i will let you know - thanks.
    2 points
  27. Just Saw on the news..that sonos will keep their old speakers going for as long as possible? Thats kind of them! My record player and my CD player and my speakers dont need updates or have a app..so when i want to hear music in another part of the house? I shall lug them about in my wheelbarrow lol..
    2 points
  28. SOURCE COMPONENTS: NAD M10 Ipad pro 12.9 AMPLIFICATION: NAD M10 SPEAKERS: KEF R3 Rel s2 sub HEADPHONES: B & W PX CABLES: Speaker: Tellurium q black ll
    2 points
  29. Early last year my Klimax Radikal developed a fault and would not stabilise at 45 rpm. It locked on at 33 as you would expect. It went back to Linn for investigation via my dealer, who loaned me an Akurate Radikal in the interim. I heard a definite difference between the two Radikals. I had the A/Radikal for 2 weeks and it was a downgrade in the replay. Nothing else had changed within the system, only the Radikal. I remember thinking that it was as if the musicians had moved further away, as the music was just not as sweet, not as open, not as clear. However, had I not owned the K/Rad
    2 points
  30. You can be happy! When you hear no difference, you can save a lot of money.
    2 points
  31. Admittedly I only compared the two Radikals very briefly at my dealers in the shop rather than a dem room. My conclusion was that there was very little if anything between them. Now, I could go and do a proper dem and I might find an improvement over my Akurate Radikal but the extra cost is a bit rich to my mind. I know this goes against perceived wisdom here. I am sure my dealer thinks I must be deaf, he could be right! Anyway, I put the money towards a Kandid...
    2 points
  32. [1977] Electric Light Orchestra ‎– Out Of The Blue [24/192 flac]
    2 points
  33. [1975] Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac [flac]
    2 points
  34. Myself and Tim will also be supplying sleeves to sell to those who want them. Mine will be the basic spincare ones which are thickish & translucent, not the thin ones like the plastic bags on a roll for loose veg in Tescos.
    1 point
  35. Hmmm.... Prices aimed at people who think expensive = good I feel. If I ever spend £10k + on a hifi purchase it would be speakers. Spending £20k on a pre-amp seems particularly bonkers.
    1 point
  36. If Dire Straits opened your ears what were you listening to before?? (That's coming from a fan too!!) Truthfully, I wasn't really paying attention to much of anything, music wise. The real awakening was still Dire Straits, but the song was Sultans of Swing. I happened to be in a hi fi store in Wolverhampton and heard this song being played on an LP12 into Meridian M1 active speakers. I'd never heard anything like it. However, it's Romeo & Juliet that hit me in my heart. Neil M
    1 point
  37. Yes I did , I’ve had two pairs of LS50s over the last 6 years. In my experience you have to drive them harder/louder to appreciate them and to hear a significant difference in quality between them and the Concept 20s. Living in London with quite close neighbours etc it’s not that neighbourly to listen at those volume levels required. Given we are talking about £750 Kefs v £250 Concept 20s it was a £500 difference that I couldn’t hear which in the end bugged me hence I settled on the 20s. To me they are very balanced, image well and sound ‘right’ in my room. The sensitivity of LS50s is 85d
    1 point
  38. I hope you find something that helps, but I agree with Radioham's point about listening on speakers. The boosted right channel frequencies will be heard on the left - but for the net benefit you may think that's a price worth paying. Just want to pass on my sympathies to you. Last year I suffered 90% loss of hearing (ironically after a procedure intended to improve it). Lasted for weeks - had to take someone with me to hear what medics were saying - as for hi-fi - turn your balance fully left then remove L tweeter, no exaggeration, that's how it was for me - truly a miserable ex
    1 point
  39. Thanks. It doesn't look quite as blue in reality. It is actually a little more subtle - still stunning though. As is the sound.
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  41. the travelling wilburys - handle with care
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  42. A couple of things bought second hand and am enjoying:- Mission 770 original model, you will not get that quality sound for £130 new. Hafler DH 200 power amp, I wanted to try a mosfet and am very impressed for less than £1/ watt (£120). Both items were delivered for these prices. Also some Mission 737R for £60, I wanted these for the mid/bass drivers but they are also quite good especially for the money. There must be loads of really good used bargains out there it is really worth the effort looking. Great thread we may all learn from it.
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