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About EdwardLon

  • Rank
    New Wammer
  • Birthday January 5

Personal Info

  • Location
    West Sussex
  • Real Name

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Sony PS-6750
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Denon AU340, WD 3s
  • Digital Source 1
  • DAC
    Metrum HEX, Chevron
  • Integrated Amp
    Sugden IA4
  • Pre-Amp
    Phast, LDR
  • Power Amp/s
    686,Radford, Trilogy
  • My Speakers
    Tannoys, Kudos
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. @Arvydas Miledazis your Cheviot restoration looks wonderful. Did you do much to the crossovers and other than the extra bracing did you do much on the internals? For example the foam etc.
  2. I may have an Akai GX-620 for sale. It is in excellent working and cosmetic condition (except RH channel down about 3db relative to LH channel- likely a simple fix). Plays and records. But if you are only looking for a reel turner our budgets probably don't match. Send PM if interested.
  3. I run Berkeleys and Eatons (original 70s stock, not newer Tannoys). I find they are both excellent 'all rounders'. Mostly listen to classic and jazz these days but also 70/80s rock at times. For this thread I played some Yes and Genesis - nothing lacking. For me Tannoys give me that 'being there' feeling. I could go on about coherence, detail, soundstage, blah etc - you get the picture. Definitely want the drivers raised (or tilted) otherwise significant HF rolloff and also as mentioned source/amplification important.
  4. RCA or XLR? I have a boxed set of -10db XLRs.
  5. Depending on the context I often find the music takes on a richer texture, is more detailed, the background is blacker and the soundstage is wider/deeper. The context is often not music related. For example this happens when SWMBO goes out and the persistent background whining noise is fully attenuated.
  6. I have a NAD 412 you are welcome to have for £40 picked up (West Sussex) or arrange your own courier. Alternatively a friend has an unused boxed Revox H6 but that is slightly above your budget. Both excellent in terms of sound quality etc (based on reviews etc).
  7. As a stereo amp this unit gives a remarkable pure and full sound - no doubt due to the massive transformers and number of caps on board. I also have one (in black with remote) which use to drive Mission freedom speakers. Good luck with the sale.
  8. Try Paul Baldwin at reelaudio. He use to service/repair Revox r2r machines so may well have VU meters in stock.
  9. Thanks James Wow, I'm sure the Emotiva amps driving the bass panels directly will be pretty awesome. I'm confused on how you are running the tweeters and mid bass just with your KT88 monos. Are you going via the original Mag passive crossover for those drivers? Or are the KT88 monos able to be run as stereo pairs? Or something else? By the way Roon is fully able to do active crossovers (in addition to EQ etc) by simply adding inputs and outputs and mapping accordingly with appropriate PEQ on each channel. Anyway looking forward to reading about how everything works once you have dialled in settings.
  10. This sounds very interesting. Particularly the improved sound quality relative to the DBX unit. Up to now I've experimented with active crossovers using the DSP engine in Roon and was excited about the results. The Monacor unit seems to give more in terms of flexibility (analogue/digital inputs, PEQ on both inputs and outputs etc). May I ask what is downstream in your setup? Specifically what amps are you using to drive the relevant drivers? Are you running 3 sets of Melody Dark monos to drive your Mag 20.1?
  11. Many thanks. Yes I saw that and very tempting. But I'm hoping for a private sale rather than a dealer priced sale.
  12. Thanks Ian. Will certainly bear that in mind. Still looking for a DAC. Feel free to sell me yours.
  13. Thanks sgee Yes indeed I've seen good discounts being offered. Also I fully expect prices for present pipeline stock to further reduce once the MK 2 dac comes out.
  14. As per title looking for a PS Audio Direct Stream DAC. Ideally with the optional Bridge but not essential. Either black or silver fascia. Must be in good working order and ideally with original packaging. PM me with price etc. Happy to pick up (within reason). I'm in Sussex.
  15. The cable you linked to seems very cheap, especially for 50m. I see Kenable also have another external cable with gel filling. I've not used either but I imagine they will be just fine. You could also try Cable Monkey. It occurs to me that if you are only wanting to run one cable (from your router to your loft) then why bother with jacks and plates etc. Just go with an already terminated cable. Amazon seems to have plenty of pre terminated external 5e cable of different lengths. This assumes you will be able to route the cable plugs through whatever holes you create on both sides (where your router is and in your loft) If later you want to run more cabling then simply plug the existing cable (the external one from your router to your loft) into a switch box and run new cable from there.
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