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  1. Cheers Spider, I'll try and make it to the next one.
  2. You wouldn't want to stray from the path of hifi sobriety, would you Ian ? ☺
  3. metlor


    The RME 2adi dac is pretty versatile. Single (L+R the same) or dual (separateL+Rsettings) 5 band parametric eq. 20 storable presets, bass treble eq, balance, loudness function etc. It does take a while to figure out the navigation, but the paper manual is useful. The mini Dsp offerings will do the eq work for you. They may, I expect have a more sophisticated eq. I imagine the final outcome could well be similar if you're patient and have good ears. But the mini Dsp will eliminate any guesswork. I don't think I'd look to owning both though. I've ownd an RME for about a year, and been very happy. I use the eq features. Running as a pre direct to a power amp I'm about-40 on the volume with current speakers. Picked up a second hand U mic last year but still haven't got round to trying it seriously. I'm still relying on my not so golden ears ! The optical out from a CCA running something like Qobuz is very good imo. really not far behind cd. I can't speak for the pre or the dac in the miniDsp, but if they're on a par with the RME, then the SHD certainly looks like great bit of kit.
  4. Looks like they're the star prize in a tombola.
  5. Mark Grant has options for his HDX1 interconnects upto 10m !! May be worth asking his opinion
  6. The rubber feet add about 15 mm to the legs. I have mine set either side of a shallow chimney, about 68 " between the closest corners. They're about 15" from the back wall, firing across the width of the room, I have even less choice of where I sit. They sound very good on the end of a lavardin is ref, they do a good job of disappearing for their size. I understand the proac have a great synergy with class a amps. The moonshine album (good album and new to me 👍) is very much in the mids, the proacs may well have it here, but as for sounding flat on the heco im not sure. I thought it quite a dry album, not particularly lush, she's a great voice, really close up sound, and I like those clean full textures of the guitars.
  7. Not sure if running the amp with no speakers is wise, even for a short time, unless you put a dummy load resistor on the terminals ?
  8. I think 105db speakers would be asking a lot from many amps. I've never had speakers above 94db and heard a bit of low level hum/noise here !.Tried a dc blocker, that didn't help. It's the late night, noodly music when I notice it most, oh not to get hung up on stuff. The sorbothane domes are inexpensive and can help with the mechanical side of vibrations. I don't expect el34 amps to be more prone to noise than other valve types. Maybe silent ss amps are easier to build ? What amps were popular with the klipsch systems of the past ?
  9. Hi MH, its a shame when what seems like a sure thing doesn't quite turn out so. I've a pair of these, just plonked down on the rubber feet, close to the wall also. No real issues. I can't imagine your diy feet would be so different in size to upset things. I've never heard a pair of 1sc, but may well be they do have the edge in the mids? I can't fault the heco at any frequency, they go lower than most I've had and the tweeter is well integrated. What particular music makes you realise you're missing the proac ? As for dsp. I have an rme adi dac.and I do use its eq section to good effect with one of my amps. Perhaps someone local has one you could borrow to give an idea what eq could do ?
  10. Hi Robbie Check out the "Sjostrom DCT03" It's higher capacity than the one above.
  11. Glad you're back on track Robbie. These silly mistakes are easily made, but thankfully you've found a solution 👍
  12. I think the point is that the eminence driver is housed in a sealed part of the cabinet (from there firing into a horn) ?
  13. I think I happen to live fairly close, thats all, so not a problem to knock on his door and ask 👍
  14. I'll pop round and see him if you like, find out what's going on ?
  15. Spinach indeed, I've found grasping a front leg and the opposite top corner (whilst wearing a soft jumper !) the best method. Not risked carrying them upstairs yet though. Maybe some small castors are in order, I do tend to shift stuff round , too often.