Bodgit

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About Bodgit

  • Rank
    Experienced Wammer
  • Birthday June 25

Personal Info

  • Location
    Woking
  • Real Name
    David

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    AR EB101
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Roksan Corus Blue
  • Digital Source 1
    Wadia 861
  • Digital Source 2
    Squeezebox Touch
  • DAC
    Wadia 861
  • Integrated Amp
    MF X-P100/X-A200s
  • Pre-Amp
    Wadia 861
  • Power Amp/s
    Muse Model 300
  • My Speakers
    SCM40 MKI /EPOS ES14
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. A big consideration I believe, having spoken to John Sampson (JSAudio Repairs) is how much current you will be demanding from these amps. Class D amps certainly can give great bang for the buck, I've got my MUSE 300W mono blocks swapped out for a Lyngdorf Class D amp and its great. However John mentioned that Class D amps will suddenly run out of steam once you get past their current delivering capacity, which typically isn't that much. Might not be a problem, but if you have current hungry speakers and like to turn the wick up, you might be better off investing in amps that have a really decent/big power supply and smoothing caps. I was looking at the NORD amps myself but instead chose to have the MUSE amps upgraded by John. Most of the cost is going into bigger smoothing caps together with custom bigger toroidals, there's no short cut to big current delivery and head room.
  2. Thanks for posting, although what good it might do me is anyone's guess. I have a 15+ year old 861 basic with the I/O board added when I bought it in 2005 (I think). Its still a great sounding player and the I/O board has really come into its own. I hope it'll last for some years to come yet.
  3. They don't! Thinking back it was desoldering the cables from the old plugs that was most difficult. The new ones screwed on.
  4. Its not hard, although some types of cable can be tricky to fit into the plugs e.g. if its large diameter, or "flat" cable. See my thread below, I used the spade and camcon plugs to re-terminate my Isolda cables which are £££. You'll need a reasonably powerful soldering iron, 40W say, solder and flux and some tools to hold the cable help too.. As long as it standard cable going into plugs, there's not a lot that can go wrong.
  5. Am I missing something here, what about buying some banana plugs (or whatever your choice of connectors) and soldering them yourself?
  6. No idea, but it can't have made it any worse! My power supply was already pretty good i.e. no noise I could hear. Non-MK MCBs can't be fitted in an MK CU as it no longer complies with the Manufacturers certifications or some such.
  7. I've done the same a while back and with an MK CU too, downside is that MK are no longer making CUs so spares will become an issue. Have also put in a separate circuit for the hifi as part of the rewire - ring final using 4mm T&E and MK unswitched sockets.
  8. Oh I've got some decent speakers for the primary HiFi, not this cheap rubbish.
  9. How odd, so did I. They're going in my man cave as the 2nd system.
  10. Nice speakers...I had the ES30s for a while before I replaced them with the ATC SCM40s, and I also have the ES14s bought in 1990. Do let us know how you get on.
  11. I've got a device just like this on my PC - taking the optical out and converting to 3.5mm stereo audio as input to powered speakers. Works a treat, but can't say whether its "hifi" quality.
  12. ATC launches gorgeous, limited-edition SCM150ASLT active speaker system
  13. Fair enough. May be as my amps are pretty good (and being upgraded to compare allegedly with £10k+ amps) my passives sound better than others with mediocre amps. I've always though it would be interesting to compare my Mk I passives with Mk II passives vs 40A vs 50A - and see where the biggest jump in SQ is.
  14. Is the power supply included?
  15. My passive MK I 40s are great, one day I hope I can afford and be able to justify the jump to the 50 ASLTs. Don't see much point in going to active 40s or passive 50s.