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  1. twoblacklines

    IPL S5TL

    So I got in touch with Ivan at IPL.. .the £305 speakers here, according to him are NOT IPL Transmission Lines at all. Dodged a bullet there. Question is..what are they?
  2. twoblacklines

    IPL S5TL

    It does look dodgy doesn't it? I mean maybe £800 is nothing for some people but when I shell out that kinda cash I expect the fit/finish to be better than my £200 AE's. Anyway I have been watching these they were £650 all month long, now 33 people watching, the seller has raised the price by £100 to £750...which, maybe it's just me but this puts me off the transaction too. There's also some £350 ones on Ebay currently but they don't even list a model number
  3. Last time I bought from Amazon Warehouse the speaker cables were frayed (Philips X2 headphones). Never again. Also these speakers are supposedly full of sibliance.
  4. twoblacklines

    IPL S5TL

    There's some of these on Ebay for £800 I am thinkin of pulling the trigger? Any thoughts on room size? My room is quite large but where I sit (infront of a window) there's no lots of room behind the speakers. Is this going to cause problems? I can't help but thin 10" bass drivers + a TL cabinet will slam hard!! Which is what I requre along with superb detail. All that puts me off is care has NOT been taken when building them; the tweeter overlaps the mid on one side. This will bug me... I like symmetry. The right one: Thoughts? I need to upgrade amp too I am running this little 25w Onkyo which has no bass control at all.
  5. I always thought cables were WOO WOO Yet this week I replaced some heavy duty cable with banana plugs which was so heavy duty that the weight of the cable would pull the plugs out of the back of the amplifier... with QED Classic. I bought the HD cable so my dog didnt chew through it...he never went near it anyway. As a result it's like the speakers have "come to life" so yes for me it has made a huge difference. Now using an Onkyo 50w amp as a stop-gap until I find an HK690 or HK990 and it sounds much better than the Yamaha A-S700 / Sony ES that I was using before which were both 85W+ models. So maybe cable not WOO WOO after all. Would I spend £5k or whatever on some Chords? Nope.
  6. They should sound good. Might need tweeter / crossover upgrade. I owned Studio 4 and they were very good. I preferred IMF's but IMF's are bulky and look cheap. I still own some of the budget RTL 2's with a Morel tweeter replacement (SEAS do a better and cheaper one now) my parents use them with a Denon system currently but they have their speakers behind them (don't ask, I tried) and barely use them.
  7. Euromills is £167M on Friday (interestingly it was this amount on Tuesday so though they make around £400m per draw the draw isn't rising hmmm how coincedental). £167M gets you a lot of hifi. What would I buy? Probably nothing. I imagine that my life would rather involve a lot of private air travel, supercar driving in exotic countries, sunbathing, alcohol, and a generally deviant lifestyle for quite some time 'till it got boring and then the rest of my life I would be frugal again trying not to draw attention to myself. I would never own a supercar in the UK even though I love them...because like Clarkson said back in the day this rings true even more so now with the Socialist attitude that people in this country have...when it comes to other peoples money not their own that is. Case in point Corbyn the Commie who owns a £3m mansion with private security yet wants the rich's assets forfeited and "given to the people"...MP's exempt of course.
  8. Philips X2 I even used mine as speakers for a few weeks, for Youtube videos. Just ran them off my headphone output on Sony ES amp very very loud with the bass EQ'd down/off. Never even skipped a beat and actually seem to sound better as headphones now. I thought about selling them as I don't really like headphones (no situational awareness with them on = paranoia) but they took such a beating I decided to keep them.
  9. Not really accurate. Even if it is (and it isn't) more efficient, you still don't own it. If a recession hits tomorrow and the bank reclaims it (which is what happens in recessions) you are car-less. If you get fired you have a months leeway then how do you pay the rest of the contract? The point is, like a mortgage, if you borrow money for something, you don't own it until the loan is paid off. On top of that you are borrowing based on it's new, unused value, 2 years later you still owe based on it's new, unused value, only it's 2 years old and used. I could buy an R8 V10+ based on my credit rating, but I don't because I understand basic economics, which has served me well through the last economic downfall and recessions. When my neighbour lost his job and lost his financed GOLF R which only a few months previous he was bragging about compared to my 10 year old a3, he was nowhere to be seen. Unless you own something outright you don't own it. And unless you make more than you borrow, it's a stupid idea. Situations like billionaires using a 2.5% mortgage for a property when they have money in a 3.5% SWR index tracker make financial sense. Buying a £50k car on finance that is worth £20k after two years DOES NOT.
  10. And yet you list lots of expensive kit in your wigwam info.
  11. I see it like - the real high end shit sounds awesome - the basic stuff sounds 8/10th as awesome as the real high end shit. - meanwhile you have what are basically scammers selling snakeoil like "buy this £2k powerlead" LOL So what's the point of buying 50k of shit when you can just buy £700 of shit and it sounds as good as you are going to get? Go to a hifi dealer and things sound awesome because the room is accoustically treated and everything is place properly, something you aren't going to get a home. Furthermore most rich men have wives and most men are "betas" ie they will do what their wives tell them because they are scared of being divorced...they are emotionally invested in their relationships...the wives DGAF about sound so the husbands are never going to appreciate proper sound because their wives won't let them and they have no backbone even though in 90% of situations the husbands are paying for everything. My parents are a good example. The speakers sit behind their ears and the right speaker is far closer to the centre than the left to make room for some stupid flower arrangement...guess who designed this room? - Or just spend 1k on headphones and a dac/amp and get the sound that a £50k system will get you. It tends to be as the poster 2 above me states; more about showing off what you have (ironically 99% of these people have it on credit ie a bank owns it not them LOL) than the actual sound.
  12. There's a dayton on ebay within budget but reviews suggest it has a high noise floor ie you hear static in the channels
  13. Hi After a cheap amp to use whilst I get my stuff repaired / serviced to reduce headaches. Ideally something small. Please be sure it actually works. I have bought amps twice from here and each time it either was faulty when it arrived or developed a fault quickly which suggests it was intermittently faulty. It needs RCA inputs and a pair of speaker outputs (bare wire ideally as I bought QED's with banana plugs on only one end for my Sony ES which needs servicing). I have looked at the usual places and the usual chinese stuff is all noisy etc. £50 budget. Thanks
  14. It doesn't go into protection mode. It doesn't even turn if you try to turn it on when unplugged.
  15. Yeah but I don't wanna spend £100 fixing an amp worth £150 either.