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khapahk last won the day on January 7 2015

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    Consonance CD120L
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    ProAc Response D18
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  1. Fair comment, I don't use the mobile app and didn't realise the issue !
  2. Well spotted,, Bourney, that Personal Info field does come in handy !
  3. Eight Soundcare Superspikes in 2 packs of four spikes. These are the M8 fitting size. I bought them new them about 5 years; they were immediately fitted to my speakers (see ad for ProAc Studio 140) and haven't been moved until taken off a few days ago. In manufacturers packing complete with supplied spanner and set of unused self adhesive pads for the bases. Selling all together, I will not be splitting into 2 separate packs. Current retail price is £65.99 per pack of four, asking £60 for all eight incl RM Next Day delivery postage PS The packaging in the photo is labelled “M6 spikes”; I am actually using the packaging for the replacement spikes I have just purchased for my replacement speakers but the contents are definitely M8 fitting !
  4. fter ten years of pleasure from these speakers, I have decided to have a change and these must now go. I'm the second owner of these and they are about thirteen years old in total. As you can see from the photographs there is some sun fading to the left-hand speaker The right -hand speaker has a small dent (10mm)about three quarters of the way up it's left-hand side as you look at it and some minor damage to the top rear edge. They are in full working order and I am happy to demonstrate them. The Studio 140s are quite sensitive; I have been running them very successfully on 7 wpc 300b valve amplification and never found volume to be wanting. The following information is from the ProAc catalogue :- Dimensions Height on plinth with spiked feet 1040mm Depth 280mm Width 190mm Weight 20 kg each with spikes and plinths Tweeter ProAc 25mm coated silk dome with special coating and inner damping Bass Driver (Two) 165mm ProAc unit with coated cone, raised spider assembly for greater linearity and large shielded magnet assembly Grille Acoustically transparent crimplene Recommended Amplifiers 15-250 watts Frequency Response 25 Hz - 30 Khz Nominal impedance – 8 ohms Sensitivity Nominal Impedance 91db linear for 1watt at 1 metre 4 Ohms Whilst I have the original boxes (see photo below), this sale is very strictly collection only. Looking for £375.00 o.v.n.o.
  5. I'd agree with the advice about trying with your existing speakers first. I run a pair of ProAc Studio 140 Mk 1 floorstanders (rated at 90db sensitivity) with a 7 wpc Audion 300B power amp and don't even get halfway around the clock before it's too loud for me. No trace of any nasties in the sound even with full-on orchestral or metal. k
  6. Would I be right in assuming that this is "collection only" ? k
  7. Just wondering whereabouts in Bucks you are ? I'm just over the Beds border near Leighton Buzzard and have a Croft 25R/7 pre/power combination. Also. Deco Audio in Aylesbury stock Croft and Peter Empson there might be able to lend you something to trial ? He's a good guy to deal with. k
  8. Thanks, chaps. I've had a look at the HiFi Pig reviews and they have proved useful, as well as the comments in this thread. Decision time ! k
  9. I've been watching this thread with interest as I'd like to try some different speakers in my second system. The positive comments about the TDB-2 and TDB-6 speakers are floating my boat; does anyone have any experience with the TDB-4 speaker ? The driver configuration for the TDB-4 is a little out of the ordinary (and out of my experience !) and I was wondering how this sounds in relation to the more conventional TDB-6. The room in question is about 4m x 2.5m and the system is presently Gyrodek/AN Arm/Ortofon + Marantz CD6006 into Croft 25R pre/RIAA/7 power into Heco Celan 300 speakers. Music tastes are quite eclectic but mostly playing classical/jazz/prog. k
  10. khapahk

    Jazz on the BBC?

    There is some jazz on BBC Radio 3. "Jazz Record Requests" is what it is says it is on the tin. "J to Z" is magazine style of programme including interviews, some concert recordings and recent releases and tends to cover more contemporary jazz, and is hosted by jazz musicians and writers, i.e. people in the industry. Jazz Now usually concentrates on more lengthy concert performances from comtemporary performers. I wouldn't let the term "comtemporary" put you off - jazz is a broad church of course ! k