MF 1000

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About MF 1000

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    Now That's What I Call Bass !
  • Birthday 19/02/1961

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  • Location
    Caego
  • Real Name
    Keith

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Rega Planar 2
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Rega & AT95
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Rega Fono
  • Digital Source 1
    Lector Digidrive
  • DAC
    Lector 2.24
  • Pre-Amp
    Type 26 Valve - SJS
  • Power Amp/s
    Km750, 845, MF A370,
  • My Speakers
    Custom built
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Lots of ‘sales/marketing’ phrases on the Titan website ....allegedly busbars introduce current reduction down their length ...but ‘single crystal copper’ wiring doesn’t ????
  2. Would of been a good review if they’d actually tested them with music !
  3. Volt do a version of the ATC soft dome ...but it’s around £450 a pop ! I’ve had success with a Scanspeak soft dome midrange unit in my CM 30 monitors and at £85 each makes them far more cost effective .... https://www.falconacoustics.co.uk/scanspeak-d7608-920010-midrange-discovery-range.html mind you the itch to try the Volts will never go away
  4. No reason why it shouldn’t work Simon
  5. I initially used v cheap xlr to rca leads off eBay 😀
  6. .....or maybe listen to a few and let your ears decide 😁😁😁
  7. Had some more time late this afternoon to tweak the dsp/eq settings even more ....and I soon hit a sweet spot 😁 The Red line is the new settings ....nice and flat 😁😁😁😁 the blue was yesterday’s setup and the green was the previous setup with the KEFs. Of course measurements aren’t everything ...lol so it was a quick listen to a couple of Yello tracks and Money Can’t Buy It by Annie Lennox .....a step change with the punchy bass lines equalled by detail & weight in the midrange. More listening to do now
  8. I’ve a pair of Behringer A500s that would give you 300 wpc for bass duties too
  9. The chain is source - preamp- dsp- amps- speakers I use pa amps for bass duties and more subtle amps for midrange etc ....but initially try it with those you can beg/steal/borrow etc
  10. I’ve had a foot in the latter two camps Andrew described for the past 4 years, encouraged by Serge amongst others no longer active on here. Converting std passive speakers to active is an easy route to start out your active journey on as I did but using a Behringer DCX unit as opposed to the mini DSP units Andrew uses. Andrew described this process really well and it’s nit dissimilar using Behringer kit apart from you can’t use the DIRAC Live system. Ived moved on to the full audio nervosa level of custom building my own bass and monitor speakers fed by multiple amps in a 5 way system .....would I go back to one amp and passive speakers - noooooooo. It would be interesting to see/hear how your klipsh build responded to a dsp setup....I’m sure you have a spare amp you could use etc .....and I’ve a Behringer DCX unit due back with me soon that you borrow to explore the active world.
  11. MF 1000

    Monitor Speaker Build

    Had time today after starting my report writing at 7am to connect up the laptop to the system and run some sweeps with REW. First issue I found was I have a problem with the amp that runs the Fostex Supertweeters.....I’d noticed the RHS one was hardly operational....now both have stopped 🙁 I adjusted the DCX settings to allow the Scansoeak units in the new monitors to go up to 20KHz and did an initial sweep. I’ve thought since having both monitors in situ that there was more space around instruments and a better front to back soundstage too. ......the initial sweep showed a far smoother midrange curve and then with some tweaking to the dsp settings I could extend the flat portion of the midrange and interestingly the Scanspeak units were giving me far more High end response. All good then ....and a tweak on the eq for the bass end - and increase of 5 dB aided the curve even more 😀 here is the before /after curve ....the before in this case (RED) being the KEF 104/2 speakers fir the mid bass/ midrange/HF and the purple the revised eq with the new monitors. Even though it’s my kit/build/ ideas etc it’s a huge leap forward imho. More to come I think as I refine things a bit more.
  12. Had time today after starting my report writing at 7am to connect up the laptop to the system and run some sweeps with REW. First issue I found was I have a problem with the amp that runs the Fostex Supertweeters.....I’d noticed the RHS one was hardly operational....now both have stopped 🙁 I adjusted the DCX settings to allow the Scansoeak units in the new monitors to go up to 20KHz and did an initial sweep. I’ve thought since having both monitors in situ that there was more space around instruments and a better front to back soundstage too. ......the initial sweep showed a far smoother midrange curve and then with some tweaking to the dsp settings I could extend the flat portion of the midrange and interestingly the Scanspeak units were giving my far more High end response. All good then ....and a tweak on the eq for the bass end - and increase of 5 dB aided the curve even more 😀 here is the before /after curve ....the before in this case (RED) being the KEF 104/2 speakers fir the mid bass/ midrange/HF and the purple the revised eq with the new monitors. Even though it’s my kit/build/ ideas etc it’s a huge leap forward imho. More to come I think as I refine things a bit more.
  13. My system is what you might describe as a “fully active” setup ....no full range plate amps built in to speakers but individual amps selected to perform at their best with each set of drivers
  14. Let us know how they work ...and what have you gone for ? Also bear in mind with the two similar valves per channel by using two different brands it appears you can get the best characteristics out of both etc
  15. They weren’t matched pairs and as you’ve read trying different combinations till you get what’s best fir your setup is the key.