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1 minute ago, MartinC said:

Just about to test out my new toy on the left :).

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(Power Sound Audio S1510 on left next to BK Monolith on the right.)

That’s a massive bass driver compare to the BK

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A slight change of layout. 

Before:

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After: . New (to me) record storage unit curtesy of an FOC donation from wizmaz, and rack changed from a Target to an Alphason. 

(989s are currently away with OTA, but will be returned to their location after keggy)

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Have also treated Bridget to a new diamond.

A Transfiguration Axia S, bought from myrman with only 150hrs on it. Easiest cart I've ever installed and damn!! it sounds gorgeous even through the Q Acoustics 3020s, can't wait to hear it through the 989s, and I thought my Sumiko Pearwood Celebration2 was good but for me this beats it hands down. 

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44 minutes ago, Lurch said:

A slight change of layout. 

Before:

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After: . New (to me) record storage unit curtesy of an FOC donation from wizmaz, and rack changed from a Target to an Alphason. 

(989s are currently away with OTA, but will be returned to their location after keggy)

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Would be grateful if you could give your thoughts on the performance after refurbishment of your 989’s.

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21 hours ago, Kawasaki kr1s said:

Would be grateful if you could give your thoughts on the performance after refurbishment of your 989’s.

Had all the bass panels replaced on both speakers Oct/Nov last year due to panel breakdown. The difference with the new panels (once they had about 40 hrs on them) was simply stunning, bass was deeper, tighter with more texture. Wizmax whom I got the 989s from and who had owned them for several years so knew them well, whilst shocked at how my system originally drove them commented on their improvement after the refurb in November, and subsequently in January after the new panels had bedded in he also said they sounded better than they ever had done. 

As for their current trip to OTA, this is to rectify an intermittent cutting out once the volume goes above 9 O'Clock. Something that hadn't occurred before and is possibly a problem with the spark arrestor, and as I hadn't asked for a full service (just repair) on their 1st visit to OTA, I'm happy to get resolved now. 

If your thinking of sending them to OTA I would say its well worth it as following a bedding in period they will sound box fresh. 

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2 hours ago, Iceman 16 said:

That’s a massive bass driver compare to the BK

It does look it :).

The Monolith has a 12" driver vs 15.5" for the PSA, although importantly the Monolith has the port to contribute as well whereas the PSA is sealed. The PSA has about three times the amplifier power as well though: 960 W RMS vs 300 W.

So far I've just configured and tested the PSA for movies but here it's the significant upgrade I expected :cool:. I'm watching Pacific Rim at the moment.

(For music the extra power and low frequency extension likely won't be useful but I'm hoping being sealed vs ported will be but I'll see...)

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15 hours ago, Lurch said:

Have also treated Bridget to a new diamond.

A Transfiguration Axia S, bought from myrman with only 150hrs on it. Easiest cart I've ever installed and damn!! it sounds gorgeous even through the Q Acoustics 3020s, can't wait to hear it through the 989s, and I thought my Sumiko Pearwood Celebration2 was good but for me this beats it hands down. 

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John, That Transfiguration Axia S  must be something special I thought that the Sumiko Pear wood was excellent, and as for the 989's I would love to listen to those at your next bakeoff.

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4 minutes ago, p147 said:

John, That Transfiguration Axia S  must be something special I thought that the Sumiko Pear wood was excellent, and as for the 989's I would love to listen to those at your next bakeoff.

Next BO will be in May and will stick a date up after Keggy so keep your eyes peeled for it. And yes, I think the Axia is something special. It seems to dredge up so much more from the groove giving me greater insight on stuff I know well and that's on the 3020s god only knows how good it will sound once I get the Quads back from OTA. 

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16 hours ago, Lurch said:

A slight change of layout. 

Before:

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After: . New (to me) record storage unit curtesy of an FOC donation from wizmaz, and rack changed from a Target to an Alphason. 

(989s are currently away with OTA, but will be returned to their location after keggy)

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You could have included a close up of your new amps John. ;-)

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Not new but thanks to you and the time you spent with a cloth & polish Brook, I'm currently seeing them in all, their glory. 

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I am only teasing you John, the whole room looks much better & when you add the 989's it will be better again. Your Transfiguration is drop dead gorgeous by the way, really looks the part on Bridget, & from what I briefly heard into your 3020's will sound amazing too; win win really, as the Pearwood, which I am really pleased to welcome home, has made a big improvement to my system too, & the Zyx is no slouch either.

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By the way, the US Army embroidery was stitched in the trenches by a soldier to his loved ones, reminding me of the folly of war.

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11 minutes ago, oldius said:

By the way, the US Army embroidery was stitched in the trenches by a soldier to his loved ones, reminding me of the folly of war.

My father embroidered on long sea journeys (as did other Royal Marines) especially on the way to and from Korea in the early 1950s. I don’t think anyone ever questioned this ‘feminine’ hobby. If they did, it could all be sorted out in the boxing ring on board! My father-in-law was also a Commando serving in Korea and he did little pastels and watercolours of far-eastern scenes.

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