Best system you can get for a grand

Jezzer

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So, my new system:

Comprising of...

Rega Apollo

Densen Beat B100 mk IV (don't know the difference between mk's tbh)

Dynaudio Contour 1.1

(with Krystal Kables Sterling and Chord Odyssey wires)

is awesome.
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:^
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Well, I would say that wouldn't I? To justify my downgrade and my purchases. Giving myself a pat on the back, etc. Nope. That's not the case at all. My new system sounds simply fabulous. Only had all the bits together, as a system, for a day so no detailed review for now.

So this is a bit of a blog then.
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First impressions are of a very clean and detailed sound with great speed. It isn't clean and detailed in a clinical way - it has a sense of verve and liveliness which provides a very foot-tapping sound. Seems more natural than a similarly priced entry-level Naim system (such as the cd5i/nait5i/dyn combo I had for a few months).

More later... :green:

 

Jezzer

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Looks damn fine too.
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Plenty of WAF I'd say.

Black with red display and red LEDs.

It's the way forward.
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Well done fella:dude:

Glad that it's all worked out well in the end - sounds like you got yourself a bargain

 

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Nice one Jezzer, I hope you enjoy your new system,

Regards

PB

 

The Strat

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Jezzer - how long you keeping this set up?!

With apologies for tripple post - broadband line suddenly went weird!

 

Jezzer

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Thanks geezers. Very happy with my system. Didn't cost the earth andsounds fantastic.
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Strat, I'll be keeping this set up for a couple of years at least. Can't be arsed to swap any more. It's been a right polava. Floorstanding speakers for instance are a right pain to shift about - especially when they weigh as much as they do.

Wiggers, the Densen is a damn fine amp. Listened to a couple more cd's last night - EST - 'Strange Place for Snow' and Lambchop - 'Is A Woman'...

The system doesn't seem to miss very much. Captures the eerie effects in the Lambchop recording quite vividly and doesn't miss a 'beat'. Appropriate name for the amp because the amp is as fast as my blood pressure is high. Erm. Yes, as a whole, the system hasexcellent synergy. Deep bass is missing but what is there is more than sufficient to drive a track along. The double bass in the EST recording seems stronger than with some previous amps (is this a mild lifting of the mid bass - as the Dyn's and Densen are said to do this).

 

technobear

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Jezzer wrote:

The double bass in the EST recording seems stronger than with some previous amps (is this a mild lifting of the mid bass - as the Dyn's and Densen are said to do this).
<nerd mode on>

The Double Bass typically has a frequency range from 40 Hz to 200 Hz so is well within the compass of the 1.1s when room gain is taken into account.

<nerd mode off>

Glad you're happy with your kit. Now delete your subscription to this and all other hifi fora and avoid hifi magazines like the plague
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The Strat

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Jezzer wrote:

Strat, I'll be keeping this set up for a couple of years at least. Can't be arsed to swap any more. It's been a right polava. Floorstanding speakers for instance are a right pain to shift about - especially when they weigh as much as they do.
Yep - Mrs Strat has me committed to no more upgrades for a while yet!

 
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Nice system at a Very nice price Jezzer
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Let's see some photies, then.

 

Jezzer

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Thanks again chaps. I'm well-pleased with my purchase. Photos tofollow in due course. Mr Bear, considering their tiny tiny proportions, the 1.1's aren't bad in the bass dept' at all. Most impressed.

Solid, don't you have or aren't you getting a Densen amp?
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ErikFH

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Jezzer wrote:

Solid, don't you have or aren't you getting a Densen amp?
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Think he already hasn't one.
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AnotherScandinavion Connectionshows it should beheard and seen. Good workJezzer.
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Jezzer

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The Scandinavian's sure do make good hifi. Must be those long winter nights.

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