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    Yesterday, 19:34
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    Maybe you need to update your technical knowledge. Some of the scientific research being done at the moment into how our brains work suggest there...
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    Yesterday, 19:21
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    And of course you are a top mastering engineer with vast digital audio knowledge?
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    Yesterday, 19:16
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    Interestingly Alex I have actually heard a digital system recently that sounds very close to mastertape. I used to listen to quite a lot of 24 track ...
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    Yesterday, 18:47
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    Hi Ken how are you? One Theory put forward by one of the worlds top mastering engineers was that analogue tape actually slows down the transient...
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    Yesterday, 08:19
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    So after 300 posts are you any the wiser Shaun?
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    24-09-2017, 11:31
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    I am certainly with you Marco regarding a systems ability to faithfully resolve a recording in a manner that is as realistic to the actual...
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    24-09-2017, 10:08
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    To put it simply one persons idea of what constitutes music or great sound will always be different to anothers!
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    24-09-2017, 09:22
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    I think you have almost nailed it there Neil. Both have their place it all depends on which one you prefer to listen too and which technology...
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    23-09-2017, 20:14
    I have the new *gold* Audioquest carbon fibre brush and have used their standard brush for years. I have not noticed any improvement in static...
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    23-09-2017, 19:57
    Jimbo replied to a thread Describe hi fi in Blank Canvas
    I think you can find a lot of your answers in the illusion of vinyl post.
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    23-09-2017, 17:01
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    Emotive is rather difficult to quantify and is only one part of a systems ability to convey a musical genre even if it is electronic. I have a friend...
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    23-09-2017, 13:21
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    So you don't want to make your system as realistic as possible? I thought this was the whole idea of an audiophile hifi set up, the goal being to...
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    22-09-2017, 08:38
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    Au contraire mon ami! I try to voice my system to play music as I would like to hear which is as close to a realistic representation as possible but...
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    22-09-2017, 08:05
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    Totally agree with your thoughts there Marco, spot on! I am like you definitely in the camp of trying to voice my system to sound as close to a...
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    22-09-2017, 05:50
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    I too have always valued transparency as a measure for evaluating equipment, indeed it was this aspect that first drew me towards Hifi, that see...
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    21-09-2017, 19:58
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    I agree, some folk just want a 'nice' sounding system however in terms of putting together a system that is accurate or plays a recording faithfully...
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    21-09-2017, 19:02
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    None of us has a system that sounds the same. We have all put together systems we feel sound good to us so that means none of them can be accurate...
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    18-09-2017, 15:30
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    I prefer electronic music through valves and indeed recently bought the Kraftwek 3D on vinyl and it sounds great through valves. Of course when they...
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    18-09-2017, 10:27
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    That's how it is and I don't think the two will ever sound the same. There is is still a cold disconnected feel to digital, it lacks soul and our...
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    18-09-2017, 08:42
    Jimbo replied to a thread The vinyl illusion ? in Analogue Art
    No point thinking how vinyl was in the past, it's now that matters. If the vinyl experience is not a good one then why stick with it? You have a good...
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    11-09-2017, 20:52
    Jimbo replied to a thread Digital vs. LP in Blank Canvas
    No, I will take a look.:cool:
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    11-09-2017, 20:41
    Jimbo replied to a thread Digital vs. LP in Blank Canvas
    Are you tempted by the new SP10R when it comes out. Some of the engineering and technology used for speed stability etc and isolation sounds very...
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    11-09-2017, 20:23
    Jimbo replied to a thread Old timer back in the groove in Welcome
    Hi Dave, looks like you have a nice system there with a few bits of kit I am fond of.:)
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    11-09-2017, 19:59
    Jimbo replied to a thread Digital vs. LP in Blank Canvas
    But has you CD not 'evolved' through various upgrades?:D
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    11-09-2017, 19:17
    Jimbo replied to a thread Digital vs. LP in Blank Canvas
    Yes using really good linear power supplies with DACs , servers etc can dramatically improve SQ. Noise is certainly a big issue with digital. I think...
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    11-09-2017, 18:14
    Jimbo replied to a thread Digital vs. LP in Blank Canvas
    I get the clean and clear sound of digital and it can sound full bloodied like vinyl but only with well mastered recordings. I think the clean sound...
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    09-09-2017, 13:54
    Jimbo replied to a thread Digital vs. LP in Blank Canvas
    Thanks for checking Neil.
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    09-09-2017, 12:15
    Jimbo replied to a thread Jico SAS discontinued in Analogue Art
    You are absolutely correct Rob. The Jico SAS is totally different form the standard elliptical stylus and as you say overhang, VTF and VTA all...
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    09-09-2017, 12:11
    Jimbo replied to a thread Digital vs. LP in Blank Canvas
    I will ask about the connection issue. He runs only balanced XLR with DAVE but will ask if your CDP can be hooked up to it. Of course if Steve...
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    09-09-2017, 11:26
    Jimbo replied to a thread Jico SAS discontinued in Analogue Art
    I find my eyesight not as good as it was and in that respect a dig system would be useful. As you say messing around with tiny stylus and cartridge...
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    hi james,
    just want to ask the condition of the amp as far as sound is concerned.
    any noise, hum or audible distortion?
    thanks,
    jorge
  2. Hi Julian,
    thanks for the advice, indeed I have been trying to find a Qad specialist to service my amp and was going to send it to Fidele audio but they seem to have stopped operating as a business.

    With regards to th mains block I am quite sceptical at the possibilities of any sound improvement, however i think i could do with one without switches and lights which I am sure add some intereference?

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    If it's coming from just one channel that to me would suggest it has nothing to do with the mains but is an issue with one of your components. If you don't have any valve gear your Quad 606 will be the most likely culprit IMO - have you had it serviced recently? If you haven't you might be surprised how much you can improve its sound quality by getting it serviced at a Quad specialist. If you haven't done it already, you can quickly rule out the speakers just by swapping them over and see if the buzz is still in the same channel.

    If you do buy a mains block, make sure you buy from somewhere that will do returns if you're not happy with it - very possible that you'll end up with a beautifully made mains block that looks the business, but does bollock all for the sound!

    Good luck.
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