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  1. #2021
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    Quote Originally Posted by danilo View Post
    Yup v nice bucolic view there.
    You listen with drapes closed? or with all that glass bouncing/mixing the sounds everywhere?
    Or does it even matter
    Bouncy bouncy sound everywhere!

    - No, it doesn't really matter.
    I stopped obsessing about such audiophile-nervosa trivia years ago and just enjoy the music these days.

    ... here's an idea of part of the full view from the listening chair.
    Would you close the curtains?
    Well, maybe you would.
    I'm happy with them open.

    Last edited by jandl100; 09-05-2017 at 18:16.
    Jerry
    Main systems:
    Spotify Premium streaming, Wadia 151 PowerDAC, Speakers: MBL 116F. i/c & W&M 02BB spkr cables. ProJect and Audio Friendly power cables

    Resting: Pure Sound L10 pre, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC, Arkless buffer, Pass X150 power amp.

    Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, AKG 551, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1, B&O Form 2 & 2a and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E50 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Spotify Premium streaming / Pioneer DV-535, Audiolab MDAC, Black Cat power amp, Chario Syntar 100T speakers. Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    3rd system: Portable CD player, Kinter MA-180 T amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

    4th system: Spotify Premium streaming, Signstek Mini USB DAC, SMSL SD793ii DAC/headphone amp, Fostex T50RPiii headphones

  2. #2022
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    double post
    Last edited by jandl100; 09-05-2017 at 18:15.
    Jerry
    Main systems:
    Spotify Premium streaming, Wadia 151 PowerDAC, Speakers: MBL 116F. i/c & W&M 02BB spkr cables. ProJect and Audio Friendly power cables

    Resting: Pure Sound L10 pre, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC, Arkless buffer, Pass X150 power amp.

    Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, AKG 551, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1, B&O Form 2 & 2a and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E50 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Spotify Premium streaming / Pioneer DV-535, Audiolab MDAC, Black Cat power amp, Chario Syntar 100T speakers. Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    3rd system: Portable CD player, Kinter MA-180 T amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

    4th system: Spotify Premium streaming, Signstek Mini USB DAC, SMSL SD793ii DAC/headphone amp, Fostex T50RPiii headphones

  3. #2023
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Sounding very nice indeed!

    ... and some carpet loveliness especially for Marco.

    Ha - that's some quality carpetage... Almost makes me want to break out our fondue set and play some Boney M!

    Nice, cosy/homely (and no doubt satisfying space to chill out in), Jerry....

    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

  4. #2024
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    Back to the main system, aka the Big Rig.

    New widget ...





    An impedance buffer which provides the source component (a pre-amp currently) with a very easy load to drive.

    Interesting and positive HFW review of the beast ... https://issuu.com/gerry666/docs/hifiworld_june_2007/27 (You need to be able to expand the image to read it at all).

    Plugged in between pre & power amps and, hey presto, the next level up is achieved.
    It's simply that important bit more transparent and faster, more immediacy, more presence. A tauter and more vibrant bass end, as well.
    It's more like being in the presence of the musicians.
    It's a keeper.


    As for Lawrence001's report of only 2 out of 3 holes into the power plug being used (he purchased it on eBay before me and returned it) - well, I treat this with rather less suspicion and am tempted to just regard it as a typical small British audio company using a 3 hole rubber grommet for a 2 wire cable simply because that was what was available! It only has a 2 pin power input into the unit, after all.
    Jerry
    Main systems:
    Spotify Premium streaming, Wadia 151 PowerDAC, Speakers: MBL 116F. i/c & W&M 02BB spkr cables. ProJect and Audio Friendly power cables

    Resting: Pure Sound L10 pre, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC, Arkless buffer, Pass X150 power amp.

    Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, AKG 551, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1, B&O Form 2 & 2a and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E50 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Spotify Premium streaming / Pioneer DV-535, Audiolab MDAC, Black Cat power amp, Chario Syntar 100T speakers. Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    3rd system: Portable CD player, Kinter MA-180 T amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

    4th system: Spotify Premium streaming, Signstek Mini USB DAC, SMSL SD793ii DAC/headphone amp, Fostex T50RPiii headphones

  5. #2025
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    The bloody Arcaydis buffer thing has started making weird noises.
    A chugging sort of hiss and then a loud thump from the L channel.
    Damn!
    I've requested a return from the eBay seller.
    Hmm, I'll be on the lookout now for an impedance buffer that works properly!
    Jerry
    Main systems:
    Spotify Premium streaming, Wadia 151 PowerDAC, Speakers: MBL 116F. i/c & W&M 02BB spkr cables. ProJect and Audio Friendly power cables

    Resting: Pure Sound L10 pre, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC, Arkless buffer, Pass X150 power amp.

    Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, AKG 551, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1, B&O Form 2 & 2a and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E50 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Spotify Premium streaming / Pioneer DV-535, Audiolab MDAC, Black Cat power amp, Chario Syntar 100T speakers. Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    3rd system: Portable CD player, Kinter MA-180 T amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

    4th system: Spotify Premium streaming, Signstek Mini USB DAC, SMSL SD793ii DAC/headphone amp, Fostex T50RPiii headphones

  6. #2026
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    The bloody Arcaydis buffer thing has started making weird noises.
    A chugging sort of hiss and then a loud thump from the L channel.
    Damn!
    I've requested a return from the eBay seller.
    Hmm, I'll be on the lookout now for an impedance buffer that works properly!
    not so good Jerry. sounds fatal. yes a replacement or refund. Look for a mf x10v3 thats been modded
    Regards,
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    DENON DV2900 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP - AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER23, SPOTIFY PREMIUM - SMSL M6 MINIDAC - FULL RANGE TWIN TELEFUNKEN's - Q ACOUSTIC BT3 actives - CANTON SUB - MAINS REGENERATED AND FILTERED.

  7. #2027
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    Got one in my system if you fancy trying it. Was planning taking it out when the new Dac/pre comes anyway.
    Regards,
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    DENON DV2900 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP - AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER23, SPOTIFY PREMIUM - SMSL M6 MINIDAC - FULL RANGE TWIN TELEFUNKEN's - Q ACOUSTIC BT3 actives - CANTON SUB - MAINS REGENERATED AND FILTERED.

  8. #2028
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    Yes, please!

    I had a standard original MF X10D back when they first came out, and it was mildly 'orrible!
    You have a modded v3?
    Jerry
    Main systems:
    Spotify Premium streaming, Wadia 151 PowerDAC, Speakers: MBL 116F. i/c & W&M 02BB spkr cables. ProJect and Audio Friendly power cables

    Resting: Pure Sound L10 pre, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC, Arkless buffer, Pass X150 power amp.

    Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, AKG 551, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1, B&O Form 2 & 2a and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E50 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Spotify Premium streaming / Pioneer DV-535, Audiolab MDAC, Black Cat power amp, Chario Syntar 100T speakers. Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    3rd system: Portable CD player, Kinter MA-180 T amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

    4th system: Spotify Premium streaming, Signstek Mini USB DAC, SMSL SD793ii DAC/headphone amp, Fostex T50RPiii headphones

  9. #2029
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    yes, I bought the kit from the Rock Grotto guy up in the highlands. Fitted it myself. A load of caps and fast diodes. Did make a nice upgrade. I was using it between cd and amp but when the ne cad goes in I will bypass that and run digital from cd. Will see if I can get a box for it. If I can find a box big enough I could send your dac back with it maybe.
    I did have it up for sale a short while ago but was no interest oddly lol.

    will have a look tomorrow if fit enough.
    Regards,
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    DENON DV2900 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP - AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER23, SPOTIFY PREMIUM - SMSL M6 MINIDAC - FULL RANGE TWIN TELEFUNKEN's - Q ACOUSTIC BT3 actives - CANTON SUB - MAINS REGENERATED AND FILTERED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    The bloody Arcaydis buffer thing has started making weird noises.
    A chugging sort of hiss and then a loud thump from the L channel.
    Damn!
    I've requested a return from the eBay seller.
    Hmm, I'll be on the lookout now for an impedance buffer that works properly!
    In the extremely unlikely event of their being enough interest I can knock up such a thing(s) no problem. It's not something I would expect to make any difference but there yer go...
    About 50 -75 with cheap case and walwart supply...
    Arkless Electronics-Engineered to be better. Tel. 01670 530674 (after 1pm)

    Modded Thorens TD150, Audio Technica AT-1005 MkII, Technics EPC-300MC, Arkless Hybrid MC phono stage, Arkless passive pre, Arkless 50WPC Class A SS power amp, (or) Arkless modded Leak Stereo 20, Modded Kef Reference 105/3's
    ReVox PR99, Studer B62, Ferrograph Series 7, Tandberg TCD440, Hitachi FT-5500MkI, also FT-5500MkII
    Digital: Yamaha CDR-HD1500 (Digital Swiss army knife-CD recorder, player, hard drive, DAC and ADC in one), PC files via 24/96 sound card and SPDIF, modded Philips CD850, modded Philips CD104, modded DPA Little Bit DAC. Sennheiser HD580 cans with Arkless Headphone amp.
    Cables- free interconnects that come with CD players, mains leads from B&Q, dead kettles etc, extension leads from Tesco

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