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    Join Date: Feb 2017

    Location: Sheffield

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    I'm Mark.

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    Hi

    Just thought i would share a pic (very bad phone pic in bad light) of my system as it stands now.

    Wall colour to be changed soon

    Out go the Leema Acoustics Dac and power amps,
    and in come a Bel Canto 2.5 DAC and a pair of Herron Audio M1A Mono blocks.

    Sound wise this is a massive improvement in sound, much more musical, better tone, depth, seperation, tighter low end and sweeter highs, more detail.

    Very happy


    Last edited by Yorkshireman; 11-07-2017 at 08:00.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS1 psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL1 psu
    Pre Amp:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    Cables:- Coherent Cables - 4D & 5D.
    Other Items:- Power Cables :- Missing Link Cryo Reference & PS Audio AC-5, Optimum Equipment Stand

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    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

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    I saw those heron for sale so glad you have them . glad its sounding good . I use the bc 3.5 vbs , I just wondered if you use a pre in the system as I find the bc dac is much more musical with a good pre in the system. I have tried many times using the bc straight into my msb power amp [class A] but always end up using a pre which makes a MASSIVE difference
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/ proac studio 125

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    I saw those heron for sale so glad you have them . glad its sounding good . I use the bc 3.5 vbs , I just wondered if you use a pre in the system as I find the bc dac is much more musical with a good pre in the system. I have tried many times using the bc straight into my msb power amp [class A] but always end up using a pre which makes a MASSIVE difference
    No i just use the dac straight into the power amps, i will have to look at borrowing a pre from someone and having a listen, what would you suggest trying ?
    I'm very pleased with the Herrons, and got a great deal on them, such a big improvement on the Leema amps and dac.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS1 psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL1 psu
    Pre Amp:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    Cables:- Coherent Cables - 4D & 5D.
    Other Items:- Power Cables :- Missing Link Cryo Reference & PS Audio AC-5, Optimum Equipment Stand

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    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    well a music first pre amp will blow you away . I once had a friend with some fabulous b&w 803 in a huge room . powered by a bc dac 3 into some ref 1000 . yes it was good , detailed and all that . but just a tad digital .

    his wife was a musician and we put this mfa into the system and immediately the soundstage was widened and massive , in fact some parts of the room shook

    there are quite a few mentioned here

    http://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/12...p-solid-state/

    there is of course the bc pre 3 vbs if you can find a well priced one . no more than 700-900 pounds . which will go into your vbs .

    I just adore trying out pre amps , I am currently blown away by one but its a tad expensive and not really an option I guess [ grandinote proemio]
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/ proac studio 125

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    Join Date: Feb 2017

    Location: Sheffield

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    Thanks for the info and recommendations I will do some research.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS1 psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL1 psu
    Pre Amp:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    Cables:- Coherent Cables - 4D & 5D.
    Other Items:- Power Cables :- Missing Link Cryo Reference & PS Audio AC-5, Optimum Equipment Stand

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    Just added a Coherent 5D AES Digital cable, and the difference is amazing, sound stage has opened up, instruments and voices are better separated, bass is better defined, all together a smoother presentation.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS1 psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL1 psu
    Pre Amp:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    Cables:- Coherent Cables - 4D & 5D.
    Other Items:- Power Cables :- Missing Link Cryo Reference & PS Audio AC-5, Optimum Equipment Stand

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    Join Date: Oct 2012

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    I'm Alan.

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    Really glad you are getting superb results with the direction you have chosen to go Mark.

    Happy days

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    Join Date: Feb 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Really glad you are getting superb results with the direction you have chosen to go Mark.

    Happy days
    Thanks Alan, I'm still hopeful, of persuading her to go with a vinyl setup at sometime in the future and one of your phono stages, but at the moment the CD system is sounding sweet.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS1 psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL1 psu
    Pre Amp:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    Cables:- Coherent Cables - 4D & 5D.
    Other Items:- Power Cables :- Missing Link Cryo Reference & PS Audio AC-5, Optimum Equipment Stand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshireman View Post
    Thanks Alan, I'm still hopeful, of persuading her to go with a vinyl setup at sometime in the future and one of your phono stages, but at the moment the CD system is sounding sweet.
    Nice looking set up and I like the look of your speakers. Some nice wooden racks would really set off the look even more I'd say. Hi fi racks maybe. Happy listening

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamics View Post
    Nice looking set up and I like the look of your speakers. Some nice wooden racks would really set off the look even more I'd say. Hi fi racks maybe. Happy listening
    Simon, im working on a design to make a wooden rack, my either going to use oak or maybe an ash ply which is weight loaded or even a combination of both, still in the design stage at the moment.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS1 psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL1 psu
    Pre Amp:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    Cables:- Coherent Cables - 4D & 5D.
    Other Items:- Power Cables :- Missing Link Cryo Reference & PS Audio AC-5, Optimum Equipment Stand

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