+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 39

Thread: Yorkshiremans gear 2017

  1. #11
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

    Posts: 18,322
    I'm Martin.

    Default

    Looks like a very capable system, loads of space around the speakers too. Like that.

    Couldn't live with that yellow wall though
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / NVA A30 Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S Thompson

  2. #12
    Join Date: Feb 2017

    Location: Sheffield

    Posts: 119
    I'm Mark.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Looks like a very capable system, loads of space around the speakers too. Like that.

    Couldn't live with that yellow wall though
    Thanks, the yellow walls will be history soon.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBL1 psu
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBS1 psu (mods by Mr.C)
    Pre:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    System Cables:- Coherent Cables - 5D AES, 5D Interconnects, 4D Speaker cable.
    Power Cables:- Less Loss DFPC Reference, PS Audio AC-5
    Isolation:- Track Audio Isoation Feet, Black Ravioli
    Stand:- Optimum 660

  3. #13
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

    Posts: 1,465
    I'm Phil.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshireman View Post
    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.
    great cable , glad its working for you
    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

  4. #14
    Join Date: Feb 2017

    Location: Sheffield

    Posts: 119
    I'm Mark.

    Default

    Had a little change to the system.

    Out goes the Bel Canto DAC2.5, and in comes a Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBS (with Tony @ Coherent systems mods) & Coherent Reference DC cable.

    I must say its made quite a difference, and is sounding fantastic.

    Some of you will be wondering why i have an extra vbs, thats because my CD2 is powered by a VBL which only has one output,
    so had to get the VBS to power the DAC, and it has Tonys modifications

    Last edited by Yorkshireman; 11-07-2017 at 08:00. Reason: Straighten picture
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBL1 psu
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBS1 psu (mods by Mr.C)
    Pre:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    System Cables:- Coherent Cables - 5D AES, 5D Interconnects, 4D Speaker cable.
    Power Cables:- Less Loss DFPC Reference, PS Audio AC-5
    Isolation:- Track Audio Isoation Feet, Black Ravioli
    Stand:- Optimum 660

  5. #15
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

    Posts: 1,465
    I'm Phil.

    Default

    fabulous , now all you need is a pre amp !!! .
    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

  6. #16
    Join Date: Feb 2017

    Location: Sheffield

    Posts: 119
    I'm Mark.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    fabulous , now all you need is a pre amp !!! .
    Yes it will have to wait a bit, till I get some more cash!
    Ive had a look around an see quite a few passive pre amps, ranging from 100 - 00000's, I have thought about building my own, just not sure.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBL1 psu
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBS1 psu (mods by Mr.C)
    Pre:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    System Cables:- Coherent Cables - 5D AES, 5D Interconnects, 4D Speaker cable.
    Power Cables:- Less Loss DFPC Reference, PS Audio AC-5
    Isolation:- Track Audio Isoation Feet, Black Ravioli
    Stand:- Optimum 660

  7. #17
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 30,188
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    I bought one of these for peanuts. It sounds surprisingly good. Decently made too. It even arrived pretty quickly from China. Might tide you over for now.
    Mr. Tact!

    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are ruled out. All that remain are lies and foolishness"


    Gear: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/one scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/two hefty Japanese DD TT's/hefty Japanese BD TT/smaller Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. One CD transport/3 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. One MD deck. One tuner. Two TVC pre-amps/two valve pre-amps/solid state pre-amp/passive pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  8. #18
    Join Date: Feb 2017

    Location: Sheffield

    Posts: 119
    I'm Mark.

    Default

    This maybe a daft question,
    but what does a passive pre amp bring to the party ?.
    There is no active circuit to modify the signal, the passive pre as far as i can see just adds resistors, and more cable, and connections in the signal path.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBL1 psu
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBS1 psu (mods by Mr.C)
    Pre:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    System Cables:- Coherent Cables - 5D AES, 5D Interconnects, 4D Speaker cable.
    Power Cables:- Less Loss DFPC Reference, PS Audio AC-5
    Isolation:- Track Audio Isoation Feet, Black Ravioli
    Stand:- Optimum 660

  9. #19
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 30,188
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshireman View Post
    This maybe a daft question,
    but what does a passive pre amp bring to the party ?.
    There is no active circuit to modify the signal, the passive pre as far as i can see just adds resistors, and more cable, and connections in the signal path.
    It puts less in the signal path than an active pre-amp.

    Most are potentiometer based and may offer input selection and volume control. Some just volume control only. There are more complex types that employ stepped attenuators. LDR and TVC examples also exist, although the TVC pre-amps usually offer some gain.
    Mr. Tact!

    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are ruled out. All that remain are lies and foolishness"


    Gear: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/one scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/two hefty Japanese DD TT's/hefty Japanese BD TT/smaller Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. One CD transport/3 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. One MD deck. One tuner. Two TVC pre-amps/two valve pre-amps/solid state pre-amp/passive pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

  10. #20
    Join Date: Feb 2017

    Location: Sheffield

    Posts: 119
    I'm Mark.

    Default

    So on a passive pre what is the benefit of having one, than not having one ?.

    As without one there is less in the signal path ?.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBL1 psu
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBS1 psu (mods by Mr.C)
    Pre:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    System Cables:- Coherent Cables - 5D AES, 5D Interconnects, 4D Speaker cable.
    Power Cables:- Less Loss DFPC Reference, PS Audio AC-5
    Isolation:- Track Audio Isoation Feet, Black Ravioli
    Stand:- Optimum 660

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast



 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •