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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by topoxforddoc View Post
    Justin,
    Glad to hear that you liked the R2R, even if the music may not have been to your taste. The TEAC A330SX is in fact a pretty standard consumer R2R machine - nothing fancy at all. If you thought that was good, then you'd love a proper studio machine
    Charlie
    I'm really scared to go down the R2R route as I know Id spend a fortune on tapes.

    What was really evident was how compressed the (admittedly very basic) record deck + phono stage sounded by comparison.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    I'm really scared to go down the R2R route as I know Id spend a fortune on tapes.

    What was really evident was how compressed the (admittedly very basic) record deck + phono stage sounded by comparison.
    It's just one of those things. I'm sure most would love a decent R2R but then get stopped because of the list of impracticalities.

    Anyway Charlie, it was Tom that made the positive TEAC R2R comment, not me.

  3. #53
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    Bad boy bass and AV time with the JL Audio g213v2 don't you know. Playing the movie Unbroken, cos that's got guns and bombs in it that go boom! and bang!

    Great salesman in here, I thought, passing around a 213 driver so people could feel its weight. He just had a good, enthusiastic attitude.

    And for a 360 degree sonic assault the room did well, with the 213 performing boomlessly and in a controlled manner. Whether you could actually stand and hour or two of constant banging and dynamics is something that crossed my mind, but it is certainly quite thrilling to begin with.

    Good sub I reckon.






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    That is a cool looking sub. What are they asking for it?
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    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    That is a cool looking sub. What are they asking for it?
    Google sez $12,000 so 12,000 I expect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Google sez $12,000 so 12,000 I expect.

    I wonder how much they'd be charging to replace those monster foam cone surrounds in about five years when they fall apart? Probably a 'new driver' situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Google sez $12,000 so 12,000 I expect.

    A little bit spendy. Not surprising it was good then.
    Martin



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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    OK let's do a quick bloody dreadful. Mission. As confirmed by an old acquaintance by the name of George, just shite. If anyone hears this room sounding anything better than rubbish, let us know

    I popped in this room twice, as I had to double check because it sounded so bad the first time. If a loudspeaker could ever catch a cold, that's how they sounded, bunged up, nasely with no definition or anything - I don't even know what they were playing in there, as the life had been sucked right out of the music!

    Very disappointing as a previous all Mission/Cyrus system owner with fond memories. Nobody in the room either, in fact on the second visit, not even the Mission staff were there, I guess they gave up too - not sure what the heck they got wrong, but it was pants.

    Those JBL's in the Primare room were great, loved the sound they were producing and thanks for the tip about the top floor, no-one there when I arrived at 10:30

    Really good day, not been for around 10 years - superb sound in the Nordost room, with all Moon Audio gear and ProAc D30R speakers. Both Spendor rooms were producing the goods too, very impressive sounds from needle floor-standers (D7 & D9).

    Off to bed, might post more later . . .

    Oh, I love GWG music
    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

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    Almost forgot, those Quad ESL-2912's . . . . OMG

    Could have spent a few hours listening to them, just gorgeous in every way and all driven by a small 75W all-in-one amp/CD/DAC/streamer box serving up file based audio. Even I was surprised at how capable it sounded



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    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

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    if any lovers of tannoy are there today there is a separate event

    this weekend at the Future Inns Hotel Bristol.
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/ bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]velleman 8020 pre , firebottle mono`s onkyo sacd bel canto 3.5vbss and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands

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