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    Join Date: Jul 2013

    Location: Kingsbury, NW London

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    I'm Clive.

    Default Goodbye to Cyrus, well nearly

    Yesterday I pulled the trigger, selling 5 Cyrus boxes ( 2 x X300 Sig, DACXP Sig, CDXt & PSX-R), leaving me with a Phono Sig + PSX-R2, & StreamX Sig. So what am I replacing those with?
    I have now ordered a Bryston BP17-3 & 4B3, both in the better sounding black.
    For DAC duties I’ve also ordered a Chord Qutest.
    Am I excited, oh heck Yes.:
    Last edited by Clive197; 10-06-2018 at 11:29.
    SOURCE:Cyrus Phono Signature+PSX-R2,Cyrus StreamX Signature,OPPO UDP-205 BluRay, SkyQ, Technics SL1210M5G/Achromat/MN Bearing/Isonoes with Boots/Origin Live Encounter Mk3A/Ortofon Cadenza Black or Hana SL or AT33PTG/II
    DAC: Chord Qutest, Chord Mojo/Poly
    AMPLIFIER:Bryston BP17-3 Pre & Bryston 4B3 Power
    SPEAKERS: Spendor D7.
    HEADPHONES OPPO PM-1 with Atlas Zeno cable, B&W C5 v2
    CABLES: Analogue: Speaker - Chord Signature. Interconnect - Atlas Mavros XLR x2, Atlas Mavros Ultra, Chord Indigo Plus XLR.
    Digital: Atlas Mavros Ultra x2 Chord Optichord.
    Mains: Chord Power Chord x3, Homemade SupraLoRad 1.5/MK/Wattgate x3, IsoTek Orion 6 way, Sounds Fantastic 6way Mains Blocks.
    STORAGE Synology DS216J NAS with 2 x 3Tb WD Red hard-drives.
    TV LG55B7 OLED

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    Join Date: Mar 2009

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    I'm Gareth.

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    Really enjoying my Qutest right now. Never having owned a Chord DAC before this one has been a pleasant surprise.

    And dare I say it...? Sounds better than my Oppo 205.

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    Join Date: Mar 2013

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    Tish and pish.....
    It's been scientifically proven somewhere, silver kit sounds better.

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumday View Post
    Tish and pish.....
    It's been scientifically proven somewhere, silver kit sounds better.
    No it doesn't. All my gear is black!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumday View Post
    Tish and pish.....
    It's been scientifically proven somewhere, silver kit sounds better.
    Yes, but only on a Tuesday.

    Marco.
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    I would like a picture of a graphic equaliser printed on the front of my amp like they used to have on Amstrad stuff - I reckon that would be a real upgrade.
    'I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested'

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    I'm Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive197 View Post
    Yesterday I pulled the trigger, selling 5 Cyrus boxes ( 2 x X300 Sig, DACXP Sig, CDXt & PSX-R), leaving me with a Phono Sig + PSX-R2, & StreamX Sig. So what am I replacing those with?
    I have now ordered a Bryston BP17-3 & 4B3, both in the better sounding black.
    For DAC duties I’ve also ordered a Chord Qutest.
    Am I excited, oh heck Yes.:
    Nice one Clive,

    Knowing you, you've not made the move without homework and good consideration.

    Bet it's gonna all sound rather nice.

    Looking forward to your findings, evaluation, review at some point, once you've had some time with it
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Spendor D7
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    I'm Phil.

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    Be interesting how you get on ,Cyrus give a superb sound with their CD players as I am sure you know.i was well impressed with mine ,such a shame it played up so much I had to stop using it !!!!
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /MSB s200 , / onkyo sacd/ bel canto fm1
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    Serious kit that Bryston. Loads of power too.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

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    Join Date: Jul 2013

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    Well the new kit is now installed and I have been burning it all in for the last 48 hrs. It’s already showing it’s potential with only a hint of splash to the top registers. The bass even out of the box sank to depths I’ve never heard in my lounge. I reckon that by Sunday night it will be ready for some very serious listening.
    SOURCE:Cyrus Phono Signature+PSX-R2,Cyrus StreamX Signature,OPPO UDP-205 BluRay, SkyQ, Technics SL1210M5G/Achromat/MN Bearing/Isonoes with Boots/Origin Live Encounter Mk3A/Ortofon Cadenza Black or Hana SL or AT33PTG/II
    DAC: Chord Qutest, Chord Mojo/Poly
    AMPLIFIER:Bryston BP17-3 Pre & Bryston 4B3 Power
    SPEAKERS: Spendor D7.
    HEADPHONES OPPO PM-1 with Atlas Zeno cable, B&W C5 v2
    CABLES: Analogue: Speaker - Chord Signature. Interconnect - Atlas Mavros XLR x2, Atlas Mavros Ultra, Chord Indigo Plus XLR.
    Digital: Atlas Mavros Ultra x2 Chord Optichord.
    Mains: Chord Power Chord x3, Homemade SupraLoRad 1.5/MK/Wattgate x3, IsoTek Orion 6 way, Sounds Fantastic 6way Mains Blocks.
    STORAGE Synology DS216J NAS with 2 x 3Tb WD Red hard-drives.
    TV LG55B7 OLED

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