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  1. #521
    Join Date: May 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Tait View Post
    Nice one mate, will bring the Neurochrome amp.
    Love to hear it Ali.
    Regards
    Brian

    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment . (Rumi )


    Korus Computer Audio music server
    JustBoom DAC . HRT Musicstreamer 2
    Amplifier : Sony TA FB740R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Western Electric 16AG

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    Join Date: Mar 2008

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    It’s very good mate, better than any other SS amp I’ve had here.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

    Hunter S Thompson

  3. #523
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    Looking forward to it buddy.
    Regards
    Brian

    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment . (Rumi )


    Korus Computer Audio music server
    JustBoom DAC . HRT Musicstreamer 2
    Amplifier : Sony TA FB740R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Western Electric 16AG

  4. #524
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  5. #525
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    lots of wireworld there mate... how's it sounding
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  6. #526
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    Few days in from new PSU,

    It's game changing.
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  7. #527
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    Few days in from new PSU,

    It's game changing.
    jolly good show old chap glad its worked out.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  8. #528
    Join Date: Oct 2008

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    Taking the PS Audio Dac in today to get Transformers upgraded,
    pick it up next Saturday and plumb it back in.

    Looking forward to hearing what it does for the digital stuff, supposed to be a big jump in the Dac's sound.
    Using the same transformers in the "DS mark II" currently being developed, so that's a good sign.
    Final upgrade to my "Final" dac, good stuff.

    Aside PS Audio's i2s Roon endpoint when it comes out, that's the digital done.

    In other news,
    second and last part of the speaker tweaks this weekend
    Postie dropped these off.


    Meant to be put under Isoacoustic Gaia screw in speaker feet if your using on carpet,
    These neatly fit under the Herbies slider cone cups I have my Speaker spikes coupled to.

    Heavy buggers, about 45mm Dia.


    Give improved performance on carpet if using the Isoacoustic feet, thinking as the Herbies use a similar De-coupling technique to those, I would get an advantage using them too, as opposed to the Herbies feet sitting directly on carpet.



    Before there was a fair ammount of wobble with the speaker, as they were just "floating" on the carpet.
    A two part speaker isolation theory I thought?

    1 - Carpet discs spiked directly into the stone floor, hence coupling anything sat on it to the floor.
    2 - Speakers sat in the Herbies feet decoupling the speakers from the (much better than carpet) hard unmoving coupled surface, directly spiked into the floor.

    Speaker isolation wise...
    Best of both Worlds?


    Installing them wasn't as straightforward as I'd expected, until I got the hang of it I think putting sheets on a waterbed would have been easier!


    In place




    Mid and tweeter height raised slightly, but zero issues with that happily.

    I played some music for half hour or so with only one speaker done, to hear if I can spot any difference.
    Immediately obvious.

    With the speaker without the carpet plates, the image sounded a lot more bound to the floor, more shut-in sounding in comparison.
    Other thing I noticed is that stuff I'd always assumed was strictly just from the one channel, with the spiked discs sitting under my speakers I could easily hear how that sound actually bled over naturally to the other channel, even though on that side (with no carpet discs) it was recessed and had less air and 'life" about it.

    Classical music particularly showed this, strings just sat in the air far better, and heard a sense of sound-stage Height I'd not really heard in my system before?

    Guess Im just hearing more of what my speakers can do, given the improved environment they are now working in.
    Both speakers now spiked, sounding great.

    Another nice wee tweak that worked out the way I'd hoped it would.
    Not all of them do, but if you dont try you never know.

    All for getting the most out my kit, this speaker/ floor tweak absolutely works.
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  9. #529
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    what speaks you using at moment gaz
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  10. #530
    Join Date: May 2012

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    Looks like Wharfedales? Maybe Elysian 4?

    Most likely to be the Evo 4 series.
    Kevin

    Too busy enjoying the music....

    European loan coordinator for Graham Slee HiFi system components..

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