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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Mate, I told you how good the Pioneers were. You just need a bigger room, sorry to mention it again!
    You are right. What I need is a bigger room or a speaker capable of doing both. That's a tough ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Have you changed the Pioneer upper mid drivers Oliver? They look like they've got roll surrounds now.
    No mate, you did the upper right drivers, they are performing faultlessly
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > SIMaudio Moon LP5.3RS
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    "Romeo and Juliet. I immediately noticed that all the body had been removed. The chest cavity was removed and what was left was a sound bereft of realism. Not a great start. "

    oh i like that expressionism.... i can just visualise that removed chest cavity .. sounds like an episode of silent witness !
    Ha! Thanks Phil. I do try to be as descriptive as possible.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > SIMaudio Moon LP5.3RS
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    Speakers: Mordaunt Short Performance 880
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    You are right. What I need is a bigger room or a speaker capable of doing both. That's a tough ask.
    Tannoys. You know it makes sense.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers with Tannoy ST50 supertweeters; Amp - Silvercore 833C monoblocks; preamp TBA watch this space; Vinyl: Schopper'd Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 9 inch and Ikeda IT-407 12 inch tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Takumi, Ikeda 9TT, vintage Ortofon SPU GM and SPU Gold; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Miyajima/Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage Allnic H7000V used with Miyajima ETR-Mono and ETR-Stereo SUTs; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily enhanced AN DAC based on kit but aspiring to DAC5 spec.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Marantz PM-4; Digital: CDP Sony CDP-X3000ES & Arcam rBlink; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT 1503 MkI broadcast arm, Ortofon SPU Classic GM, Ortofon 2-15k SUT and Puresound Tenuto platter mat

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Tannoys. You know it makes sense.
    Hey Tom,

    Yes, the Tannoy argument has been made before but I'd have to either buy a pair and compare or loan a pair.

    The second option is more viable as just buying a pair is off the table. I wouldn't want to sell the Pioneers on the off chance.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > SIMaudio Moon LP5.3RS
    Digital: Orchard Audio PecanPi with JRiver
    Preamplifier: Neurochrome Differential Preamp
    Amplification: Neurochrome Modulus 686
    Speakers: Mordaunt Short Performance 880
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable

    Price List For SPOTFIRE Cables here:https://bit.ly/2Uxiv3j

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Hey Tom,

    Yes, the Tannoy argument has been made before but I'd have to either buy a pair and compare or loan a pair.

    The second option is more viable as just buying a pair is off the table. I wouldn't want to sell the Pioneers on the off chance.
    Quite a few Tannoys are reasonably portable - Eatons (10in HPD), Devons/Cheviots (12in HPD), Chatsworths (12in Gold), even Lancasters (15in Gold) and Ardens (15in) come in practical packages ... I'm sure there must be an AoSer locally who could bring some round. In terms of producing the characteristic Tannoy sound, all of these have more in common than their differences, though of course there are differences in scale and impact. You don't need a big set of corner GRFs to get the overall idea ....
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers with Tannoy ST50 supertweeters; Amp - Silvercore 833C monoblocks; preamp TBA watch this space; Vinyl: Schopper'd Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 9 inch and Ikeda IT-407 12 inch tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Takumi, Ikeda 9TT, vintage Ortofon SPU GM and SPU Gold; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Miyajima/Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage Allnic H7000V used with Miyajima ETR-Mono and ETR-Stereo SUTs; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily enhanced AN DAC based on kit but aspiring to DAC5 spec.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Marantz PM-4; Digital: CDP Sony CDP-X3000ES & Arcam rBlink; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT 1503 MkI broadcast arm, Ortofon SPU Classic GM, Ortofon 2-15k SUT and Puresound Tenuto platter mat

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Quite a few Tannoys are reasonably portable - Eatons (10in HPD), Devons/Cheviots (12in HPD), Chatsworths (12in Gold), even Lancasters (15in Gold) and Ardens (15in) come in practical packages ... I'm sure there must be an AoSer locally who could bring some round. In terms of producing the characteristic Tannoy sound, all of these have more in common than their differences, though of course there are differences in scale and impact. You don't need a big set of corner GRFs to get the overall idea ....
    I'm sure there must be, Tom, but one hasn't been found since I've been on the forum.

    Maybe this will persuade someone into bringing a set round.

    I'd be at a push, space wise for anything bigger than a Cheviot. The room just isn't big enough.

    Might be wiser spending a few grand on converting a garage.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > SIMaudio Moon LP5.3RS
    Digital: Orchard Audio PecanPi with JRiver
    Preamplifier: Neurochrome Differential Preamp
    Amplification: Neurochrome Modulus 686
    Speakers: Mordaunt Short Performance 880
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable

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    The Eatons (not Legacy version) are little gems and would works just fine in Oliver's room. They pack a surprising wallop too.
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    The Eatons (not Legacy version) are little gems and would works just fine in Oliver's room. They pack a surprising wallop too.
    Cheers Geoff. It's going to be difficult to dislodge these pioneers. They have overachieved in all my expectations of them. Today was a real eye opener.

    I would try a pair of Tannoys but not at the expense of selling the CS-77A
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > SIMaudio Moon LP5.3RS
    Digital: Orchard Audio PecanPi with JRiver
    Preamplifier: Neurochrome Differential Preamp
    Amplification: Neurochrome Modulus 686
    Speakers: Mordaunt Short Performance 880
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable

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    A not quite fully working set of Pioneers:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F303058270285

    Unfortunately, this is how most turn up. Like mine, there was a need to refoam the two tweeters, and as with my own, one of the mids had stopped working. Refoaming is cheap enough but does require some skill. Save a fortune doing it yourself.

    Replacement mids from the USA are cheap enough that you'd have an exceptional pair of speakers for a total outlay of about 300.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > SIMaudio Moon LP5.3RS
    Digital: Orchard Audio PecanPi with JRiver
    Preamplifier: Neurochrome Differential Preamp
    Amplification: Neurochrome Modulus 686
    Speakers: Mordaunt Short Performance 880
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable

    Price List For SPOTFIRE Cables here:https://bit.ly/2Uxiv3j

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