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Thread: Mind da mc7r v croft 25 / 25r

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    Join Date: Aug 2012

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    Default Mind da mc7r v croft 25 / 25r

    Anyone compared the two or have any thoughts about which is better?

    Thanks

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    Not heard a Mind but I have heard a 25 and 25R. I have a hot rodded 25R and it is more open and nuanced with better grip than the 25. Great tactile quality to the sound with very natural expression and realism on Instruments and vocals. The 25 is a little less airy sounding and does not convey quite a s good 3D soundstage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Not heard a Mind but I have heard a 25 and 25R. I have a hot rodded 25R and it is more open and nuanced with better grip than the 25. Great tactile quality to the sound with very natural expression and realism on Instruments and vocals. The 25 is a little less airy sounding and does not convey quite a s good 3D soundstage.
    Thanks for the reply.
    Very helpful.

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    I used to own the Ming Da and had it modded to top spec by Response Audio in the USA. Good pre with valve mono finals but the gain was very high indeed and became a bit of a pain. Attenuators didn't' help much and reduced performance.
    Last edited by da2222; 23-01-2020 at 21:24.

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    of course here we have mark who does amazing things with ming da , his rooms often sound superb at shows . good support too

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    of course here we have mark who does amazing things with ming da , his rooms often sound superb at shows . good support too

    https://malvernaudioresearch.co.uk/
    Yes, i have been chatting with mark.
    I bought a ming da piccalo from him years ago.
    Great guy to deal with.
    Thanks

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