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  1. I guess that might be true and confirmed by my ears also. What bass is left here, it is tight and articulate. The rest of the spectrum ranging from mid to high freqs might be described in audiophile words as "clinical" and more "accurate". So, that would be a confirmation of NC400s being a laboratory amp, they reveal the true nature of a speaker.
  2. I jumped and got me the DIY NC400 monoblocks two months ago, figured if I am going for them than it better be fast before prices go up. So far so good. I could be imagining but after some time they got a bit more polite overall, not so edgy as they were at the beginning. Will have to try them with some more efficient speakers. They seem to be somewhat brighter sounding than my other AB class amps.
  3. I do not see what is exactly your problem from the description. If the floor is not completely flat and your speakers wobble on it, than you might consider some sort of adjusting feet under your speakers. Hight adjusting spikes work for me. If your intention is to raise the speakers and prevent them to wobble, you could build riser that is closed from four sides and the top. Again, adjusting feet could be build in underneath such riser, so you can have both. I have used rubber math under my speakers with mixed results sound wise. They usually muddied the sound.
  4. @MicroMara; how would you elaborate the differences between ordinary power cable that usually comes with newly purchased devices and the power cables that are sold separately? What are benefits when buying a separate power cable in general? Can you share your thoughts about that?
  5. My vintage Akai AM 2850 also has mid control. On the other hand Kenwood C1 preamp does not, but its bass and treble controls are very usable so I do not have a need for mid control in that unit.
  6. I auditioned a system with one of these two days ago. Interesting streamer. Nice to look at and easy to operate.
  7. I have not heard XLI800, which measured bad on that forum. Nor I have heard XLS1502, which measured noticeably better. Dave A has badly measured amps in a well dialed highly sensitive system. And knowing his craftsmanship from this forum, I just value the opinion he has to offer.
  8. DaveA, what about not so good measurements of Crown XLI800, like the ones posted in audiosciencereview? Key words being distortion and noise.
  9. Mike thank you for posting this. How are you judging the results? Is some measurement involved in the process? For example, I am thinking of REW that many here use already.
  10. Indeed he is very well known in Europe, especially to a bit older audience who watched his films.
  11. I guess I could confirm that. If a person is persistent dialing-in to a room could be done with more or less success, as I have experienced. When I purchased one set of used speakers, I have auditioned them first in the room of the person selling them. They sounded very good there. Then I brought the same speakers to my much smaller room, and speakers being fairly large for my smallish square space, did not sound so good. I did not want to part with them, so I spent a few years changing their positions, experimenting with absorption and dispersion on the walls, bracing the cabinets and even updating crossovers. But with all that experimentation I have found that experimenting with positioning is worth the effort. I may not have the soundstage I would like to, but at least the speakers are now much clearer in their presentation and do not change much with the change in volume.
  12. I never quite understood the first question "What exactly do you listen to (i.e., albums/tracks) if making speaker comparisons?". The reason is that to my understanding the speaker have to spill out the recording as accurate as possible. And that goes to all music, not just some genres, albums, tracks etc.
  13. Private messaging to other members do not work from smartphone. I write the message normally, click send, but then nothing happens. It is an old Android 5, but still it worked before. Thanks.
  14. Could just be so. A year and a half ago I bought new XP3060. It was just to be discontinued.
  15. Well, most of the gear I bought was on discount, not B-stock. With a few exceptions that I payed full price 🙂 For example, my Beyers DT990Pro (250 ohm) were regular item on a local retailer shelf. Since it was sitting there for a long time, the shop decided to lower the price. I usually seek such opportunities locally, where I ca try the item I am interested in. I don't have the nerve for shipping back and all the fuss.
  16. They certainly have that characteristics, at least what I have heard of them. I would not put the word"tubey", but then again, I have not hearf them with highgly sensitive speakers. Soudstage and detail they have.
  17. Keep working on it. It is all good as long as there is fun in it. 🙂 I had an opportunity to listen the sound out of similarly designed speakers at audio show. Except the horn was Oris type and there were four open baffle bass drivers (two above the horn and two below the horn). The sound coming from horn itself was beautiful. Unfortunately the bass was not well integrated with the horn and there were serious deficiencies.
  18. I can not imagine how you use your headphones and what you do to them, but most mid-priced units and especially pro units should last very long. I am also sensitive when it comes to how a product is manufactured and what materials are used. I avoid any headphone with a flimsy build in any part. That said, I did not have any issues with Beyerdynamic pro headphones as regard how they are built. The ones that have non-detachable cables should be more cared in term not to rip it off but other than that, they last very long. Just replace velour ear pads regularly and you are done.
  19. Please explain how not to feed NC400 with DC from a pre-amp. What to watch for, where and how to find parameters to avoid the worse?
  20. Hi Dave A, is there any chance you could test the Super MWMs with the B&C DCX464 and ME464 in near future? That would be really helpful for those that can not get their hands on K-402s.
  21. I was present at the Danley speakers/system presentation which wad held at the rock club. Closed hall, round or slightly elipsoid shape, maybe 30-40 meters diameter. I mention this because an SPL meter was hooked up at the listening position. 85-95 dB was acceptable for listening. When SPL meter reached 103 dB (may be a bit more but less than 110) briefly, the wooden pannels on the walls started to rattle and we could only endure it for a short period of time.
  22. So sad, one guitar went away 😢
  23. Yes, //chord.co.uk. The Sound Organisation from Texas is the official dealer in the USA. When I needed to buy an interconnect and needed it fast, went to the nearest hi-fi shop and got me a C-line, their basic cable. It was the cheapest cable I could get with reputable name on the package. It is just fine as I am concerned.
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