It has been rather busy over the past year and yet that does not excuse the zero updates :). But its all been fun and games... The system below according to REL is apparently the only triple stacked G1 system in Europe... it is rather special for many other reasons!!! Considering the system specifications we were pleased to hear the following testomy from our custom:
“Everything I have heard here before sounded simply amateuristic compared to this“
"Everything is so natural and lifelike, extremely detailed and defined without compression or edginess."
"Ambience surrounds every instrument and the musical intention simply grabs you and sucks you in."
The Big news to come as of late is that Nintronics is now a B&W 800 Diamond dealer, joining the ranks of some of the best established Hi-Fi shops in the country... This for me is a personal achievement I have been aiming for since day one and to hear their new range in action had me grinning from ear to ear. The 802 D3 especially had me excited, a musical delight regardless of the type of music thrown at them... The mids are their biggest revelation and stand out over massively over the previous D2 series... The vocals of Jane Monheit have never sounded so silky smooth... Their transparency and tonal accuracy sublime... but where the 800 series has always excelled and thrilled has been their lower end extension, with the appropriate amplification, the depth and timing achieved is astonishing, projecting a massive sound stage. The ferrous drums of The Gates of Dafos had me captivated, raw energy and timing conveyed perfectly. All round sonically an impressive speaker which is a must listen for anyone's short list. Now we are just twiddling our thumbs waiting for our 800 D3 speakers to be finished off by B&W!!!
We have had tons of new additions as well, which can be seem in the other thread listing off our demonstration stock. We are proud to be representing one of the widest demonstration portfolios in the country, with recent additions of 800 series (805,804,803,802 and HTM1, HTM2 speakers), Focal Sopra Series (N1, N2 and N3) and also the Naim 500 series (NAC 552 and NAP500 DR) just to name a few pieces on offer completes a comprehensive line up of some of the best amplification and speakers in the market.
The Nintronics way has always been streaming as our preference and innovation in DAC technology from the likes of Chord Electronics has shown it can be every bit as good as the finest analogue Turntable and leagues ahead of CD playback. But recently my recent hankering for a quality TT solution needed to be quenched!!! My love of vinyl was installed into me in my early days within the industry by Jim Dovey, a legend in his own rights and a wealth of knowledge few in the industry could match. This has lead me on the quest to find the ultimate analogue solution and so Nintronics is now a full retailer of AVID Turntables, SME arms and a range of cartridges. We will have on demonstration up to their Acutus SP turntable running an SME V tonearm and Benz Micro SLR cartridge. So feel free to give us a call to book a demonstration.
Well thats a partial update but more than enough for the moment. There are plenty more interesting developments in the pipeline which we will be announcing over the coming months, but in the mean time feel free to pop in for some good listening session and I hope to see you all soon.
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The smoothing caps have been changed to good quality BHC caps, rated at 15000uf up from standard 10,000uf. Also.looks like transistors and all caps replaced plus quite a few other mods. I cant tell if the 8pin chip has been changed. The extra cap on the rear is certainly interesting. This is not just a std recap and I would guess the work done to have cost more than asking price of this amp, which if I didn't have two already I would be tempted by myself!
this looks to be a real bargain chaps.
I will keep it for now.Ive upgraded the input buffer boards to the latest revision c specs with sonic imaginery opamps.Will burn them in nicely ,connect a proper dac and pre and will see how good this is.Thanks for interest.