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About Blackmetalboon

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  • Digital Source 1
    Chord Blu
  • Digital Source 2
    Melco N1A
  • DAC
    Chord QBD76
  • Pre-Amp
    Chord CPA 4000E
  • Power Amp/s
    Chord SPM 1200E
  • My Speakers
    B&W Nautilus 802
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. From a sound quality point of view it was getting my current speakers, going from £750 stand mounts to these was a massive jump. But moving to the digital age with computer based music has been such a major change in our listening habits. From streaming using Bluetooth to slowly having our music library ripped on the laptop then the Melco, we just find ourselves listening to more and more music. There have been some days where we have had the system playing for 12-14 hours straight.
  2. On a more sensible note, while my system was in the process of a few changes, I had my CD transport sitting in the floor in front of one of my speakers. Even when I when playing at reasonable levels there was no difference in sound quality. In my experience, isolation of digital and solid state seems grossly exaggerated.
  3. This might have helped... long before we get "Audiophile" booster seats!
  4. I removed the spikes from my N802's for the same reason but as an added bonus it marginally improved the sound. The speakers sit about an inch lower which lines up better with my seating position.
  5. Funnily enough I have an almost full loom of Nordost on my 2 channel set up and thought I was only a few power cords away from reaching "audio nirvana" (or should that be Valhalla?) until discovering that I now need to add cable lifters to eliminate any transference of electrical charge from my floor to my cables to avoid static build up in the cables dielectric! To be honest, I haven't done any intensive blind ABX comparisons but the cheap pro-audio cables I also have sound no different.
  6. Unfortunately I'm quite frugal when it comes to wine so the stuff I buy has screw tops.
  7. I think you're right! It did make me laugh that they had to state the minimum required.
  8. So you need "at least 3 sort cones per device". So if I opt for the cheaper all aluminium option, £65 each, it would cost me £1,755 for my system. Then it struck me, why don't I just buy 4 and put them under my rack with the potential saving of nearly £1,500!!! This Foo malarkey's simple.
  9. Thanks everyone for coming and for all the cake! It was good to meet some new Wammers and hear some new music. I'm no longer a Bake Off virgin!
  10. PM's sent.
  11. Just a quick check to see if everyone is still on for Saturday? There is still space for one more if anyone is interested. I'll send PM's later with my address, directions and places to park.
  12. I do find myself drawn to threads dealing with electrical mains issues, treatment and dedicated circuits due to having suffered the effects of mains related problems in the past. So I did venture over to the "other forum" TheFlash was talking about. I must admit that between all the arguing and different terminology being used I quickly became confused about what the hell was going on! .
  13. Will the Level system take into account "Foo-ness" to cost ratio?
  14. Quick update, AlMac has had to drop out so there is a place left if either lodgesound or Lurch are still interested?
  15. I could watch my favourite film streamed to the tiny screen on my phone or I could watch it on my big screen with surround sound. The content of the film is still the same, I am still going to enjoy the film. Watching it on the big screen with surround sound enhances my enjoyment and immerses me into the film. I enjoy my music on my iPod, using the free earphones it comes with, on my commute to work but again coming home and playing it through my system enhances the experience.