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eastone

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About eastone

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  • Location
    London
  • Real Name
    Ian

Wigwam Info

  • Digital Source 1
    Audirvana+
  • DAC
    JKenny Ciunas
  • Pre-Amp
    ConcordantExhilarant
  • Power Amp/s
    Snook/NET Quad 405-2
  • My Speakers
    Snell K Mk1
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade
  1. Thanks for the tips there Uzzy My initial thought was that the driver comprised a woofer and a tweeter in the manner of Tannoy DC, I am a bit doubtful now whether a single full-range driver will do what I need, although of course only ears can tell...
  2. 'As for listening, do not expect wonders on a rock concert or symphony orchestra, only one hp can not do everything, on the other hand, on small formations of jazz or string quartet, it is a Precision monument; For example, The Four Seasons of Vivadi by Trevor Pinnock. The voice of Callas in Casta Diva (Norma) is sumptuous, the output of 98db allows amps not powerful and dynamics that restore each gap. It is common to read about them that the ends of the bandwidth are truncated, for my part I did not feel it in the top, down just correct the tone setting or turn on the loudness. '
  3. Thanks Vincula that's very helpful. Do you know the impedance? The brochure seems to say 4, 6 or 8 ohms. I do listen to a fair bit of jazz, but also quite a lot of more demanding music. Do you think they will handle more complex material, or contemporary/electronic music? I notice the bass response is fairly limited.
  4. Anyone have experience of these? I want to try something sensitive with a First Watt M2 power amp, and a pair of these has come up for sale elsewhere. Look to be a useful size (ie not too big), full range and using a Dual or maybe even TriConcentric driver. No crossover either. Seems there are a number of versions around but not much info in English. edit: it's the 221 not 211
  5. So there are differences then?
  6. SOLD

    So no-one misses out - I am unable to take this amp after all. Still available and GLWTS of a fine-looking amp...
  7. SOLD

    I will take this please. PM on its way...
  8. Kant or Hegel?
  9. thanks for that guys, I'll drop Steve a line...
  10. I see, great. In the meantime, then, can anyone recommend me somewhere SE that could replace the battery in my Ciunas DAC?
  11. didn't there used to be a sticky detailing recommended engineers - or am i just unable to find it?
  12. ok, gotcha. so to get the full 'experience' I need to get the wee Explorer2...
  13. Am I hearing MQA? I'm running the Tidal desktop app then outputting to my Ciunas DAC... playing albums from the 'Masters' section with the 'HiFi/Masters' toggle selected... Is this just partly 'unfolded'? Either way my first impression is of better dynamic range and less distortion - Joni Mitchell's voice for example is clean as a whistle through the peak high notes where it shows some breakup on Spotify and also via FLAC in Audirvana+ Sound is noticeably darker on some albums though which is not necessarily great - CSNY a case in point.
  14. I moved to the Unison Research from a Sugden A21... not as refined perhaps but a more realistic sound I thought and way more drive... Copland ought to be great too.