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About Carlbkk1

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  • Digital Source 1
    Meridian G08
  • Digital Source 2
    Squeezebox Touch
  • DAC
    Wadia 321
  • Integrated Amp
    J. Rowland Concentra
  • My Speakers
    Wilson Watt 5.1
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Carlbkk1

    Soundations HF rack

    I've got my Soundations rack up for sale on this forum (sadly). Really loved the look of that rack. Yours is the vertical hi-fi version, mine is the wider AV version.
  2. Soundations AV rack. Selling my beautiful rack because it's just sitting in a shed since I moved abroad...I can't see when I'll use it agani. I saw this US rack online and was surprised to find ONE for sale in the UK. I can honestly say I believe this is the only one in the UK. A beautiful rack which I believe was $1300 when new in the USA. 4 brushed metal pillars with suspension metal rods for the glass shelves. Allen key height adjustable glass shelves (a few threads on the metal adjusters have been shredded due to age, but all shelves stay firmly put as you can see). I put rubber washers in between to separate the glass from touching the metal adjusters. Each shelf takes a very good weight which again is obvious to see from my photo. Metal rods on each corner separate the shelves from vibration. Also has spikes. I had this at Scalford for 2 years running. It's a beautiful rack but is not perfect....a few scratches on the pillars, needs a good wipe down and some of the holding discs don't tighten onto the glass from above...but that doesn't affect stability. 350 GBP or offers welcome. Collection only from my Dad's house in Hay-on-Wye. It's heavy and you're likely to need an estate car or similar. From the photo only the glass shelves come out, the rest cannot be separated.
  3. Carlbkk1

    JBL K2 9800

    I've gotta hear some of these. There's a dealer selling them new, but certainly not cheap.
  4. Ah, you're right Martin. I thought the splitter may also work on the inputs (accepting two inputs but only playing one at a time of course). It doesn't :-) A switch is what is needed then.
  5. So at last I've given the DSpeaker anti-mode a quick go. Bought QED optical cables and an optical splitter online. Sadly the splitter does not work when the two cables are plugged in at the same time! Just a warning. It's not one of the powered splitters. Initial listening makes me happy - overall improvement with sound in a difficult room, but I haven't turned the volume up yet to a level which I like. Next addition: a subwoofer.
  6. Carlbkk1

    Class A watts. And Pass vs Sugden vs Krell

    I can give an opinion on Krell vs Pass Labs. I had a Krell KSA300s then swapped in a pair of Pass Labs XA60.5 monos. The sound may have become a bit more separated and detailed, but the sense of scale was reduced. The weight (and maybe a bit of warmth) the Krell had was replaced possibly by a bit more transparency. In terms of the money difference and also my personal preferences regarding sound....I'd go for the Krell. Both were excellent though.
  7. You’re right Tony, just found this out. I am just using the USB as a memory stick input which works fine so would prefer to only keep the USB for this use. the DSP only has XLR, Coax and one optical input. What should i use for each?
  8. Thanks Martin, that seems logical. Yes the SBT does have a USB but as Bencat said before, not sure it will work with the DSP as it’s a 1.0 instead of 2.0. Have to look into that.
  9. Hi all, thanks for the replies. This is the Antimode 2.0 dual core (has code number AM22911 on the base). so to summarise Bencat’s advice: CD player is a Meridian G08 (no usb) being used as a transport via the Wadia dac. So i should use optical output on this into the DSP? use SBT usb into the DSP and connect DSP into the Wadia using Toslink? on your advice i will go and get necessary cables today.
  10. Hi guys, I just bought DSpeaker after reading threads such as this. However, I am confused where to place it in my system. Right now my system comprises of two sources (Squeezebox Touch and CD player) feeding into a Wadia DAC, then into an integrated amp. I'd like the sources to continue using the DAC. I will be adding a subwoofer soon, but for now I'd like the DSpeaker to operate with the 2 channel system. What should I connect into and out of the DSspeaker, and with which connections? Thanks
  11. Carlbkk1

    FREE Hi Fi Auction

    Used to be easy to get good some really good deals at auctions (before online bidding and when hammer premiums were lower). However, occasionally things can still be quite good despite the 30-40% premium. I missed an auction by 2 minutes a couple of weeks ago where lots of very high end equipment was listed from a dealer. So by 2 mins I missed a pair of Wilson Sasha 2 which went for a total of 6000 GBP including premium. Absolutely sickening.
  12. PMd you Ed. Interested.
  13. Carlbkk1

    RDC Cones

    Hey Clifton, just to be sure, all of those Solidtech feet are now sold?
  14. Carlbkk1

    Krell ksa 100 mk 2

    Similar to me. I heard a full Krell system at the Heathrow show in the early 90s (can't remember which speakers, but I think Martin Logans) and vowed one day I'd own some. I found a Krell KSA 300s (which immediately blew and cost me a grand to recap), then a KRC2 pre amp and the combination was superb. My system lacked true detail and midrange because of the speakers at the time, and the itch needed scratching so I sold it piece by piece. Someone got my Krell for 1600 GBP if I remember rightly. Big mistake. I swapped in newer and much more expensive Pass Labs monos but the warmth and dynamics were lost and a little more transparency and minor detail added. If you're ok to leave the amp in one place (it's a bugger to move) and you're ok with high electric bills, then this older series are really amazing VFM. I may well go back back to one if I see one at the right price.
  15. Carlbkk1

    REL 212SE subs review – with horns!

    Apart from the Rel, did you consider or compare similarly priced subs from JL audio and SVS?