Lawrence001

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  1. New headphone section

    I'm currently (and don't intend to change) using Hifiman HE6 planars, they are amazing. I am driving them direct from the speaker outs of a yamaha amp, 70wpc into 8 ohms, so I guess about 15wpc into the headphones, they like plenty of juice! I've also got some HE500s (just sold) HE400s (on gumtree) and Fostex T20RPs modded to reduce the crazy bass output (so more like T50RPs). I use them with a Meier Corda amp with crossfeed, highly recommended at circa £100. My third system is HD580s with silver plated cable and Little Dot MkIII with upgraded valves, a lovely combo and also nice as a pre amp. Historically my highlights have included Denon AHD2000s and original Stax Lambdas, plus some electret and dynamic phones. I sold my xcans v3 last year as I needed to cut down the collection a bit! Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk Oh and I quite like sticking my ifi itube between source and amp it can reduce a bit of grain. Forgot my audio gd nfb something (ESS chip) I sold a few weeks ago too. Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  2. Amplifier Interfence / Hum - grounding issue?

    I had an issue once with a class d amp apparently they can work as aerials somehow, moving cables around sorted it out. Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  3. measurement of Kef 104/2

    I've got 2 points to add. Firstly I've owned 3 pairs of DM2s and 2a's, and 4 pairs of 104/2s over the years. I'm not trying to show off or anything, but it's important as aging components mean you can come to the wrong conclusions if you base your conclusions on a vintage speaker on a single bad pair. Firstly the overall sound of the DM2 is phenomenal given their age, in my opinion they represent the peak of loudspeaker design of their time. Up until getting my first pair I had thought that Kef were at the forefront of domestic speaker design, at least in the UK. With regards to bass, I found it sounded subjectively more natural than the several pairs of quarter wave TL speakers I have owned,if not as deep. I don't know what it is about the patented 1/8 TL of the DM2s but it works very well. Having said that, I never had an issue with the bass from any of my 104/2s, treble yes, probably a function of the ferrofluid drying and ageing capacitors. I thought the coupled cavity approach was another good solution to producing natural if not extended bass. I would imagine that any issues are definitely room related, which brings us on to.. "If I were to just 'trust my ears' then I don't think there's much to do except conclude that I don't like the way they work in the room and pass them on..." Don't give up yet, you might find that moving them back and forward, and side to side by just a few inches can have surprisingly beneficial effects on room interaction. As can moving the listening seat back and forward slightly as you can find yourself sitting in a peak. If you're against the back wall, this is often the case, but either way try moving forwards (and back if not against a wall) a foot and see what happens. Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
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  6. Trichord Research, (DAC s / Whatever) any happy owners?

    Great minds think alike, I sometimes use my little dot mkiii as a pre and I have to say its pretty good. It does have upgraded tubes, worth doing if you haven't already. We can work something out with the tisbury PM me your address and I'll see what I can do. Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  7. Trichord Research, (DAC s / Whatever) any happy owners?

    You could borrow my Tisbury passive if you like, its surplus to requirements since I got the Django (at least in the main system) Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  8. Trichord Research, (DAC s / Whatever) any happy owners?

    I would get the matching pre, from memory (many years ago) they just get on with delivering the music and you can sit back and forget they don't cost thousands of pounds, rather like your ES22s. Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  9. Trichord Research, (DAC s / Whatever) any happy owners?

    What are the power amps? Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  10. Trichord Research, (DAC s / Whatever) any happy owners?

    Yeah it feels like I've come a long way in a short period of time, just lucky that I've been able to pick up gear that works so well together at reasonable prices. Of course having several options for pre/power or integrated, dac and speakers usually means you're well placed to knock together a nice synergistic system with every new purchase, I don't know how I would manage if I only had one of everything as I would never know if I was hearing new purchases to their full potential. Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  11. Trichord Research, (DAC s / Whatever) any happy owners?

    Hi Eddie how are you been meaning to say hello for a while. Loved your room at Scalford! Got my Pulsar playing right now through a newly acquired Django TVC into an Ice power 1000asp power amp driving my also new Arcaydis Icarus speakers. I'm in audio heaven!! Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  12. SALE Crown/Amcron PSA-2

    I thought it was a very rugged equaliser when I saw the first photo! Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  13. The kube works best with the biwire version biamped on the bass amp so you don't get a loss of transparency in the mid and treble. I've got a 104.2 kube but it's missing the PSU, I've seen a diagram of how to wire up a walwart to the din type DC input of the kube. Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  14. Who can guess what my new speakers are?

    No they are NXT panels, the only other speakers I know like these are by Cyrus but they only had one panel per side,these have treble and mid panels. Would like to hear some Maggies and Quads to compare. Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk
  15. Who can guess what my new speakers are?

    Pair of Ba DHTs, interwar German post valves on a nice Tektron preamp. Sent from my NEM-L51 using Tapatalk