Richdirector

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About Richdirector

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  • Location
    Glasgee Skottishland
  • Real Name
    Richard

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  • Turn Table
    Rega RP8
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Rega MM
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Trigon vanguard II
  • Digital Source 1
    Linn KLIMAX renew
  • Digital Source 2
    Arcam CDS50 (sys2)
  • Integrated Amp
    Leben CS300XS (sys2)
  • Pre-Amp
    Tron seven line
  • Power Amp/s
    ATC P1
  • My Speakers
    TannoyArden/ls3/5a(2
  • Headphones
    Akg 720
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Richdirector

    Blank Canvas

    Not been lucky Enough to hear these but was consideration before I demoed the Harbeth 30.1 - now replaced by tannoy ardens Think they supposed to be great with small valve and a. Class SS
  2. Richdirector

    FS Falcon LS3/5A 15 ohm- £1550 posted UK

    Missed most of this strand sorry - here is a link
  3. Richdirector

    Blank Canvas

    This is toe tapping magic at a good price
  4. Richdirector

    Blank Canvas

    Saves song to play later - when home on the tannoys
  5. Richdirector

    Blank Canvas

    I would possibly go SH - I got a linn klimax DS renew for 1.5 k but akkurate DS nearly as nice - maybe SH harbeth 30.1 although Wall may be too close and a croft phono integrated (or rega) within that budget. I wouldn't get a amp, streamer, dac in the same package anymore.... Too many compromises IMHO
  6. Richdirector

    Radford STA25 amp

    Please.... A saving on new reissue but just need to be certain will work in my setup
  7. Richdirector

    Radford STA25 amp

    Can you tell me exactly what was done and where. Thanks Richard
  8. Richdirector

    FS Falcon LS3/5A 15 ohm- £1550 posted UK

    Or I would consider Radford STA 25 reissues in a p/ex situation for falcon and cash
  9. Firstly the reviews may have driven you to this listing - the speaker is mind blowing But I am selling as I have a pair of Harbeth 30.1 sitting around and they are working well in my small lounge.... Tannoy ardens displaced them in the main HiFi system. As the review mention they are less good with d class amps - I can comment on this as only used with 15W valve amp.... A wee Leben cs300xs. If you run a valve amp then don't be fooled by high impedence 15ohm and sensitivity as valve amps see this load differently. Read this explanation https://www.dhtrob.com/overige/tubefriendly_lsp_en.php Big Blurb There is almost no point in discussing some parts of this loudspeaker. The BBC-designed LS3/5a is the stuff of legend, and in our little world as well-known, as ubiquitous, and as popular as the original Issigonis Mini. And, until recently, it was just as consigned to history as the original Mini. That’s all changed, and the Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a is a bold attempt to recreate the original design from scratch. The Falcon Acoustics Classic 15 ohm LS3/5a, fully Licenced by the BBC, and hand-assembled by Falcon in Oxford England. It is the only LS3/5a now in production that is recognised by top reviewers to faithfully replicate the original design published by the BBC in October 1976. The result of nearly 2 years development, the Falcon LS3/5a is a true British-made classic 15 ohm LS3/5a. It continues the long tradition of the genuine British BBC-Licenced LS3/5a stretching back to the 1960’s. The drive units are the renowned Falcon B110, and the Falcon T27 tweeter, both designed by Malcolm Jones, the original designer of the KEF B110 and KEF T27 that were specified in the original 15 ohm LS3/5a version designed by the BBC. Both drive units are handmade in the UK to ensure the highest quality, grading and consistency, and are identical to the original LS3/5a drive units. They are unique to Falcon. The matched 15 ohm BBC Specification FL6/23 filter networks are made exclusively by Falcon in the original transformer-style to BBC Specification and contain inductors specially made in Britain for Falcon to the original specification. The cabinets are made from specially selected graded Baltic Ply, and use Beech fillets Cabinets. They are British made to BBC Specification, and are available in a variety of natural wood veneers (see below for pictures of current veneers) with a Tygan Cloth front grille. Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a’s are sold in matched pairs only REVIEWS I've had the Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a's for several months and have powered them with every amp in the house. They played enjoyably well with all—with one exception. Class-D made these hyper-responsive, 15-ohm speakers sound dry, slightly hard, and more generalized than I like. Class-D amps awoke that napping bass bump and turned the slightly rising treble into a distraction. The LS3/5a has always been an exceptionally amp-friendly speaker, not because it makes mediocre amps sound good, but for quite the opposite reason: The LS3/5a excels at letting you hear exactly what your amp really sounds like. I doubt I'm qualified to fully answer that question—I haven't heard them all. But I do know that the Falcons make my old Rogerses sound a tad drowsy and fuzzy, like a cartridge with too many miles on it. (Perhaps I'm responding to a fresh tweeter with a slightly stronger response.) The Falcon is livelier and sings more clearly than any other LS3/5a I've heard. To my ears, this new, hypercrafted edition seems more "invisible," better toned, less "miserably" distorted or "peculiar" sounding, than any other moderately priced loudspeaker I've used in my home—ever. The Falcon LS3/5a has returned me to my roots, and served as a powerful reminder of the joys and beauties that a simple, accurate, easy-to-drive loudspeaker coupled to a charming low-powered amplifier can provide. Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/falcon-acoustics-ls35a-loudspeaker-page-2#1S1xGSxy2WlXQ4S7.99 http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/falcon-acoustics-ls35a-stand-mount-loudspeaker/ Falcon LS3/5a 15ohm (BBC Rodgers splendor King) loudspeaker speaker monitor. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Other 48h Courier.
  10. Richdirector

    Streaming Question

    Further to what I said I still think 50% is speaker in terms of budget hence my 5k tannoy ardens
  11. Richdirector

    Streaming Question

    I got linn klimax renew for 1500 a whole world away from magic and akkurate - no need for DAC
  12. Richdirector

    What to upgrade first?

    Yes if UK based..... Speakers first
  13. Richdirector

    RDC Cones

    I'll take the solid tech and the myrtle blocks..... Pm me with a something special for the weekend price please Rich
  14. Richdirector

    Recommendations for <£1000 Standmount/Bookshelf Speakers

    Or this https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202644106528
  15. Richdirector

    Recommendations for <£1000 Standmount/Bookshelf Speakers

    For your budget the pmc 22 are within range - previous versions and the bass is a bit better ...... but they are a bit rarer