Dvddvd

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About Dvddvd

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  • Location
    York
  • Real Name
    Graham

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  • Turn Table
    Michell SE
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Michell technoarm
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Rothwell sut
  • DAC
    Audiolab M dac
  • Integrated Amp
    Arcam AV888
  • Pre-Amp
    Bryston bp25
  • Power Amp/s
    2 X Bryston 7bsst
  • My Speakers
    Kef Reference 2.2
  • Headphones
    Momentum over ear
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Dvddvd

    Explain this then?

    I assumed smart meters did something new? I had an Owl smart meter about 7 years ago? They don't seemed to have changed since then, except you can check online? But the " smart "bit seems just the same. 30 second minute job to "install" just clip onto the live tail after your meter and that's it and around £6.00 delivered from eBay
  2. Dvddvd

    Explain this then?

    I was shocked that my integrated coffee machine which I used to leave on all day, it used to cycle heating the water every 5 -10 mins was over 2000 watts! So how much does people pay on electric? Monthly? Gas central heating.. Mine had shot up to £220 a month a friend with similair house was paying £90, so of course my wife blamed my hifi
  3. Dvddvd

    Explain this then?

    I was surprised how little wattage they took, somebody on here said they will cost a fortune to run but at this rate 12 pence for 4 hours listening ?
  4. Dvddvd

    Explain this then?

    The only thing different i have is two 15db attenuators on the outputs of the pre amp due to matching a sub level, I would of thought that would make it draw more wattage due you higher volume setting?
  5. Dvddvd

    Explain this then?

    I bought a smart meter and fitted it over the weekend, I tried different things in my house. The grill on the oven shot it up to 2500watt. So I tested it on my hifi to see how much it was costing to run Speakers which are, Kef reference model 2 which are 4 ohm. The pre amp a Bryston 25bp, and two Bryston 7 bsst mono blocks which are rated at 900watt into 4 ohm. They quote power consumption on the Bryston 7bsst at 1980 watt each. i turned on my pre amp, power amps (a big surge at switch on) M dac and cocktail streamer I set the volume at roughly 95 db which I set with my SPL meter. Picked a track and...........260 watts??? It went up and down by a few watts to the music , but only 260 watts?
  6. Dvddvd

    How much power do you need for...

    If you talk about actual volume, I put the details in a spl calculator. A 93db sensitive speaker listened at 3.5mm distance produced 108db with a 200 watt amplifiers. With a 900 watt amplifier, same speakers, same distance produced 114db ? What about headroom? Surely it's better to just have an amp cruising along instead of thrashing it all the time? Also with different frequencies the load changes? So a bigger wattage amp can cope with the impedance changes? It's not all about actual volume, when I changed from a 200 watt to a 900 watt the sound sounded more solid, more of a grip on everything, it was more relaxed. I still listen to my music at the same volume, it's just smoother, more weight behind it, crisper as if everything is under control.
  7. Dvddvd

    How much power do you need for...

    Hi nearly everything I own Ive bought second hand over the years and some of it is quite old too. I find you can get some bargains buying second hand if you wait for the right deal. example the 2 x Bryston 7bsst and Bryston 25BP pre amp in total were around £3000, the RRP now for the equivalent models are around £18,000 What I have with what i paid second hand in brackets next to the items Bryston BP25 pre amp (£750) Arcam AV888 processor for AV use (£750) They both share the Bryston 7bsst mono blocks on left and right duties with the aid of an XLR switch (£2225) For AV I use a Bryston 9bsst 3 channel which powers the centre and rear surrounds. (£1500) Speakers are Kef reference model 2 for left and right (£500) a Kef reference 200c centre(£250) and Kef reference TDM34 DS for surrounds. (£200) Subs are a 1 x SVS ultra 13 (I bought new £1700) and 2 x DIY 12 inch sealed subs powered by an Anthony Gallo Bass amp.(£300) oh and a Audiolab MDAC, (£300) Cocktail audio streamer (bought new £500) and a Michell Gyrodec turntable (£800)
  8. Dvddvd

    How much power do you need for...

    Thanks I may pick up another second hand 5 channel Bryson 9bsst and use it with my processor and use the extra channels when I upgrade to Atmos. i normally listen with the pre amp volume at 12 o'clock but thats mainly due to having trouble matching the outputs of the unbalanced and balanced outputs to the subs. In the end I had to put an Atenuator on the outputs to bring it down by 15db
  9. Dvddvd

    How much does this power amp cost to run?

    Thanks I've ordered a smart meter from eBay
  10. Dvddvd

    How much power do you need for...

    I don't have kids at home and I'm the only one who uses my hifi, the AV processor which shares the power amps too has a maximum volume lock in the set up menus for use if I suppose you have kids at home. So a Bryston 28bsst rated at 1000 watts @ 8 ohms or 1600 watts @ 4 ohm is a bit of a overkill then? Who would need that much power and why ?
  11. Dvddvd

    How much power do you need for...

    I never listen at anymore than 90db -95db, I check it with a sound level meter! When I first got them they didn't sound too loud you could just turn it up and up the sound was so pure, it was not until I went in the garden and you could hear how mind blowing loud it actually was! I did feel a little fuzzy headed and Ill for The rest of the day! If I put my TVs volume on above 50 the sound grates on me, I put the SPL meter on it and it was 75db
  12. Dvddvd

    How much power do you need for...

    I was initially looking for a Bryston 4bsst stereo power amp and they normally sell for £2000 to £2500 second hand. After advertising on an AV forum I was offered a pair of mint, boxed Bryston 7bsst for £2200 so I bought them, I never intended to go for 900watts ! They replaced my Bryston 9bsst which I use for rear and centre duties.
  13. Dvddvd

    How much power do you need for...

    Hi thanks I have Bryston 7 bssts powering my left and right which are 900 watt into a 4 ohm load, but if i used the same speakers for rear duties at present I'm using a 3 channel Bryston 9bsst which is 200 watt into a 4 ohm load? But I suppose the rear channels won't need as much power as its normally a lot quieter out of the rears? Thanls
  14. Dvddvd

    How much power do you need for...

    I did and just got they are suitable for 24 - 500 watt amplifiers
  15. Dvddvd

    How much power do you need for...

    Hi I meant when in av use the crossover between sub and speaker would be 80 htz.