The Chronicals

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About The Chronicals

  • Rank
    Experienced Wammer

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  • Location
    London

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  • Turn Table
    Gyrodec SE HR
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME 309 Koetsu Red T
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Pathos In The Groove
  • Digital Source 1
    Cambridge Audio 851N
  • Digital Source 2
    Sony UBP-X800 QNAP
  • DAC
    Pathos HiDac/CA 851N
  • Integrated Amp
    Pathos Inpol RemixII
  • My Speakers
    Kef R5
  • Headphones
    Bose Quiet Comfort II
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. The Chronicals

    Kef R3 demo thoughts

    Hi Tony, yes I thought you'd be in like a flash, my threatening shadow.
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    Classifieds - I would buy this if....

    'Typically premium delivery options'. Couriers are couriers, you can choose who you want to use, premium or not. 'Better financial protection' Sure the emphasis is on the company selling it, but if you insure your delivery with a third party handler that specifically insures Hifi, or in fact a courier that does, theres no real issue, and ensure you pay by PayPal and package correctly. 'Listening before purchase'. You can do this on Skype to check functionality, and also inspect condition Of course its personal choice wanting to collect, but is sure does restrict things for yourself, and no need to say it on someones selling post, which is what this 'annoyances' thread is about..
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    Classifieds - I would buy this if....

    I wonder how all the online stores do it. I wonder how my 5k amplifier got to my house from Italy. Crazy.
  4. The Chronicals

    Kef R3 demo thoughts

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    Classifieds - I would buy this if....

    lol, yes I love the 'i'd buy this if you where closer'....cause ya know, billions of parcels don't get send worldwide through courier networks on a daily basis any anything like that. I mean, that would just be insane.
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    Kef R3 demo thoughts

  7. The Chronicals

    Kef R3 demo thoughts

    He was just trolling Cno..
  8. The Chronicals

    Vinyl is a life’s journey

    This is the type of thing that will probably never be able to be repeated by children of today...so what you have, is biblical.
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    Kef R3 demo thoughts

    You really need to get more amp and speakers and try them out with each...or just accept that this may be a long term 'thing' of chopping and changing, synergy is very important, especially as some brands do have a 'house' sound. You also have to take into account what DAC you are using too. For me, if I listen to a Chord DAC, I hate it, and I went through quite a few DACS to find the 'one' for me, but the amp and speakers are the primary concern imo. You are evidently very specific about the sound you want to achieve, and thats probably the same for pretty much everyone on this forum, and there probably isn't a single one who hasn't changed their amp or speakers multiple times at the very least. Does your dealer stock Marantz? Try one of their higher end amplifiers, you may quite like it, and Marantz are more affordable than the likes of Pathos, and more freely available so it should be fairly easy to give one a go. I've never liked Rega stuff at all. I really cant imagine you enjoying listening to Zero 7 or J5 through a set of Harbeths. Maybe thats the next mission, a couple of Class A amps with those speakers. Should give you much more of an insight.
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    Kef R3 demo thoughts

    I really wish Harbeth would make a speaker that looks good with these apparent audible qualities, they sound like a speaker I would quite like!
  11. The Chronicals

    Kef R3 demo thoughts

    I don't think you're going to be disappointed with the Special 40's in the long run...we all have different priorities, for me, Id rather get a better amp and then use the Kefs than spunk it all on speakers, but doing it your way round means you can work up towards a better amp for the S40's. Always go with your gut.
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    Kef R3 demo thoughts

    Class A is always the way to go..Imagine a Class A with the Dyns...
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    Kef R3 demo thoughts

    If you where spending £1500 on that Rega amplifier and £2500 on the S40's...then Id go for the R3, and put the potential grand saving into a Pathos https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pathos-Inpol-Remix-MKII-Integrated-Amplifier-Warranty-Authorised-Dealer/123743643476?hash=item1ccfb22754:g:4iwAAOSwS4Vb8~ZZ Although, if you ring Robbie at Audio Oasis, he can probably do you a better deal. I know this ebay seller will knock a few hundred off as well as I had already inquired about it before I got my one from Robbie Theres also the baby one.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ampli-PATHOS-classic-one/173893946166?hash=item287ce30b36:g:c2YAAOSwSiVczsfq
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    Classifieds - I would buy this if....

    ...or one of my 'holiday' homes or other houses...
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    Kef R3 demo thoughts

    What does the price difference work out at when you include the stands at your dealers deal rate? Because if its like a grand, you could have an immense class A amp as well... Tbh, I may be moving to the same type of property and I think I am turning away from rear ported speakers. Ive been looking at front ports like the Triangle Theta's, less boom, less neighbour annoyance. Oh and its total hassle...hence why I planned to have a £1500 Hifi setup a few years ago, I now have a £15k setup. Its ridiculous, but you search the sound you want to hear, and that for me, was expensive (to me anyway)