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About paulkebab

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  1. I have a Vincent KHV-1 headphone amp, I use Shure SRH 1540's and Oppo PM1 cans. Its true that the planars need more power but the Vincent is well within its capabilities. Lovely sound and I think there's enough gain for it to be used as a phono stage but you would have to check with Vincent on that.
  2. You know the score.. somethings wrong, the garage quotes you an arm and a leg so you decide to do it yourself. How much did you save and was it worth it? I had a leaking water hose and got a main dealer quote for £1200. Replaced it myself for £40. Plus knuckle skin - lots of!
  3. Never a Jag produced with a dodgy cylinder head. I know more than a few dead Rovers but it was addressed albeit too late for a reputation to stick. Production of the original engines went to Korea or somewhere that way - possibly Kia. The ZT used the Ford V8 which wasn't bad and something I was tempted with but I stuck with Jaguar. Only 25% of the Jag X-type is traceable to Ford, mainly ancilliary components and the chassis was originally from the Mondeo but was so heavily modified that it was unrecognisable as a Ford unit. I agree with the comments on here about French comfort, I cant think of anything more comfortable but after that things go downhill.
  4. 17.3" screen (as new), 500Gb SSD, 1Tb HDD, 8Gb RAM, Intel quad core processor, HD graphics, great condition and in original box. Fully reset ready for new user details, £350 posted in UK or collect Blackburn Lancs area and save postage.
  5. I use Plex, and although I don't want to do what you've written I think it will do it. You could put your formats in different folders within the main menu and name them as such then you know what format is playing. Also you can tell Plex the maximum bitrate you want to stream at to another device, which might negate the need to rip down to 160k mp3 or whatever. This would need Plex server installed on your storage device. Give it a whirl, its free.
  6. I have a Nikon D80 with 3 lenses, tubes, remote etc heres the link
  7. The 425's are fantastic on detail but never were, as per the Shure website, great on bass. Can't you EQ the problem out? Even the 215's have more bass but aren't as accurate, I've not heard any of their other IEM's. A tight fit is essential to maximize bass output though, and I had a steep learning curve on how to get the right fit.
  8. Thank you for that info, the IPL's go deep.. deeper than anything I've heard at the same physical size, it's sometimes incomprehensible that a 5" driver in such a small footprint sounds like it does. You've saved me a lot of time, I thought the PMC's were bass heaven? Anyway, I'll be onto Ivan for some dome tweeter ideas. I even considered a double ribbon but that would be double politeness! I've even tried +EQ on the tweeters but they remain sweet and smooth. Edit I don't want to push the tweeters into destruction, I think they're just too laid back as you pointed out and nothing can change that.
  9. Must agree on that, I have the s2tlm's and I'm contemplating 'stitching in' a dome tweeter alongside the ribbon, will need to get in touch with Ivan before I progress with that idea. Very interesting reading your thoughts on the PMC twenty5.23 as they seem to be a straight swapout for the IPL s2's, sizewise anyway which would be my major hurdle. Edit would you swap the IPL's for the twenty5.23's?