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About Electro

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    South Ockendon Essex
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  • Digital Source 1
    Electrocompaniet EMC
  • Digital Source 2
    Cambridge id100
  • DAC
    Electro ECD 1
  • Pre-Amp
    Electro EC 4.8
  • Power Amp/s
    AW 180 Mono's
  • My Speakers
    PMC PB1i
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Good post ! The highlighted bit is not always the case, I am constantly on the look out for new types and styles of music and nearly all my discoveries are first played on my computer speakers and if the music captures my imagination I investigate further and add it to a new playlist which is then played on my main system . I am constantly amazed just how much fantastic well recorded non mainstream music is out there if you take the time to look for it . Some people seem to get stuck in a musical rut and only listen to music from their youth when there is so much fantastic music out there made by virtually unknown young artists . I often go to gigs where I am at least 30 years older than the rest of the audience.
  2. Electro

    What are you listening to right now?

    Studnitzky - Memento .
  3. Electro

    one word daily

  4. Electro

    one word daily

  5. Electro

    What are you listening to right now?

    Tanita Tikaram - Sentimental .
  6. No, I have never tried the Topping but as far as I know the only things they have in common are the Tripath 2022 chips and a similar sized box. Here's a bit more info on the biggerT180 . http://singaporehifi.blogspot.com/2014/06/pop-pulse-t-amp180-integrated-amplifier.html
  7. I have always liked Tripath amps, not the little flea watt ones but properly designed ones with a decent power supply. I owned a Poppulse T150 for a few years for use in a second system and it was an amazing little amp that was extremely well designed and built and sounded better to me than anything near the price of £ 170. I gave it to a mate to power his PMC DB1i's to replace his old Cyrus pre/ power combo with PXSR because he wanted to cut down on boxes , and to be honest it sounds better than the much more expensive Cyrus combo, the only downside is only one input , it is powered on 24/7 and is used every day and is about 8 or more years old now. It can also be bridged into a monoblock with a simple disconnection of the preamp section and plug swap. Poppulse have a much larger far more versatile Tripath model now called the T180, and it's a seriously good amp for the money . https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/integrated-amplifier/poppulse-t180-t-amp-amplifier-2xtripath-ta2022-2x120w-8-ohm-p-7981.html
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    one word daily

  9. Very true ! But the customer may limit what he can actually do with the room and speaker positioning. Given a free rein with the system and room I am sure he could set things up perfectly .
  10. Electro

    What are you listening to right now?

    Hooverphonic - With Orchestra live at Koningen Elisabethaal 2012. This is one of my favorite live albums, it's beautiful music. I just wish I had been there !
  11. I think the Fenestria's may need an amp with a bit more power, current, and higher damping factor than the Naim can provide. A more suitable amp might control the bass far more effectively. If you are spending this sort of money on a pair of speakers then room acoustic treatment is an absolute must or they are money wasted imo, they need to be pulled well clear of those corners to stand a chance of sounding more balanced. Lovely speakers though, I am quite jealous in a nice way . .
  12. Electro

    What are you listening to right now?

    Jan Akkerman live in Tokyo 2009. Probably his best ever live album recording.
  13. Electro

    Three Words Daily

    Put wellies on
  14. Electro

    What are you listening to right now?

    Jan Akkerman - Old Tennis Shoes .
  15. Electro

    Downtempo Electronica

    Boerd - Dwaal.