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About kukulec

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    Pro-ject DAC Box S2
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    Primare I22
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    ELAC FS 147
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    AKG Y50 + Sennheiser 202
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Please keep us informed, I am very interested about your findings with that speaker.
  2. Dear All, my question would go first for the speakers. How can I clean properly the laquer layer and treat the micro scratches on speakers?
  3. kukulec

    Power (watt)

    I just don't get where this idea is going, however here is just a short story: I was about selling my elac 403, which is not that easy to drive. one of the interested brought his nuprime, around 80-100w at 4 ohm. at a bit louder than average volume it shut down the system (with yellow - race). we changed to cxa80 and we went util a point (not more than 12-13 o'clock) where we could have damaged our ears and our neighbours would call the police. conclusion: written watts means nothing; there are brands where you can believe the power ratings. what matters, what is the max an amp can reliably handle. don't know what loud means for others, but in my experience a proper 70-80 watt amp can drive most of the speakers even on high volumes. the power supply is quite important. if you see a nice toroid trasformer, it is a good sign.
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    Hello, thank you for the inputs. I think I will buy the AT LP5, as it seems to be easy. Tune: I don't get the deck part. What device should I buy and how would it work?
  5. You will not regret it. I had VD 4 mm and XT40. I heard them with four of my speakers and two amps. QED had more resolution, more clarity.
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    Thank you all, many great advices! What sems to be sure is that the very rare LPs would go to a professional company. With the rest: if I could connect my CXA80 to the turntable, do I understand correctly that I would only need a software? I ask that because we have a very old Elin player (I would avoid it on a longterm) and first maybe I would just try it to see what could be the result. Other question: if I buy a Pro-Ject AD Box S2 and a separate turntable, would I get better result than with the Audio Technica?
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    Dear All, My father has around 100 vinyls, mostly more than 40 years old ones. I tought that as I do not have any player I would get one. The primary objective would be to transfer the content of those to PC, into wav file. To have the best results in the easiest way what options could I have? Project Essential III Record Master or Audio Technica LP5 are good quality products?
  8. Basically I heard all the jet series up to 507. Have at home a 147 (407 size) and a 249.3 (409 size). If you have a lot of furnitures you can place the 409. However, within normal conditions the 407 would be more than enough if you pair it with a strong amplifier and it is also easier to adjust them to your room. The advantage of the 409 is that you do not have to turn up the volume to hear the deep bass.
  9. I think your setup is far from reaching the limits of your speakers. (bright sound can also be handled with cables - please do not start war here - within a small range). + 1 vote to sell both of your amps and buy the best possible you can afford. Emotiva I heared, for me they are dry as hell.
  10. The Nad 356 would be a good option. If not, I would search for second hand of those: Roksan K3, Primare i21/22, a stronger Cambridge or Yamaha.
  11. After around 40 hours the cables improved a lot. The sound is well "rounded" the high frequencies are clean and smooth, the mid is correct, the bass is really strong. Resolution is correct, however this cable is not about details. It has a relaxed and very enjoyable sound, but not as fresh and agile as QEDs. It really depends on personal preferences, but it worths more that the price I payed.
  12. uh, maybe I have not learned well enough the EU politics during my studies, but when I read something like this, it seems that people have absolutely no clue what they are speaking about. to the topic: brexit would help the "EU" companies, as the price of UK products would go up. Where I live, Cambridge Audio, Monitor Audio, KEF, Rega and Tannoy are the most popular british products as far as I could see in the topics. however, the competiotion is there, every hi-fi enthusiasts know about Primare, Vincent, Canton, Elac, Quadral, Focal, Sonus Faber, T+A, Pro-ject, Dynaudio, Dali, Hegel etc.. I still hope there will be a smart and fair agreement.