The Stifmeister

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    Kent, England
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  • Digital Source 1
    Innuos Zen Mini MKII
  • DAC
    Chord Hugo TT DAC
  • Power Amp/s
    Leema Power Amp
  • My Speakers
    Kef R5 Speakers
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. The Stifmeister

    Spendor A4 v Dynaudio Special 40 demo

    The R5's are stunning, mine are properly run in now so I'm looking for some Amp recommendations , budget 2-3k.
  2. The Stifmeister

    Arcam Delta 60 amp upgrade

    I wouldn't know, my power amp doesn't require a remote, i use my Chord Hugo TT remote for sound/input duties. I don't think a remote control is a deal clincher over sound & build quality.
  3. The Stifmeister

    Arcam Delta 60 amp upgrade

    Spot on! Leema is very overlooked but shouldn't be, there presentation is warm and very similar to Arcam with a much better build quality.
  4. The Stifmeister

    Define a "Classic"?

    If i think back to hi-fi in the 70's & 80's that's what i deem to be classic. i also like the old retro style amplifiers, i think they have that classic trait. some modern day hi-fi especially Blu-Ray players are just cheap plastic that will never gain that classic status. a real shame.
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    Speaker terminal question

    I have been using the diamond wiring since this thread started, for me it has robbed the lower frequencies, the bass has less punch and sounds thinner, plugging the cables back into the bottom terminals has given me back a fuller punchier sound, it was worth a try but in my case it's not worth it.
  6. The Stifmeister

    Speaker terminal question

    more like "cock" n "womble".
  7. The Stifmeister

    Speaker terminal question

    It's called diamond wiring, here's a link to someone who can explain it better than me.
  8. The Stifmeister

    Bollox to most of the science - I'd like a new cable

    I wasn't aware TQ had released the Black II XLR Cable? I Know the Ultra Black has been released, i would ask how old the cables you have borrowed are, what you are describing is what i had for the first 5-10 days before the cables were fully run in. leave them in and give it a week or so. i think you will find they will open up very nicely.
  9. The Stifmeister

    PMC expensive - worth it >?>

    Amen to that.
  10. The Stifmeister

    Rega Elex R. Anyone running one of these here?

    The Rega gear is over hyped and can easily be beaten.
  11. The Stifmeister

    Rega Elex R. Anyone running one of these here?

    Try Home Media in Maidstone if you are in this neck of the woods, i was tempted by the Rega Elicit but after a few demo's i soon learnt a valuable lesson.
  12. The Stifmeister

    What would you ditch...
  13. The Stifmeister

    What would you ditch...

    I don't blame you for ditching the Tucana, i was sceptical when i ditched mine but like you i wasn't using it to its potential and now use a Leema power amp for my Kef r5 's, a third of the price and no difference in sound. this is what swayed it for me.... from the Leema website Q & A section. There is not much advantage in swapping the Elements amps for a Tucana, but a pair of Hydra’s in monoblock mode would deliver serious current and exceptional performance.
  14. The Stifmeister

    Floor stander Virgin

    Indeed! i demo'd the ref r5's against the PMC 25.23 and the KEF's definitely smoked them! in comparison the PMC's sounded thin whereas the KEF's had a smoother fuller sound. oh and £1300 cheaper.....
  15. The Stifmeister

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    I Have been meaning to get myself some floor standing speakers for some time but nothing really appealed to me, that is until i heard the new kef r series, lovely speakers.