The Stifmeister

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About The Stifmeister

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    Kent, England
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  • Digital Source 1
    Roon & Tidal
  • Digital Source 2
    Innuos Zen Mini MKII
  • DAC
    Chord Hugo TT
  • Power Amp/s
    Leema Power Amp
  • My Speakers
    Kef R5 Speakers
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. 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.
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    PMC expensive - worth it >?>

    Amen to that.
  3. The Stifmeister

    Rega Elex R. Anyone running one of these here?

    The Rega gear is over hyped and can easily be beaten.
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    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.
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    What would you ditch...
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    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.
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    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.....
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    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.
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    Cable question (groan)

    Give the new TQ Black II Speaker cables a go, imo they are more like the more expensive ultra blacks and are phenomenal.
  10. The Stifmeister

    Streamer upgrade

    I can whole heartedly recommend the innuos zen mini II, i think i paid £600 for mine on e-bay and it came with 200 gb of music already on it which was a nice surprise, i use it in conjunction with roon and its a fantastic little bit of kit.
  11. The Stifmeister

    leaving a cd player on

    I usually power everything off at night, if I'm going to listen to music i usually give it an hour or so to let everything warm up.
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    I think i am done (for now), its taken a little time to get all the pieces together but it was worth it.
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    What would you ditch...

    IMO if you are not using your system as much as you were and not pushing it to it's potential then you need to ask yourself is it worth it? I had the Tucana 2 for a couple of years and ended up with the same dilemma you are facing, i decided to reign it in a bit, i was never going to use my amp to its full potential in my 17x15 room and hardly ever had the volume past 10 o clock, my dealer was a great help and guided me towards my current system.
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    Scammers on E Bay

    I've seen hundreds of these in the past, mainly speakers... starting bid of £2.47 or something like that, then in the description you can purchase through a link. I'm not sure if they hijack other peoples accounts but the feedback is always in the thousands. if you think it's too good to be true it probably is.
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    Leema Acoustics Owners Club

    I have been using Leema amps for some time, i decided to take my time pairing the Leema kit and its paid off in spades, I've never been happier with my system than i am now, its truly phenomenal.