Sparkydude

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About Sparkydude

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    Sparkydude

Personal Info

  • Location
    Manchester
  • Real Name
    Mike

Wigwam Info

  • Digital Source 1
    Innuos Zen Mini Mk3
  • Digital Source 2
    TIDAL HiFi
  • DAC
    RME ADI-2 FS
  • Integrated Amp
    Arcam SR250
  • My Speakers
    Spendor A7
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. She says..."can we afford this" I say..." Of course darling" through gritted teeth. 😂
  2. Cheers pal. I'll get onto that when I get home on Friday (if the wife n kids don't get in the way) 😂
  3. I have a friend down south who has a Primare integrated with Spendor A4's and she absolutely raves about it. She recommended Primare as it wasn't even on my radar to be fair. I think a pre/pro might suit me better as I can add to it easier in future whereas if I fancy a change with an integrated, I'll have to sell on the integrated for a new one. Bit costlier but I think a better option. 🤔 Like the look of the ATC but it has no XLR inputs/outputs so I'll have to pass on that one I'm afraid.
  4. Ok guys, I am starting to zone in on the products that I feel will suit my system after much much deliberation and research. 1. Musical Fidelity M6 pre/pro 2. Musical Fidelity M6 500i 3. Primare pre/pro (PRE-35/A35.2) 4. Leema Tucana II Anniversary All of the above are of a similar price although the Primare is slightly higher in cost. But I might be able to strike a deal on it. I'll probably get around £2k for my Arcam and Cyrus which will leave me with between £1.5-£2k to find. I now need to do a touch more research and try to organise a demo at the very least. Due to my time at Nigel's, I feel I know the MF house sound which is warm and full bodied but with the potential to be quite weak with bass. The Primare I'm told it a "fast" and "dynamic" set up apparently but I'm yet to hear this. The Leema is a complete unknown to me. Any thoughts on the direction I'm heading guys? Re-posted for added effect. 😎🖐️
  5. That's perfect! Mine are about 2 metres apart with a larger 20 degree toe in and about a foot from the front wall (to the front baffle). Right speaker is around 12-15 cms from side wall. Left speaker is open.... I'm away from home as usual so I'm guessing with my measurements here....
  6. Totally get what you're saying Peter but if it doesn't work out, I'll have to then faff about reboxing them all up again and then there's the challenge of trying to sell them on. 🤯 If it was just a music set up in a straightforward hifi rack, I would probably do it but because I'm integrating AV into it all too, it's a big pain in the a**e unhooking it all. 🤐
  7. Thank you so much for the advice! I'll play around with placement as you suggest because I'm sure I can improve things a little. It's a shame my right speaker is close to a side wall but my ears and brain will filter that out nicely (I hope). I've often considered putting a shout out to a "specialist" to pay them to do it for me! 😂
  8. I'm a touch jealous! 😂 Maybe when the kids have moved out.........
  9. Ok guys, I am starting to zone in on the products that I feel will suit my system after much much deliberation and research. 1. Musical Fidelity M6 pre/pro 2. Primare pre/pro (PRE-35/A35.2) 3. Leema Tucana II Anniversary All of the above are of a similar price although the Primare is slightly higher in cost. But I might be able to strike a deal on it. I'll probably get around £2k for my Arcam and Cyrus which will leave me with between £1.5-£2k to find. I now need to do a touch more research and try to organise a demo at the very least. Due to my time at Nigel's, I feel I know the MF house sound which is warm and full bodied but with the potential to be quite weak with bass. The Primare I'm told it a "fast" and "dynamic" set up apparently but I'm yet to hear this. The Leema is a complete unknown to me. Any thoughts on the direction I'm heading guys?
  10. I have a friend in America who has those ATC's and he swears by them. He started with a substantial separates system but claims these actives blow his previous efforts away with ease. Great if you have the cash...😊
  11. Hi Peter. I'm afraid I didn't get much chance this weekend just gone as I've been mad busy. Rest assured I'll give it a listen when the opportunity arises! 😎👍
  12. Hi. Agree with you on that as far as the speaker placement is concerned. I'm quite limited in aide movement but front to rear is doable. What am I looking for though in the sound? Will it be obvious to me the difference in the sound? Are there any particular tracks I can use to test this? Should I do this in stereo or mono?
  13. Hi. Been mad busy at work so not been able to post. I'll catch up with everything tomorrow... I'm off to sleep...
  14. Hi Martin. I did this once but didn't raise the speaker so I think I caught a floor bounce? I want to do it just to learn more than anything. Once I get into something I tend to go all out on it. 👍😎