meninblack

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Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Palmer 3.0
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    AN Arm3 / Io Gold
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    SF-Z/Grandinote
  • Digital Source 1
    dCS P8i Mk II
  • Digital Source 2
    SB Classic
  • DAC
    AN DAC 2.1x balanced
  • Integrated Amp
    Grandinote Shinai
  • My Speakers
    Tannoy Kensington SE
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. fuse technology

    I got a free Audiophile fuse at a show once. I think it's in the kettle. Didn't affect the taste of the tea.
  2. What are you listening to right now?

    Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
  3. audionote thread

    I haven't heard the s6c but have read that the SFz is the same transformers but with the complex switches removed because they had a negative effect on the sound.
  4. audionote thread

    That's the old version which AN (Japan) reckon wasn't as good! Second-hand SFz should be no more than £3k, but not many about. There are good discounts to be had on AN (UK) stuff if you know the right people.
  5. audionote thread

    Ridiculous. You can get a new one for £4.5k
  6. audionote thread

    I went from an IO1 with AN-S2 to IO1 with Kondo KSL-SFz to IO Gold with the SFz. The SUT was the biggest bang for the buck. There was an SUT bake-off at one Scalford, and IIRC the SFz was placed just under an AN-S9, but better than an AN-S6.
  7. Upgradeitus...

    Speakers are very personal - one man's "detail" is another's "shrieking hell of brightness." If it's a shrieking hell of brightness you are after, try Focal or Triangle. The French love their shrieking.
  8. Do you mean the kind of noise you often read about in forums/mags/cable marketing information? Noise caused by things like micro-vibrations, carpets, electromagnetic pulse, quantum phase fluctuations, extra-terrestrials, dielectric polarisation or gnomes? These kind of noises are known as Audiophile made-up noise, and can ONLY be combated by spending more money. The more you spend, the less you will be troubled.
  9. Top up your vinyl collection: 1700+ records

    Do you mean you have heard all that music and don't like it? Or it's new to you and therefore unwelcome?
  10. What are you listening to right now?

    Tiny Little Houses - Idiot Proverbs
  11. Windows 10 audio balance problems

    I have a very slight imbalance, BUT if I turn to face the other way it swaps sides! So it's my ears.
  12. What are you listening to right now?

    second 2018 album today!
  13. are crossovers essential ?

    I feel your pain! I paid extra for the "Audi Sound System" in my company-provided nazi scheisswagen, and I've ended up with tweeters next to my ears, mid-bass units next to my feet, a dull thudding from the rear parcel shelf and a full-range unit smack top centre of the dash which makes everything mono. Bah! TBH the Jimny sounds better if the engine isn't running.
  14. What are you listening to right now?

    tUnE-YaRdS - I can feel you creep into my private life FLAC