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About meninblack

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  • Turn Table
    Palmer 3.0
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    AN Arm3 / Io Gold
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • 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. meninblack

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Send me a cable to try and I will honestly try it and honestly report back.
  2. meninblack

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Toi be fair, there is nothing which could help your speakers.
  3. meninblack

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    So do you think it's RFI which makes Chord electronics sound so clangingly awful? And Linn?
  4. meninblack

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    It's the internet - everyone has an agenda. Yours is to shill your foo cables without paying dealer fees. Which is under discussion.
  5. meninblack

    Tell me more about Hybrid Class A

    My Grandinote Class A amp puts out up to 37 watts per channel, but draws 270 watts from the mains all the time. So depending on speaker load it is putting out a minimum of 200 watts as heat, all the time. So about 1/15th of the output of a powerful fan heater.
  6. meninblack

    Cricket World Cup 2019

    I was in a restaurant in Boulogne with various family members, looking at cricinfo commentary on my phone. I think the other guests were puzzled that we kept cheering!
  7. meninblack

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    No. Shit speakers make systems sound bright. But so many audiophiles buy them anyway.
  8. meninblack

    How much snake oil can one buy?

    What people often, fail, to realise is, that what look, like commas may, just be dirty marks on your, screen.
  9. meninblack

    What wireless routers are we using?

    I have a Netgear D6400, with 7 wired connections and 2 or 3 5GHz wireless. Works a lot better than the previous Home Hub, which would get confused if you connected more than two devices to the wireless.
  10. meninblack

    Took the plunge again....Harbeth & Sugden

    Oh, it really can. But you need to spend a lot.
  11. We see you as ants, Tin. It's barely worth stepping on you.
  12. meninblack

    Took the plunge again....Harbeth & Sugden

    They don't have to. It's a balance between getting the very, very best out of marvellous recordings and making less good recordings listenable. A choice. If you choose the highest-fi, you limit your listening to those brilliant recordings. I might if I listened to 100% classical, but I don't, so no.
  13. meninblack

    What are you listening to right now?

    Ja! Sputnik - Lift Off Saw them play last night, at a bike rally of all places. NOT your usual Biker fodder.
  14. meninblack

    Is it just me?

    Oh god! Dump him NOW!!
  15. meninblack

    What magazines (paper ones)...

    Private Eye and Classic & Sports Car, occasionally Back Street Heroes