Beobloke

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About Beobloke

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  • Real Name
    Adam

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  • Turn Table
    Nakamichi TX-1000
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME 309/MC Essence
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Anatek MC1
  • Digital Source 1
    Marantz CD-94
  • Digital Source 2
    B&O BS9000
  • DAC
    Marantz CDA-94
  • Integrated Amp
    -
  • Pre-Amp
    Yamaha CX-10000
  • Power Amp/s
    -
  • My Speakers
    B&O Beolab 90
  • Trade Status
    I am in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Beobloke

    Vintage Technics SB-7000A Loudspeakers

    I grabbed a pair of the earlier SB-7000s off this very forum for a friend. He’s done a nice restoration job on them and they sound absolutely superb. Well worth grabbing and fettling, IMHO!
  2. Beobloke

    Naim ND555 - a brief listen to their best streamer

    Then I apologise for being wrong for so many years - I never realised. Looks like I might as well start selling off a few turntables as they clearly don’t sound as good as I thought they did. I feel a bit silly now, to be honest.
  3. Beobloke

    Naim ND555 - a brief listen to their best streamer

    Off the top of my head... - Naim CD555 - Marantz CD94 - Meridian 808 - Yamaha CD-S2000 - Cambridge Azur 851C
  4. Beobloke

    Naim ND555 - a brief listen to their best streamer

    The point of the turntable demo was to show off their phono preamp - the Superline (which is a lovely thing BTW). The deck also had a Naim Aro arm fitted. As to which ways the NDS was superior, it had better imaging, deeper bass and just sounded more coherent, dynamic and spacious - traits I usually associate with high end vinyl! As to your suggestion of looking for different sound from digital and vinyl, this seems like an odd concept to me. I know the sound I’m looking for and quite a few CD players have given it to me, as has that NDS. it just so happens that most of the time I hear it, a record is playing.
  5. Beobloke

    Naim ND555 - a brief listen to their best streamer

    For what it’s worth, the only time I have ever been properly spellbound by the performance of a streaming system, it was a full Naim setup with the NDS/555PS at the helm, so I have no problem believing the newbie is something special. As an amusing aside, there was also a vinyl aspect to the demo using a turntable I know pretty well so I was expecting more good things. The NDS absolutely trounced it, which rather shocked me!
  6. Beobloke

    What companies, out of Business, did you LOVE???

    Different company.
  7. Beobloke

    What companies, out of Business, did you LOVE???

    - Vestax - Nakamichi (proper Nakamichi, that is) - Micro Seiki And +1 for Ferrograph
  8. Beobloke

    What companies, out of Business, did you LOVE???

    Er, Garrard are still going... +1 for Alphason,
  9. No it doesn’t and I’ll come round and slap you if you say it does. N.B. - for clarification, this was a joke.
  10. I tried this ‘enjoying the music’ lark once, but it got in the way of the fiddling and faffing, so I gave it up pretty quickly.
  11. I’m not aware that discussion of such items is disallowed. However, do be advised that there is a strong chance that p*ss will be taken, particularly when you get to the extremes of fooses...er, sorry, fuses, grounding boxes, carpet gripper rods and shakti stones. Heck, I’ll probably dive in at that point...
  12. Beobloke

    I did something silly today. ATC SCM150ASL

    I find the title of this thread quite upsetting. Buying big, ugly speakers is NEVER a silly thing!!
  13. Beobloke

    What companies, out of Business, did you LOVE???

    - Anatek Audio. - ADAM Audio. The company is still going strong but they’ve pulled out of the high end hi-fi market, which I think is a crying shame. - Goodmans. Proper Goodmans, that is, not Chinese tat Goodmans. - Pentachord - BSR (only kidding!!)
  14. Beobloke

    WAF

    Again, I didn’t say you could!
  15. Beobloke

    WAF

    I completely agree. I never said they were! My point was that, in the same way that a tall, thin speaker won’t necessarily sound bad, a big fat speaker with huge drivers won’t necessarily sound good. Especially if you think of those resonant monstrosities from the 1970s where more than a few manufacturers appear to have designed them by throwing as many mismatched drive units at the baffle as they could, and hoping lots stuck!