Beobloke

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About Beobloke

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  • Real Name
    Adam

Wigwam Info

  • 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

    Active and passive speaker topologies with examples

    In keeping with the best past traditions of the ‘Wam, is it time this thread was awarded a cat?
  2. Beobloke

    Using TT phono cable as pure interconnect?

    Yes.
  3. Beobloke

    Active and passive speaker topologies with examples

    Much better!
  4. Beobloke

    Active and passive speaker topologies with examples

    Your drawing titles are the wrong way round! What you’ve described as the active setup is the passive one, and vice-versa.
  5. Completely wrong. Separate pre and power equals more boxes. More boxes always equals better sound.
  6. Beobloke

    ignoring the "bling" how much for state of the art ?

    With respect, no it isn’t!
  7. Beobloke

    ignoring the "bling" how much for state of the art ?

    I’m confused by why the chief engineer of a loudspeaker manufacturer would listen to a punter wanting to ruin the basic design they’ve slaved over and then cheerily offer them advice on how to do it...
  8. Beobloke

    audio desk systeme glass cd sound improver

    What???? Mods - ban him now!
  9. Beobloke

    ignoring the "bling" how much for state of the art ?

    Nope, the Beolab 5s were the Daleks!
  10. Beobloke

    ignoring the "bling" how much for state of the art ?

    To be fair, they make more visual sense in the flesh (it’s possible to work out which side is the front for a start!). Also, whilst it’s true they’re not exactly small, they don’t look ungainly in a domestic setting if you have a decent size room.
  11. Beobloke

    ignoring the "bling" how much for state of the art ?

    Really? I’ve heard them and they’re great but a horn and a big paper driver in a big box are hardly pushing the envelope of technology! For real ‘state of the art’ speakers I’d be thinking in terms of the ADAM Audio OSS, the B&O Beolab 90, the Kii Three and other active designs that optimise the speakers’ performance in the room. Even in terms of passive designs, I’d put the likes of the B&W 800D3 and Yamaha NS-5000, plus others that have come up with new materials above the JBLs.
  12. Beobloke

    audio desk systeme glass cd sound improver

    I dare not reply. I’d probably get banned.
  13. Beobloke

    Speaker terminal question

    I’m not sure why you think this is out of phase? The positive terminals of the speaker are on the left, as viewed, and the red-marked lead is plugged into them. The negatives are on the right where the blue-marked lead is, which would be correct.
  14. Beobloke

    Speaker terminal question

    It is pretty much standard procedure to reverse the phase wiring to the tweeter in a two way speaker system when both drivers use second order crossover slopes. This is because at the point where they meet, their outputs are shifted in phase by 180 degrees and if you wire them with the same polarity then you get a big dip in output at the crossover point. People sometimes get get upset and hand-wringy when they discover this. There really is no need.
  15. Beobloke

    Speaker terminal question

    I know the guys at PMC quite well. They’re a smashing bunch but they’re also quite mischievous and I would not put it past them to have connected the speakers like this for a bit of a laugh. I remember a Bristol Show demo of theirs a few years back when they asked for any questions before playing the music, and someone asked what speaker cables they were using. The response? “Blue ones...”