HoopsOnToast

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About HoopsOnToast

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    Faringdon
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    Rob

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    Rega P9
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    RB1000 AT33/PTGII
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    KEF 201/2
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. HoopsOnToast

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    I really like them, not the last word in bass but they work very well in my room. I don't feel the need to add a tweeter although I do like the idea of using the drivers with some bass support.
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Yes, very much so. I've not listened to the P9 as much as I have recently, in the last month even more!
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr DIY Source Selector by Robert Seymour, on Flickr From the previous post, I have moved the Rega Saturn on as there was not enough of an improvement on the Sony, and added a MiniDSP 2x4HD ahead of a multi-way DIY speaker project. I've also added a long standing 'want' in the Something Solid rack, with my own 30mm Baltic Birch Ply shelves for the moment. Sources Sony DVP-S9000ES Rega P9 / Ania Ray Samuels Nighthawk F117 Logitech Bluetooth Adapter Source Selector Box (DIY) Integrated Amplifier Decware Zen SE84C (DIY) Speakers Supravox 165-2000 (DIY)
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    Sub bass & bass Speakers with 18" Volt RV4564 drivers

    Sweet, you can't go wrong with Volt Bass! Although I have only used a couple of the 'smaller' 8" and 10" mid-bass drivers!
  5. HoopsOnToast

    pro-ject pre box rs

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  6. I have a Nuforce STA120 Power Amplifier spare and not being used to making some space. I bought this second hand but sealed 'as new' and its only be been used a handful of times by me, and in excellent condition. The black finish is excellent but does show up dust and finger marks, as can be seen in the photos. Its a great little power amp (2x85w@8ohms and 2x125w@4ohms) and compact (W-215mm x D-230mm x H-50mm) and its Class-D but with a large built in Linear Power Supply. It has a remote that can turn it on/off but no other functions. Comes with Original Box, Power Cable, Remote and Instuctions. Specs https://www.optoma.com/ap-nuforce/product/sta120/ Review http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/nuforce-sta120-power-amplifier http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/optoma-nuforce-dac80-dac-and-sta120-power-amplifier/ Looking for £250 including UK Mainland Delivery Collection from Faringdon, Nr Swindon. Nuforce STA120 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Nuforce STA120 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Nuforce STA120 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Nuforce STA120 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
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    Standmounts that are good at low volumes

    I had the Heresey IIs, really wanted to love them but just did not get on. The Juras certainly are muddy!
  8. HoopsOnToast

    Standmounts that are good at low volumes

    Ah the Heresey, sounded 'good' at low volumes, only as they sounded terrible with anything other than background music. Just terrible! With my little Decware Zen, I so wanted it to work but had two problems, could not get the bass to work in my room (against the wall, away from wall, in the corner, on stands etc) as well as just something horrible going on in the midrange/low treble, really coloured! Being constructive, I would go with Rega R1/RS1/RX1 if they have to be 'standmount', Acoustic Energy AE2s could be a shout if a bit larger and possibly over budget. 'Small' floorstanders like the Rega R3 range or Alya/Ela would be a good shout too, integrate well into rooms and work well near rear walls. If its going near rear walls something like the Vandersteen 1C would be ideal. Designed to work next to rear walls to take up little space, very good room integration with nice even bass and work very well at low volumes. Other than that, some Frugelhorn speakers would be a good shout.
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    Roy Gandy Q&A

    I'd recommend the book as well, excellent read and great insight into Roy and Rega's history
  10. HoopsOnToast

    Hoops, Cheese or Beans?

    Couple of changes, finally got round to adding a new a new Something Solid rack and moved back to the ever present Sony DVP-S9000ES CDP System by Robert Seymour, on Flickr And built a Source Selector Box to add some more inputs to the MiniDSP 2x4HD which I am using as a Preamp and DSP/Active Crossover. DIY Source Switch by Robert Seymour, on Flickr DIY Source Selector by Robert Seymour, on Flickr DIY Source Selector by Robert Seymour, on Flickr [/url ]DIY Source Selector by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
  11. My realistic but slightly dreamy would be a pair of these Decware Zen Monos And via the MiniDSP, A pair of Supravox 400-EXC bass drivers (with a PSU & Amp) to match with my existing 165-2000 Supravox 165-2000 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Basically along the line of these Japanese builds... http://www.soundparts.server-shared.com/fieldsupeker.html https://soundbox.co.jp/PureAudio/products.htm Would probably keep the P9, don't need anything better although always lusted after an SME Model 10....
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    FS - Rega Saturn (Black)

    I have decided to sell my Rega Saturn as I have been using my old Sony more and putting the money towards another speaker project. I bought this off from Pinkfishmedia around a month ago and its worked fautlessly since both using the analogue out and into a DAC. Its in good condition, a few small marks here and there, please have a good look at the photos. I can send high res versions if required.A few small areas have been touched up, again not really noticable but want to mention anyway. Comes with Original Box, Manual and Remote. Looking for £SOLD including UK Delivery. Collection from Faringdon, nr Swindon. Rega Saturn by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Rega Saturn by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Rega Saturn by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Rega Saturn by Robert Seymour, on Flickr Rega Saturn by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
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    Measuring T/S parameters using REW

    I tried using a similar jig and REW, gave up and bought a Dayton DATS, its excellent for measuring T/S parameters. I still use REW for everything else.
  14. HoopsOnToast

    Sub bass & bass Speakers with 18" Volt RV4564 drivers

    Just for reference, Unibox is my favourite box calculator (excel spreadsheet) http://audio.claub.net/software/kougaard/ubmodel.html