HoopsOnToast

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    FS - Nuforce STA120 Power Amplifier

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  2. 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 £225 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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    FS - Nuforce STA120 Power Amplifier

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    FS - Nuforce STA120 Power Amplifier

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    FS - Nuforce STA120 Power Amplifier

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    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!
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    pro-ject pre box rs

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  13. A thread for your Michell stuff I have had two Michell turntables now, first up, my old and first TT, a '70s Focus One, with the Focus Unipivot Arm: And my current Gyrodec SE
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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!
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    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
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    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
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    Hoops, Cheese or Beans?

    what do you like on your toast? back on topic..... i thought i would write a little 'blog' on my speaker experiences and in no particular order, and described in the form of alcoholic beverages - KEF XQ1 These were an inpulse buy, i heard them while visiting my brother, i had a day to wonder the streets of Brighton, and searching out HiFi shops, went into Sevenoaks, had a nice nose about and saw that they had some lovely looking Kef's in the window, and on offer, hmmmm why not have a demo, i had some CD's with me. I had them hooked up to some MF A3.5 CDP/Amp's and demo'd them against the MA RS6's. the difference between them was night and day, the RS6's literally lasted 2 minutes, IMO they sounded that bad (or in comparison to the XQ1's anyway). To this day i think that the XQ1's delivered the best overall sound and were the least comprimised, they had a lovely smooth midrange, quite sweet treble, mabye slightly recessed, but very easy to listen to, but at the time they did not grab my attention as much as the Rega R3's (more later). They also had very tight bass, probably a little lean for some, but they were placed around 8" from the walls in a relatively small room, and there was no boom at all. Overall i think they were the best speakers i have owned, and at the time a sold them, it was i did not want to bring them to uni, which was a mistake as it would have been fine, i miss them and sold them as i needed the money, less than i think they were worth.... I would describe them as probably a Gin based drink, very smooth, possibly under-rated, clean but still warm in the throat, easy to drink but will still get you smashed without knowing it! Old Hifi by RSdesignUK, on Flickr pict1184xq2 by RSdesignUK, on Flickr Rega R3 These were also a impulse buy, after the slightly restrained XQ1's i went the other way and got these, i first heard them in HifiX in Coventry along side some Dynaudio 42's and B&W CM1's, these were by far IMO the best out of the three. While in the same room as the KEF's i found they had quite lean bass, but for that, it was never boomy, not even at higher volumes, but i did find that sometimes it seemed to miss certain bass lines. The mid range was nice, but i found the treble to be slighty abraisive at times, which spoiled it for me, but from that, they had a boogie factor that simply grabbed your attention, always got my foot tapping. These had the best sound stage i have ever heard, their sound certainly bellied their diminutive size, even when i compared them to the R5's, which did not sound as 'together' and i was disapointed with the bass. They also looked very cute, i got them second hand in the Beech finish, would have prefered the darker version (rosenut?) which looked nicer. i would describe these as maybe Sambuca, like a shot it is fun, makes everything good (for a time), tastes nice, but in the end leaving you slighty 'thin'. and if drunk slowly, can be very 'nice' and rewarding. pict1169tb7 by RSdesignUK, on Flickr Rega Planet Mk1 photo00071ch4 by RSdesignUK, on Flickr Tannoy Cheviot These were a purchase of passion, i had always had a soft spot of older big Tannoys, since hearing some Lancasters when i was younger and my parents Juputer S's. i got these seperatley, the drive units first that went into Open Baffle, which actually sounded very nice, although the drivers were not optimised for this, but they sounded a little thin, so i eventually sourced some of the Cheviot cabinets. these were very easy to listen to speakers, and although being quite old, i did not find the treble rolled off at all, if i had the space, these would be my favourite, but in my smallish 11ft square room, they had a tendency to get overblown in the bass. they did have a very nice midrange and imaging but the sound stage was dissapointing. i think i would descrive these as a nice brandy, very smooth, quite warm, very 'homely', easy to drink but still powerfull. photo0163vh9 by RSdesignUK, on Flickr i will post a few pics for reference, and some more 'comments' later
  19. 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.
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    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
  23. I'm looking for another Bryston B60 Amplifier to use as a seperate Pre/Power. Ideally an older B60 rather than B60R model due to budget which is around £500. Cheers, Rob
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    Acoustic panel/treatment recommendations

    I plan to get two of the art panels to go behind my sofa with a couple of my photos. At some point anyway.....
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    Acoustic panel/treatment recommendations

    Anyway, I would recommend the GIK products.