Stuffed Chimp

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  • Digital Source 1
    Quad 99
  • Integrated Amp
    Denon PMA2010ae
  • My Speakers
    KEF Reference 3.2

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  1. Stuffed Chimp

    Denon PMA2010ae integrated amplifier

    Thanks for all the kind words chaps. I'm pleased to say this amp is now SOLD.
  2. Stuffed Chimp

    Kef Reference Model 3.2

    These have had a bit of interest but are still here and still very much for sale.
  3. Stuffed Chimp

    Denon PMA2010ae integrated amplifier

    Having recently gone active, the very best amp I ever found to drive my legendarily awkward Kef Reference 3.2 speakers (also for sale) is now up for grabs. This was Denons top of the range amp with all the fixtures and fittings to match. Don’t let the paltry 70 watts spec fool you: this thing weighs an absolute tonne and shoves out enough current that I’m fairly sure you could arc weld if necessary. It gripped those Kefs like nothing else I’ve heard (the bass control and power in particular is stunning) and certainly blew the Arcam P1 monoblocs I had before into the weeds. It is in superb physical condition - see the pics. There are one or two tiny specks under the treble tone control knob that in all honesty I only noticed when dusting it for photographs (see close up photo) and the remote has a dink in it from that amps previous owner. Asking price is £600. Collection from Cardiff is strongly preferred. I have the original box and packaging and could post this but be aware that is is ENORMOUS and weighs 24kg (unboxed) so this will not be cheap: a guide figure (subject to final courier quote) would be around £30-40.
  4. Stuffed Chimp

    Kef Reference Model 3.2

    I’ve not heard anything yet from Lawrence so feel free to get in touch...
  5. Stuffed Chimp

    Kef Reference Model 3.2

    It’s the left front one on the right hand speaker. The foot itself is flat: it’s the threaded section that’s a bit squiff. Like I say it’s perfectly functional and the speaker sits perfectly flat. I mention it only for completeness.
  6. Stuffed Chimp

    Kef Reference Model 3.2

    Never thought I’d sell these but have recently gone active so looks like it’s going to be some other lucky audiophiles lucky day! In perfect sonic order and just as full range as the reviews say. Cosmetically they’re “very good” - see pics. Only marks of note are on the one side (invisible from listening position) and the top surface of one speaker (similarly invisible from listening position). Also, in moving house one of the feet has become bent. I always intended on replacing them all with spikes but never got around to it. Regardless, the speaker sits perfectly and I mention this for completeness only. Finally, the biwire links have been replaced with van damme aftermarket links, which are included in the sale. Price is a very fair £700 and due to their unbelievable weight and size these are strictly collection only from Cardiff. Any questions do please ask.
  7. Stuffed Chimp

    Yamaha RN803d

    I’m set on getting one I think. I’m waiting for Christmas to be over and I have a small window for auditioning in January that I’m holding out for, just in case. If I miss that I’ll no doubt order blind. The more I read and ponder the more I believe this is the one.
  8. Stuffed Chimp

    Yamaha RN803d

    Noted. Ta!
  9. Stuffed Chimp

    Yamaha RN803d

    I’ve got kef references at the moment so it’s a familiar sonic signature!
  10. Stuffed Chimp

    Yamaha RN803d

    I’ve just googled the D7 and see they’re several leagues above the Yamaha in the price stakes. High praise indeed that the yammie makes them sing! Thanks so much for the input: you’re making me edge towards the decision I need to make.
  11. Stuffed Chimp

    Yamaha RN803d

    I discovered that the wxa-50 doesn’t have any subwoofer crossover built in, which is surprising as it’s got some related software gadgetry onboard! I like the look of the antimode: will keep that in mind for my future path too...
  12. Stuffed Chimp

    Yamaha RN803d

    That’s good to know - many thanks! May I ask what you went from before downsizing (I assume?) to the Yamaha?
  13. Stuffed Chimp

    Yamaha RN803d

    That’s very handy to know: thanks! What do you power them with now that the bluesound has gone? And have you noticed a change in their presentation as you’ve moved from one box back to separates?
  14. Stuffed Chimp

    Yamaha RN803d

    Agreed: it does look good. For me personally I’d like the option of a 2.1 setup (I have a large, very damped room) so need the subwoofer management. I just can’t shake the nagging feeling that excluding the option of a more capable power amp in the future is a silly thing. I guess I’m just worried about what 100W of £600 of Yamaha amp sounds like? I currently have a top of the line Denon and it shoves current out like there’s no tomorrow. I’m used to the sound and like it but it is probably overkill for the amount I listen to the hifi nowadays. Worse, Peter Tyson are selling the RN803 and Q Acoustics Concept 40 for a hefty bulk buy discount. Reviews agree the speakers are rather special and very efficient. Add a BK sub to the mix and on paper it appears to be a full range bargain. But still the doubts...possibly I’m clouded by the fact it’s called a receiver rather than an amp, bringing to mind the underwhelming stereo performance of home cinema amps instead?
  15. Stuffed Chimp

    Yamaha RN803d

    Anyone heard/use one of these? I'm getting increasingly interested. I'd love to audition but finding time for such luxuries is increasingly difficult for me nowadays. Their spec looks healthy, I like the inclusion of bass management and the fact that just the one box will reduce the box count considerably. I'm not so keen on the lack of a preout to a more considerable power amp in the case of tricky speaker loads: it seems an odd omission on an otherwise carefully thought out spec sheet. Any thoughts?