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About JANDL100

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    Forest of Dean, Glos
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  • Digital Source 1
    Qobuz Hifi streaming
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    Arcam DV29
  • DAC
    Topping D30 / lpsu
  • Pre-Amp
    Herron VTSP-2
  • Power Amp/s
    Trigon TRE 50M
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    MBL 116F
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    Fostex TH600
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. JANDL100

    DALI owners' thread

    I've never been a member of the 104 Club, but I had a pair of Dali Skyline 1000 about 12-13 years ago. Open baffle design with 12 inch paper woofer, 5 inch paper mid cone and an 80cm ribbon high freq driver. Really enjoyed them, but had problems with massive bass resonance peaks in my room - about 15dB! I couldn't really shift the resonances by placement tricks and I needed to use a Behringer DEQ2496 digital tonal equaliser to remove them. Sounded great after that, though.
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    New hifi up to £30k

    Assuming you are buying new, not used .... Listen to some speakers to find what you like. Up to £15-20K I would allocate out of £30k. They all sound different, often very different, from each other. Only you can decide what you like best. Then work back from there with the help of a good dealer - i.e. what amp would work well with the speakers. Then sort out a streamer/DAC.
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    I'm intrigued by the W5. Any owners out there within sensible reach of Sunny Gloucestershire who could provide a dem if I came a-visiting?
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    Experience/opinion on Rotel RP-3000 TT?

    Yup! Not from here, though. I've had quite a few queries since.
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    Experience/opinion on Rotel RP-3000 TT?

    I paid £144 for mine, inc delivery back in 2014. Pretty much minty. £350 is OTT, although I suspect the Zebrano stripiness is worth a bit more to those that like it.
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    Experience/opinion on Rotel RP-3000 TT?

    I bought one for my 2nd system - just for the looks, really. It looks like a proper turntable, and the veneer blended in nicely with the room. It sounded fine, I didn't obsess about it or do comparisons. It played the music enjoyably. Mine had the stock arm and seemed happy with a Goldring Excel mc cart - sounded very nice, actually. It did suffer from a bit of speed drift, but if there wasn't a strobe I wouldn't have known. Usually settled down to zero drift after a minute or so.
  7. I've a pair of Audeze EL8 (£600 rrp). (also Fostex TH600, Wharfedale Isodynamic and Philips Fidelio X2). The Audeze are very good, but so are a lot of others. It's just down to personal taste and what happens to come along at a good price!. But one area I have found them to excel is in the lack of leakage, in and out. They are like industrial ear defenders. Well, almost. The wife stands there talking to me - and I can't hear a word, even with no music playing. Worth their weight in gold for that alone.
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    Leema Acoustics Appreciation

    I've not tried any of the Leema electronics although I would be interested in doing so, but the Xavier loudspeaker was a major hit with me. I'd consider it probably the best box / cone&dome speaker I've owned. Very natural blend of spot on tonality and high rez, with excellent dynamic and power handling ability as well. And the imaging was great, too. The Xavier just sounded right to me, a very fine speaker. The Leema speaker line evolution over the years seems a bafflingly random affair - I've heard quite a few and the Xavier was head and shoulders above the others, although the little Leema Xen was a pleasant exception. Here you go, a bit of a speaker shootout chez-moi. - the Xavier is on the left.
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    Alan Brownstone RIP

    It has been suggested to me that it would be a nice idea if a few of Alan's "audio buddies" got together and sent some flowers to the funeral. I think it's a great idea, especially as it looks like I won't be able to attend the funeral. Interflora seem to provide a good service for this type of thing. https://www.interflora.co.uk/category/funeral-flowers/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhcCflv6E3QIVS7TtCh2tZQRqEAAYAiAAEgLDPvD_BwE For £45 or £50 a nice looking floral arrangement can be delivered to the funeral parlour. If anyone has suggestions for suitable wording for the accompanying card I would be very grateful! I will co-ordinate this. If anyone would like to contribute to this please PM me and I will give you details of how to provide funds. Any excess monies will be donated to a charity - I will get in contact with Alan's daughter and ask her views on a suitable charity.
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    Alan Brownstone RIP

    For anyone who would like to attend and pay "last respects" to Alan, the funeral details are as follows -- 4th September at 11.40am at Stourbridge Crematorium, South Road DY8 3RQ. Followed by an informal gathering and drink in celebration of Alan's life at H Porter & Sons, Old Church House, 60 South Road DY8 3UJ. Alan's daughter, Andra, says that anyone who knew Alan is welcome to attend and will be made most welcome!
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    Alan Brownstone RIP

    It was with great sadness that I heard of the death earlier today of my friend Alan Brownstone; widely known as AlanB on hifi forums. A hifi and music fanatic, and tube roller extraordinaire. He was a true gentleman, and also a gentle man. He will be much missed by the many friends and acquaintances that he has made over the years. RIP Alan.
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    Classical bLog Cabin

    Here's a totally superb harpsichord recording of some of the masterpieces of classical music, the Bach keyboard partitas. The sound quality here is way up among the best I have ever heard - stunning clarity and presence. One of those rare 10/10 recordings. https://open.spotify.com/album/0avOpkQOebqEgaaKWhtrMm?si=WgrkW6CBQRmQNL_SHFFnvw
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    Classical bLog Cabin

    Carl Vine. Contemporary Australian composer. Nothing scarily modern, just good music. Excellent piano concerto and the choral symphony may be even better. https://open.spotify.com/album/3zTuacwWGnOv8XPz18WIcU?si=WSuJFk0FR-Sip1-jETUAkQ
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    Classical bLog Cabin

    excellent late Beethoven piano sonatas from Eric le Sage