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macvisual

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About macvisual

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    Scotland
  • Real Name
    Peter

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  • Turn Table
    Dual 504
  • Digital Source 1
    Squeezebox
  • Pre-Amp
    Promitheus Audio
  • Power Amp/s
    Quad 303
  • My Speakers
    Audioplan Kontrast
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. macvisual

    FOR SALE - MARANTZ PM4 Integrated Class A Amp

    Would be good to hear this amp before purchase but impossible as I'm in Scotland etc... I'm sure this won't sit about too long.
  2. macvisual

    FOR SALE - MARANTZ PM4 Integrated Class A Amp

    Cheers.......so what's the watts output does anyone know? Selecting the 'Class A' button I'm guessing lowers the power output?
  3. macvisual

    FOR SALE - MARANTZ PM4 Integrated Class A Amp

    Is the PM-4 a valve integrated can I ask? Peter
  4. macvisual

    Buying a Turntable

    If you like/enjoy your TT then have a look at upgrading the cartridge etc, or maybe a better phono stage. Peter
  5. macvisual

    Martin Logan ESL X for sale

    wOw amazing, how tall do they stand please (in feet/inches)? Beautiful speakers....! Peter
  6. macvisual

    Sharing my heavily modified Magnepan project

    Great work James, I'm in awe of your skills and experience to carry out the advanced electrical work carried out on the Maggie panels.The 1.6QR's seem around 7 foot tall (maybe slightly smaller?), a few feet taller than my old 0.6 Maggies I owned in the past. I like the look of the Martin Logan's also with built-in bass unit. Keep us all up to date with your external crossovers etc, love it..!! Peter
  7. macvisual

    Sharing my heavily modified Magnepan project

    Hi James; Have the new caps now bedded in on the 1.6 QR's yet..? A great project that OK, all power to your elbow..!! Excellent work. How did you know which certain caps to use...? How did you stumble across these speakers in a rough state etc..? I'm just curious... Peter
  8. macvisual

    martin logan theos

    Lovely speakers, seems a great price. I've never heard Martin Logan's but these would fit the bill nicely, not overly large for a room etc... Thanks for posting. Peter
  9. macvisual

    Amp recommendations for up to £3k for magnepans

    Excellent James! Which exact model of Magneplanners do you use/colour of cloth/colour of side cheeks etc...? When I owned my 0.6 Maggies (bought new from Cloney Audio, Dublin) they were an oatmeal colour cloth with oak side wooden cheek plates, eventually room size for me was a problem and they had to go, but my Lord they were excellent with imaging/staging etc... I owned a pair of 57's briefly after and thought they were actually slightly better with realism. Panels are simply brilliant if you've the space!! Peter
  10. macvisual

    Amp recommendations for up to £3k for magnepans

    Shouldn't the tweeters on Maggies be situated so the tweeter runs on the inside and not the outside...? I ran my 0.6's like that.
  11. macvisual

    Budget amp to drive a complicated load

    The Rupert stands are so worth the investment 'goodkeys', makes a huge difference! Peter
  12. macvisual

    Budget amp to drive a complicated load

    Another big improvement for the ESL 57's are a pair of Rupert stands, these lift the speakers off/away from their small wooden feet around 14" inches and improve overall soundstage. When I owned my 57's I'd a pair of these dedicated Rupert stands they were a perfect fit for the 57's, you could nearly make them yourself if you were handy with a bit of carpentry skills. These used 57's look the business, for sale via Midland Audio X-change, ask for John. http://www.midlandaudiox-change.co.uk/main/picture.asp?picture=quad7.jpg&Id=4349&ProdName=ESL57&ManufName=Quad^&Desc=bronze very tidy pair sound amazing still &OPrice=0&SPrice=599&Comments=original boxes Check out this link for 'Rupert' stands; http://www.classiquesounds.co.uk/quad_esl.htm
  13. macvisual

    Budget amp to drive a complicated load

    I decided to get my 303 serviced by Quad UK a few years back, it plays and sounds excellent every day for an average of 7/8 hours per day seven days a week. It can boogie very well, sounds really amazing in my current hifi setup. A lot of hifi folk seem not to like them maybe because you can pick them up on average for around £150 or so, cheap money can usually mean cheap sound......certainly NOT with my ears..!!
  14. macvisual

    Budget amp to drive a complicated load

    I'd choose a Quad 303 alright, perfect for 57's (which I've owned), I've been using a 303 for a few years now running into a pair of Audioplan Kontrast's which are about 86db, the 303 will drive 57's fine. Peter
  15. macvisual

    Amp recommendations for up to £3k for magnepans

    I'd love to hear an update from 'James' to see what direction he fancies taking amplifier wise to power his Maggies...! Peter