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    Wot's that?
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    Cambridge Transport
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    TDA1541 x 4 DAC
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    EE Minimax
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    Gate Audio KT90/88
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    Tannoy Monitor Gold
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  1. I am saying that the sound waves from your speakers will get reflected off the hard surface glass plinths and what you will hear will be distorted as it would if you place them close to a window or wall.
  2. I'm referring to reflections which will cause distortion: Hard, reflective, nonporous interior building surfaces such as glass, wood, plaster, brick and concrete absorb 2% to 5% of the sounds striking the surface to reflect 95% or more of the sound. Absorption coefficients are expressed as a percentage of the sound absorbed.
  3. I'm not a Boenicke owner but I wouldn't recommend any speaker to be mounted on glass
  5. I would say this is often more the recording than the DAC. You can get both on different recordings using the same DAC
  6. My speakers measure 300mm wide x 340mm deep
  7. I used a local timber supplier and had everything cut to size for a total of £39. It made it simple for me to construct the platforms. This was for the basic ply but I could have gone for the birch ply at £48 but being a tight bast...d. That also included the base boards that the platforms sit on so for my speakers that was 600 x 500mm (2off): 550 x 350mm (2 off) and 470 x 60mm (4 off)
  8. Mornin' Iain, To keep the cost down I used 18mm basic plywood rather than the birch which is a better quality but in this instance I don't think it makes much difference. I'm thinking that I might spray them black though in their present guise they won't show the dust
  9. There are actually 7 springs in each foot. I am using 5 per foot for my 26Kg speaker. Douk have said that the four feet with each having the 7 springs will hold up to 40Kg.
  10. Last ditch effort before they go to the 'bay Try me with an offer on these superb little amps.
  11. Absolutely, just as you describe it. The soundstage has increased dramatically. It's probably one of the best single upgrades I've made. The complete construction cost me just less than £100 to include all the plywood cut to size for me. The outriggers are screwed and glued and take the weight of my speakers (26Kg) with no problem. I have used 5 springs in each foot and look to have about 50% compression. Might consider removing the plywood base and let the feet sit directly on the carpet and see what the difference is, if any.
  12. Well I took the plunge and manage to construct a very basic version using the Douk spring feet and i have to say that it has surprised me how it has had such a beneficial effect on the performance: improved bass definition , I'm hearing details on recordings that i have not noticed before. It's a massive upgrade, quite awesome really