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About ff1d1l

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  • Turn Table
    JVC QL-66Y, Techie
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Russel Technologies
  • Digital Source 1
    Sony CDP-557ESD
  • Digital Source 2
    Yamaha DVD2700,
  • DAC
    W4Sound,MusFid V90
  • Integrated Amp
    Luxman L5
  • Pre-Amp
    Khozmo zfoil passive
  • Power Amp/s
    Luxkit Z504, Z501
  • My Speakers
    Urei 811, 12"M Golds
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  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. ff1d1l

    JBL K2 9800

    Scratch - built a pair of 4430s earlier this year. I think there may be a thread in the diy section. They IMHO considerably out perform stock, as the cabs are more rigid and very well braced, and the crossover uses much higher quality parts. Radian diaphragms in the HF too. Had them at Kegworth, and will probably take them again next year. Very revealing yet fun speakers. No sub needed - they go l-o-o-w. Great for dissecting music and production, and well recorded stuff just sounds addictive.
  2. ff1d1l

    Luxkit ---Luxman

    My poorly Z504 gets web fame. Article on fixing and rebuilding it here. http://russelltechnologies.co.uk/z504.html
  3. ff1d1l

    Wanted - bloody good speakers for little dosh

    £2350.00 wasn't it, Fred? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JBL-4435-studio-monitor-speakers-pair-vgc-please-read/173821961519?hash=item287898a52f:g:t3cAAOSwj61cfYZw Another pair in Spain already had radian diaphragms fitted https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JBL-4435-Studio-Monitors-Pair-Speakers-Crossover-First-version-Radian/323790347910?hash=item4b63689e86:g:v1UAAOSwIyxclXDa
  4. ff1d1l

    Wanted - bloody good speakers for little dosh

    C'est moi. Ureis 811s need subs unless you can soffit mount them as designed. I used subs at Kegworth with mine. Urei 813's need divorce factoring in to the financial equation - they are very big and ugly. 815s divorce and relocation as they are Huuuuuuge. The smallest Urei 809s actually work really well without a sub, and have the same drivers as the JBL4425. Radianed, they are very good indeed. There was a pair on the WAM for £500 but they've gone now. They are the most common in the UK but still rare. The JBL 4430's are full range and go very deep. If you want a smooth top you need to budget for replacing the titanium JBL diaphragm on the HF pressure units with Radian versions. You will pay a lot though even for a tatty pair, if you can find one. I built mine.
  5. ff1d1l

    Disappointing Vinyl Story

    Send it back.
  6. ff1d1l

    To preamp or not

    Gotta hear that Fred!
  7. ff1d1l

    To preamp or not

    Home built DIY passive here... Silver S&B traffos and a direct input which bypasses the selector switch, also the S&B plus 6db permanently wired in, not switched. Exceeds any active pre I've had in the system. I think the active/passive debate is a bit like LED screen versus a projector...once your'e used to a projector, then screens, even good ones, look unnatural and hyped. Space, a clean as a whistle top end and a lack of congestion when things get complicated. And outstanding delineation and propulsion in the bass. It would take something both special and untypical for me to return to active.
  8. Played Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending. Twice. Played Yello twice too.
  9. Had one sub. Got another. It was better.
  10. ff1d1l

    Huawei P20 Pro. How good in your experience?

    Have a Oneplus 6, and use it a lot. Its a pretty good camera, and its a pretty good camera I have with me at all times. It has revitalised my interest in photography, and I occasionally think maybe I should drop a wedge on a nice DSLR or similar. But I know myself, and know I won't carry it at all times - so the phone will be the one getting the nice shots...so why bother?
  11. ff1d1l

    2020 Spreadsheet Now Live

    Provisionally entered details...will have to see about gear and dates.
  12. ff1d1l

    great show!

    I'm very broadminded...
  13. ff1d1l

    great show!

    We met...late Saturday night had a fairly exhaustive comparison of your three systems....you were finishing off your stands.
  14. ff1d1l

    Folk/Acoustic albums

    This too...great album, Earthspan.