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About JamieMcC

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    Isle of Wight
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  • Turn Table
    Rega, Thorens TD125
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    A&R+Jico SAS
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Bottlehead Eros
  • Digital Source 1
    Oppo 205
  • Digital Source 2
    PC ipad airplay
  • DAC
    Leema Accoustics
  • Integrated Amp
    Bottlehead valve
  • Pre-Amp
    DHT pre
  • Power Amp/s
    Nelson Pass monobloc
  • My Speakers
    Bastani Mandala
  • Headphones
    Sen HD800 HiFiMan HE-6
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. JamieMcC

    Hi sensitivity speakers

    The 100dB Bastanis Mandala turn up from time to time on ebay, I noticed some in the Mega store not long ago (might still be there I would look but am pushed for time have to do a school run) The Bastanis are essentially free range drivers there is a single 12" driver and a twin 12" driver versions which are augmented normally by and a 15" or 18" bass driver (normally driven via a plate amp) and a small tweeter. I use a 2w Sets amp to drive the 12" drivers and have my 15" subs driven by a separate amp as I mine don't have the active plate amps .
  2. JamieMcC

    Record cleaners

    Actually that's not a bad idea I know my mum has one will have to pop round and check it out Had a quick look online
  3. JamieMcC

    Record cleaners

    I don't have a vortex but do use a diy sonic cleaner residual water is not really a problem and very little air drying time is required especially if you use a water surfactant additive in your tank. I normally see just a few beads of water when a record is removed. I will probably look at knocking up something at some point to go on the end of our kitchen hand held vacuum cleaner to quickly deal with these drops to speed things up a bit as I have seen others online do. But really its not much of an issue. Ps the Vortex looks a really nice product and very good value. Edit the ultra sonic method of cleaning really is superb.
  4. JamieMcC

    Cheapest Roon Core Server

    Ordered a new Intel Core i3-8109U Nucs for £187 + £9 shipping (next day) the seller has a few for sale on ebay and is accepting offers. Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250GB, M.2 PCIe £65 (amazon) Crucial 8gb DDR4 2x4 £35 (amazon) Total £296 (I already have a external ssd drive to use) Probably get a fanless case later on but will see how tit pans out noise wise as can locate in my porch which is cool anyhow and close to my router. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-Quad-Core-8th-Gen-i3-Short-NUC-Barebone-Mini-PC-Kit-NUC8I3BEK/163728562618?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
  5. JamieMcC

    Roon Core help

    All sorted now thanks for your help. New Intel Core i3-8109U Nucs the seller accepted an offer of £187 + £9 shipping (next day) the seller has a few for sale on ebay Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 250GB, M.2 PCIe £65 Crucial 8gb DDR4 2x4 £35 Total £296 (I already have a storage external ssd hard drive)
  6. JamieMcC

    What are you listening to right now?

    Cara Dillon - Hill of Thieves
  7. JamieMcC

    Cheapest Roon Core Server

    I expect if you haven't a big library and don't want to use roons dsp processing function ability something quiet modest would do the job. Edit you quiet a few post on the roon community form where folk are using older kit
  8. JamieMcC

    deoxit ?

    I have a amp with a course and fine stepped attenuator that needs a bit of tlc any recommendations for a deoxit product I see there are several different types marketed or maybe an equivalent? Cheers
  9. JamieMcC

    Using Burson discrete modules to replace ICs....

    I haven't come across any reports of users hearing any difference between singles or duels myself but have compared both the V6 Vivid and V6 Classic in my headphone amp / Pre-amp. If you have room (I'm guessing you have if the space to mount two singles) and want to save a bit of cash consider the Chinese clone of legendary Marantz HDAM module (full discrete dual op amp) Sonically I thought it sits neatly between the Vivid and Classic having a nice blend of of both but with out taking to the extremes of the Bursons. They should all be interchangeable but always check and see if a replacement for your current op-amp. This is the one I used. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Full-Discrete-DUAL-Channels-Op-Amp-Module-replace-NE5532-MUS02-OPA2604-LME49720/252473351516?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  10. Well certainly you will be spoilt for choice with such a budget. I don't know what your using as a dac but maybe another option to consider maybe is dacs like the Chord TT or Chord Hugo2 which I said to have strong headphone outs these have dropped substantially in price since the TT2 model has come out. I've not heard them myself but suspect there will be a bit of info on the pairing with the T1 if you have hunt around the headphone forums. The T1's are fantastic cans I had a first gen model for a couple of years a while back actually purchased them used from another Wham member. They were indeed quiet picky about what they were paired with get it wrong and they sounded like an anomic wailing banshee with a level of sibilants that would make you physically cringe. But get it right and they were sublime very detailed with fantastic pin point imagery a real jackal and hyde headphone it was easy to see why they had such mixed reviews. I used to chill out playing COD on the ps4 of an evening sometimes and on a few occasions was booted off accused of cheating when it was just the T1's imaging so well.
  11. The Icon HP8 Mkii is reported to be a great match with the T1 Darkvoice 366 should also be considered. https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=AS_20190526013613&SearchText=DarkVoice+336SE Any of the Bottlehead headphone amps would also be a good choices if diy was an option. Probably a few more like the ECP torpedo What sort of budget?
  12. The Senn HD800 is a stunning headphone for many its end game. On a well match system it will quiet happy to go toe to toe with headphones costing several thousand pounds more which no mean feet for a headphone you can pick up used for well under £600. A popular mod is the SDR mod which is quick and easy to do which dials the treble spike back a fraction bringing it closer to that of the newer HD800S . https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sennheiser-hd-800-s-tweaked-and-delightfuland-french-diy-response-page-2
  13. JamieMcC

    Do you need to spend much on a Multimeter ?

    I purchased UNI-T UT61E on the recommendation of a friend who is a bit of a diy amp building guru and have been very happy with it. Plenty of video reviews on youtube etc. It replaced a cheap ebay jobbie that lasted about a year. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Digital-Ranging-Multimeters-Multitester/dp/B01M0J5DP7/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ut61e&qid=1558554561&s=gateway&sr=8-1
  14. JamieMcC

    What films have you watched this week

    Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek's award winning portrayal of Freddy Mercury very much deserved.
  15. JamieMcC

    PIO capacitors

    Fwiw in my Eros tube phono (kit diy build) the design specification for the output cap is 0.47uf the kit actually ships with a 1.5uf Solen mkp capacitor (for continuity as this value is used in multiple products in their range) I later replaced the Solens with Ampohm Tin foil paper in wax that I already had. One of the favourite upgrades on the build forum is using Russian .22uf teflon capacitors for the output cap which are only a few pound each and I replaced the Ampohms with the Russian ex military teflons which I really liked I even kept them in place over some 0.47uf Mundorf Supreme Silver in oils I tried about a year later. The Teflons were only ousted by some new Duelund cast copper foils that I snagged for half price which even then was a price I agonised over for some time but have never regretted since putting them in. What I'm trying to get across is some of these Russian caps can be seriously good for a fraction of the price of modern boutique one and are made to very high standards. Using a Russian Teflon bypass is another pretty inexpensive way of experimenting.