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by MiniCoupeman
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to ponder
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Time to ponder

OK. Too short a post. My system is in a room very similar in size to yours. I used PMC 21's successfully and now AE1's (better IMO) The issue is bass output. Most (all?) floorstanders give to much which sets up standing waves that overwhelm the room. Some Stand Mounts will do the same, broadly speak...
by MiniCoupeman
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to ponder
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Time to ponder

AE1 latest incarnation.
by MiniCoupeman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus IIIi & PSX-R Upgrade Path Options - Help Please
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Cyrus IIIi & PSX-R Upgrade Path Options - Help Please

Had an 8XPD and in retrospect it was the best value Cyrus amp I owned. Very enjoyable but I couldn't say how much better than a idiot it would be
by MiniCoupeman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Audeze iSIne 10
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Audeze iSIne 10

Heard Anntonine’ ‘Phones. I am a ‘don’t like in ear ‘phones’. I even had Snugs made for me, very impressive but got loose quickly meaning I had to hold them in to get any bass at all. Tried RHA and reviewed them here. If they fit they are very good but for me Bose noise canx over ear hold sway for t...
by MiniCoupeman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chord M scaler coming for DAC’s
Replies: 21
Views: 778

Re: Chord M scaler coming for DAC’s

No (back to topic in question?)
by MiniCoupeman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chord M scaler coming for DAC’s
Replies: 21
Views: 778

Re: Chord M scaler coming for DAC’s

Good.....and bad! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Chord said ( and demonstrated) that the Dave and M- Scaler have a different sound but the same ‘architecture’. The MS they said was designed to bring TT’s and Hugo’s up to DAVE standards. I didn’t think it did which brings me to the second ...
by MiniCoupeman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chord M scaler coming for DAC’s
Replies: 21
Views: 778

Re: Chord M scaler coming for DAC’s

I have heard it. At CanJan those nice people at Chord allowed A/B comparisons through a TTHugo and very expensive Focal Headphones, plugged and unplugged the M Scaller. Now I am a great fan of Chord. I own a 2QUTE and would love a DAVE which I have also heard ( more than once) but the M Scaler did n...
by MiniCoupeman
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Op-amp Tweaking
Replies: 12
Views: 588

Re: Op-amp Tweaking

I have put several long posts regarding Nord versions of your amp on this forum. When I first fired the Nord up the bass was overwhelming. Not nice. I read other feedback they all said - and they were right - it will settle down. Give it 100 hours. I honestly haven’t heard a better amplifier than mi...
by MiniCoupeman
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bel Canto VBS v Bel Canto VBL
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Bel Canto VBS v Bel Canto VBL

A friend once referred to my (then new) power supply for Naim kit as 'a very expensive plug'. He was wrong. Lots of power supplies later I cannot over emphasise the importance of power supplies. Glad your getting the best from your new one. Bigger, better, redesigned? They all seem to make a differe...
by MiniCoupeman
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Fairport Convention What WevDid On A Saturday Night
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Fairport Convention What WevDid On A Saturday Night

To paraphrase- Possibly their best ever album.
by MiniCoupeman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Sainsbury's selling Remastered Beatles £6 & Vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Sainsbury's selling Remastered Beatles £6 & Vinyl

The Stones stuff is Abco remasters from 5 or more years ago. Not bad but not a patch on the Mono remasters.
by MiniCoupeman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: schiit saga
Replies: 17
Views: 1318

Re: schiit saga

Had Schitt stuff in the past. Like Nord, punch way above there price ( How do they do that?) Enjoy!
by MiniCoupeman
Sun May 20, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Springsteen
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Springsteen

Not surprised. Lots of pressings as it was not a big seller on release. As it sales increased then new pressings were made. Having said that, IMHO - this is the worst recorded Springy album ( of the first 12 or so, later albums are heavily compressed). The new box is albums 9 upwards. A remastered G...