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by MiniCoupeman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NORD responds to to those who say their amps are too cheap
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: NORD responds to to those who say their amps are too cheap

I have just had my Nord ND500 upgraded with the new REV board. I was reluctant because I did not think the amplifier could be materially improved and the upgrade is not cheap (£720). Wrong. Clearly heard improvements all round. Oh and Colin at Nord gives/gave the best customer care I have ever exper...
by MiniCoupeman
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naiming and shaming
Replies: 39
Views: 2711

Re: Naiming and shaming

I had X200’s. Very good but not a patch on my Nord. Two friends have recently demo’d (separately). Naim Atoms. Both brought them, one with KEF 50’s the other PMC 21’s. I had Naim 250 years ago so probably not what Naim sounds like now. Loved them with Isobariks. If there is a problem with Naim, for ...
by MiniCoupeman
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HiFi Show Live, Windsor
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: HiFi Show Live, Windsor

Excellent review. I went today and would only disagree a bit. For me the TD510’s were excellent and I am considereing buying them ( but I am 68 and my hearing is not what it was - frequency extremes). No mention of the Absolute Sounds demo’s. Wilson Speakers sounded fabulous with thousand of pounds ...
by MiniCoupeman
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.1 system from stereo system
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: 5.1 system from stereo system

Been there, done that. Don’t. Short term “Oh that’s interesting/funny/clever, long term - Why didn’t I invest in better 2 channel
by MiniCoupeman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headphone setup
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Headphone setup

No contest. Buy avShiit (yes honestly). Excellent headphone amps and very reasonable cost. Direct only. Google them
by MiniCoupeman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A last, long goodbye to Cyrus
Replies: 47
Views: 3874

Re: A last, long goodbye to Cyrus

I will argue to the ends of the earth that cables make a (demonstrable) difference. BUT TWO GRAND? Different world to the one I inhabit PS Please note that you can now spend the same on mains cables - guessing you will need at least four at two thousand seven hundred each, if after your purchase you...
by MiniCoupeman
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mains Lead
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Mains Lead

I have just read a review of the new ISO3 mains lead. It costs £2750. ( yes £2750). My question is ‘ if I use it to plug in my kettle will my tea taste better?’
by MiniCoupeman
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to ponder
Replies: 4
Views: 590

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: 590

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: 6
Views: 595

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: 5
Views: 990

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: 22
Views: 1947

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: 22
Views: 1947

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: 22
Views: 1947

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: 1454

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...