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by angelface
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS

I have now been through most of my relatively small (300 ish) collection of CDs and most of the time I love the sound of the MFA. Recent highlights were Kasabian, U2 and yes even Pixie Lott. As you might have guessed I have stopped comparing with Bel Canto and just enjoy the music. Bel Canto pre now...
by angelface
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: For Sale Bel Canto DAC3VB and Bel Canto Pre3VB
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: IC Bel Canto DAC3VB and Pre3VB

Is that better?

All in original double box packaging and in excellent condition.
by angelface
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Private
Topic: For Sale Bel Canto DAC3VB and Bel Canto Pre3VB
Replies: 3
Views: 135

For Sale Bel Canto DAC3VB and Bel Canto Pre3VB

I have the following available for sale: DAC3VB in silver. This version has USB connection for computer plus optical, coaxial and XLR digital inputs. It has a volume control that can be bypassed. It requires a power supply. Pre3VB in silver. XLR and RCA inputs with home cinema by-pass. Our resident ...
by angelface
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Private
Topic: FS Bel canto DAC3VB with LNS
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: FS Bel canto DAC3VB with LNS

This might be worth a bid https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bel-Canto-Pre-and-DAC-with-PSU/263305595622?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908131621%26meid%3D8fcc4be265b64da8b0012c8738e765fa%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D263305595622&_trksid=p2481888.c100678.m3607...
by angelface
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: B&O wall speakers
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: B&O wall speakers

hifinutt wrote:about 2600 for basic 6 unit and you can add units . seems a very versatile option if you have a demanding wife and thats all she will accept

You clearly don't know what a demanding wife would accept: A rectangular sound panel had to be negociated..
by angelface
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: The Park Bench
Topic: Billyray downsizing
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Billyray downsizing

Billray is my dealer! I bought my DACXP, WB Arcs, and a pair of wall mounted Spendors from him. Buy one of his children (if the Fact8's are not for sale) as I am sure they would be well behaved but I am not sure they are really his property now as one of them is old enough to drive! Alternatively th...
by angelface
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS

Sorry I don't buy it that the MF pre is not changing the music. If that was the case how come the Reference version is available and better? I think there is an MF sound and of course this is changed by DAC and Source components upstream. I DO like this sound (in most cases) and it may be changing t...
by angelface
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AV 8 Master
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: AV 8 Master

You should be able to feed fronts through DAC-XP. It is worth getting a centre with same tweeter as your fronts or at least a Spendor speaker. Rears depend very much on the wiring and the positions. I have some Spendor Sr5's on the walls for my rears but had to drill through the concrete floor to fe...
by angelface
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS

Problem is although I am sure a valve pre would solve my screechy violins, I absolutely love the sound with most of the music I listen to often particularly female vocals. London Grammar is wonderful 8) Evenscene sound good too. Rock such as Def Lepard and Muse sound better.
by angelface
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Advice please

EBay is the best way to get a good price. Make sure you have plenty of clear photos though.

(Try replying to a few topics and you'll soon be past the requirement for selling here).
by angelface
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS

As you've raised this in the past I wonder whether you have considered the violin issue a characteristic of your speakers, or the recording you use? I think there are several possibilities 1) I listen mainly to rock so my system may not be great for classical. The brightness of my front end with th...
by angelface
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS

I see there is one of these for sale in the private ads (v2 but with multiple inputs).
by angelface
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS

Last night my wife came upstairs for a listen. We started with a recording of Vivaldi's Gloria. She preferred the first movement with BC but the third with MF. She finds the strings too bright and the MF makes it worse. We tried the duet (3rd movement) and she much preferred the MF. I then played so...
by angelface
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS

callen24 wrote:How much volume are you using in normal volume i.e. 9 o'clock , 12 o'clock?

is yours silver?


I think mine is black (copper wired!)

Volume control goes between 8 and 4 and I have it between 12 and 1 o'clock
by angelface
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: MF Baby v2 versus Bel Canto Pre3VBS

i currently use my bc dac as a volume control in the evenings due to this fine control . the modwright remote is not so precise and not so easy to get volume ok . i rely on remotes as as you know adverts get louder on classic fm and i get complaints from my beloved !! Do you want to buy it now or w...