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  1. Hi Bruce - have you costed the shipping yet. I could be interested. cheers, Rob
  2. Anyone recognize this IC cable?

    I've got a pair that look almost the same. Mine however are 2m long! And very heavy - to the point where they tear themselves apart (over a long period of time). They're Metaxas, though mine has the name printed on. I've had them for over 30 years. They are a very nice cable if a little rolled off at the top end. I live in Bentleigh if you wanted to compare.
  3. Can you tell us what this is. GLWTS
  4. impedance mismatch

    To say that, it seems to me that you've never actually heard a modern Sugden.
  5. impedance mismatch

    Ok thanks Andy.
  6. Bargain! - I had the Mission interconnect and its a fine cable. GLWTS.
  7. impedance mismatch

    Andy, if you let me know when you have done your evaluation we can arrange a meeting. cheers, Rob
  8. impedance mismatch

    Andy that's a very generous offer, and I'm humbled by your consideration - yes I would be in that. Am I right in thinking this is just a power amp?
  9. impedance mismatch

    Maybe I do like the 'British' sound. I've had Quad gear in the past aswell as other brands. As for dynamics and texture I think the Sugden has heaps - they're all about texture in particular. And I don't find them syrupy - Audioquest cables are syrupy. But we all prefer different things and thats why there are so many audio companies producing so much stuff. And as I said previously, I know what live music sounds like and Sugden does it well. I'm sure there are other components that would do it better - there always is. Regarding the 'speakers with a higher impedance' that you mentioned John, that's what I was thinking of (when I mentioned earlier in this thread) the device which makes your amp 'see' the speakers as having a different impedance - say 16 ohm instead of 8.
  10. impedance mismatch

    No I didn't, it was with the 4100s, but this 'problem' is very subtle and it takes time to 'see' it. Not something that can be picked up quickly. The Sugden was then and still is, the best sound I've heard. I think it blitzes the Lux, but I'm sure other people would have their own opinions. I'm just looking at something at the moment and will report back if the sound is affected positively.
  11. impedance mismatch

    I'm not at all wedded to class A. I didn't buy the Sugden because it was class A, but because I liked the sound. So any amp could be in the running. I'll have to start looking around.
  12. impedance mismatch

    I'm listening with interest to everything you guys are saying. Regarding the Electrocompaniet, I just read a review which says 'there was a very minor reticence on dynamics' - this sounds exactly the same as I have now. The sound I have is generally gorgeous but I feel sometimes it yearns to be free-er.
  13. impedance mismatch

    I think those Moon amps would be very nice but a bit beyond my resources.
  14. impedance mismatch

    Perhaps a bit more background about my journey. Its very hard to audition anything - it requires audition in my home not a showroom, and speakers are too hard in that regard, plus I wanted to equal the quality of the AMWs (what would I have to pay?). I wanted an integrated amp, as separates meant even more auditions, plus interconnects add another audition dimension and complicate things even more. I wanted something that was well built, not Chinese-made with flimsy buttons and presumably flimsy electronics. I wanted it to last maybe 20 yrs (foolish? maybe). So I went for an amp that came from a solid background. I also happen to like its sound. I had previously had a Lux 507U which had awesome bass but I felt the rest was veiled - I go to live concerts, so I know what live sounds like, and Lux didn't do it. Sugden did. So after all this, maybe its the amp that should stay - but then it means replacing the speakers. Aarrggghh! So if I was to change the amp, which? - I can't afford the likes of ME. (I did audition the Musical Fidelity M6i and was very disappointed).
  15. impedance mismatch

    In the classifieds recently I saw a device for making the amp 'see' the speakers as having a different impedance (made by the same guy that invented anticables) and wondered if that could work - the amp sees the speakers as 16 ohm instead of 8 ohm dipping to 2 and therefore easier to drive. I don't know about this stuff, hence this topic question.
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