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  1. Hi Geoff WLM Diva - very nice speakers. I believe they can get rather complex with the modules. Very interesting piece of engineering this WLM kit. I added one T9/i to my setup and then another T9/i. The journey with tuning the sub-woofer to my 2 channel setup has been about 12 months now. Below are my tips from my journey - but I'm sure it won't apply to every setup so absorb and test what you think works for you - or hopefully it will give you some path to take on your journey. Give the sub what it needs to be able to perform its best. Biggest improvements listed
  2. Sorry the delayed feedback Mr57. I would classify this mod as purely speaker/room/listen chair positioning - probably the most vital initial setup phase. The leg dimensions are based off the blue print that is available on the web - posted to Teti on 25/6/2011. https://mniec.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/quad-esl-57-siderails-sidefeets-blueprint/ Shout out to Teti if he every reads this - thank for putting this online bro. The listening chair I use most is the Eames Lounge and Ottoman. After testing a few chairs - this chair is angled right and has a good height for hifi
  3. I've listened to the ATC SCM150ASLT - tower series - powered. Amazing mids - arguably one of the best mids on the planet. Warm, detailed, fast, textured, deep sound stage - amazing! The new in-house tweeter and the mid driver are world class. But even with the 15" woofer of the SCM150 - it was not a bass heavy presentation. Bass was not a strong point of the ATC speaker - but mids are 5 star. It's a matter of taste - but ATC is a great speaker. As a good comparison - the PMC BB5se has killa bass with its 15" driver and transmission line configur
  4. Re-post - price is negotiable / offers welcome. Purchased new from local supplier just over 3 years ago. Still using stock tubes with total hour count of 1,625 hours over 3 years. Unit is in perfect working condition and is pristine in appearance. Unit is complete with manual, QC sheets, power cable, screw driver, remote control, and original box. Remote control has hardly been used at all. Also have a full set of spare tubes for the unit which are brand new – Sovtek 1 x 6550WE, and 4 x 6H30. Really loved this unit. Very good user interface. I
  5. Further information: EMT's cream of the crop cartridge. Sound is clear, precise, and beguiling. Like the clouds went away and the sky is crystal clear and the sun in shining. Heavy unit at 18g. Diamond, alnico, gold plated. Purchased new about 3 years ago from Australia supplier - first installed 11/2/17. Last installed was 9/12/19. Total logged hours is 536 hours (yes written down and recorded for this unit since purchasing) - but listening hours would be far less - probably half of this - say 300 real hours of listening. Not used often enough. Burn in hap
  6. Further information: Purchased new from local supplier just over 3 years ago. Still using stock tubes with total hour count of 1,625 hours over 3 years. Unit is in perfect working condition and is pristine in appearance. Unit is complete with manual, QC sheets, power cable, screw driver, remote control, and original box. Remote control has hardly been used at all. Also have a full set of spare tubes for the unit which are brand new – Sovtek 1 x 6550WE, and 4 x 6H30. Really loved this unit. Very good user interface. Impedance changing on the fly, auto shut
  7. Hi Paul Hope you are well. Are you interested in a M10 pre amp or SA-Ref power amp? regards Ken
  8. Agree with Aperalim. The type/brand of binding post makes a difference. The Furutech Torque Guard binding posts - when used - hold spade connectors in exceptionally well. When tightening the screw it literally torques down the spade like a torque wrench. Very cool to use - very smart design.
  9. Hi Ray. I don’t have the 100c but I still have the original cdt100 gathering dust on the shelf. Man I’ve had it for almost 20 years. Um, my experience might be relevant and I hope it helps. My thoughts: one of the best looking pieces of hifi equipment ever. But some might hate the Blue light that is always on. having the option to run via tubes is nice. build quality is great. remote is ok but the face eventually will fall off. Held on with some glue. some might find the CD spinning drive noisy. I was okay with it. love that you have tubes for headphone
  10. I upgraded an Origin Live Zephyr tonearm to silver a long time ago. Didn't notice much improvement going down this route.
  11. Forgot to mention - a good thing to do will be to demo a few subwoofers in your room to help you decide. Find a good supplier near you that will help you with this. If you have problems with wooden floors then look at isolation - like Auralex subdudeII or similar products. After burn in and fine tuning - you may want to look at upgrading the speaker cable, upgrading power cable, and fuse. Good luck bro
  12. Hi Jol - can't believe you have not had one reply yet from the friendly folk on stereonet. Focal 906 - nice book shelf man. From my experience I think you will love the REL subwoofers. The T5i is probably a good match for your room size - even the REL calculator recommends this model and a single unit. I think the room is going to be the biggest factor in any setup. Yes you can have too much bass - some rooms have boom and it can be tricky to fix bass problems. Matching a sub to your speaker and room is a good tip. Only way to know for sure it
  13. I doubt you'll find a "good" setup to listen to in a hifi store in Perth. Or most hifi stores for that matter. But I have not listened to them all or a lot by any measure - but 9 out of 10 I go to sound terrible or ok. This includes places in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and England. Dan at Addicted to Audio has a decent sound in his demo room in Perth. Good luck
  14. I like your setup too snavedivad. Simple and classic. You've also got the Stax headphones going as well. Well done. I know your pain as well - as my phono has just shat itself and will need repairs.
  15. Thanks for the feedback. No need to take the cover off to get pics. Probably right about the wire gauge. Can't only be 3 blokes on stereonet with Quad II's. Post your pics guys - lock down is boring.
  16. Hi Rocketfrogs I have lived with a Gyro for a while now. My vote would be Benz Micro. But no matter what cart you end up choosing make sure it matches well with your tonearm mass. The PS Audio GCPH has all the gain and loading settings you'll need. Here are some other upgrades you might consider before a cartridge change on the Gyro. Or upgrades after a new cart to further your hifi journey. - get the best alignment you can - bar none the no.1 thing to get right for the best sound no matter what arm, cart, phono cable, or phono amp. So invest in a good pr
  17. Any plans to raise the legs on the 57 and add a subwoofer? I found both to be upgrades worth doing. The QII80 is so beautiful - the plugs are all on the correct side. QuadII plug orientation on the short side makes it hard to show off the amps. Have you rolled the KT88's yet? Which make did you opt for and any improvements?
  18. Two pair Quad II's and stacked ESL57. You are a man of taste. Did you do the IEC conversion on the amps yourself Telsa? Did you find any improvement with this upgrade? Did you upgrade the internal power cable or just use the stock cable? Where did you run the ground to from the IEC? I'm thinking of doing this DIY on my amps. I am also interested in getting some Townshend super tweeters but at 2k it makes it hard to pull the tigger. Have you heard 57's with the super tweeters before? Worth? Any cheaper alternatives that we know sound as
  19. Wow - very nice looking setup. The wood theme feels very relaxing. How do you find the quad 80 with the ESL57?
  20. Yesterday I pulled these from the shelf and plugged them back in for a listen. Has been 3 years since I last switched them on. Still sounding wonderful - big sound stage and bass. Fully restored/upgraded caps/resistors. Running Shuguang Treasure KT66-Z, Mullard EF86, and Mullard GZ32. Would love to see your Quads and hear about their story if you have them.
  21. Can't hurt. Go for low hanging fruit first. Good luck man - hifi 1st world problems.
  22. Don't know Punkter. Don't want you to blow up your equipment either. But I have tried with and without a ground cable in my setup. And both methods work. I connect to the ground terminal which exists on Pass Labs amps - specifically for use with subs outlined in their manual. I don't get hum from the sub when all equipment is switched on. If I turn the subwoofer on before the power amp - I still get hum - even if I use the ground cable. But in both scenarios - I get no hum during operation. Are you getting any hum from your subwoofer when using only L
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