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  1. Hi - would you the cabinet measurements, frequency response and efficiency? Cheers John
  2. I listened to these speakers and found them warm sounding, with decent bass response and good imaging. I have been looking around for a floorstander however will stick with bi-amped LS3/5a clones with AB-1 until something else crops up.
  3. Found and thanks for the responses. Decided on running integrateds for the time being and am trying out an Accuphase E-205 and Myryad Z140. Regards John
  4. Hi John - thanks for your input. I have talked with Trevor, he was very helpful and forthcoming, even offering to send an ME-25 on trial. The ME550 amplifier is not mine which I currently have on trial and is providing some mystical attraction although I am trying to stay on course in search of an integrated to suit my LS3/5a copies complete with AB-1 bass extenders. The ME550 mkii Hi-cap certainly has it measure of these miniature and low efficiency speakers. I do feel however that an Accuphase integrated I have tried (E-205) was a little more settled in the upper frequencies and less fizzy (if that's even an audio term anyone will understand) while also providing plenty of bass grip and control. I also have the feeling the ME stretches the soundstage and seems to isolate the cymbals from the drum set on some music. Hence my interest in further optimising to see if a well sorted ME preamp can weave even more magic and perhaps calm the top end a little and further soothe my wandering ear. There is also a bit of hum - I feel it is quite likely caused by my well travelled NAD Preamp, however is it possible this could be calmed by using an ME preamp and DC coupling? In answer to your questions - I am not currently in need of a phono stage although it might be a "nice to have" and the NAD1155 preamp is connected using the "AC coupled" inputs. Thanks again and Regards John
  5. Hi Aaron - you have a keen eye, thanks for sparing me some optic time. I have PM'ed A J and hope to talk this afternoon. Regards John
  6. Hi Mark I have a pair of Audio Space AB-1 copies which have really impressed me with bass reproduction when properly controlled. I currently have an ME550 MkII being loaned to me while my Accuphase E-205 is in for repairs. Would you expect a significant improvement with changing out caps and inductors, are they installed in the AB-1 towers and are there any reviews with standard components changed out? Thanks in anticipation, Regards John
  7. Hi John - thanks for your input. I have talked with Trevor, he was very helpful and forthcoming, even offering to send an ME-25 on trial. The ME550 amplifier is not mine which I currently have on trial and is providing some mystical attraction although I am trying to stay on course in search of an integrated to suit my LS3/5a copies complete with AB-1 bass extenders. The ME550 mkii Hi-cap certainly has it measure of these miniature and low efficiency speakers. I do feel however that an Accuphase integrated I have tried (E-205) was a little more settled in the upper frequencies and less fizzy (if that's even an audio term anyone will understand) while also providing plenty of bass grip and control. I also have the feeling the ME stretches the soundstage and seems to isolate the cymbals from the drum set on some music. Hence my interest in further optimising to see if a well sorted ME preamp can weave even more magic and perhaps calm the top end a little and further soothe my wandering ear. There is also a bit of hum - I feel it is quite likely caused by my well travelled NAD Preamp, however is it possible this could be calmed by using an ME preamp and DC coupling? In answer to your questions - I am not currently in need of a phono stage although it might be a "nice to have" and the NAD1155 preamp is connected using the "AC coupled" inputs. Thanks again and Regards John
  8. Dear Perth SNA 'ers - would anyone in Perth consider loaning an ME24 or ME25 preamplifier for trying with a newly hi-capped ME550 MkII amplifier. I am impressed with the ME550 MkII coupled to an mid-80's vintage NAD pre-amplifer, however would like to hear it in full stride ME -to- ME so to speak. Looking forward in anticipation. I have had some dealings with SNA members in Perth and would ask if OK to refer you to them if you are holding back and need a referee or two. John McManus
  9. Hi is this unit 240v and would you consider shipping to Perth?
  10. Hi Yeahpetrus could you pm a phone contact to discuss? Regards John
  11. Hello I sent a pm a couple of days ago however I am unsure of whether you have received and would appreciate if you would contact me. Regards John
  12. @mivarpetHello I live in Perth and would appreciate pm if speakers are still available. Regards john
  13. Anyone keen to share shipping to Perth metro as I would like to order a matched quad of Tung-Sol EL34B's and one or maybe, two other sets can be included within 1kg weight limit? John Sent: Friday, July 3, 2015 6:56 PM To: jimmcshane@prodigy.net Subject: Cost for matched quads of el34b to Australia Hi Jim – I am interested in tube rolling a quad of Tung-Sol EL34B in place of (expensive and getting more so as NOS are exhausted) Svetlana winged C’s into a push-pull integrated amplifier. Do you have any advice, comments or have received feedback from audiophile users on this path of action? I would appreciate if you would advise shipped, insured cost for a quad of Tung-Sol EL34B’s tested and matched at operating conditions to Rossmoyne, 6148 in Australia. Also, what would be the additional shipping, insurance and handling cost to included a second matched set? Thanks in advance and I look forward to your response. Regards John From: Jim McShane <jimmcshane@prodigy.net> Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2015 10:55:43 -0500 Subject: RE: Cost for matched quads of el34b to Australia Hi John, Thank you for looking me up! I have the EL34Bs in stock, $89.50/quad is the price (USD of course). They are an excellent tube, no question about it. I get a lot of good feedback on them. Shipping is via Priority Mail standard service (which is fully trackable and comes with some insurance based on weight and declared value) for $49.45. This will cover shipments of up to 2 pounds in weight. For full insurance add $3.00. A second quad would only add $3.00 more for insurance. So one quad fully insured is $141.95, two quads is $234.45. There is a less expensive shipping option, First Class which is $25.75 but it is not insurable. It is a very good service, but it would be at your risk. I can accept PayPal, or I can accept credit cards ONLY via PayPal (you don't need an account to use your credit card). Cash/check/money order is fine too if in US funds and payable by a US bank. If you want to use PayPal or credit cards I'll send you a PayPal invoice; you can pay right from it via their secure servers. Let me know how I can help! Jim McShane McShane Design www.mcshanedesign.net x
  14. Hi Qwerter I'll buy them, please provide invoice to include shipping to 6148 and bank details for transfer? Regards John McManus
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