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  1. synthz

    Iron Maiden appreciation thread

    Seriously mate? I'll pick the pilot!
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    Metal Music and Hi-Fi?

    hahaha great find Daz! Even the conductor seems to be enjoying the piece a lot! He's almost dancing during Enter Sandman! For trombone players: Watch this video and remember... there is still hope for you to play Metallica with trombones!
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    Metal Music and Hi-Fi?

    The best speaker experience i had with Metal so far is with Dynaudio S1.4. They're just bookshelf but super powerful and seems to be SO FAST! I'm talking about double kick drums, speedy chugga chugga rhythm with ultra high gain tone. I would recommend it if you can get one. I listen to everything from Megadeth to Mariah Carey, from Sepultura to Steely Dan, from Annihilator to Anita Baker, from Dream Theater to DJ Z-Trip, well you get my drift...
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    Metal Music and Hi-Fi?

    You mean like this Daz? Metallica Medley arrangement for String Orchestra! I'm sure it has a bit of culture injected with the addition of orchestra to get some approvals around here? You guys can start pulling out your Real/Fake Book and play those standard tunes! (that's my jazz reference incase anyone misunderstood)
  5. Testament - Practice what you preach. No matter where i play this i just couldn't make this sound good.
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    EXPIRED: FOCAL electra 1038 be

    Damnnnn... dude... so sorry to hear that. I would still say don't do it though! Anyone can buy with confidence, it looks brand spanking new. The sound is pretty out of this world. I helped unboxed the bloody thing!
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    PMC Speaker owners thread

    Damo to answer your question i have tried PMC twenty.24 paired with: Power: Consonance ME800. 30w triode. Pre: Pass Labs x2.5 (solid state) Power: ARC Ref 75 Pre: Schitt Freya Power: ARC Ref 75 Pre: Parasound JC2 On all these combinations I'm still using a 12 inch sub to complement the lower regions. This is personal preference, you might not need a sub. I actually haven't tested my solid state amps with them yet. If you're asking for synergy i think you won't have any problem with PMC paired with any decent amps.
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    Toto - Sydney and Melb in Jan 2019

    I've got my ticket for Sydney show.
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    6h30 choobs.

    Hi Darren I'm in the same boat as well. I'm using a pair of Electro Harmonix ones and another pair that's still a mystery. I have a feeling they bting great sonic mojo to the sound.
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    My system

    Hello George, just saw your thread. Its interesting to hear about your unique solution with the DAC to bring some warmth back by utilising the Oppo bluray player. I find your LM502CA DAC is very strong in the sense that it can bring a lot of warmth to any solid state system, even though it's the only tube device in the signal chain. I've tried it with JC1s/JC2, JC1s/Pass Labs X2.5 and it bring a lot of those tube buttery warmth that i love. Now i pair it with ARC Ref 75/Primaluna Dialogue Preamp, and the signal chain got super great, the one that i was looking for in my head. I also noticed you've put a plinth underneath the DAC, did that give any difference in sound performance?
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    PMC Speaker owners thread

    Room size is quite large yes, larger than typical lounge room I'd say. Sound quality is very good! Quite comparable to the 89,999 RRP however i would love to hear more of my music there and how it would sound with modern context acoustic drums and not in swing/big band jazz format.
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    PMC Speaker owners thread

    Fenestria demo.
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    PMC Speaker owners thread

    Grays Online is an auction side but probably concentrating more on B2B, so companies auction their good in large quantities there and public can bid on it. My speakers were listed as 'ex demo'. No accessories are included with it, so i'm thinking to just grab some IsoAcoustics Gaia
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    Show us your tubes

    Whoaaa.. that is fantastic! Those VU meters are so sexy!
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    Show us your tubes

    I'm really happy reading this reply. ARC has great product diversification and it's nice to see them in great extent through your experiences. From Ref 75 - 150 - 250. How come you are skipping the Ref 160M? Did that just only get launched recently? Wow, using KT150 for drivers on each monos is quite crazy. That's pretty awesome. I imagine more liquid upper midrange and treble would translate a lot in hi-hats, cymbal crashes and swells, percussions?