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Wouldn't that be too much of a a risk of putting ideas into her head... ?? 🤑

Unfortunately my wife now knows very well that there is no such thing as selling gear at a profit 🙂

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one addition to the system - plenty of time to enjoy during lockdown.      

My current system!         Recorded handheld on my iphone with inbuilt microphone...so take it with a big dose of salt.

solace away from the girls  

3 hours ago, Martykt said:

Don't know if I can condone the Diana Krall but expanding one's musical horizons in this little hobby can be a great thing. :D 

Quality female jazz singers will test any system for transparency and clarity. And will sooth your ache for musical lust. 

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3 hours ago, mwhouston said:

Quality female jazz singers will test any system for transparency and clarity. And will sooth your ache for musical lust. 

Not necessarily.

Usually they are very good recordings and being light jazz can be an easy test and sound good on most systems so won't necessarily tell you how good a system is.

Where they can be useful for testing for transparency and clarity is if they happen to have well recorded instruments with a lot of texture especially piano which has a lot of complexity in the sound.

Also a track that has a lot going on in the production can be a good test.

 

Nothing against female jazz singers either.

It's just when you compare what the "audiophile" female jazz singers are doing compared to singers like really talented singers like Nina Simone or Billy Holiday the "audiophile" singers just don't have much substance.

Just my opinion mind you. :)

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My 6AS7 SET is off doing a full health check from the amp guy. I got a 6EM7 push and pull courtesy amp until my amp is back...

 

Sound - not as nice as SET.

Power - 6WPC just enough to drive my speakers.

Tubes - 4 x 6EM7 symmetric design with GZ34 rectifier.

Amp weight - almost 1/3 of the 6AS7.

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36 minutes ago, dwbasement said:

My 6AS7 SET is off doing a full health check from the amp guy. I got a 6EM7 push and pull courtesy amp until my amp is back...

 

Sound - not as nice as SET.

Power - 6WPC just enough to drive my speakers.

Tubes - 4 x 6EM7 symmetric design with GZ34 rectifier.

Amp weight - almost 1/3 of the 6AS7.

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Built amps with both tubes but both SETs. Both very good tubes not sure if I could pick a fav. Currently back on my wine box 2W 6L6 SE UL which I think is absolutely dreamy but without either of the others around hard to compare. 

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Accidental tweak;

 

You have seen my temp setup in my main listening area with this DIY wine box 2W 6L6 SE UL  amp and high efficiency Beyma concentrics before.  Usually the speakers are placed just in front of the horns (not being used here) but we wanted to watch a movies and where the wife sits the speakers were blocking her view. So I moved them to outside the horns and toed them in. 
 

The increase is imaging (which this amp has always done well) and staging was at a whole new level. Forget the speakers they have vanished completely and a precise image appears in the centre along with the big sound stage.  Had the wife not wanted to sit off one side where the speakers blocked her view I would never had setup the speakers like this. Accidental tweak.  

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Over the past few weeks got a speaker upgrade. Also simplified my audio rack to reduce clutter!!

 

Sound clips recorded handheld on my iPhone. Piano instrumental and Vivaldi four seasons.

 

 

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On 15/09/2020 at 7:35 AM, BugleBoy said:

 

 

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OH lordy me, that is one impressive looking set-up!! 

A bonus point for almost complete visual symmetry 🙂

You are one very lucky boy, Bugleboy 🙂

 

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On 13/09/2020 at 6:12 PM, misternavi said:

just tell her you picked them up at a garage sale. take 2 zeros off the price and that you”ll make a profit  when you sell.

I thought I’m the only one doing this!

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27 minutes ago, misternavi said:

working in the lounge room today.

AM radio on the Carver TX-11a / Sansui / Whatmough speakers. 

 

Emma Wiggle is doing quality control on the computer.

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Your bio checks out. 
 

looks fun though :cool:

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G'day Folks.

 

A little late night work getting some different speakers up and running again...

 

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A new wall hanging on the recliner...  probably to go behind the stereo rack.

 

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5 hours ago, misternavi said:

working in the lounge room today.

AM radio on the Carver TX-11a / Sansui / Whatmough speakers. 

 

Emma Wiggle is doing quality control on the computer.

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Doing a photo shoot for Giaconda winery? 

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43 minutes ago, vinilink said:

Doing a photo shoot for Giaconda winery? 

I wish! Speaking of Giaconda, I am  still disappointed with the last aged Giaconda Chardonnay I had- I think it was a mid 2000's that I opened in 2016.

 

I think the same one I had in 2009 was better.

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1 hour ago, caminperth said:

The LM-219iA back in service, pimped out with some Elrog goodness. Man I Love this amp!

 

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The last time I saw anything like that, there was a body on a slab and there were wires running to the bolts in its neck.

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7 hours ago, caminperth said:

The LM-219iA back in service, pimped out with some Elrog goodness. Man I Love this amp!

 

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Speakers look great Cam !! 
 

Elrog 845s and efficient speakers... working for me !! :D

 

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7 hours ago, caminperth said:

The LM-219iA back in service, pimped out with some Elrog goodness. Man I Love this amp!

Hey Cam what happened to the ZuAudio speakers??

What model are these you now have in their place?

Cheers

Chris

25 minutes ago, Martykt said:

Elrog 845s and efficient speakers... working for me !! :D

And also me...

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12 minutes ago, tripitaka said:

 

What a classy looking setup!

Cheers – ABSOLARE Altius 845SET monoblocks driving VOXATIV field coil 9.87 system : )

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37 minutes ago, Aperalim said:

Hey Cam what happened to the ZuAudio speakers??

What model are these you now have in their place?

Cheers

Chris

And also me...

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The Zu’s are still here, not selling them in a hurry. These are the Line Magnetic LM-812 Iconics. Playing with them before they go on show at Frank Prowse. 👍👍

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4 minutes ago, caminperth said:

The Zu’s are still here, not selling them in a hurry. These are the Line Magnetic LM-812 Iconics. Playing with them before they go on show at Frank Prowse. 👍👍

Aha OK excellent.

What is their driver complement?

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On 15/09/2020 at 7:35 AM, BugleBoy said:

Over the past few weeks got a speaker upgrade. Also simplified my audio rack to reduce clutter!!

 

Sound clips recorded handheld on my iPhone. Piano instrumental and Vivaldi four seasons.

 

 

Listening Room 11.jpg

Absolutely stunning set. Congratulations 

 

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2 hours ago, Martykt said:

Speakers look great Cam !! 
 

Elrog 845s and efficient speakers... working for me !! :D

 

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OK, except for the price shock I'm impressed to. Sensitivity rating of the speakers? 

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6 hours ago, mwhouston said:

Wouldn’t take much to drive them. 

They're a speaker that can genuinely be run off flea power.

A very impressive thing considering that they're not actually horn loaded or a lowther style speaker.

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14 minutes ago, BuzzzFuzzz said:

I've thinned out the herd...

 

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Yes Ant, it was looking good but a little cluttered. Prioritise....:thumb:

 

Oh and level that picture on the left!xD

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