Shiny brand new second hand things in my system today


#3834

Moved them to stands and they sound worse :roll_eyes:


#3835

Try using rubberized phlegm - it has special properties


#3836

I don’t have audiophile ears and probably not able to tell the difference. It’s all wasted on me.


#3837

Mechanics new home
IMG_4303 by mark leatherland, on Flickr

And new nail
IMG_4305 by mark leatherland, on Flickr

Koetsu Rosewood Sig, rebuilt by Goldring.


#3838

Happy days!


#3839

Paradise.
(Or two plain boxes).

It’s as good as the hype. Dialed in and load set up, it’s eerily silent and wonderfully musical.

I do need some feet of some sort to stick on the boxes. Any suggestions? Nothing foo. Just something to lift them off the glass.


#3840

http://www.evoaudio.uk/acousti.htm :wink:


#3841

I use the ones in the link above,just pick the right weight.


#3842

Is it true that Sodders does an AA version, for the extra hefty?


#3843

Arrived, it all works fine.

Either will be for my bedroom or the spare room at my parents. Will let wife decide.


#3844

mmm yummy


#3845

v


#3846

Zing!


#3847

Anyone got any experience or comment on a Bryston 4b3 power amp?

Looking for something powerful and with plenty of current to power the Boenicke W8.

Poggie has one and it might be a decent shout to replace my current 300w monos.


#3848

Built well, sounds very boring. Why do you need so much power? My experience of class D is that 300w per channel into real speakers sounds like 30w.

Lots of good quality class A amps out there.


#3849

81.5db Sensitive and 4 ohm nominal load.


#3850

Only Bryston power amp I have heard was very clean and sterile.
Assuming you are talking £2-3k then Pass, Karan, Modwright, even Krell, would be on my list.


#3851

Heard a few Bryston amps, and never got on with them. Yep, they have ample power and will probably drive anything, but, as Bob & Paul say, they are very sterile and, to my ears, soulless. I’ve heard the Boenickes, and can imagine Pass would be a good combination.


#3852

I nearly bought when after I flogged all the Roksan amps and before I discovered valves, and I (like others have mentioned) found it flat and sterile.


#3853

Bryston - power, check. Flat, sterile and brittle sound , check.

Been there, done that.

Odd test report on the W8s. Yep they’re inefficient, but surely not that low?

I get good results and plenty of volume with a pair of 30w class A MA-5s. Alephs sound probably even better.

I’d be tempted by a 60w stereo Aleph clone if i were you @sap7