Shiny brand new second hand things in my system today


#4174

Pleased to report that it sounds quite good and drives the dinky Fisher Price speakers to ear splitting volume without breaking up.


#4175

Quite good is a bit… meh.


#4176

It’s not adequate though, is it ?


#4177

Meh. Insufficient heat fins, sharp protrusions, danger, excess tonnage, and fugly for any chance of adequacy.


#4178

More speakers dug out of the store, JBL L86


#4179

You’ll have to wait and find out for yourself won’t you :wink:


#4180

:bowing_man:t2:‍♂️

I’m finally home from work after a looooong week and I’ve got no tunes. I need vicarious hifi in the form of comparisons with your class A things.


#4181

Only listened to a few tracks from Ziggy and John Grant ‘Pale Green Ghosts’. Volume matched about 82db. There wasn’t much in it to be honest, maybe the MA-5s were a bit darker and preferable on Ziggy tracks (quite a brightly produced album imo, so that worked better). On PGG it was more even. I think the Perreaux had tighter bass control and maybe lit up some of the background synth bass, whereas the MA-5 either pushed more bass or more likely there was a bit of bloat but it works on Black Belt as a track.

So there you are - different but hard to say which is better. I suspect that the preamp section is cleaner on the Perreaux (both amps used this in this comparison). If I can be arsed I’ll compare the preamps through either power section tomorrow.


#4182

I hate you very much :angry:.

P.s Can you bring those along too, they might never leave my house though :grin:


#4183

It appears one bigger woof beats 2 little ones, DD12 replaces 2x Rel Strata 5’s.
IMG_4362 by mark leatherland, on Flickr


#4184

Biggererer is morerer = bettererer :+1:


#4185

Very nice.


#4186

It’s not that one bigger beats two smaller. It’s just that absolutely anything beats REL!


#4187

One bigger woof beats two little ones (sorry…)


#4188

Feck

Been using Cyrus speaker cable terminations. One of my Atlas ones is bust and I need something for the Perreaux that’s just arrived as the existing don’t fit.

Have to be bare wire screwed in on one for now :see_no_evil:.

Need urgent recommendations for decent connectors. Or someone who has spare and is close!!


#4189

The world is your Oyster*

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/test-measurement/test-connectors/4-mm-test-plugs-sockets/?applied-dimensions=4294885308&redirect-relevancy-data=636F3D3126696E3D4931384E53656172636847656E65726963266C753D656E266D6D3D6D61746368616C6C7061727469616C26706D3D5E2E2A2426706F3D31333326736E3D592673723D52656469726563742673743D43415443485F414C4C5F44454641554C542673633D592677633D4E4F4E45267573743D346D6D20706C7567267374613D346D6D20706C756726&r=f

*Unless you want overpriced audiophile crap.


#4190

It’s at times like this I need to order amazon prime same day delivery stuff!
Or a drive to a hifi shop.


#4191

@Mrs_Maureen_OPinion come on sell the man some shiny.


#4192

RS deliver next (working) day for free these days. Or you can pick them up on Corby, lol.

Where are you based, btw?


#4193

Need now!
Preferable ones that don’t rattle.
I thought I had a bust speaker until I figured the black atlas sheath was loose on my speaker end connectors!

On amazon looking. Can’t be arsed to drive anywhere. Got a lump to connect up

In Nottm. I’ll survive with a bare wire screwed in for one.
Just ordered a load of stuff from cpc as well!!