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 Forum: Cables & Accessories   Topic: Speaker cable difference

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:08 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 2935


There's only been 2 times where I've noticed an improvement with speaker cables. Naim NACA5 and BIS Audio Maestro. Especially the Maestro. I'm not sure how to explain it, but everything was just better.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: What do you estimate to be a standard discount at dealers?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:40 am 

Replies: 113
Views: 5810


Depends on the product. Some brands you wont get a discount on, and others 30%. And if it's on clearance even 40%. Establishing a good relationship with your dealer is more important though. Great service is priceless. I had a great experience when I lived in the Toronto area. After buying a couple ...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Ikea will be making a turntable

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:52 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 2002


Yep. No joke...

https://thevinylfactory.com/news/ikea-t ... gineering/

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: What happens if I plug a 240v amp into a 120v socket?

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:42 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1159


Wind Chaser wrote:
Sgt Pepper wrote:
Congrats. If it ain't broke, don't send it for service.


That’s why my neighbor can’t be bothered with things like oil changes, timing belts, mystery noises under the hood etc.


:lol: :shock: :lol: :shock:

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: What happens if I plug a 240v amp into a 120v socket?

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:50 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1159


Well, I took a risk and bought it without an audition as the seller was a few hours away, but agreed to meet halfway. Hooked it up 10 minutes ago and I am floored at how amazing this 34 year old amp sounds. I now see what the fuss is all about with these classic Naim amps. Sounds better than most of...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Ortofon 2M Red with a Rega Brio 2017

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:32 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 1648


Hi, Planet of Sound wrote: 'You get what you pay for with cartridges.' Really? No price creep at all during the vinyl revival? No flood of uber expensive MC cartridges all claiming to be better than anything else on planet earth? Cheers, David Neice I remember about 6 years ago when I got into Viny...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: What happens if I plug a 240v amp into a 120v socket?

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:32 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1159


everything you are telling us indicates this unit was converted to 110. I gather that you were unable to test it when picked up from the previous user. I suggest you plug it in and test it. You should not experience any damage to the amp....I would, however, start with a cheap set of speakers :shoc...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: What happens if I plug a 240v amp into a 120v socket?

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:16 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1159


would need to be in parallel but there would be an issue with 240V 50hz (Europe) and 120v 60hz (North America) The non-detatchable power cable is North American. Europe has different plugs on cables, no? This would lead me to believe that maybe it was modified or converted to NA standards and maybe...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: What happens if I plug a 240v amp into a 120v socket?

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:06 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1159


Two 120 volts wired in series would be 240 volts I have a Yorkville amp that is wired that way It's an older Naim Nait that someone has had and used for over 30 years.....and the back has a blue 240v sticker, and next to that it says: "Internal Fuse - 120v:2 amp antisurge 240v:1 amp antisurge ...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Ortofon 2M Red with a Rega Brio 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:58 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 1648


I think you just need to turn up the volume knob. I've got the same amp and a Nagaoka MP110 cartridge on a Pro-ject RPM5.1 and in order to get the same volume that I get from my CD player at 9 o clock, I have to set the volume knobm almost at the 12 o clock position when using the turntable.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: What happens if I plug a 240v amp into a 120v socket?

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:49 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1159


So, basic question...If you have an integrated amp designed to run at 240v, what happens if you plug it into a 120v socket? Technically it should work as you're not overloading it, right? But is it safe? Will it perform the same?

Thanks

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Tips for auditioning used speakers?

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:44 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1163


I've sold a lot of stuff on CAM and once had a guy bring a multi-meter, and a stethoscope and ran all sorts of crazy tests on an $800 pair of speakers I sold him. It was a bit mucho IMO, but whatever makes people feel comfortable Whenever I buy speakers, I simply listen to them with a song that I'm ...

 Forum: CDs and LPs   Topic: Why is the price of vinyl albums at a record high?

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:27 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 2484


Because people with their Crosley turntables are willing to pay for it.

 Forum: Sources - Digital   Topic: CD players sounding the same to me

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:28 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 2206


hocheye wrote:
Listen to Rega players for that kind of money you could get a very nice one that you would be happy with for many years. :D


Agreed. The Rega Apollo is quite quite nice. Not going out of style anytime soon.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Props to KEF America for great customer service!

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:18 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 394


So 3 weeks ago I purchased some Kef headphones. Love them. Last week, my 3 year old got hold of them and tried inserting the connector into an ipad, and of course broke the connector. Luckily it's a detachable cable, so I looked around for the prper Kef replacement, with the same color and all I cou...
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