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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:28 am 
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So just a couple short months ago I indicated that I was done chasing gear, I actually believed my own lie. Today all I have left of my "good to go system" is my Dac 3.5VB......:P. The chase never ends...I've accepted that now.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:46 am 
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Is that a Rita 880 from Spinners I see? How is it? Or should I say how is your back?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:50 am 
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Yes that's a Rita 880, not from spinners.I love it. I couldn't imagine a cleaner sound with lots of grunt but I hope some new tubes I just acquired does just that. Shuguang "50 year treasures" KT88Z

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shawnwes wrote:
Is that a Rita 880 from Spinners I see? How is it? Or should I say how is your back?


Shawn I see you live in Kelowna, Your more than welcome to come up to Vernon for a coffee and a listen.


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Twist my rubber arm! I'll send you a PM when I'm up that way next.

Enjoy the new toys!

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Twist my rubber arm! I'll send you a PM when I'm up that way next.

Enjoy the new toys!

Sounds good and thank you.


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Aren't you concerned about the laptop hard drive being so close to the woofer magnet? Where is your turntable? :mrgreen:

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Once a chaser always a chaser. :twisted:

I learned that about myself years ago. It's not necessarily all about finding the best (or better) sound, equipment or deal. I find that when I chase down and setup new equipment, it causes my awareness level to go up because I'm paying more attention to how it sounds. At that point I'm trying to determine if I like my new equipment/setup and as a consequence I am enjoying my 'old' music as if it were new again. :lol:

There is far too much great equipment out there to settle for just for one brand. Don't get me wrong I have my favorite brands/models (or at least the current iterations of them :D ) but we truly live within the golden era of music equipment.

But music? Not so much. That's another matter though and highly subjective to taste. The first demos that hit my new equipment are Dire Straits BIA (because it's a great album that is perfectly mastered) and anything Floyd. A few MuchDance cds to make sure that the bass meets my criteria and then anything from Olivia Newton-John, Roberta Flack, Dionne Warwick etc. I want the new stuff to prove to me the ambiance captures my attention.


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Quadzilla wrote:
Aren't you concerned about the laptop hard drive being so close to the woofer magnet? Where is your turntable? :mrgreen:


I wasn't concerned until now...... :lol: No turntable, been down that slippery road once and no longer wish to explore.


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shawnwes wrote:
Is that a Rita 880 from Spinners I see? How is it? Or should I say how is your back?


And I woulda said jungson ...

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Woody76 wrote:
Quadzilla wrote:
Aren't you concerned about the laptop hard drive being so close to the woofer magnet?


I wasn't concerned until now......

Get a laptop with a solid state drive. No magnetic concerns, and less noise!


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Is that a Rita 880 from Spinners I see? How is it? Or should I say how is your back?


And I woulda said jungson ...


I think the Rita may be manufactured by Jungson.

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good sound wrote:
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shawnwes wrote:
Is that a Rita 880 from Spinners I see? How is it? Or should I say how is your back?


And I woulda said jungson ...


I think the Rita may be manufactured by Jungson.


I think the story goes that Ian Grant liked the basic product and asked them to make a few changes to it to market under the Grant Audio brand.

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BinkyTheCat wrote:
shawnwes wrote:
Is that a Rita 880 from Spinners I see? How is it? Or should I say how is your back?


And I woulda said jungson ...


This is the first, Grant Fidelity Rita 880 before Grant died and the company moved to Jungson name.


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pretty sure amp built by jungson ( whom grant partnered with and distributed) but was just rebadged.

kinda like the maverick audio dac I had years ago. a certain grant dac looked strikingly similar.

dunno for sure - could be wrong but doesn't really matter. had a chance to spend some time with the jungson branded one - rather enjoyable.
its owner however had no desire to sell. I can understood why.

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dcrooks wrote:
Woody76 wrote:
Quadzilla wrote:
Aren't you concerned about the laptop hard drive being so close to the woofer magnet?


I wasn't concerned until now......

Get a laptop with a solid state drive. No magnetic concerns, and less noise!



Untrue. Solid state drives are susceptible to electro-magnetic energy similar to mechanical hard drives albeit in different ways. SSDs are affected by electricity, not magnetism. A strong enough magnet will induce a voltage in the electrical components in an SSD. Depending on the strength, duration and rate of change (most important) of the magnetic field it will damage the storage of data in an SSD. Mechanical hard drives use magnetism to store data so it's a no-brainer that a strong magnet is going to do something to them. I'm talking very strong however. For example it's plain silly to obsess over keeping a magnetic screwdriver away from a HDD. Mechanical hard drives are also shielded; you'd need several Tesla of magnetic field in order to alter anything.

If you ask other folks you'll get mixed results but as with everything else there is theory, and then there is practice. The point is likely moot because the harddrive in the photo is far enough away from the speaker. I kid you not I have known people who obsess over which way their speaker cable lies in order to offset the earth's magnetic influence. I know people who only setup their systems downstairs to minimize the affects of the earth's magnetism. It always boils down to a matter of degree. IMHO I would keep all solid state components away from strong electro-magnetic fields. I do however have my stereo system upstairs and my speaker cables run in all directions for what that is worth :lol:


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