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Offline Martin Colloms  
#481 Posted : 20 May 2018 17:19:16(UTC)
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Even I found it unbelievable , but there it was , in the flesh, with Dan, in a great photo by Alan Sircom.
I doubt we would be allowed to review it, and it would have to get up my staircase!
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#482 Posted : 21 May 2018 12:30:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Martin Colloms Go to Quoted Post
Even I found it unbelievable , but there it was , in the flesh, with Dan, in a great photo by Alan Sircom.
I doubt we would be allowed to review it, and it would have to get up my staircase!
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and you need two for stereo.........
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#483 Posted : 19 July 2018 16:38:25(UTC)
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I would like to hear your views on the Gold Note IS-1000 Super Integrated Amplifier please :o)
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#484 Posted : 17 August 2018 08:22:35(UTC)
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Dutch Dutch 8C active digital speakers

They seem to be all the rave in the pro world
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#485 Posted : 19 August 2018 11:30:54(UTC)
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we had them here but could not provide the right interfacing to drive them XLR digital eg from an absent DCS

we tried digital SE but the lengths were too great for satisfactory transmssion.
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#486 Posted : 27 August 2018 20:39:20(UTC)
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#487 Posted : 30 August 2018 13:10:01(UTC)
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I find this design absolutely baffling. "The flagship GT-5000 adopts a short, straight arm designed to deliver superior rigidity as well as balance of weight and mechanics which results in improved traceability. A rigid mechanism with simple construction means there is no need for an inside force canceler weight." From time immemorial the cartridge has been mounted at an angle to the arm axis, either by having the head at an angle to the arm or by putting bends in the arm, to minimise tracking angle errors. A short straight arm will have terrible tracking angle errors which change drastically as the arm moves from outer to inner groove - this would in fact require a bias compensator with a quite complicated relationship with the arm angle. Parallel trackers are the only ones which don't need bias compensators
Or perhaps you are intended to skew the mounting of the cartridge within the head - but of course you'd still need bias compensation, and quite drastic with such a short arm.

And what on earth can this mean "The GT-5000 is driven by a 24-pole, 2-phase AC synchronous motor that generates an accurate sine wave." ? Since when have motors produced sinewaves?

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#488 Posted : 30 August 2018 13:57:24(UTC)
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I agree , quite a lot of Japanglish in this description

I was also mystified by the straight arm description and at first thought that it was an April Fool.

Worse tangential geometry, and no provision for bias compensation.

It would seem that it is also equipped with inbuilt preamp/equaliser electronics with a balanced output.

I suspect the 'Sine' element of the motor is to do with reduced cogging waveform as the rotor traverses the 24 poles.
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#489 Posted : 30 August 2018 16:00:00(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Martin Colloms Go to Quoted Post
I agree , quite a lot of Japanglish in this description

I was also mystified by the straight arm description and at first thought that it was an April Fool.

Worse tangential geometry, and no provision for bias compensation.

It would seem that it is also equipped with inbuilt preamp/equaliser electronics with a balanced output.

I suspect the 'Sine' element of the motor is to do with reduced cogging waveform as the rotor traverses the 24 poles.


Seems like we need to test it then. :)
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#490 Posted : 30 August 2018 16:06:36(UTC)
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The new iFi Retro Stereo 50 system:

https://ifi-audio.com/products/retro-stereo-50/

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#491 Posted : 10 October 2018 19:55:55(UTC)
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#492 Posted : 10 October 2018 19:59:21(UTC)
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#493 Posted : 06 January 2019 21:01:29(UTC)
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Chord Electronics Symphonic MC Phono Preamplifier

https://chordelectronics.co.uk/product/symphonic/

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#494 Posted : 13 January 2019 15:44:17(UTC)
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The Voxativ Fit speakers when these are coming later this year:

https://voxativ.berlin/fit/

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#495 Posted : 13 January 2019 18:03:55(UTC)
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#496 Posted : 14 January 2019 20:03:10(UTC)
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Two DACs woth investigating are the interesting Pro DAC the RME ADI-2 Dac and the well featured RME ADI-2 Pro FS too

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#497 Posted : 16 January 2019 21:11:28(UTC)
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My local dealer has just posted around an invite to an open day with Fyne Audio. The name was new to me; they're Scottish, they make very interesting looking speakers, and I'm trying - but failing - not to say "dual concentric". Worth a look, perhaps? It's certainly not just a pair of off-the-shelf drivers in a square box.
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#498 Posted : 16 January 2019 22:59:24(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pete_w Go to Quoted Post
My local dealer has just posted around an invite to an open day with Fyne Audio. The name was new to me; they're Scottish, they make very interesting looking speakers, and I'm trying - but failing - not to say "dual concentric". Worth a look, perhaps? It's certainly not just a pair of off-the-shelf drivers in a square box.

Hi,
I believe the people are ex-Tannoy since Tannoy were purchased by overseas investors.

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/news/fyne_speakers.htm

Regards,
Shadders.
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Offline John S.  
#499 Posted : 17 January 2019 07:44:54(UTC)
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I would like to see the Neumann KH120a powered monitors reviewed. They have been around for a number of years and are very well thought of in the pro-studio world. They claim to match each loudspeaker to a master unit. There was a listening panel in Germany a number of years ago who picked this along with the original 15 ohm Rogers LS3/5a's as their top two choices in a mini monitor listening session. Have you had a chance to hear these?
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#500 Posted : 30 January 2019 14:03:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Shadders Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Pete_w Go to Quoted Post
My local dealer has just posted around an invite to an open day with Fyne Audio. The name was new to me; they're Scottish, they make very interesting looking speakers, and I'm trying - but failing - not to say "dual concentric". Worth a look, perhaps? It's certainly not just a pair of off-the-shelf drivers in a square box.

Hi,
I believe the people are ex-Tannoy since Tannoy were purchased by overseas investors.

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/news/fyne_speakers.htm

Regards,
Shadders.


I thought the sound Fyne Audio were making at last year's Bristol show to be one of the better in the building. It was musically engaging with believeable room pressurisation/energy for the material being played.
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