Still running in, but the star movie for the week has to be Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I always thought No Country For Old Men had decent audio, but dialogue is nowhere near as well recorded as Tinker Tailor. The music score sounds phenomenal - violins and piano notes soar forward into the room like the speakers don't exist. This may sound familiar to some, but I've never heard it like this before. Each note not only sounded free of the speakers, but have sufficient leading edge weight to them, making them sound solid, almost to the point you could see it. That might not make sense, but I know what I'm trying to describe! I'm looking forward to watching The Social Network now...
As for No Country For Old Men, I tend to use this as demo material, as there's a lot of subtle detail, especially when Anton pays his visits to those he is tracking down. I'm more aware now of other stuff going on - airplanes and traffic outside for example.
I did have a blast with a bit of music last Sunday, and tried a few tracks I tend to use when demoing speakers with very capable bass. Evil Twin lacked the low end that I'm used to (compared to the Blades, of course!) as they don't reach the low earthquake bass part way through the track - that's to be expected though. I tried a track that I haven't tried for ages, but used to sound stunning on my old 4.2's - No Doubt's Hella Good. I used to think that it was only big speakers that would sound good with this track as the bassline is quite meaty, the drums are nice and weighty, and there's a lot of stereo effect to overwhelm the senses. This sounded absolutely amazing - it didn't seem to lose anything at all that I used to hear, other than the bass line not sounding as big as on the 4.2's. The other thing about this track is that when playing at high volumes (because it just makes you want to) the chorus becomes almost unlistenable on speakers that aren't well behaved in the treble - not so on the LS50's. Everything is neat and tidy, well behaved, and there in all its glory
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
I suppose in the end we've all got our own preference
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Yeah you are right there Rick i mean my set up is pretty much on a par with yours wouldn't you say
Yamaha BD-S1900 Blu Ray player
Chord Electronics DSP8000 Audio Video processor
ATC SCM100ASL active Professional monitors (front L & R)
ATC C3CA active centre monitor
ATC SCM50ASL active Professional monitors (rear L & R)
ATC C6 - SCM0.1/15 active sub
yes not alot in it really.
As always Rick it's a pleasure talking to you .... and all joking aside i would really love to hear your set up.
Pioneer :- KRP500A, BDP LX55, SCLX-71/
MK Sound :- M7 LCR, M4T rear, KX12 sub/
Chord :- Odyssey 2 LCR, Rumour 2 rear, Cobra sub, Active Silverplus HDMI x2, Power Chord x4, Chameleon Silverplus/ IR dock
Arcam :- IRDock / Focal Lab :- Spirit One/
Black Rhodium Power Management.
Anyway, back on topic....
...heard an amp with the LS50's this afternoon that works beautifully with them...
Creek Destiny Amps, CDP
Don't leave us in suspense David
Bedroom: Sonos ZP90, Cyrus DAC XP+, Cyrus X Power, KEF LS50's
Living Room: Linn Majik DS, Marantz UD7006, Arcam AV9/P7, PMC FB1i fronts, TB2i centre, DB1i rears
Classe or Musical Fidelity?
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
HI fi Hangman... ok. Do you stock the said amp?
A recent addition to our arsenal...
How close does that leave me then?
Maybe I was being a bit harsh.. LS50 Vs R100 ? justify the price difference?
Yamaha AX-397 + Yamaha NS-333;
HK 3390 + Tangent Millennium 200;
Cambridge Audio Sr10 +Cambridge audio S30
How close does that leave me then?
Way out in the cold!
Sorry, that's not the one - although it works great with KEF
This amp is a little more budget based....
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