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My wife killed it!
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In this moment i'm in a home demo of Dynaudio Excite X12 and Naim 5i ( first), Van Den Hul MC cs 122 hybrid, Sushi and red wine.

This afternoon when the sales man came to my home to drop the gear, and connected together all the parts, first music in ( romeo and Juliet live), my wife asked: 

- do you have the whites for delivery? 

- yes! Said the sails man! 

- are they ready to go tomorow? 

- yes, they are! 

Deal DONE !!! 

No more ATC SCM11, no more demos, no more indecisions! 

Dance 4

I LOVE MY WIFE!!!  :oops:

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Enjoy it while it lasts! :twisted:

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CnoEvil wrote:
Enjoy it while it lasts! :twisted:

 

Hers  ROFL

 

mine  ROFL

hope you feel better Cno! 

 

:cheers:

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hope you feel better Cno! 

:cheers:

Gettin' there thx.

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Hi guys!
Yesterday after 3hs of demo i was going with listening fatigue, and i knew that couldn't be from de X12, i thought, ist's from the amp!
And never felt that with the NAD MA RS1 combo.
A got up and connected the X12 to the NAD 3020i, and said to my wife lets se if the NAD doesnt turn RED, like a weightlifter...
And my jaw droped!!! Not turned RED and much better, we listening for another 2hs. 
This morning i got up and turn the NAD on and i'm still amazed with the performance of the 30w per channel 20 something years old amp! 
Listening at the moment to Patricia Barber at lower volume and the bass is amazing, the upper treble very soft, and mid range very full.

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

 

Hi guys!
Yesterday after 3hs of demo i was going with listening fatigue, and i knew that couldn't be from de X12, i thought, ist's from the amp!
And never felt that with the NAD MA RS1 combo.
A got up and connected the X12 to the NAD 3020i, and said to my wife lets se if the NAD doesnt turn RED, like a weightlifter...
And my jaw droped!!! Not turned RED and much better, we listening for another 2hs. 
This morning i got up and turn the NAD on and i'm still amazed with the performance of the 30w per channel 20 something years old amp! 
Listening at the moment to Patricia Barber at lower volume and the bass is amazing, the upper treble very soft, and mid range very full.

 

That is often why those of us, whose first tentative steps into the world of  hifi which started with the likes of the Nad 3020, Arcam A60 and Trio KA 1500,  find a lot of modern amps fatiguing. Modern taste is changing.

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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My fave system of the early 1980s was my NAD 3020a (my second NAD 3020) with AR18s 'speakers and then my first Rega Planar 3 (the first one with an RB300) and Nagaoka MP11 Boron.

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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These days I avoid the thin, bright sound like the plague, hence the gear I'm currently using.  I grew up with warmer sounding kit and it is what I've come back to.

Rega RP3/Elys 2 - Graham Slee Gram Amp 1 - Rega Apollo R - Exposure 1010 amp - Dynaudio DM2/6 - Chord Co. Chameleon VEE3/Rumour 2 - Musical Fidelity V90-HPA - Sennheiser HD595

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chebby wrote:

My fave system of the early 1980s was my NAD 3020a (my second NAD 3020) with AR18s 'speakers and then my first Rega Planar 3 (the first one with an RB300) and Nagaoka MP11 Boron.

 

swap the 3020 for the 3130 and the Rega for a CS501 and that was my first "real" system. The MP11 was on of my favourite bits of kit for a long time.

 

+1 for slightly warm sounding. I wonder if it's age and frequency response deterioration related. I preferred more treble on my parents system whcn I was much younger - they thought it sounded shrill whereas to me it was just more lively.

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Here are my pride and joy! Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

Here are my pride and joy! Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Oooooooh, nice!  :bounce:

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Just bought Atacama Duo7 this morning on Ebay, hope they arrive this week, in gray. 

Then after the Brio R arrive will post new pics of the system complete!

never thought i sorted out the speaker first then the amp... Live have this litle things...

 

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Thank's Cno ! 

They are running in, but it's noticeable the quallity of these speakers, so much bass for the size, and the NAD is doing a nice job !

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chebby wrote:

My fave system of the early 1980s was my NAD 3020a (my second NAD 3020) with AR18s 'speakers and then my first Rega Planar 3 (the first one with an RB300) and Nagaoka MP11 Boron.

 

And of that lot, the Nagaoka is still in rude health, as is the cheaper version, the MP11.  

(Think the Boron was the upmarket version - haven't checked their site so could be miles off with that).

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And of that lot, the Nagaoka is still in rude health, as is the cheaper version, the MP11.  

(Think the Boron was the upmarket version - haven't checked their site so could be miles off with that).

The MP11 is now the MP110 and costs $99 (and no 'Boron' version that I can find).

I am not aware that anyone actually distributes/sells them in the UK.

The range can be seen here...

http://www.needledoctor.com/Nagaoka

(The Nagaoka site is virtually non-existent except to list ' Stylus and Audio Accessory' as one of their activities.)

Also, "of that lot" the Rega Planar 3 (with RB300) is also still in rude health as the RP3 (with RB303). The 1983 version would be virtually indistinguishable - from the latest RP3 - to the casual observer.

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Except for the S-arm the original one had...!

 

EDIT: Musonic in Watford sells the - presumably - current range in the UK.  That's a big change as I recall a Hi Fi World article of maybe three or so years back stating the MP11 was still going.  Looks like they've revamped their range a tad!

http://www.musonic.co.uk/cartridges-nagaoka-c-4_22.html?zenid=2hgbfcajre46hb9f8udohnnjs7&perPage=0&sort=20a

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