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RE: Nice'N'Sleazy

I too have a Fiio D3 DAC and I could tell absolutely no difference between it and an Arcam rDAC, apart from about £250.

 

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RE: Nice'N'Sleazy

My 'cheap setup' - I have two standmount speakers sharing the same stands, one for hifi - one for home cinema.

As I would like floorstanders eventually, I was too tight to buy another pair of stands so I cut up some old slate and bolted them to the top of each stand. The speakers sit on top about 1cm apart.

 

Sonically they sound fine to me.

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Marantz 2060ML is so purdy. Has some titanium tone to it.

 

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Vladimir wrote:

Marantz 2060ML is so purdy. Has some titanium tone to it.

 

 

If the shoes don't fit, change the horse.

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Not shiny then. Lame. 

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Vladimir wrote:

Not shiny then. Lame. 

Only when the (camera) flash goes off, otherwise matt black only. Still works a treat and sounds fabulous given it was used on a daily basis since 1979.

Here's the set-up (2012) with the Leema, Arcam and RS6s.

 

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Lots of shiny silvery bits in that fine setup. I'm catching up and soon I'll be able to shave on every hi-fi component I own. 

 

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RE: Nice'N'Sleazy

Pair of Fostex PM0.4n running off an Icon HDP as a preamp and DAC. Sounds far better than it has any right to. Will eventually upgrade the speakers to some better active monitors at some point, but I'm enjoying them a lot at the moment.

Didn't you get the memo? All Cables, DACs, CD players and amps sound the same.

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