reporting for dudy.. lol..Yes been to Bristol Show. Don't know where to start but I was expecting some new stuff to be impressed. Well I missed the 2012 so can't comment. To be fair.. I was'nt impressed at all maybe cause the room acoustics is rubbish!
I have a company with me(my 14 yr old daughter) She is used to my set up playing her fav music which she enjoy. I took her with me. BUT (dad she said ours seems sounds better) . Then we went to Dali -Linn.. dad she told me this is good!
Good to hear from you.
I have found that I have heard few amps, some at several times the price, that come close to the 35i (imo).
Let me know how the speaker hunt goes.
Did you go to the Audio Note room?
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Cno.. I have invested time and effort to achieve my goals(system matching) . There are a couple of system that sounds better BUT they costs 100x more than what I have ATM:)
Electrocompaniet EMC 1UP / Musical Fidelity AMS 35i / Focal Electra 1028be / MIT AVt MA speaker cable-Matrix 12 xlr / Chord powerchord / GIK acoustics/ Sennheiser Momentum
did you ever get a chance to listen to the PMC PB1i speakers? I thought I remembered you talking about trying them out.
I'm angling towards borrowing a pair of a local dealer for a home demo.
Think I might go close to doing a swap on my Diablos for a small changeover cost.
Just want to be sure that they are not going to be too big & boomby for my room.
MF AMS-Primo / MF AMS-35P / Linn Akurate DS / Kef Reference 205/2 / Krix Epicentrix / Focal Dome 2 / JL Audio Fathom F110 & F112 / Yamaha RX-Z7 / Oppo Nuforce BDP-93 / PS3
Those on the end of your system would produce some serious scale and be a good match......I suspect you could mitigate the bass issues to a large degree, but you will soon know after a demo.
Hi mate, hope you're well.
Yes they are tempting. Really really enjoying my system at the moment. As I'm getting my CD collection ripped the Akurate is starting to become more central to life.
So I'm not sure if i really need to do the PMC thing, upgrade for the sake of upgrade. Unlike the Scalas i was considering, the changeover cost here should be minimal (maybe nothing given the price I was able to get the Diablos for).
I think they should offer some obvious improvements in the lower end, we'll see.
Keep you posted.
First of all..thanks..
Ok..Let's be neutral..Ihave loved my 1028be for years. changing cables from time to time is not so easy. As I have said b4..Im not keen on Diablos!(maybe to room accoustics). YMMV
Well, I don't really own a 35i . But I do own a Accuphase a35 (conservatively rated at 30w x 2 class A,clipping at 50w) coupling with c-2420 preamp. I was also a little concerned with the "low power output" of the class Aamp, but after trying with few pairs of speakers, the concern was gone totally(atc scm7,proac d2,spendor a6,spendor1/2 among others). I sold the E460 integrated amp and got the a35 instead.
Speakers:Spendor SP1/2R2,Sonus Faber Minima Vintage，ATC SCM19，ELAC 203.2, Monitor Audio S2
Amps:Accuphase C-2420, Accuphase A-35,Primare A32,Rotel 1062,NAD 355BEE,Onkyo tx809
Sources:Marantz SA11-S2 , ROTEL 1072,OPPO 93
Projector: Sanyo z2000
Subs: M&K Sub12,Elac 101.2
Room:4.5mx3m with diffusersX4 and bass tubesX4,dedicated
The only thing I would say is the bass depth and power the PB1i's can deliver on many recordings can come as a bit of a shock if you are not used to it and you may need a period of acclimatisation .
Four bass drivers feeding into two 3.3 meter transmission lines packs a hell of a wallop
Electrocompaniet EMC1UP Cd player , EC 4.7 pre , AW120 DMB power amp , PMC PB1i speakers . Isotek Titan / Nova , Nordost SPM speaker cable , Kimber KCAG balanced interconnects .
Linn LP12 Lingo , Ittok lv3 , Lyra Lydian , EAR834P .
"Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." Albert Einstein .
The AMS amps also seem to produce an extra octave of bass which will add to the shock.
You can't beat a bit of high current delivery my Electro's seem to find an extra octave of bass compared to most amps as well and it is highly addictive . .
Hehehe, being walloped by bass is something I consider myself to be quite acclimatised to >)
Even if my wife & neighbours are less so!
Really enjoying my system, the subs have added the depth to the Diablos that I was missing. Seriously they are brutally revealing, there are times when I just cannot listen to some stuff. Really has opened my ears.
But still having a few issues getting the crossover to work and am wondering if it more trouble than its worth.
Imagine the PB1i's with a pair of subs!!
As an aside, I have been having some corespondance with this guy who works for JL Audio & he has shown me pictures of a new active crossover that they will be releasing shortly. Level matches the subs with the fronts & allows you to switchbetween stereo & HT setups with the press of a button. looks like I'll be putting the bryston up for sale soon.
Just curious as to whether the AMS 35i is still being manufactured. MF still lists it on its website but I recall reading posts on this forum to the effect that production has ceased.
You interested in buying one Singslinger?
I found it a tremendous amp, I described it very much like the IA-4 in SQ... just more of everything, but it runs very hot, even more than the Sugden! Had I a bigger listening room, I may have kept it, but, no disrespect to MF, I'm glad I didn't now.
Accuphase E350 amp, Electrocompaniet EMC1UP CDP, Siltech 25th Classic anniversary 330I XLR Harbeth Super HL5 on Sound Anchor Quod ELS63 stands, Chord Odessey2 speaker cable. Grado SR60 headphones.
Hi Mac, no I'm not in the market for another integrated (at least not yet!).
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