There is a switch on the back of the 35p which allows you to choose RCA or balanced inputs. The instructions do state that you must not use both simultaneously or you could damage things.
I connected the Yamaha outputs to the 35p via RCA (same as when using it with the 35i) & set the switch accordingly, nothing.
Checked all connections but still nothing. I didn't try unplugging the balanced leads, so this might be the reason? Some sort of inbuilt protection to stop you accidently sending two inputs to the amp at the same time. Not sure. Will investigate further &report back.
To be honest this still has the disadvantages of: not being wife friendly, not having the two systems separate, having the 35p turned on more than is necessary. At the moment the amp switching box seems to be the better option.
I was able to get the Mavros leads at less than half of what I could find them for online, so I just took the plunge. What the hell, I've taken things this far! I plan to offload some uneeded equipment on ebay to try & offset the expense.
Happy to let you spend my money vicariously, particulalry if it helps with your recovery I should warn you however that my journey in coming to an end as funds have reached (passed in a cloud of dust about 6 months ago!) critical point & my wife is watching me like a hawke! I just turn the music up so loud that I can't hear her complaining
MF AMS-Primo / MF AMS-35P / Linn Akurate DS / Focal Utopia Diablos / Krix Epicentrix / Focal Dome 2 / JL Audio Fathom F110 / JL Audio Fathom F112 / Bryston 10B-Sub / Yamaha RX-Z7 / Oppo Nuforce BDP-93 / PS3 / QNAP TS-219P Turbo NAS
I am wondering if I did the right choice not taking the 35i and joining this amazing club
How is the Akurate performing btw? I am still tempted but not ready to spend this amount of money yet...I think I will go for a DAC (M2Tech or Wadia 121) for now and when time will come I will update to a full streamer (I might find a second hand/ex demo in the meantime)
Acalex, there's no point doing anything with your electrics. Time to change speakers, mate, forget the rest.
Welcome back AL, long time haven't read from you! I think you are definitely right...
ps: If I ever want to upgrade to a Primo/AMS50 I can always give you a call
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The Mavros are very good indeed and getting them at half price (imo) makes them unbeatable.
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Too late to join the 35i club, they're no longer being made so this fraternity has become ultra exclusive!
+1 on the primo/50 combo though, the jadis is still pretty new so you should get a good trade in >
Come on, we are all in need of a new journey now that Roby & I have run out of money!
The Akurate is amazing. Really easy to set up, now have it connected to the primo with balanced leads. Love it more & more every day.
As mentioned earlier in the thread because everything landed at once I'm having a hard time saying exactly what each component brings to the table. Certainly the Akurate is great to use from a functional point of view. I've started ripping my CD collection, but haven't made a dent yet! Have to say that the few hi-rez albums that I have bought do really shine.
Just one other question while I think of it.
The 35p has two sets of speaker terminals for each channel, the Diablos only have one set of speaker terminals. At the moment I only have a single ended set of leads running between the amp & speakers.
Presumably the second set of terminals on the back of the amp is for bi-wiring. Would there be any advantage in having a dual set of connections at the amp end running to a single set of connections at the speaker end? I'm considering some new speaker cables & had originally thought of single end to single end.
My thoughts are a guess....which is that it would only add expense with extra connectors (which can be very expensive) etc for little or no gain.
Maybe an email to MF to clarify is the way to go.
Have you listened to MIT cables?
Electrocompaniet EMC 1UP / Musical Fidelity AMS 35i / Focal Electra 1028be / MIT AVt MA speaker cable-Matrix 12 xlr / Chord powerchord / GIK acoustics
Sorry, I haven't.
From what I've read, I think they hold the middle ground between Cardas and Nordost.
After following some threads from you.. you should hear the MIT even from the Matrix or I can lend you mine and Mac for a short period for both to listen. It may not be for everbody's choice but I can sense your likes. As I've mentioned in the other thread..I challenge my ears!
Thank you very much for the incredibly generous offer, but I love the Cardas GCs that I have.
If going for a change , which I'm not (allowed), I would probably go with Vertere.
What you are discovering is the difference a really well sorted/expensive cable can make, be it MIT, Cardas, Atlas or TQ......either that or you are nuts !
What you are discovering is the difference a really well sorted/expensive cable can make, be it MIT, Cardas, Atlas or TQ......either that or you are nuts ! ;
And Im a believer ..don't care if its science or not ...I trust my ears Cno.. and patience to get there..
And I thought ther's science behind MIT multipole..
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