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Looks Fab!

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Pic of the rack I will try next week...

 

 

One of the shelves will go to make space for the Jadis which will be probably also lift using some BRs (thanks to Cno)  :cheers:

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Looks Fab!

Thank you! And it sound so sweet..listening now to the vinyl of Keb Mo and is sublime...I am an happy man  Dance 4

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Pic of the rack I will try next week...

 

 

One of the shelves will go to make space for the Jadis which will be probably also lift using some BRs (thanks to Cno)  :cheers:

Can you get it easily, and have you tried it.

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acalex wrote:

Pic of the rack I will try next week...

 

 

One of the shelves will go to make space for the Jadis which will be probably also lift using some BRs (thanks to Cno)  :cheers:

Can you get it easily, and have you tried it.

I might be able to find them...worst case next time I go to London I will get them if I can return...

Not tried yet but I trust you as whatever you said so far was true  :clap:

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Not tried yet but I trust you as whatever you said so far was true  :clap:

That's the kiss of death!  :shifty:

Now, if you can answer the questions on Page 8 / Post 12, I'll get an answer for you ASAP.  Wink

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Would be glad to try things. For now I am trying Lavardin cable...can also try Siltech and Shunyata which are in stock at Francis'. If I can get speaker cables with the option of sending it back I will be glad to do it!

A couple of quesions:

- What length cable do you need?

- What price bracket (ie. Pulse C;  Pulse X;  Pulse X Ref)?*...or you can discuss with Kronos, if I can set it up.

- Will you be jnterested in the i/c? 

* Prices given post 9 - http://www.whathifi.com/forum/accessories/an-evening-with-touraj-moghaddam-vertere?page=2 

I suspect Vertere should provide what you are looking for, but may work best when combined with the i/c.

Let me know the answers, and I will report back as soon as I've spoken to them on what they can do / have available.

 

 

Ups, sorry completely missed this! Not sure about which range I would need to really improve things...I consider more or less 10% of price of equipment in order to chose cable, and yes I would also need interconnects. 

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Ups, sorry completely missed this! Not sure about which range I would need to really improve things...I consider more or less 10% of price of equipment in order to chose cable, and yes I would also need interconnects. 

Looking at your picture, 2m S/C should cover it.

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Ups, sorry completely missed this! Not sure about which range I would need to really improve things...I consider more or less 10% of price of equipment in order to chose cable, and yes I would also need interconnects. 

Looking at your picture, 2m S/C should cover it.

Yes, more than enough!

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Now if Carlsberg made standmounts !!.

I was reading a review on the Evolutions only the other day. Truly beautiful lookers. If I was in the market for standmounts these would be first on the dem list. Even if I didnt like the sound I would prolly just lick them all over !!. 

Loudspeaker pron of the highest order.

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Loudspeaker pron of the highest order.

'Tis that alright. 

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Would be glad to try things. For now I am trying Lavardin cable...can also try Siltech and Shunyata which are in stock at Francis'. If I can get speaker cables with the option of sending it back I will be glad to do it!

Right, I've spoken with Gary at Kronos about Vertere, and the position is that they would be delighted to deal with you, but would need permission from Vertere (via email), as they would be going outside their area.

He said it should be as simple as contacting Vertere, and finding out if they are happy for this to happen, as it's possible they will either deal with you direct, or have a distributor that has been lined up.

I would put that:

1. You want to try their cables as a result of reading the write-up of the musical evening at Kronos on here.

2. You would like to deal with Kronos, as they come highly recommended and (if) you've used them before.

3. There are other possible customers in Brussels who are also interested (ie. Brussels Massive)

 

If it worked out, they would send you their demo S/Cs (probabaly 3m) / 1.2m I/C, and if you liked them, would then send you new ones. You would probably be responsible for postage....but you could negotiate in your usual way.

He said the standard smallest size of S/C is 2M, and that 1.5m would be as expensive, as they would be bespoke.

Apparantly the most popular size of I/C is the 0.65m.

I suspect you would need to be looking at the Pulse B for the  I/C.....if 0.65 is too short, you add £160 for the 1.2m (if I picked him up right).

And  Pulse X for the S/C.

This is not as "official" as it sounds....Kronos, just need to get the nod before going ahead. If Vertere have nobody appointed in your area, I can see no reason why this wouldn't happen, especially if you give your preference in dealing with a known and recommended dealer.

Let me know how this plays out.

Cno

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Would be glad to try things. For now I am trying Lavardin cable...can also try Siltech and Shunyata which are in stock at Francis'. If I can get speaker cables with the option of sending it back I will be glad to do it!

Right, I've spoken with Gary at Kronos about Vertere, and the position is that they would be delighted to deal with you, but would need permission from Vertere (via email), as they would be going outside their area.

He said it should be as simple as contacting Vertere, and finding out if they are happy for this to happen, as it's possible they will either deal with you direct, or have a distributor that has been lined up.

I would put that:

1. You want to try their cables as a result of reading the write-up of the musical evening at Kronos on here.

2. You would like to deal with Kronos, as they come highly recommended and (if) you've used them before.

3. There are other possible customers in Brussels who are also interested (ie. Brussels Massive)

 

If it worked out, they would send you their demo S/Cs (probabaly 3m) / 1.2m I/C, and if you liked them, would then send you new ones. You would probably be responsible for postage....but you could negotiate in your usual way.

He said the standard smallest size of S/C is 2M, and that 1.5m would be as expensive, as they would be bespoke.

Apparantly the most popular size of I/C is the 0.65m.

I suspect you would need to be looking at the Pulse B for the  I/C.....if 0.65 is too short, you add £160 for the 1.2m (if I picked him up right).

And  Pulse X for the S/C.

This is not as "official" as it sounds....Kronos, just need to get the nod before going ahead. If Vertere have nobody appointed in your area, I can see no reason why this wouldn't happen, especially if you give your preference in dealing with a known and recommended dealer.

Let me know how this plays out.

Cno

Wow, that's so cool, thanks a lot! I am away this weekend and I will be contacting Vertere beginning of next week. i have checked and they do not have appointed dealers in Belgium but for Benelux. Of course the closest dealer is in the Netherlands...

For sure there will be at least Rob interested in making the same test are he will be always soon looking for s/c and i/c.

I will keep you postd and once again, thanks a lot! 

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Wow, that's so cool, thanks a lot! I am away this weekend and I will be contacting Vertere beginning of next week. i have checked and they do not have appointed dealers in Belgium but for Benelux. Of course the closest dealer is in the Netherlands...

For sure there will be at least Rob interested in making the same test are he will be always soon looking for s/c and i/c.

I will keep you postd and once again, thanks a lot! 

You are very welcome, my friend.

One thing I forgot to say, is the balanced version of the I/Cs are the same price as the RCA version.

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I am rigtht now listening to a pair of Harbeth 30.1 in my home using my Jadis JA30 mono's. Everything that has been said about these speakers are correct, the midrange is very clear and guitars, voices etc stand out perfectly and beautifully, it sounds very natural and "real". (A bit silly, but I couldn't help myself from crying a bit right away listening to the first tracks from Dylan's Bootleg Series vol 8 Tell Tale Signs, they have an almost magical realness to them, alternative versions of Mississippi and Most of The Time are the tracks.) The bass isn't crystal clear but with a solid state amp it would probably be. The bass is deep enough for my liking, and there's no boomyness at all, which makes me happy. The drawback is the the size, being bookshelve speakers, they are actually quite big and my girlfriend isn't too happy about this. The spekaers are pretty similar in sound to the smaller Harbeth P3ESR that I've heard earlier.

I also have the chance to hear a pair of Audio Note J's. I look forward to hearing them a lot.

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