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RE: Finally my new system as of......now!!

Strangely enough I have tried a couple of times tonight to post my stuff but the posts have not worked at all! 

see if this one does...I realise it's not in my posts but doesn't seem to work when I try that!

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Never come across that centre before?

Nice....

what's the box bottom left?

Mains conditioning??

1st impressions of the p7/ fiio are promising. Listening to elbows newest album right now. A lot better than the beats, very comfortable too. 

There is no interference when the outside of the phones rub against a cushion. Noise isolation I suppose is better than the rattle'ey beats by dre. 

Panasonic tx p65st 50b. Pioneer Sc- lx82, bdp lx52. Monitor audio rx6 av12. Bowers & Wilkins P7. Fiio Mont Blanc. Everything Apple. Pioneer pep 4280xd. Lots of other stuff.....

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RE: Finally my new system as of......now!!

Centre is MA Gold GS Centre and ,yes, the other box is a mains conditioner - a Belkin PureAv P30 or something. Got it from Amazon about 4 years ago for about £20! 

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Do you think the conditioner makes a difference?

how many plugs can it take??

John

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There was a time about 4 years ago when quite a few of the members on the forum bought the Belkin PureAv conditioners - they were going for around £20-30 on a few sites which was about a tenth of the rrp. You can still see them listed here and there on different websites for around £300 - I wouldn't have paid anything like that for one.

It has 1 high current  + 2 video and 2 audio inputs  - receiver goes in to the high current, tv and bd player in to video and sky box + Crystal Acoustics Blu Dac in to audio input - have never had them plugged in to anything else so I can't comment on the merits of the Belkin. Kinda handy to be able to switch everything on/off with just one unit.

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Have seen them before. Just wondered if they made a difference. 


Was as reading hi fi choice for the first time last night. Had a group test of mains blocks. Made for interesting and expensive reading... Not that i am going down the mains route anyway.

John

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grdunn123 wrote:

 

Cool pictures of the B&W headphones!   :clap:

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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Cheers Gel. Must say I am delighted with them. A huge improvement over the beats!  No batteries either. You should give them a try. The fiio amp is a great piece of kit too. Love that track that's playing in the photo as well!

was asking the assistant in the store I got them (Robert Ritchie- Montrose ) about TV calibration. They do not have ANY of their displays calibrated and would not recommend because "you are watching someone else's picture prefences". This ranged from 4k to full hd on display. I was quite amazed by his comment. They used the factory settings on all the displays. 

Have you altered any of your settings yet post calibration?  How close were your own personal settings before calibration?  Did you ever copy settings from a forum listing your model?

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john1000000boy wrote:

Cheers Gel. Must say I am delighted with them. A huge improvement over the beats!  No batteries either. You should give them a try. The fiio amp is a great piece of kit too. Love that track that's playing in the photo as well!

was asking the assistant in the store I got them (Robert Ritchie- Montrose ) about TV calibration. They do not have ANY of their displays calibrated and would not recommend because "you are watching someone else's picture prefences". This ranged from 4k to full hd on display. I was quite amazed by his comment. They used the factory settings on all the displays. 

Have you altered any of your settings yet post calibration?  How close were your own personal settings before calibration?  Did you ever copy settings from a forum listing your model?

john

 

Hi

 

I haven't altered any settings post calibration, they are all locked in too, but I wouldn't want to change them they are great!  I only had it on normal settings before calibration and there is quite a big difference now, both for night and day settings.  Nope, I never copy settings.

 

I am thinking about getting the B&W P5's headphones.  

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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Cheers gel. 

P5s get mixed reviews when I was looking into p7. 

Someone put a post on a thread saying that reconditioned p7s were available for £250 from unilet. Whether that is of interest or not. 

I am delighted with mine. 

Must have spent 3hrs the other night with p7s/fiio/iPad making up playlists on spotify. Just listening to tracks from the past. Both material I knew and didn't know. 

This has got me listening to music again as there was a while I was pretty fed up with the music I had. 

Even worked my way through rolling stone magazine 500 most important albums..  

Have really got into live and acoustic material too. There is a tonne of it on spotify. Really got me using spotify as well. Before I would hear a track I liked then go to spotify and put it in my favourites playlist. 

Got me wondering if I will buy CDs again though. Which is something which I always enjoyed in the past. Having the cd and a copy on iTunes. 

Haven't played music in the sitting room in a long time with work and kids commitments. Which is great, I guess that is why I treated myself to what I consider a high quality headphone settup. 

John

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Kit list today:

Kit list today:

Sitting Room

Panasonic Tx p65st 50b

Pioneer SC-LX82

Pioneer BDP-LX52

Monitor Audio RX6 av12

Apple TV 3

Sky HD

Apple Time Capsule 2tb

Devolo BBM

QED HDMI-P

QED Anniversary XT 

 

Play Room/Study

Pioneer PDP 4280xd

Microsoft Xbox 360

Nintendo Wii

Apple iMac

Sky Coax from Sitting Room

 

Dining Room

Philips Fidelio Airplay Speaker

Sky Netgear Router

Devolo BBM

 

Kitchen

Wharfedale Tv/DVD combi 

Sky coax from bedroom

 

Bedroom

Wharfedale Tv/DVD combi\

Sky TV Multi room

Devolo Wifi BBM

 

Stuff

Ipad Air

FIIO Mont Blanc

B&W P7

Sennheiser Cx300 II

Apple ipod Touch Gen 1

Apple iphone 4

Apple Macbook

Spotify Premium

Sky Go

In the House

B&W P3

Beats By Dre Studio

Apple Ipad 2 & 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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