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Just Put Together
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Hi all

1st posting so thought i would share my updated system i just put together...

PC >

M2Tech HiFace USB > RCA >

Audioquest VDM-5 > CA Dac Magic >

Audioquest King Cobra > Marantz PM6003 >

Audioquest Rocket 44 Bi-Wire > Mission MX1

 A big improvement over my old Yamaha AV amp and JBL ES10's with Chord Co. cables

Such an open and rhythmic sound now and the baby Missions which i thought maybe a bit of a weak link are flying along performing way above their price... The Audioquest gear...say no more...as always top quality open sound...

I'm enjoying my music all over again!! [H]

 

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Re: Just Put Together

Have you got any pics?

Hi-Fi - Yamaha RX-V667 > AVI DM5 > AVI subwoofer

Head-Fi - Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2Di > Sennheisser HD700

Portable - Sony NWZ-A847 > Westone UM3x

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No time for pics! I was so disappointed after longer listening with the Marantz... the demo flattered to deceive im afraid  Sad so was able to do a swap back for something a bit better for me ... managed to just double my expenditure on the amp and picked up a Cyrus 7 with PSXR that was available - what value and step up in all departments - obviously the Missions werent good enough then so theyve been swapped in for the MA BX5 floorstanders.... thats more like it... now im cooking!! ...no more changes for quite a while i think Smile

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Re: Just Put Together

Got some pictures at last, only from mobile, sorry for the quality, but just an idea of my set up now. The DacMagic has been replaced by the Arcam rDac making a huge improvement....



 

 

 

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what happened to the mx1?

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As i said in my post i got rid of them when i upgraded to the Cyrus with PSXR and replaced them with the MA BX5 floorstanders. 

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Just an update after a couple of months nearly and the system is bedding in nicely Smile The Speakers in particular have opened up incredibly and the rdac is really making the difference. I would highly recommend both the Arcam dac and MABX5's for anyone not looking to shell out too much for a superb sound Wink

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Very nice setup. Those BX5 looks good.

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Latest update to the system, changes have moved the sound to a different level!! Cool

Decided to move up from the Arcam rDac to the M2Tech Young Dac and it's chalk and cheese!! What a Dac for the money! , Asynchronous USB connection allowing for 384khz upsampling through Pure Music at up to 32bit resolution! It's brought detail that the Arcam never even scraped the surface with.

M2Tech Toung DAC

 

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I wanted to do justice to the upgrade in DAC so the MA BX5's have been replaced by the superb PMC DB1i's in walnut.

Fantastic little speakers that fit my relatively small room a lot better and the build quality is superb!!

As for the sound.... WOW! with this DAC i had no idea i could get this kind of quality, and with the Hi-Res files, 96,192 etc it's sublime! Tongue out May i also say that i've found the Aurora 6 Stands filled with the coloured Atabites very solid and get the best out of these little beauties!

The PMC's...

PMC DB1i a

PMC DB1i b

PMC DB1i c

PMC DB1i d

And the filler for the stands, look cool Cool

Filler

May i also add that these additions have also shown me just what the Audioquest cabling can do Wink

 

Very Happy and enjoying the beautiful sound...... Smile

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RE: Your system

The system is really developing quickly! Looks really nice.

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Great looking system and IMO PMC is a much better match with the Cyrus.

Hope you get lots of enjoyment before upgradeitus rears its ugly (expensive) head again. Wink

Cno

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Thanks for the kind comments. I agree the Cyrus/PMC combo really work a treat Smile

I am trying to hold off on the upgrade front Wink ....thinking i only need to improve the amp?? Tongue out

Any suggestions? Smile

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If its one thing that I've always got.... it's plenty of suggestions (opinions). Smile

My taste always leads me to Sugden/Class A, but if that's too far removed from Cyrus then give Musical Fidelity M6i a listen or even some Bel Canto / Electrocompaniet stuff.

If you haven't heard Sugden, its always worth a demo.....even if its only to rule it out. Its a sound, that if you like, nothing else (that isn't Class A) will do.

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Thanks for the suggestions (opinions) Smile ... But i think that's going a bit too far for my system with these amps around the £2400 - £2500 mark.

I was thinking of something up to around £1500 to be more balanced with the other components.

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Check out Kronos AV sale:

M6i (ex-dem)..................................£1499

Electrocompaniet ECI-3 (used in good nick)....£850

Not that I'm trying to tempt you or anything. Wink

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Nope... not for me Smile .. Thanks anyway

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