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System pics 2019

Discussion in 'audio' started by mikeyb, Jan 1, 2019.

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  1. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    Those IMF's are indeed beauties, and I also like the stands they are on as well! Are those Role Audio speakers to the sides of the IMF's?
     
  2. beammeup

    beammeup pfm Member

    Wow Tim you must be one in a million who recognises the Roles! These particular ones were marketed at the Croft Acoustic Holograms back when they were sold alongside Croft amplification (note the Croft 7 power amp in the rack). The IMFs are also hugely impressive!

    Also in the line up is the Auralic Aries Mini with Arcam BB1 DAC (TDA1541) doing the digital conversion duties. The BB1 is hugely sensitive to both transport and placement - get any of those wrong and the BB1 falls flat on its face - get it right and it's a different animal!
     
  3. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    Interesting on the Roles being marketed as Croft Holograms, never knew that! I have only ever heard the Sampan model of Role, been quite sometime back. Interesting little speaker line. And yes, did notice the Croft Series 7, they always catch my eye for the sheer simplistic, spartan looks, and as I own some Croft, love their sound too! Well done on your system! Enjoy!
     
  4. beammeup

    beammeup pfm Member

    Yes there's nothing bling or showy in my system - not very photogenic for the System pics thread :).
     
  5. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    Bling comes in all types, and I think you did just fine! Thanks for sharing it!
     
  6. beammeup

    beammeup pfm Member

    Thanks - I've got lots of assorted kit and this combo sounds great! I'm thinking of getting the Arcam BB1 modded as per this YouTube vid:
     
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  7. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    Small mod to my Lara’s that has worked well in my office system

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    Larcs now on ply stands with door stops as feet (rather than the two books the were on)

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    ...with cut outs for cable...

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    ... main reason for making the stands was convenience, so that I can pick them up and move them easily as I work at different spaces, but they sound a lot more open now and bass is more pronounced esp a low volumes.

    Happy with sound, so next step it to take the time to make a decent looking, better made pair
     
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  8. TimF

    TimF pfm Member

    I miss my little Larcs, I may see about grabbing another pair in the new year. I have a much smaller room in which to put them, which will be better to their liking.
     
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  9. Colin L

    Colin L LOU Attitude Adjuster

    The eagles have landed....

    Rigged up the MBL's 101's this morning and they are sounding fab, even with double runs of 35 yr old Naim A4 LS cables. I'll be buying more suitable cable in due course.
    Also will be selling a load of hifi and camera gear that I've gathered over the years along with the B&W 800 D2's, all in the PF classified section.
    Happy holidays :D

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  10. jan tomczak

    jan tomczak pfm Member

    very nice indeed
     
  11. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer 432 Point5

    @Colin L nice, some German craziness going on there
     
  12. Ugly Tuco

    Ugly Tuco pfm Member

    Do you have any problems with the coaxial input of Arcam BB?
     
  13. beammeup

    beammeup pfm Member

    I only have a coax input on this DAC, so no, I don't have any issues with it at all. The only issue with it is that I wish it didn't sound so darn good because it's a fussy bugger (it needs and excellent transport and good supporting furniture).

    I highly recommend this DAC as long as you are prepared to 'pamper' it with good connecting equipment. It really is night and day if you don't feed it the right goods. Funny how such and old DAC (in fact the first external DAC in the World) is still very competitive with the very best (in my opinion). It was born in 1988 and now it's nearly 2020 !!

    As I said earlier on I am considering getting it upgraded even though it sounds good as is.
     
  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Meh. Pair of properly fettled SBLs will see them off.
     
  15. Colin L

    Colin L LOU Attitude Adjuster

    Come up and have a listen Hugh. It’ll blow your mind just like mine has been today:D I’ve a bottle of 15 yo Springbank waiting for you.

    Seriously, these speakers are just “off the charts” good.

    Any other local PFMers want to drop by just PM me. Angus (Amber Audio) is coming in the next few days.
     
  16. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Colin, I’m back in circulation Jan and then March onward- will be in touch to sort out a date.
     
  17. sihctr

    sihctr Member

    Hi all,

    Here is a shot of my Naim-based system. An Allo Digione Signature feeding my nDAC, with SN2 powering a pair of Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum. NACA5 and Fraimlite complete the Naim story!

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    Merry XMAS!
     
  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Nice floor.
     
  19. jan tomczak

    jan tomczak pfm Member

    ...and built with lego, very impressive!
     
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  20. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    The Dynaudios look great.
     
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