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  • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

    tein3,

    WoW!! beautiful. Sleepless night....Btw, what is the amp model and how the PRAT?

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    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

      Originally posted by Gan CK View Post
      Yo tein3, wow wow wow.....the glow of those 300B tubes sure look extremely inviting.....nice pics....looking forward to hearing it in action next week if all goes well.....i mentioned it in an SMS to you just now & i'll say it again...you are one lucky fella.... )

      Looks like you're gonna sleep very late tonite....LOL...
      Hi Gan, ;) .... Yes, I am lucky phew....

      LOL, you bet man... I slept late last night, switch to another pair of tubes, a China pair, ShuGuang 300B-98. These pairs sounds more to my preference than the Electro Harmonix black. I listen upto about 2 plus in the morning, woke up at about 6plus... round 2 till about 10am, run my erands for the day... back at home, an hour ago... round 3

      Yeh... hopefully, all goes well for you to listen it out

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      • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

        Originally posted by Jmohd View Post
        tein3,

        WoW!! beautiful. Sleepless night....Btw, what is the amp model and how the PRAT?
        LOL... yep, it was sort of sleepless night

        The amp is based on the Sun Audio SV-6V6 SE kit, and Well Audio converts the circuitry to 300B.

        As for the PRAT, I am not sure how I can express that to you... I could only share that, I am happier with the musicality after I change the pair of "stock" tube it came with, to the ShuGuang 300B-98 tubes. Will try out another pair of 300B I have for tomorrow listening.... see how that sounds on this amp. The current PRAT can also be "change" by replacing the rectifier tube to another... I was told (I will try that out, if I get a chance to get hold of the tube model). I just finish listening to the Earl Klugh "Spice of Life", no major wrongs found... sounded great, and legs and fingers were tapping away

        Anyway... the tranformer... condenser... circuitry will still required a little bit more time to "settle" in? Meanwhile, I will enjoy the little magic that 300B brings for the mid and high...

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        • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

          Hi this is my current set up

          Sugden Masterclass
          Aqvox Mkii
          Nottingham Spacedech 294 with Ace Benz

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          • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

            Originally posted by ANADA View Post
            Hi this is my current set up

            Sugden Masterclass
            Aqvox Mkii
            Nottingham Spacedech 294 with Ace Benz
            Hi Anada,

            Nice gear you have there.
            I've always wonder, how the sound of the sudgen Masterclass with the Harbeth?
            Please share with us.

            Btw, please post some pictures of your set-up.

            Thx

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            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

              Hi

              I thought my pictures where already uploaded !!

              Can somebody help me please
              Attached Files

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              • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                A Space 294 !!! I hope you don't mind if I say that the motor appears from the pics to be too far from the turntable. The correct distance is with the cutout on the motor base around 0.25 to 03 inch from the turntable back foot. Having said that, it appears to be working fine.

                Love the speaker stands by the way. They give me hope because my 40.1's arrive tomorrow and I still haven't got my stands !!!

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                • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                  Hi Jmhod

                  Well first the disadvantages

                  1 It is not the punchiest amp around
                  2 In complex passages it clips

                  The good points are that it is very very clear....
                  and the timbre is so spot on

                  But i want to say a few words to the forum about the bass problems that some
                  users are experiensing with the M40.1.
                  I also had these problems but fortunately i dont suffer from any mental dieseases, clearly
                  this was a problem, but when the Specedeck 294 arrived all my problems are gone.
                  I dont have fancy stands i use Ikea tables and right now on good recordings the bass i hear

                  is an absolute delight

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                  • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                    Hi Hifi dave

                    About the 294 on the manual it is 3.5cm!!

                    The stands are typical 10euro Ikea Coffe tables

                    PS. Do you also have a 294?

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                    • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                      Hi ANADA,
                      I'm a dealer so yes I do and also the Ace Spacedeck, Hyperspace and Dais. The Dais has a 12 inch Ace Anna arm and usually a Fidelity Research FR-64S. The Hyperspace has a 9 inch Space arm and the Ace Spacedeck has a Rega RB600. I'm currently considering the purchase of an Annalog.

                      I have Harbeth P3ESR, 5's and 7's on demo and tomorrow I should receive my 40.1's but I'm sort of dreading it because I work on my own and to move them around is going to be a nightmare. Oh well, needs must.

                      David

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                      • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                        HiFidave

                        Please describe with simple words the differences between the 294
                        and the Dais

                        Thanks in advance

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                        • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                          There are huge differences. Are you sure you want to know ?

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                          • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                            Yes Please!

                            Just to let you know, when i moved from Ace Spacedeck to 294
                            i understood the sonic differences but the price of the 2 decks is very similar, now the Dais
                            cost almost 2 294?s so what happens now with the Law of diminishing returns...

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                            • Re: Photos of your beloved Harbeth Speakers & Setup

                              Anada, nice photos need to be shared.



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