Author Topic: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club  (Read 244433 times)

Offline Kent Kassler

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2014, 07:28:32 PM »
I reckon the club needs a reference system  to be able to demonstrate the virtues of high fidelity. Is this part of the plan?
Remarkable that you mention this,Jozua said the same thing just the other day.....what can we come up with i wonder?... to go with the Pathos TT that you have so kindly offered :ROFLMAO:.....i can provide(courtesy of you sire ;) the Arcam cd92 dcs ringdac) unit.....very high-end!
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Offline colonel66

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2014, 06:39:18 AM »
Remarkable that you mention this,Jozua said the same thing just the other day.....what can we come up with i wonder?... to go with the Pathos TT that you have so kindly offered :ROFLMAO:.....i can provide(courtesy of you sire ;) the Arcam cd92 dcs ringdac) unit.....very high-end!

The Pathos TT is not  universally suitable at only 35wpc  - I can see other audiophools with more street cred pooh poohing the amp - that would break my heart

What the club needs is this:

http://www.soundstageglobal.com/index.php/shows-events/ces-2014-las-vegas-usa/152-ces-2014-features/468-naim-makes-a-statement-and-roger-concurs

". Each mono NAP S1 weighs 101 kilograms and is rated to deliver 746W into 8 ohms and over 9000W burst power into 1 ohm" especially for pesky ribbon speakers which delight in presenting amps with 1 ohm

Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2014, 07:19:59 AM »
And you'll need to take a feed directly from Koeberg lest you deprive the neighborhood of power.
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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2014, 12:36:13 PM »
And you'll need to take a feed directly from Koeberg lest you deprive the neighborhood of power.

No worries there.  The school has its own dedicated sub-station in the grounds.  It hums quite a bit, but is around the corner and about 50m from the meeting room.  This is the main reason the venue was chosen, it wasn't blind luck
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Offline Henry

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2014, 12:53:00 PM »
No worries there.  The school has its own dedicated sub-station in the grounds.  It hums quite a bit, but is around the corner and about 50m from the meeting room.  This is the main reason the venue was chosen, it wasn't blind luck

Uh-oh...Next thing Jozua will want us to redo the wiring from the substation also.  :sh1tstirrer: Sorry Jozua.  :BWAHAHAH:

Offline alternativeroute

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2014, 01:04:45 PM »
...school has its own dedicated sub-station in the grounds.  It hums quite a bit...

We should try get some Mark Levinson amps... Preferably No29's  :thinking:


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Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2014, 01:08:09 PM »
We should try get some Mark Levinson amps... Preferably No29's  :thinking:
you'd have to make sure they're in phase to get any benefit.
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Offline alternativeroute

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2014, 01:31:00 PM »
you'd have to make sure they're in phase to get any benefit.

 :point:   :ROFLMAO:


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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2014, 01:33:34 PM »
That is easy.  JQ puts his tongue on the outputs, if the tongue flips up, then they are, if it dives down, they are not.  Just reverse one set of cables
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Offline Sweetsound

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2014, 01:42:32 PM »
Email sent.
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Offline Henry

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2014, 01:52:08 PM »
I will bring my DIY Krell Clone KSA50.  Just for gags.

Offline colonel66

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2014, 04:02:56 PM »
No worries there.  The school has its own dedicated sub-station in the grounds.  It hums quite a bit, but is around the corner and about 50m from the meeting room.  This is the main reason the venue was chosen, it wasn't blind luck

Shunyata power cords will be what is needed

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2014, 05:14:33 PM »
I will bring my DIY Krell Clone KSA50.  Just for gags.

Is that one known for melting speaker coils?  I watched an "expert" once connect a sub to an amp that had not been discharged.  There was a very loud bang and the speaker cone flopped out the housing
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Offline Henry

Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2014, 05:48:35 PM »
Is that one known for melting speaker coils?  I watched an "expert" once connect a sub to an amp that had not been discharged.  There was a very loud bang and the speaker cone flopped out the housing

That should never happen.  Then it was a poor amp design.

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Re: The Cape Town Hi-Fi Club
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2014, 09:51:54 PM »
Yes, it was a DIY design.  Cost the owner (of the amp) one new driver unit.  Was quite fun to experience though
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