So any pictures of stan' psu or is it still undercover,glad you all had a great day,I would love to had been their but around 600 mile round trip and a night in a hotel would have been a bit to much ,with my health issues at the moment,no doubt there will be more pics and reviews on looked like a great day for all.i would of loved to meet Stan
I've taken a photo, will post it tomorrow when I post my initial findings. It's deeply impressive is all I'm going to say for now.
I hope I wasn't being overly dramatic in the thread at theaudiostandard.net/thread/4035/seg with my description of my power supply as a revolutionary next generation design. Hopefully I can finish building the bigger version of it for use on other brands of equipment, and also the Pi version.
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Great to put a few faces to names, just a shame you were all so ugly 😎 and hats off to the organisers - a nice atmosphere and opportunity to exchange a bit of hifi philosophy as well as opinion, hints and tips. Well worth the round trip from deepest darkest Somerset, just a shame it had to be by car but, apparently, the Leylines were down that day.
Must admit though I found the acoustics a little less than favourable - must have been a bit grim last time if this was an improvement. But hey, plenty of space and we cant expect a dozen dedicated rooms !
Had to leave a little over half way through though so didn’t manage to listen to the 401 or ElectricBeach stuff. My faves of the day were the RPi set ups as i thought these gave the best ‘illusion’ of musicians on the day. Also liked the very clean sounds through the GL75 and OTL valve jobs from Alan.
As for the Gales and Quadrals, i just think they were a little lost in the big hall so they didn’t really do it for me. Did Stan demo his power supply ? Heard him describe it and it sounded very interesting. Might be very intetesting to partner the RPi.
So a big thank you again (and who do i owe for the Coke ?) and look forward to another. Would love to bring my stats and digital set up if i can face the wiring 😨 . By the way, the ‘little black speakers’ may have been the Genexxa ribbon hybrids that were driven from the SMSL for a while.
Shame i managed to sell bugger all and had to drag it back home 😩
IMac running LMS / Lyngdorf TDAi3400 with RP / SDA 2175 / Lyngdorf W210 corner woofers / Quad 2905 electrostatics. Oppo 103 disc spinner with HDMI de-embedder.
It was a very pleasant afternoon, very relaxed good people, good music, no rush even the weather held up during the day. Nice to meet some new faces, Alan (Fire bottle)with his nice engaging OTL amplifier, a great effort sounded spot on. Steve's speakers make some very enjoyable and musical sounds and did a grand job again full credit to you guys for the effort.
Nice to meet the Doc and for Simon for making the big effort to travel the distance Kudos, the TT combination of Doc's and Simon equipment sounded very enjoyable.
A big thanks to Stan for taking the time to explain his next stage psu for his superb SEG dac.
Thanks to Martin, Mike, Paul, Chris for putting together a very enjoyable and relaxed time.
Made it back just before the storm hit, so timing was great as well.
Only sorry I had not finished a diy project of my own I have been working on.
Thanks again for am enjoyable and entertaining day.
Decent effort chaps, well worth the visit, (500 mile round trip).
It's always interesting to see what people bring and what they listen to at home. For me the show stopper were the speakers with the Mark Audio drivers and ribbon on top, they were great, can't imagine what they'd be like with a well integrated sub under them.
Alan's Vivant was singing beautifully, how does he get such sound out of a single box!
I was quite taken with the tiny digital system, not the last word on friendly inputs but singing really well for beer money.
See you next time gents.
I'd love to hear that paradise phonostage of yours.
The Vivant (in its current form) had a lot of work done after its previous appearance at the MCRU bake off last year. It's a very different unit these days. Glad to see it getting some positive feedback. Alan has been very intent on making it better.
Well done all, looks like a great day.
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