Thursday, February 23, 2012
Phono Cartridge: Audio Technica AT440mla
Turntable: Technics SL-23
Phono Preamp: Bellari VP130 ( Sovtek 12AX7LPS/ 15vdc-1A power supply)
Integrated Amplifier: Jolida 502BRC (4 x Tungsol 6550 reissues/2 x 12AX7 & 2 x JAN 12AT7WC)
Loudspeakers: Snell EII
CD Player: Marantz CD5004
Tape Deck: Nakamichi CR1A
Receiver: Pioneer SX-1280
Tape Deck: Pioneer CTF-9191
Interconnects: Tara Labs/Monster (various)
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
To my surprise they sounded surprisingly good! It makes me wonder if this replacement Seas is mostly based off the "E" design as it was a pretty popular speaker for Snell. Who knows, but they sound great. Worst part is they could still be wrong, as the Bass is a bit "boomy". But even then, an overall pleasure, and I can't really find any major issues going on at the crosspoint. Smooth and the most "listenable" speaker I've owned. Great for everything especially Jazz. A bit confusing on classical but that could be a source of mismatching amongst other things.
Phoenix Audio Tape Co.. Nice guy and a pleasure to do business with!