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by Quarknosis
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Classic CD Players
Replies: 42
Views: 1798

Re: Classic CD Players

Would u consider my Meridian 206 classic- never use it these days- had it new Had a Sony cdp770 TIL recently- my first player I suppose it depends on which version. There were 3 different types over the years. I had a 206B and it was one of my favourite two CD players. It stopped working and I sent...
by Quarknosis
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Speakers that don't require a listener sweet spot.
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Speakers that don't require a listener sweet spot.

Would Shahinian speakers be able to provide music without a sweet spot?

I seem to remember another brand of speakers with upward firing drive units as well but can't think of the name of them.

Edit - looks like the brand I was thinking of is Sonab
by Quarknosis
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: NVA Cube 2 review
Replies: 0
Views: 219

NVA Cube 2 review

I could talk about how, when I put the Cube 2s in place I got better image depth, instrumental decay and tone with these speakers. Cymbals are more realistic and the musical space seems to be filled out more compared to the Cubettes, bringing greater coherence to a performance. Positions of instrume...
by Quarknosis
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: May the Cube2 be with you ..... too !
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: May the Cube2 be with you ..... too !

I use Atacama SE24 stands which stand on some plinths made from walnut worktop offcuts. I have Docs washing machine feet between the stands and the speakers and I could still do with the tweeters raising a couple of inches. I might go with some 40mm chopping boards attached to the top of the stands ...
by Quarknosis
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: May the Cube2 be with you ..... too !
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: May the Cube2 be with you ..... too !

:clap: My experience of the Cube 2 pretty much mirrors yours. I should do a review but I am finding it so hard to describe the changes from the Cubettes because I am now too busy enjoying listening to music to critique the speakers.
by Quarknosis
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: NVA Orders
Topic: Speaker grills
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Speaker grills

Thanks for the top tip Scotty.

I was reluctant to have a go at one of the Cube 2 grills that was indented, it took me a couple of seconds to insert the corkscrew and pull gently, solving the issue completely :grin:
by Quarknosis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: NVA Orders
Topic: Cubettes
Replies: 34
Views: 8347

Re: Cubettes

I received my Cube 2s yesterday and after the Cubettes the bass is much fuller. My experience with non NVA speakers with fuller bass is that it has then had an impact on the rest of the frequency range. However the 2s manage fuller bass with no detriment elsewhere. There are many other improvements ...
by Quarknosis
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: advice on change
Replies: 32
Views: 2173

Re: advice on change

The only amp that I have heard from your kit is the Cyrus and my AP20 and P50sa/A20x easily better it. For me the stepped attenuator made a big improvement and I would always recommend buying one if you can afford to.
by Quarknosis
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: ebay highlights
Topic: How much !
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: How much !

I have owned both a Sugden A21 and an early version of the A21a (the one with the orange power switch) from the 90's and I have to agree with DSJR about the original version. I enjoyed the A21a though, probably my favourite pre NVA amp.
by Quarknosis
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Wot it means to have a bona-fide ProgMasterman in your midst
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Wot it means to have a bona-fide ProgMasterman in your midst

Firstly you puppies should be submissive to the older, prog-wise dog. I cannot stress this overmuch. The resident Progmasterman must be shown DEFERENCE. The Progmasterman deserves your respect. This is the key. When forums become frivolous and...bouncy and unpredictable in their frequency of plianc...