You appear to be ignoring the salient points made earlier in this thread from keepitsimple, Lurcher and Daniel ? and are merely fuelling conflict for entertainment ?
1. No ad-hominem
2. No spamming or shilling
If it is better than a NVA Phono stage then all well and good, I welcome all improvements to our music, I reserve my distaste for the people not the product.
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Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way
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Its clear to me now that some are more interested in excitement than emotion from their HiFi, and that's perfectly ok, but it would not be a surprise that a product (well all of mine) that focus on the latter would be less well received by those that prefer the former. As I said before, I don't understand how Yellow the "Race" can be used as a serious test track for a phono stage, but clearly some see it as such. I just saw it as a bit of fun up to now.he concludes that the Paradise and Arkless out performs a Phono stage costing 10K with a 3K transformer.
But I have also said that Jez's stage didn't sound at all like the Paradise to me, but again, different ears. With hindsight there were problems with the day, not least the preamp used having a 3k input impedance, this is not going to be kind to most valve output stages. But it was what it was.
If I set ywanker on fire i wouldnt believe him if he told me he was hot.
People listened to them and formed their own opinions, there was no coaching, no pitch, no overt expressing of opinions by owners of any stage. The most I said about the paradise was that it was a little tipped up at the top compared to how it sounds at home.
Quite how Jez can be the bad guy in this amazes me, he wasn't even there, it was I who took his stage, without his express approval. He had nothing whatsoever to do with the event.
His history of posts on PFM about his customers and his local pub was hilarious. He actually told them he spent their money down the local pub (I understand he nearly lives in it) so he couldn't afford to buy the components to finish the jobs and asked them for more money. That was what started our piss take. It has carried on since then.
Oh yes and publicly on two occasions he has called me a nonce which translates as child molester.
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