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P50 Carbonfibre finish...

Unread post by Sandman » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:30 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NVA-p50-passi ... 25a36a19c0

Has this got a phono stage in it? the binding post suggests so, Doc? If so maybe be good for some.

Also carbon fibre finish :grin: - what date was that?
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Re: P50 Carbonfibre finish...

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:39 pm

There is no umbilical for a PSU so there can't be one.

That is nearly 25 years old, it is not worth that money.

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Re: P50 Carbonfibre finish...

Unread post by Lindsayt » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:31 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182277497556? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Well this one only has a black acrylic finish instead of a carbon fibre one.

Listening to it now. At maximum volume. Stone Roses CD.

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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:19 pm

Blimey :shock: that's a bargain, I wish I had noticed it I might have competed with you.

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Unread post by Fretless » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:45 pm

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Re: P50 Carbonfibre finish...

Unread post by Lindsayt » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:12 am

I've been on the look-out for a 2nd hand P90SA (or similar volume control with boutique resistors), but not seen any. The P50SA will make an OK stop-gap for £166.

Had a dead channel when I tried the "CD" input earlier. It's working fine on the "Aux" input now. I'll test it again tomorrow and contact the seller, as he did describe it as "Immaculate" - which it is cosmetically.

I don't have anything to compare it against as my LDR has faded over time (max volume wasn't loud enough). Apart from comparing it against nothing for stuff that hasn't been recorded at too hot a level. Nothing sounds a little bit better.

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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:38 am

Nothing in the way of the music will always sound better. All we can do is try and lose the smallest amount of it possible.

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Unread post by Lindsayt » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:48 am

Trouble is, nothing in this case, gives you no instantaneous volume adjustment. It also requires the use of a power amp with a very low amount of gain and speakers that are an easy load, but not too sensitive.

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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:59 am

I realise, that is why I make and recommend that people use a passive pre-amp. The interesting thing is how different passives sound different, where as the objectivists say it can't be. I even think my case design and material influences that, but can't prove it apart from with ears.

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Unread post by zebbo » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:05 pm

You know, Doc, I've often wondered; Do you feel disappointed, angry or even hurt when your excellent equipment that you've spent years developing and tuning often sells for such paltry amounts on the S/H market?
I guess it is a possible shoe-horn into the whole world of NVA for the new owner but I still think I'd be a bit miffed.
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