1. No ad-hominem
2. No spamming or shilling
I swapped the impulses for linn Helix (from a guy in Grimsby who mentioned NVA) - the linns were- really ugly but the wife liked them- go figure that!
I set about auditioning; Kefs, Dali, monitor audio, Atc and ridiculous expensive Opera speakers- they had a leather front to the baffle and deep luxurious wood veneer sides- omg I was I pushed the shrill treble to one side- I had to have them, you will like them I said the her, they are gorgeous.
NO SHE SAID- thank god ££££££!
I then found hifisubjectivist and the rest is history, I’ve never had such good enjoyable music and I even went on to built my own cubes, they are not the best finish but tick all boxes so a “real set” will be a priority next year
And the real ones they look fantastic- double bonus
Digital Sources- Sony CDP770 & Apple Box3 to Beresford TC7510, iPhone 4s to music only WiFi
Amplification-NVA P50 & 2x A20
Speakers-Diy Cubes; Mid/bass- LS5; Tweeter- Ls1
One thing about WAF - as someone has already mentioned in this / the WAM thread - is that what A N Other Audiophile may think is the more WAF of 2 hi-fi components may not be actually matched by their particular wives.
For example my wife prefers the looks of our Bozak Symphonies over our Linn Isobariks. Even though the Bozaks are much bigger and look even more old fashioned, they look brighter, and "friendlier".
I prefer the looks of the Bozaks too because they look better engineered. I like the looks of fine engineering or over-engineered products. I prefer to fill my house and life with examples of great engineering instead of something that looks what most people would think of as pretty, but that isn't particularly well engineered. Give me content, not tat!
Give me an old house any day with solid walls, floors and a bit of character. Fill it with your life and a substantial pair of speakers (must be isobaric mind with at least 12 inches of loveliness ).
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way
NVA BMU, Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Qutest, NVA P90SA, NVA A80sMk2, NVA Cube 1s, NVA TSCS, NVA TIS mk2. Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP Mk2, Grado SR 325e, headphones, Chord Mojo.
Arcam Miniblink Bluetooth DAC, Marantz pm 5004, Wharfdale Diamond 121, NVA LS2.
Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.