And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way
Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Mscaler/Qutest, Geitnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.
Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.
If you will excuse me I will not give details as I do not wish to give others a leg up in cabinet design. BUT the process started with me trying to get a reasonable priced cab to replace the original wooden steel lined cab of the original Cubette that proved impossible to make consistently. I could not do a thick acrylic cab for the Cubette because of price, so experiments with thinner folded glued construction instead of plate, honked quite badly, then experimented with lining, tried many things like tar, glues, cement, steel plate, and ceramic tiles. A combination of material in the end gave a characterless and extremely open and musical cab, it has turned out even more so than the acrylic plate, so that has led to me re-doing the cabs for all the cubes. BUT they are all different mix of rigidity / damping as they increase in size all done by ear and feel.
It started with me being extremely pleased with my new Cubettes, so next did the Cube3 not expecting big step up from the Cubette but when I got the lining right it IS a large step up. The next one I am working on now is the Cube2 and I now have the formula and know what I have to do with the lining for each increase in driver and cabinet size. New Cube2 will be next month then Cube1 then Cubix. In the mean time for fun for me I am doing a prototype set of 12 incher BB Cubes (big bastard cubes) hopefully in time for the Wam Show.
Is it the actual material or the cutting/ machining that is the big expense- actual 20mm plates are very expensive on eBay- a single side panel corresponding to cube 1 / 2 side is £40 on its own This makes your speakers even greater value imo
Analogue Source-ARB Turntable & 10” dual pivot arm, Grado Reference Prestige 1 MI, Nva Phono 1
Digital Sources- Denon CEOL Piccolo, iPhone 6s
Amplification-NVA P50 A20 A60
Speakers- Diy BBCubes; Ls1, Ls5; SSC
These really do present the music with more reality, you need to find out if I am right. I really will not mind if you disagree all so far agree, two have traded up immediately to Cube3, only one has come back as they need a wall to work off, he had furniture in the way so bass light. Remember these are designed to work with the room not fight it.
About electronics. Before the electrolytics of the power supply are of average quality and currently uses Samwha 'for Audio', however the small electrolytics in the PCB's still look of average quality. Would it be possible to order also electrolytics 'for Audio' when buying an amplifier? In old photos I have seen that the two feedback resistors in the PCB's were Holco. Would it be possible to get these resistors when ordering? And in the past the volume potentiometers were Sfernice P11, now they are Omega. Is it possible to order a higher quality potentiometer instead? For example, an ALPS RK27. Naturally paying all extra costs.
This is what really get me angry about this hobby, the bloody cheek of it, everyone thinks they are an expert because they have read a magazine or some eeediot expert has said something. As far as NVA is concerned WE are the experts. Why do you think you can make it better.
This post has seriously made me cross, it examples what is wrong with this hobby.