The Aida 2 was powered with a complete McIntosh system and that certainly did not appeal to us. During our first listening session we played with our own CDs and we thought they sounded substandard. During our second listening session we listened to the new Stradivari and it did not...
In the past I asked the same question at the dealer More Music here in Holland :)
The switch is to connect or disconnect the grounding. Position 1 is disconnecting, position 2 is connecting.
It matters whether you play XLR or RCA. With XLR you have an extra ground point and...
That is an interesting combination Chas. Next week my two audio friends and I have a appointment at https://audioexpertcastle.com/rooms/ this is a expierence center financed by SF group (must have a specific name) we are going to listen to the Aida II and Lilium maybee some more :) because one...
I live in The Netherlands so English is not my native language :) , here in Holland we use a lot Sonus Faber speakers. I play about 15 years with a spectral system. In my opinion Mit cables don't work good. You can read it in my threads I made about Mit cables. I don't use them for...
Nice review Spectral SV setup
The review is in Dutch so if you can't read is use translation option like google translate :)
de meeste oudere Spectral versterkers zijn 100, 120 of 220v nieuwere modellen (SV) 230 soms 240v. Het is moeilijk om de spanning DIY te veranderen. Er zijn een aantal threads hier op WBAF hoe te doen, maar naar mijn mening is het lastig, speciaal voor dure versterkers.
Here you can see the long list from old to newer amps.
My 260 had a 360 motherboard :)
A mono amp needs two powercords but can be nice. And when necessery it delivers more power, question is do you need that power?
If you don't need it I would go for a 280...
Yes I don't want MIT anymore in my system, I now use Triple C copper cables (Nanotec-system.jp) about 25 times cheaper and the sound is better and very important for me no booming bas anymore but rich bas and better controlled. Before I used MIT Oracle MA-X2 interlink and Oracle Matrix...
The 200S was introduced about 13 years ago and the 260 one year later. The 260 was about 50% higher priced.
Sound is good last year I improved from 260 to 300RS but you have to pay more then double. Yes the sound is much better.
Price of new products are crazy high here in Holland :(
I agree with you prices are sky high for Spectral and MIT. A friend of mine uses Pass Labs amps and these prices are not like Spectral. If you buy an US Spectral 4000 SDR cd player you have to change the voltage internaly by yourself it's a kind tricky! Good luck in finding a new...
Hi 1 RSW,
Recently I upgraded from 260S1 to 300RS and yes there is a big price difference also here in Holland. But the sound difference is also very big!
My advice would be if you can afford it buy a 300 RS or a 280 Spectral upgraded it recently maybe there are some dealers with a demo...
Yes I agree.
Price increase is too high! In 2012 about 9 years ago price was more normal now about 70-120% higher. Salary increas about 20% so Spectral is losing points of sale in Holland now deliverable at two High End audio shops.
I believe the same happens in the US when I read WBAF...
My latest change 260 to 300 RS no hum anymore! I believe the hum was caused by the transformer in the 260 the 300RS uses newer transformers better for the 230v 50 Hz environ here in the Netherlands. I use from the cupboard a special very good shielded Kemp cable direct connected to a 25 amp...
Have you any experience with playing floating (not using earth) on preamp and amp? How long do you play that way? Are you also using a special audio fuse in your cub board? I do 20 amp with a special earth pen for grouncing 0,8 ohm only in use for my audio.
More Music told me to do also...
I agree with you, since 2012 prices increased fast the 4000SL was 28500 and now the 4000SV 35900 euro
You could buy in 2012 a dma 200 for 9900 now a 250S3 for 18900 euro.
My friend has a Pass Labs I believe these prices are more or less stable?
Have a look at this older thread.
There you find the answer it must be possible change the wires inside :)
Great to read again I am not allone changing MIT to other cablebuilders :) I believe Spectral sounds better whitout MIT. Years ago I tried and compared it again and again I made the step to play whithout any MIT or Spectral cable, it was the best I did in years whitout any...
I recognise your reaction you also replyed on other Spectral threads.
Here in Europe the 500 AR or SV is not for sale maybee they don't want to these old guys from Spectral I don't know. But I believe the price would be sky high ;) the 400SV is about 70.000 dollar in that range they...
In the past I owned Mit Oracle MA-X2 and MA-X both interlink and with LS Oracle Matrix 120 SHD rev.1 but after experience with a good friend also owner off much cheaper MIT Cable we discovered there was actually no difference I also used the latest Heritage line from my Spectral...
Glad to play now for the second day with my new 300 RS love it :) great improvement. I played about 6 years with 260-1 and made big steps by using new LS cable it solved many resonance problems in the low range. I was always thinking is was a accoustic problem. But the Triple C copper LS cable...
Thanks TooCool4 it is almost forgotten years ago. But then you need to start again and I bought lots off new cd's and about 10 years ago I started streaming and playing CD's my first networkplayer was not that good like CD but my newer Linn Akurate DS was better and Linn is improving the quality...
Are there members with Spectral DMA 300 without using MIT LS cable?
After using my DMA 260 several years without MIT cable, and not blowing up my Poweramp :) I want to improve to a next level. But lots off people are warning me don't do it, you need to use Mit cable! But I don't want...