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    Zingali Client Evo 1.2 'make over'

    Or maybe a Dalek?
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    Zingali Client Evo 1.2 'make over'

    So probably see me out! never sell then. I have plans this year to expand my audio sales, but will keep the Zingalis is another room for a second system. They don't make this model now, only the 1.5 Client Name, which I don't like as much, same 400 CD but bigger 15 inch woofer, does nothing for...
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    Zingali Client Evo 1.2 'make over'

    Polished the chassis wish car polishing paise and an electric buffer. Came up nice.Last stage this week fitting the xovers back in.Pity the base plate is pdf, but will look ok as white to match the sides. So bit different to the original paint black finish. I tired of that look, and they...
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    Zingali Client Evo 1.2 'make over'

    Here is a pic of the crossover, it is hard wired on MBF board, so not pretty. Ha Ha. But works fine. I had to adjust the resistor values, to tweak the level of the Compression driver, but didn't change the crossover point of design. It just has all parts upgraded, same values. I did add Duelund...
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    Zingali Client Evo 1.2 'make over'

    Here is the new B&C compression driver, changed from a 400 unit to the 550, which is 25% bigger, and has 140w handling up from 100w. It is also 107db up from 106db. The FR is flatter, and on listening, everything has improved, no downsides at all. Faster, bit more weight to the mids, and treble...
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    Zingali Client Evo 1.2 'make over'

    Hi all. I did a make-over on my Zingalis horn speakers. I have had them for about 8 years, and was never hot on the all black gloss finish. Too depressing. So... not for the faint hearted, I got my tools out and went to work. This is ongoing, over the last month, but getting close now. So, I...
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    Best audiophile headphones

    I used to own the BHSE and Stax 009, plus 3 KGSSHv, one being the Carbon. I moved on and up to the Abyss TC fed by my Moon 600i amp. The LCD4 out of the DAVE direct is also very good. The Stax is too floaty, unrealistic and after some years of it, I got bored. It is not reality as regards music...
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    FTA (Final Touch Audio) Sinope USB cable

    I have new stock if you wanted.
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    Field Coils for Audio Systems

    I am also interested in this type of driver for speakers. If t gives both a performance hike + extra efficiency it is a great thing.
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    Oh my, oh my - Aries Cerat Helene DAC

    The Helene is a USB DAC so you need a server to feed it data. It is not a Roon end point. If your server is Linux or Mac you will see the USB driver pop up in Roon. If a PC you may need to install the driver (supplied by Aries Cerat). In all cases it is pretty much plug and play.
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    FTA (Final Touch Audio) Sinope USB cable

    I am also getting great feedback from clients who have taken the plunge!
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    Vangelis - passing of a legend

    Yes Klaus Schulze also a legend. Quite different styles, of course Klaus was in Tangerine Dream in the early years, then did many solo projects and participations. The 11 CD set with Pete Namlook is super, I recommend anyone looking that up.
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    Aries Cerat at Munch 2022 > Aurora, Ageto, Aperio + many others

    I attended Munich and spent some time with the Aries Cerat team. The room sounded superb, which though expected from the electronics and speaker, can be a challenge in a Munich room re acoustics.. The new Aurora speaker was very interesting. Semi active and a radical design, it was superbly...
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    Vangelis - passing of a legend

    29 March 1943 Agria, Greece 17 May 2022 (aged 79) Paris, France I realised today Vangelis passed 17th May 2022. I spent a lot of time listening his albums, and everyone pretty much heard his film themes. For example Bladerunner, Chariots of Fire, Mutiny on the Bounty, Alexander, Conquest of...
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    SET amp owners thread

    My point is, ignore the Audio Note connection, there is no none. And proceed on the basis. If the kits were actually competitive v finished products by decent brands, tube maps, DACs, then they should come clean and change the name of the company and the names of the products. My point.
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    SET amp owners thread

    So I some long term experience with the ANK kits, both amp kits and DAC kits. It all depends on your expectations. If you expect the kits to anyway get close to Audio Note UK products, you will be disappointed. If however, you want the fun of building an amp kit then maybe go for that. IMO I...
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    Sound Quality of new roon versions (builds)

    Late to this party. Well I have almost given up on Roon. I use the 432 EVO AEON server, which can run Roon Core and Logitec Media Server (Squeezebox player). The latter is now ancient, but it still sounds way more transparent and alive to Roon. I tried Roon 1.8 (not sure which build) and it is...
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    Anyone using Airtight ATM 211 to recommend?

    Well, many years ago I owned some Audio Note UK amps and DACs, and also built some ANK kits (Canada). IMO the kits are dire quality, and you can do better. They seem cheap and seem to offer a saving on Audio Note UK products. Sadly almost nothing is the same, and 90% have zero designed...
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    Let's Get A Consensus Of The Best DAC's In The Market Today

    My take is, a 100% solid state system can (IMO does) sound a bit sterile. I have my hard hat on now, so ready! No bricks please. I just find any system with an injection of tubes 'somewhere' gets me more excited and relaxed, i.e. just enjoying the music, and taking my stethoscope off, analysing...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Many of you guys using an audiophile switch? I got the Paul Pang Quad switch and it is really good. It goes between the LAN cable form your router to your server, but very close to you server, less than 1 meter.
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    SET amp owners thread

    Well done. I would love to find both the time and expertise to tackle a DIY project. It is interesting how many top systems at shows end up bi-amped. Possibly for a display of what is possible? It is not so practical and can be very expensive of course. The Aries Cerat Ianus Monoblocks IMO...
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    a musical journey - Aries Cerat, various devices

    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2021/01/aries-cerat-ianus-essentia-review-part-1.html I agree with this review, and the Ianus is very flexible in application. Indeed quite unique in the industry IMO.
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    SET amp owners thread

    Brad, what do you think of the Avante Garde bass blend? Isn't that active class D? As well as the timbre and character of the bass, we also have the challenge of the speed of horns, if we used a horn for the mids / lower mids. Getting the blend is a challenge. Even mega budgets don't always...
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    SET amp owners thread

    Yes. It depends on the crossover points. SS Class A next best idea, but more expensive generally and lot of heat / energy bill.
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    SET amp owners thread

    Various high powered tube amps around, and with the market flooded with low efficiency speakers... Push Pull is not SET, there is a magic to SET that I find intoxicating... If I was setting up or even building DIY as multi amp system, I would probably go in the direction of SET for mids and...
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    SET amp owners thread

    Interesting journey. I too have had SET Monoblocks some years ago, from Audio Note and Line Magnetic and others, including some kits / DIY. I think it comes down a lot to speaker efficiency, impedance across the wave band, and enough current delivery by the power supply. If these are done...

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