Description

My eternal chase for magical point source sound has taken me from Innersound to Vienna to B&W to Tyler to Sanders to Tannoy to Golden Ear to Zu to Tannoy to KEF (Ref 1) to Zu to Sonist to PMC to Fyne back to KEF...specifically the Blade. 

Dug the new Carver Black Magic 25 so much I bought another to go mono. Ergo, sold the beastly Sanders Magtech. Went from 900 watts @4 to 25 watts @4 (closer to 90 in mono). Does that tell you how good the Carvers are? 

The NAD & SVS gear is in other room for cinema. 
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Room Details

Dimensions: 22’ × 21’  Large
Ceiling: 8’


Components Toggle details

    • KEF Blade 2
    Yes, they are that good.
    • SVS Ultra Tower
    The best bang for the buck in speakers you will ever find. In TV room.
    • Bob Carver Black Magic 25
    Sounds so good I bought another to mono!
    • NAD D 3020 V2
    The perfect small do it all integrated.
    • NAD C658
    Landmark product. Will be hall of fame someday.
    • Marantz TT-151
    Staring at it gives me a chubb.
    • NAD 588
    Their tasty TT; mostly built by pro-ject, simple & works great.
    • Sony HAP-Z1ES
    Old faithful. My longest tenured component by far. Replaced stock hdd w/ssd.
    • Lounge Audio LCR MKIII Silver
    jelly?
    • Silversmith Fidelium
    You too can be clapping your hands in glee, just like a schoolgirl in her new uniform! 
    • Quadraspire SVT Bamboo
    Nice rack. Earmuffs.
    • Richard Gray 400 Pro II
    Actually have 2: one for main rig, one for TV room.

Comments 13

Center
Owner
Ever evolving: this week a) Sanders Magtech sold & B) 2nd Bob Carver Black Magic 25 arrived to go mono. Last week the PrimaLuna Prologue  pre arrived. Ergo, building the glass forest.

zufan

Center
Owner
New addition last week: Fidelium speaker cables. That old saw of wanting to stay up late every night listening to your records? That is literally happening to me continuously the last week. 

It's been so bad I've forgotten to feed or clean myself. 

zufan

128x128
Great looking speakers! I’ve never had the pleasure of hearing the Blades (I’m still in love with my 207’s), but being KEF, I’m sure they sound as beautiful as they look!

stulto

Center
Owner
Out with the NAD C298 amp, in with the Sanders Magtech. The Blade2 were good on the NAD but the KEF thrive on big current. Felt they needed a bit more mustard. Which they now have, oh my laws.

zufan

Center
Owner
Just picked up dealer demo Blade 2. Oh it's quite the scene man.

zufan

Center
Owner
Swapped my DAC classic cherry amp to my buddy for his Transcendent T16 OTL amp. Oh it's quite the scene man.

zufan

Center
Owner
@clwinbe do you have a tube amp to put on the Zu?

zufan

128x128
Really beautiful system. I live just a few miles from both Zu and RBH Sound. I traded into a pair of Zu cubes. They did so many things well, but sounded just awful with some recording. Have you enjoyed your pair?

clwinbe

Center
Owner
Added the Luna pic for @b_limo    :)
Thanks all for comments!
Happy Festivus! 

zufan

128x128
Very cool setups!  Love ‘em both.  I see you’ve got a cat too.  They make the listening environment better in my opinion!  Your bitcoin reference hurts... they’re up to around $23k now for 1.  Could have been a millionaire had we jumped on that in the beginning.


Anywho, nice set-up for sure.  Happy Listening!

b_limo

222222&text=mu
Just eyed your ZUs and systems ..... awesome mister!!

musicbox78

128x128
Love both your systems very cool! And great looking room too!

jond

222222&text=ch
Great setup and a little jealous of all the space.  Love those Cheviots!

christopher_f

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