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by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-16 22:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Has anyone compared the powered monitors from Neumann (KH120?) or any other brands to the JBL 3 and 7 series? I picked up a used pair of LSR305P for my office and they are shockingly good for the price. The 305s are shockingly good for the price. The 308s are shockingly good irrespective of price. ...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-16 15:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

snatex wrote: 2021-12-15 22:39 Has anyone compared the powered monitors from Neumann (KH120?) or any other brands to the JBL 3 and 7 series? I picked up a used pair of LSR305P for my office and they are shockingly good for the price.
See Jajo's comment on page three of this thread.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-15 02:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Measure twice cut once comes to mind......
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-15 02:36
Forum: Music
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 464
Views: 260302

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

Best track, "Guess I'm doing fine". Indeed you are :)
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-15 02:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Does an upgraded product make the former one obsolete?
Replies: 19
Views: 10919

Re: Does an upgraded product make the former one obsolete?

Occasionally you have to stand your ground. It's the annual battle between the Christmas tree and the HiFi. Tell her the new subwoofer is a little bit bigger than you thought but it was a bargain and a vintage investment :) Add a triangular piece of cardboard and it's almost a tree ;) e3f8bb98274fc4...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-13 01:51
Forum: Inside
Topic: MinimServer 2?
Replies: 16
Views: 11526

Re: MinimServer 2?

I've been using dBpoweramp but I'm doing it one album at a time so far. I need to dig further and see if I can make it do the whole music folder. Thanks. Prompted by your reply I've been experimenting successfully with converting single tracks and album at a time specifying ffmpeg codecs to convert...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-12 18:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The LP12 just got better (again)
Replies: 83
Views: 35620

Re: The LP12 just got better (again)

Guinness, off the Record, boys, topped with a Shamrock. Tirconaill Bar, The Gorbals. I'm on board with the Guinness. Relatives emerged from the Gorbals and prospered. Your knowledge of Scotland is probably superior to my knowledge of Amsterdam and I lived there for a year (working too close to Medi...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-09 23:07
Forum: Music
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 464
Views: 260302

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

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One of the best albums ever to document a break up. Whether it's with a former lover or loved brand.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-08 20:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 7131
Views: 5363836

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

The Beatles being played using cd and vinyl. Cd: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o5ktxg80ahfs1zl/Video%2008.12.2021%2010.05.06.mov?dl=0 Vinyl: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7rcc0kfreovglt2/Video%2010.04.2017%2009.43.22.mov?dl=0 It is not possible for me to make a completely fair comparison but possible to he...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-08 01:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

I’m going to try disconnecting the earth inside the speaker rather destroy an expensive power lead. Do you have "cheater plugs" available to you? Here in the U.S. we can get adaptors that convert 3 prong leads to 2 prong, eliminating the ground. This is a chap and easy way to experiment with the gr...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-08 00:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Careful Sparrko!
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-07 22:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Atacama Nexus 6 with my 308s. 60.5cm.

305s arrived, working perfectly and making me smile :)
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-07 01:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

jajo & Azazello, I’m not using “traditional” stands. They consist of an open metal frame with a couple of 75mm timbers on top to raise the height to 500mm! 😳 🤣 Regardless of the construction, they seem to work very well with Graham LS5/9’s, producing a tuneful, harmonious and rhythmic sound, but ad...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-06 19:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

They are! One uses ADC chips, the other TDAs. Both are R2R designs. The TDA one doesn't perform close to its best until it's warm (actively in use for 45 minutes).
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-06 19:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Gave up on that idea. I can't look past the "proven" JBLs. The implementation of the ADC/DAC/DSP is impeccable. Sprinkle is using the same ADC chip and a slightly different model of ST chip in the Kali. I guess he knew what didn't need to be changed. My streamer DAC experiments were to ascertain if ...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-06 10:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Tom Evans phono stage and a Grado MC cartridge.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-06 10:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Defender wrote: 2021-12-06 09:56 yes thats what I would expect too - the Chinease DAC‘s are from Audio GD?
Well I actually have four in total, one as yet unused which uses a TDA1541A chip. Three from China via eBay and Aliexpress.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-06 09:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

They're giving me the feeling of younger ears :) Fantastic to get this degree of upgrade in my fifties. FairPlayMotty what is your complete chain (source if LP12 what configuration) and pre amp please? On which stands do you have the 308‘s Home made streamer, Linn Kolektor, Rega Planar 9. The turnt...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-06 08:00
Forum: Music
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 464
Views: 260302

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

Discodave wrote: 2021-12-06 07:31 Just starting to dip my toe with Townes. Any more recommendations grateful.
I bought the remastered four CD box set. He was consistently good at songwriting and performing. Wild times with Steve Earle - I think Earle realised if Townes was giving him a lifestyle lecture all was not right :)
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-06 07:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Discodave wrote: 2021-12-06 07:34 I always thought you were in your 20s!!
😀
Lmao!
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-06 01:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

They're giving me the feeling of younger ears :)

Fantastic to get this degree of upgrade in my fifties.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-06 00:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

What do they sound like when they’re not fully run in? I can't answer your question, mine were fully run in. But getting these for silly money is a surreal audio experience. I questioned my initial impressions for a few days. Could they really be better than extremely good floorstanders and two Lin...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-05 23:39
Forum: Music
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 464
Views: 260302

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

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If only for one song, If I Needed You.
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-05 23:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 418557

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

Ok. 308P are insanely good. Clearly better than TM/3677 (although I still miss them on some recordings). It’s nuts. My pair must have been more or less new, and apparently they need quite some time to break in. I have made some adjustments during the weekend, tightening some screws and adding nuts ...
by FairPlayMotty
2021-12-05 22:08
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 823
Views: 756067

Re: Playlist

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4fIm1tfNxegoMGbltMgc26 The Harman list for some reason misses out the following songs: 1. Tracy Chapman - Fast Car, 2. Dire Straits - Six Blade Knife, 3. Bruce Cockburn - Wondering Where The Lions Are, 4. Rebecca Pidgeon - Spanish Harlem, 5. Johnny Cash - Hurt, 6. T...