most pleasing upgrade!
So, I have been perfectly happy with my Yahama DSPAX763 and B&W 601s for more years than I care to name, when along comes a certain Doc Foster tempting me with the promise of his fine equipment. What girl could resist? ;-)
With absolutely no confidence in my own ability to install anything electrical without either polarising myself or electrocuting the equipment (I think it's that way round), I left myself completely in Ben's hands. I am a little concerned that I seem to have a few bits and pieces left over, but I'm sure they're not important....[-O<
ALso, I have been absolutely sworn to secrecy to definitely not ever to reveal to anyone that I dont have matching cables for my speakers. SShhh, I know my secret's safe with you guys!
So, I am now the proud and very happy borrower of the just too beautiful, pimped (or is that tweaked) Claymore Inca Tech and a set of fine JPW P2s. I had tried these out at Ben's in the past (see previous thread) and been most pleased, preferring it in fact the original combo we'd considered of the NVA AP30 and JPWs. But I wasnt sure how well it would work out at my place, especially as I'm seriously considering getting rid of my bluray player to move to just having my beloved TT and playing everything else through the computer. We tried this out yesterday and, at first, using my current media software, Ben was not impressed by the results. BUT, once we'd downloaded JRiver, the sound transformed. Much rounder and fuller. My ignorant, naive self really hadnt realised what difference this would make. Conclusion... Ben (aka Doc): "not disappointed", Helen (aka Suzy6toes): "funkin' chuffed".
The Claymore is ludicrously loud compared to what I'm used to - and I bloody love it!! I have no room left in my tiny living room now for my precious rocking chair, and the water in my aquarium is seriously pulsing with the bass (forget Rastamouse, I have Rastafish!).
I just think this Claymore is so perfectly beautiful. That's the girl in me! The fact that I cant resize images is also the girl in me, I'm afraid!!
My fab JPWs (too big to fit on my shelves as my B&Ws did) and relegated rocking chair
Thank you, Ben. I'm a very happy gal! Now all I need to do is persuade my cats to join me for some hardcore living room groovin'.