SECA vs Mortal

Absolutely love Colin's SECAs. Absolutely love em.
The TOCA SECA 20 (returned by Quickie) and especially the One4 SECA 20 are the best amps I've owned by a country mile. I will never part with either.
Both are so magical that I can't go back to mortal designs.
I'm trying here to put I to words what it is that they do do well. 
I've come up with the following (in my own order of value, though some are probably interrelated, or even different aspects of the same thing):
1. Silky smooth mid -> high end.
2. Incredibly well defined soundstage. Holographic.
3. Scary dynamics.
4. Extended frequency range.
5. Realistically textured bass.
6. Sausages.

Plenty of better wordmiths here. Please have a go.

Comments

  • Now that what I call a terpsicore, electronicus  spectaculous presentation.
  • ...And that's what a classical education does for you.
  • What is he on about? (Says the man who didn't have a classical education).
  • edited September 16
    Ok in a vain attempt to drag this thread back on topic my thoughts are -

    1. Stupendous wall of sound 
    2. Total engagement in the music irrespective of genre
    3. An insight into the music itself ie more than detail
    4. Transients within the stunning dynamics ( that could be nonsense ! )
    5. Agility not just speed 
    6. How does Mr Wonfor do it and keep doing it better every time ? 
  • 29mile said:
    Ok in a vain attempt to drag this thread back on topic my thoughts are -

    1. Stupendous wall of sound 
    2. Total engagement in the music irrespective of genre
    3. An insight into the music itself ie more than detail
    4. Transients within the stunning dynamics ( that could be nonsense ! )
    5. Agility not just speed 
    6. How does Mr Wonfor do it and keep doing it better every time ? 
    That's better than my list!
    And to answer your question: A very specific mix of coffee and cheese.
  • Must jump on board some time. DIY pot is empty unfortunately, otherwise I'd be going for the new boards...
  • I know that feeling.
    I have been scouring the charity shops of Gloucester, but so far, no SECAs...
  • 29mile said:
    Ok in a vain attempt to drag this thread back on topic my thoughts are -

    1. Stupendous wall of sound 
    2. Total engagement in the music irrespective of genre
    3. An insight into the music itself ie more than detail
    4. Transients within the stunning dynamics ( that could be nonsense ! )
    5. Agility not just speed 
    6. How does Mr Wonfor do it and keep doing it better every time ? 

    We rejoice in your vain attempt to restore focus, Mervyn, we really do, but we know Ben's renowned abilities to take any thread off topic. Even his own.
  • Understood Dave. These airy fairy will of the wisp artistic types are all the same. Here today gone to Mars tomorrow 😀😀
  • Not a bit of it.

    Now here's a photo of me and the TOCA back in 2014, doing one of things the TOCA does best.


  • Sizzlin’, Ben. Sizzlin’.
  • Yep sizzlin’ alright ! that’s why my ID25 smells like burnt sausages when it warms up because of  Ben’s late night fry ups ! 
  • I'm afraid so.
    At least they're veggie.
    TBH the TOCA gets a lot hotter than the ID25, so is better for fry-ups!
  • And winter warmer, with a 12 year old single malt and honey mmm plus good music.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwEIt9ez7M
  • Kept meaning to join on on this. And bring the thread back on topic (I have to do this because the other mod is clearly failing in his civic duties :| )
    1. Life
    2. Reality
    3. Humanity
    4. rhythm
    5. drive
    6. punch
    7. fun
    8. vividness
    9. insight
    10. sausages
  • Agree with all that except those sizzlin’ sausages again ! 
  • uglymusic said:
    Kept meaning to join on on this. And bring the thread back on topic (I have to do this because the other mod is clearly failing in his civic duties :| )
    1. Life
    2. Reality
    3. Humanity
    4. rhythm
    5. drive
    6. punch
    7. fun
    8. vividness
    9. insight
    10. sausages
    You've inserted a few there just to regulate sausages down to 10th.
    Although I do like 8 and 9.
  • uglymusic said:
    Kept meaning to join on on this. And bring the thread back on topic (I have to do this because the other mod is clearly failing in his civic duties :| )
    1. Life
    2. Reality
    3. Humanity
    4. rhythm
    5. drive
    6. punch
    7. fun
    8. vividness
    9. insight
    10. sausages
    11. Keeping cats off the streets in winter.


  • Thelonious is in full agreement with keeping cats off the streets.
  • Docfoster said:
    uglymusic said:
    Kept meaning to join on on this. And bring the thread back on topic (I have to do this because the other mod is clearly failing in his civic duties :| )
    1. Life
    2. Reality
    3. Humanity
    4. rhythm
    5. drive
    6. punch
    7. fun
    8. vividness
    9. insight
    10. sausages
    You've inserted a few there just to regulate sausages down to 10th.
    Although I do like 8 and 9.
    I thought you'd probably miss them at that position because they are proper meat sausages.
  • uglymusic said:
    Docfoster said:
    uglymusic said:
    Kept meaning to join on on this. And bring the thread back on topic (I have to do this because the other mod is clearly failing in his civic duties :| )
    1. Life
    2. Reality
    3. Humanity
    4. rhythm
    5. drive
    6. punch
    7. fun
    8. vividness
    9. insight
    10. sausages
    You've inserted a few there just to regulate sausages down to 10th.
    Although I do like 8 and 9.
    I thought you'd probably miss them at that position because they are proper meat sausages.
    Yes. In that case, you're quite right! :-)

    Have been out working all day. So amp has not been on.
    No good for sausages or cats apparently.


  • Get that griddle fired up, man!
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