Jerry's box-swapping Blog
Not really sure where to put this thread as there doesn't seem to be a general systems section ... but my system now is entirely focussed around my speakers - they are 1 item that will NOT be swapped, so I guess it makes sense to put the thread in the speaker section!
A recent pic of my system ...
... featuring the rather fine MBL 116F loudspeakers from Chermany. These are here for the long term, but everything else is subject to change!
Some recent arrivals ...
A pair of Behringer A500 power amps in the background. I really rate these amps and would happily put them up against amps costing 10x (or more) their £200 rrp. Even better when bi-amped, but best to avoid the temptation of bridging them - more power but the sound quality definitely takes a bt of a dive. Ideal though in stereo mode into bi-wirable speakers like the MBLs. Powerful, fast, detailed, dynamic, focussed and rhythmic - what's not to like?
And further along the rack, a Tube Technology Fusion HB 70i integrated amp. Valve pre-section and ss mosfet power stage - 70wpc - more than enough for my speakers. This arrived yesterday, and is in marked contrast to the presentation of the Behringer amps. Huge soundstage, although lacking the precise focus of the Behringer. Buxom bass - really quite juicy - deep and taut with a nice powerful thrummy sort of sound. Very tasty! I think I am going to enjoy my time with this amp!