well ok, i kick in


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Aug 10, 2019
My system : Marantz pm-14 mkII-Ki with a preampboard mod. elna capacitors out Blackgate capacitors in.the elna's are direct in the signalpath and sounded a bit dark and mellow , with the blackgate's the sound is faster,fresher,more holografic, very,very nice result.


Marantz cd-14 : http://images.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=http://www.avland.co.uk/marantz/cd14/cd14lrg.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.avland.co.uk/marantz/cd14/&h=407&w=1499&sz=51&hl=nl&start=1&um=1&tbnid=bWf7r6efHvMspM:&tbnh=41&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmarantz%2Bcd-14%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dnl%26sa%3DX

owwww i love this diskspinner first impressions might be a bit dull but listen longer and you will know :))

Kef XQ5 speakers : http://www.kef.com/products/XQ/xq5.asp a pig to run in, at least 1 month intensive use before they begin to shine and sing, picky with speakercables, Qed sa or Chord silver carnival don't do the trick (i really don't get the 3 star rating of the Kefs in the magazine they just need some pampering and love :) )Kimber 8tc does : http://www.kimber.com/Products/LoudSpeakerCables/8TC/8TC.aspx

Nice sweat top end without losing detail,very natural mids, deep and controlled lows (perhaps a tiny bit fatter and slower than some other "premium" cables ) very holographic with a quiet dark background,just but just on the warm side of neutral but still analytical.

John van Gent interlinks version 3 silver gold (home made small brand in holland) : http://www.johnvangent-audiokabels.nl/nl/ned_interlinks.html

For a fraction of the cost (120,- euro/ aprox.80,- Gbp) they beat siltech sq 88 classic cables and are equal in sound to the siltech sq 110 classic (1700,- euro/aprox.1150,- Gbp) in my set.just a lovley cable for a very lovley price.

Diy braided powercords with ferrite beads : http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/4156/dsc00299ak1.jpg

Kemp sns parallelfilter : http://www.kempelektroniks.nl/SNSPlug.aspx 1 in the house fusebox and 1 near the audioset. won't do without them.

The amp and cd player are bought secondhand and i'm very pleased with them.



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