NVA bake-off

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Neilwootton
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Re: NVA bake-off

Unread post by Neilwootton » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:38 pm

Set up the AP50 with 2 temporary feet, very impressed, I now understand the comments "the further up the NVA ladder you go you simply get more"
More dynamics, headroom, bass and attack. Will let it warm for a few days and report back.

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Re: NVA bake-off

Unread post by George Hincapie » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:47 pm

Neilwootton wrote:Well, quick opinion on the cubes, after a good clean and polish :twisted: I have set them up using forum advice and it took me about 10 minutes to dial them in. The best way to describe it is they "snapped into place". Different presentation than the norm in the fact they portray a musical performance and fill the room rather than firing at you. Much as a live set would. Using ls1, Graham Slee phono (phono 2 has been packed, carefully away ! :twisted: ) and A20/P20 bass is tight and tuneful, vocals are superb through them and what struck me most is separation.
I speak as I find and if they were crap I'd say, I expected alot of faffing to get them right after previous comments but it was very easy.
They are very, very good indeed.
Neil,

Exactly the sort of feedback I would expect. Enjoy.
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Re: NVA bake-off

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:01 pm

Neil wants to set it up as a bake-off so that there are other opinions, so as not to be just having one individuals opinion against another individual. Anyone close(ish) who wants to join in. Pref non NVA users but them as well.

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Re: NVA bake-off

Unread post by Neilwootton » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:03 pm

Yes, all welcome, I shall confirm a date asap.
Neil.

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Re: NVA bake-off

Unread post by SteveTheShadow » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:19 pm

I'm in the Doncaster area so N Lincs should be reasonable. I could bring my DIY valve monoblocks, passive preamp and Lenco/Mayware/Audio Technica TT combo, depending on the date, I could be interested. Shoot me a PM when you're sorted Neil.
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Re: NVA bake-off

Unread post by Neilwootton » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:21 pm

Sounds good Steve, be interested to hear your mono's, I was a tooby worshiper for many years until I tried NVA. I'll confirm asap.

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Unread post by jayman67 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:22 pm

ffs somebody do one down sarf! :lol:
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Re: NVA bake-off

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:30 pm

You bloody well do it then, and NVA'ers visit you.

If you organise it quick(ish) I can send this lot down to you, as long as it is FOR A BAKE-OFF so find some others. Advertise in on AoS and TAS :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Unread post by jayman67 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:53 pm

my flats too small for a large gathering assuming i could muster up enough people.
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Re: NVA bake-off

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:03 pm

OK dokay, you could always get a room in a pub and get a few people to contribute for the cost. A bit like MiBO, you could call it the South Coast Bake-off or SCBO.

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