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Re: Loan: P50SA with new stepped attenuator & internal wiring

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Alfi wrote:
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Thanks Paul.

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Re: Loan: P50SA with new stepped attenuator & internal wiring

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Thanks
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Re: Loan: P50SA with new stepped attenuator & internal wiring

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savvypaul wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:07 am
Alfi wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Thanks Paul.

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Alfi.
Alfi,

You have a PM regarding delivery.
Received in good order Paul. You have a PM as well.

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Re: Loan: P50SA with new stepped attenuator & internal wiring

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I have only listened to the upgraded P50 SA for one evening but it had me up until midnight, it is a revelation ( a full review will follow in due course) but yesterday evenings session alone has me reaching for the credit card to order the upgrade for my personal P50 SA. I must admit I was sceptical at first that a switch, resistor and wiring upgrade would make such a profound improvement in the experience of listening to music along with of course, the tactile improvement makes it an absolute pleasure to turn up the volume for one is not met with a cacophony via the loudspeakers and a clunking in the case.

Though I highly respected Richard, the blue series (VA Lab? ) switch he used for the SA attenuator was/is lacking in so many ways.

I hope I can hold on to the Loaner unit until my modified one is returned? Is that possible Paul?


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Re: Loan: P50SA with new stepped attenuator & internal wiring

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Re: Loan: P50SA with new stepped attenuator & internal wiring

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No you can’t Alfi - I’m in the queue and you wet my appetite :)
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Re: Loan: P50SA with new stepped attenuator & internal wiring

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:lol: Sorry m8 but Paul has given his blessing!

You shouldn't have too long to wait until your wallet is thinned out somewhat :lol: , it really is that good an upgrade! I am sure you will not turn it up or look elsewhere for a better pre.

I'm certainly wowed by it in my system currently. Surely it can't be far off The Control Statement in terms of performance.


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Re: Loan: P50SA with new stepped attenuator & internal wiring

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Paul - while I hang around in the wings eagerly waiting to listen to the upgraded P50SA - can I guess which stepped attenuator you installed - the very best ones I know of are from Goldpoint or Khozmo.
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Re: Loan: P50SA with new stepped attenuator & internal wiring

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Re: Loan: P50SA with new stepped attenuator & internal wiring

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Just wanted to give you feedback that I have received the NVA safely - I have only just wired it in so need good time to eval if that's OK.
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