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Haha. Fair enough. I'll take two...shoe boxes, that is :grin:
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Running in the little Klipsch R-51M that we'll be using to demo the £895 P50/SC/A20/LS3 starter bundle at hi-fi shows. We'll be adding the £75 Grace DAC to a laptop, so a complete set up (ex. laptop) for under £1200. Later on, the P50 can be upgraded with the new stepped attenuator and the cables can be upgraded at up to 100% trade-in value.

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As an enthusiast, for £219, I'd probably try to find a well cared pair of Royds...but they are getting rare, and not everyone wants the extra effort or has the time to go looking. The Klipsch are efficient and easy to drive, and very nicely made.
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Digital - Sonore MicroRendu / RME DAC-2
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Is the long term plans to use your own range of speakers?

savvypaul wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Running in the little Klipsch R-51M that we'll be using to demo the £895 P50/SC/A20/LS3 starter bundle at hi-fi shows. We'll be adding the £75 Grace DAC to a laptop, so a complete set up (ex. laptop) for under £1200. Later on, the P50 can be upgraded with the new stepped attenuator and the cables can be upgraded at up to 100% trade-in value.

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As an enthusiast, for £219, I'd probably try to find a well cared pair of Royds...but they are getting rare, and not everyone wants the extra effort or has the time to go looking. The Klipsch are efficient and easy to drive, and very nicely made.

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Is the long term plans to use your own range of speakers?
Yes. But we can't make a pair to sell for £219, or anywhere near. You need economy of scale to do that. Richard was losing £50 on every £300 set of Cubettes.

We'll be re-introducing Cubes - Cube 1 and also exploring a floorstanding version.
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The 'office party' speakers are pumping out the tunes, today, with the OEHLBACH masterclock now in place. Took a layer of hash away, but biggest benefit is improved timing. Just using giveaway usb cables. Had the air guitar out for Straw Dogs by Stiff Little Fingers...

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You can still get the 'giveaway' Oehlbach USB leads to go with that. :grin:

Love the warning sign. :dance:
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Wow! That has been an exceptionally busy couple of weeks. And there's another week of the same, to go yet...

...as well as doing upgrades, new orders and repairs, Tomasz is also building items to be 'on the shelf' for next day UK delivery.

From this time next week, we will have a very limited 'buy-it-now' stock of:

A80
A70
A60+
A60
A20
AP10P
AP10H
P50
P50SA
BMU Standard Voltage

...and when he returns to Poland he will fully replenish the cable stocks.
Amplification - NVA P90SA / A70s & A60
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Digital - Sonore MicroRendu / RME DAC-2
Speakers - NVA Cube 1 / Klipsch Heresy 3

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Tomasz has built me a 'mini 3 pack' and they are just superbly sweet, natural and musical. Pound for pound, this is certainly one of the best set ups I've ever heard. Completely charming and engrossing...

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2 x A20 monoblocks driving bass units, 1 x A20 stereo driving tweeters. Magic!
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Niiiiiiice ! :grin: :clap:
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Testing one, two, three...

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First brief function test of the new, upgraded phono boards for Phono 1, 2 & 3. Listening tests at home over the next couple of weeks.
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Digital - Sonore MicroRendu / RME DAC-2
Speakers - NVA Cube 1 / Klipsch Heresy 3

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