Antonio's 'back home' system

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Pleased to say I will be going and collecting my Quad 57's this coming Monday, will be good to hear them again.

I had to change the pre-amp tubes in my Yaqin yesterday, I'd inadvertently put the wrong type in. Not entirely my fault since I was recommended the valves to put in, unfortunately for me Yaqin have changed the tubes in my newer model and I had not realised. I had put in 12AT7's instead of 12AU7's, I did have a supply of 12AU7's and did not have to purchase the incorrect ones. :doh: Well replacing the valves with Phillips JAN 6189's (drop in replacements for 12AU7's) the amp is sounding wonderful through my Tuolihao's.
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Andrew Jones is not only a really nice man but he does know his way around Quads of all types . It is however noticeable that having the choice of any model he has ESL 57,s as his own speakers . I am sure you're will sound very good indeed after whatever work they needed . Would interested what Andrew did to cure the hum .

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Andrew certainly is a nice bloke, cured the hum and repaired something else as well, all for a reasonable cost. Haven't had time to listen much, but they do sound great now. Since changing to the correct tubes, the amp is in outstanding form. :lol:
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Time for an update, the Lumin U2 mini has been sold, I saw an ad wanting a U1 mini just before returning to the uk, a deal was struck, my thinking was I would use my Eversolo A6 in partner with my Soekris dac.. Looking on ebay :doh: I saw an Eversolo A8 for a bids sale with only a few hours left, would you believe I won. It was a returned item from the same seller I purchased the A6 from.

I haven't done a direct comparison A6 vs A8, the 8 is simply better. I did a quick A-B with the Soekris against the internal dac of the A8, the Soekris having slightly more body, I can still see some preferring the A8 though. I decided to go with using the A8 on it's own and resting the Soekris, you can see it with LPS on the bottom shelf, so now my rack looks like this.

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I swopped over my Quad's for Tuolihao's yesterday, thoroughly enjoying hearing these again. I'm now waiting on a SSD to put my music on for the internal storage in the A8, only listening to Qobuz at the moment. Have to say I am very happy with this simple, no fuss system.
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I've also swopped out the Phillips 6189's for Psvane 12AU7-T's in my Yaqin, another nice improvement right from the off. These are new tubes, purchased some time ago, for use in my RTFLYS amp and give extra clarity, yet still keeping a lovely warmth to the sound.

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Update. The Psvanes have now been swapped back to the Phillips 6189's, they were simply 'too' much, almost like a loudness button, ok at low level, but turn the volume up and :naughty: I have a pair of GE 6189's in Phnom Penh, I will bring them back with me on my next trip.
My Quad 57's are now gone, swapped for a pair of NVA Cube 3's with Savvypaul, ( hope you enjoyed listening to my brother's system ) a small regret but my room was not large enough to do them justice. I had always wanted to try them, well that box has been ticked and I know they have gone to a good home.
Ideally they would have been taken to Cambodia and replaced my JBL Control 1's, unfortunately they are too big and heavy for my hand luggage. I'm enjoying listening to them as I'm typing this, what will happen remains to be seen.
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antonio66 wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 9:43 am Update. The Psvanes have now been swapped back to the Phillips 6189's, they were simply 'too' much, almost like a loudness button, ok at low level, but turn the volume up and :naughty: I have a pair of GE 6189's in Phnom Penh, I will bring them back with me on my next trip.
My Quad 57's are now gone, swapped for a pair of NVA Cube 3's with Savvypaul, ( hope you enjoyed listening to my brother's system ) a small regret but my room was not large enough to do them justice. I had always wanted to try them, well that box has been ticked and I know they have gone to a good home.
Ideally they would have been taken to Cambodia and replaced my JBL Control 1's, unfortunately they are too big and heavy for my hand luggage. I'm enjoying listening to them as I'm typing this, what will happen remains to be seen.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The 57s are wonderful (sorry to rub it in). They do thrive with a minimum of 4 or 5 feet behind them. You'll have to pop up here to listen to them on the end of NVA and a Garrard, some time. Did you get the Derby winner?
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We certainly will have to pop up your way for a listen.
Backed the 2nd in The Derby, but got the winner of The Oaks (fillies equivalent) the day before.
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Glad you're sorted with your speakers now, I must say I liked the 57s I owned, but that must have been 15 years ago now. Hope the cubes work out.
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antonio66 wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:39 am
Backed the 2nd in The Derby
Same here at 15/2 ew. A friend backed the first past the post. Would have been in the money if it had a rider. :lol:
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