but since kef doesnt make the drivers anymore since decade plus ago.. someday the ls3/5 will go out of production.
stirling broadcast's made a new "bbc certified" ls3/5a and they come in awesome cabinets.. sounds pretty good.. 2.4k at music by design.. (but they were driven by a pair of $22k monoblocks during the audition... *wavac cough*)
linn also made some ls3/5s known as linn kans.. they were designed to have reinforced bass when positioned near the wall..
spendor too had a ls3/5, but eventually due to the easy failure of the kef b110 woofer.. they eventually came up with their own version of the 3/5, by turning the original ls3/5 sideways and using their proprietary drivers.. known as s3/5 or s3/5se..
the hype about the ls3/5 was due to hongkongers popularizing it.. in hk they just dont have space for massive audio setups and the ls3/5 was doing a good nearfield confined job.. :P that was how the ls3/5 became $600 -> $2000 used now
chezburgr i can haz?
Anybody remember Mr. Joe Lee of Hi-Fi Corner in Adelphi during the 1990s? I still keep in touch with him, and he is a photographer like many of us here.
Last edited by photobum; 15th October 2008 at 09:23 PM.
Ah, I did have a AN DAC 1x but not Signature. Signature was beyond my budget at that
time. It was coupled with a CEC TL-2X. AN has a certain thing about their tube sound.
I ever had a P1 SE as power amp and Croft Vitale as a pre-amp.
After I was bitten by tube sound, I do not seem to be able to go back
Btw, good combo.
Last edited by jasonlcs; 15th October 2008 at 10:08 PM.
I remembered Mr Lee of Hi-fi Corner. He did run ads on Sat newspaper to recommend
CDs. Go to his shop almost every weekend to buy CDs. That's the BBB of audiophile.
Always finding that special CDs to test the equipment that one has brought.
His shop concept was quite unique at that point in time.
Last edited by photobum; 16th October 2008 at 06:51 AM.
Oxidized contacts will affect the sound of your system, shd do contact cleaning once in a while, when I was more into the hobby several years back, I clean them almost once a month..
You can try Caig products, they are pretty good and will make your system sounds refreshing again..
I ever asked Joe if he has the intention to revive Hi-Fi Corner again. His reply was 'no'. As such, Hi-Fi Corner will always remain in our mind as fond memories of the past.
Last edited by photobum; 16th October 2008 at 06:49 AM.
The hifi corner is at adelphi 3rd floor at the back row? Used to buy "low-fi" like rotel/marantz/arcam in the mid 1990s brand new,now into even "lower-fi", buying the same old products from the 1990s at minimal cost...haha. Looking for a china tube amp and a full range speaker now as well.Maybe a Jolida 1701 and a Loth-x BS-1?
Ah, the cassette tape. I started with a cassette tape date (Technics, I think),
Pioneer speakers, Mission Cyrus amp. The Nakamichi decks were the dream
decks of those days. Anyone remember the Yahama showroom at Sg Plaza?
Wow, Luxman! Remember that some Luxman amps have tubes inside their sets too.
Last edited by photobum; 18th October 2008 at 08:31 AM.
Wow ! This thread certainly brings out all the audiophiles from the photgs' woodwork.To be
honest I am into Hometheater also.From DVDs now graduated to Blu-Rays.Geezus!
Wow....this thread has taken a life of its own. I'm done with my questions but I shall keep this thread open for audiophiles and for me to learn something from you guys here. Keep going!
now blu-ray player is roughly 600bucks. how much does a a Blu-ray movies cost?
DVD quality is good enough.