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  1. #51

    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

    Sr. Fernando, sempre na procura do Santo Graal ��
    Então e esses tweeters (os seus) já estão operacionais?
    Presumo que sim, excelentes notícias portanto.
    Um abraço
    Vitor
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  2. #52

    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

    Olá Vitor,

    Sim, já está tudo bem obrigado. Daí andar novamente activo nestas coisas do áudio.
    O sistema é que é sempre o mesmo. Mas mexendo aqui e ali o desempenho lá vai melhorando.

    Grande abraço

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    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

    Great news!

    Fico genuinamente satisfeito de saber!

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    Ok, I think this is the end of presentation…

    FUSES

    I tried several as you can see. Bussman; AMR, AHP; Hifi Tuning; Synergistic Research; Audiofidem (*) and Audio Magic (**)



    And my option was… Audio Magic!

    Audiofidem (made by a friend of mine) are wonderful too. They are absolutely neutral. But Audio Magic, in my system, have a more bodied sound. Lyngdorf sound is a little cold so they match perfectly. I guess Audiofidem will be perfect in those systems with lots a bass and even a little dark sound.

    (*) http://allforhifi.com/index.php?id_c...oller=category

    (**) https://store.jaguaraudiodesign.com/...-liquid-fuses/

    Best fuses: Audio Magic (Super) and Audiofidem (Blackfidem). Both brands are way ahead of others.

    Best Buy: AMR (a bargain). AHP has a close sound but a little more expensive.

    Hifi Tuning and Synergistic Research – don´t work on my system.

    Bussman – a little better than the regular ones.

    … yes, lots of audiophiles just don´t believe in fuses! Each one makes their choices!

    Live!

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    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

    Fuses are the one thing I have not played just because then I talked to Nordost in regards to the fuse in the QB MK II power distribution.

    They indicated I was already set on the high quality spec’d fuse they incorporate and don’t need to worry about it and also include a spare which I find odd they didn’t charge for like everything else.


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  7. #57

    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

    I already had the opportunity to try the Quantum (QRT4) in my system and just loved the effect. Probably this results from the use of a good fuse.


    As for those, I changed one in the CD player, one in the pre and two in the power (one in the power zone and another in the capacitors zone).


    Note:
    After answering I saw this in the QRTBASE features

    Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 63 x 120mm
    Input: 15A IEC
    Output: US, Schuko or 13A UK
    Fuse: None

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    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    I already had the opportunity to try the Quantum (QRT4) in my system and just loved the effect. Probably this results from the use of a good fuse.


    As for those, I changed one in the CD player, one in the pre and two in the power (one in the power zone and another in the capacitors zone).


    Note:
    After answering I saw this in the QRTBASE features

    Dimensions (WxHxD): 460 x 63 x 120mm
    Input: 15A IEC
    Output: US, Schuko or 13A UK
    Fuse: None
    Maybe Version 1 has no fuse, mine does and this is from their site;

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Dimensions (WxHxD):


    QB4 (US, EU and AUS) – 234 x 67 x 120mm
    QB6 (UK ) – 460 x 67 x 120mm
    QB8 (US, EU and AUS) – 460 x 67 x 120mm
    Input:

    C-14 IEC (15/10amp)
    C-20 IEC (20/16amp) (QB8 and QB6 Only)
    Output: US, EU (Schuko), Australian or 13A UK
    Fuse: Yes

    And a picture of mine




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    Speakers: Wilson Alexias
    Cabling: Nordost Valhalla 2/Odin: power, interconnects & speaker | Ansuz: C2 power & interconnect | Audioquest Diamond RJ45’s
    Power: Stromtank S1000 | Nordost QRT series | CAD GC1 | Furutech FP55SN cable from 20 amp breakers to Furutech GTX D NSF packages | Keces P3 & P8 | ADD POWR Sorcer 4 | Environmental Potential EP2050
    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | etherREGEN | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss








  9. #59

    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

    I saw on the website of the portuguese dealer. The information is probably out of date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    I saw on the website of the portuguese dealer. The information is probably out of date.
    No problem, that’s why we are all here to learn, and share Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)


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    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | etherREGEN | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss








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    I almost forgot about the subwoofer (Martin Logan Dynamo)
    Perhaps because it took me some time to assume that it is indispensable.
    It's good?
    They say yes, but I confess that I have never had another or made comparisons of subwoofers.
    One thing I can say to those who only use one: there is no other place than the center of the speakers. The position of a subwoofer is as indifferent as cables are...


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    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

    Well, I´ll be thinking about vibrations so i decide to try a different rubber under the gear (CD and Pre)




    And i swear things got a little better.


    (there´s a fog in the air but is coming from the tlevision )

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    May i shout?

    It´s all about clean power and vibrations control.

    Last weekend did some more experiences with the feet of the gear.
    One can smile but i tell you: a lifetime can even not be enough to choose the perfect match
    My best sound so far

    And i feel like it is Christmas time


    delicate


    or frightening

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    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

    Spock, so many don’t address power at the source and omit consideration towns vibration. If your foundation is not solid, your house crumbles.


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    That´s my point.
    Of course, good gear makes the difference. but they do even more if they have solved / improved the power and the vibrations.


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    I don't get video. What does it mean on my phone. You also posted 3 video that are basically black. I can't see anything. Were you trying to show the sound change between 3 different materials.

    I am interested in what your finding with footers. Your onto rubber of some density. Have you tried cones, beads, blocks. I can't do pictures on Audioshark but I have tied plywood, corian, beads, felts and insulation. The components tell me what they want. There is definitely a gain when used right. Done wrong they rob various artifacts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    ...You also posted 3 video that are basically black. I can't see anything. Were you trying to show the sound change between 3 different materials.

    ...The components tell me what they want. There is definitely a gain when used right. Done wrong they rob various artifacts.
    Hi Kingrex


    The vídeos are “black” because i made them at night, almost without light (only tv)
    Try to "see" in a computer with some headphones. I think you can compare with my other vídeos and notice the global improvement. Yes, i think the camera caught the improvement.
    I chose 3 different types of music to show the liquidity and separation of the voices, the extension and harmonics in the high frequencies and the power of the bass that makes me now be very, very careful with the volume.
    You are completely right when you say that the components tell us what they want. A friend of mine says that “sounds acquires the characteristics of the materials we use" and is completely right too. What i recently found is they don´t like soft materials, like soft rubber etc.
    I challenge everyone to discover what is best for them. For example, if we talk about speakers supports it depends a lot on the type of floor that each house has. Everyone should try by themselves!

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    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

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    This is some of what I use. I cut corian into 1.5" squares. I dimple the top and put a soft bead in the center. The bead material matters a lot. I use Drusey. Lava is similar. My preamps like a bead. The server and dac do not like the bead. They like a piece of insulation under the square. All my front end gear likes a corian base on top of my rack material. Except my preamp. It liked a piece of dense plywood, with a bead on the corian square. My phono preamp has felt under the corian on top of the rack. My amps are on 2" thick acrylic platforms.

    I don't mass load the tops of anything. But my TT power supply sits on my server top. It is kind of heavy with rubber feet. I don't hear any negative effects with it on my server. I don't hear any positive either. I have gotten away with trying all sorts of feet combinations with all my gear for maybe $100. And they make a very big gain in performance.

    Keep up the post. I love to see tweaks that work.
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    …always trying something...
    I made some "design" on the rubber that stays under the stones that are under the speakers and subwoofer.
    And i think it's better not make contact across all the surface.



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    Re: Spock system (the importance of fine tuning)

    Send a close up. What type of rubber?

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    I'm already trying other material but here it is..



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