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R U STILL AMAZED BY YOUR SOUND SYSTEM????
#31
I have been thrilled with my Vivid Audio Giya G1's and twin devialet d premiers .. but it is time to upgrade.
vivid have a new flagship Giya , the G1 spirit which I get next Friday
vivid are allowing me to run both sets in my room for a month .. if I like the spirits I keep them and they trade my G1's in , or they take the spirits back..
Once I have decided which way to go , I'm going to upgrade my Dprems to 2x 250pros for a 1000pro type system
Im on a quest..my next eargasm has to be better than my last.. decided to splurge..

I can assure you that the issues you are having with the sabrinas will be setup and room issues
If you want to get the best out of them , you need a multipronged approach

No 1 .. speaker and chair positioning .. chair way more important .. you need to sit in an area that isnt a bass node or suckout .. room dictates more to where they are than speaker placement ... hence chair positioning priority
Lost more to tweak there , tilt , toe in , distances etc....

no2 .. room treatment .. best bang for the buck.. corner bass traps and some first reflection absorption/diffusion are bare minimum.. but fixing the room is VITAL

No 3 run a DSP room correction package like DIRAC .. best if you have done no 1 and 2 .. but works quite well all on its own
Roon/tidal- Squeezzebox touch  > Dual mono D premiers> Vivid Audio Giya G1 Spirits  - ...fully treated  dedicated 6x8m room
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#32
Vivid audio giya! Waouw! These are according to my dealer a beasts! Never heard them but red a lot about them.
Really appreciate your advises, and yes, i m really really enjoying them. First week , i had some bass blooming and image problem, after some placement adjustment, blooming gone , imaging good, soundstage huge.
I feel that bass can be defined better, can be tighter and more clear.
Placement of speakers : optimized , and in experimental phase now.
Listening position is goog as well: less than 1,2 * distance to speakers.
Room acoustics: i m sure bass traps, diffusers and absorbers will do wonder, the only limiting factor is the wife, and even myself, i like the design of my living room today .
I m studying the idea of asc tube traps on the corners,i like them, and they appear discrete and modern and very effective.
Regarding dirac, i need to read about it and see what good effects i can get.
A few other options fly in my mind also, like upgrading the power cord: i have the entry level from burmester, i think a good 500$ one can improve my dev200.
Sms200 with upgrade psu can un digitilise the sound more , for a natural , unfatiguing sound ... Etc etc
Anyway, i m very happy , enjoying my system and very enthousiast for the next tweaks and upgrades!


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(15-Apr-2017, 14:15)samsoum Wrote: A few other options fly in my mind also, like upgrading the power cord: i have the entry level from burmester, i think a good 500$ one can improve my dev200.
Sms200 with upgrade psu can un digitilise the sound more , for a natural , unfatiguing sound ... Etc etc
Anyway, i m very happy , enjoying my system and very enthousiast for the next tweaks and upgrades!


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In my opinion, HQPlayer will give a much more natural un-fatiguing sound with the right filter and will cost must less than a power cord.
Roon->HQPlayer->McIntosh C47->McIntosh MC301s>Transparent Super->Wilson Audio Sabrinas w/ Shunyata Denali, Rega RP8, Rega Apheta 2


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(15-Apr-2017, 15:30)Dr Tone Wrote:
(15-Apr-2017, 14:15)samsoum Wrote: A few other options fly in my mind also, like upgrading the power cord: i have the entry level from burmester, i think a good 500$ one can improve my dev200.
Sms200 with upgrade psu can un digitilise the sound more , for a natural , unfatiguing sound ... Etc etc
Anyway, i m very happy , enjoying my system and very enthousiast for the next tweaks and upgrades!


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In my opinion, HQPlayer will give a much more natural un-fatiguing sound with the right filter and will cost must less than a power cord.


Hi jeff,
I think i m gonna take the plunge for hqplayer, since it is usable with roon and sms200.i was just checking sms200 , and was very tempted
By an offer of 510$ including on year roon subscription( mine ends on mai); but it is unavailable!


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(13-Apr-2017, 09:18)samsoum Wrote: Very nice damon! I think also cables make Nice improvement ! I will never invest more than 1000 $ though on any cable wherever it is! May be on power conditionner, there are so f..... Expensive!

Thanks. Except for speaker cables, all of my recent cable purchases were well under $200.00 CDN each. And I went that way only because I could easily hear a difference. My wife could as well- esp the coax from the Sonos Connect- and if she can hear it, it must be there because she has no interest in this stuff.

I add this only because the recent cable changes, including the Analysis Plus Oval 9 (or Oval 8?) all made the sort of changes that, without a doubt, helped me get to the 'thrilled with my system' phase. And ideally, that will be the same as the 'I'm stopping here' point. Please, I'm stopping here..... stop, no more... argh. And the first person who says, 'another D220 and go dual mono' has to buy a round for the entire forum.
Damon
W4S Sonos Connect, VPI HW19 mkIII, D220 Pro, Lawrence Audio Violin SE, Analysis Plus Oval 9 speaker cable, Power cords and Coax cables in decorator colors
Vancouver, Canada
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#36
Hi,
I recently upgraded to audioquest redwood speaker cables. The improvement is tremendous.
It is truly like I am at a live performance. Resolution, quiet, full timber spectrum.

I auditioned them against nordost valhalla2, the valhallas were great but redwoods were completely effortless.
D1000pro, pro-ject signature 10, cadenza black cartridge, 2 shunyata anaconda cx power cords, shunyata talos, shunyata 20a zitron cobra power cord, aurender x100l with Kenneth Lau power supply with shunyata zitron alpha power cord , audio quest diamond USB, magnum dynalab 90t tuner, kimber 1121, audioquest redwood speaker cables, sonus faber Guarneri Hommage.

Second system.. d440pro, nordost tyr rca, classe ssp800, anthem pva4, AppleTV, direct tv, nordost heimdall hdmi,  hydra8, siltech ls88 speaker cables , Sonus Faber Amati anniversary

Third system... d-premier, Mitchell gyro se, quintet blue cartridge, sonos wyred4s, direct tv, AppleTV , hydra8, totem tress speaker cables,  sonus faber Cremona floor standing.[size=x-small]
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#37
Hi,
Samsca# great to hear that! You re lucky with pro1000, i m with dev200 and it Is outstanding ! Can t imagine even how good a 1000 can be!! My speaker cables are the satori from acoustic zen, very happy with them, my dealer is suggesting the vertere i auditioned them with during my listenning session with sabrina!
Rodney gold#i followed your advice n3 after finetuning advice n 1( acoustic treatment will take place on july :?advice n2)
DIRAC is kind of magic!
I was really happy to know that i didn t need to buy any microphone for testing and my macbookpro was enough at least for the begining.
After installing, and roughly taking the recording of the 9 positions with kids around ,and testing and comparing .... This is just umbelievable! I dont have any clue how this works but works!
I compared on the row, AIR 3.0.4, hq player and dirac all with ROON. DIRAC IS MUCH MUCH better than the 3: voices are more in the room, bass more defined and tighter, highs are precise , more air ,stunning really!
I can t imagine with some acoustic treatments......




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