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回覆 (121): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
Yes Sir, I'm going to get the Leak, sooner or later.  
 
Their ease of servicing is something I truly adore !  
 
limage
09-10-09
16:10:24
回覆 (120): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
I have a slightly better combo now!  
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Don't waste your time. Get a LEAK :-)  
 
 
Gingers
09-10-09
15:34:49
回覆 (122): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
The construction reminds me of the Quad 50E. Old school SS amp with transformer in and out.  
 
icefox
09-10-09
15:06:20
回覆 (121): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
Looks a little diy in the making (no offence to those diyers).  
 
There is an input matching transformer.  
 
 
cpsjj
09-10-09
13:13:31
回覆 (120): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
Gingers,  
 
The TPA 25D is with me now. Will have to modify the power supply socket first.  
 
 
cpsjj
09-10-09
13:11:50
回覆 (119): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
There is no more the need.  
 
I have a slightly better combo now!  
 
limage
09-10-09
10:34:56
回覆 (118): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
One of those that I had experienced consisted of a pair of LS3/5As, driven by a battery operated DNM pre-amp, the Quad 405.2 power and a Revox CD player. It was Limage's 2nd system when he lived in Taipo. I can still vividly recall the presence/texture of Belafonte's voice and the dynamics/attack of Marcus Miller's electric bass.  
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Any chance to listen to the same combo???  
 
 
Gingers
09-10-09
08:38:02
回覆 (123): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
Curious to know whether it matches LS3/5A :-)  
 
 
Gingers
09-10-08
21:58:18
回覆 (122): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
Well, people only care to look at the condition. Never mind the sound!  
 
You don't even have the chance to listen when you buy from ebay, do you?  
 
limage
09-10-08
11:42:54
回覆 (121): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
Don't forget my 3/5a has received the best of tender loving care. They are in perfect mint condition.  
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Limage,  
 
That is called dotage. A speaker is made to sound, not watch. MInt condition? May be the cabinet is, but the driver rubber surround must have become callous and sound callous too. :-)  
 
The worst sounding Stradivarius must be Paganini's Canon; which is put in the museum and never played.  
 
 
 
 
cpsjj
09-10-08
10:45:21
回覆 (120): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
He still has the LS3/5a too, but they are all dummies.  
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Yes CP, you are right. My 3/5a is there partly for status quo and partly for investment return. Don't forget my 3/5a has received the best of tender loving care. They are in perfect mint condition.  
 
limage
09-10-08
10:00:58
回覆 (119): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
he is very negative about battery operated preamps  
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No, I am not negative about battery operated amps. I just feel there is no more the need now to do so given the present state of highly refined AC power supply designs.  
 
limage
09-10-08
09:51:46
回覆 (118): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
He still has the LS3/5a too, but they are all dummies. :-)  
 
As far as I understand , he is very negative about battery operated preamps too, despite he has changed somewhat his view on the Nagra PLP.  
 
 
 
cpsjj
09-10-07
23:11:39
回覆 (117): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
Awful sounding systems, with expensive equipment and big speakers, are aplenty.  
 
Awesome sounding systems, with inexpensive equipment and small speakers, are hard to come by. One of those that I had experienced consisted of a pair of LS3/5As, driven by a battery operated DNM pre-amp, the Quad 405.2 power and a Revox CD player. It was Limage's 2nd system when he lived in Taipo. I can still vividly recall the presence/texture of Belafonte's voice and the dynamics/attack of Marcus Miller's electric bass. He still has in his hifi room in Sai Kung now the DNM and the Quad.  
 
They are both (British) solid state.  
 
davidchan
09-10-07
21:29:49
回覆 (116): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
Limage,  
 
What's the problem with solid state?  
 
Here's the history of HH Electronic :  
 
An engineer named Mike Harrison formed HH Electronic in 1968. His idea was to produce a professional solid state power amplifier suitable for broadcast use. He designed the now legendary TPA series amplifiers, many of which are still in use in studios all over the world. HH also won the coveted BBC contract to make the AM 8/12 amplifiers. But by 1970 HH was hungry for growth and looked to the consumer markets for feed. They decided the hifi market was too fickle but that the live music market held great possibilities. Harrison started from scratch to design and produce a range of guitar/bass/PA amplifiers that would sound good, stand electrical and mechanical abuse, be powerful and light in weight, and also incidentally decimate the then current solid state (and all other) musical opposition. So the "Music Range" (HH terminology and name) was born, and he succeeded somewhat.. What you also have to keep in mind is that while all this was going on in the 70's (and now seems very important to us) HH were busy supplying massive amounts of high end equipment to the lucrative broadcast, defence, aerospace and industrial markets. The Music range was just a small part of what they were doing at the time.  
 
 
 
cpsjj
09-10-07
15:07:01
回覆 (115): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
What the hell is HH? His Horn?  
 
Looks like all solid state.  
 
limage
09-10-07
14:50:07
回覆 (114): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
With xlr connection.  
 
May be it's easier for you to come to my place as my pair of 3/5a has xlr speaker terminal.  
 
 
 
cpsjj
09-10-07
13:11:03
回覆 (113): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
Gingers,  
 
If you have got tired with your Leaks driving the 3/5a, I have just got a pair of HH TPA25-D which were used by BBC to drive the 3/5a in their studios. You might want to know what the "standard BBC 3/5a combo" sounds as your reference.  
 
Will bring them to you.  
 
 
cpsjj
09-10-07
13:08:06
回覆 (112): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
hp122  
 
雙節快樂!!!  
 
看了閱兵  
軍容的整齊  
令人嘆止  
 
Gingers
09-10-02
06:23:33
回覆 (111): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
Gingers班长好!  
 
祝35a同学们国庆中秋,双节快乐呀……^^
hp122
09-10-01
23:13:09
回覆 (110): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
ginger,  
 
not at all. It feels funny to listen to the same pair of speaker that I sold you almost 9 years ago, and the Foundation Designer II too. Great to know that you are still using them day in day out.  
 
Your great collection of English tube amp really open my eyes. Luckily the Virtue 2 with the 130w smps did not embarrass itself too much.  
 
I wonder how my open baffle would sound with one of your amps.. ^^
Welborne
09-07-19
03:01:58
回覆 (109): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
CK  
 
Thanks for coming.  
Hope my set up not disappoint you :-)  
 
Gingers
09-07-18
21:33:25
回覆 (108): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
ginger, want to visit you this week, check pm, i will bring the Virtue power supply upgrade with me.
Welborne
09-07-13
18:05:18
回覆 (107): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
mind to give your rating on early Rogers GoldTag, Charwell vs. your beloved Spendor 15 ohm? As detail as possible, pls! I would like to know how LS3/5A die hard fans rank them. TQ!  
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KY  
 
I don't not have any ROGERS Gold Tag in my collection. No gold tag visited me before. Therefore it is difficult for me to rate it. I am not in a position to comment others' gold tag as the set up is different to mine. My Chartwell sounds sweet & elegant to my ears and I always put my Spendor on my speaker stand.  
 
Please don't take seriously to my comments. My ears are well known to be poor & not efficient.  
 
John  
 
Gingers
09-07-08
17:55:58
回覆 (106): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
I have to say thanks to Tim & Alan who allowed to drive the Rogers Gold Tag & Chartwell LS3/5A to have a direct comparison with the Shun Mook :-)  
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Gingers, mind to give your rating on early Rogers GoldTag, Charwell vs. your beloved Spendor 15 ohm? As detail as possible, pls! I would like to know how LS3/5A die hard fans rank them. TQ!
rsbn589
09-07-07
22:54:09
回覆 (105): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
Tim, congratulation on the new shop. Your vintage Mitsubishi (siting at the back) left quite an impression on me years ago at the late Andy Poon's shop in SSP. He was demoing the ASL Hurricane DT-200 mono blks combo with a Krell KPS 25SC with it, most memorable. After the audition, I bought the Hurricane.  
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Kris,  
 
Ours is the same pair as what you have listened to in SSP. We bouht that from his shop after Andy passed away.  
timtube
09-07-07
21:38:19
回覆 (119): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
That may also be the reason why V73 is only selling at 7~8kHKD. Should it be more user-friendly and so easily get to work, it may be selling at 30~40kHKD.  
 
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its sonic performance well justify this price tag.  
 
it is rare to get a power amp. of 30 - 40Khk$ to come close to V73 if it works under its normal setting and enviroment.  
 
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davwong
09-07-07
14:02:49
回覆 (118): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
the cheapest to get the v73 work proper is at least hk$40k.  
that is the reason why few owners of v73 would be able to get the best out of it  
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That may also be the reason why V73 is only selling at 7~8kHKD. Should it be more user-friendly and so easily get to work, it may be selling at 30~40kHKD.  
 
 
 
cpsjj
09-07-07
12:44:14
回覆 (117): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
you are right.  
 
my virtue 2 is cheaper, less than usd300, usd140 for the power supply upgrade. Well my V2 is free gift from the designer too.  
 
Welborne
09-07-07
12:33:35
回覆 (116): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
I have to try the v73 with a good matching preamp in my baffle. Many people told me good thing about those but i have yet to listen. Though one friend of mine has a perfect pair, but without a matching preamp..  
 
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the proper preamp. for v73 is either v72 or v76.  
a pair of v72 cost hk$20k without rack nor warranty to their condition.  
a pair of v76 cost hk$40k without rack nor warranty to their condition.  
the music first TVC cost hk$20k  
a pair of v73 cost 7-8k without rack nor warranty to their condition.  
the cheapest to get the v73 work proper is at least hk$40k.  
that is the reason why few owners of v73 would be able to get the best out of it.  
 
davwong
09-07-07
12:22:19
回覆 (115): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
guys i can't wait. Shall we have a gathering for that reason?
Welborne
09-07-07
01:56:54
回覆 (114): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
cp and Welbourne,  
 
Guys, if this V-series kit does make it to Welbourne's audio den, pls keep me post, I would love to taste some of these V-series poison.  
 
Cheers. E
icefox
09-07-07
01:05:44
回覆 (113): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
what is the passive volume doing up there?  
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That's the best part. You need it for the following reasons :  
 
1. to attenuate input signal to the V72 which has a fixed gain of 34dB and can only take signal of a few mV as it is a mic pre;  
2. to have high input impedance to match line source output impedance which is usually in the order of 1k ohm, the 600 ohm input transformer of the V72 would not be compatible;  
3. to have low output impedance to match the 600 ohm input of V72, not a lot of attenuator is matching.  
 
 
cpsjj
09-07-07
00:53:15
回覆 (112): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
The full set that makes the V73 works.  
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i should try to invite you, with these kids of yours to my room and feel how "poisonous" they are.  
 
what is the passive volume doing up there?
Welborne
09-07-07
00:35:45
回覆 (111): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
The full set that makes the V73 works.  
 
 
 
cpsjj
09-07-07
00:12:58
回覆 (110): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
The Maihak V73 remains the BEST amp what-so-ever for efficient and OB speaker. I stand by my conclusion until you would enlighten me with anything I haven't done right.  
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I have to try the v73 with a good matching preamp in my baffle. Many people told me good thing about those but i have yet to listen. Though one friend of mine has a perfect pair, but without a matching preamp..
Welborne
09-07-06
23:07:57
回覆 (109): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
I indeed have used some tripath based amp to drive my friend's LS3/5a, the whole thing sounds out of juice if you know what i mean  
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Welborne,  
 
I look forward to listening to your beef-uped V2 driving the marvellous fullrange OB and see what I have not done enough to make this little wonder as awing as you have described. Your experience with the 3/5a must not be typical with the V2 as I found the V2 as good as any other amp that drives the 3/5a. It's powerful enough with 35~55W power under its belt, it's sound is warm and smooth, more similar to tube amp than even the Bedini, hell of an amp at this budget range. It is so good that we keep increasing our expectation and tend to stretch the amp which quickly reaches its limit. To expect it to be comparable to legends like the 12.1, Bedini, V69 etc. is just way too much. Afterall it is just a budget amp and I will be more than happy using it to drive a pair of 3/5a on my office desk. The fact that it can drive the ESL57 without being damaged is already a huge merit. My Bedini puffed when connected to the ESL clearly indicated that it is not in perfect health and yet it still beat the V2 hands down with absolute ease.  
 
I have tried almost everything with the V2, giving it a bigger power supply, bypassing the volume pot and replacing it with the best of preamps, driving all sorts of speakers, super efficient to torturing impossible including LS3/5a, Spendor BC1, ESL57, Spica TC-50, KLH Model 6, Telefunken mini horn and the 10" Klangfilm full range OB which you praised so highly. The Maihak V73 remains the BEST amp what-so-ever for efficient and OB speaker. I stand by my conclusion until you would enlighten me with anything I haven't done right.  
 
 
cpsjj
09-07-06
20:38:19
回覆 (108): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
cp,  
 
I can understand why you say those words about the V2. I indeed have used some tripath based amp to drive my friend's LS3/5a, the whole thing sounds out of juice if you know what i mean. System matching is probably more important with this new age amp than tube amp or more traditional SS like your Bendini.  
 
YOu can come to my place to listen to the V2 with the new power supply, they are the better of most of the other amps that have passed through my room the last few months. I am sure there are better amps out there, but I would have to spend much more, and may not get the same "high definition" sound that I keep chasing. The other amp that i like in my room is a 300b pp monoblock which has more "juice" than the V2, but arguably not as detailed as those "t".
Welborne
09-07-06
14:21:27
回覆 (108): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
Very true, the 12.1 is notorious for her rich sonority, a trait particularly appealing  
to gingers whose ears are incurably vulnerable to the charm of the female voices.  
 
limage
09-07-06
12:17:01
回覆 (107): LS 3/5A 粉絲 一品窩
 
 
 
they would have made quite a quantum leap in ability to drive the ls3/5a  
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Welborne,  
 
The V2 makes wonder, but not miracle. Whatever additive or supplement it is given, it remains a midget in front of the giants. There was no problem the V2 driving the 3/5a at all, much to say it was better than many other amplifiers. My misfortune was due to the fact that Gingers never underestimated whatever I brought to his place and his warmed up his king of 3/5a amplifier, the 12.1, ready for the challenge. The V2 can competently challenge many manly amplifiers but it is not that much of a giant killer.  
 
I advise you not to disappoint yourself.  
 
 
cpsjj
09-07-06
11:35:01