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Restarting my hifi journey
« on: September 01, 2020, 22:41 »
Been from echoloft days to nowadays in xtremeplace, there was a long period of break in my life not into hifi.

Now I am back again to this hobby.

A pair of humble AE 301 bookshelf speakers has been sitting around and getting the following gears soon:

1) Used Naim integrated (with RCA input & pre-out for subwoofer connection)
2) New Nord Easy-Stream Connect Pro V3 (a streamer with Android & IOS apps which needs an external DAC)
3) New Denafrips Ares ii DAC

Hope to achieve a decent Deezer streaming setup with the above gears.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2020, 22:46 by kinger »

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 17:28 »
^^^^^^^^^^

hope you have fun rediscovering all the joys of listening to music!

i'm very new to this myself, but i realize, nothing else matters as long as you yourself are happy and enjoying!

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 19:29 »
Thanks bro. The music to one's ears is very subjective.

Having said that, i have managed to listen to the newly released yamaha AS series integrated amp, AS1200/2200/3200 at PS flagship store over the weekend.

I had listened to the AS1200 demo and its strengths seemed to be on its clarity and bassline. But i felt the demo was not able to justify the integrated amp's full potential.

The integrated amp was connected to its Main-in via the WXC-50 streamer Pre-out. This is an integrated amp but why was the demo tested on its power amp section but not its pre-amp section?

With the benefit of doubt, i then proceeded to Anson Audio at The Adelphi and the in-charge person was kind enough to suggest a demo after he has run-in his AS1200, which takes about a week..
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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 09:09 »
^^^^^^^^^


i suppose those just arrived locally. those power meters are so sexy!

Hmmmmmm, that's weird that it's used as power only. i would think most ppl would buy it for the integrated function/ one box solution. please share back after you've heard the setup at anson audio!



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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2020, 09:27 »
Do upgrade your speakers as they're doing injustice to the current setup. Cheers.

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2020, 10:30 »
Need to save money 1st...haha

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2020, 10:33 »
Anyone experience KECES amp before? I happened to see a pre dac/pwr combo on Music Image website....look nice though

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2020, 14:03 »
Collected Nord...



« Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 16:03 by kinger »

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2020, 14:13 »
Was contemplating the Nord streamer, pls do share your review opinion  ;D

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2020, 14:15 »
Was contemplating the Nord streamer, pls do share your review opinion  ;D

haha...ok.

Mine is without the ES chip inside but normal chip, hence, it is the lower cost alternative since i am running it with an external DAC.

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2020, 22:54 »
^^^^^^^^^
i suppose those just arrived locally. those power meters are so sexy!
Hmmmmmm, that's weird that it's used as power only. i would think most ppl would buy it for the integrated function/ one box solution. please share back after you've heard the setup at anson audio!

Teaser......

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2020, 23:35 »

Teaser......


Congratz on your new purchase... ;D
« Last Edit: September 09, 2020, 23:37 by kinger »

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2020, 23:38 »
Collected Nord...










You sound like I've just deal with you . Thank you for the purchase . Shall wait for your review

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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2020, 23:40 »
You sound like I've just deal with you . Thank you for the purchase . Shall wait for your review

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Yes sir...DJ... ;D

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Re: Restarting my hifi journey
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2020, 23:48 »
^^^^^^^^^


i suppose those just arrived locally. those power meters are so sexy!

Hmmmmmm, that's weird that it's used as power only. i would think most ppl would buy it for the integrated function/ one box solution. please share back after you've heard the setup at anson audio!
Zephyr11 bought the Nord with 9038 DAC hahahahaha.

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