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Thanks, I'm using Spendor S3/5 speakers too...

How do those fare from a 5, 10, and 15 ft. listening position? I have been interested in making some of these babies. Not the originals, I know :)

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Thanks!

The Spud is flea power - just a couple of watts - and couldn't drive the Spendors well direct from source.

When I put the VTL pre-amp in the loop the extra gain let the little potato really start to shine.

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Gorgeous photos parbaked :D

 

Whole system looks wonderful.

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How do those fare from a 5, 10, and 15 ft. listening position? I have been interested in making some of these babies. Not the originals, I know :)

I love all the incarnations of these speakers = small BBC monitors.

They work well near-field, on bookshelves or on stands out from walls, where they really shine.

There have been a few DIY/kit efforts that you can benefit from - namely Jeff Bagby's Continuum and Doug Stirling's Monacor based drop-in replacements.

The key is getting the crossover/drivers to create the 'acoustic scaling' without losing all efficiency.

Highly recommended, but better suited for 25+ high quality watts. I'm blown away that I can drive them with my Spud, though in a small room.

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I love all the incarnations of these speakers = small BBC monitors.

They work well near-field, on bookshelves or on stands out from walls, where they really shine.

There have been a few DIY/kit efforts that you can benefit from - namely Jeff Bagby's Continuum and Doug Stirling's Monacor based drop-in replacements.

The key is getting the crossover/drivers to create the 'acoustic scaling' without losing all efficiency.

Highly recommended, but better suited for 25+ high quality watts. I'm blown away that I can drive them with my Spud, though in a small room.

Thanks for the advice parbaked. I currently have a 50w First Watt amp and am looking to build more :evil:

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The Spud is in situ:

 

 

Source: Rega Planet/Rega P2/iPod

Power: VTL Maximal Pre-amp > Jef Larson SEP Spud

Cans: Grado MS2, Nakamichi Sp-7

 

Lovely... I'm diggin' the Sweet Potato reference. Will have some next week! :D

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Lovely... I'm diggin' the Sweet Potato reference. Will have some next week! :D

Sweet or savory or both...you'll have to let us know when you decide...

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Sweet or savory or both...you'll have to let us know when you decide...

 

No need to wait 'til next Monday... sweet! Baked Sweet Potatoes as a side dish with din-din AND Sweet Potato Pie after.;)

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Edited by Silent One - 12/17/13 at 11:15pm
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Some sweet potato right there! Oh mama!

 

 

(parbaked, your Spud looks dreamy in that alcove. Perfect.) 

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Yes, you can even stream full FLAC to your car. You can run the remote interface on Apple or Android. You can even connect other libraries from across the globe. You can literally do anything with JRiver, most people however only realize about 10% of its potential.
Would u mind explaining to me how this car streaming and connecting to other libraries work?
You should try jplay plugged into your jriver an you will see a big increase in sound quality. They have a free trial too
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Im a pc guy but that looks so clean and nice! The schiit also blends in nicely smily_headphones1.gif
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Would u mind explaining to me how this car streaming and connecting to other libraries work?
You should try jplay plugged into your jriver an you will see a big increase in sound quality. They have a free trial too

What?
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