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Derkoli

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About Derkoli

  • Title
    McIntosh, yo.

Contact Methods

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    DM me for disc

Profile Information

  • Location
    Looe, Cornwall, UK
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Audio, MTB, Lead climbing, bouldering, sailing, buying audio stuff, making money for that audio stuff, dropping graphics cards, browsing r/audiophile
  • Occupation
    Getting annoyed about in-audible distortion.

System

  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG STRIX X570-E
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z NEO 64GB
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RTX 2080Ti Aorus Extreme
  • Case
    Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 4 Rev. 2
  • Storage
    ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB M.2-2280 NVME SSD for current projects, 1 x 1TB WD Blue for programs, 1 x 500gb Seagate HDD for just photos, M.2 for OS
    32TB NAS Just for music/projects.
  • PSU
    BitFenix Formula Gold 750W
  • Display(s)
    3 x Samsung C32HG70
    Sony VPL-VW760ES Projector
  • Cooling
    Corsair H150i PRO
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G213 PRODIGY
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Sound
    Main system (stereo setup):

    3 HiFi-Racks Podium Reference gear racks

    2 McIntosh MC1.25kW Power Amplifier's

    2 McIntosh MC2301 Power Amplifier's

    McIntosh MEN220 Crossover/Room-Correction

    McIntosh C53 Pre-Amplifier

    CHORD Electronics DAVE DAC

    McIntosh MVP901 Blu-Ray/SACD player

    McIntosh MP1100 Phono Pre-Amplifier

    McIntosh MS500 Music Streamer

    32TB NAS

    Chord Shawline RCA's

    Chord Shawline XLR's

    QED Supremus Speaker Wire

    PMC Fact Fenestria Loudspeakers

    Radialstrahler mbl 101 X-treme Loudspeakers

    IsoTek EVO3 Super Titan Power Conditioner

    Audioquest NRG-Y3 Power Cables

    VPI Avenger Reference Turntable

    VPI Avenger Feet

    JMW 12-3DR Tonearm

    SME Model 15 Turntable

    SME 309 Tonearm

    Clearaudio Essence MC Cartridge

    Ortofon MC WindFeld TI Cartridge

    Grado Epoch Lineage Reference Cartridge



    Measurement focused setup:

    2x Crown I-Tech 5000HD

    JBL M2 Loudspeakers

    QED XT40i 4x 3M Speaker Cable

    Matrix Audio X-SABRE Pro MQA DAC

    Chord Shawline XLR's

    IsoTek EVO3 Super Titan Power Conditioner

    Audioquest NRG-Y3 power cables



    Stuff for mixing/mastering:

    Studio 1:

    2x Martin Audio MSX Subwoofers

    8x Martin Audio MLA Mini Line Arrays (4 per side, ceiling mounted)

    6x Shure SM85 Microphones

    10x Shure SM57 Microphones

    Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone

    2x Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone

    Beyerdynamic DT1770 Pro Headphones

    7 Adam Audio S5H Monitors

    Chord Shawline XLR interconnects

    2 Genelec 7380SAM Subwoofers

    Allen & Heath ZED436 Mixer

    RME ADI-2 Pro FS USB Audio Interface

    Drawmer MC7.1 Monitor Controller

    IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Monitor Isolation



    Studio 2:

    Mackie 3204-VLZ4 32 Channel Analogue Mixer

    Mackie 2404-VLZ4 24 Channel Analogue Mixer

    6x Shure SM85 Microphones

    10x Shure SM57 Microphones

    Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone

    2x Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone

    Beyerdynamic DT1770 Pro Headphones

    Genelec 8351APM Studio Monitors

    IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Monitor Isolation

    RME ADI-2 Pro FS USB Audio Interface

    Drawmer MC7.1 Monitor Controller

    Genelec 7380SAM Subwoofer



    Studio 3:

    Mackie 3204-VLZ4 32 Channel Analogue Mixer

    Mackie 2404-VLZ4 24 Channel Analogue Mixer

    6x Shure SM85 Microphones

    10x Shure SM57 Microphones

    Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone

    2x Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone

    Beyerdynamic DT1770 Pro Headphones

    Focal SM9 Studio Monitors

    IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Monitor Isolation

    RME ADI-2 Pro FS USB Audio Interface

    Drawmer MC7.1 Monitor Controller

    Genelec 7380SAM Subwoofer



    Studio 4:

    Mackie 3204-VLZ4 32 Channel Analogue Mixer

    Mackie 2404-VLZ4 24 Channel Analogue Mixer

    6x Shure SM85 Microphones

    10x Shure SM57 Microphones

    Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone

    2x Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone

    Beyerdynamic DT1770 Pro Headphones

    Crown I-Tech 9000HD Power Amplifier

    PMC MB2S loudspeakers

    IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Monitor Isolation

    RME ADI-2 Pro FS USB Audio Interface

    Drawmer MC7.1 Monitor Controller

    Genelec 7380SAM Subwoofer



    Stuff for home theater:

    Sony VPL-VW760ES Projector

    Chord Shawline XLR

    AudioQuest NRG Y3 Power Cables

    PC as Source

    PMC Fact Fenestria

    McIntosh MC1.25kW monoblocks

    2 Genelec 7380 SAM Subwoofer's

    PMC Fact 10.C

    4 PMC Twenty 5 22 height speakers

    2 PMC Fact 8

    4 PMC Fact 12

    Yamaha CX-A5200 11.2 channel processor

    Bryston SP4 32 channel processor

    McIntosh MVP901 Blu-Ray/SACD player

    2 Yamaha MX-A5200 11 channel power amplifier

    100 Metres Chord C-SCREEN speaker wire

    IKEA SKOGSTA as plinths for the spikes on the speakers

    2 IsoTek EVO3 Super Titan Power Conditioners



    Multi-Room Audio:

    4 X Sonos Connect

    8 X KEF LS50 loudspeaker's

    Emotiva A-800 8 channel power amplifier

    Chord C-SCREEN speaker wire



    TV/Living room setup:

    Hegel H190 Integrated Amplifier

    Chord Company Epic speaker cable's

    Q Acoustics Concept 500 speakers



    Headphone setup:

    IsoTek EVO3 Sirius Power conditioner

    Chord Shawline XLR's

    Sennheiser HDV820 Headphone Amplifier

    Loxjie P20 Headphone Amplifier

    Schiit YGGDRASIL DAC

    Sennheiser HD800s

    Sennheiser HD598CS

    Philips RP-HT225

    Audeze LCD-24

    Abyss AB 1266 PHI TC



    PC speaker's:

    Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 Sound Card (For Microphone Input)

    JBL LSR308 MkII monitors

    Little Bear MC2 pre-amp

    Schiit YGGDRASIL DAC

    Staag XLR cable's



    Listening room:

    Fully treated with GIK Acoustics

    Semi-Suspended + Floating floor

    64A Power Cabling (yes, I need this much power.)

    160,000 Amp Surge Arrestor

    32A Power sockets (CEE Plug)

    25 foot width

    35 foot length



    Sources:

    2500 ish CD's

    250 ish Vinyl LP/EP's

    Tidal HiFi

    32TB of locally stored FLAC/DSD/MQA



    Random bits and bobs (mostly for troubleshooting):

    AKG P4 Microphone

    Behringer UMC22 Audio Interface

    Polk T50 Floorstanding Speakers

    Sony SS-NX1 Standmount Speakers

    Cambridge Audio TOPAZ AM5 Amplifier

    Little Bear T7 Phono Pre-Amp

    Lots of KabelDirekt RCA Cables

    And one unhappy girlfriend.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 home 64Bit
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  1. The balanced output with the stock tubes sounds very much like a normal, solid state amplifier. Remember, the P20 is a hybrid amplifier, so the tube's don't make as much of a difference as they would in a fully tube based design.
  2. No, these aren't equivalents. I was able to find these 1968 Soviet tubes: https://www.amazon.com/6N3P-double-triode-tubes-Equivalent/dp/B00EG3Z1C4/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=6cc42&qid=1611015073&sr=8-2 They seem to be good quality, they have good reviews and would work very well in your amplifier.
  3. Not all tubes are the same. You have different types, Different sockets, Different heater voltages etc. Quite often the main difference is that each pin does something different on a different tube. What the heater plate pin is on one tube, might be the input on another. Aslong as the tubes you buy are a matched pair of one type in the image above, they'll work fine. Don't try to use a tube that isn't supported by the amplifier, as you'll either kill the tube, the amp, or both. Let's put it this way, a GM100 tube is a bit big to fit in your amp.
  4. The tubes will change the sound. You can also use this chart to see what other types of tubes work with your amplifier: http://www.worldtubecompany.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=TSL-CHINA So, as the amp comes with 6N3, these will work: I would take a look at the GE Jan 5670 if you want more mids/treble. If you want some more "gooey" tube sound, you could try and find some Western Electric 396A's. The GE Jan's are about £20 a pair, while the Western Electrics are £110~ a pair. Careful, tube rolling ca
  5. I think the P20 is an excellent little amplifier, and the stock tubes aren't hugely awful. (it comes with 2 copy-cat chinese tubes) Just make sure the tubes are compatible, and you should be good. The old-ish soviet ones are typically pretty decent.
  6. Alot of really cheap headphones are made, and are basically e-waste as soon as they roll of the production line. I could walk into poundland and nab myself a pair of earbuds for £1. They ain't gonna last long. Not all headphones are disposable. God no. I'm not disposing my 7k Abyss headphones after using them a few times. Absolutely not. Try to buy from a different brand next time. JBL's professional gear is top notch, but their cheap headphones aren't, Harman just doesn't put the R&D resources towards it, they could be making 100's of thousands from selling a coupl
  7. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Didn't want anything too gaudy, and I think the Crayon and black works well, with the yellow seatbelts for a tiny bit of colour. Now here's to hoping it does arrive in May, or sometime around there. Would be nice to use it once or twice next summer. What model were you thinking of getting? I quite like some of the 911 Targa's.
  8. They seem to be these in white: https://www.kantoaudio.com/powered-speakers/yu2/
  9. Like @tikker said, Atom's have differing sizes. Assume the radius of a specific atom, then use the formula V = 4/3 πr³ to find the volume. Then put both the Neutron and Atom's volume into a fraction to find the ratio of the volumes.
  10. After pretty much doing 13 hour days, 7 days a week for this full past year, I've decided to buy something other than audio gear. Surprise surprise, Derkoli not buying speakers. After being a Porsche fan boy since I was 13~ I decided I wanted a Porsche. Ideally, I would have a 956C, but that's a bit out of my reach. I decided on this 1969 911 E 2.0 LHD Unfortunately, it sold before I could reserve it. So I went off and tried to decide on something else, and finally picked a 2020 911/992 Turbo S with bits and bobs on it. I
  11. Derkoli

    Car audio

    I suspect the 6.5" drivers in the doors are full range then. They probably sound awful because well, a 6.5" driver typically has awful treble unless its a Ribbon, Radialstrahler, or other non-dynamic driver.
  12. Derkoli

    Car audio

    Based on a quick Google search, it seems they just have full range, kinda crappy looking drivers. If they are indeed full range, then they're getting a full range signal from the head unit/Amplifier, which means that a coaxial 6.5" speaker can easily be fitted. If they aren't full range, that'd be very odd as you wouldn't be getting any treble.
  13. Derkoli

    Car audio

    Really, just look for general quality. Focal and Kenwood make some really good stuff for cars. Be aware that any speaker will work your head unit. However, the more efficient the speaker is, the louder it will get with your current head unit. Look for efficiency, tweeters (if your current car speakers have them), general quality of the basket, diaphragm, surround etc and that the installer seems to know what they're talking about. You may also want to get acoustic treatment for the internals of the doors to cut down on some resonance and other issues. This s
  14. Got some offset bushings to drop my BB height a bit, and slacken the head angle off to 63.28 degrees. Bike is feeling very good now. Longer fork, Shimano drivetrain again (SRAM was bloody annoying), Hope bits and bobs everywhere, Now some offset bushings. Also ordered a "thing" from Porsche, but I'll make a post about that another time.
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    1. TetraSky

      TetraSky

      Eh, sounds like the truth to me.

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