alex_bolotnikov

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Big speakers in small room at moderate volume levels
After two weeks of tests I need to say that such big speakers as JBL 4367 sound excellent even in my small room (13x18x8). Much better than previous B&W 803 Matrix S2. Of course after full acoustic adaptation of the room. 
Big speakers in small room at moderate volume levels
Depends on speakers. I have JBL 4367 in a very small room - about 22 sq.meter - but the sound is great.¬† 
Sony CDP-XA7ES vs CEC TL-1 transport
Need to say that with the new laser my CEC has no problems with discs now! Cheap and very easy to replace) Interesting that the new laser mechanism has a metal body while the old one is made of plastic...Btw what grease should I use for laser's ra... 
Sony CDP-XA7ES vs CEC TL-1 transport
Thank you all for the replies! I've ordered a new laser for my TL-1. Will try to replace it first. 
Sony CDP-XA7ES vs CEC TL-1 transport
After a week with Esoteric decided to return it back. Still searching for an equal replacement for CEC) 
Sony CDP-XA7ES vs CEC TL-1 transport
Finally got a replacement - Esoteric P2s. ¬†Absolutely different transports - cec seems to be more detailed but esoteric has better bass... 
Sony CDP-XA7ES vs CEC TL-1 transport
One more thing - I want to replace CEC with a front loading transport. Because after buying a vinyl player there is not much space for a top loading device... 
Sony CDP-XA7ES vs CEC TL-1 transport
I will try to replace the laser but according to the previous owner the full inspection was done about a year ago... Right now this CEC somitime doesn't ready even original CD. Not talking about disks produced for local Russian market or CD-Rs... 
Question to owners of Luxman C-600f/M-600a
The first question is closed) The solution was very easy as I expected... 
Esoteric or CEC cd-transport
One question regarding my purchase. I see some non-factory upgrades on the back panel... What is it?[img]https://content-19.foto.my.mail.ru/mail/alex_bolotnikov/11/s-330.jpg[/img] 
Esoteric or CEC cd-transport
As a result I chose CEC TL-1. Compare to TEAC VRDS 20 the sound was much better imo. 
Esoteric or CEC cd-transport
As an option I also consider TEAC VRDS 10 or 20 - they are even cheaper. Don't think that Luxman will work here - they aren't famous for their CD players. 
Pream question
Well maybe something is wrong with my ears or with my system or with BAT amp... The new DR tubes made the sound better (a crazy price for 35 years old soviet stuff btw...) but still I'm not satisfied. The sound of LS5 is more detailed, more "surro... 
Pream question
Everything is well with CAPs - the problem was with bad soldering. That's a good news)Spent some money and got NOS P-DR tubes. Will try them during the weekend... 
Pream question
There is a permanent noise coming from the left block of caps. I took the amp to the service center and I'm waiting for their conclusion. In case the problem is with caps - it's better to start searching for the replacment parts now as I doubt tha...