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In Reply to: RE: Time for a science project posted by svisner on February 06, 2020 at 10:36:44
First result are encouraging. Unit seems well built. Low noise floor. Listened to Boyce Symphonies on a Barclay Crocker tape using some high end roll off. Wonderful detail and soundstage. Sounds "unconstrained.". Listened via McIntosh 240 amp and Wharfedale Lintons.
This evening, I installed Monoprice RCA to XLR cables between my tape deck and the equalizer, and between the equalizer and the system front end (Denon) and amplifier (McIntosh 240). For an audition: Barclay Crocker Rachmaninoff. I used the equalizer to adjust high end Dolby B compensation. The equalizer allows for settings of up to 6 or 12 db cut or boost per frequency channel. I like the solid feel foo the XLR cables (though I know this is still unbalanced). As for the sound - enormous soundstage; in fact, even an SACD sounds a bit thin in comparison.
You might want to consider using a Dolby playback unit as a way to enjoy those Barclay Crocker tapes. Dolby noise reduction is a dynamic compression/expansion system and an EQ is a constant device, increasing or reducing levels the same no matter the signal level. Consider an Advent 100 or 100A or Integrex A4 unit (which was offered by B-C) as a better choice.
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