yesterday i had chance to spend some time with
Quicksilver 25W integrated amp
EMT 950 turntable
The setup is very :-
dynamic - quick response to transients
revealing but not edgy - ears dont bleed
bass - very good - possibly the amp will open up some more - but even at this level an untrained ear will have nothing to complain about
doesnt discriminate between music - One can play Bollywood ( new or old ) and Stevie ray Vaughan or Simon Garfunkel ( what a revelation ) with the same verve - this shows a fantastic source…
The music is well integrated and as a whole - wonderful.
The closest 2nd in his setup ( which i have heard ) was the Rethm Saadhana V2 but even that gets surpassed by this by atleast 2-3 country miles …
Mind you the Saadhana V2 is an amazing speaker in its own right… ( Hats off )
I musk think of all the hard work that is put into the system to make it play at this level.
Perfect positioning ( down to a few mm ) - no toe in
an understanding of his music requirements - so important and then buying the hardware to suit.
His interconnects and speaker cables dont cost more than USD 400 ! ( Radio Shack )
No pain. No gain - simple.
A small speaker cannot do this magic IMO
Yes - yesterday was nirvana - i had mine i think and another friend also had his slice of heaven.
Listening to home setups is an eye opening experience and this was no different.
I started this thread as i wanted to ask @Richard.Dane and other experienced members - which Naim amp would be suitable in this setup - the owner of the setup is looking to try a few amps
Maybe a Nait 2 ?
The criterion is excellent matching with the 4343 - his music tastes are old Bollywood ( but excellent recordings ) and rock .
He likes details in the music but that must not bleed the ear.
Once you hear this rig - one will understand Bollywood music has its own detail and rhythm and ebbs and flows and those voices sound magical !
he is only into top notch vinyl playback - he has had his time - more than 20 years with CD’s and streaming and now has settled on only vinyl.
Here is a pic with the owners permission…