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HiFi Audio Equipment Discussion / Re: upgrade of wall plug
« Last post by WildRain on November 18, 2017, 11:25:42 AM »
yes, using a quality neutral distributor to compare is the best way like what Watchdog has done. and I base my buying on their recent evaluation here and decide which receptacles sound characteristic I like.

https://hificafe.sg/forum/index.php?topic=260.0 

Anyway after further listen session on the receptacles , this is my take on the receptacles:

SINE , SW-2LP US(Platinum )
Vocal is nice as it place the singer more forward and you can pinpoint the vocal image very clearly, this mid range vocal is essential to music. The high frequency range is nice for jazz music enjoy as you can hear all the high frequency details, but if you system is already on the bright side, then this receptacles may not be suitable as it will give too much treble. Bass control is the weak link here as not as tightly control. Sound stage depth and width is quite ok. receptacles come with the aluminum face plate so is cost saving here.

Furutech GTX-D NCF
Vocal image is place further behind so it gives more image depth perception. Bass control is good as tightly control the bass woofer. High frequency details is very well present and is very sweet sounding, will not get listening fatigue. Bad is very expensive here and best to buy it from amazon Japan, also does not match with SINE aluminum face plate, end up I need to buy another face plate to match it.

I will change to the Oyaide R1 later to compare and will update back on this thread in future.

Helpful Comparison...thanks bro.
Interested to hear the R1 as well
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HifiCafe.SG Lounge / China Hifi museum!
« Last post by jb on November 13, 2017, 03:15:07 PM »
http://www.hiendy.com/hififorum/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=23007

Look at the amount of hifi equipment he collect can really set as museum. great that he also build 10 plus sound room so visitor can have a listen session.
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HiFi Audio DIY / Re: Mills wire wound resistors
« Last post by sumotan on November 13, 2017, 02:33:30 PM »
Good looking forward JB.
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HiFi Audio DIY / Re: Mills wire wound resistors
« Last post by jb on November 13, 2017, 12:59:37 PM »
Will likely in earlier 2018, sure will pay u a visit when I visit Batam :). I saw u  use planar speaker? look like MartinLogan speaker, I like planar speaker transparent sound and is nice for jazz music.
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HiFi Audio DIY / Re: Mills wire wound resistors
« Last post by sumotan on November 13, 2017, 12:43:46 PM »
Thanks JB. Btw when you planning to visit Batam. Lol
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HiFi Audio Equipment Discussion / Re: upgrade of wall plug
« Last post by jb on November 13, 2017, 11:05:46 AM »
yes, using a quality neutral distributor to compare is the best way like what Watchdog has done. and I base my buying on their recent evaluation here and decide which receptacles sound characteristic I like.

https://hificafe.sg/forum/index.php?topic=260.0 

Anyway after further listen session on the receptacles , this is my take on the receptacles:

SINE , SW-2LP US(Platinum )
Vocal is nice as it place the singer more forward and you can pinpoint the vocal image very clearly, this mid range vocal is essential to music. The high frequency range is nice for jazz music enjoy as you can hear all the high frequency details, but if you system is already on the bright side, then this receptacles may not be suitable as it will give too much treble. Bass control is the weak link here as not as tightly control. Sound stage depth and width is quite ok. receptacles come with the aluminum face plate so is cost saving here.

Furutech GTX-D NCF
Vocal image is place further behind so it gives more image depth perception. Bass control is good as tightly control the bass woofer. High frequency details is very well present and is very sweet sounding, will not get listening fatigue. Bad is very expensive here and best to buy it from amazon Japan, also does not match with SINE aluminum face plate, end up I need to buy another face plate to match it.

I will change to the Oyaide R1 later to compare and will update back on this thread in future.



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HiFi Audio DIY / Re: Mills wire wound resistors
« Last post by jb on November 13, 2017, 10:30:50 AM »
SUMO, I think RS has some Vishay/Mills wire wound resistors but not sure what value range you looking at...see attached link. RS can be found at Sim Lim Tower.

http://sg.rs-online.com/web/c/passive-components/fixed-resistors/through-hole-fixed-resistors/?applied-dimensions=4294965264
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HiFi Audio DIY / Mills wire wound resistors
« Last post by sumotan on November 12, 2017, 09:31:00 PM »
Hi Guys
Anyone knows where can I purchase them in Sg ?


Thanks
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HiFi Audio Equipment Discussion / Re: upgrade of wall plug
« Last post by WildRain on November 12, 2017, 10:46:26 AM »
Hard to do receptacle AB test as normally need at least two weeks to burnt in to achieve best sound...

even after fully burnt in, it would be laborious to change the wall receptacles. Guessing the easiest way to compare would be to connect them to a good quality neutral distributor and compare sound characteristics.

Have been on Maestro receptacles for over 5 years. was also fancying an upgrade. Really liked the bro wathdog's Furutech sound in a short listen. not sure will enjoy it in the long term. Also it seems insanely expensive here. Need to get from Japan.
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HiFi Audio Equipment Discussion / Re: The stingy olive / no budget thread
« Last post by WildRain on November 12, 2017, 10:37:40 AM »
Anyone tried those cheap China made grounding boxes. Quite a few MOs and dealers these days.
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