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Tannoy DC8 speakers 40% OFF £1,499.00 @ Nintronics

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Saw this posted on another forum and figured it was a good one for here as well. Not just the DC8 but looks like the whole range they got discounted. Dc6lcr was £1499 now £899 DC8 was £2495 now £1… Read More
Saw this posted on another forum and figured it was a good one for here as well. Not just the DC8 but looks like the whole range they got discounted. Dc6lcr was £1499 now £899 DC8 was £2495 now £1…
Hayabusa007 Avatar3m, 2d agoFound 3 months, 2 days ago8 Comments
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Magister
Get a pair of earphones from Poundland for just, you guessed it, one of your English £s. The quality will probably be just as good.

Do you actually understand what you wrote. You just compared earphones to speakers!

Heat on the discount by the way!

Edited By: mivanpy on Feb 27, 2017 21:40
Magister
Get a pair of earphones from Poundland for just, you guessed it, one of your English £s. The quality will probably be just as good.
And who in their mind buys a Ferrari when a Nissan Micra will get you from a to b as well.... all those rich people could save loads of money.... just a minute - they don't need too.. maybe that's why they buy expensive speakers.. Ferraris etc
Should be flames knock knock knocking at the door. Surely people voting cold simply because of the price... which I don't get. This is a good discount regardless of price point it's a deal.
Magister
Get a pair of earphones from Poundland for just, you guessed it, one of your English £s. The quality will probably be just as good.
Yeah a £1 headphone vs a speaker, it'll be better no doubt!

:D

Edited By: spannerzone on Feb 25, 2017 09:22
Get a pair of earphones from Poundland for just, you guessed it, one of your English £s. The quality will probably be just as good.
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Bowers and Wilkins VM1 Speaker - £59.99 were £149.99 @ Nintronics.co.uk

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Seems like a good deal to me. Comes with 2 year warranty, and free UK delivery. Might make up for a few of the cold deals I have posted recently! :) xx Read More
Seems like a good deal to me. Comes with 2 year warranty, and free UK delivery. Might make up for a few of the cold deals I have posted recently! :) xx
nejjy Avatar7m, 2w agoFound 7 months, 2 weeks ago25 Comments
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gazgits
Would I need a separate amp for these or can I connect them straight to my tv ?
Thanks in advance.
No, these are not active speakers, i.e. they are not powered. They need amplified signal from amplifier or AV receiver. TV won't be able to power these AFAIK.

Ok thanks for the reply.
gazgits
Would I need a separate amp for these or can I connect them straight to my tv ?
Thanks in advance.

defo need an amp to drive them...btw, just received mine today....whoopee! found a code too that knocked off another £30 as well (i bought 5)
gazgits
Would I need a separate amp for these or can I connect them straight to my tv ?
Thanks in advance.
No, these are not active speakers, i.e. they are not powered. They need amplified signal from amplifier or AV receiver. TV won't be able to power these AFAIK.
gazgits
Would I need a separate amp for these or can I connect them straight to my tv ?
Thanks in advance.

Probably best to email the seller? :)
Would I need a separate amp for these or can I connect them straight to my tv ?
Thanks in advance.
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Anthem Mrx710 AV reciever - RRP 2199 now £1,299.00 SAVE 40% @ Nintronics

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£1299.00 @ Nintronics
Anthem MRX710 AV receiver. After hours of research on the AV forums this one came up top dog every time. 90wpc 5 channels driven into 8ohms. Impressive spec list and the Anthem room correction which m… Read More
Anthem MRX710 AV receiver. After hours of research on the AV forums this one came up top dog every time. 90wpc 5 channels driven into 8ohms. Impressive spec list and the Anthem room correction which m…
Hayabusa007 Avatar9m, 5d agoFound 9 months, 5 days ago7 Comments
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nice spot; another bit of hifi which i have bought that technically i do not need. Nintronics are also selling the pioneer LX88 for £1,199 which is a contender.
Top-drawer receiver if you don't need the faff of installing extra Atmos speakers for height effects
No Atmos or DTS:X for those that are interested.
Just got a 2nd hand MRX-510 from The Movie Rooms with a 12-month guarantee for £799, so keep a look out there if you're interested. This is a great price though for a new 710.
Got the MRX-700 here and would recommend it..very tempting to upgrade...thanks for the link
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Arcam Solo Soundbar Plus - Open Box Models @ Nintronics 65% OFF (from £249.00)

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Checking in for a new amp and I've noticed they now have some open box solo soundbars. Stunning piece of kit at a stunning price... Not sure how many of these they will have but I've bought open box b… Read More
Checking in for a new amp and I've noticed they now have some open box solo soundbars. Stunning piece of kit at a stunning price... Not sure how many of these they will have but I've bought open box b…
Hayabusa007 Avatar9m, 5d agoFound 9 months, 5 days ago4 Comments
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reakt
65% off is not realistic. £300 for a brand new one (closed box)http://www.richersounds.com/product/soundbars-sound-base/arcam/solobar-plus/arca-solobar-blk


All the stock they are showing is open box, refurbished or on display. They have no new stock.
great price but I think it needs sub as its cutting off at 170hz
reakt
65% off is not realistic. £300 for a brand new one (closed box)http://www.richersounds.com/product/soundbars-sound-base/arcam/solobar-plus/arca-solobar-blk
Fair enough but they were £699... Even so another £50 off is still a good deal.
65% off is not realistic. £300 for a brand new one (closed box)
http://www.richersounds.com/product/soundbars-sound-base/arcam/solobar-plus/arca-solobar-blk
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Arcam solo sound bar plus was 649 NOW £299.00 @ nintronics.co.uk

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Been looking for a sound bar for a while. This one hits all the spots and now at a great price!! Read More
Been looking for a sound bar for a while. This one hits all the spots and now at a great price!!
mfli Avatar9m, 3w agoFound 9 months, 3 weeks ago4 Comments
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Same price at Richer Sounds although only a few available.

http://www.richersounds.com/product/soundbars-sound-base/arcam/solobar-plus/arca-solobar-blk

Some good reviews though.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/arcam-solo-bar-plus-solo-sub-review


Edited By: reddit on Aug 05, 2016 19:36
paulj48
Hmm joined today just to post this deal, can anyone smell fish?


since when people have no right to post a deal on the first day of joining.

heat for the deal op.
Prawn Cocktail crisps - hits all the spots
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Arcam Solo Subwoofer - Audiophile grade - Brand New and Boxed - 40% OFF!!! £299.00 @ Nintronics using Code ASUB40

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I bought the soundbar from the deal posted a couple of weeks ago http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/arcam-solo-soundbar-audiophile-grade-brand-new-boxed-54-off-299-nintronics-2476358 Have been usin… Read More
I bought the soundbar from the deal posted a couple of weeks ago http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/arcam-solo-soundbar-audiophile-grade-brand-new-boxed-54-off-299-nintronics-2476358 Have been usin…
tascheman Avatar10m, 5d agoFound 10 months, 5 days ago12 Comments
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think im going for the sub and bar for our playroom. I have a sonos sub and playbar in the lounge and have been impressed with them. just wondering if they sound anywhere as good as them
Cheers tascheman ! Have the sound bar but not the sub woofer. Will probably pick one up as does seem to make a difference.
twistednik
tascheman
twistednik
I've got the arcam soundbar and use it as a Bluetooth speaker for music more than for watching movies. Does the sub make a major difference ? Not playing really base heavy stuff and the soundbar on itself seems pretty capable..
I tried my soundbar with and without my existing subwoofer when it arrived - makes a significant difference, even with music which isn't heavily bassy.
I've bought the matched sub as it should sound better than my existing one - if it doesn't I can return it.
Thanks tascheman, please let me know what the difference is with the Arcam sub when it arrives (esp with music) and if it's that good! I'll then decide whether to fork out another £300...

Arrived Thursday, have been playing with it since then and had a full rearrange today.

Key word is accurate - great bass but very well controlled, not farty or overwhelming.

I think it adds loads to both music and TV - rewatched battle scene from Battle of the **** today, so much more impact.

Recommended, especially if you already have the sound bar.
tascheman
twistednik
I've got the arcam soundbar and use it as a Bluetooth speaker for music more than for watching movies. Does the sub make a major difference ? Not playing really base heavy stuff and the soundbar on itself seems pretty capable..

I tried my soundbar with and without my existing subwoofer when it arrived - makes a significant difference, even with music which isn't heavily bassy.

I've bought the matched sub as it should sound better than my existing one - if it doesn't I can return it.


Thanks tascheman, please let me know what the difference is with the Arcam sub when it arrives (esp with music) and if it's that good! I'll then decide whether to fork out another £300...
twistednik
I've got the arcam soundbar and use it as a Bluetooth speaker for music more than for watching movies. Does the sub make a major difference ? Not playing really base heavy stuff and the soundbar on itself seems pretty capable..

I tried my soundbar with and without my existing subwoofer when it arrived - makes a significant difference, even with music which isn't heavily bassy.

I've bought the matched sub as it should sound better than my existing one - if it doesn't I can return it.
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MUSICAL FIDELITY MF-200B HEADPHONES + V90-BHA HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER - Was £450 Now JUST £179.00 @ Nintronics

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Originally these headphones and matching amplifier were £450 from a good quality manufacturer. They seem like a good buy for £179. The amplifier on its own is listed for that price on Amazon, so its l… Read More
Originally these headphones and matching amplifier were £450 from a good quality manufacturer. They seem like a good buy for £179. The amplifier on its own is listed for that price on Amazon, so its l…
Rass_man Avatar10m, 2w agoFound 10 months, 2 weeks ago8 Comments
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yoyo59
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yoyo59
headphones £65 on amazon?
amp £179 not £450 is it?
was £244 now £179
MF200 headphones are not MF200B headphones. the difference is the balanced input; which is what the headphone amp is optimized for. MF200B are 125 and matching amp 179 on amazon.
trust me, this is a good deal!

how does this amp compare to my merdian explorer?
hmm guess could use the meridian as a dac and this as a amp.. would have be a good enough upgrade though

i have absolutely no idea how it compares, i dont own either i have just bought the Musical Fidelity combo.

all i know is that this combo was very very favorably received at £500. at 179 it is as good as you will get at the price.
yoyo59
headphones £65 on amazon?
amp £179 not £450 is it?
was £244 now £179

The price was £450 for both as it says in my title. The amp is £179 on Amazon...so essentially it's like getting the headphones for free. Thought is was pretty clear.
Sulla_Felix
yoyo59
headphones £65 on amazon?
amp £179 not £450 is it?
was £244 now £179
MF200 headphones are not MF200B headphones. the difference is the balanced input; which is what the headphone amp is optimized for. MF200B are 125 and matching amp 179 on amazon.
trust me, this is a good deal!

how does this amp compare to my merdian explorer?


hmm guess could use the meridian as a dac and this as a amp.. would have be a good enough upgrade though


Edited By: yoyo59 on Jul 11, 2016 21:57
yoyo59
headphones £65 on amazon?

amp £179 not £450 is it?

was £244 now £179

MF200 headphones are not MF200B headphones. the difference is the balanced input; which is what the headphone amp is optimized for. MF200B are 125 and matching amp 179 on amazon.

trust me, this is a good deal!
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Arcam Solo Soundbar - Audiophile grade - Brand New and Boxed - 54% OFF!!! £299.00 @ Nintronics

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Perfect timing on this one as I'm finishing off an extension and was looking for two soundbars... Had my eye on this one ever since I started reading the reviews on it 4.5 star trustedreivews, 8/10 AV… Read More
Perfect timing on this one as I'm finishing off an extension and was looking for two soundbars... Had my eye on this one ever since I started reading the reviews on it 4.5 star trustedreivews, 8/10 AV…
Hayabusa007 Avatar10m, 3w agoFound 10 months, 3 weeks ago60 Comments
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essexgangsta
whats the best way to connect this soundbar up, hmdi from the xbox, blu ray to the soundbar then connect the soundbar via optical to the TV?
thanks
HDMI from everything to the soundbar

thanks, i bought the hisense 55 tv and i unpacked the sound bar today, will be setting it up tomorrow.
essexgangsta
whats the best way to connect this soundbar up, hmdi from the xbox, blu ray to the soundbar then connect the soundbar via optical to the TV?
thanks

HDMI from everything to the soundbar
whats the best way to connect this soundbar up, hmdi from the xbox, blu ray to the soundbar then connect the soundbar via optical to the TV?

thanks
still thinking of this and the sub for the playroom, own a sonos playbar and sub in the lounge and not sure i can justify spending another grand for the playroom when its not used that often.
Hayabusa007
EssexFamily
why the hell would you spend that much on a sound bar???
I would expect it to go outside and cut the grass too for that sort of money
Spend it on beer and fags instead :). Some people actually like quality and £299 is not a lot for what you get here.


beer and fags are the only other things you can think of spending £300 on?! Santa must have an easy job pleasing you at Christmas
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Musical Fidelity MF200B Headphones and V90BHA 50% OFF was £450 now £225.00 Nintronics online

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Often combing hot deals and noticed no one had picked up on this one yet. This combination is fantastic value at £225. Big dynamic sound and plenty of power. Had been looking for a balanced headphone Read More
Often combing hot deals and noticed no one had picked up on this one yet. This combination is fantastic value at £225. Big dynamic sound and plenty of power. Had been looking for a balanced headphone
Hayabusa007 Avatar1y, 4m agoFound 1 year, 4 months ago6 Comments
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£179 now
Wtf I could buy a car, a bicycle, and an amplifier for this price
They are not the most analytical of headphones, I guess if you are looking for pure tonal accuracy these are not for you... But then I doubt there is anything at this price point to appease someone looking for that.. But have a lovely musical rhythmic character... Can listen to my style of music all day long... Some of the 60s 70s music which I listen to was unbearable on some old grades I had... These have me tapping my feet. Strong bass and punchy. Really pleased.
im loving them... I was thinking of getting the pair when they was £225 with a voucher I found for 10% off... But at half price it is a no brainier.
hows this headphone?
on amazon, this amp cost 195+del.
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B&W PM1 Standmount Speaker + FS-PM1 Stands - @ Nintronics. Was £2400.00 now £1,699.00 with free UK delivery.

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Pretty big discount. B and W are a great brand. Description from website: The PM1 is a luxury, compact loudspeaker; the latest in a long line of Bowers & Wilkins audiophile mini monitors. It off… Read More
Pretty big discount. B and W are a great brand. Description from website: The PM1 is a luxury, compact loudspeaker; the latest in a long line of Bowers & Wilkins audiophile mini monitors. It off…
nejjy Avatar2y, 3w agoFound 2 years, 3 weeks ago24 Comments
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StellaHopely
So big discount!!

Shame I got cold :(
So big discount!!
Brilliant price for awesome set of speakers
om nom nom, heated, they put my 602s to shame :(
celticprince
nejjy
celticprince
highwayman8155
Best standmounter 2011 in the £1500 price category in "what hifi"
Great price for some lovely speakers. Personally, I would never be influenced by anything stated by What HiFi; they have bills to pay and have never been seen as credible in the audiophile world.
Cheers
Thanks cannot believe this one ended up cold. :(
Let's see if I can help; increase the original RRP by another £4k (or just 4k to confuse), throw the speakers around a bit to give that slightly 'worn' look and then sell them from Richer Sounds. That should increase the heat accordingly (_;)


Lol, I might buy these do just that, sell them as "even richer sounds", and see if I can make a nice profit.
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B&W PM1 bookshelf speakers including FS-PM1 Stands £1,695.00 (Save £700) @ Nintronics (check link in comments for detailed specs)

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£1,995 @ audioT excluding stands, £1,999 @ Superfi + £399 for stands, £1,995 @ hifigear + £400 for stands. audioT http://www.audiot.co.uk/products/b-W-pm1-speakers-mocha-gloss-4859.aspx Superfi h… Read More
£1,995 @ audioT excluding stands, £1,999 @ Superfi + £399 for stands, £1,995 @ hifigear + £400 for stands. audioT http://www.audiot.co.uk/products/b-W-pm1-speakers-mocha-gloss-4859.aspx Superfi h…
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don't care how audiophiles tate these but it is overly pricey!
Lovely speakers- almost went for these myself a few years ago.
yubious
Ugly


Thankfully that's only your opinion and speakers are about sound quality not looks...
Ugly
Voted hot, I've always liked B&W speakers. Seems a good deal.
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Focal Chorus 800v Series 5.1 Speaker System (Was £3,100) £1,699.00 @ Nintronics (Focal 700 Series 5.1 System [Was £1,560] £1,100 - link in comments)

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Chorus 816v Floorstanding Speakers: The floorstanding Chorus 816V makes the most of the two-and-a-half-way configuration: elevated performance in lower octaves thanks to the combination of woofers wo… Read More
Chorus 816v Floorstanding Speakers: The floorstanding Chorus 816V makes the most of the two-and-a-half-way configuration: elevated performance in lower octaves thanks to the combination of woofers wo…
stealthx Avatar2y, 5m agoFound 2 years, 5 months ago49 Comments
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Biggunspaul
Why do people seem to think this sort or price for speakers is expensive,a decent set of speakers will last you years and often will hold their money really well so you get a fair chunk of your money back when you decide to change them.

I find it more strange that people will gladly throw money away on the cheap tat sound bars that the likes of currys will try and sell you.
Talk about lasting years have a pair of Leak 2060 (£120)bought about 40 years ago from Comet when it really was in an actual warehouse,at the time even though my wage was low I didn't think of them as expensive but worth the many months to pay for them.So for quality these are good value if you like their sound?
shahidali47
why don't we discuss which av receiver will these speakers best instead lol

Sound quality as such isn't really going to vary between receivers, what you get is better processing technology. There are different levels of YPAO, from Yamaha, and Audyssey from Denon/Onkyo, and these will correct for your room shape better than the tech in a cheaper receiver, which will give a better surround experience.

Also you might get more features like bluetooth, or whatever in a pricier one. Plus there is support for things like a second subwoofer, 7.1, 9.2 and so on. Which you don't need at the moment, but you might want in the future?

It's worth looking on ebay for old models/discounts as hifi stuff can be quite steeply discounted.
jut1972
NitrousUK
jut1972
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paul.jacobs
I wonder how many numpties buy this and hook it upto a MP3 player

Anyone who claims to be able to tell the difference between high bitrate MP3 and CD is a liar.

I can. And I'm not lying.

i ab tested Spotify at extreme quality into irdac vs same track on cd to irdac. It's noticeable but not big. The CD was better.

I think he means "mistaken". Confirmation bias is hard to rule out, unless it is completely random and blind AB testing.

The studies done so far have not been able to prove people being able to discern highquality (192+) MP3 and CD/FLAC. It's more pronounced with OGG, which doesn't suffer from some of the minor audio anomalies that MP3 does.

It was completely random. The irdac has a remote and I flicked between the two sources repeatedly until I didn't know which source was which. I could tell the difference when I then forward /backed between sources. The cables were from the same range too.

192kb MP3 is nowhere near as good as cd IMHO.

There's software to do that. Give it two audio files, eg FLAC and mp3, and it'll do blind A-B. If you Google the Hydrogen Audio test/study, they used this software for that.
All I see is loads of speaking lying around the sitting room... It would look awful, but no doubt sounds good...
shahidali47
why don't we discuss which av receiver will suit these speakers best instead lol
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Arcam R Cube Ipod Dock, White, £199.95 (save £149) including free delivery @ nintronics.co.uk

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Best price I could find for a new one of these. Most places seem to be out of stock. The black one is more expensive. Read More
Best price I could find for a new one of these. Most places seem to be out of stock. The black one is more expensive.
nejjy Avatar2y, 11m agoFound 2 years, 11 months ago3 Comments
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Just sold my black rCube on eBay for £145. You could have had it if I'd known ;)

Did you like it?

Yes a decent accurate sound, not one to shake the windows but clear and detailed. I found I didn't use the rWand or rWave accessories though, and didn't use the Cube itself often enough to warrant keeping it.
loop
Just sold my black rCube on eBay for £145. You could have had it if I'd known ;)

Did you like it?
Just sold my black rCube on eBay for £145. You could have had it if I'd known ;)
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Focal Chorus 816 V Floor Standing Speakers £649.99, was £1279.00. @ Nintronics.co.uk

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Seems like a price worthy of some heat hopefully! :) Free delivery and five year warranty. The description: The floor standing Chorus 816V makes the most of the two-and-a-half-way configuration:… Read More
Seems like a price worthy of some heat hopefully! :) Free delivery and five year warranty. The description: The floor standing Chorus 816V makes the most of the two-and-a-half-way configuration:…
nejjy Avatar3y, 2d agoFound 3 years, 2 days ago79 Comments
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spoke too soon - call received from them......saying the NHS discount not valid on offer items, and need to provide NHS id card details (that is fine as I do actually work for the NHS and not just trying it on :) )

Had to repay the 10% to card :(

On looking through I noticed the bookshelf and tower speakers are discounted/deals, but the CC700V is showing no discount on there, so technically I'd have thought would have had 10% off just that speaker...but oh well


Edited By: Midnight Tboy on Oct 27, 2014 16:42
oh and 10% off if work for NHS :)
took a while and came back to this thread....but finally took the plunge and ordered.....along with 806v bookshelves for rear, and a cc700v for the fronts :) (cc800 is too deep for our setup unfortunately)

Looking forward to it coming :)
Focal speaker are French made in paris and high speaker companies who's speaker costing several thousand pounds upwards use their tweeter. I would go for the hand made W driver over the V driver what sounds excellent. Their top range speaker the grand utopia costs £121,000. I buy from nintronics and they are a good company with good customer service and good prices.
dougledog396
Well certainly a better example than mine (but I still doubt they would be any competition for the focals.)
However they do seem good value. I'm actually tempted to get them for the telly. I bet they would blow a lot of these silly sound bars out of the water. Have you got them yourself? Thanks mucgoo. :{
I've just received the even cheaper solo1c which are still very loud and can do plenty of bass despite the smaller driver. I can't really add anything to the internet reviews. They're amazing value.

Edited By: mucgoo on Jun 12, 2014 15:29
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Pioneer SMA4-K Wireless music system down from £349 to £149.00 @ nintronics

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I have this. Very bass heavy. Like very. Great price though.

Put a sock in it if you don't like the heavy bass!

Thought you were being rude there! Still not sure. But a sock I will try, :)
I bought this for 100 quid more a year ago, I might get another 1 now
saffaboy102
I have this. Very bass heavy. Like very. Great price though.

Put a sock in it if you don't like the heavy bass!
I have this. Very bass heavy. Like very. Great price though.
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Musical Fidelity M6i Hi-Fi Amp From £2599 to £1,499.00 @ Nintronics

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£1100 pounds off the original sale price on this exceptional Hi-Fi Amp. Been thinking of starting my Hi-Fi room and had listened to this previously and was impressed. i don't think anything i have f… Read More
£1100 pounds off the original sale price on this exceptional Hi-Fi Amp. Been thinking of starting my Hi-Fi room and had listened to this previously and was impressed. i don't think anything i have f…
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Looks like a great amp... Just bought a new Naim system. Wish I had seen this!
Not easy to be too specific, but efficiency obviously matters & small speakers are not known for being efficient.
Tripaths are cheap, so why not try?
Remember a 3dB increase (eg 86 to 89dB) is a doubling of efficiency. It is also barely detectable to the human ear as a volume level change. After that we start getting into how music-mangling a crossover network can be without good design & good components.
Then speaker cables....& it's all getting out of hand :)
The keyword is synergy. Some, on paper, odd combinations can sound very satisfying; & vice versa.

BTW: The amps that look more expensive (+ £15 or so. Shocking), than the Lepai 2020A*, (SMSL etc), do not, to my ears, sound any better.

* The 'A' is important. It must have the tone control defeat switch, (which I by-pass anyway).
I buy my Tripaths from Marcmart on ebay. Always had good CS & comms from them

Edited By: Loathecliff on Mar 28, 2014 18:06
Loathecliff
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dean_brfc

That was a good deal too but not comparable since it's only 20 watts per channel (which isn't suitable for everyone), whereas the one in this thread is 200 watts per channel. It's like you're comparing a pushbike to a lorry.

The ear hears logarithmically, so the difference in spl between 20 & 200 watt is far less than you would think.
The heating effect on a wire (watts) is a poor measure of an amplifier's capability, but those that think they know have been obsessed by it for years, so makers have to use it.

Even worse a '20 watt' Tripath chip based amp will sound more musical than this MF or any big transistor amp regardless of price, but nearly everyone will trash that statement without using their ears to check it out.
Buy a toy-like Lepai 2020A (under £20 on fleabay), connect it into a classic speaker (an early 70s B&W eighth-wave folded horn for example), & you will hear sound quality that you would not have thought possible. Depth & mid range detail that will have you rethinking what you thought you knew about sound reproduction.
But what do I know? I don't have a vested interest in trying to sell you expensive modern amplifiers (& speakers) that young reviewers imply are somehow better than what has gone before:{

This is most likely one of the most rounded and reasonable opinions / statements I have seen on this site.
Many thanks - I will certainly try this out :)

Very kind of you, thxs :) - May I just say that Tripaths are somewhat impedance sensitive. They can leave you with an open jaw on some speakers, but shrugging your shoulders with others when a lack of 'welly' is all too obvious. (though some old cinema horns would find it far too powerful as they could fill a venue on a nominal 0.25 of a watt of single-ended valve 'power'). Choose your speaker with care.
Re DACs: if anyone hears one that is appreciably better than a Behringer UCA 202, please let me know.
It is reviewed by a much missed guy here http://nwavguy.blogspot.com/2011/02/behringer-uca202-review.html
Note the amp/cd player blind test included. It's a gem :0)


I've got a Stoner Acoustics UD110v2, which came in at £36 posted. Interesting read about it here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626632/tiny-dac-big-sound-evolved-impression-of-stoner-acoustics-ud100-ud110

Regarding your "choose speaker with care comment", is it possible to elaborate? I've got Wharfedale Diamond 9.0s. Can't really get anything bigger in that room at the moment.
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But what do I know? I don't have a vested interest in trying to sell you expensive modern amplifiers (& speakers) that young reviewers imply are somehow better than what has gone before:{

All the was wasted on me I'm afraid but I'm sure other people will benefit from it. Right now I'm happy with my old 2-channel Arcam amp that I bought for £400 10 years ago - sound quality is good enough for me and it's still going strong.
Ravenelli
Loathecliff
dean_brfc

That was a good deal too but not comparable since it's only 20 watts per channel (which isn't suitable for everyone), whereas the one in this thread is 200 watts per channel. It's like you're comparing a pushbike to a lorry.

The ear hears logarithmically, so the difference in spl between 20 & 200 watt is far less than you would think.
The heating effect on a wire (watts) is a poor measure of an amplifier's capability, but those that think they know have been obsessed by it for years, so makers have to use it.

Even worse a '20 watt' Tripath chip based amp will sound more musical than this MF or any big transistor amp regardless of price, but nearly everyone will trash that statement without using their ears to check it out.
Buy a toy-like Lepai 2020A (under £20 on fleabay), connect it into a classic speaker (an early 70s B&W eighth-wave folded horn for example), & you will hear sound quality that you would not have thought possible. Depth & mid range detail that will have you rethinking what you thought you knew about sound reproduction.
But what do I know? I don't have a vested interest in trying to sell you expensive modern amplifiers (& speakers) that young reviewers imply are somehow better than what has gone before:{

This is most likely one of the most rounded and reasonable opinions / statements I have seen on this site.
Many thanks - I will certainly try this out :)

Very kind of you, thxs :) - May I just say that Tripaths are somewhat impedance sensitive. They can leave you with an open jaw on some speakers, but shrugging your shoulders with others when a lack of 'welly' is all too obvious. (though some old cinema horns would find it far too powerful as they could fill a venue on a nominal 0.25 of a watt of single-ended valve 'power'). Choose your speaker with care.
Re DACs: if anyone hears one that is appreciably better than a Behringer UCA 202, please let me know.
It is reviewed by a much missed guy here http://nwavguy.blogspot.com/2011/02/behringer-uca202-review.html
Note the amp/cd player blind test included. It's a gem :0)


Edited By: Loathecliff on Mar 28, 2014 14:29
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Just posted another deal from Nintronics...it seems like this one is down at 329 now or 429 with a blu ray player!!
Has anybody gone for this? Really tempted.
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I think he meant bi amp, bi amping is ok if your amp supports it.
Bi-wire, bless him :-)
Hotwheel107
Can you bi wire the speakers?

No !

Why bi-wiring has no benefits
Can you bi wire the speakers?
Personally I think they look horrible...but then that never stopped me when it comes to hifi in the past!
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Was everyone else's order from Nintronics OK? I got mine delivered during the week and just got round to opening it, only to find the seal on the box broken, and the actual DAC itself missing! Everything else is there (including the leather pouch), just no DAC itself! I'm about to email them, but was wondering if anyone else got sent an empty box?

That's really suspicious. It wouldn't be delivered from a manufacturer/chain supplier unsealed, so either your delivery driver or someone at the Nintronics warehouse has sticky fingers!

Hope you get it all sorted out!

It was delivered in Amazon packaging (which was still sealed); did everyone get theirs in Amazon packaging? I Googled Nintronics reviews last night (as I'd never heard of them prior to this). and they appear to have a very good reputation online, but I'm rather hacked off about the apparent lack of quality control with my order - you don't expect this to happen when buying a new item from a supposedly reputable retaier. Still no email back from Nintronics yet, but I'll post any updates to this thread.

Mine was delivered in amazon packaging as well. The internal packaging was slightly dented, and the seal on the Audioquest packaging had been broken at both ends. But the DAC was in there, and in testing it does sound like it should.

Before I ordered I checked with Audioquest that Nintronics were an authorised Audioquest retailer; which they confirmed they are.

Interesting to hear this. I got mine from Richer Sounds in the end and they had to order mine in as there was none in store. The seals on mine were also broken but otherwise everything seemed ok. No obvious fingermarks on anything or signs that the contents were taken out of the packaging at any stage.

Very odd.
I am happy with how Nintronics have dealt with my product arriving with the tamper seals broken.
Good news Pagga... glad Nintronics sorted you out. I got mine today as well.
UPDATE:

Received the following response from Adam via emai:

Sorry for not replying to your previous email there is a customer with a similar name so thought I had covered your email already! We are resolving this issue with Amazon FBA as our stock was being held and dispatched by them. We only ship new and boxed items which are bought direct from AudioQuest. ATM we are sourcing new version 1.2 dragonflys and will be replacing these missing items while we explore this issue further with Amazon. There might be a slight delay with getting you the new replacements as they are currently being airshipped in by AudioQuest so should not be too long, but I will contact you shortly. Thanks.

And this morning, a brand new, sealed v1.2 Dragonfly arrived in the post! So overall a good result, as the newer v1.2 units retail for more than the previous versions, so that was a nice gesture on Nintronics' part. And to be fair on them, it looks like whatever happened to their stock happened while it was in the hands of Amazon. I'd be interested to know what happened if they ever find out.

Thanks to Dan, also, for responding in this thread. It's always encouraging to see retailers communicate in public forums.
Arkham64
Hi All,

Firstly, i'd like to apologise on behalf of Nintronics for an issues experienced when ordering audioquest dragon flys.

For anyone who has a missing DAC and has received the item in Amazon packaging:

- The order was packed from our stock held by Amazon. We send stock of some items to be held by their fulfillment warehouses who pack the order for us and send it out. ( you will see on your order "fulfillment channel: Amazon" or "Amazon Fulfillment"
- Before we send any goods to Amazon we quality check the boxes to ensure that they are sealed, brand new and in good condition.
- We will look in to this issue and find out if this is an error on Amazon's end but as indicated above all boxes sent from here have been sent New and Sealed.So failing there being an issue at the Amazon fulfillment centre we are unsure how this could have happened.
- Anyone, that has emailed us should have had a response, i am checking this personally now. If you are still waiting, a response should be with you shortly.

As always, any issues with orders are treated with up most importance and we are always eager to help when needed.
You can contact us directly on 01707 320 788

Regards

Dan Harborne
Nintronics.co.uk



I phoned Nintronics and spoke to Roger. He promised to look into it. separately, I got a response from my original email from Adam, who didn't know i had been speaking to Roger. I was very happy with the responsive with Nintronics and happy with the outcome of our discussions.
I would still be happy to deal with this company in the future. Just reporting on my own experience after the horror of finding my dac missing.
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