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by JONTY
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA
Replies: 25
Views: 170

Re: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA

Exactly, if the opportunity ever arises for an Act2 and it’s a great price and it’s in mint condition and you can live with it for a couple of week in your own system before committing then who knows....!! I’ve always felt the best way to go about it is what is this going to tell me about my own pre...
by JONTY
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA
Replies: 25
Views: 170

Re: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA

Hi Sabb, My ET5 is Now sounding the best I’ve ever heard it with it breaking in nicely, 340 hours on the clock, as Regards the act 2 if it’s just about inquisition to how your combination may sound with that pre amp, I would want to try it in your own System first, so you’ll know if it’s what you wa...
by JONTY
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

Hi All, 260 hours and has taken a big step forward it’s now woken up, much better image size and scale,with better width depth, cleaner and clearer sounding with much improved timing and rythem..😀. It’s still has a wandering image but the whole thing is now improving all the time. Will give another ...
by JONTY
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

Hi Thanks Roberto and RJ,
I'll keep everybody updated but much more encouraging as I'm not half way through the Teflon breaking period and it definitely improved last night.
Will post again at the 300 hour point.
Jonty.
by JONTY
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: My CJ-based system
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: My CJ-based system

Now that's a good sign... I've only had mine 2weeks...!!
Jonathan.
by JONTY
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Member Systems Gallery
Topic: My CJ-based system
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: My CJ-based system

Fits in nicely with the decor not too imposing. Very liberal use of stillpoints they must work for you to pay so much attention to your individual components.
Am I right in thinking you have a Premier 350SA now...?
Jonathan.
by JONTY
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Classifieds and Wanted
Topic: For Sale MF2500 Power Amp.
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: For Sale MF2500 Power Amp.

Near mint condition box manuals 240v asking £2295.
Can ship at cost.
I live in London in the UK so viewing welcome if your near.
Cheers.
Jonathan.
by JONTY
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

Thanks Roberto, RJ, I've been through this scenario ever since I got into hifi over 40 years ago. My ET3 took time to break in and improved dramically after 4 weeks and continued to do so for months. I always remember my ProAc tablet sig sounding shut in when I first got them, then suddenly after a ...
by JONTY
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA
Replies: 25
Views: 170

Re: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA

Hi Saab, The Gain is also very loud on my ET5 Premier 350SA and is audible at 1 and loud at 25 however I'm fine with that as I can't detect it overloading the input and sounds fine otherwise. I too looked at the rothwell's but decided against them as most reviews said they soften dynamics and roll o...
by JONTY
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

I'm now at 140 hours and it's mostly remained unimpressive in fact it's arguably worse than when I first un boxed it. It sounds shut in with very little life. I've put in my notes words like vague, rollled of at the frequency exstreams. Lacking in dynamics, image remaining between the speakers, no l...
by JONTY
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

Hi RJ, Just reading your post again and seeing that you mention using a CAV45 integrated, is this in addition to what you have i.e. Your Gat2 I've been out of the loop as you know, have you replaced your system components recently...? if so would be interesting to get feedback re your system as it i...
by JONTY
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

Hi Roberto,
Will do, I'm at 50 hours now and it's changed within that time already I'll give more detailed feed back at 100 hours.
P.S I'll give you feed back also tonight re the MP3.
Looking forward to it.....
Jonathan.
by JONTY
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA
Replies: 25
Views: 170

Re: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA

Hi Sabb77 I have exactly the same issue 13-14 on the volume scale is loud and at the other end of the scale 1 there is enough Gain to listen too where you would expect it to be barley audible so Gain is very high. However I'm ok with it as it doesn't seem to overload the input. Might be worth contac...
by JONTY
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

Roberto, What a great story.... your dad did his job, I think all dads should be like yours. Your love for music remains undimished, your posts are written with such passion and enthusiasm, I used to sell high end kit, and it was interesting meeting so many different people, the very different appro...
by JONTY
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

Thanks Roberto, The great thing about about improving your system rather than it sounding different (which people often think of as improvement) is rediscovering your Record/CD collection even getting out stuff you haven't played for years.... And that's why we do it sometimes getting a little lost ...
by JONTY
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

Hi Roberto, I'm going to use some burn in tones that I downloaded from the Apple Store to my iPhone and run it through the Dac input via the USB on my (Marantz CD Player SA 14 S1) That way I can just run it 24/7 without having the power amp and speakers on all the time. I can also crank up the volum...
by JONTY
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

Thanks Roberto, will do, I agree with the CJ's Philosophy, shortest signal path, using the least amount of components you can get away with. I will now be Keeping the 350SA as I managed to get a good discount from the original seller so it's costing me £3500 which is about £1000 under market value, ...
by JONTY
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA
Replies: 25
Views: 170

Re: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA

I second that Roberto, the 350SA looks Stunning on its pedestal.
What's the going rate for a decent 350SA in good condition these days.....? Have they had any revisions along it's much exalted path...?
by JONTY
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Preamps
Topic: New phono.
Replies: 30
Views: 238

Re: New phono.

Thank You Roberto, Your a true gent, my Premier 350SA arrived yesterday but sadly was not as described so it will have to go back to the seller....!! The good news is the ET5 has now cleared customs and is being delivered to me on Monday. If you come to London then you are very welcome to come and s...
by JONTY
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA
Replies: 25
Views: 170

Re: CJ Premier 350 and 350SA

Hi Xcop5089, I'm sure that's correct, interestingly I've just purchased the CJ 350sa I'm going from the CJ 250 and will be using an ET5 pre, I've just sold my ET3 wth phono and replaced that with the Tea2SE. What are your thoughts re: the Premier 350sa with the Gat....? I will be using Audio Physic ...