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by bobneill
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Upgrading from BC2 and BC3
Replies: 13
Views: 4915

.."How one company can have a monopoly on Great sound.&

One doesn't but Blue Circle has a monopoly on the sound you seem to want. The 6NS7 tube has something to do with it, though the new all solid state gear (1022, O22i, NSP, NSL) have it too. The advice I offered you came from a conversation I had with Our Leader, so it's probably pretty good. Good luck.
by bobneill
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Upgrading from BC2 and BC3
Replies: 13
Views: 4915

Mark

Yeah, you're right, I over-read you.

Bob
by bobneill
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Upgrading from BC2 and BC3
Replies: 13
Views: 4915

Upgrading a BC2

Going from a BC2 to a 2K4SH may be too large a change, even with the amp's tube option. I find the tube option tempers my ELD BD's clarity a bit but it still sounds like a 2K4 Class D amp...which is a long way from a BC2. If it were possible to upgrade a BC2 to a BC 2.1 or BC2000 (it isn't), that mi...
by bobneill
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Upgrading from BC2 and BC3
Replies: 13
Views: 4915

BC2 and BC3 upgrade

Suggest you ask GY to re-build your BC2 into a 6SN7 amp with a BC206 output stage. That will add reliability and also some clarity. Keep the BC3, presumably a Despina. Just doing the work on the BC2 will keep you
within your $4K to $5K budget.
by bobneill
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Early Impressions II: ELD BD integrated amplifier
Replies: 0
Views: 2933

Early Impressions II: ELD BD integrated amplifier

Coming to my still (very new) ELD BD from the CSD, I can immediately hear its greater ambition. The ELD is not an amp designed to charm us. It has a more commanding personality (twice the power of the CSD) and a more expanded bandwidth. It is less of a midrange centered amp. While I am quietly pleas...
by bobneill
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: First Impressions I: BC CSD integrated amplifier
Replies: 0
Views: 2416

First Impressions I: BC CSD integrated amplifier

The CSD is turning out to be the perfect entry level integrated. It has a lovely midrange that is conspicuously attractive in tonality. Treble is attractive rather than brilliant, bass is natural and firm if unspectacular. There is an overall sense of the easy listening quality of the late DAR witho...
by bobneill
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: BC 3000II GZpz and BC204KQ
Replies: 19
Views: 13492

BC 3000GZpz

Sold
by bobneill
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: BC 2K4 Stereo Most Wanted COmponents 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 3526

2K4

Huzzah!
by bobneill
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: NSL, Three Days in.
Replies: 4
Views: 4327

NSL

They have settled in and now just sound 'normal'...unless I go back to anything else. Even the NSP, as good as it is, now sounds a bit held in, compromised, when I switch. So the NSL is doing what all great pieces do, spoil you for anything less. One thing I haven't done yet is try it on more demand...
by bobneill
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: NSL, Three Days in.
Replies: 4
Views: 4327

qualia

I didn't use it quite right, actually. What I was after was the quality of things (harshness, firmness, thickness, etc.); but what qualia actually means is our private, internal SENSE of the qualities of things...of instrumental timbre,etc. Anyway, you understood me in spite of my clumsiness. The NS...
by bobneill
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: NSL, Three Days in.
Replies: 4
Views: 4327

NSL, Three Days in.

The question most of us ask about audio in the end is what do we REALLY want: sweetness? body? weight? room rattling bass ?
by bobneill
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: 2K4 Class D Stereo Amplifer, First Hearing
Replies: 5
Views: 4432

Another week on the 2K4.

I'm in trouble now because the amp is picking up some suavity and subtlety. Emmanuelle Bertrand's cello (new CD from HM on cello music of Dutilleux) has magic and presence to go with its warmth and weight. The cello has more character than it's had before now. I'm in trouble because gear is supposed...
by bobneill
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: 2K4 Class D Stereo Amplifer, First Hearing
Replies: 5
Views: 4432

Another Day...

Another day of listening to the 2K4/JMR Orfeos is showing me how addictive the unadulterated musical truth new BC style can be. I switched to a system highly regarded (by me and many others) -- the speakers retail for over $12K) for its beauty and immediately missed the...thoroughness of the 2K4/Orf...
by bobneill
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: 2K4 Class D Stereo Amplifer, First Hearing
Replies: 5
Views: 4432

P.S.

I'm assuming you know this amp is also available in switchable tube input form...for another $1300.
by bobneill
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: 2K4 Class D Stereo Amplifer, First Hearing
Replies: 5
Views: 4432

2K4 Class D Stereo Amplifer, First Hearing

The sound that characterizes Blue Circle