2K Club - QQ Super Nova
- Mar 30, 2009
- London, England
the 775's are whoppers! do you listen with grilles off? how do you find the treble nestling in between the two mid/bass drivers? my first Missions were also of the "upside down" variety and although it looked a bit weird at first, coupled with the big flared front reflex port at the bottom it really worked, plenty of bass but still nice and controlled.Thanks, fred,
It's all listed on my profile. The Missions are 4 775 towers, w/a timbre matched center. The REL is a T-9, 300W, w/an active and a passive 10". Like much of my software, I bought the REL the first day it was available. I had auditioned several other subs before choosing that. I had a Mission AS-300 sub before that, but the REL goes lower and is far more linear in its response. You're right, never overblown. British speakers are the best, although other Euro, US and Canadian speakers are pretty hot, too. I've been using Ortofon moving coil for 35 years. Many say it's bright, and that's true. It is as warm in the mids as anything I've heard.
I hope to upgrade to a better Ortofon MC cartridge, and either a VPI Scout or Rek-o-Kut transcription turntable soon. And a dedicated phono preamp, most of which I need to sit and seriously evaluate. On the advice of my friends at Music Direct, and many of the guys here, I think upgrading my Sony Blu-Ray to an Oppo is in order. The hifi addiction never stops.
i heard lots of good things about the matching 77c centre but it looks so teeny compared to the towers.. is that why you opted to match the sound with another centre?
I've been tempted by Oppo but they aren't a very well known brand here in the UK, so customer service worries have held me back.
the Denon DBP1611 I just installed for a local lady is very impressive for the peanuts prices you can find them at now they're discontinued. the next model up, the DBP2012 is very well thought of by users and reviewers alike. I guess Oppo has the edge over so many in that their Universal players are heavily feature-laden, reliable, well-made and look quite attractive plus easily moddable for multi-region should you need it.
definitely in my experience, do not go for a Yamaha or Pioneer universal blu ray spinner. Both absolutely terrible and had to go back after developing chronic faults after 5 minutes!!