Got the Magic 5 SE back! Wow!

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soldermizer

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Got the Magic 5 SE back! Wow!
« on: 27 Dec 2006, 12:30 am »
Got a repaired Magic 5 SE back from Dr. Lloyd today.  I'd done a crappy solder job when I built the kit back in '05.  It sounds to be working perfectly now.   I'm listening to Dire Strait's "Water of Love" & at the beginning just before the drums come in, I think I heard the "print through"; never noticed that before.   This only like the 3rd CD, and I'm already hearing things I never noted before.   All the more remarkable because the (current) set up is a mixed bag:  $50 dvd player and antique Carver M400t amp, spkrs are Maggie 1.6's.

Of course, I'm playing it rather loudly tonight :)

indelibo

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Re: Got the Magic 5 SE back! Wow!
« Reply #1 on: 31 May 2007, 06:51 pm »
I tried the GE 5 star Black Triple Mica and noticed a very minor improvement with the Grado RS1.

steve k

Re: Got the Magic 5 SE back! Wow!
« Reply #2 on: 31 May 2007, 09:11 pm »
Congrats! I'm using a Magic 5B SE with Maggies and tube amps also. Just out of curiosity, which topology do you prefer, the SRPP or CF?
steve

soldermizer

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Re: Got the Magic 5 SE back! Wow!
« Reply #3 on: 8 Jun 2007, 03:49 am »
To be honest, I have trouble hearing a difference.  I've had the unit for about 2 years.  Not connected for all of that time, but I can't seem to pick my "favorite."