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by Bob Neill
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: NSW: First Listening Report
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Three Weeks In

Three weeks in. "The Best 75 Jazz Tracks of the Early 1960's." (Chrome Dreams CD6 5105) There is more life and emotion in the midrange.This is a wonderful set of CD's (as is The Best of the 1950's"), and it really has increased visceral and soulful life this week in the NSC/NSW/Orfeo Jubilee combina...
by Bob Neill
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: NSW: First Listening Report
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: NSW: First Listening Report -- Update

This morning the NSW/Orféos pairing turned a corner. I have never heard a cello sound as beautiful and complete as Sol Gabetta's performance of Peteris Vasks' new Cello Concerto did today. I heard this same recording a week ago and while good, it was nowhere near as wonderful as it was this morning....
by Bob Neill
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: NSW: First Listening Report
Replies: 2
Views: 256

NSW: First Listening Report

In filing this first, early report on the new NSW 300, as there is only one speaker in my house that is its natural mate, the new Jean Marie Reynaud Orféo Jubilees, I have no way yet of separating what this amp sounds like from what its mates sound like. So take the following as a flawed first repor...
by Bob Neill
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: TSP
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: TSP

I have one here. It does as you would expect, sort of what the tube in the ELD BD does. Introduces a hint of the late DAR for those who find their ss amps, especially the Class D's for example, insufficiently soulful. I don't find I need that but some do. Gilbert has been playing with tube/ss option...
by Bob Neill
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: NSW
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: NSW

Sometimes we write for BC folk who want an impression of what the new gear sounds like, sometimes to be overheard by non BC folk who listen in to hear what Blue Circle is all about. Our job is to describe what we hear, comparing where we can, but mainly with 'live' music as a reference. Blue Circle ...
by Bob Neill
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: NSW
Replies: 3
Views: 231

NSW

Mine is due here late this week or early next. Will be paired with an NSC on a pair of the new JMR Orféo Jubilees. Will report out on both as soon as I feel break-in is pretty far in. Why am I posting this now? Because I'm sick of seeing nothing here. I guess everybody is just happy with their BC ge...
by Bob Neill
Wed May 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: BC1002-ML stereo power amplifier
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: BC1002-ML stereo power amplifier

We should have foreseen this and it's very good news. We know that Gilbert believes in the greater control he can achieve as a designer with integrateds than with separates, but there are folks out there with good preamps (107, NSC) who will find this a true blessing. The 002i EPS is so fine a piece...
by Bob Neill
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Long time lurker checking in with a thank you!
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: Long time lurker checking in with a thank you!

What are you using for speakers?

Oh yeah, welcome to the Niche.
by Bob Neill
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: 002i with EPS Re-visited
Replies: 1
Views: 655

002i with EPS Re-visited

Confession: As my 002i has settled in, I find I am playing it all of the time with the EPS, as is my first 002i customer. On truly critical speakers, like my new Jean Marie Reynaud Abscissa Jubilees, the body, mid-range clarity, and beauty of the 002i - EPS are extraordinary. As good as the OO2i alo...
by Bob Neill
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: BC107SE TBK
Replies: 10
Views: 2067

Gilbert and the Preamp

I love this. It tells us a lot why you are the unique person you are.
by Bob Neill
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Now that the formal Spiel on the BC 001i is up....
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Edit

Can't figure out how to edit my post. Just want to correct subject line to 002I.
by Bob Neill
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Now that the formal Spiel on the BC 001i is up....
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Now that the formal Spiel on the BC 001i is up....

Here's my initial report, adapted from my website: My first impression of the 002i was that it has a beautiful sound, more noticeably beautiful than its big brother, the 022I. It is less robust, lighter, which creates a sense of greater subtlety, more delicacy. It is a trifle (pleasantly) indulgent....
by Bob Neill
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Another happy day.........
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

What George Said

Amen!
by Bob Neill
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: NSW 300 watt stereo power amplifier
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

NSW

Huzzah! Just what my JMR Orfeos want. Can't wait.
by Bob Neill
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Long time to design, 3 days to decide ..........
Replies: 7
Views: 2747

BC 6....

BC 6, right. Oh well, at least I remember the names of old girlfriends correctly. A lovely, large, heavy, hot running (Class A) hybrid. Good stuff, though I expect it wouldn't stand up to my O22i any more than I expect my BC 2.1 would stand up to my NSL. Aural memory is tricky and undependable.