AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > Balanced Audio Technology

Balanced Audio Technology Balanced Design, Balanced Sound

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 01-02-2016, 11:28 PM
nc42acc's Avatar
nc42acc nc42acc is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 128
Default

Thank you for the reply. I do have a local dealer for BAT and I have already discussed with him the VK53SE if the ARC REF5SE doesn't work out.
__________________
Marty
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 01-03-2016, 06:06 PM
Swelfelo Swelfelo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Rockland, NY
Posts: 41
Default My Pleasure

My pleasure, Marty.

I think that either of the preamps you mentioned represent advancements in the audio arts over the VK-50SE. However, I have always wondered whether ARC based its use of the 6H30 tube upon Victor Khomenko's discovery of this triode.

If you have a question concerning the Ncores, go ahead and ask it.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 02-23-2017, 04:24 PM
tom_hankins tom_hankins is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 243
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Swelfelo View Post
I now have about 100 hours of dedicated listening time with the VK-53SE. In the meantime, several changes occurred in the rest of the system. I finished upgrading my interconnects so that the entire system is connected by Shunyata Anaconda Balanced Ztrons. Also, I rebuilt my Ncores NC400s with better cases, connections and grounding--I have ferrite chokes and HiFi Supreme Tuning fuses on the way. Some of my improvements in the other areas of the system seem to allow the preamp to shine more as the fundamental sonic character has not shifted.

My initial impressions of the preamp in the earlier postings above have not been altered much, except that there is more detail, better definition in the bass, more treble extension and the midrange is just liquid. The sound is quick and fluid, supremely musical and powerful when the material warrants, and intimate for softer pieces. When the preamp was burning in I would say that the cohesiveness was not all there altogether and there was spotlighting of the treble and bass. Now it is completely cohesive. The sound is just organically beautiful top to bottom.
Still using the VK-53se? Any more to add to the upgrade you did?
Thanks!
__________________
Avid Sequel SP, SME V, BENZ LPS, VKP10se, VK52se, audionet AMP,YG Acoustics Anat III sig
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 02-24-2017, 06:15 AM
Swelfelo Swelfelo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Rockland, NY
Posts: 41
Default Bat vk-53se

I have not done anything else as this would be gilding the lily, so to speak.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 AM.

Follow @AudioAficionado
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
ęCopyright 2009-2017 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Fortress
Fortress
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Sound Anchors
Sound Anchors
Audeze
Audeze
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Wyred 4 Sound
Wyred 4 Sound
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase