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    SP-14 new build

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    audiobill

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    SP-14 new build

    Post by audiobill on Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:17 pm

    While I've built several of these for customers, I haven't spent much time with one in my system.

    Big mistake - It has taken my already great system (M-125s, Magneplanar 3.6/R, PBN Montana EPS speakers, Thorens table etc) to a new level.

    Bass, highs, soundstaging, imaging, dynamics - all superb!

    Made the Beach Boys' Good Vibrations sound like a choral work with a symphony.

    Buy one from Roy with absolute confidence.

    Bill


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    Kentley

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    Re: SP-14 new build

    Post by Kentley on Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:08 pm

    Told ya so, Mr. Bill tongue
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    tubes4hifi
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    Re: SP-14 new build

    Post by tubes4hifi on Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm

    seems like about 3 years ago I posted somewhere on this forum that if you haven't heard an SP14,
    you need to stop right now and buy one, don't even ask questions, just do it. Sell whatever it takes to afford it.
    You'll get more pleasure out of your audio system than you ever could have imagined for under $5000.

    audiobill

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    Re: SP-14 new build

    Post by audiobill on Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:35 pm

    tubes4hifi wrote:seems like about 3 years ago I posted somewhere on this forum that if you haven't heard an SP14,
    you need to stop right now and buy one, don't even ask questions, just do it.   Sell whatever it takes to afford it.
    You'll get more pleasure out of your audio system than you ever could have imagined for under $5000.

    Or under $2,000!
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    tubes4hifi
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    Re: SP-14 new build

    Post by tubes4hifi on Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:13 pm

    Bill, in your case, under $500 (hey people, the PCB kit is $289) ( anybody can save alot of money with DIY )
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    pedrocols

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    Re: SP-14 new build

    Post by pedrocols on Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:04 pm

    So I can basically get the PCB kit and fabricate my own chassis?
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    tubes4hifi
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    Re: SP-14 new build

    Post by tubes4hifi on Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:46 pm

    certainly! build your own chassis or use whatever you have handy!
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    Tube Nube

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    Re: SP-14 new build

    Post by Tube Nube on Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:28 am

    I'd like to "up vote", "thumbs up" or "like" Bill's comments on Roy's SP14. It is a fantastic pre-amp. Truly exquisite.
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    deepee99

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    Re: SP-14 new build

    Post by deepee99 on Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:59 pm

    I second that emotion, and by all means get the octal version.
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    Denizen

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    Re: SP-14 new build

    Post by Denizen on Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:42 am

    Nice to see these comments since Roy will be sending out a board (& associated parts) for me on Tuesday.

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