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Author Topic: NORWAY CALLING: NOS1 impressions from Pedal  (Read 13940 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2011, 12:54:05 pm »

Although I can hardly believe this myself, with my whole system being fed directly from my new dedicated mains, there has been a marked increase in LF energy. The NOS1 now sounds very balanced tonally, and I have no desire for more bass. But as I've said before, I think the NOS1 really needs to be used with Special to get it sounding 'natural'.

OT: I would LOVE to know exactly what Special does to change the sound in such a drastic way. All glare is immediately removed and the bass increases dramatically. The sound stage gets pushed right back - the depth is incredible (especially with the NOS1). There is no longer anything 'in your face'. Everthing comes across as totally smooth... and sort of 'coherent' and 'whole'. The only down-side is that it may come across as less dynamic and/or exciting compared to Adaptive/Engine#3. But IMO, it's certainly way more musically fulfilling.


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Phasure Mach III (Win 14393.0 on RAM-OS / controlled by RDC, / connected directly to music server / XXHighEnd 2.10 / Minimize OS / Engine#4 Adaptive / DB=4096 / Q1=10 / xQ1=15 / Q3,4,5=1 / SFS=0.69 / XTweaks = 34, 10, 0, 0, 0 / Straight Contiguous / Clock Resolution = 15ms / Scheme 3-5 (low/realtime) / 8x Arc Prediction / switch #5 'up/off' / Unattended) mobo USB3 port -> Lush^2 -> Phasure NOS1a B75 G3 -> 8m Blaxius^2 -> First Watt F5-cloned mono amps -> Tune Audio Anima horn speakers
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Phasure Mach II (with Nick's clock upgrade) -> Lush^2 -> Phasure NOS1a G3 -> BD-Design BD30-SPR mono amps -> Tune Audio Marvel horn speakers
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