System #56 (Aerius i)

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Marcello

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Hi Lugano

Sorry for my delay replying your question. I didn't have access to a computer the last few days.

Yes, I have to say there is an improvement using the ceraballs. It is just for my ears maybe and I can't totally exclude a "placebo"-effect. The step forward was not huge but still hearable. I feel just a little step more "in" the music, there is just a little bit "more" music I get from the speakers. It is worth the price of CHF 40 each, I think.

Our house is build very massive and so I thought about connecting the speakers to the floor since a while. I talked about spikes with the guy in the store and they gave me a try with the ceraballs. I kept them without comparing them to spikes.

The weight of the Aerius speakers are close to the limit for the ceraballs. The producer don't recommend the ceraballs for speakers, they recommend the bigger, stronger and more expensive cerapuc or carabase. But they were too much for my feeling in comparison with the speakers price and all the tree types work at the same basically. I think the caraballs make a good job under the Aerius i.

Greetings from Schaffhausen to the "bello Ticino".
Marcel
 

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WOW, really nice ! Love your equipment rack, is it a specific brand ?
 

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hi nielsen

Thank you for the kind words.

The rack is tailor made. Last summer, after we have ordered a new table for our dining room from a joiner, we decided to go with the same type of wood for the rack. This because in our house the ground floor with kitchen, living and dining area is all open. Table and rack are made of walnut tree. For the design of the rack I first made a sketch and the joiner optimized the proportions and so. We are very happy with the result, sad thing is I can not name a brand.

Marcello

PS: My wife an I visited your beautiful country three years ago, we did a very nice trip on the Hurtigruten MS Vesteraalen from Kirkenes to Bergen
 
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Hello everybody......

It took a very long time since my last reading or posting in this great forum! Let's say it in the words of the eagles "I never broke up with this hobby, i just took a forty year vacation". It was all a question of priorities (family, job....) and alternatives (mechanical watches.........).

During the last two years then, the time spending with serious listening increases again. And some ideas concerning adds and upgrades were knocking on the door immediately .......

Unfortunately I can't remember how to change the System Showcase in this forum, so i just use the regular post-function to restart: It's no longer an Aerius i-System, it is an Ethos-System now. What else to say?

The central unit is a LINN Akurate DSM (Pre, Phono-Pre, DAC and Streamer) i bought as demo. I have added two monoblocks ROWEN Absolut Mono. So that is the actual amplification.

As source i mostly stream the music from Qobuz. For the music i like to own, i bought a REGA P8 turntable with the REGA Apheta 3 Cartridge. And still (but rarely used) the REGA Planet 2000 CDP is installed, connected optical to the LINN DAC.

And then, i wrote it in the beginning, the ML Ethos I picked up used, but from the original and licensed dealer with an extra 6-month-warranty. Likewise in charge is the VELODYNE sub.

Very, very happy with all this!

Have a good time an stay healthy, greetings from Switzerland, Marcello

Anlage mit Ethos3.JPG
 
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