I can’t believe how behind on posts I am! I have a bunch of things I want to tell you about, but the time has just been getting away from me. Where does it go!?
Before I get into some Fresh Catchs and such I want to share a couple of messages that I received from Siedy about ViaBlue™ Lautsprecherkabel, and from Robert on some amazing DIY Westminster loudspeakers.
That’s Siedy in the photo above (and below) with his new pair of ViaBlue™ Lautsprecherkabels.
If you’ve been following along on my blog you already know that Siedy has superb taste in Hi-Fi gear. That’s Siedy with his Westminster Royal SEs with the Tannoy ST-200 supertweeters perched on top of them in the photo above. Oh, before I forget, Siedy shared a tip with me about waxing his Westminsters that other Westy owners will appreciate and want to know about:
“I waxed for the second time my Westminster with the special Tannoy Woodwax. On each Westminster I put now 2 pots of wax! The Tannoy wax gives the WM now a nice glow. But now comes the best! The WM sounds now BETTER! The bass is tighter and the overall sound is somehow more transparant! Strange, strange … or not? I have an idea that in the way the wax is working lies a little secret. Now with the wax on the WM and knocking on the WM you can here a less wooden ‘klonky’ sound. I have the idea the people from Tannoy put some kind of ‘siliconen’ in the wax. Although this is how the wax feels when it is on the WM. It looks like if I putted a lacquer on the WM instead of wax. Wow, strange and funny! (see the picture with the ST 200: see how the wood is ‘glowing’)”
I know what Siedy means about waxing the Westminsters, it really does make them sound better. I feel a little silly that I haven’t tried Tannoy’s wax on my Westminsters, but I have waxed them a couple of times with a fine New England (and later French) furniture wax and it does make a really nice difference in the sound quality.
Siedy has been telling me I need to give the ST-200s a listen, and I’m sure he’s right. I’m going to ask Tannoy if they’ll send me a pair to write up for Positive Feedback Online when I get caught up on reviews a little bit more. I’m running a 6-month review queue at the moment, which means I’m way in over my head! It also means I’ve got a lot of really cool Hi-Fi gear to tell you about, so stay tuned.
Siedy has a big smile on his face in the photos above because he really likes the way the ViaBlue™ cables are working in his system:
“In Germany and also in whole Europe there is a lot of buzz around the cables of VIABLUE! I have them since today in my home and they are awesome good! See the photo’s for the fantastic look and feel of the Cable. It almost seems if the people from ViaBlue have made the cables specially for Tannoy’s. The match is great. The sound is superb. On level with my so beloved Siltech FT 12 SG-G3 (an silver – gold cable). And then look at the prices … almost too cheap! Perhaps something for the future: testing the ViaBlue cables. Nice greetings and lots of fun and pleasure listening and reviewing all the nice gear you have at your home.”
If you get a chance be sure to give the ViaBlue™ cables a listen, Siedy’s got great taste in Hi-Fi gear so you know they’ll be something special.
Also, Robert sent me a link to go check out Simon’s DIY Westminster build. I’ll tell you what, Simon did a fantastic job, his DIY Westminsters are drop dead gorgeous! I am in awe!
Many thanks to Siedy for sharing the great photos, tips on Westminsters, and the news about the ViaBlue™! Many thanks to Robert for sharing the link of the DIY Westminsters!