Cemil happens to
be my neighbor, his house is only 1 km away from mine. Therefore he was
the most convenient candidate for my first visit on this first day of 1999.
He has the luxury of having a listening room of his own in his basement.
No WAF to care about!
Cemil mostly listens to Jazz (90%) and
Rock (10%) music and he's got a very important collection of LP's and CD's.
He says that he doesn't have a bias for one of the formats but enjoys both
Cemil is a member of Istanbul Hi Fi Club
and has a weekly program on Acik Radio called "Worst Selling Records".
Let's now discover the details of
his system and his accompanying comments.
||Linn Sondek LP12
||Sonic Frontiers SFP-1
||Jadis Defy 7
||Magnepan MG 3.5
||Linn, Kimber PBJ, VdH First, MIT Terminator
||Van den Hull Revelation
about his System:
AA: "Cemil, how would you describe
your system's sound?"
CG: "I'm generally happy with my
system: I've done no major changes for the last four years. It has open
sound, natural tonality, big sound stage and musicality. It is warm enough
without compromising the detail."
AA: "Do you think there is room
CG: "Ideally I would like to have
a bit more kick on bass drum. Also some instruments tend to slightly wander
in the sound stage."
AA: "Have you got plans for upgrading?"
CG: "I prefer panel speakers and
will stick to them in the future. I will probably upgrade my speakers to
Magnepan MG20. But at the same time (the MG20's being more demanding) I
will have to upgrade the amplification. I will definitely stick to TUBES!
Because I find they give much more natural timber to acoustic instruments.
I may also change my CD player with a more recent generation, but I'm still
uncertain and waiting to see what's going to happen to the new standards