Nejat Basar's 
Date of Visit:
16 January 1999

The System

Spendor SP2/2 right speaker

click here to see "the ear drum"

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Nejat Basar


Nejat is one of the ex-Presidents (1995-96) of Istanbul Hi Fi Club. Despite his protests I call him "Mr. Golden Ear".  His ears are so precisely tuned to the true timbers of most acoustic instruments that he can almost immediately pinpoint any modicum coloration. The right channel picture of this nearly perfect instrument is displayed at the bottom left.

His obsession for neutrality is forcing him to listen to monitor quality speakers: Spendor SP2/2. Although his wife, Julide, is very tolerant with his hobby and his system has a high WAF, Nejat recently relocated them to his basement for more privacy and more comfortable (!) listening levels.

Nejat mostly listens  to classical music and still prefers the sound of LP's to CD's.

System's Components
Turntable: Rega Planar 3
Arm: Rega 300
Cartridge: Clearaudio Accurate
CD Transport: Orelle CD-10T
D/A Converter: Orelle DA 180
Phono Preamp: ARC PH3 SE
Line Preamp: ARC LS7
Power Amps: Musical Fidelity MA 50-X (mono)
Speakers: Spendor SP2/2
Interconnects: Van den Hul MCD-102 MkIII
Speaker Cables:  Van den Hul - Revelation
Digital Cable: Orelle

Nejat's comments about his System:

AA: "Nejat, how would you describe your system's sound?"
NB: "It is natural and has a very good tonal balance."
AA: "Do you think there is room for improvement?"
NB: "Yes, the frequency range extension to both extremes could be improved. Also I would wish to enlarge the sound stage without enlarging the instrument sizes and keep the instruments as big as they truly are."
AA: "Have you got plans for upgrading?"
NB: "I'm still looking for my dream speaker which I haven't found yet. When and if I find it, I will upgrade the rest of the system accordingly."