Tuncel is the ex
(1997-98) and very active General Secretary of Istanbul Hi Fi Club as well
as its President to be (1999/00). During my visit there were six other
members (four of them ex-Presidents) and we unanimously decided that his
system's placement was not ideal. Of course many alternative suggestions
were made. We will eagerly wait and see the outcome.
Tuncel has a second system (not listed
below) which consists of KEF LS3/5-a's and D&B Lab amplification (the
only commercially available Turkish made tube amplifiers designed and built
by Deger Terem). D&B Lab Power is pictured on the left.
Tuncel is a regular contributor to Turkish
"Jazz" magazine. He writes CD reviews and interviews Turkish Jazz musicians.
He is currently working on the biography of Erol Pekcan.
Tuncel's collection includes 1700 CD's
and 600 LP's, he listens to jazz (70%), classical (20%) and other music
||Quad 707 (bi-amped)
||Kef Reference 3
about his System:
AA: "Tuncel, how would you describe
your system's sound?"
TG: "It is transparent, detailed
and has a monitor quality."
AA: "Do you think there is room
TG: "Yes, I would wish to have
a bigger sound stage."
AA: "Have you got plans for upgrading?"
TG: "Yes, I'm planning to try the
Transparent cables and Meridian 508.24 CD Player. I may also upgrade my
speakers to Kef Reference 4."
Re-Visit Notes (13 November 1999)
When I first visited Tuncel on 6 February 99, he was the General Secretary
of Istanbul Hi-Fi Club, but he recently became the President. So the first
change is in the title.
If you read the first paragraph of my first visit notes, you will notice
that our committee had suggested him to relocate his system. A real President
is a good listener (who had said that?). Tuncel chose an ideal location
for his system and with the consent of his wife he completely changed the
layout of his living room. He also separated his second system and placed
it to another wall. Bravo Tuncel!
On the interview he had also expressed his wish to upgrade his speakers
to Kef Reference 4 and he has now done it. The rest of his system
The speakers were brand new and had only a few hours of break in, but
in its new place the system sounded much more airy and gave the feeling
of a bigger stage. It was also very neutral and had good inner detail.
Very good moves Tuncel, happy listening.