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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffer View Post
    Thanks guys. As for the sub, he's passive and easy to integrate.



    The Shelter's fantastic. What are you using yours on?



    Sure thing Marco. On the road right now, put I'll post some pics next week for you.
    I'm using my Shelter 5000 on a 309 mated to a Gyro SE. Sounds good to my ears!

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    Very nice looking system. And as I have to play "Guess the Avatar" whenever anyone uses a car... Studebaker Silver Hawk? '57/'58?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Very nice looking system. And as I have to play "Guess the Avatar" whenever anyone uses a car... Studebaker Silver Hawk? '57/'58?
    Very close! '56 Studebaker Golden Hawk..


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    Cool car, David! Like Alex, I'm a big fan of classic American cars.

    Since you've got the camera out, you could always take the hood off of your (equally gorgeous) Cary, so I can have a peek-a-boo at its 'bits'

    Marco.
    "You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way and the only way, it does not exist" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.


    My system:

    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Modified Goldpoint SA4M-47 passive preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

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    Lol. I respect your determination. I'll try to get to it to tonight..

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    Good man - it's only because the Cary is likely to be on my future 'wants list', should I ever change the Croft, but I gots ta know what's under the hood!

    Marco.
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    My system:

    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Modified Goldpoint SA4M-47 passive preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

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    Lovely motor! (I can see it's a Golden Hawk now from the full picture, I wasn't sure if it was or not from the avatar and figured better to guess a "lower" version than the full monty you've got! )
    Alex

    Main System: Digital: Dell Latitude D630/M2Tech Hiface/JRiver Media Centre 17/FLAC; Marantz SA7001 KI Signature SACD Player and other digital stuff into Gatorised Beresford Caiman DAC Vinyl: Garrard 401/SME 3009 SII Improved/Sumiko HS/Nagaoka MP-30
    Amplifier: Rega Brio R. Speakers: Spendor SP1. Cables: Various, mainly Mark Grant.
    Please see "about me" for the rest of my cr@p! Gallery


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffer View Post
    Very close! '56 Studebaker Golden Hawk..

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Lovely motor!
    No kidding, what's more it's over half a century old & damn near looks like new

    Fantastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffer View Post
    Been lurking here for a little bit. Some really fantastic systems and rooms. Thought I'd share of few pics of my own:

    Accuphase A50 amplifier





    Cary SLP-05 preamp





    VPI Aries II with JMW 10.5i arm and Shelter 501 MKII cartridge





    Ayre P5xe phono pre



    Cary 306 SACD player





    Mac Mini with Stello U3 USB converter (Airport Express not pictured)



    Focus Audio FP80se speakers





    Zeus sub-woofer



    Obviously I spend a lot of time in this room. Have a few more tweaks, but generally speaking I'm content with what I have.

    Thanks for looking!

    Dave

    Well done Dave! Can you tell us about your little gooseneck TT lamp? Thanks.
    No matter how far you push the envelope it's still stationery..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ES347 View Post
    Well done Dave! Can you tell us about your little gooseneck TT lamp? Thanks.
    Thanks Gavin. It's a Janso Clamp light from IKEA. You can usually find them on ebay or elsewhere for around $20.00. They also make one with a regular base.


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