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    Join Date: Feb 2012

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    as it stands right now... Inspired by Mika K's B&W photos i'll do the same for now. Have very difficult light in my den with mixed colour temperatures.


    First up is my trusty old Heybrook TT2 or TT12 due to the Valhalla motor control. Switched to a RB-301 with a Denon DL-103 this morning. Never boring, to my ears!


    And here's my digital source and preamp. Both Marantz, the pre is the SC-11S1, quite a capable fully balanced pre with a very good phono stage and an equally potent headphone amp. It delivers excellent audio to the power amp also. The top item is a NA-7004, Network Audio Player, with more capabilities than i have the energy to go through I use it as a UPnP Media Renderer for music stored on my NAS, and also as a DAC for music from the Mac Mini/Amarra which is in the background somewhere. And to be honest i also use it for sending AirPlay streams to it with surprisingly good results!


    My SACD player is also a Marantz unit, an SA-15S1 which mostly is used for playing back SACD's. Ordinary CD's are to 99% ripped once and then played from files, as this sounds a lot better in my system. Below the Marantz is the Bladelius Balder Power amp, quite a powerful unit. The toroid trafo is spec'd to some 2KVA's.


    Ah, and here's my DD TT, wouldn't dare showing pics on this forum without a Techie, would you? This is an SL-150 Mk II fitted with an SME Series III and most of the time hosts one of my lighter MM's.
    Actually i am quite fond of it and it shounds shoo shweeet with it's Ortofon 2M Black (Or Bronze or even Red if in doubt over LP quality) Horrible acoustic feedback though, on it's original feet.


    Finally, my old sweetheart, the Luxman L-530! Beautiful amp with a more than respectable phono stage and a sweet beautiful sound which "makes my heart sing"
    High current bias delivers some 20W in pure Class A and then some 120W into 8ohms in Class AB.

    Thanks for looking!
    Regards /Mike
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    That Heybrook and mighty Luxman anp look stunning indeed! Had myself L-525 back in the days and still wonder why sold it? Audiophilia nervosa I guess..
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    Thanks for sharing loooks nice
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    Lovely pics
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    Very nice

    Looks like you have a fair few LP's as well
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Heybrook looks beautiful in those tones.

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    Beautiful, I think I have spied some of your pictures before

    Always liked the Heybrook and its top of my wish list of TT's, I think I have decided to go for a vintage as opposed to new player. Just need to find a good one now.
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    Thanks guy's! Tim, i saw that one guy wanted advice on pricing as he was about to sell his TT2. Look in the Analogue dept. for recent post in the thread on TT2.

    I'll try and add some further pics of various bits of kit as they emerge from my closets for some out-time!

    /Mike

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    Whats the swirley Vertigo fuzzy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Always liked the Heybrook and its top of my wish list of TT's, I think I have decided to go for a vintage as opposed to new player. Just need to find a good one now.
    Hehehe... I knew that you'd eventually succumb to the powers of the dark side. You've spent too long on AoS for the bug not to bite!

    Mike, awesome pics, dude. I agree with Dave that your TT2 looks stunning in black and white, just indeed as it does in colour!

    Oh, and I LOVE that Luxman - Japanese engineering at its best!

    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/Williams Audio NAS 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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