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  1. #241
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I agree. I like the minimalistic design. There's nothing there that does not need to be, but it still looks very appealing and stylish.

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    Exactly... Most of the high-end T/Ts you see now need a room of their own to be housed in! It's completely unnecessary. I like T/Ts you can comfortably sit on top of your average equipment rack (or wall shelf).

    Marco [hates bulky, oversized turntables].
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  3. #243
    Join Date: Feb 2012

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    Late as usual!

    Thank you gentlemen! It does look pretty good, doesnít it?
    And iím in audio heaven, it sounds fantastic!

  4. #244
    Join Date: Feb 2012

    Location: Falun, Sweden

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    I'm Mike.

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    Enjoying the relative cool of the evening with the portable rig on the balcony!
    Roon unfolding+upsampling MQA from Tidal, via the iPad via the USB (camera connection kit) into the Hugo and outputting damned fine music through the Focal Utopias!
    Sipping a wee dram of Balvenie Double Wood doesnít make things worse! []

  5. #245
    Join Date: Nov 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfaGTV View Post
    While iím at it! I recently sold my trusty Michell Orbe SE, with a Technoarm and Benz Wood SL. My intent was to research a new vinyl spinner, and some time in the fall or so go hunting for a new prospect. As it happens, my friend decided to put an order in for the new Technics SL-1000 which meant his olde gal had to go.
    I was quite easily convinced to give her a new home as i really liked what it did in his rig!

    AMG Viella (or V12) with the 12J2 12Ē tone arm and a HRS base.
    While i really liked most things the Orbe SE did, this is a completely different animal.

    I am a very happy bugger!
    I have the Giro and its stunning, the bigger one does the same, but a bit more.
    Regards Neil

    System 1 (Living Room) : AMG Giro turntable, AMG 9W2 tonearm, Air Tight PC3 cartridge, Passlabs Xono phonostage, AMG Reference armcable. Marantz CD7 CD player, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player + Audioquest Jitter Bug, Veracity Audio Mystra DAC + HP laptop + iFi Audio i power, Wireworld Starlight USB + Audioquest Jitter Bug, for computer audio, Audio Valve RKV2 headphone amp, headphones Grado GS 1000, Nakamichi CR5e tape deck, Balanced Audio Technology VK300se integrated amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 speakers. Cabling: Signal - Atlas Mavros, Audience AU24, Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mark Grant distribution blocks, Equipment tables Target Audio B series.

    System 2 (Music Room) : Loricraft Garrard 401 turntable + SME 5 tonearm + VDH MC10 cartridge + Graham IC70 tonearm cable, Modified Technics 1200 turntable + Triplannar 7 tonearm + VDH Frog Gold cartridge + Paul Hynes SR7 PSU, SME Model 20 turntable + Graham Phantom tonearm + Ortofon MC5200 cartridge + Graham IC70 tonearm cable, Balanced Audio Technology VK10se phonostage, Moon Andromeda CD player, Esoteric P5 SACD transport and P 5 DAC, Toshiba 9500 DVD Audio player, AMR DP777 DAC + Dell Laptop + iFi Audio i power + JKenny JKSPIDIF + Wireworld Starlight USB - for computer audio, Kenwood 8300 tuner, Revox B760 tuner, Magnum Dynalab signal sleuth, Leak Troughline tuner + EAR Stereo decoder, Revox B77 mk 2 & Revox A77 mk3 reel to reel recorders, Balanced Audio Technology VK52se pre-amplifier, Music Reference RM200 mk1 power-amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 speakers. Cabling: Signal/Speaker - Audience AU24, XLO Type6. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains distribution blocks Mark Grant and Russ Andrews, Equipment tables Clear Light Audio.

  6. #246
    Join Date: Feb 2012

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    Good choice Neil! The Giro is a top performer imo!
    May i ask if you chose the AMG cartridge for it? (The Teatro)

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