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    Join Date: Jan 2014

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    Starter for 10... The stylus light casting improbable shadows in a low-light session.
    Technics SL-1210 Mk 2, Ortofon 2M Blue (makes a rather fine record player for the time being)


    image by noch_einmal, on Flickr

    Technics SL1210 MkII / SME 309 / Timestep PSU / Achromat / Denon DL-304
    Phono stage TBC
    Lossless / MP3 / Tidal > Roon > Raspberry Pi > Meridian Explorer 2
    Marantz UD7007 SACD/Blu-ray/DVD-V/DVD-A
    Toshiba BDX1200 Blu-ray player (Zone A & Region 1)
    Meridian 502 pre-amp for stereo sources
    Stereo power amp TBC
    Yamaha RX-V1067 for centre, surrounds
    B&W 804S stereo, HTM4S centre, CDMSNT surrounds (5.0)
    Sennheiser HD 700 headphones
    Panasonic PT-AT6000 projector

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    Nice shot - more picts please. I do really like the way the queuing light casts reflections - very cool.

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    image by noch_einmal, on Flickr
    Trichord Dino Mk 2 added today. First side playing.

    Technics SL1210 MkII / SME 309 / Timestep PSU / Achromat / Denon DL-304
    Phono stage TBC
    Lossless / MP3 / Tidal > Roon > Raspberry Pi > Meridian Explorer 2
    Marantz UD7007 SACD/Blu-ray/DVD-V/DVD-A
    Toshiba BDX1200 Blu-ray player (Zone A & Region 1)
    Meridian 502 pre-amp for stereo sources
    Stereo power amp TBC
    Yamaha RX-V1067 for centre, surrounds
    B&W 804S stereo, HTM4S centre, CDMSNT surrounds (5.0)
    Sennheiser HD 700 headphones
    Panasonic PT-AT6000 projector

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    ...Daft Punk playing

    Technics SL1210 MkII / SME 309 / Timestep PSU / Achromat / Denon DL-304
    Phono stage TBC
    Lossless / MP3 / Tidal > Roon > Raspberry Pi > Meridian Explorer 2
    Marantz UD7007 SACD/Blu-ray/DVD-V/DVD-A
    Toshiba BDX1200 Blu-ray player (Zone A & Region 1)
    Meridian 502 pre-amp for stereo sources
    Stereo power amp TBC
    Yamaha RX-V1067 for centre, surrounds
    B&W 804S stereo, HTM4S centre, CDMSNT surrounds (5.0)
    Sennheiser HD 700 headphones
    Panasonic PT-AT6000 projector

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    I had intended just to play one side last night, but ended up throwing a few things at the deck last night and was up until after midnight. The Dino seems to have added scale and authority to the sound, with more bass depth and greater control it would seem compared to the Yamaha phono stage. There's a similar seemingly contradictory story of greater control and greater freedom through the mids and highs too. All first impressions of course - I do like it and my plan is now to "set and forget", enjoy the music (and possibly put some money aside for a new arm... no rush there).

    Technics SL1210 MkII / SME 309 / Timestep PSU / Achromat / Denon DL-304
    Phono stage TBC
    Lossless / MP3 / Tidal > Roon > Raspberry Pi > Meridian Explorer 2
    Marantz UD7007 SACD/Blu-ray/DVD-V/DVD-A
    Toshiba BDX1200 Blu-ray player (Zone A & Region 1)
    Meridian 502 pre-amp for stereo sources
    Stereo power amp TBC
    Yamaha RX-V1067 for centre, surrounds
    B&W 804S stereo, HTM4S centre, CDMSNT surrounds (5.0)
    Sennheiser HD 700 headphones
    Panasonic PT-AT6000 projector

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    Quote Originally Posted by m10 View Post

    image by noch_einmal, on Flickr
    Trichord Dino Mk 2 added today. First side playing.
    That Dino is a cheeky little phono stage is it not.......
    System; Michell Gyrodec SE/ Orbe Clamp/ Gert Pedersen armboard mod/ HR PSU/ SME V / J7 Tonearm cable/Ortofon Cadenza Black// Jez Arkless Turbo nutter B------ /Trichord Dino+

    Amplification and loudspeaker set up is at the moment being split into two groups, comprising the following;


    1. Same sources as above; SONY TAF-770ES/SONY CDP761E/Cable Talk 3.1 loudspeakercable/ Harbeth Compact7ES2/ Stands

    2. Virtue Audio Sensation M451battery PSU, ClarityCaps upgrade/ Sensation M901/Russian PIO caps with Teflon bypass caps upgrade/ JT Dynamic PSU with various tweaks/ Connex Audio 5N Litz loudspeaker cable, Impulse H6 Loudspeakers.




















    Me so horny- Impulse H6 Horny

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    Interesting start Malcolm but I'd love to see some shots of the rest of the system please.

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    More shots will come soon, I promise...

    The Dino has transformed the vinyl performance (as is perhaps just to be expected but the change isn't really subtle. I was pretty unimpressed with the new Suzanne Vega which seemed a little shouty and harsh - it's now punchy and rich. Very pleased... I was happy with the Technics before, but since the Dino it seems to go up in my estimation with every side.

    Technics SL1210 MkII / SME 309 / Timestep PSU / Achromat / Denon DL-304
    Phono stage TBC
    Lossless / MP3 / Tidal > Roon > Raspberry Pi > Meridian Explorer 2
    Marantz UD7007 SACD/Blu-ray/DVD-V/DVD-A
    Toshiba BDX1200 Blu-ray player (Zone A & Region 1)
    Meridian 502 pre-amp for stereo sources
    Stereo power amp TBC
    Yamaha RX-V1067 for centre, surrounds
    B&W 804S stereo, HTM4S centre, CDMSNT surrounds (5.0)
    Sennheiser HD 700 headphones
    Panasonic PT-AT6000 projector

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    A couple of older photos for now...


    DSCF0632a by noch_einmal, on Flickr


    IMAG0164 by noch_einmal, on Flickr

    This last one is really old, but shows the speakers that I still have. The layout is pretty much the same, but I now toe the stereo pair in to tighten the phantom centre image for stereo.


    DSCF0600a by noch_einmal, on Flickr

    The IKEA Dioder backlighting is now restricted to the plasma (and is not as bright as it appears in the pic - I also stick to the white setting).

    Technics SL1210 MkII / SME 309 / Timestep PSU / Achromat / Denon DL-304
    Phono stage TBC
    Lossless / MP3 / Tidal > Roon > Raspberry Pi > Meridian Explorer 2
    Marantz UD7007 SACD/Blu-ray/DVD-V/DVD-A
    Toshiba BDX1200 Blu-ray player (Zone A & Region 1)
    Meridian 502 pre-amp for stereo sources
    Stereo power amp TBC
    Yamaha RX-V1067 for centre, surrounds
    B&W 804S stereo, HTM4S centre, CDMSNT surrounds (5.0)
    Sennheiser HD 700 headphones
    Panasonic PT-AT6000 projector

  10. #10
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    Looks good man.
    Re that centre image, back when I was a tv owner I was in the habit of placing a towel over it so as to cover the screen and found that made quite a difference to cohesion.

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