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    Join Date: Oct 2011

    Location: Glasgow

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    I'm Paul.

    Default Going Back in Time

    2014 has seen big changes to my system. At the start of the year my system was AN Dac One.1x sig, AN M-One, Croft Twinstar 1 and Proac Response 2S.






    Since then I've gone back in time to the 70's. Only the AN dac has survived the cull. I know I'm tempting fate but I think I have stumbled onto a system that I can live with for a long time. Just as well because I'm skint! The speakers and amp have been fully recapped and the Sony has had a wee service too. Now all my spare cash is going on vinyl.








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    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

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    What are the speakers, Paul? They look like some type of Celestions

    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

    "Your validity or worth are not defined or determined by the views of others with their own superimposed agendas". - Pharos (on AoS)

    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. 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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    Join Date: Oct 2011

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    Hi Marco, they're IMF TLS50s. Here's one with the grill off. BTW My current line up is detailed in my sig!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    What are the speakers, Paul? They look like some type of Celestions

    Marco.

    Celestion-ish dude but not quite their IMF TLS50 .
    Main System: Yamaha CR-820 Receiver & Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner & Pioneer PD S505 Precision CD Player & Mission 770 Freedom Speakers + Linn Interconnects & Van Den Hul The Wind hybrid Speaker Cable
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10.

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Marantz CD67 Original SE CD player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers

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    You just need to scrap the Hifi rack & put your clobber on a sideboard in true vintage style


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    You just need to scrap the Hifi rack & put your clobber on a sideboard in true vintage style

    You're quite right. I would if I had a bigger room. My mum has one that would be perfect - just need to wait for her to die then I will have the room and the sideboard


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    Join Date: Nov 2013

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    You can get shorter ones. I have an original G-Plan it's around 6ft long

    Decor & Hifi have got more 60's since this pic was taken



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    Join Date: Dec 2008

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    By Christ, they sure knew how to make stylish amplifiers back then !
    Marantz CD6005 into Audiolab MDAC
    Nottingham Analogue Interspace turntable with Origin Live Onyx tonearm/Denon DL103/Dynavector P75 MkIII phono stage

    Prima Luna Prologue preamp
    Prima Luna Dialogue Premium power amp/EL34

    B&W CM8 S2 loudspeakers

    Atlas Hyper interconnects
    Van Den Hul Teatrack biwired cables

    Mainly electronica and modern jazz/funk

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    I like the TLS50s. Good grunty speakers. Bet they shake the floor.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Join Date: Oct 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    By Christ, they sure knew how to make stylish amplifiers back then !
    The Kenny is my pride and joy. It just sounds fantastic and its phono stage is sublime. The Kenwood/Trio Supremes are pretty rare in the UK but well worth snapping up if you happen to see one.

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I like the TLS50s. Good grunty speakers. Bet they shake the floor.
    TBH, the IMFs were a big surprise. I didn't expect much when I brought them home but they have really exceeded my expectations. Surprisingly they work well in a small room.

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