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  1. #221
    Join Date: Apr 2015

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    I'm Don.

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    This system has been a joy to put together over the last few years - lots of bumps in the road but it has been quite rewarding. I started off exactly 40 years ago with my first sound system:

    Don Parkhurst First Stereo - 1.jpg
    Vertere SG-1 Turntable / Audio Note IO Gold MC
    Audio Note AN-S8L MC Transformer
    Audio Note Pallas I/C (SUT-Preamp)
    Audio Note M6 Phono Preamp
    Audio Note CDT 3/Audio Note 4.1X Balanced Signature DAC
    Audio Note Kassai Monoblocks
    Audio Note Lexus Biwire Speaker Cable
    Audio Note AN-E SPE HE speakers
    Audio Note ISIS Power Cables
    Loricraft PRC-4 Record Cleaning Machine

  2. #222
    Join Date: Apr 2015

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    I found an old photo from around 1992 that shows my dad opening Christmas presents at my house in Toronto. He is seated next to a pair of Thiel CS3.5s. Very powerful bass but did not match well with early digital

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    Vertere SG-1 Turntable / Audio Note IO Gold MC
    Audio Note AN-S8L MC Transformer
    Audio Note Pallas I/C (SUT-Preamp)
    Audio Note M6 Phono Preamp
    Audio Note CDT 3/Audio Note 4.1X Balanced Signature DAC
    Audio Note Kassai Monoblocks
    Audio Note Lexus Biwire Speaker Cable
    Audio Note AN-E SPE HE speakers
    Audio Note ISIS Power Cables
    Loricraft PRC-4 Record Cleaning Machine

  3. #223
    Join Date: Apr 2015

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    I'm Don.

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    A couple of years before that I had explored Magneplanars, with some 2.6Rs. Beautiful, but they need A LOT of current. My Classe Audio amp and preamp were well suited to them, but the 2.6Rs just needed another 200-300 watts!

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    Last edited by Parkie37; 08-08-2017 at 17:47. Reason: Grammar!
    Vertere SG-1 Turntable / Audio Note IO Gold MC
    Audio Note AN-S8L MC Transformer
    Audio Note Pallas I/C (SUT-Preamp)
    Audio Note M6 Phono Preamp
    Audio Note CDT 3/Audio Note 4.1X Balanced Signature DAC
    Audio Note Kassai Monoblocks
    Audio Note Lexus Biwire Speaker Cable
    Audio Note AN-E SPE HE speakers
    Audio Note ISIS Power Cables
    Loricraft PRC-4 Record Cleaning Machine

  4. #224
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    Great pictures, Don.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S Thompson

  5. #225
    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: Barnet, london UK

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    I'm Adam.

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    Go on Peter, go for the Bill Evans...you know you NEED to....

    (This month's jazz recommendation ... Alan Barnes and the David Newton Trio, 'Below Zero' on the Concord label) [/QUOTE]
    "lack of passion is fatal"
    LP12, Kore, Lingo2, Aro, SKale / DV XX2Mk2 / WAD 300b Power Modded, Mesh Plate Valves / David Coe AD Audio 'Satchmo' Pre & Phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / AD Audio 'Little Gate' Jfet MC Cartridge Amp / Tannoy 12" MGs in Chatsworth size cabs / Speaker Cables: Duelund DCA16GA / Rpi3 & Digi + pro / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 Signature / Interconnects: Duelund DCA20GA home brew / SW1X Audio Phono SPDIF AERO 6 / David Coe AD Audio Silver USB / Synology NAS Drive / Tidal HiFi

  6. #226
    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    I'm Adam.

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    Is the doggie AN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkie37 View Post
    "lack of passion is fatal"
    LP12, Kore, Lingo2, Aro, SKale / DV XX2Mk2 / WAD 300b Power Modded, Mesh Plate Valves / David Coe AD Audio 'Satchmo' Pre & Phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / AD Audio 'Little Gate' Jfet MC Cartridge Amp / Tannoy 12" MGs in Chatsworth size cabs / Speaker Cables: Duelund DCA16GA / Rpi3 & Digi + pro / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 Signature / Interconnects: Duelund DCA20GA home brew / SW1X Audio Phono SPDIF AERO 6 / David Coe AD Audio Silver USB / Synology NAS Drive / Tidal HiFi

  7. #227
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    I'm Don.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTLOWER View Post
    Is the doggie AN?
    No, but he is a cheeky Yorkshireman!
    Vertere SG-1 Turntable / Audio Note IO Gold MC
    Audio Note AN-S8L MC Transformer
    Audio Note Pallas I/C (SUT-Preamp)
    Audio Note M6 Phono Preamp
    Audio Note CDT 3/Audio Note 4.1X Balanced Signature DAC
    Audio Note Kassai Monoblocks
    Audio Note Lexus Biwire Speaker Cable
    Audio Note AN-E SPE HE speakers
    Audio Note ISIS Power Cables
    Loricraft PRC-4 Record Cleaning Machine

  8. #228
    Join Date: Sep 2010

    Location: West Midlands, UK

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    Looking good Don, bet that full AN system sounds sublime mate
    NAS Spacedeck / Jelco 750D / EAR 834P modified / Denon DL 103 / Audio Note Empress Silver / Hattor Passive Pre / Mac Mini / Lampizator Atlantic Plus tube rectified Dac / Horns.pl Mummy's/ Cables are Audio Note and Albedo / Gigawatt Power Conditioner

  9. #229
    Join Date: Apr 2015

    Location: Vancouver

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    I'm Don.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Henley View Post
    Looking good Don, bet that full AN system sounds sublime mate
    Thanks Lee. It has been sounding really good these days, but I have to confess that I felt like I could still get more out of the system. I ended up selling my TT-2 Deluxe to a local audiophile who had sent me an email a few months ago offering to buy it if I ever wanted to sell. I was visiting a friend of mine who owns a high end store in Vancouver and he showed me a demo model turntable that would normally be well above my budget, but he worked with me to sell a couple pieces of gear that I could live without to help fund the upgrade. So, now I no longer have a PS Audio P10 Power Plant or a few smaller items, but that made the difference and allowed me to buy my new turntable.

    I bought a Vertere Acoustics SG-1 Record Player with some upgraded cables that the dealer had brought in as part of the demo model. The designer visited my friend's store and had a presentation over a day or two and put together the turntable that I bought at the store. You can see the video of the interview with Touraj Moghaddam at the store here:

    https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2017/...ere-acoustics/

    I bought the bigger of the two turntables and I have been very pleased with the improvement that this turntable has brought. Here is a picture of it:

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    Don
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    Vertere SG-1 Turntable / Audio Note IO Gold MC
    Audio Note AN-S8L MC Transformer
    Audio Note Pallas I/C (SUT-Preamp)
    Audio Note M6 Phono Preamp
    Audio Note CDT 3/Audio Note 4.1X Balanced Signature DAC
    Audio Note Kassai Monoblocks
    Audio Note Lexus Biwire Speaker Cable
    Audio Note AN-E SPE HE speakers
    Audio Note ISIS Power Cables
    Loricraft PRC-4 Record Cleaning Machine

  10. #230
    Join Date: Apr 2015

    Location: Vancouver

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    I'm Don.

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    At this point there are several people fainting due to the fact that this is not an Audio Note product
    Vertere SG-1 Turntable / Audio Note IO Gold MC
    Audio Note AN-S8L MC Transformer
    Audio Note Pallas I/C (SUT-Preamp)
    Audio Note M6 Phono Preamp
    Audio Note CDT 3/Audio Note 4.1X Balanced Signature DAC
    Audio Note Kassai Monoblocks
    Audio Note Lexus Biwire Speaker Cable
    Audio Note AN-E SPE HE speakers
    Audio Note ISIS Power Cables
    Loricraft PRC-4 Record Cleaning Machine

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