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    Join Date: May 2015

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    Arggh just posted massive post and the forum logged me out and ate it.

    Try again, Tannoy m3s, Denon dc 100 cd player, just swapped the Sony 212l out for this ugly Akai am a201. It has a richer bass than the Sony with much the same mids and treble.

    Ethernet twisted pair speaker cables, Qed qunex 2 Interconect.



    Laptop is running Foobar2000 via a Toshiba dynadock. Not an audio product as such but the audio from it is much better than the headphone out on the laptop. I will get a dedicated Usb dac at some point.



    Audio for the TV goes through a cheep Ebay dac to the amp via digital out, the Denon is also linked through it via optical just for side by side comparion.


    The previous Sony amp is now on PC duty running Mission m70s, another candidate for a dedicated Usb Dac, but its rare it use it for music so its not a priority.



    Very simple set up, all charity shop or ebay. Very happy with it for what it is and what it cost. Very much enjoying the Forums, thanks guys. Saber.

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    Looks like you've got it all sorted John.
    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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    nice set up and you remembered the tootsies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Arggh just posted massive post and the forum logged me out and ate it.
    Don't you hate it when that happens.



    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    ...just swapped the Sony 212l out for this ugly Akai am a201. It has a richer bass than the Sony with much the same mids and treble.
    - I love the use of vintage Sony and Akai kit surrounded by all the modern digi-computer geekery.

    But may I correct you? - I think the Akai looks great.

    Nice system.
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    Spotify Premium streaming, DAC3 NOS TDA1543. Philips Black Tulip 270 pre / Black Cat mono power amps. Speakers: MBL 116F. Atratus3 i/c & Western Electric 16GA spkr cables. ProJect and Nordost Magus power cables

    Headphones: AKG 551, JBL Synchros S700, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1, B&O Form 2 & 2a and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E50 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Spotify Premium streaming, Audiolab MDAC, Philips 370 power amp, Chario Syntar 100T speakers. Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT-150, SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    3rd system: Spotify Premium streaming, DAC3 NOS TDA1543, Philips Black Tulip 270 pre, Amptastic Mini-T amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post





    - I love the use of vintage Sony and Akai kit surrounded by all the modern digi-computer geekery.

    But may I correct you? - I think the Akai looks great.

    Nice system.
    I'll second that. Looks great.

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    Thanks guys, I like the vintage / modern mix too. I got a pair of Fisher sme m27 free with the Sony amp I could replace the Missions with if i wanted to go full 80s audio

    Actually the Akai's looks have grown on me so much.... and I needed a tuner....... so I bought this on this on ebay,totally on the 80s look.





    Couldnt resist, its only a sanyo but I got it for the 99p opening bid. Here thursdsay hopefully and I can give it a test
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    Fantastic....99p
    Firebottle - for the no bottleneck approach.

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    So the sanyo arived yesterday, just quickly hooked it up,

    Doesnt sound bad at all, quite Warm sounding which quite like. Speach on radio 4 was nice and clear no sibilance or anythign I could hear that would make extended listeing hard on the ear.

    Instruments in full orchestra were quite detailed from radio 3.

    Radio 1 and 2 both sounding pretty punchy with pop and rock.

    But, the problem I have now is the antena. Im using a diy di pole hung up on the curtain rail, with the previous receiver amps the sound quality didnt seem as good as the sanyo, but the signal level across all channels was more even and the antena was left in one position, im having to reposition the antena to get good signal from the different stations, and none of them are giving me full signal strenth, the antena is just coax running into speaker cable in a di pole T. no balum.

    If anyone has a better diy design or ideas i can try that would be great thanks.

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    Vintage Sanyo gear was as well made as the other Japanese brands. The company had a fairly low profile in the UK through the seventies and eighties and mostly aimed at the budget end of Hi-Fi. But there's nothing wrong with it at all.
    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: May 2015

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    Hello, had another charity shop find, a pair of kef coda 8s for ......4.95? How could I refuse, I was going to use them instead of the missions for my computer but I prefer them to the Tannoys, so swapped everything around, had to make some stands from some cd wall storage mount I found in another charity shop, they will do untill I see a pair I like.

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    Now have the tannoys as computer speakers, slight overkill but can you blame me

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    Swapped back to my original sony amp, the akai sounds better but I need a few more inputs, so its now running the Computer system, I think im going to have to have a clear out on ebay and look for a better amp for the main system.

    Cheers guys. Saber.

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