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    Is the PS1 modified or standard?
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    The ps1 is compleatly standard, I know there are a ton of mods you can do to these. but my soldering skills are pretty bad so ill probably leave it alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Hi John

    Nice adventure you are undertaking , Wont be long before you become a compulsive box swapper
    You know what, I didnt think I was that bad, but ive just realised in about 2 years ive had 6 pairs of speakers, 4 amps and 2 Turntables.
    Theres also a tuner, tape deck and av amp laying around doing nothing.
    and i still have 4 drivers and a pair of kef coda 8s the get rid off. lol yep, GAS is real (gear aquisition syndrome )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    ive just realised in about 2 years ive had 6 pairs of speakers, 4 amps and 2 Turntables.
    Sounds pretty moderate to me . Especially by the standards of some on here (who won't be named ).
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Sounds pretty moderate to me . Especially by the standards of some on here (who won't be named ).
    Yes, not too bad now but that is how it starts: creeping up on you. Once you start buying it faster than you can sell it, it soon piles up.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    lol yes, I've noticed some ppl change components like I change socks. cant say I blame anyone though, all my stuff has been very cheep so its been fun, I think the only thing that will stay for a long time are my Current speakers. I really like these old Technics sb-3500s. However they are the babys of the range. so if a pair or 4500 or 5000s come up and i have the money...

    Not much info about these speakers around although there is a pair identical to mine ending on ebay today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    especially as im doing things totally the wrong way and buying before auditioning things.
    Nah, it's mostly impractical unless you're spending megabucks when it would be expected. Just make sure you buy at an average or below average price so they can be moved on easily enough. Just make sure they work before you part with cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Advent View Post
    Nah, it's mostly impractical unless you're spending megabucks when it would be expected. Just make sure you buy at an average or below average price so they can be moved on easily enough. Just make sure they work before you part with cash.
    Yes, and slowly you work out what you like and start to move towards something you are totally happy with. With a tail wind I understand it is possible to manage it before you retire.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    "Yes, and slowly you work out what you like and start to move towards something you are totally happy with. With a tail wind I understand it is possible to manage it before you retire"

    But if you get happy with your system what do you do then? gardeing? lol

    No seriously though , there's so much stuff I havent heard at all, all the speakers i've heard are Reflex. No horns or Open baffles or T line. Theres so much to hear Maybe that why its such fun.

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    Hi John,

    Welcome to the forum

    I like you're open-minded approach to system-building (and hi-fi), which appears to be free from the usual 'baggage' audiophiles seem to carry around with them. Nice one. I shall follow your journey with interest.

    Keep it up and enjoy the music

    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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