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    Join Date: Oct 2015

    Location: Nr Coventry

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    I'm Ian.

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    Triode TRV-845se - 20 watts SET valve amp and Living Voice Avatar OBX speakers



    Meitner MA1 DAC and spare Ayre K-5xeMP pre amp and Albarry M608 monoblocks

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    Join Date: May 2012

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    Very sweet set up there.
    Source: Heavily modified DDDAC using MacBook Pro.
    Amplification: Pre amp-Stereo Coffee pre amp on steroids.
    Power amp- Rather large Colin Wonfor Class A power Amp
    Speakers: Lampizator P17 Open Baffles
    Accessories: Klotz 500 DIY Interconnects & DIY speaker cable sounding better than anything commercial.
    All powered from a Mother Trucker BPS with a dedicated consumer unit with 10mm armoured radial back to the house tails after the meter.

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    Lovely finish on those speakers.
    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

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    Ooo - a Meitner DAC - nice, you very rarely see those. Said to be very special.
    Impressive and interesting amp, too.
    LVs are a Marmite thing.
    What source(s) do you use?
    Jerry

    Spotify Premium streaming, Wadia 151 PowerDAC, Speakers: MBL 116F.

    or

    Spotify Premium streaming, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC/pre, Pass Labs X150 power amp, MBL 116F.

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    Join Date: Oct 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Ooo - a Meitner DAC - nice, you very rarely see those. Said to be very special.
    Impressive and interesting amp, too.
    LVs are a Marmite thing.
    What source(s) do you use?
    I've only had the Meitner for a couple of weeks and I'm really liking it. If I get a room, I'll be using it at Scalford.

    I'm currently using a Cyrus CDT but I also have a Perreaux CDt and Bel Canto CD3t but they are a bit temperamental. I've got a NAS and am going to get a streamer in the next few weeks.

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    Nice, very nice

    If there is a pre-amp in on the amp, try your Ayre into it, you might be surprised by what you hear.
    Regards Neil

    System 1: AMG Giro turntable, AMG 9W2 tonearm, Air Tight PC3 cartridge, Passlabs Xono phonostage, AMG Reference armcable. Accuphase DP57 CD player, Marantz SA7 SACD player, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player + Audioquest Jitter Bug, Veracity Mystra DAC + Dell Laptop + iFi i power + JKenny JKSPIDIF, Wireworld Starlight USB + Audioquest Jitter Bug, for computer audio, Audio Valve RKV2 headphone amp, headphones Grado GS 1000, Balanced Audio Technology VK300se integrated amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 speakers. Cabling: Signal - Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, Atlas Mavros, Speaker - QED Genesis Silver Spiral. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mark Grant distribution blocks, Equipment tables Target Audio B series.

    System 2: Loricraft Garrard 401 turntable + SME 5 tonearm + VDH MC10 cartridge + Graham IC70 tonearm cable, Modified Technics 1200 turntable + Triplannar 7 tonearm + VDH Frog Gold cartridge + Paul Hynes SR7 PSU, SME Model 20 turntable + Graham Phantom tonearm + Ortofon MC5200 cartridge + Graham IC70 tonearm cable, Balanced Audio Technology VK10se phonostage, Moon Andromeda CD player, Esoteric P5 SACD transport and P 5 DAC, Toshiba 9500 DVD Audio player, AMR DP777 DAC + HP laptop + iFi i power + Wireworld Starlight USB - for computer audio, Kenwood 8300 tuner, Revox B760 tuner, Magnum Dynalab signal sleuth, Leak Troughline tuner + EAR Stereo decoder, Revox B77 mk 2 & Revox A77 mk3 reel to reel recorders, Balanced Audio Technology VK52se pre-amplifier, Music Reference RM200 mk1 power-amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 speakers. Cabling: Signal/Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains distribution blocks Mark Grant and Russ Andrews, Equipment tables Clear Light Audio.

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    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

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    Lovely looking system Ian, I'll bet it sounds great, you may not be aware but, there is a Series 2 upgrade available on your M608's, I think it's about £200, well worth it IMHO, unless of course you've already had it done, that valve amp looks a beast.

    Enjoy your music

    cheers Al
    My system,

    Cartridges Lyra Delos, Audio Technica AT33EVmc, AT 24 mm
    Turntable Thorens TD 124 Mk2, in a Jim Campbel plinth,Audio Technica 1503 Mk3 arm
    CD player Technics SL-PG490
    Cassette deck Yamaha KX 530
    Moving Coil Amp Albarry MCA 11
    Pre-amplifier Albarry AP 11 (battery powered)
    Power amps Albarry M1108 Mono-blocs
    Speakers Allison 3 Corner units, Allison 6 stand mounted cubes
    Interconnects AVT Matrix 6 and OFC short ones
    Mains distribution Music Works Recoil 6 gang and mains leads
    Tables MusicWorks ReVo acrylic stand, Quadraspire Acrylic shelves (cryo'd legs) acrylic Response Mini under mains block.
    Speaker cable Chord Rumour (Cryo'd)
    RCM Okki Nokki
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    Join Date: Oct 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by trio leo View Post
    Lovely looking system Ian, I'll bet it sounds great, you may not be aware but, there is a Series 2 upgrade available on your M608's, I think it's about £200, well worth it IMHO, unless of course you've already had it done, that valve amp looks a beast.

    Enjoy your music

    cheers Al
    I knew there was a S2 upgrade for the M1108 but I didn't know that there was one for the M608; I shall investigate.

    The Triode weighs in a over 40Kg. Sounds lovely though.

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    Join Date: Oct 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek Supreme D L View Post
    Nice, very nice

    If there is a pre-amp in on the amp, try your Ayre into it, you might be surprised by what you hear.
    There is a pre-in (balanced and single ended). I shall give it a go this weekend.

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