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  1. #11
    Join Date: Oct 2012

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    Leak Stereo 20 I had to sell in needs must situation... when they were only worth 70! Luckily a good mate gave me another one several years later

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    Join Date: Nov 2011

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    Had one of these beauties



    It had developed a fault so ended up binning it during a house move

  3. #13
    Join Date: Jan 2013

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    I'm James.

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    Glenn Croft Modified Leak stereo 20, Garrard 301 and a Decca Blue, yep sold the lot 25 years ago to an old chap down the road after deciding Ceedee was the future.
    VPI Scout 1.1 / JMW 9T Tonearm / 2M Black /Croft 25R+ / Croft 7 / Spendor SP2

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    Join Date: May 2009

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    Nothing, really. I sort of miss my Border Patrol power amp, but I was never really happy with a valve amp in the house. Other than, stuff I sold on or gave away had either served its purpose or been a PITA or just didn't suit. (I've still got two full systems, a spare CDP, preamp and power amp that I really ought to move on. Apart from the CDP which is there in case one of my two other CDPs conks out).

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

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    A minty Leak TL10 with almost fresh GEC valves. Like Jez sold it as needs must for 120 - could stick a nought on that now and the valves are probably a few hundred. KT61 I think. That was 20 odd years ago though.

    Sot of regret selling my Celestion A2 speakers as they were mint and I let them go too cheap. Just felt there were too many speakers piling up. Not that bothered though.

    Now a list of stuff I regret buying - that would be a long one.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / NVA A30 Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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  6. #16
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    All the "equipment I wish I'd kept" - I did. Thus my house is full of audio gear; much to the bewilderment of my girlfriend.

    Of the few items I have sold on, only the Revox G36 reel-to-reel machine (bought for 25) and a pair of homebuilt Mullard 5-10 amplifiers, are remembered with nostalgia and affection.

    Yes I've had a couple of sets of Quad 22/2xII amplifiers. Dated yes, but no way could you describe them as "junk". The Quad 22 preamp can readily be dispensed with. I ran the Quad IIs using a Hafler DH-101 preamp into Quad ESLs. Maybe not as good a Leak Stereo 20, and certainly not as good as any Radford valve amp, but the Quads do have a gorgeous liquid midrange.
    Sorry Barry, but why anyone would spend big money on Quad 2s I don't know, I think it a tad mad - imho. The Leak TL20 is much better, as are Radfords. I have heard standard Quads, and reworked Quads and I don't rate them. The only Quads I ever heard that came close to being desirable were rebuilt and reworked by Peter Lindley a maverick speaker and amplifier builder, he was from East Anglia. Bar his speakers which were production items all his amps were one off items, none quiet the same as the last as he incorporated new ideas. His TVAs were nice. The others based on a Quad chassis were Concordant, which I heard in Fortress Audio in London, many years ago, nice but not essential.
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    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.

  7. #17
    Join Date: Nov 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Don't hold back there Neil, tell us what you really think
    Yeah I was in one of those moods, diplomacy out the window. Harsh maybe but how I feel based on experience.
    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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    My beloved Musical Fidelity A1000 would be the main one. 50 watts class A...fab build quality too. MF have never built anything like it b4 or after....nor will they, as it would cost too much and probably breach the energy convention
    This one ............

    http://www.audioreview.com/cat/ampli...2_2717crx.aspx


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    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    lol, yup that one....forgot about that.

    Regards,
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    And. I wouldn't mind my Technics EPC-305MC and Fidelity Research MC-202 back either. Not the best MCs I've owned, but damned good!
    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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