well even though my system is sounding awesome , unfortunately I get severe upgraditis , especially when all these juicy bargains crop up !!
modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / onkyo sacd/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc xlr/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/verity audio rienzi speakers
I only intend to maybe do a couple of DIY projects, as I already have all the bits. But I can't think of anything to buy because I have the system exactly where I want it.
(unless of course a member wants to tempt me with an Aleph 3 power amp at a modest price )
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/Swiss Idler jobs. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC, stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp/Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big and smaller dual concentric speakers and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!
I've been building and refining these quadratic tapered expanding quarter wave transmission line speakers since I came up with them in 2006. These are another refinement.
Here are my current ones at the Audio Talk Owston meet earlier this year:
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BTE Designs modified Lenco L75 idler turntable, Mayware Formula 4 MkIII tonearm, Audio Technica AT440MLb dual magnet MM cartridge, NVA Phono1 phono stage.
Mac-Mini music server with iTunes, AppleTV2 media streamer, Musical Fidelity M1 DAC,
BTE Designs balanced passive control unit with Khozmo stepper and Sowter phase-splitting output transformers.
Own design EL34 push-pull, pentode mode, balanced monoblock power amps, own design quadratic-tapered quarter-wave, expanding transmission line speakers.
Location: KY - Scotland
After hearing my TT through someone else's speakers today I'm thinking of giving up on my vinyl setup, sell it off and stream via Internet or my nas only as my speakers are just not good enough for the front end and the sound I want, can't change them for various reasons so at the moment I'm by close to giving up and downsizing it all as I feel for the money I've spent it's just not good enough, and it's the speakers that are letting the whole system down, serious thinking to be done over Xmas and I'll see what the new year brings.
Technics 1210 Mk 5 modded with Mike New Bearing, Paul Hynes SR7-EHD PSU, Paul Hynes Regulators, Sounddamped Steel Isoplatmat, Isonoe Feet, Magna Audio Ebony armboard, Mission 774 Arm fitted with Zyx R100H - TQ Claymore Amplifier, Firebottle Vivant Phono Stage, PMC Twenty .21 Speakers, Partington Dreadnought Stands, Sparky SBC fitted with Piano 2.1 Dac/Kali Reclocker - Fiio X3 DAP - Sennheiser HD650 Headphones
dont be getting too hasty Mike. You might regret it. But I know what you mean; it can be frustrating to get right sound, and streaming is very handy and good too. Small speakers are hard to find that do the business.
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Selling up with a system like this
Technics 1210 Mk 5 modded with Mike New Bearing, Paul Hynes SR7-EHD PSU, Sounddamped Steel Isoplatmat, Isonoe Feet, Magna Audio Ebony armboard, Mission 774 Arm fitted with Audio Technica 33PTG II - TQ Claymore Amplifier, Firebottle Vivant Phono Stage, PMC Twenty .21 Speakers, Partington Dreadnought Stands, B&W PV1 Subwoofer,
I thought PMC 20.21 speakers were rated
Have any of the Scottish mafia had a look / comment , You have a cracking setup , I can't understand whats wrong
Music , fills the gaps between silence !
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