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    Join Date: Mar 2012

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    I'm Paul.

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    Kirsty and I had the pleasure of Alan (Firebottle) and his lovely wife's company for the day yesterday. I just wanted to say that it was a real pleasure having you both here and as always, great to put a face to a name. I really liked your preamp Alan, great job on that, and the match with the lovely new STA25 was really very good indeed. We had a great day of mixed music and chat, with some pretty diverse toons from Eva Cassidy, to Yello, Sting and Verdi!
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    A very enjoyable day Paul, just to appease Marco I did take the camera but all the kit has been seen on AoS before anyway

    Yes the music was very varied and all the more enjoyable for being so. Seeing and hearing the Tannoys up close was a real pleasure as all of us appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into them.

    The Radford Revival STA25 was superb, highly recommended if you are in the market for a quality valve amp

    A cracking day out, pity about the mist spoiling the wider views of Gloustershire


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    Nice one chaps
    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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    Radford Revival
    www.radfordrevival.co.uk

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    ah for a minute there I thought alan flew literally in his microlight ...... sounds like a good time had by all
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    ah for a minute there I thought alan flew literally in his microlight ......
    I'm sure that had it been possible he would have done.
    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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    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    no doubt ...bit chilly this time of year I guess !!
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/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

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    Pics [of the gear listened to]? Threads like these are pretty useless without them, folks!



    Glad you all had a good time, though

    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:

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    They didnt pass the censor
    Regards,
    Grant ....
    Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind.
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    As I said the kit has all been seen before, but as you insist:

    The amp and speaker(s) :



    Vinyl front end:





    Alternative preamp:



    Firebottle - for the no bottleneck approach.

    I love Hendrix for so many reasons. He was so much more than just a blues guitarist - he played damn well any kind of guitar he wanted. In fact I'm not sure if he even played the guitar - he played music. - Stevie Ray Vaughan

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