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    Alan is a clever bloke, proven by his value for money products.
    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Alan is a clever bloke, proven by his value for money products.
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    Those look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    It would need a different case.
    The case is of a high quality, and I guess that the plaque covers the volume control area. The plaque is also good quality, and does not come across well in the photos.

    When the music is playing it is easy to forget this really minor point.
    Maybe the logo discs could be replaced with a "mock" volume control and a scale that goes up to 11!

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    Almost a week on, and after a weekend of spinning small and big discs, I think that my upgrade journey is coming to an end. The amplification side is certainly sorted. Realistically, I can't afford to get something that will better this combo until my daughter is much older. Priorities are shifting, and I am still enjoying what these amps do driving my FH3s.

    I doubt I will get a 2nd turntable (even though it would be nice to have a Gyro/Orbe or a Nottingham Analogue deck, or maybe an LSD....). My CD player is reasonable, as is the DAC. I may have a bit more of a play with the mains to convince myself it does or does not make a difference, and then it is time to sit back with a glass of a local red or a single malt, and enjoy the tunes.
    Kevin

    Funkified Technics SL1200 Mk2 (Funk FX-1200+, Techne-Audio modified DL-103/AT33PTG/II/, Funk Firm "Strata" platter, "Spin" bearing and BO!NG Isolation feet, MCRU/LDA PSU).
    Pioneer PD-S703.
    Battery powered Beresford Caiman II.
    Firebottle KIN fitted with NOS Telefunken Valves.
    Firebottle Monoblocks fitted with NOS Telefunken Valves.
    Electric Beach FH3 with Taket BatPure super tweeters.
    Graham Slee Solo Ultra Linear Headphone amp.
    Sennheiser HD540 Reference II & HD650.
    DIY Klotz MC5000/MS Audio interconnects.
    Talk cable 3 speaker cable.
    Neotech hybrid mains cables from MCRU
    Power Inspired AG1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Almost a week on, and after a weekend of spinning small and big discs, I think that my upgrade journey is coming to an end. The amplification side is certainly sorted. Realistically, I can't afford to get something that will better this combo until my daughter is much older. Priorities are shifting, and I am still enjoying what these amps do driving my FH3s.

    I doubt I will get a 2nd turntable (even though it would be nice to have a Gyro/Orbe or a Nottingham Analogue deck, or maybe an LSD....). My CD player is reasonable, as is the DAC. I may have a bit more of a play with the mains to convince myself it does or does not make a difference, and then it is time to sit back with a glass of a local red or a single malt, and enjoy the tunes.
    Im having a home demo of the mono blocks tomorrow. Report to follow if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Im having a home demo of the mono blocks tomorrow. Report to follow if anyone is interested.

    O

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    I'm interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nthall View Post
    I'm interested.
    Stay tuned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Stay tuned !!

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    I will. I'm sure they're going to sound great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post

    Being brutally honest, I am not overly keen on the plaque on the front, but when you power these up and start to listen you soon forget about them. I have purchased these using my ears rather than my eyes.
    Agree, it looks strange

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