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  1. #1
    Join Date: Mar 2017

    Location: London

    Posts: 6
    I'm Edward.

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    Hi there

    Long time music listener - tastes range from 70s rock, to classical music to female vocals. Last few years I have been sharing music ideas around with my 22y daughter - she loves what I like and I like what she likes. Keep me relatively up to date. Laura Marling Semper Femina for example playing in the background right now for example.

    Over the years my HiFi setup has seen many iterations (some distinctly LoFi it has to be said). Current setup is all digital with DIY NAS feeding (via ethernet) a DIY renderer based on a fanless Mini-ITX board with SSD, Sotm and Paul Pang parts. The renderer uses JRiver and Win10 (with non essential services turned off).

    That feeds a Chevron non oversampling DAC and from there to a Tisbury passive pre-amp and then to two power amps. One power amp is a Radford Revival STA25 (thanks Will Moores) and the other a Baldwin 405 clone (DIY guy from Sussex). Speakers are (in main living room) a pair of PMC LB1 Signatures and the other (in back room) a very old pair of Accoustic Research bookshelves. Previous speakers in main room were a pair of Harbeth of HL5ES (recently sold). Switching is via a 4 way DIY switching box made by Paul Baldwin.

    My aim is to obtain a transparent 'organic' non fatiguing sound which the current setup I think achieves. Immediate plans are to go for an active preamp and maybe upgrade to the latest Chevron DAC (if I can get Colin to give me a nice price. ).

    In a few months time I hope to open up a completely new room (where WAF will not be such an issue) and have my eyes on some Celestion a3s.

    cheers

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    Join Date: Mar 2012

    Location: London and Somerset

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    I'm Dave.

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    Hi Edward, welcome to AOS. Some nice gear you have there. Enjoy the forum
    Kraken, Saturn, Emotion, Flying V Rocket, Planets.

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    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

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    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

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    Hello

    From me in East London ish
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Join Date: Mar 2012

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    I'm Dave.

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    Forgot to say 'South London ish'
    Just need Geoff now for West and we are there.
    Kraken, Saturn, Emotion, Flying V Rocket, Planets.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Edward. Welcome to AOS.

    Looks as though you are having fun with a mix of old and new Hi-Fi. Many of us do the same.

    A change of pre-amp can be good, but the Tisbury is a decent device and should give nice enough results with the 405 clone and the Radford.

    Feel free to join in the chat and ask any questions.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    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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    Join Date: Nov 2013

    Location: HAMPSTEAD

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    I'm brian.

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    Welcome Edward, enjoy the forum. Another north Londoner btw so its come round in a full circle.

  7. #7
    Join Date: May 2015

    Location: London

    Posts: 687
    I'm Loz.

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    And a warm welcome from a north east Londoner. Enjoy the forum.
    Turntable: Thorens TD160. Cartridge: Denon DL-110. CD: Arcam DV137. Streaming RPI with Audiophonics I-Sabre DAC and Chromecast Audio. Amplifier: Arcam Delta 60. Speakers: Adam Audio Artist 5 and Kef Reference 103. Cables: MS Audio/Klotz MC5000 and Fisual Hollywood Dark Twist.

  8. #8
    Join Date: Mar 2017

    Location: London

    Posts: 6
    I'm Edward.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

    Seems we are still missing a West Londoner from this thread!

    E

  9. #9
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 23,378
    I'm Geoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwardlon View Post
    Seems we are still missing a West Londoner from this thread!
    Wrong!
    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!

  10. #10
    Join Date: Apr 2011

    Location: London

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    I'm Robert.

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    South East London

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