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  1. #1
    Join Date: Mar 2017

    Location: Middlesbrough, North East UK

    Posts: 2
    I'm Craig.

    Default Hello from North East England

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Craig, I have possibly reached a stage where my hifi actually suits me, which hasn't happened for several decades. So I'm hoping that future upgrades will be along the lines of interconnect, cartridges and perhaps the odd internal component upgrade in my amps.
    The setup that has led to this level of contentment is as follows:
    Acoustic Signature Mambo turntable, Origin Live Conqueror arm, Benz lp cartridge
    EAR MC4 SUT, Audio NOte M3 phono, and Audio Innovations second audios with BP (original ) PSUs.
    Audio Note E lx he speakers.

    I listen mainly to rock music.

    I was prompted to join here after seeing Montesquieu's ad for an AN turntable lead. I used to be a regular on hifi wigwam, but lost interest after the 'improved' the for sale area some years ago, so looking forward to getting back into it, hopefully without igniting any feelings of avarice for more big upgrades.

  2. #2
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 27,827
    I'm Geoff.


    Hello Craig. Welcome to AOS.

    Looks a nice system you have there. Keep us informed of any changes you plan, we like to hear what people are doing.

    I'm sure you'll find loads to interest you here, so just get stuck in and chat with the members. They're a friendly lot.

    Enjoy the forum,
    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!

  3. #3
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 16,272
    I'm Neil.


    Welcome to AoS
    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.

  4. #4
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 35,525
    I'm Grant.


    Hi Craig, Welcome to AoS.
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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  5. #5
    Join Date: Mar 2012

    Location: London and Somerset

    Posts: 1,962
    I'm Dave.


    Hi Craig,welcome to AOS. Nice gear you have there, any photos, we like photos.Enjoy the forum.
    Kraken, Saturn, Emotion, Flying V Rocket, Planets.

  6. #6
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 15,887
    I'm openingabottleofwine.


    Welcome to AoS Craig.

    Enjoy the Forum
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?


  7. #7
    Join Date: Nov 2013

    Location: newcastle upon tyne

    Posts: 301
    I'm peter.


    Hi Craig welcome to the best hifi forum and good to have another northener onboard
    HEGEL H100 integrated amp
    REGA rp6/exact cart
    REGA Apollo r CD
    NEAT ELITE SE loudspeakers
    BERESFORD bushmaster mk2 dac
    Powered by a DEBEN tracer battery
    Mc5000 klotz ms audio cables(cheers Brian).
    REGA couple 2 ics
    JEZ ARKLESS phono stage
    RUSS ANDREWS powermax mains cables
    ISOTEK POLARIS mains block
    ATLAS Speaker cables
    CREEK OBH21 SE head amp
    BRIANS silver hybrid ics

  8. #8
    Join Date: Nov 2016

    Location: North East England

    Posts: 288
    I'm Mick.


    Welcome Craig. Nice to see a one of many Teesside lads on here
    Technics SL1210 MK2, Ortofon 2M Black Cart, Isonoe isolation feet and boots, Mike New main bearing, Mike New ETP Platter, Oyaide RCA Tone Arm and speaker cables, Jelco SA-750D Tonearm. Oyaide HS-TF Carbon headshell, Timestep HE III External PSU, High Fidelity Crystal glass turntable matt, Blue LED upgrade, Denon AVR-2808CI Amp, Bowers and Wilkins DM602S3 Speakers,
    Black Rhodium Jazz power cables for amp and turntable, Angle Audiophile Reference 2 Battery Phono Stage.

  9. #9
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Newcastle UK

    Posts: 3,621
    I'm Rich.


    Hi Craig, welcome to AoS. There's a decent North East contingent on here. We have the occasional get together, see my sig for details and PM me if you're interested.

    All the best.

    NEBO 8 - Sat 6th May 2017, St George Hotel, Durham Tees Valley Airport. 10am til late.

    See here for details: http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...Airport/page20

  10. #10
    Join Date: Oct 2013

    Location: Hartlepool

    Posts: 282
    I'm Martin.


    Welcome "smoggie", as Rich said plenty north easteners on here so you should feel right at home.
    We are the love we leave behind.

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