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    Having just got my Densen B310 power amp back from Densen after a full recap I now realise how much I missed it (3 months) sounds great, so right now this is my favourite bit of kit but as you've all said, it's only part of the story and any part of a loved set up would be hard to part with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata8068 View Post
    Having just got my Densen B310 power amp back from Densen after a full recap I now realise how much I missed it (3 months) sounds great, so right now this is my favourite bit of kit but as you've all said, it's only part of the story and any part of a loved set up would be hard to part with.
    Densen's a bit special.
    Love my DM20 Preamp, like yourself I sent my amp back to Denmark and had it recapped, fully serviced etc etc.
    Basically everything that had drifted out of spec in the 20 odd years since it was made.

    Turns out they replaced every cap and all the transformers, so practically a new amp.
    Love it....and its good, but not my favourite.

    That has to be my custom built 300B SET power amp.
    Better than a big chunk of anything commercial and made even more special with my choice of 300B output tubes, I absolutely love it.
    The combination of the Densen Pre and the SET power amp is something else.
    They just make music sound real.

    Thinking about it, I'd have to say 'my amp' (combined pre and power) is my favourite component.
    It's good to be aware of the parameters under which a device performs. It's not terribly useful to be scared off by them..


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    not fussed with any of it


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    I have a pair of Chord amplifiers that were used at the Royal Opera House. You must have seen them on ebay there's hundreds of them. I just like the fact that they have a history. (or do they?) crikey I don't know. but they sound much better than my Rega Mira.

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    I don't really have a favourite. Listed below in Non-alphabetical order, are kit that I value.

    CD Players:
    Sony CDP-X777es- Built like a tank, and just plain luxurious!
    Linn Karik III- Lovely CD Player, with an analogue like sound.
    Linn Mimik
    Rega Planet MK1.

    Speakers:
    Acoustic Energy AE1- [B]Excellent sounding speakers. Can play very loud, and retain their composure very well.
    Audio Note AN-J
    ATC SCM20 (SL)- Similar style to the AE1.


    Amplifiers:

    NVA AP10H Headphone amp- Good value for money! Can drive just about any headphone you care to throw at it!
    Sugden A21a- Very clean and musical sound.
    Cyrus 8VS2 +PSX-R- Direct sound and explicitly musical.
    Audio Analogue Puccini SE.
    Naim Nait 3.
    Naim Nait 5i.

    Headphones:
    AKG K701.
    Grado SR80.
    Sennheiser HD600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    not fussed with any of it


    if you can put on an album and enjoy it....you've arrived.
    Must admit, dont obsess over kit as much as I used to either.
    Last edited by Gazjam; 08-04-2017 at 20:35.
    It's good to be aware of the parameters under which a device performs. It's not terribly useful to be scared off by them..


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    My Denon 350SE amp which Geoff recommended so much more musical than the Nad 3020e I had for 25 years !! Love the Denon so much got one for the spare room both off eBay around 40 each mint with manuals etc

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    I've updated my profile to show all of my system, and I love it all! But, as an Audiophile I am willing to replace any of it at a moment's notice! The only part I would never part with is my Magnum Dynalab FT-101 tuner. An FM only tuner that is just superb, I will never part with it for any reason. Upon my death I will have it mounted in my coffin with an arial on my tomb stone.

    But, more recently I came across the Krell FPB-300, and I doubt I will ever part with that either. If I do, it will be a long time from now.


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    Tannoy MG 15" speakers - superb.

    my highly modded lenco75 is also my current favourite bit of kit.

    A modded Shure M55e is also pretty high on the list.
    SS CD Teac VRDS25X(Mega Modded) DAC Caiman SEG+Anker PSU DECK 1210 Mat Analouge Studio Crystal Mods MN Base/Bearing/Platter+Ebony arm Board Feet Isonoe PSU Paul Hynes SR7EHD-27XL/DCSXL Ag DC lead/Jaeger(low-impedance) connector/3 StageRegs/Recapped PCB+No Pitch/Strobe/Light ARM SME V(Kondo Ag Rewire&Tags) MCOrtofon Cadenza Black CABLES Arm Yannis SPD-4 IC Yannis 222 Litz+Ag bullets Power WAR PRE ATC SCA2 SPEAKERS ATC 50ASL STANDS Atacama PHONO Sugden Masterclass PA4 SUT Ortofon ST80SE POWER PSAudio P10

    Valve PRECroft Epoch(Mega Modded) AMP Sondex S100 SPEAKERS Tannoy 15"MG+RFC Warwick cabs+ Reference XO DECK Garrard301 MatTeunto GunMetal Bearing401 PlinthMoldovan Arm SME 3012(Ikeda Ag wired) PSUPheonix PSU+Tachomter MCAg Meister SPU/DECCA Maroon CABLESArm Yannis 420.5 Litz+ Speaker3mm2Ag IC Oyaide FTVS-510 AgWBT 0110Ag Phonostage4Box Paradise


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    My Garrard 301 was bought new by my uncle in 1964 and is my absolute pride and joy.

    In fact I feel rather guilty that it hasn't had a look-in since I bought the Nak TX-1000...
    Adam.

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