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  1. #1
    Join Date: Apr 2017

    Location: Algarve

    Posts: 13
    I'm alain.

    Default Hello from Portugal

    Hello Everyone,

    I now live in the Algarve, Portugal having moved here from UK.

    My system:-

    Marantz HD AMP1 Amplifier and matching HD CD1 CD player, both on Oak Cone feet
    Dynaudio Emit M10 on Norstone Stylum stands standing on Soundstyle Superspikes.
    Tellurium Ultra Blue speaker cables, Atlas Digital Coax, Russ Andrews mains Powercord, RA X2 Distribution Block
    RA Yello mains cables (Amp & CD player).

    As you can see I've been busy tweeking aiming for a more lifelike and realistic sound which is less harsh and artificial sounding. I'm getting there but there's always one more tweek.

    I have about 300 CDs split between classical (lots of baroque) and rock mostly 60s, 70s and 80s. From Altered Images to the Zombies via Beatles, Dire Straits, Rolling Stones.

    Looking forward to joining the forum.

  2. #2
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

    Posts: 6,938
    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.



    Dire Straits

    Your in
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.


  3. #3
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 16,032
    I'm Neil.


    Welcome to AoS
    Regards Neil

  4. #4
    Join Date: Apr 2017

    Location: Algarve

    Posts: 13
    I'm alain.


    then you will like JJ Cale and Eric Clapton before he went MOR.

  5. #5
    Join Date: Apr 2017

    Location: Algarve

    Posts: 13
    I'm alain.


    Always greatest respect to the supreme Dalek!

  6. #6
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 70,699
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.


    Hi Alain,

    Welcome on board... Glad you made it in ok at last! Enjoy

    "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:

    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

  7. #7
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 26,877
    I'm Geoff.


    Hi Alain. Welcome to AOS.

    Interesting selection of equipment you have there. I'd guess that all works pretty decently together.

    If you have further plans for your system, we'd like to hear about them.

    There's lots going on here, so take a look around and join in the chat.

    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!

  8. #8
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 15,671
    I'm openingabottleofwine.


    Welcome to AoS Alain,

    Nice taste in both gear and music!

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


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