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    Join Date: Apr 2017

    Location: peak district uk

    Posts: 30
    I'm nick.

    Default Hello from the Peak District UK - getting into valves!

    Morning Folks,

    Just to quickly introduce myself...

    I'm a saxophone player, Jazz fan and collector of Jazz Vinyl.

    Listening wise i do dip into all sorts of other genres though

    I've been into HiFi for many years although not obsessively.

    My main system is: Well Tempered Amadeus, Sonneteer Sedley, Sonneteer Orton, Audio Note AN-J.

    I also have a Naim Unitilite and some Rega RS3 speakers in another room.

    I'm currently looking for a valve amp to sit in my vinyl system so will enjoy quizzing all you valve experts out there!



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    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

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    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.


    Hello and welcome

    Sax , my favourite wind instrument

    Best start a thread re valve amps , Warning it does become addictive
    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”.


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    Join Date: Apr 2017

    Location: peak district uk

    Posts: 30
    I'm nick.


    Ha I bet it is! Thanks. Have just created a thread.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.


    Hi Nick. Welcome to AOS.

    That's a nice selection of gear you have. Well chosen.

    As I'm sure you know, the choice in valve amps is more or less unlimited. All down to budget and power requirements really. Are you going for pre-power or integrated?

    Anyway. There's a whole lot going on here, so have a look around and join in the fun!

    Enjoy the forum,

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    Join Date: Apr 2017

    Location: peak district uk

    Posts: 30
    I'm nick.


    Thanks Geoff. I've been through a few incarnations to arrive at this setup. Always something to tinker with though!

    I've opened another specific thread but my budget is up to £1500. More if i sell the Orton.
    Had thought integrated but could be swayed to go pre power if theres a good case.
    I'm probably the sort to buy and leave for a few years at least so want to get something decent!

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

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    I'm Neil.


    Welcome to AoS
    Regards Neil

    System 1 (Living Room) : AMG Giro turntable, AMG 9W2 tonearm, Air Tight PC3 cartridge, Passlabs Xono phonostage, AMG Reference armcable. Marantz CD7 CD player, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player + Audioquest Jitter Bug, Veracity Audio Mystra DAC + HP laptop + iFi Audio i power, Wireworld Starlight USB + Audioquest Jitter Bug, for computer audio, Audio Valve RKV2 headphone amp, headphones Grado GS 1000, Nakamichi CR5e tape deck, Balanced Audio Technology VK300se integrated amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 speakers. Cabling: Signal - Atlas Mavros, Audience AU24, Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mark Grant distribution blocks, Equipment tables Target Audio B series.

    System 2 (Music Room) : 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 + Dell Laptop + iFi Audio i power + JKenny JKSPIDIF + 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 - Audience AU24, XLO Type6. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains distribution blocks Mark Grant and Russ Andrews, Equipment tables Clear Light Audio.

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Out on the wild and windy moors Lancs / Yorks Border

    Posts: 328
    I'm Andy.


    Welcome Jazzy
    301 / 3012 / 2m black
    401 / PU7 / AT33ev / Highphonics SUT
    Phono 2 + PSU X 2
    Vortexbox, SBT / Teac Dac
    Fiio Taishan
    Cambridge CXC
    P50sa, Glasshouse TVC or Quad 34/44
    Quad 303; 606 or Bel Canto Set 40 or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
    Tannoy GRF Memory.
    Q Acoustic 3020.

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.


    Welcome to AoS Nick.

    Love jazz sax myself - enjoy the Forum

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


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