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    Join Date: Mar 2009

    Location: Bristol

    Posts: 5
    I'm Garf.

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    I'm a complete DIY HiFi person. I don't think I own anything that I haven't built, apart from speaker cables and a couple of interconnects, oh maybe a Raspberry Pi and an LP12.

    Started life in HiFi with a Planar two, K5, NAD3225PE and a pair of Wharfdale Diamonds; seems a long time ago now. I dabbled with Naim, a Nait 1 then a 32.5 and 160 (which was a fabulous combination). Swapped the speakers for Heybrook Point 5s and then a pair of EPOS14s. And bought an LP12; which has languished with an Akito and the passage of K9, K18, 25FL and a couple of AT33PTGs. Nothing fancy really.

    I branched out into DIY. Build various pre-amps, power amps and just the one set of speakers (that was enough for me); they are hybrid OBs...



    Music wise, I have a lot of 70s stuff, lol. But good blues I adore. Thinking about it I have a lot of Numan, Japan stuff too.

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    Join Date: Nov 2013

    Location: HAMPSTEAD

    Posts: 329
    I'm brian.

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    Its nice when you can turn yer hand to anything in the hi fi game mate, the speakers look great ! Enjoy your time here.

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    Join Date: Apr 2015

    Location: Central Virginia

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    I'm Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiily View Post
    I'm a complete DIY HiFi person. I don't think I own anything that I haven't built, apart from speaker cables and a couple of interconnects, oh maybe a Raspberry Pi and an LP12.

    Started life in HiFi with a Planar two, K5, NAD3225PE and a pair of Wharfdale Diamonds; seems a long time ago now. I dabbled with Naim, a Nait 1 then a 32.5 and 160 (which was a fabulous combination). Swapped the speakers for Heybrook Point 5s and then a pair of EPOS14s. And bought an LP12; which has languished with an Akito and the passage of K9, K18, 25FL and a couple of AT33PTGs. Nothing fancy really.

    I branched out into DIY. Build various pre-amps, power amps and just the one set of speakers (that was enough for me); they are hybrid OBs...



    Music wise, I have a lot of 70s stuff, lol. But good blues I adore. Thinking about it I have a lot of Numan, Japan stuff too.
    Those speakers look fantastic! Top notch work! More pics! Let's see some of those amps and pre's! And I wonder why you haven't tried your hand at cables? I've made a few with fair success, as have others here. But wow! I'm jealous!


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    Join Date: Mar 2009

    Location: Bristol

    Posts: 5
    I'm Garf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    Those speakers look fantastic! Top notch work! More pics! Let's see some of those amps and pre's! And I wonder why you haven't tried your hand at cables? I've made a few with fair success, as have others here. But wow! I'm jealous!


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    Thank you, they were designed by a James on PFM. I did a write up, not very good here.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hi Garf. Welcome to AOS.

    I like the speakers. We'd love to see more pictures of your home built gear. There's a Gallery section if you'd like to post some.

    DIY is very popular. Take a look through the Drawing Board section.

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

    Feel free to join in the chat. The members are friendly.


    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 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

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    I'm Neil.

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    Welcome to AoS Garf
    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, Veracity Mystra DAC + Dell Laptop 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, 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 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.

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    Join Date: Mar 2012

    Location: London and Somerset

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    I'm Dave.

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    Nice speakers. Welcome to AOS Garf, enjoy the forum.
    Kraken, Saturn, Emotion, Flying V Rocket, Planets.

  8. #8
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 15,854
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Garf.

    Nice introduction and a lovely-looking set of speakers you have there. Well done!

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

    Barry

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