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  1. #1
    Join Date: Dec 2016

    Location: Midlands, UK

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    I'm Sam.

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    Hello,

    I thought I'd posted on the forum but it seems I hadn't - just much lurking indeed, particularly Past Masters, the Drawing Board and Digital Expressions

    I've wandered in here from AudioKarma (which I also like) as it has a more local UK aspect.

    I've got three systems set up:

    1) Denon DCD 960 CD player / Chromecast / Dual CS 503 ---- Kramer 6410 DAC---- Sansui AU-317---- Celestion 33s paried with some old wharedales with the tweeters removed, 12" drivers and a modified low pass filter as crossover

    2) TV into crappy 8 DAC / Focusrite 18i8 --- Ferrograph F307 amp --- Goodmans Magnum SL

    3) Macbook ---- Sansui AU-2900--- Wharfedale Dentons

    I've enjoyed messing around recapping old speakers and mixing and matching for different sound qualities. On the lookout for another second hand low to midrange DAC to replace the 8 amazon job

    EDIT - favourite artist of all time - mid to late 70s Joni Mitchell, but have wide taste from Albion Band to Wu Tang Clan. Steely Dan is -of course - fantastic for messing around with audio setups
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    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

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    I'm Grant.

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    Hi Sam. Welcome to the site
    Regards,
    Grant ....

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    Join Date: Mar 2012

    Location: London and Somerset

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    I'm Dave.

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    Hi Sam, welcome to AOS.Enjoy the forum. Nice wide range of music there.... Great.
    Kraken, Saturn, Emotion, Flying V Rocket, Planets.

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 16,734
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Sam,

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

    Barry

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Hello,

    I thought I'd posted on the forum but it seems I hadn't - just much lurking indeed, particularly Past Masters, the Drawing Board and Digital Expressions

    I've wandered in here from AudioKarma (which I also like) as it has a more local UK aspect.

    I've got three systems set up:

    1) Denon DCD ?? CD player / Chromecast / Dual CS 503 ---- Kramer 6410 DAC---- Sansui AU-317---- Celestion 33s paried with some old wharedales with the tweeters removed, 12" drivers and a modified low pass filter as crossover

    2) TV into crappy 8 DAC / Focusrite 18i8 --- Ferrograph F307 amp --- Goodmans Magnum SL

    3) Macbook ---- Sansui AU-2900--- Wharfedale Dentons

    I've enjoyed messing around recapping old speakers and mixing and matching for different sound qualities. On the lookout for another second hand low to midrange DAC to replace the 8 amazon job

    EDIT - favourite artist of all time - mid to late 70s Joni Mitchell, but have wide taste from Albion Band to Wu Tang Clan. Steely Dan is -of course - fantastic for messing around with audio setups
    Welcome Edgar. I'm on Audiokarma too, good forum that.

    Like a bit if Wu Tang too, when I'm in the mood for it
    Martin



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    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / NVA A30 Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    Join Date: Dec 2016

    Location: Midlands, UK

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    I'm Sam.

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    Cheers all!

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hi Sam. Welcome to AOS.

    I see you like older gear. Vintage and classic equipment is very popular here.

    If you're after a decent older DAC, look at maybe an Audio Alchemy Digital Decoding Engine or something from Theta.

    Feel free to join in the chat. It's a friendly place with lots going on.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.

  8. #8
    Join Date: Dec 2016

    Location: Midlands, UK

    Posts: 9
    I'm Sam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Hi Sam. Welcome to AOS.

    I see you like older gear. Vintage and classic equipment is very popular here.

    If you're after a decent older DAC, look at maybe an Audio Alchemy Digital Decoding Engine or something from Theta.

    Feel free to join in the chat. It's a friendly place with lots going on.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    Yes the cheaper end of vintage is where I've been for a few years. As I'm sure you know, it's stunning the 'bang per buck' sound quality you can get with older gear that's still very serviceable.

    Perversely (perhaps) as a vintage head, rather than vinyl, I tend to listen to Spotify premium as it's so damn easy. As I slowly move up the DAC scale I'm sure the problems with compressed Spotify files will be revealed. I have had a trial with lossless TIDAL and can hear the difference. Waiting for spotify to offer a similar service.

  9. #9
    Join Date: Feb 2017

    Location: London

    Posts: 9
    I'm Patrick.

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    I recognise that setup! I'm joining you here on AOS in search of answers Edgar.
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