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Thread: Well, I thought I was nearly finished....but

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    Join Date: Jun 2012

    Location: Hertfordshire, UK

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    I'm Mark.

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    So...I'm afraid the Graaf GM50 went to Ebay heaven (in exchange for a Radikal) to be replaced by a McIntosh MA2275. The Sonus Faber baby Elipsa Auditors flew off to a buyer in Malaysia to be replaced by some NOS Guarneri Momento (lovely finish).
    Now not enough power... so an ex-demo McIntosh MC152 was added and the 2275 kept as a Pre. Needed (desired!) some more valves so the EAR 88PB phonostage (which trounced a Urika) replaced the long standing Linto. Hmm perhaps the Koetsu Black didn't quite show off the capabilities EAR. Enter a Urushi
    Sky Blue, lovely! Retirement here I come!


    Equipment: Linn Sondek LP12 Valhalla, NBB, Mana Soundframe, Ittok, Kimber Silver Hybrid arm cable, Koetsu Black
    Naim CDSII, HDX + XPS2 , Linn Radical, McIntosh MA2275/ MC152, Sonus Faber Guarneri Momentos, Yter speaker cable.

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    Join Date: Jan 2011

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    I'm Stephen.

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    Love the presentation on the Guarneri.

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    Yet again some lovely kit on show from AoS members

    Mind you I hope those record shelves up top are sturdy!
    Thorens TD160. Denon DL-110. Arcam DV137. RPI with Audiophonics I-Sabre DAC and Chromecast Audio. Arcam Delta 60. Adam Audio Artist 5 and Kef Reference 103. MS Audio/Klotz MC5000 and Fisual Hollywood Dark Twist.

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    Join Date: Sep 2014

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    I'm John.

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    Lovely looking system Mark, very nice

    Sent you a PM (private message).

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    Quality kit there, awesome !
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    Join Date: Jun 2012

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    I'm Mark.

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    Thanks for the kind comments. I have some Syrinx arms to try out in the system and I'd like to roll the tubes in the EAR 88. So still a little bit of tweaking to go ... I guess the other piece of equipment that is nagging me is can I improve the LP12 without spoiling it? Tranquillity, Khan, Sole etc?
    Equipment: Linn Sondek LP12 Valhalla, NBB, Mana Soundframe, Ittok, Kimber Silver Hybrid arm cable, Koetsu Black
    Naim CDSII, HDX + XPS2 , Linn Radical, McIntosh MA2275/ MC152, Sonus Faber Guarneri Momentos, Yter speaker cable.

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    Join Date: Sep 2014

    Location: Northern Ireland

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    Mark, have you got any PMs from me today?
    I've sent a couple but they are not showing up in my sent items.

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    Join Date: Jun 2012

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    Hi John, not today. Feel free to ask on the thread if PMs are not getting through. If no-one minds.
    Equipment: Linn Sondek LP12 Valhalla, NBB, Mana Soundframe, Ittok, Kimber Silver Hybrid arm cable, Koetsu Black
    Naim CDSII, HDX + XPS2 , Linn Radical, McIntosh MA2275/ MC152, Sonus Faber Guarneri Momentos, Yter speaker cable.

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    Join Date: Sep 2014

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    Seems to have worked this time

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Superb looking system of very well-thought out and chosen components. I have little doubt it'll sound fantastic - enjoy!

    Marco.
    "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. Modified Goldpoint SA4M-47 passive 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.

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