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  1. #1
    Join Date: May 2017

    Location: United States of America

    Posts: 1
    I'm Christopher.

    Default Warm Greetings from Artisan Fidelity

    Hello members from Artisan Fidelity

    Christopher Thornton
    Artisan Fidelity

    Personal System

    David Berning custom ZOTL Vacuum Tube Mono Blocks 100W per channel / selectable feedback
    David Berning custom Octal 6sn7 based Vacuum Tube preamp / passive RIAA phono section / vacuum tube resonant switching external power supply
    Hashimoto HM-7 based custom designed SUT by Artisan Fidelity
    LaHave Audio Avaaza full range, wide bandwidth single driver based loudspeakers with optional RAAL ribbon tweeters
    Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301 Statement
    Artisan Fidelity Technics Sp10Mk3 NGS Direct Drive
    Kuzma 4Point tonearm
    Schroeder CB-1 tonearm
    Miyabi Lab Fuuga moving coil phono cartridge
    Van Den Hul Colibri XGW Mk2. SPED African Grenadille moving coil phono cartridge
    Modified Oppo based digital front end

  2. #2
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 70,644
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.


    Hi Christopher,

    Welcome to AoS - hope you're having a nice weekend!

    Please check your emails (my reply to your use of our Contact Us form) in reference to opening a trade account.

    "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.

  3. #3
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 16,020
    I'm Neil.


    Welcome to AoS

    Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301 Statement
    Artisan Fidelity Technics Sp10Mk3 NGS Direct Drive

    Very expensive, but very nice
    Last edited by Dalek Supreme D L; 20-05-2017 at 10:52.
    Regards Neil

  4. #4
    Join Date: May 2016

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Posts: 519
    I'm Andrew.


    Hi Christopher.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 26,833
    I'm Geoff.


    Hi Christopher. Welcome to AOS from me too.
    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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