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Thread: Croft Micro 25 preamp and series 7 power amp .

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    Default Croft Micro 25 preamp and series 7 power amp .

    In January of this year I paid a visit to James (jimbo ) of this parish , who kindly put me up for the weekend . The whole weekend is documented elsewhere on the forum . Whilst there I became very impressed with James own system which consists of VPI and GL75 turntables , Croft pre and power amps and Spendor speakers . James informed me a couple of weeks later that he was about to embark on an experiment where he was going to install another Croft power amp into his system to biwire . I believe that the extra amp wasn't to his taste and he kindly offered the Croft to me for the price he had paid for it . As I was intending to try these amps in my own system I took him up on his offer and duly installed it into my system . While I was very pleased with the result I knew a Croft preamp was also required . Fortunately a Micro 25 preamp ( with remote volume control ) came up locally and I was knocking on the sellers door within the hour . I installed the preamp into my system and both pre and power amps have been there ever since .



    With the addition of the little Taket Batpur supertweeters , some fantastic new mains cables from David at MCRU , and a Denon DA 3000USB DAC I feel my system is complete .







    It has taken a few weeks for this system to come on song , however '' on song '' it has become . The level of detail which I'm now hearing is fantastic . I'm now hearing previously hidden details on tracks which I've been listening to for years . I was listening to Nitin Sawhneys album Beyond Skin last night and was taken aback at the SQ . As I listened throughout the day I had a stupid grin on my face , track after track .

    The supertweeters and the DAC have been welcome additions to my system , however , in my opinion , the gamechanger has been the addition of the Croft pre and power amps . I've had quite a few amplifiers in my system over the years but I truly think I've reached my destination with these latest additions .
    Regards
    Brian

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    I am glad you are happy with your system, but I did not see a T/T?
    I feel I am almost there, but still want to try some bigger speakers.
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    Well done Brian, enjoy it while it lasts , until the box swapping virus strikes again

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    I am glad you are happy with your system, but I did not see a T/T?
    I feel I am almost there, but still want to try some bigger speakers.
    Decided that I was very happy with my digital set up at the moment Kevin . A T/T may be one for the future , when I retire ?

    If I were you I would try to get a listen to a pair of of Colin Topps floorstanders .
    Last edited by brian2957; 10-06-2017 at 10:47.
    Regards
    Brian

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    DAC 3 French DAC
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    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Well done Brian, enjoy it while it lasts , until the box swapping virus strikes again

    I know ...I know
    Regards
    Brian

    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment . (Rumi )


    Korus Computer Audio music server .
    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    Glad your enjoying the Crofts mate, they are indeed very capable and illuminating amplifiers.

    Looking forward to your next turntable adventure
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    Cheers James , I'm very happy with the Crofts . Another turntable will probably be in the system in a couple of years .
    Regards
    Brian

    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment . (Rumi )


    Korus Computer Audio music server .
    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    Thought you sold your Crofties brian? is this an other set?
    Regards,
    Grant ....
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    Nah...decided I couldn't live without em Grant

    I've got Jerrys DAC ( the one you had ) in my system at the moment and so far I'm very impressed with it
    Regards
    Brian

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    Korus Computer Audio music server .
    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    aye they are very decent for the money, as are the crofts really..a veritable bargain, both
    Regards,
    Grant ....
    Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind.
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    IMUTO TAURUS X4 BATTERY SUPPLY. - RPI2B & AUDIOPHONICS DAC running MOODE 3.7- TONBRUX BATTERY SUPPLY & CHROMECAST2 AUDIO DONGLE no1 - JBE SERIES 3 SLATEDECK & EMOTIVA XPS-1 PHONO - DENON DV2900 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS. - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP. -AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER22, SPOTIFY PREMIUM- KINPS CABLES, SMSL M6 MINIDAC, CHROMECAST2 AUDIO DONGLE no2 POWERED BY ANKER BATTERY PSU - FULL RANGE TWIN & SINGLE TELEFUNKEN's - Q ACOUSTIC BT3 actives - CANTON SUB - TANDBERG TCD310 CASS - CARTS.. ACD xlm mk1 integra, AT95SA Shibata, SHURE N55 SAS, SHURE M55E original, JVC MD1029. - RCA CABLES BY BRIAN SPKR CABLES BY MOI HAIR BY MARCO FEET BY ELECTRICBEACH - MAINS REGENERATED BY POWERINSPIRED AND FILTERED BY BELKIN PUREAV.

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