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  1. #1
    Join Date: Jun 2017

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Posts: 3
    I'm Norman.

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    Hi All,
    Have reawakened my passion for music after a raising son to end of Uni. Stepped of the merry-go-round of HiF i20 something years ago. I had progressed from a second hand LP12 and split counterbalance Ittok to a Brand new Rosewood Lp12,one of the last 2 to leave the factory and an LV111 Ittok,its glued not screwed incarnation, with an At OC9 Cartridge. Amplification moved through a couple of units, I remember an Amadeus Integrated Amp being purchased and trying a couple of Audio Innovation products. Final incarnation in amps was/is Linn Wakonda and a pair of Musical Fidelity P150 Amps in mono configuration bi-wired to a pair of Linn Keilidh speakers. Thinking back about speakers I remember purchasing a pair of B&w 301's and thinking they where the dogs dingily dangilies, also remember splitting the crossover for bi-wire, quite an improvement.
    Start of my new awakening was the purchase of an AT 0c9/111 and a service for the LP12, followed with a Yamaha Network CD player (CD-N301) for digital duties as the plan was and is to Digitize a lot of my vinyl for storage on a Synology NAS using a ADL GT40alpha . To this end thought a dedicated MC Phono stage in the form of a Pro-ject Tube Box DS would suffice, but regrettably the Wakonda has little or no synergy with it. So I think the Wakonda will have to make way for another pre-amp, The GT40 is serving this function for time being. Had use of a Pro-ject Pre Box RS Digital for a while but am probably going to try an Icon Audio Passive R, I need the extra inputs and tape out facilities, under their try it for 30 days offer.
    Musical tastes span a wide spectrum from Prog Rock to Blues and some Jazz, basically if its good music I can appreciate it ! Haven't quite made it to Classical but like some pieces.
    Looking forward to adding my grain of knowledge to the Forum
    Cheers

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 27,750
    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Norman. Welcome to AOS.

    So your system is in a state of flux. Keep us informed as to how that works out.

    I'm sure you'll find much useful opinion and expert knowledge here.

    Feel free to get involved in the chat. All input is welcome.


    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!

  3. #3
    Join Date: Jun 2017

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Posts: 3
    I'm Norman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Hello Norman. Welcome to AOS.

    So your system is in a state of flux. Keep us informed as to how that works out.

    I'm sure you'll find much useful opinion and expert knowledge here.

    Feel free to get involved in the chat. All input is welcome.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    It sure is but I have thoughts on where I go next, so I'll organise the Icon Audio preamp,see I just missed one on here. C'est la vie

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 16,255
    I'm Neil.

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    Welcome to AoS Norman
    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.

  5. #5
    Join Date: Sep 2014

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Posts: 595
    I'm John.

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    My Icon preamp just sold this morning Norman

    Anyway welcome aboard the good ship AoS.

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