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  1. #11
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    I have to agree.

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    well your going to get lots of opinions oliver,some more bias than others!
    all i can say is i listened to them back to back,had them both on and off for comparison,i was not going by some distant rose tinted memory etc
    as you know i re-wired the 774 twice and it still didn't get close to the alphason,i sold it after the re-wire,what does that tell you??

    at the end of the day mate all we can do is advise,you will never know yourself untill you get one,the tough decision for you is buying one or not. that, we cant help you with.
    bloody hifi! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    I'd stick with the 774 Oli.

    I heard a Mission 774, fitted with a Benz Gullwing SLR last weekend and it was gobsmackingly good. Best MC I've heard, with nothing missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    well your going to get lots of opinions oliver,some more bias than others!
    all i can say is i listened to them back to back,had them both on and off for comparison,i was not going by some distant rose tinted memory etc
    as you know i re-wired the 774 twice and it still didn't get close to the alphason,i sold it after the re-wire,what does that tell you??

    at the end of the day mate all we can do is advise,you will never know yourself untill you get one,the tough decision for you is buying one or not. that, we cant help you with.
    bloody hifi! lol
    Lol, it does seem to divide the community. I will probably get one just to put my mind at rest.

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    Lol.

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    This should be with me by the weekend.

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    Sweet!
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    Now I just have to get it to fit the Toshy! 🤔

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    Around twenty years ago I owned an Alphason HR100S MCS tonearm which was on an Alphason Sonata. I now own an Origin Live Onyx which is on a Nottingham Analogue Interspace. The OL is more rigid and stable and feels better engineered, a lot more solid I guess but other than that, sound wise, I cannot really detect much of a difference.
    Nottingham Analogue Interspace deck - Funk Firm Achromat - Origin Live Onyx tonearm - Denon DL103
    Marantz CD6005 into an Audiolab M-DAC latest Lake West firmware

    Prima Luna Prologue 3 preamplifier - Rothwell MC Headamp
    Prima Luna Dialogue Premium power amp EL34

    B&W CM8 S2 loudspeakers

    Van Den Hul Teatrack biwired loudspeaker cables
    Atlas Hyper MkII interconnects
    QED Reference Audio 40 on phono stages
    Grado SR125e headphones

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