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  1. #1
    Join Date: Sep 2017

    Location: Wellington New Zealand

    Posts: 35
    I'm Corne.

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    Hi, just started on getting myself setup in the audio world have always had stereos but nothing special.
    Finally decided to get my man cave setup so after days of reading reviews and listening to amp after amp and speaker after speaker I ended up with what sounded best to me for my budget, it was a fun exersize but not sure the sonus faber agent likes me.

    Ended up with a Rotel 1570, B&W 683 s2, Onkyo C 7050 CD and Pro-ject carbon essential ii. the B&Ws are bi wired with shielded silver coated 12ga copper cables from Supra with optic link on cd and shielded ARC rca to the turn table.

    I listen to just about everything but a special preferance to Jethro tull, Pink Floyd, Nina Simone and Leonard Cohen. the list goes on and on but id say those are my every day goto and relax music. seem to be throwing in lumineers more amd more these days.

    well thats me in a nutshell

    regards
    Corne

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    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 38,577
    I'm Grant.

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    Hi Corne, welcome to the site. Hope you enjoy it.
    Regards,
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 30,203
    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Corne. Welcome to AOS.

    Glad you're having a bit of fun setting up your Hi-Fi. Many of us have been at it for years.

    I'm sure you'll find plenty to interest you, so have a look around the site and join in any chat that appeals.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    Mr. Tact!

    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are ruled out. All that remain are lies and foolishness"


    Gear: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/one scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/two hefty Japanese DD TT's/hefty Japanese BD TT/smaller Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. One CD transport/3 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. One MD deck. One tuner. Two TVC pre-amps/two valve pre-amps/solid state pre-amp/passive 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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    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: Berkshire, UK

    Posts: 2,274
    I'm Tom.

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    Lived in Wellington for a few years in the 90s. Great city. I lived out in the bays to the south. Was a decent jazz scene then thanks mainly to students studying there, not so great for classical though.

    Haere Mai !


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    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ortofon 309 Limited tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N + Shure M3D Jico stylus; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0 retipped by Ana Mighty Sound bamboo cantilever, Spirit '78' 3.0 conical from Ana, also vintage GE VRII, Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Duncan 'Tuberhunter' 200w class D; preamp - Pass DCB1; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage SPU-GE; SUTs - Ortofon 2-15k & Bob's Devices; Phono Stage: Schiit Mani; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    Join Date: Sep 2017

    Location: Wellington New Zealand

    Posts: 35
    I'm Corne.

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    Thank you for the welcome I'm best not reading what some of you guys run as it's pure sin. Leaves lots to dream about.

    @montesquieu I left Wellington last December now in Carterton cannot wait for summer had enough of rain now.

  6. #6
    Join Date: Sep 2017

    Location: Wellington New Zealand

    Posts: 35
    I'm Corne.

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    Don't want to upset the mafia so I'll ask here first where can I post a message re need some help/advice

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