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  1. #1
    Join Date: Oct 2017

    Location: West Wales

    Posts: 1
    I'm Alan.

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    Hello everyone.

    My name is Alan and I live in beautiful Carmarthenshire.

    I recognise a few names here so I'm sure some of you will know me from other forums under my alias 'snowman_al'.

    I've been into electronics since I was at school many years ago and was building 6V6 amps and repairing valve radios before high school... so more into the DIY and restoration things.

    Current project is a re-configuration of what was a very sad Audio Innovations series 500. It joins a few venerable valve amps, Stereo 20, STA 15 III and an old Beam Echo etc.

    I'm not averse to transistors. I've had a Naim phase, still have a NAP110 and NAC42, but they are mostly kept in storage. My favourites are the Nytech and Ion amps.

    For 'front ends' I have a couple of Rega P3s, one with a Nagaoka, one with an AT. Also a couple of Squeezeboxes. And for speakers I have a pair of Dynaco A25s and a pair of ES11s.

    Musical taste is wide. Eagles to Elgar, REM to Rachmaninoff much depends on the time of day and my mood...

    That's me so I will try and add to some of the threads I know a little about.
    Alan

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Forest of Dean, Glos & Cambrian mountains, Wales

    Posts: 8,882
    I'm Jerry.

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    Welcome Alan

    It looks like you will fit right in here!
    Jerry

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    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

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    I'm Grant.

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    Hi and welcome Alan. Hope you enjoy the forum.
    Regards,
    Grant ....

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    Join Date: Sep 2017

    Location: Northampton

    Posts: 18
    I'm Chris.

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    Hi Alan,

    Nice intro. See you around (here)

    Chris

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hi Alan. Welcome to AOS.

    Interesting selection of gear you have there. The Dynaco A25's are a real classic and getting rare.

    Your Audio Inovations amp project could feature nicely in our 'Drawing Board' section, if you wanted to show us how it's progressing.

    The members are friendly and there's a lot going on, so just join in and have a chat with us all.


    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!

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