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    Join Date: Dec 2017

    Location: Lincolnshire

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    I'm Martin.

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    Hello,

    This is pretty much a copy and paste from my intro post but thought the background was worth repeating so you know where I'm coming from.

    Back in 1987 I bought a Linn LP12, Myst TMA3, Myst TMR and a pair of Linn Kans. I later added an Arcam CD player that died, I bought another that died and then I bought a Naim CD5 still have it all....

    We extended our house in 2006 and I created a TV room and bought a Meridian G68/G55, PMC TB2 fronts and centre, SVS sub and some M+K surrounds. I also have a squeezebox for my ripped music.

    Then we moved and didn't really have room for two systems so the Hi-Fi stuff, although it's set up in my office, rarely gets used.

    So to the point, I have decided I want to get the LP12 back in use so I need a phono stage for the G68. I've done a bit of searching and on my list was a Graham Slee Communicator, then I came across the Angle Audiophile plus and the Tisbury Domino and further searching brought me here....

    If anyone could offer me advice on the way to go it would be very much appreciated but I just want to get some use out of the LP12 and I'm not really looking to spend a small fortune if that helps.

    Kind regards

    Martin

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    It might pay to have a chat with Alan (Firebottle). He may have something to suit: http://theartofsound.net/forum/forum...?96-Firebottle

    His amps and phono stages have a bit of a following here.

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    2nd hand Linto.
    Kuzma Stabi/S 12", (LP12-bastard) DC motor and optical tacho psu, Benz LP, Paradise (phonostage). MB-Pro, Brooklyn dac and psu, Bruno Putzeys balanced pre, mod86p dual mono amps, Yamaha NS1000m

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    Andrew of Rothwell Audio is also a member here and markets good phono stages: http://www.rothwellaudioproducts.co.uk/html/hi-fi.html

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    Hi Martin, what cartridge are you running, MM or MC?

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    You didn't say which nail was hanging of the end of your tonearm.

    The Slee stuff is good, and you can borrow it for trial at home - cost to you is shipping both ways.
    You'd need to join up at this place https://www.hifisystemcomponents.com/forum/forums.html to arrange things.
    Chris



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    Join Date: Dec 2017

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    I'm Martin.

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    Thanks all, it's a MM and just trawling through the Firebottle threads

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    OTP MK2. Can't go wrong. MK1 if the cash is tight.

    I'm gonna have to have a listen to some Rothwell stuff.

    Is there a loan scheme?

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    https://schiit.eu.com/preamps/mani .. excellent budget stage this...better than budget tbh but budget price

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 .. a little step up to this and about 50/60 dearer once you take import costs into it. nicely built and great sound
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    Join Date: Dec 2017

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    Thanks for this, I had looked at the Mani too... Choices, choices

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