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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    I had my ears syringed a couple of years ago, and since then I hear a constant high-pitched whistle, like the noise that you used to get with old CRT tellies. If I turn up the volume with my music, the whistling gets louder too.
    Starting a couple of years ago, I had something similar. A sensation of a hissing whistle in my head all the time. I'd put it down to some medication I take, but in the last couple of months the sensation of noise has worn off and I'm still on the meds. Haven't figured this out.

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    The OP was kind enough to leave me those AvantGarde Trios I always wanted so... the problem is simple: just locate a Don Garber 300b Fi amp. Should be under budget, no worries on the SQ front, just a bit of a search for someone daft enough to part company with one.

    If I got impatient I could always sell my arse for a couple of hundred and get Jake's Almarro out of the classifieds... Or get a proper job, or something?

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    I bought one of these recently and itís the biggest audio bargain Iíve ever come across.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LP-Audio-0...-/222790898635

    I had to wait a couple of weeks extra while 240v mains transformers were sourced but it was well worth it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998 View Post
    The MK1 Krell KSA-50. Never heard one. But had fun reading the great reputation.

    S.
    Have a listen first.
    It's a bit boring imo.

    My cat liked it more than I did.

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    A grand?
    Well, gosh - the world is your mollusc.
    I've had oodles of fab amps for under a grand.
    Jerry

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    I’m learning towards something from threshold,pass labs is out of budget,the Sony though does not leave me wanting, but then I’ve lead a sheltered life Hifi wise so I’ve not heard much else.
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Pioneer PA-5000,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103SA Cartridge's,Denon HA-500 Head Amp, John Wood KT88 Valve Amp,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazid View Post
    The OP was kind enough to leave me those AvantGarde Trios I always wanted so... the problem is simple: just locate a Don Garber 300b Fi amp. Should be under budget, no worries on the SQ front, just a bit of a search for someone daft enough to part company with one.

    If I got impatient I could always sell my arse for a couple of hundred and get Jake's Almarro out of the classifieds... Or get a proper job, or something?

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    A proper job? Noooooooo
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    Office system, DIY CSS fullrange speakers with aurum cantus G2 ribbons Najda dsp as dac Akai AM-U02 Jvc QL-A51 direct drive turntable
    SAE1000LT leema sub. JVC Z4S cart is in the house

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    Sansui 919 would be high on my list, had the 719 wish I never got rid.
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    Well just over a year back I had more than a grand to spend and having given the usual thought to what I wanted to do I ended up with a Prima Luna pre/power. Had I had one grand to spend I have no idea what I would do. The decision was complex enough as it was.
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    It really depends on the rest of your kit Jamie, for me it would have to be a valve amp & for a grand you would have a great choice, in fact for half that there are some very capable amps out there. Even though I can't take to them I am sure there are some good SS amps as well.

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