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  1. #11
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpgals View Post
    You would be more than welcome to come round for a listen if you are ever in the York area but I don't think I will be letting these wondrous beasts out of my house I am afraid. It is no wonder they were voted the " hi-fi product of the centrury". I have not managed to get over the visual impact issue with my dear wife to get a stacked pair but I still dream of having four of them!!!! However, having said that some people think that stacking is not worth it in terms of the effort required.
    Oh - its worth it alright, but the visual imposition sadly puts that option out for me.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Join Date: Mar 2018

    Location: York UK

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    I'm David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primalsea View Post
    If you just buy some and stack them up when she’s not in your wife might not notice. You never know...

    Really great kit you have there, David.
    I have thought about doing that and I managed it when I first bought the Quads and got the boxes into the house without my wife noticing which was quite a feat! However getting the second pair in the house I think would be a bit tricky. You have got to have something to dream about haven't you! Regards David
    David
    Equipment Garrard 401 Slate Plinth SME V Van Den Hul Colibri cartridge
    Lector Phonostage
    Raspberry Pi IQ Audio Dac running Volumio distribution
    Own build high quality silver wired passive preamp in Leak Varislope pre-amp shell
    Leak Stereo 20
    Quad ELS 57 speakers (some of the last built SNs in the region of 52000)
    REL Strata V subwoofer

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    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: North Yorkshire

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    I'm Mark.

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    Great system you have.
    I notice you have a REL Strata sub (from your equipment list) and by chance I am just looking into the possibility of adding a sub to my system.

    What is your experience - do you find it adds something that wasn't there beforehand ?

    http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...er-amp-pre-amp

    Cheers, Mark

  4. #14
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

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    I'm Neil.

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    Nice setup
    Regards Neil

    System 1 (Living Room) : AMG Giro turntable, AMG 9W2 tonearm, Air Tight PC3 cartridge, Passlabs Xono phonostage, AMG Reference armcable. Marantz CD7 CD player, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player + Audioquest Jitter Bug, Veracity Audio Mystra DAC + HP laptop + iFi Audio i power, Wireworld Starlight USB + Audioquest Jitter Bug, for computer audio, Audio Valve RKV2 headphone amp, headphones Grado GS 1000, Nakamichi CR5e tape deck, Balanced Audio Technology VK300se integrated amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 speakers. Cabling: Signal - Atlas Mavros, Audience AU24, Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mark Grant distribution blocks, Equipment tables Target Audio B series.

    System 2 (Music Room) : Loricraft Garrard 401 turntable + SME 5 tonearm + VDH MC10 cartridge + Graham IC70 tonearm cable, Modified Technics 1200 turntable + Triplannar 7 tonearm + VDH Frog Gold cartridge + Paul Hynes SR7 PSU, SME Model 20 turntable + Graham Phantom tonearm + Ortofon MC5200 cartridge + Graham IC70 tonearm cable, Balanced Audio Technology VK10se phonostage, Moon Andromeda CD player, Esoteric P5 SACD transport and P 5 DAC, Toshiba 9500 DVD Audio player, AMR DP777 DAC + Dell Laptop + iFi Audio i power + JKenny JKSPIDIF + Wireworld Starlight USB - for computer audio, Kenwood 8300 tuner, Revox B760 tuner, Magnum Dynalab signal sleuth, Leak Troughline tuner + EAR Stereo decoder, Revox B77 mk 2 & Revox A77 mk3 reel to reel recorders, Balanced Audio Technology VK52se pre-amplifier, Music Reference RM200 mk1 power-amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 speakers. Cabling: Signal/Speaker - Audience AU24, XLO Type6. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains distribution blocks Mark Grant and Russ Andrews, Equipment tables Clear Light Audio.

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