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Thread: Bonneville/vinnie.....R.I.P

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    Join Date: Jul 2011

    Location: lancashire

    Posts: 667
    I'm brian.

    Default Bonneville/vinnie.....R.I.P

    Im very sad to be writing with the news that Vinnie passed away recently.

    Vinnie was a lovely man. A kind and gentle soul who I was delighted to know, and Im sure many other members here who knew him will feel the same way.

    A real lover of music, and a Hi Fi box swapper, in the nicest possible way. He came here regularly to let me hear his most recent purchases. Always with real enthusiasm.

    I always enjoyed those days of swapping /comparing/mixing his kit with mine.

    Vinnies wife Pat, and his son Andy called around here today, and have asked that I let all his many friends from the various Hi Fi forums know the sad news.

    They have also asked if I will help sell on all Vinnies Hi Fi collection, and of course I will help out in that area, when the time is right.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 35,782
    I'm Geoff.


    Very sorry to hear this.

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 17,191
    I'm Neil.


    I didn't know Vinnie, but I am sorry to hear this. Condolences to his family and friends.
    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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    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 78,601
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.


    Very sorry to hear, Brian, that Vinnie's passed away. I knew him (and Dave, who died a few years ago), who were good friends. Like you say, he was a nice old guy. Please pass on my condolences to his family.


    P.S Why has this thread been locked? No-one has informed me. I'll reopen it , in case anyone else wishes to register their condolences.

    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.


  5. #5
    Join Date: Jun 2010

    Location: Liverpool

    Posts: 743
    I'm Geoff.


    How sad. A lovely man.
    Main system: Sony TTS8000; SME IV; Audio Technica Art1; The Lentek integrated amplifier; SBT; Technics sh-x1000 DAC; Yamaha NS1000M.
    System 2 - SBT; Kinshaw Perception DAC; Denon PMA850 integrated; Kef Reference 103.
    System 3 - Taken over by my son! Chromecast; Beresford Caiman II; Klark Teknik Jade 1 active studio monitors.

  6. #6
    Join Date: Mar 2010

    Location: Sheffield

    Posts: 2,592
    I'm Simon.


    Sad to hear that, lovely gent. I sold him a cracking pair of EAR 519s a few years back.
    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

  7. #7
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Out on the wild and windy moors Lancs / Yorks Border

    Posts: 333
    I'm Andy.


    Very sorry to hear this I knew Vinnie quite well RIP
    301 / 3012 / 2m black
    401 / PU7 / AT33ev / Highphonics SUT
    Phono 2 + PSU X 2
    Vortexbox, SBT / Teac Dac
    Fiio Taishan
    Cambridge CXC
    P50sa, Glasshouse TVC or Quad 34/44
    Quad 303; 606 or Bel Canto Set 40 or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
    Tannoy GRF Memory.
    Q Acoustic 3020.

  8. #8
    Join Date: Dec 2017

    Location: Manchester

    Posts: 139
    I'm John.


    Really sad to hear this. I bought some speakers from him last year and he told me then that he had cancer but thought he had been given the all clear.

    RIP Vinnie, a lovely bloke.

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