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    Join Date: Oct 2012

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    Gary was fortunate to acquire a new amplifier, a Puccinni SE at a good price, but the model has a bit of a design flaw in that it fries the driver transistors.
    0.5 watt dissipation in a transistor specified at only 0.35 watt maximum

    With suitable modification by yours truly it turns out to be a very good performing amplifier so the Firebottle crew delivered it as I wanted to get a listen to Gary's system.

    A very warm welcome was experienced plus a rather wonderful lunch, thanks to Mrs Stryder5.
    After much inquiry and ribbing about selection of kit the amp was (eventually - he does faff about) plumbed in and very good it was too.



    I did learn that the TT had been out of action for many a long year but Gary has spruced it up a treat.

    A very enjoyable few hours gassing and playing good music, plus I picked up 10 albums from a local charity shop, mainly classical, for the princely sum of 2

    Firebottle - for the no bottleneck approach.

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    Join Date: Nov 2015

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    I'm Oliver.

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    Those Ruark look familiar
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
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    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Join Date: May 2016

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    I'm Gary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Gary was fortunate to acquire a new amplifier, a Puccinni SE at a good price, but the model has a bit of a design flaw in that it fries the driver transistors.
    0.5 watt dissipation in a transistor specified at only 0.35 watt maximum

    With suitable modification by yours truly it turns out to be a very good performing amplifier so the Firebottle crew delivered it as I wanted to get a listen to Gary's system.

    A very warm welcome was experienced plus a rather wonderful lunch, thanks to Mrs Stryder5.
    After much inquiry and ribbing about selection of kit the amp was (eventually - he does faff about) plumbed in and very good it was too.



    I did learn that the TT had been out of action for many a long year but Gary has spruced it up a treat.

    A very enjoyable few hours gassing and playing good music, plus I picked up 10 albums from a local charity shop, mainly classical, for the princely sum of 2

    It was good to see you both (well Shirley....lol), great service and delivery. Alan's done a great job, amp sounds great, many thanks.

    I don't faff I'm careful .

    Caroline says thanks, her feet look good in photo

    Oliver, yep you recognise the speakers.

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    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    I'm Grant.

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    quite enjoyed my Puccinni SE . slightly warm but smooth
    Regards,
    Grant ....

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