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    Join Date: Apr 2018

    Location: London

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    I'm Steve.

    Default Hi Guys...

    Slightly older newbie here. And I have to admit from the word go that I came here to pick your brains. I have an issue that I will put in the relevant section of the forum. For now though, this is what I have by way of a system....

    2TB Brennan fed through a Yamaha WXC-50 streaming pre-amp via toslink. The speakers are Yamaha HS7 active monitors and the Yamaha HS8S active Sub. These speakers are on QuickLok BS300 Adjustable stands. My needs are simple and the sound this set up produces, for the outlay, is something to behold.

    Anyway, once again, hi guys
    Steve

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    Hi Steve, welcome to the forum.

    Interesting set -up that you have there, not the usual valves and vinyl we normally get here. Please feel free to pick brains about whatever it is you want.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    ''I like to be objective about my subjectivity.''

    - Geoff 'Walpurgis'

  3. #3
    Join Date: Apr 2018

    Location: London

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    I'm Steve.

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    Martin, indeed. I disposed of my vast vinyl collection a number of years ago and have been kicking myself ever since. Now I am stuck in that grey space between analog and digital and wanting to get the best of both worlds. I have seriously thought about getting a turntable again.... I may well do. In the mean time I am going to post my 'issue' in the digital section in the hope that someone picks up on it, and who might have had the same or similar problem and solved it.
    2TB Brennan fed through a Yamaha WXC-50 streaming pre-amp via toslink. The speakers are Yamaha HS7 active monitors and the Yamaha HS8S active Sub. These speakers are on QuickLok BS300 Adjustable stands.

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    There's a few people here who sold all their vinyl years ago and have started again. There's some great second-hand record shops around the country where you can build up your collection again quite quickly without having to pay 25 pop for a new re-issue. I'd recommend this one http://www.recordshopnottingham.com/contact-us - massive amount of stock. Worth the trip up from London.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    ''I like to be objective about my subjectivity.''

    - Geoff 'Walpurgis'

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    Join Date: Apr 2018

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    I'm Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    There's a few people here who sold all their vinyl years ago and have started again. There's some great second-hand record shops around the country where you can build up your collection again quite quickly without having to pay 25 pop for a new re-issue. I'd recommend this one http://www.recordshopnottingham.com/contact-us - massive amount of stock. Worth the trip up from London.
    You know Macca, I might just do that! I like Nottingham - I stay in the Litmus building when I'm up there. I had something like 8-9k vinyls - now they would take some replacing. A lot of US import originals as well. Some of them were collectors items. When the dealer came who took them off my hands, his eyes lit up. I think I knew THEN I was making a mistake, if truth were known! Ah for the benefit of hindsight.
    2TB Brennan fed through a Yamaha WXC-50 streaming pre-amp via toslink. The speakers are Yamaha HS7 active monitors and the Yamaha HS8S active Sub. These speakers are on QuickLok BS300 Adjustable stands.

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Steve,

    I can understand you kicking yourself with hindsight - but look at it this way 8,000 to 9,000 records must have taken up one hell of a lot of space, whereas your 2TB Brennan ought to be able to store more than 2,500 LPs and take up a minimal amount of real estate.

    And as you have stated:
    Quote Originally Posted by The Rogue
    My needs are simple and the sound this set up produces, for the outlay, is something to behold.
    So as they say - Enjoy!
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Steve. Welcome to AOS.

    I'm sure you can get some sensible opinions on the issue that needs addressing. Just ask away.

    Tell us what music you like and what future plans if any you may have for your system.

    Feel free to join in the chat, everybody is friendly.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.

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    Join Date: Apr 2018

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    I'm Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Welcome to AoS Steve,

    I can understand you kicking yourself with hindsight - but look at it this way 8,000 to 9,000 records must have taken up one hell of a lot of space, whereas your 2TB Brennan ought to be able to store more than 2,500 LPs and take up a minimal amount of real estate.

    And as you have stated:


    So as they say - Enjoy!
    This is true. That many records took up a huge amount of space. And it was part of a bigger downsizing that happened around. You're right of course, my set up now is much smaller, much more compact and yet the sound is huge!

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Hello Steve. Welcome to AOS.

    I'm sure you can get some sensible opinions on the issue that needs addressing. Just ask away.

    Tell us what music you like and what future plans if any you may have for your system.




    Feel free to join in the chat, everybody is friendly.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    Many thanks for the welcome! I'm sure I'll get there eventually!
    2TB Brennan fed through a Yamaha WXC-50 streaming pre-amp via toslink. The speakers are Yamaha HS7 active monitors and the Yamaha HS8S active Sub. These speakers are on QuickLok BS300 Adjustable stands.

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

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    I'm Neil.

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    Welcome to AoS
    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, AMR DP777 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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