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    Join Date: Apr 2018

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Posts: 5
    I'm James.

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    Hello all,

    Just registered and saying my hello, from Gloucestershire, as requested. I do recall looking at this forum a long time ago for reasons long forgotten after I was recently directed here by a link in another forum (not hi-fi related) posted by a member here who is also a member of that forum (MOT Rigger, if you ever read this).

    I listen to a fair bit of Krautrock, a little bit of more mainstream rock, still have a soft spot for early Yes. Probably fair to say my musical taste is stuck in the 70's although I do listen to modern stuff too.

    I have on the go an LP12, Edwards audio MC MkII phono stage, Ayon Scorpio amp, Kef R900 speakers. Also still use an old Rotel CD player, can't remember the model off the top of my head, I think it's an RCD 855, can't go and look as I'm at work at the moment although I just googled that model and it looks like it. The drawer sticks now and has to be helped open when I press the button but I mostly play vinyl so thats no great problem.

    Jim

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    Join Date: Jul 2017

    Location: Kent

    Posts: 43
    I'm Paul.

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    Hello Jim, I'm a fairly new member myself and getting good advice from all quarters. So are you still a CD & turntable man or do stream as well?

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 16,980
    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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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 17,218
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS James.

    Enjoy the Forum
    Barry
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Join Date: Dec 2016

    Location: Kent uk

    Posts: 180
    I'm Martin.

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    Welcome to AOS

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    Join Date: Apr 2018

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Posts: 5
    I'm James.

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    Thanks very much for ther welcome all.

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    Join Date: Apr 2018

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Posts: 5
    I'm James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepperamip View Post
    Hello Jim, I'm a fairly new member myself and getting good advice from all quarters. So are you still a CD & turntable man or do stream as well?
    Hello Pepperamip, I'm sure you are getting good advive, I have spent time reading the forum before joining and there seems to be some very knowledgeable and helpful people here, I hope I can take advantage of their knowledge when I need help in the future.

    I don't do streaming at home, the closest I get is ocassionally using spotify on my i-pad when I'm away from home on business

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hi James. Welcome to AOS.

    I'm sure you'll like being here, there's plenty going on and everybody is friendly.

    Tell us what future plans if any you may have for your Hi-Fi, we like to hear what people have in mind.

    If you want advice on the CD player, just ask questions in the Digital Expressions section, you should get some decent opinions.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.

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    Join Date: Apr 2018

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Posts: 5
    I'm James.

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    Thanks for the welcome Geoff.

    Future plans eh? Well, I have a Pink Triangle turntable in a box that I'd like to get back into service sometime, but I've been promising that to myself for quite a while now and it is still in the box. Need kids to get their own place so we have the house back and utilise the space how we'd like to!

    Also have an old Armstrong amp that needs a bit of a looking at and which I'd like to get up and running again. Any advice about where I could go to get this done this would be greatly appreciated.

    The CD player will need replacing at some point I suppose, but at the moment the sticking drawer is not really a problem, I did think a quick squirt of WD40 may help! (only joking).

    Jim

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