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    Join Date: Sep 2015

    Location: Faversham, Kent, UK

    Posts: 7
    I'm Andy.

    Default Hello again everyone!

    Hi all - Andy here...

    After two years' inactivity I'm back online (Don't ask - Kidney stones are a vicious and unpredictable mistress).

    So, about me - I'm Andy, I work in IT support and after living all over the place we settled in Kent ten years ago and have no intention of moving again. After finally defeating this last batch of stones I'm in the position to start contributing properly. I love music and that's where the Hi-Fi thing came from as a kid in the 70's (Babysittting for a neighbour who had a Rega turntable, Alba (!) amp and Leak 3050 speakers) - Everything frrom Henryk Gorecki to My Bloody Valentine, it's one of the only things in the world that has never, ever let me down. I'm also heavily into Motorbikes (Honda VFR800 VTEC right now) and have a thing for watches (Particularly 1970s LEDs recently, which I've become something of an expert on through attrition)...
    Here are some pics - I've worked out how the hell to do it, these are a few years old and I'll sort some new ones for us...

    Much love,
    Andy ;o)

    Pink_1.jpgPink_2.jpgMission_Control.jpgSpeakers_TV.jpg

    The system: Pink Triangle PT Anniversary / SME Series IV / Benz Micro SL Woodbody, Heed Obelisk Si II Phono / Heed Obelisk PAS / Heed Obelisk X2 PSU / Heed CanAmp, Celestion A3, Theta Pearl Transport / Theta Progeny DAC, Nytech CT206 Tuner, Apple iPod Touch 64Gb, Sennheiser Momentum 1.0 Smartphone Headset, Sony WM-D6C Professional, Sennheiser HD600
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    Join Date: May 2008

    Location: Surrey

    Posts: 6,120
    I'm Rob.

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    Hi Andy, being unwell really puts a damepner on one's enthusiasm not only for hifi but anything. Do you have any plans to change or expand on what you have already? Being in Faversham I suspect you might partake of the odd pint of Shepherd & Neame?
    Buy Bose...And get your parking validated!.

  3. #3
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Harold Hill, Romford, Essex

    Posts: 5,098
    I'm tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJB View Post
    Kidney stones are a vicious and unpredictable mistress
    I feel your pain Andy, had some removed in 2015 and have an inkling they're making a come back

    Welcome.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 35,782
    I'm Geoff.

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    Hi again Andy. Welcome back.

    Bikes, watches and Hi-Fi I see. That will resonate with a few members here. Including me, I like the bikes and Hi-Fi and Grant (Struth) likes his watches.

    You have some interesting choices in equipement. What plans do you have for the system if any?


    Geoff.

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    Join Date: Sep 2015

    Location: Faversham, Kent, UK

    Posts: 7
    I'm Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
    Hi Andy, being unwell really puts a damepner on one's enthusiasm not only for hifi but anything. Do you have any plans to change or expand on what you have already? Being in Faversham I suspect you might partake of the odd pint of Shepherd & Neame?
    Absolutely correct - I'm a fan of Late Red and Bishop's Finger. To be honest I'm so happy with the kit there aren't any plans to do anything else, not in the foreseeable future anyway....

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    Join Date: Sep 2015

    Location: Faversham, Kent, UK

    Posts: 7
    I'm Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    I feel your pain Andy, had some removed in 2015 and have an inkling they're making a come back

    Welcome.
    Oh God - I'll support if I can, the sad fact is that once you've had them you also have a 50% chance of them reappearing, and that's exactly what happened to me...
    Best,

    Andy ;o)

    The system: Pink Triangle PT Anniversary / SME Series IV / Benz Micro SL Woodbody, Heed Obelisk Si II Phono / Heed Obelisk PAS / Heed Obelisk X2 PSU / Heed CanAmp, Celestion A3, Theta Pearl Transport / Theta Progeny DAC, Nytech CT206 Tuner, Apple iPod Touch 64Gb, Sennheiser Momentum 1.0 Smartphone Headset, Sony WM-D6C Professional, Sennheiser HD600

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    Join Date: Sep 2015

    Location: Faversham, Kent, UK

    Posts: 7
    I'm Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Hi again Andy. Welcome back.

    Bikes, watches and Hi-Fi I see. That will resonate with a few members here. Including me, I like the bikes and Hi-Fi and Grant (Struth) likes his watches.

    You have some interesting choices in equipement. What plans do you have for the system if any?


    Geoff.
    Hiya Geoff - Absolutely none, I like it so much that improving it wouls cost a hell of a lot more than I'm willing to pay!
    The Heeds get people talking - They're not widely known in the UK and they're fabulous, if you bi-amp with them they're strong enough to keep the A3s (Which are a complete sod of a load) happy as well as taking advantage of the gigantic soundstage the Celestions give...
    Best,

    Andy ;o)

    The system: Pink Triangle PT Anniversary / SME Series IV / Benz Micro SL Woodbody, Heed Obelisk Si II Phono / Heed Obelisk PAS / Heed Obelisk X2 PSU / Heed CanAmp, Celestion A3, Theta Pearl Transport / Theta Progeny DAC, Nytech CT206 Tuner, Apple iPod Touch 64Gb, Sennheiser Momentum 1.0 Smartphone Headset, Sony WM-D6C Professional, Sennheiser HD600

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 35,782
    I'm Geoff.

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    Yes, that should be a nice sounding set-up. It's a long time since I heard any of the A series Celestions. I recall them being decent.

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    Join Date: Sep 2015

    Location: Faversham, Kent, UK

    Posts: 7
    I'm Andy.

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    Here's my office system - A little Philip Glass...
    Last edited by AJB; 17-04-2018 at 10:07. Reason: Typo!
    Best,

    Andy ;o)

    The system: Pink Triangle PT Anniversary / SME Series IV / Benz Micro SL Woodbody, Heed Obelisk Si II Phono / Heed Obelisk PAS / Heed Obelisk X2 PSU / Heed CanAmp, Celestion A3, Theta Pearl Transport / Theta Progeny DAC, Nytech CT206 Tuner, Apple iPod Touch 64Gb, Sennheiser Momentum 1.0 Smartphone Headset, Sony WM-D6C Professional, Sennheiser HD600

  10. #10
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 17,190
    I'm Neil.

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    Welcome back 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, 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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