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    Join Date: Feb 2011

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    Default Visit to Mikie Bs place

    Myself and Brian visited Mikie today.

    I had heard Mikes system a few months ago and was quite taken with his big Tannoys-Brian had never heard a pair so we both headed over to the Kingdom of Fife to see whats what.

    Mike has really moved his system down the road in the last few months.

    He has a pimped Techie on analogue and a well resolved digital set up for streaming.

    Big primaluna power amp and tvc pre-good quality wires and all the ancillaries sorted .

    From the off the system just sang-utterly effortless/liquid midrange/bass that 15 inch drivers can achieve without overblown bloom.

    I managed to wrestle control of the i pad-some John Martyn ensued....constant stream of sarcasm from that pair but it confirmed Mike has a really resolved system with no nasties or short comings.

    Ive never heard a proper techie-Mike span up some vinyl....just fantastic!!(Stevie ray Vaughn was just fantastic).

    Tried a couple of ICs Brian has made up-they are a tad special, just placing the icing on the cake.

    Great day/company/tunes....what its all about really!

    Tubes and Tannoys....some majik lies there methinks!!

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    Don't forget the tubes in the Firebottle Vivant phono stage, it wouldn't be the same without the tubes!
    Firebottle - for the no bottleneck approach.

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    glad it went well tony...pity i couldnt make it
    Regards,
    Grant ....

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    Alan had a chat about that, seems your phono stage has taken on all comers.

    Vinyl sounded terrific( better than digital TBH!)

    Top notch system-your creation integral to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    glad it went well tony...pity i couldnt make it
    Grant,
    An hour and a half either way but well worth it....great hearing someones system that is properly sorted.

    Just couldnt get my head round the John Martyn phobia....they both need edumacated!!!

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    got one on vinyl from abbey rd... sounds very good, although i guess its pretty laid back
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    got one on vinyl from abbey rd... sounds very good, although i guess its pretty laid back
    Ive got the half speed solid air, think thats abbey road-aint too shabby!

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    It was good to entertain you both, and glad that you liked my system. You always doubt yourself when steadily 'upgrading' I know I like listening to it, but you always wonder if anyone else will

    Tony and Brian both confirmed that what I have put together is really good to listen to.

    We played, John Martyn, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Black Sabbath, Sohn, Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Nitin Sawhney, Danny Angel/Bo Galigher and a few others switching between streaming from Spotify, my Nas drive and also playing records.

    Couple more things to finish off my system and that will be me

    System as it stands:

    Heavily modded Technics 1210 turntable, Fidelity Research FR64FX arm, Zyx r100 cartridge, Firebottle Vivant Phono stage, Promitheus TVC Pre amp, Primaluna Dialogue Premium HP Power Amp, SoTM SMS 200 NAA, Beresford Caiman SEG DAC, Tannoy Berkeley speakers, EWA LS25 speaker cable.

    Here's to the next meeting

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    John Martyn in the premier position-my work is done....ready to die now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wee tee cee View Post
    John Martyn in the premier position-my work is done....ready to die now!
    Just thought I'd start the list bottom first

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