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    Just installed a new PH-10 Gold Note phono stage. First impressions as pretty impressive, very neutral but very musical. Only been on a few hours and I am looking forward to playing with loading, gain and equalisation curves. Fun weekend beckons!
    Analogue: Linn LP12/Keel/Radikal/Trampolin 2/Ekos SE/Eroica LX into Gold Note PH-10 or Puresound T10/P10

    Digital: Cyrus CDi/PSR into Border Patrol SE DAC

    Amplification: Puresound L10 pre into Modwright KW150SE

    Speakers: Boenicke W8

    Interconnects: Oriton Orange Symphony

    Speaker Cabling: Townshend Isolda

    Mains: Various MCRU kits/Russ Andrews Power Cords/X Block

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    I like your choice of equipment, Richard. I haven't heard a lot of it, but I admire your somewhat 'left field' approach to system building, and the fact that you're not afraid to abandon the mainstream, if necessary, and try something different.

    Enjoy!

    Marco.
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    Very impressive system, if the PH10 is as good as the reviews I've read then it's one hell of a bargain at the retail price.
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I like your choice of equipment, Richard. I haven't heard a lot of it, but I admire your somewhat 'left field' approach to system building, and the fact that you're not afraid to abandon the mainstream, if necessary, and try something different.

    Enjoy!

    Marco.
    Thanks Marco. To be honest I'd never thought of it as left field but I suppose it is! Two reasons really. I live in a small island where the population is not large enough to support a dedicated hi-fi dealer, therefore listening to equipment is difficult. So I have to rely on reviews and forums like AoS and Hi-Fi Wigwam - these are vital to us in the boondocks to keep abreast of gear, so my grateful thanks for oiling the computer wheels when necessary to keep things running.
    Secondly I ran a small import/retail business myself for 30 years (wine, not electronics) and I know the importance of every sale to the small independent merchant. I therefore try to support these wherever possible - I realise that Linn are not exactly small these days but at least I supported Cymbiosis with the purchase!
    I am one of those unfortunate souls for whom hi-fi is a journey and not a destination so I will probably die penniless but happy.
    Last edited by Dickchy; 28-04-2018 at 09:37. Reason: spelling
    Analogue: Linn LP12/Keel/Radikal/Trampolin 2/Ekos SE/Eroica LX into Gold Note PH-10 or Puresound T10/P10

    Digital: Cyrus CDi/PSR into Border Patrol SE DAC

    Amplification: Puresound L10 pre into Modwright KW150SE

    Speakers: Boenicke W8

    Interconnects: Oriton Orange Symphony

    Speaker Cabling: Townshend Isolda

    Mains: Various MCRU kits/Russ Andrews Power Cords/X Block

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris@panteg View Post
    Very impressive system, if the PH10 is as good as the reviews I've read then it's one hell of a bargain at the retail price.

    Chris, I know it's still the honeymoon period but I am very very impressed with the PH-10 so far. And I understand it's even better after around 50 hours of running in. Will report back in a couple of weeks, once this has happened and I've had a chance to play with the various settings.
    Analogue: Linn LP12/Keel/Radikal/Trampolin 2/Ekos SE/Eroica LX into Gold Note PH-10 or Puresound T10/P10

    Digital: Cyrus CDi/PSR into Border Patrol SE DAC

    Amplification: Puresound L10 pre into Modwright KW150SE

    Speakers: Boenicke W8

    Interconnects: Oriton Orange Symphony

    Speaker Cabling: Townshend Isolda

    Mains: Various MCRU kits/Russ Andrews Power Cords/X Block

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickchy View Post
    Thanks Marco. To be honest I'd never thought of it as left field but I suppose it is! Two reasons really. I live in a small island where the population is not large enough to support a dedicated hi-fi dealer, therefore listening to equipment is difficult. So I have to rely on reviews and forums like AoS and Hi-Fi Wigwam - these are vital to us in the boondocks to keep abreast of gear, so my grateful thanks for oiling the computer wheels when necessary to keep things running.
    Secondly I ran a small import/retail business myself for 30 years (wine, not electronics) and I know the importance of every sale to the small independent merchant. I therefore try to support these wherever possible - I realise that Linn are not exactly small these days but at least I supported Cymbiosis with the purchase!
    I am one of those unfortunate souls for whom hi-fi is a journey and not a destination so I will probably die penniless but happy.
    Nice one, Richard. I take your point, and your relative remoteness will be a factor, but you're doing yourself a disservice and your ability to apply some lateral thinking! Most folks in your position wouldn't have ended up with a system like that, but more likely something much more boring and mainstream, so give yourself a pat on the back

    Bet it all sounds fab, too!

    Marco.
    http://www.thestainedglasscompany.com

    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

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    Thanks Marco, yes it does sound pretty special -to my ears anyway! I am particularly impressed by the Boenicke W8 speakers which are wonderfully transparent and image beautifully. They are also quite small and very WAF friendly. Boenicke did a custom black-ash finish for me and they look great too.
    The digital side is now needing improvement as I now know just how good the analogue sounds.
    I'm very grateful for your encouragement. It's nice to know I'm not alone!



    Richard

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    Analogue: Linn LP12/Keel/Radikal/Trampolin 2/Ekos SE/Eroica LX into Gold Note PH-10 or Puresound T10/P10

    Digital: Cyrus CDi/PSR into Border Patrol SE DAC

    Amplification: Puresound L10 pre into Modwright KW150SE

    Speakers: Boenicke W8

    Interconnects: Oriton Orange Symphony

    Speaker Cabling: Townshend Isolda

    Mains: Various MCRU kits/Russ Andrews Power Cords/X Block

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