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  1. #1
    Join Date: Dec 2015

    Location: Alicante. Spain.

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    I'm Adrian.

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    So, what is the Truth? And why am I selling it?

    The Truth is unquestionably the most transparent linestage available today in comparison to all other types that have passed through my hands It will literally blow your mind from the first note when you realise just how much information you've actually been unaware of in your music. It's inner workings are shrouded in mystery, its effect is magical, and it's maker is passionate about it's abilities and is always at the end of an email to help.

    Why am I selling it? Because I have a niggle that it isn't compatible with my ARC ref 75 with it's super sensitive jfet coupled inputs, though this is total conjecture. The Truth was fine, and indeed the 75 was fine until I connected a second hand CDP directly into the ref 75 and either by coincidence or something else the 75 lost a channel, the Truth wasn't in the chain at that time.

    It has worked flawlessly, breathtakingly well with my Cary's 805c's as well as my Hiraga class A solid state.

    It's quirky, must always have a source connected, sounds better left on permanently, and has a volume control that only really works between 5 to and 10 past the hour.

    It has a handsome handcrafted walnut sleeve made by Steve (Magna audio), turned aluminium feet, and 1920's Bakelite knobs for volume, balance and source (3 inputs).
    It also has two outputs so can drive a sub. It is unique.

    Anyone reading my recent thread about the ref 75 will realise I've become quite paranoid about my entire system - and am changing components for a fresh start..

    Original cost was €1100 (not counting customs) plus around €250 for the sleeve. It also comes with a fancy mains cable.

    A Class A product, and in fact Arthur Salvatore's reference, it's power to resolve is beguiling and addictive. There are no veils, no noise - nothing but musical surprises.

    Asking €690. PayPal gift. Postage depending on country but it's quite light so shouldn't be too much.

    Gulp - am I really don't this?IMG_20170530_160514.jpg
    Last edited by struth; 17-05-2018 at 07:38. Reason: change text 4 to 3 inputs
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    Join Date: Nov 2015

    Location: Wolverhampton

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    I'm Oliver.

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    Wow, this won't be around long.

    GLWS
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables Throughout
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Wow, this won't be around long.

    GLWS
    Let's see...
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

  4. #4
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    I'm tempted myself lol
    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    Let's see...
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables Throughout
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    I'm tempted myself lol
    It's a drug.... Very hard to quit once tried - this may not be the end of my journey with the Truth....
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

  6. #6
    Join Date: Nov 2015

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    Hmm, I'll do some reading on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    It's a drug.... Very hard to quit once tried - this may not be the end of my journey with the Truth....
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables Throughout
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Join Date: Apr 2010

    Location: Bristol, since 1978. Current house since 1996!

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    Tempting....better than my 'Stereo Coffee'?
    You can read here...
    http://www.high-endaudio.com/RC-Linestages.html
    Chris.

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    Join Date: Aug 2010

    Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire , UK

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    I’d put it in a cupboard Adey. You’ll want this back in your system again one day and you’ll kick yourself for selling it.

    Ask me how I know!
    Technics SL-10/various carts - Tube Technology MAC - Modded Sonos/Xiang Sheng DAC 01a - Modwright SWL 9.0SE sig - Aragon 4004 - Ian's Frugal horn XL

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordmortlock View Post
    I’d put it in a cupboard Adey. You’ll want this back in your system again one day and you’ll kick yourself for selling it.

    Ask me how I know!
    Hmmm you might be right. I've been turning it over and over in my mind all day since putting the ad. I'm split, truly. When I think of it's abilities I'm not sure I can live without it. I need to see what the Luxman loses out on in comparison before I ditch the baby with the bath water. That arrives Monday.

    Ok. Withdrawn from sale, at least until next week.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

  10. #10
    Join Date: Aug 2010

    Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire , UK

    Posts: 474
    I'm Jake.

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    Good shout. That’s what I’ve done with my jsoundlabs 300b. I’m not using it right now but I’d rather have it under the bed than the £500 odd it owes me sat in the bank.
    Technics SL-10/various carts - Tube Technology MAC - Modded Sonos/Xiang Sheng DAC 01a - Modwright SWL 9.0SE sig - Aragon 4004 - Ian's Frugal horn XL

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