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  1. #1
    Join Date: May 2018

    Location: Sweden

    Posts: 17
    I'm Andreas.

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm a 29 year old Swede with a lifelong fondness for music. I've played violin, acoustic guitar and electric guitar and I've had the good fortune to have a good mix of musical teachers and friends who've let me into all sorts of environments that have deepened my appreciation. Sitting in on recording and producing sessions, playing in everything from classical orchestras to solo violin to hard rock bands. These days I mainly listen and play guitar in my apartment, but music is still my primary channel into whatever the hell that elusive magic/divinity of the world is.

    I've had a home studio period, a headphone period, a big system in big room period and now I've ended up with a small system in a small room. As it happens, much by chance, it's by far my favorite setup thus far.

    The chain is Allo DigiOne Streamer with S-Booster -> Rega DAC -> Rega Brio-R -> Harbeth P3ESR

    I've had it for about 6 months and I've tried pretty hard to improve things without success. Speaker wise I'm done, I love them. The rest looks easier to upgrade but I've thrown significantly pricier items in there and stepped not forwards or sideways, but way backwards. There is some synergy going on here for sure but you know how it goes, the battle for improvement shall continue!

    Looking forward to including yet another forum in my reading routine.

    All the best,

    Andreas

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

    Posts: 20,155
    I'm Martin.

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    Hi Andreas, welcome to the forum.

    The Rega DAC and the Brio are quite a special combination I have to agree.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    'The best I advice I ever received was to always remember that no-one else has any idea what they are doing either.'

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 34,439
    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Andreas. Welcome to AOS.

    I see you're another Harbeth fan. They have quite a following with members.

    Feel free to join in the chat, there's a lot going on here.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.

  4. #4
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 17,396
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Andreas - nice introduction.

    If you are happy with your system and all trial substitutions have been a backward step for you, then just leave things as they are and enjoy what you have. There are too many music lovers who relentlessly chase after an elusive ultimate system. You are in a fortunate position!

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

    Barry

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    Join Date: May 2018

    Location: Sweden

    Posts: 17
    I'm Andreas.

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    Thanks guys

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    Join Date: May 2016

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Posts: 169
    I'm John.

    Default 'Weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing.'

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    In the zone.
    Powerbook G4 > Beresford Caiman II TC7534/SWF > Bersford Capella > Grado SR80 or Sennheiser HD650

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 17,396
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landloper View Post
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    In the zone.
    A curious sequitur, and an even curiouser film. But I love the works of Tarkovsky, so you have reminded me to dig the DVD out and watch it again.

    By the way Andreas, this is what we call 'thread drift', a phenomenon for which AoS is (in)famous.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Join Date: May 2018

    Location: Sweden

    Posts: 17
    I'm Andreas.

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    If my avatar and an instance of thread drift causes someone to watch a Tarkovsky film that's certainly fine with me

    It's been a good while since I watched a Tarkovsky as well. I think Stalker is next in line when I find myself in the mood.
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    System Allo DigiOne with S-Booster LPSU -> Rega Dac -> Rega Brio-R -> Harbeth P3ESR

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 17,051
    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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