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    18-10-2019, 10:48
    Sorry don't have one to offer (any more) but I have extensively tried both the ones you list and the Edwards blows the Rega away, so I would...
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    15-10-2019, 07:23
    Opti-cal replied to a thread LP12 & Denon DL 304 in The Gallery
    Are your Croft's sorted now Karl??
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    14-10-2019, 13:30
    Opti-cal replied to a thread LP12 & Denon DL 304 in The Gallery
    Anything playing through their Kudos Titan 808's on anything half decent is going to be pretty special though. They say you should spend the...
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    14-10-2019, 13:25
    Opti-cal replied to a thread LP12 & Denon DL 304 in The Gallery
    Unfortunately I did not get to listen to much else . . . actually make that fortunately. Mine was by far the cheapest deck there and sounding superb...
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    14-10-2019, 13:22
    Opti-cal replied to a thread LP12 & Denon DL 304 in The Gallery
    I'm now probably quite bias . . . but yeah. I'm probably around 50 hours now and it has improved from the 10 hour mark. No attention drawn to it...
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    09-10-2019, 12:36
    Opti-cal replied to a thread Women Hifi owners... in Blank Canvas
    Not often I disturb people at work through laughter Martin . . . this done it tho. Thanks.
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    02-10-2019, 06:43
    Opti-cal replied to a thread Tannoys in Tokyo in Blank Canvas
    Been meaning to for a while. Looks good.
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    01-10-2019, 11:52
    I've been where Mike is (still there to a certain extent) . . . but its taken about 3 or 4 system builds to get to a satisfactory setup. Agreed,...
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    01-10-2019, 07:16
    Opti-cal replied to a thread Tannoys in Tokyo in Blank Canvas
    http://alucidnation.co.uk/playing-in-spiritland/# Merchant Tavern in Shoreditch used to run nights playing on reel to reel through Tannoy...
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    24-09-2019, 06:38
    Indeed, the 57's are currently boxed up after a full refurbishment though. Have only made it out for testing purposes. I've fondled with the idea...
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    24-09-2019, 06:32
    She wishes . . . no, she really does. However I've cut down massively on my cleaning of car parts in the sink so I've got a small amount left in the...
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    23-09-2019, 14:16
    Given your location (above a spike inducing power sapping buzz generating restaurant!) a proper re-generator (rather than just a conditioner) will...
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    23-09-2019, 11:43
    May I get . . . (a worthy thread-derailment gentlemen).
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    21-09-2019, 12:10
    Unfortunately this is increasingly typical in the modern day chaps. Just the way of the world now. Less time for grammatical correctness but all the...
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    20-09-2019, 14:53
    Opti-cal replied to a thread SS amp for Quad 63 in Blank Canvas
    Indeed I have somewhat successfully managed to get a decent (not perfect) integration of subs with two small REL's working in stereo. Very lightly...
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    20-09-2019, 14:48
    Opti-cal replied to a thread SS amp for Quad 63 in Blank Canvas
    Take the 63's upstairs!
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    20-09-2019, 14:46
    Wondering exact same thing myself Ian. I put off getting one for ages, then when I went to purchase, the cupboard was bare! Typical . . . (from...
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    20-09-2019, 13:14
    Opti-cal replied to a thread SS amp for Quad 63 in Blank Canvas
    Those are some stonking amps Howard, the Radford is just about as good as it gets for Quad ESL (57's) but likely a tad under-powered for the 63's. ...
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    20-09-2019, 13:08
    Opti-cal replied to a thread SS amp for Quad 63 in Blank Canvas
    Hi Howard, the amp that was in repair is a modified Ming Da KT88 push-pull. Delivers 55w in UL mode which for tubes is just about minimum for the...
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    20-09-2019, 11:48
    Opti-cal replied to a thread SS amp for Quad 63 in Blank Canvas
    So . . . having not really got on with the Pro-art amps (really in the minority there) I've gone for a used (but still new-ish with warranty) QUAD...
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- Linn Sondek LP12 - Ittok III, Denon 304, Mose Power Supply - Ming Da MC 368-B - JJ KT88's, RCA 12au7's - Musical Paradise MP-D1 mkII - WE396a
- Mark Travis Phono Stage - Gold Lion 12ax7's, Tung-Sol 6X4 - AD Audio SUT - Pioneer N-30K
- Behringer DEQ 2496 - Quad 63's - REL T3 (sometimes)

- Audio Technica LP5 - AT440mlb - Musical Paradise MP 303 Class D - Jolida Glass FX III - Raytheon 5755 Yellow Print - Beresford Bushmaster II
- EAR834p Clone - Ei 12ax7's, Sylvania 12au7 in V3 - Cocktail Audio/Novafidelity X12 - 15" Paper Drivers in Tannoy Cabs (lows) - Custom crossover into Tannoy HPD Monitors (highs) - REL T3

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