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Thread: Welcome, Barry, Martin and Geoff!

  1. #1
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 107,674
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Thumbs up Welcome, Barry, Martin and Geoff!

    Guys,

    As you know, from time to time, we reward the regular, long-standing and most dedicated members of our community, by promoting them to the management team, as Forum Leaders, and with it the chance to be an influential voice within the 'nerve centre' of AoS, thus helping shape and develop our community.

    Therefore, we would like to welcome on board Barry, Martin (Macca) and Geoff (Walpurgis), all established and popular members of AoS, and who no doubt will be a great addition to the team. With their valued input, AoS will be an even friendlier, informative and fun place to be!

    Welcome aboard, chaps!

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Many thanks Marco.

    I'm hoping my future involvement with AOS will be fruitful and of benefit to other members.


    Geoff.
    Conspiracy theories are only perpetuated because people go looking for them!

  3. #3
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

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    Nice one, Geoff. I'm sure that both AoS and you will benefit from your new role!

    Incidentally, it should be noted that the recent appointments have been made partly due to some existing members of the team no longer being able to maintain their current positions, as a result of a mixture of increasing workloads and personal/family commitments.

    In that respect, Martin T and Dave (Synsei) have stepped down from being Forum Leaders, however they will be continuing contributing to AoS as normal members. Therefore, for reference, the current list of Forum Leaders is as follows:

    Alex UK
    Anthony TD
    Barry
    John
    Keiths
    Macca
    Snapper
    The Black Adder
    The Grand Wazoo
    Walpurgis

    Plus (Nick) Beechwoods, (Rob) Filterlab and myself as Admin.

    We may also look at bringing in another couple of people to help cover things, throughout the day and evening (in terms of managing the moderation of the forum), as both Alex and Nick have very demanding jobs and young families to look after, meaning that their opportunity to contribute is currently somewhat limited. Indeed that also applies to Rob, and has done so for some time.

    At the end of the day, people have real lives to lead, so it's only natural that they come first

    The influx of 'new blood' to the team will hopefully add extra direction, in terms of how the forum evolves in future, as different people with new ideas and ways of looking at things is always welcome, and indeed beneficial for the continued development of our community. I would therefore ask all members to give the new Forum Leaders their full support.

    Anyway, here's to our continued success in future, and to hitting the 10,000 members mark... It's amazing what we've achieved together since AoS was born in 2008, making it one of the friendliest and most informative hi-fi and music forums on the 'Net!

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


  4. #4
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 107,674
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Thumbs up Welcome, Joe!

    I'd just like to welcome Joe (The Black Adder) on board as a Forum Leader. I'm sure we'll all benefit from his erudite input

    Anyway, that's the last victim, sorry new recruit for now!

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


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