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    Default Aurorasound Vida black lacquer version

    I recently received (& supplied) my first Vida phono stage in the optional black lacquer sleeve. While it passed through I had it photographed which in itself is slightly tricky with a black reflective object.



    I'm pleased to learn that this one will be in use at Scalford so visitors to Rm 202 will be able to see & hear it at first hand.

    The standard (wood sleeve) Vida remains at 2849. The black lacquer version is 3049. I do have a demo Vida that is available for home trials. If anyone is interested in arranging a loan of this fine sounding device (or indeed any of the other Aurorasound products) please pm me.

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    That looks lovely, Guy. Much cleaner looking and more modern than the wood-sleeved version, which IMO tries to 'look retro', but fails...

    I know how good the Vida is, however, as I've heard it in my system and also Martin T's, and it is unquestionably a top-notch piece of kit. Therefore, I look forward to hearing it again at Scalford.

    Do you know what the rest of your proposed system will be, particularly the vinyl front end?

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

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    Not my system I'm afraid. It's a Wammer known as Baggawire. I think he uses an Acoustic Solid TT and NS1000's so should be interesting anyhow.

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    Looks much better in that gloss black .
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure sound View Post
    Not my system I'm afraid. It's a Wammer known as Baggawire. I think he uses an Acoustic Solid TT and NS1000's so should be interesting anyhow.
    Ah ok, yes indeed

    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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