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  1. #1
    Join Date: Oct 2016

    Location: London

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    I'm David.

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    Hi, I'm AD Audio, new to this Forum. I post on other Fora under the name Juancho so some will know me from there. I've been running an upgrade, repair and new build service for several years now, mainly trading by word of mouth. You can see completed projects, recommendations and endorsements on my Website https://adaudioconsultants.wordpress.com.

    As well as the upgrade service I am now bringing to market a new preamp and some KT120 mono blocks. I have built several preamps over the years, each time trying to outdo the best of the equipment I've been servicing or upgrading which has included EAR, ARC, and Conrad Johnson among well known brands. I believe I have finally come up with a preamp that is absolutely top of the league and will be available at a reasonable price-indeed very reasonable given its performance. It will be available in a smaller version of the case I use for my NOS Dac builds.

    The pre has excellent gain, and importantly runs ultra quietly so it is easy to adjust for low or high gain variants. Initially, it will be available with two standard options: with /without remote control. Think round 1,050 for the non remote version.
    https://flic.kr/p/MWrm4d

    The design goal for the KT120s was to match my Mastersound 845 mono blocks in both power and quality but at a much cheaper price (the Mastersounds cost 10k new......). Those goals have been achieved with a KT120 design with some unique features. These mono blocks deliver 50 watts Class A with switchable feedback. I use them without feedback, but some folk with strange speakers like the facility to switch in a small amount of feedback. Chassis are professionally built and engraved. Here are some pictures of the prototypes built by my colleague.

    https://flic.kr/p/NdsTe3
    And my own system? Master Sound 845 Mono Blocks, a version of my own Dac fed by a Mac Mini, the latest prototype of my pre amp, and a pair of Wimslow Clones. I also have a 300b Stereo amp of which I've built and sold around 5 now in total.

    https://flic.kr/p/MWrkbb

    https://flic.kr/p/MWrkzN

    https://flic.kr/p/MqSAJZ
    I look forward to sharing the story of development and launch as this unfolds and participating fully in this Forum.
    David
    Last edited by AD Audio; 22-10-2016 at 12:40.

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

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    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

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    Hi David,

    Welcome to AoS, and glad that you've joined us

    As you're in the trade, please send me a PM and I'll give you details on how to open up a trade account.

    Hope you enjoy it here, so get stuck in

    Marco.
    http://www.thestainedglasscompany.com

    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

    BE HAPPY EVERYDAY!

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    Join Date: Jul 2011

    Location: Northamptonish

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    I'm Peter.

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    Excellent! Having sought David's advice, and used his services recently, I can thoroughly recommend AD Audio. He impressed me as not only a true enthusiast and knowledgable engineer, but also kept me updated and involved at all stages as he progressed the work ... thoroughly professional. IMO, a very welcome addition to AoS
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    Join Date: Oct 2016

    Location: London

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    I'm David.

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    Thanks Peter, hope you and your system are all in good health!
    David

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

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    Nice one, Peter. Sounds like David's going to fit in nicely! We're always pleased to add to our collective pool of professional knowledge and experience

    Marco.
    http://www.thestainedglasscompany.com

    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

    BE HAPPY EVERYDAY!

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    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: Derbyshire

    Posts: 7,970
    I'm Josie.

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    Excellent stuff, David. Some great looking builds there.

    Welcome to AOS
    Thorens TD124 (Schopper refurbed) - SME 3009 S2 (None improved) (Audio Origami refrubished) - Ortofon SPU GT - RPI 3 & ALLO Katana 1.2 DAC with Isolator - Tube Distinctions Copper Amp (Using KT150's) - Croft Epoch Elite (Very highly upgraded) - Studer A80R Master Recorder (High Speed 15/30 IPS) - Rectec M142 monitor - 15" Tannoy Monitor Gold Loudspeakers in Lockwood Major cabinets - Tannoyista SPEC 3 Custom Crossovers - VanDamme Black Speaker Cable - Mark Grant Interconnects

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Dave,

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

    Barry

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