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  1. #691
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    I know it's not good for me but I love the heat... I've always been an outside sort of person and the spring/summer allows me to be out there getting brown.. Actually living on the coast I never loose my tan even in the winter months
    Yeah I get that. Being Italian (and olive-skinned) I have a bit of a natural tan all year round. Otherwise I'm not big on tans. No offence, but I find the whole obsession with it these days, especially with women, rather vulgar.

    Did you know at one time it was frowned upon by ladies to have a tan, as it was considered as common, and so the female gentry prided themselves on being as pasty-faced as possible!

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    I'm a bit like you when the weather heats up, I just lollop about with the fans going and trying to do as little as possible. Part of my medical issues is my body struggles to regulate body temperature so I always feel warm, good in the winter though ha.
    Ian I'm the complete opposite I love it when it's hot as long as it's not humid as I hate that...
    Bev


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah I get that. Being Italian (and olive-skinned) I have a bit of a natural tan all year round. Otherwise I'm not big on tans. No offence, but I find the whole obsession with it these days, especially with women, rather vulgar.

    Did you know at one time it was frowned upon by ladies to have a tan, as it was considered as common, and so the female gentry prided themselves on being as pasty-faced as possible!

    Marco.
    I know it was indeed frowned upon to have a tan and better to be pasty-faced... It's not that I love having a tan it's just that I love heat on my body... roll on the spring/summer...
    Bev


    Mark Levinson N390s CD Through:Atlas Elektra XLR's To: Mark Levinson N383 To: Magneplanar .7's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    Ian I'm the complete opposite I love it when it's hot as long as it's not humid as I hate that...
    Absolutely Bev, humidity is so uncomfortable, years ago I wouldn't buy a car unless it had air conditioning, thankfully comes pretty much as standard these days.
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    Mordaunt Short Signifer on original factory stands
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    I'm a bit like you when the weather heats up, I just lollop about with the fans going and trying to do as little as possible. Part of my medical issues is my body struggles to regulate body temperature so I always feel warm, good in the winter though ha.
    Lol... Sorry to hear that, Ian. No medical issues here, but I just don't cope well in severe heat, and besides, that sort of weather isn't healthy or really good for you.

    No, I'd far rather be up in the Austrian Tyrol, during December, like Del and I were last year, celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, on a bright, fresh sunny day, getting a 'suntan' at 3000m and -15C!

    Now *that* is healthy weather!!

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    ...as long as it's not humid as I hate that...
    Same here. I have little tolerance at all for humidity - it just saps all my energy, and I absolutely DETEST continually feeling all hot and sweaty, and needing to take about four showers a day, just to feel clean!

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... Sorry to hear that, Ian. No medical issues here, but I just don't cope well in severe heat, and besides, that sort of weather isn't healthy or really good for you.

    No, I'd far rather be up in the Austrian Tyrol, during December, like Del and I were last year, celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, on a bright, fresh sunny day, getting a 'suntan' at 3000m and -15C!

    Now *that* is healthy weather!!

    Marco.
    I rode a motorcycle around Austria years ago, I think it was the most beautiful place I've ever been to, I'd love to see it again one day.
    Turntable
    Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774/Van Damme cable with MS Starline plugs/Ortofon Quintet Black
    CD
    Cambridge CXC transport/modified Musical Fidelity X-DAC/modified Musical Fidelity X-10 V3 tube buffer
    Network Player
    Cambridge NP30
    Amplifier
    Denon HA-500 head amp/Nakamichi CA-5E pre-amp/Chinese passive RVC/Proton AA-1150 DMC power amp
    Speakers
    Mordaunt Short Signifer on original factory stands
    Cables
    Mogami with Rean Neutrik plugs/NVA LS5
    Headphones
    Sennheiser HD600/Sennheiser HD650/Koss Pro4 AA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    needing to take about four showers a day, just to feel clean!

    Marco.
    I know exactly what you mean Marco... I hate humidity... sticky and nasty...
    Bev


    Mark Levinson N390s CD Through:Atlas Elektra XLR's To: Mark Levinson N383 To: Magneplanar .7's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    I rode a motorcycle around Austria years ago, I think it was the most beautiful place I've ever been to, I'd love to see it again one day.
    You're right, Ian. It's an absolutely beautiful country. Check out the pics in the Abstract Gallery section we took while we were there last year: http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...ary-in-Austria



    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    You're right, Ian. It's an absolutely beautiful country. Check out the pics we took while we were there in the Abstract Gallery section: http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...ary-in-Austria



    Marco.
    I remember seeing them when you posted them Marco and thinking back to the bike tour. I think I've got some photos somewhere, I'll try and fish them out.
    Turntable
    Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774/Van Damme cable with MS Starline plugs/Ortofon Quintet Black
    CD
    Cambridge CXC transport/modified Musical Fidelity X-DAC/modified Musical Fidelity X-10 V3 tube buffer
    Network Player
    Cambridge NP30
    Amplifier
    Denon HA-500 head amp/Nakamichi CA-5E pre-amp/Chinese passive RVC/Proton AA-1150 DMC power amp
    Speakers
    Mordaunt Short Signifer on original factory stands
    Cables
    Mogami with Rean Neutrik plugs/NVA LS5
    Headphones
    Sennheiser HD600/Sennheiser HD650/Koss Pro4 AA

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