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Thread: How Long Has Your Journey Been - Are You There Yet ?

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    Join Date: Apr 2016

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    I'm paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Started buying records in 1983, bought my first separates system in 1988. So 30 years man and boy. I decided a few years ago that it was ridiculous that I am still mucking about with the system a quarter of a century later so vowed to get it all sorted, done, finished, and totally what I want, by the time I hit fifty. That means I've got just over 8 months to do it. Don't get me wrong what I have now is pretty good and I could live with it if there was no option. But although it is close, it isn't exactly the sound I am after.
    Have you heard the sound you are after
    Sony STR 6055 Denon DP80 Stax UA-70 Shure Ultra 500 Zu omen

    Office system, DIY CSS fullrange speakers with aurum cantus G2 ribbons Najda dsp as dac Akai AM-U02 Jvc QL-A51 direct drive turntable
    SAE1000LT leema sub. JVC Z4S cart is in the house

    Garage system another Sony receiver, cassette deck and full range drivers in free air


    System components are subject to change without warning and at the discretion of the owner.

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    Join Date: Mar 2017

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    I'm Dennis.

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    The trouble is Martin that when we think that we have done it, that feeling gradually fades over the months as we learn and habituate, and our brain 'susses' the new illusion. Then we start again.

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Nearly 50 years, and yes - more or less 'there', though I still like to tinker with cartridges.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    1971 first attempt at putting a 'Hi-Fi' together (dismally).

  5. #15
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf-2007 View Post
    Have you heard the sound you are after
    Only in my imagination...I have heard systems that do different parts of the what I am after. The trick is to assemble them all in one place.

    And yes, I know what you're thinking, and you're right.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

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    Join Date: Jan 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Only in my imagination...I have heard systems that do different parts of the what I am after. The trick is to assemble them all in one place.

    And yes, I know what you're thinking, and you're right.
    That's the difficult bit. When you heard all those bits they were in different systems in different rooms. The variables are infinite. If you were to assemble all those bits in your room they would almost certainly sound different!

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

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    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    That's the difficult bit. When you heard all those bits they were in different systems in different rooms. The variables are infinite. If you were to assemble all those bits in your room they would almost certainly sound different!
    Hence my interest in why things sound the way they sound. If you have that knowledge you should, in theory, be able to get the sound how you want it.

    Or I could just carry on trying stuff at random. Big Tannoys are next.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

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    I'm James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Hence my interest in why things sound the way they sound. If you have that knowledge you should, in theory, be able to get the sound how you want it.

    Or I could just carry on trying stuff at random. Big Tannoys are next.
    You have certainly got enough room for the Tannoys.

    I am frustrated by the fact that the sound I would really like would mean a) a bigger room and b) bigger speakers - Oh yes and c) lots more money!

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

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    Money is the clincher. Big Tannoy DC appear to be the only realistically affordable 'super-speakers.' Unless you count QUAD ESL but impressive as they are that isn't the sound I am after.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200P CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *


    'This is the sort of music I'd be listening to if I was going shopping for a training bra.'

  10. #20
    Join Date: Jul 2016

    Location: Ferndown, Dorset, UK

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    I'm Brook.

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    I have just revisited a post I put in the gallery here when I joined pondering if I had reached my end game or not, and of course I hadn't, in fact I have changed every single component at least once since and some by a factor of 3 or 4 chasing my dragon. However I must say that I have been pretty happy with all incarnations and they have all been similar, in that my amps have all been valve, similar with phono stages, and have only been trying to tweak rather than drastically change the sound I want. So no, I haven't, but have been close, and I wonder if that is the best one can hope for given a finite budget and room limitations.

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