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Thread: Bonneville/vinnie.....R.I.P

  1. #1
    Join Date: Jul 2011

    Location: lancashire

    Posts: 688
    I'm brian.

    Default Bonneville/vinnie.....R.I.P

    Im very sad to be writing with the news that Vinnie passed away recently.

    Vinnie was a lovely man. A kind and gentle soul who I was delighted to know, and Im sure many other members here who knew him will feel the same way.

    A real lover of music, and a Hi Fi box swapper, in the nicest possible way. He came here regularly to let me hear his most recent purchases. Always with real enthusiasm.

    I always enjoyed those days of swapping /comparing/mixing his kit with mine.

    Vinnies wife Pat, and his son Andy called around here today, and have asked that I let all his many friends from the various Hi Fi forums know the sad news.

    They have also asked if I will help sell on all Vinnies Hi Fi collection, and of course I will help out in that area, when the time is right.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 36,869
    I'm Geoff.


    Very sorry to hear this.

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Belfast/Northern Ireland/UK

    Posts: 17,388
    I'm Neil.


    I didn't know Vinnie, but I am sorry to hear this. Condolences to his family and friends.
    Regards Neil

    System 1 (Living Room) : Vinyl: AMG Giro Turntable, AMG 9W2 Tonearm, AMG Reference Armcable, Air Tight PC3 MC Cartridge PhonoStage: Passlabs Xono Digital: Esoteric P5 SACD Transport and Esoteric P 5 DAC, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player + Audioquest Jitter Bug, Computer Audio: Veracity Audio Mystra DAC + HP laptop + iFi Audio i Power, Wireworld Starlight USB + Audioquest Jitter Bug Tuner:Revox B760 + Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth FM Amplifier Cassette Tape: Nakamichi CR5e Integrated Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK300se Speakers: Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 Audio Cabling: Signal - Atlas Mavros, Audience AU24 Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mains Distribution: Mark Grant Distribution Blocks, Mark Grant DC Blocker Equipment Tables: Target Audio B series + Track Audio Isolation Spikes Isolation/ Platforms: Bright Star Audio Isonodes, BASE 01, SSC Platforms.

    System 2 (Music Room) : Vinyl: Turntable 1 Loricraft Garrard 401 Turntable + SME 5 Tonearm, Graham IC70 Tonearm Cable + VDH MC10 cartridge Turntable 2 Modified Technics 1200 turntable + Triplannar 7 Tonearm + VDH Frog Gold Cartridge + Paul Hynes SR7 PSU Turntable 3 SME Model 20 Turntable + Graham Phantom Tonearm + Graham IC70 Tonearm Cable, Ortofon MC5200 Cartridge PhonoStage: Balanced Audio Technology VK10se Digital: Moon Andromeda CD Player, Toshiba 9500 DVD Audio Player Computer Audio: AMR DP777 DAC + Dell Laptop + iFi Audio i Power + JKenny JKSPIDIF + Wireworld Starlight USB Tuners: Kenwood 8300 Tuner, Revox B760 Tuner, Leak Troughline Tuner + EAR Stereo Decoder ReelToReel Tape: Revox B77 mk 2, Revox A77 mk3, Sony TC-377 Cassette Tape: Nakamichi DR10 Headphone: Audio Valve RKV2 OTL Valve Headphone Amp, Headphones Grado GS 1000, Sennheiser 560 Ovation2, Sennheiser 410SL Pre-Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK52se Power-Amplifier: Music Reference RM200 mk1 Speakers: Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 Audio Cabling: Signal - Audience AU24, Kimber KCAG, Audio Note ANVs, Barry Hunt Cables Speaker - XLO Type 6. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains Distribution: Mark Grant and Russ Andrews Equipment Tables: Clear Light Audio Aspekt Tacks Isolation/Platform: SSC, Bright Star Audio Isonodes, Naim Frame Record Cleaner: Hanns Audio

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 80,453
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.


    Very sorry to hear, Brian, that Vinnie's passed away. I knew him (and Dave, who died a few years ago), who were good friends. Like you say, he was a nice old guy. Please pass on my condolences to his family.


    P.S Why has this thread been locked? No-one has informed me. I'll reopen it , in case anyone else wishes to register their condolences.

    "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.


  5. #5
    Join Date: Jun 2010

    Location: Liverpool

    Posts: 778
    I'm Geoff.


    How sad. A lovely man.
    Main system: Sony TTS8000; SME IV; Audio Technica Art1; The Lentek integrated amplifier; SBT; Technics sh-x1000 DAC; Yamaha NS1000M.
    System 2 - SBT; Kinshaw Perception DAC; Denon PMA850 integrated; Kef Reference 103.
    System 3 - Taken over by my son! Chromecast; Beresford Caiman II; Klark Teknik Jade 1 active studio monitors.

  6. #6
    Join Date: Mar 2010

    Location: Sheffield

    Posts: 2,655
    I'm Simon.


    Sad to hear that, lovely gent. I sold him a cracking pair of EAR 519s a few years back.
    Kuzma Stabi/S 12", (LP12-bastard) DC motor and optical tacho psu, Benz LP, Paradise (phonostage). MB-Pro, Brooklyn dac and psu, Bruno Putzeys balanced pre, mod86p dual mono amps, Yamaha NS1000m

  7. #7
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Out on the wild and windy moors Lancs / Yorks Border

    Posts: 342
    I'm Andy.


    Very sorry to hear this I knew Vinnie quite well RIP
    301 / 3012 / 2m black
    401 / PU7 / AT33ev / Highphonics SUT
    Phono 2 + PSU X 2
    Vortexbox, SBT / Teac Dac
    Fiio Taishan
    Cambridge CXC
    P50sa, Glasshouse TVC or Quad 34/44
    Quad 303; 606 or Bel Canto Set 40 or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
    Tannoy GRF Memory.
    Tannoy ST100.
    Q Acoustic 3020.

  8. #8
    Join Date: Dec 2017

    Location: Manchester

    Posts: 184
    I'm John.


    Really sad to hear this. I bought some speakers from him last year and he told me then that he had cancer but thought he had been given the all clear.

    RIP Vinnie, a lovely bloke.

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

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