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    Join Date: Apr 2018

    Location: London

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    I'm Steve.

    Default Hi Guys...

    Slightly older newbie here. And I have to admit from the word go that I came here to pick your brains. I have an issue that I will put in the relevant section of the forum. For now though, this is what I have by way of a system....

    2TB Brennan fed through a Yamaha WXC-50 streaming pre-amp via toslink. The speakers are Yamaha HS7 active monitors and the Yamaha HS8S active Sub. These speakers are on QuickLok BS300 Adjustable stands. My needs are simple and the sound this set up produces, for the outlay, is something to behold.

    Anyway, once again, hi guys
    Steve

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    Hi Steve, welcome to the forum.

    Interesting set -up that you have there, not the usual valves and vinyl we normally get here. Please feel free to pick brains about whatever it is you want.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SLP1200 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.'

  3. #3
    Join Date: Apr 2018

    Location: London

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    I'm Steve.

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    Martin, indeed. I disposed of my vast vinyl collection a number of years ago and have been kicking myself ever since. Now I am stuck in that grey space between analog and digital and wanting to get the best of both worlds. I have seriously thought about getting a turntable again.... I may well do. In the mean time I am going to post my 'issue' in the digital section in the hope that someone picks up on it, and who might have had the same or similar problem and solved it.
    2TB Brennan fed through a Yamaha RN-803D network amp via toslink. The speakers are floor-standing Q Acoustics Concept 40s on spikes. Next up, CD player, turntable, possible sub.

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    There's a few people here who sold all their vinyl years ago and have started again. There's some great second-hand record shops around the country where you can build up your collection again quite quickly without having to pay 25 pop for a new re-issue. I'd recommend this one http://www.recordshopnottingham.com/contact-us - massive amount of stock. Worth the trip up from London.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SLP1200 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: Apr 2018

    Location: London

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    I'm Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    There's a few people here who sold all their vinyl years ago and have started again. There's some great second-hand record shops around the country where you can build up your collection again quite quickly without having to pay 25 pop for a new re-issue. I'd recommend this one http://www.recordshopnottingham.com/contact-us - massive amount of stock. Worth the trip up from London.
    You know Macca, I might just do that! I like Nottingham - I stay in the Litmus building when I'm up there. I had something like 8-9k vinyls - now they would take some replacing. A lot of US import originals as well. Some of them were collectors items. When the dealer came who took them off my hands, his eyes lit up. I think I knew THEN I was making a mistake, if truth were known! Ah for the benefit of hindsight.
    2TB Brennan fed through a Yamaha RN-803D network amp via toslink. The speakers are floor-standing Q Acoustics Concept 40s on spikes. Next up, CD player, turntable, possible sub.

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Steve,

    I can understand you kicking yourself with hindsight - but look at it this way 8,000 to 9,000 records must have taken up one hell of a lot of space, whereas your 2TB Brennan ought to be able to store more than 2,500 LPs and take up a minimal amount of real estate.

    And as you have stated:
    Quote Originally Posted by The Rogue
    My needs are simple and the sound this set up produces, for the outlay, is something to behold.
    So as they say - Enjoy!
    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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    Hello Steve. Welcome to AOS.

    I'm sure you can get some sensible opinions on the issue that needs addressing. Just ask away.

    Tell us what music you like and what future plans if any you may have for your system.

    Feel free to join in the chat, everybody is friendly.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.

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    Join Date: Apr 2018

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    I'm Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Welcome to AoS Steve,

    I can understand you kicking yourself with hindsight - but look at it this way 8,000 to 9,000 records must have taken up one hell of a lot of space, whereas your 2TB Brennan ought to be able to store more than 2,500 LPs and take up a minimal amount of real estate.

    And as you have stated:


    So as they say - Enjoy!
    This is true. That many records took up a huge amount of space. And it was part of a bigger downsizing that happened around. You're right of course, my set up now is much smaller, much more compact and yet the sound is huge!

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Hello Steve. Welcome to AOS.

    I'm sure you can get some sensible opinions on the issue that needs addressing. Just ask away.

    Tell us what music you like and what future plans if any you may have for your system.




    Feel free to join in the chat, everybody is friendly.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    Many thanks for the welcome! I'm sure I'll get there eventually!
    2TB Brennan fed through a Yamaha RN-803D network amp via toslink. The speakers are floor-standing Q Acoustics Concept 40s on spikes. Next up, CD player, turntable, possible sub.

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

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    I'm Neil.

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    Welcome to AoS
    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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