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  1. #1
    Join Date: Jun 2018

    Location: SE corner of UK

    Posts: 4
    I'm chris.

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    Just a few works to describe my "Hi-Fi Journey" which began in my teens with some listening to other peoples systems. Most notably at the time was a Quad 33/303, ELS 57, a Garrard 405 with SME tracking something I cannot remember, but I do remember being most impressed. Further listening at the time included some well constructed tape recorders and being involved in some recording work. One thing and another, and I purchased a second hand Leak Stereo 20 with varioslope preamp at an affordable price, fed in the first place with a Garrard SP25, with a B&O cartridge. I built some Wharfdale kit speakers in the kitchen much to the annoyance of dad who objected to the chipboard dust (which later in life I describe as toxic and would ban from any workshop). Sometime I had heard some Rogers speakers, and I scoured the second hand adds in the local papers and local Hi-Fi shop until eventually I found a pair, and they were installed in my system, replacing the Wharfdales. Via further Leak equipment and Mitchel turntables the journey led one way and another to a system of Alphason Sonata turntable, Atlas psu, Alphason HR100 MCS tonearm, Audio Technicia AT OC7 cartridge, Naim 62s/140/HiCap/NAT 02, the Rogers BBC Studio Export Monitors, a pair of LS3/5a, oh, and I got a Meridan 208B CD player. All this has been purchased second hand over many years as I could never afford new pricing and I was prepared to wait. Still, it is frightening to tot up the investment!!
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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hi Chris. Welcome to AOS.

    Sounds like you've been at this game since the seventies. Your current system largely qualifies as 'vintage', which can be a good thing. Many of us enjoy older equipment.

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

    This is a friendly place and I'm sure you'll find plenty to interest you, so just join in and chat with everybody.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.

  3. #3
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

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    I'm Grant.

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    hi Chris. welcome to aos. good intro, hope you enjoy the site
    Regards,
    Grant ....

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 18,196
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Chris,

    Nice introduction - you have certainly been exposed to some of the best equipment made in this country, and have ended with a very good system yourself.

    Quite a few of us here use 'vintage' (or should that be 'classic'?) second hand gear; I think that at least 95% of my system consists of used items.

    Enjoy the Forum
    Barry
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    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: Derbyshire

    Posts: 7,776
    I'm Josie.

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    Welcome to AOS, Chris.

    Love vintage kit. Enjoy!

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  6. #6
    Join Date: Jun 2018

    Location: SE corner of UK

    Posts: 4
    I'm chris.

    Default Music I enjoy...

    Just to add to the notes, my music is some classical, but mostly folk, English, Irish and Scottish traditional, and some Blues. And I listen to FM radio broadcasts.

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