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  1. #171
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

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    I'm Grant.

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    Quad Vena2 as pre and my 2 ProArt mono's. And got a spare pair of same mono's just in case.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ

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    OPPO BDP-103D - JBE SERIES 3/B&O SP1/PROJECT PHONOBOX DS2 USB - QUAD VENA 2 - IFI PURIFIER 2/TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK POWER AMPLIFIERS - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - OPPO PM-3 PLANAR, SONY H900 & NURAPHONE HEADPHONES - ZBOOK/ IFI SILENCER/WIN10 PRO/AUDIRVANA & JRIVER - SMSL M6 DAC & IFI SILENCER - RPI 3+, DIGIONE HAT/VOLUMIO2 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC CHORD, MOGAMI, SUPRA & WIREWORLD

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  2. #172
    Join Date: Apr 2016

    Location: Gravesend and France

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    I'm paul.

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    Sony STR 6055 on board phono stage is so good with the Shure Ultra 500 I sold all my phono stages. Another Sony receiver in the garage does the business there. Akai AM -U02 in the office, no tuner but phono stage is ok there too. Had various valve amps 2A3 bottle head monos, px25 monos, 300B, 6P3P in triode, don't miss any of them. Speakers are 99db Lii audio crystal 10 in tqwt, so no need for huge power amps to try and move those dogs you guys call speakers
    Sony STR 6055 Denon DP80 Stax UA-70 Shure Ultra 500 in a Martin Bastin body with jico stylus Lii audio crystal 10 tqwt speakers

    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 Zu omen for sale


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

  3. #173
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Gold Coast - Australia

    Posts: 76
    I'm Sam.

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    Hello Jerry, thanks, yes a Technics fanboy i am, apart from a few non Technics cd players lol will update i think, be an old thread now

    Amps: Technics SU-V9, SU-V8 (black and silver), V8X, V4X ( 2 black, 1 silver) , G50 and SU-500
    Source:Technics SL-P990, P350, P477a,PG440a, Marantz CD40, NEC CD620 - TDA1541A, Philips CD753, Klein DAC, tuner and turntables Technics
    Speakers: Technics SB-6, Coral CX-5, ESM bookself (seas tweeters), Celestion Sl-6 (copper domes)

  4. #174
    Join Date: Dec 2012

    Location: Sonnin Common - Oxfordshire

    Posts: 254
    I'm Bernard.

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    Shindo Monbrison feeding a McIntosh MC225 ... great combination!
    Turntable: Garrard 401 modded by Classic-HiFi in Hammertone. Heavy oak plinth by Russ Collinson; Tonearm: Phonomac AT-1010 Mk6; Cartridges: SPU GTE / VDH Colibri XGP / Decca SC4E rebuilt by ESCO with Paratrace; Phono Stage: Shindo; SUT: Bob's Device Cinemag 1131; Pre Amp: Shindo Monbrison; Power Amp: McIntosh MC225; Speakers: Auditorium23 Solovox; CD Player: EastSound CD-E5 / Sony PS1; Cables: Yannis 423.5; Yannis 223.5; VDH The First Ultimate; Totem Sinew; Audio Tekne ARSP-500 / Auditorium 23.

  5. #175
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire/Panteg is where my late father was born

    Posts: 4,322
    I'm Chris.

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    For the past year a Puresound 2a3 push pull integrated amplifier with a Puresound P10 and T10 SUT phono stage, very happy.
    Chris

    We've gone on holiday by mistake !

  6. #176
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Melbourne, Australia

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    I'm Martin.

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    Caspian M2

    Sanders Magtech (stereo)

    Longdog audio p6 (monos)
    Speakers: Usher mini dancer II DMD
    Preamp: MFA Baby reference mk ii TVC
    Amp: Sanders Magtech
    DAC: Longdog VDT1 transformer coupled DAC
    Source: Self built PC (SOtM pcie usb output card with upgraded ultra low jitter clock card, Paul Pang RAM, pure SSD, passive cooling & Paul Hynes Audio SR7EHD psu providing power on separate rails to each SSD, the CPU and SOtM card)
    Power: Isotek Aquarius Evo3 (Schuko)
    Cables: Speaker cables - TQ Ultra Black, Interconnects - SLIC Innovations Eclipse C x2, Curious USB cable x3
    Ancilleries: USB regen, Acoustic Revive rgc24 under dac, Acoustic Revive QR - 8 (inside DAC) Stillpoints under amp, Shunyata darkfield v2 elevators under cables, Franc Audio isolation platforms under speakers, RDC combi-bases and spikes under oak platforms on everything, Hi fi Tuning Supreme throughout, Akiko Audio Tuning Sticks on speaker cables and inside DAC
    Software: JRiver MC21, Dirac room correction

  7. #177
    Join Date: May 2019

    Location: Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias

    Posts: 6
    I'm Chris.

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    Hi Folks

    After looking at some of the exotic (and downright obscure!) kit that members list on this thread, it sounds a little dull to just list a Cyrus 6a. It did, however, have the singular virtue of being free, in a convoluted way. When I was arranging to move from London to my mansion (ok, small apartment) in Fuerteventura, I gave my JVC JAS31 to friend. It had served me well for 40 years, but it was past time to move on.

    Vickers Hifi had an offer on Cyrus refurb'd 6As - full warranty, lala. I had closed down my part-time online sales biz a couple of months earlier, in order to move. That left some cash just sat sitting in my Paypal account. Vickers accepted Paypal, so the largest part of the dead money in my Paypal account was exchanged for the Cyrus. So not really free, but a completely painless transaction!

    It's the now discontinued all-analogue 6a (Current Cyrus model is the 6DAC). DAC duties are ably performed by an SMSL M6, connecting a pc and tv. The tv also connects to a 5.1 decoder, allowing the Cyrus to be used for the front speakers in a 5.0 system. Additional amplification for the 5.0 system is provided by a couple of (quaintly named) Nobsound Class D jobbies, so my amps list is:

    Cyrus 6a (stereo and front surround)
    Nobsound Mini (rear surround; occasional stereo)
    Nobsound G2 (mono; surround centre)

    Cheers,
    Chris

  8. #178
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

    Posts: 2,422
    I'm Phil.

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    there are many happy cyrus owners , seen some lovely neat harks with cyrus in . well done for such a cost effective system
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs, ice power amps /rotel cd/teac ud-ho1 bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]arcam a75 marantz sa8005 jolida modwright dac and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands

  9. #179
    Join Date: May 2008

    Location: Londiniumsville

    Posts: 317
    I'm Robin.

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    ARC Ref 5 into a darTZeel NHB-108 which is silly money these days.
    Robin. mit ARC CD9, ARC ref 5 / darTZeel power + magico v2. Clearaudio Innovation wood / Phantom ll / Lyra Atlas / Aurorasound Vida,
    Stax 009S cans.KGGG headamp. all connected with wires.

  10. #180
    Join Date: Aug 2012

    Location: Lincs

    Posts: 745
    I'm Philip.

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    Marantz pm4.
    Love it, just sounds right.

    But i have a....marantz pm4....on tne way.
    Can never have to many pm4s.

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