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    Join Date: Sep 2014

    Location: brighton uk.

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    I'm jamie.

    Default My System....final.....i think....

    Here's some pics of my current system which im very happy with.
    Yamaha NS1000's, I bought these blind from an auction house,a gamble as the mid and tweeter drivers cost an arm and a leg to replace,thankfully all drivers tested fine.
    At some point id like to replace the crossover components and stick them outside the cabinet.

    Next up is my trusted old Sony X555ES cdp,a very nice sounding cd player,i dont feel the need to go better.

    Vinyl is my chosen format,earlier in the year id travelled to Leeds from brighton to pick up my dream TT,a Pioneer PLC-590,

    ive always lusted over one of these and was very happy with it,then a the Sony TTS-8000 appeared on gumtree it had been on there a while at a high price,very dusty in the sellers pics which i guess put a few people off,they are a Japan/UK model only.
    I made the seller an offer which he accepted,a very noticeable upgrade over the Pioneer.

    Ive used some good British tonearms in the past,the pioneers PA-5000 tonearm gave me a taste of what the jap arms are like,a trip to Northampton to hear an Audio Technica AT-1010 highly modified by phonomac blew me away,i left with one! a mk6 version,the perfect companion for an Audio Technica ART-7 cartridge.

    The valve amp was a leap of faith for me,id never heard a valve amp and when this amp turned up for sale i went for a listen,id also never heard of the maker,John Wood,a search of the web confirmed he was well regarded in the hifi world.
    It didn't wow me at first but once home and through the yammys the quality was evident!

    Ive saved the best till last,a 2 box paradise phono stage,sometimes its all about being in the right place at the right time,thankfully for me i was! (still have to pinch myself!)

    Not much to see or tell you what the box's are,all the magic is inside,i like that,kinda reminds me of a stealth bomber! stunning sound which has elevated my vinyl to another level,the background is a quiet as a church mouse,lots more detail comes through with excellent separation.

    Well that's it to date,im very content and happy. 8-)
    My System
    John Wood KT88 Amp.
    Paradise Phono Stage
    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    Audioquest Columbia & Colorado interconnects

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    Join Date: Jan 2013

    Location: Birmingham

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    I'm James.


    Excellent system Jamie, thanks for sharing the pics. Takes time to get there but when you do the journey is worth it.

    All the best for the New Year it has been a pleasure reading your posts this year and I look forward to more in 2019!
    VPI Scout 1.1 - Ortofon 2M Black FGS - Croft 25R+ - Croft Series 7 - Spendor SP2

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    Join Date: Sep 2014

    Location: brighton uk.

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    I'm jamie.


    thanks jimbo,and to you too mate.
    yes this year has seen some gear come and go,each piece has funding the next to a degree so it hasn't been hugely expensive done in stages like that.
    My System
    John Wood KT88 Amp.
    Paradise Phono Stage
    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    Audioquest Columbia & Colorado interconnects

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    Join Date: Nov 2015

    Location: Wolverhampton

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    I'm Oliver.


    Yes, well done Jamie. You've invested a significant sum this year and it's always nice to read that you are enjoying where the money went.

    Those Yammie's are probably the bit I knick out of your system as the one set I heard really struck me. I was very keen on them.

    Well done mate, put the wallet away and enjoy from this point onwards.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+ With Allo Boss.
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    I'm Grant.


    Your system has come a long way Jamie... looks great
    Grant ....

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    I'm Martin.


    Looks fantastic and I'm sure it sounds it as well - I've heard all the components at one time or another (except the John Wood amp) so I can sort of guess what the quality level is like. Just shows what can be done with some judicious second-hand purchasing. (Except the Paradise but I suppose as a DIY build it's a similar principle in terms of bang for buck).

    Also strikes me that the Yamaha speakers look very modern and suit the contemporary styling of the room really well despite being a 40 year old design.

    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SLP1200 CD Player * Nelson Pass DCB1 Pre amp / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *

    'You fool! To think that your ape-brain could contain the full knowledge of the Krell!'

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    I'm Robert.


    Nice one Jamie, another example that the journey is always worth it, once you get to where you're happy
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge - Fritz Gyger S re-tip
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Spendor D7 on Soundcare SuperSpikes
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Sheffield - UK

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    I'm Mark.


    Got some fluff on your stylus though .

    100% Analogue

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    Join Date: May 2017

    Location: West Sussex, UK

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    I'm Steve.


    Hi Jamie

    Outstanding system, I've had the pleasure of hearing it a couple of times, as Oliver says, put the wallet away and enjoy
    your system.

    Project 2experience sb dc, Cart: At33ptg
    Firebottle Mono Blocks
    Nelson Pass Dcb1 turbo Dual Mono @ 1.2A. Khozmo 50k series attenuator.
    CD Player: Cyrus cd8se
    Spendor S6e
    Spotfire rca throughout - xt40 speaker cable.


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    Join Date: Nov 2010

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    I'm AnDreW.


    I think you need something to fill your bottom shelf
    SS CD Teac VRDS25X(Audiotuned) DAC Caiman SEG+15V PSU DECK 1210 Mat SPH SSS Mods MN Base/Bearing/Platter+Ebony armboard Feet Isonoe/Ebony PSU Paul Hynes SR7EHD-27XL/DCSXL Ag DC lead/3 Stage Regs/Recap PCB+No Pitch/Strobe/Light ARM SME V(Kondo Ag Rewire&Tags) MC Cadenza Black CABLES Arm Yannis SPD-4 IC Yannis 222 Litz+Ag bullets Power WAR PRE ATC SCA2 SPEAKERS ATC 50ASL STANDS Atacama PHONO Sugden Masterclass PA4 SUT Ortofon ST80SE POWER PSAudio P10

    Valve PRECroft Epoch(Mega Modded) AMP Sondex S100 (modded) SPEAKERS Tannoy 15"MG+RFC Warwick cabs+ Reference XO DECK Garrard301 Mat Teunto Bearing 401 Plinth Moldovan Arms 3009/3012(Ikeda Ag wired) PSU Eagle+Tachometer MCAg Meister SPU v2 CABLES Arm Yannis 420.5 Litz+ Speaker VdH 6mm Blue IC Oyaide FTVS-510 AgWBT 0110Ag Phonostage Paradise(4 Box) / EAR 834 Clone (modded)

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