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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Thanks for the pic Mike and interesting set up. I ran the same Quad set up with a405-2 which I held onto for years until I replaced it with a 606. Think I preferred 405-2.
    I definitely like the 405-2, plenty of grunt and a bit more slam than the 303 I have.
    The pairing with the Quad 34 I find a bit on the clinical side - the 33 has a bit more of a mellow, euphonic and 'tube-like' feel to it when connected to the 405-2 .... but less detail

    The 606 is an itch I'd like to scratch at some point .... bit skint now but a couple more months without cigs should pay for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Had piano black 22L quads myself. first versions. Fingerprint magnets mind so they gave you gloves. Reckon they would work very well with a vena.
    Nice - I am glad I sourced the light coloured version though, particularly as I have a lot of Birch ply in the neighbourhood but to be honest I would have gone for any finish at that price.
    I had a read a lot of user reviews and almost all raved about their qualities (including users with plenty of experience of other, loftier, speakers) so was well pleased when the pair came up 'collect' on eBay - and at a village 5 miles from my house ) For 200 it was the proverbial 'no brainer' ....

    The 22Ls respond really well to the Quad Vena ... even more so when using it as a pre-amp into the 405-2 but also very fine on its own.
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    This was the set up in 2015 a few months after I joined AoS - I think I posted it at the time,
    There is a Quad 303 on the floor under the desk and a little Fiio DAC hiding behind the monitor connecting the Mac and Toshiba to the 33.
    The 33 itself has had quite a journey ... was at that time a bit poorly and the passive was standing in sometimes while I carried out revisions.

    The tiny Terratec boxes were great - the 'Pro-Vinyl' USB box on the right was an adjustable phono stage and A/D converter and actually did a great job.



    Main speakers were a pair of Q Acoustics 2020i on Mission stands off to the left (I still have them)
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    much too orginised for me. im messy love the braun tt
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    much too orginised for me. im messy love the braun tt
    - believe me it was well tidied up for the pic - usually a bomb site -

    The Braun is my particular joy, sometimes a bit high maintenance but well worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikmas View Post
    - believe me it was well tidied up for the pic - t.
    Hey that's cheating!
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    Great write-up on your system Mike. I could feel the enthusiasm you have for it coming through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikmas View Post
    I definitely like the 405-2, plenty of grunt and a bit more slam than the 303 I have.
    The pairing with the Quad 34 I find a bit on the clinical side - the 33 has a bit more of a mellow, euphonic and 'tube-like' feel to it when connected to the 405-2 .... but less detail

    The 606 is an itch I'd like to scratch at some point .... bit skint now but a couple more months without cigs should pay for it
    The 606 was effortless grunt and a bit faster than the 405-2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
    Great write-up on your system Mike. I could feel the enthusiasm you have for it coming through.
    Thank you for the kind words Rob - glad the enthusiasm shows

    I enjoy putting the different bits together and seeing what comes out, but I guess we all do otherwise the forum would grind to a halt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    The 606 was effortless grunt and a bit faster than the 405-2.

    With saving up the pennies then I guess
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