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  1. #1
    Join Date: Mar 2013

    Location: Malvern, Worcestershsire

    Posts: 17
    I'm Mark.

    Default Hello all out in Forum land!

    Malvern Audio Research, has been formed over the last few years, after the coming together of a number of artizan hifi brands..
    A brief and half written intro..more coming soon..

    As a fan of quality "not on the high street" HiFi,with a passion for valve based products, I was persuaded to design some valve based Phono stages.. From my earlier use of Nuvistors as a radio Ham many years ago, I decided they were the perfect valve for a Phono stage.. Hence the Audio Detail NV-06 (all nuvistor phono stage) and the more sophisticated NV-08, with 6922 in the output stage for rolling..
    Audio Detail now has a range of Pre amps, phono stages, new 211 Mono blocks and coming soon a DHT premap to match the monos..All hand built in Malvern to order..

    hORNS Loudspeakers form the Aria1 right up to the Universums, fabulous hand made speakers unique in their designs,. but full sounded with no nasties! All that at a sensible price..

    Also some have heard of Ming da for example?? Ah Chinese, worse still ChiFi...they say!

    Well actually NO

    Yes Ming da is a Chinese brand set up 27 years ago, specifically to manufacture Valve amplification, purely because Jigui Xiou(the owner) loves valve amps! Some of you will know that, for Icon Audio's first 5 years, it was Ming da making their amps.. Until David Shaw built his own factory in Zhuhai, southern China..

    Then 7 years ago, I came along and started Ming da UK, as they are hand built, high end artizan amps.. I give 3 years warrnaty and now get involved in new designs, enjoying 2 vists every year to the factory..

    More to follow....

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    Join Date: Apr 2009

    Location: Near Saffron Walden, Essex

    Posts: 6,505
    I'm Dave.


    Welcome Mark. Loadsa interesting stuff on your website.

    You need to get your spell checker out..

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    Join Date: Nov 2015

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Posts: 9,762
    I'm Oliver.


    Hi Mark,

    Welcome to AoS!

    Heard of Ming Da and there's some very positive feedback about the brand. A friend of mine is bringing one of your Audio Detail phonostages over tomorrow for a listen, which has coincided nicely with you joining here.

    What's the odds ay!?

    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage
    Digital: Orchard Audio PecanPi with JRiver
    Preamplifier: DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator or Neurochrome Differential Preamp
    Amplification: Neurochrome Modulus 686
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Mordaunt Short Performance 880

    Price List For SPOTFIRE Cables here:https://bit.ly/2Uxiv3j

    Alternative reading: http://www.audioaddictsforum.com

  4. #4
    Join Date: Mar 2013

    Location: Malvern, Worcestershsire

    Posts: 17
    I'm Mark.


    Hi Guys

    Small world hey ..Enjoy the Phono stage...

    As for spell checker..Lisdexia is pain in the arm!

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    Join Date: Mar 2013

    Location: Malvern, Worcestershsire

    Posts: 17
    I'm Mark.


    Quote Originally Posted by Malvern Audio Research View Post
    Hi Guys

    Small world hey ..Enjoy the Phono stage...

    As for spell checker..Lisdexia is pain in the arm!
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    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

    Posts: 2,391
    I'm Phil.


    welcome mark , enjoyed your room at Bristol so much , one of the best sounds of the show . glad to have you on here
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /, /rotel cd/ bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]arcam a75 marantz sa8005 jolida modwright dac and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands

  7. #7
    Join Date: May 2010

    Location: Worcestershire, UK

    Posts: 805
    I'm Rob.


    I always enjoy visiting Mark in Malvern. He worked wonders on my Beard P35 and Ming Da Headphone Amp. A gentleman and enthusiast. Great to see you here Mark.
    Powered by crossed fingers and clenched buttocks

  8. #8
    Join Date: May 2016

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Posts: 562
    I'm Ian.


    Went up to Mark's today for an upgrade of some capacitors, something some of you may remember I've had done before on a previously owned Piccolo



    The four new caps are Audyns.
    The really important upgrade is the addition of a new label

    Audio Detail is Mark's own brand. As before there is an immediate improvement in precision even though the Piccolo was not obviously lacking it in standard form. I'm expecting things to improve a bit more over the next few hours.

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