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  1. #1
    Join Date: May 2019

    Location: Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias

    Posts: 6
    I'm Chris.

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    Hi All
    Not sure where to start. I'm a bit of an audio philistine, I suppose. Moved (retired) to Fuerteventura in 2017, and decided I should replace my 40 y o JVC JAS31 and B&W 400 speakers. (The JVC is still going strong at a friend's - the rather beat-up B&Ws went on Freecycle). Paired a Cyrus 6a with Monitor Audio Bronze 5 speakers. Sounds easy when you say it quick, but doing anything even slightly out of the ordinary is 5x more difficult here than it would be in the UK. Got there eventually, tho'!

    Found the new system provided a near astonishing improvement on the venerable setup it replaced, and concluded I should not have abandoned the upgrade path I had followed 40 years before. The Cyrus is now integrated into a crude 5.0 surround system,using cheapo Class D mono and stereo amps for the centre and rear speakers, via a mega cheapo 5.1 decoder (all the way from China!). My upgrade path is readily apparent

    Forum blurb says to mention music preferences. Won't coincide with many musical tastes here, as it's mainly Metal, so I won't elaborate. Quick question: If I spend so much on upgrading it bleeds me dry, am I an audiophiliac?

    Cheers,
    Chris

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: North Down /Northern Ireland/ UK

    Posts: 18,297
    I'm Neil.

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    Welcome to AoS
    Regards Neil

    System 1 (Living Room) : Vinyl: AMG Giro Turntable, AMG Giro Reference PSU, AMG 9W2 Tonearm, AMG Reference Armcable, Air Tight PC3 MC Cartridge PhonoStage: Passlabs Xono Digital: Esoteric P5 SACD Transport and Esoteric P 5 DAC, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player + Audioquest Jitter Bug, Computer Audio: Veracity Audio Mystra DAC + HP laptop + iFi Audio i Power, Wireworld Starlight USB + Audioquest Jitter Bug Tuner:Kenwood KT 7020 Cassette Tape: Nakamichi CR5e Amplification: Pre-Amplifier Meridian G02 Power-Amplifier Meridian G56 Speakers: Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 Audio Cabling: Signal - Atlas Mavros, Audience AU24 Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mains Distribution: Mark Grant Distribution Blocks, Mark Grant DC Blocker Equipment Tables: Target Audio B series + Track Audio Isolation Spikes Isolation/ Platforms: Bright Star Audio Isonodes, BASE 01, SSC Platforms.

    System 2 (Music Room) : Vinyl: Turntable 1 Loricraft Garrard 401 Turntable + SME 5 Tonearm, Graham IC70 Tonearm Cable + VDH MC10 cartridge Turntable 2 Modified Technics 1200 turntable + Triplannar 7 Tonearm + VDH Frog Gold Cartridge + Paul Hynes SR7 PSU Turntable 3 SME Model 20 Turntable + Graham Phantom Tonearm + Graham IC70 Tonearm Cable, Ortofon MC5200 Cartridge PhonoStage: Balanced Audio Technology VK10se Digital: Moon Andromeda CD Player, Toshiba 9500 DVD Audio Player Computer Audio: AMR DP777 DAC + Dell Laptop + iFi Audio i Power + JKenny JKSPIDIF + Wireworld Starlight USB Tuners: Kenwood 8300 Tuner, Revox B760 Tuner, Leak Troughline Tuner + EAR Stereo Decoder, Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth FM Amplifier ReelToReel Tape: Revox B77 mk 2, Revox A77 mk3, Sony TC-377 Cassette Tape: Nakamichi DR10 Pre-Amplifier: Balanced Audio Technology VK52se Power-Amplifier: Music Reference RM200 mk1 Speakers: Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 Audio Cabling: Signal - Audience AU24, Kimber KCAG, Audio Note ANVs, Barry Hunt Cables Speaker - XLO Type 6. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains Distribution: Mark Grant and Russ Andrews Equipment Tables: Clear Light Audio Aspekt Tacks Isolation/Platform: SSC, Bright Star Audio Isonodes, Naim Frame Record Cleaner: Hanns Audio


    System 3 (Bed Room) - CD Player Marantz CD7, Headphone Amplifier: Audio Valve RKV2 OTL Valve Headphones: Grado GS 1000, Sennheiser 560 Ovation2, Sennheiser 410SL

  3. #3
    Join Date: Dec 2018

    Location: Torquay, Devon.

    Posts: 685
    I'm Shane.

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    Howdy! Welcome to AOS.

    Have fun.

    S.
    Shane Lonergan.

    Home Hi-Fi Chat UK (Facebook Group)

  4. #4
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 20,128
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Chris,

    To answer your last question - YES!

    You don't have to apologise for your tastes in music - each to their own.

    Enjoy the Forum
    Barry
    Barry

  5. #5
    Join Date: May 2019

    Location: Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias

    Posts: 6
    I'm Chris.

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    Thanks for the welcomes Neil, southall and Barry. Thanks also to Barry for addressing my question - I try to avoid audiophilia these days! I see you're based in Essex Barry. I lived in Rayleigh for many years. Gives me a sentimental leaning towards Monitor Audio speakers (also based in Rayleigh) but I buy them 'cos they're good!

    Cheers,
    Chris

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