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    Join Date: May 2019

    Location: Sarf London

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    I'm Martin.

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    I am a keen listener to music, and have been since listening to a wind up phonograph in a friends attic when I was five. I sing in my Church choir and have done a level of recording over the last decade. My music tastes are catholic, but do not stretch to rap or garage.

    I like open and polite discussion, and abhor didacticism. If it gives you pleasure then that really is the point. Does objective measurement have a role? Of course, but it isn't the be all and end all.

    My system have has morphed over a number of decades, generally dependent on budget and knowledge. I think that the internet has been a mixed blessing for HiFi, but on the whole very positive allowing such things as Bake Offs, so that we can all get to hear a variety of equipment and judge for ourselves.

    My most recent purchase is a pair of Naim SBL MKIs, with which I am incredibly impressed; our cats having mullered my Focal 1008bes. I have a variety of amps and sources with which to drive them and I am currently enjoying ringing the changes.

    For the past decade I have mainly been streaming, both locally and using Qobuzzzz, but I also still put on my vinyl. I have no hard and fast opinions on what is best and feel i could lay on a demo to prove each as being best, depending on what I choose to play .....and how!

    Look forward to chipping in occasionally as well as continuing to follow the discussions.

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    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

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    I'm Phil.

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    ah welcome martin , ovlov will love your admiration of EAR stuff . great to have you on AOS
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /MSB s200 , / onkyo sacd/ bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]schiit freya pre , firebottle mono`s marantz sa8005 bel canto 3.5vbss and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands 3] harbeth p3esr /rotel

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Martin. Welcome to AOS.

    I'm sure you'll find plenty to interest you here. Feel free to join in any chat that appeals to you.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

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    Join Date: Dec 2018

    Location: Torquay, Devon.

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    I'm Shane.

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    Howdy! Welcome to AOS.

    Have fun.

    S.
    Shane Lonergan.

    Home Hi-Fi Chat UK (Facebook Group)

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    Join Date: May 2019

    Location: Sarf London

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    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    ah welcome martin , ovlov will love your admiration of EAR stuff . great to have you on AOS
    Thx Phil,

    I've got a friend from the Wam and another from the Naim forum popping over on Friday, might try firing the Naim SBLs with the 534.

    Got to say that the Klimax > EAR868 > Nord > SBLs is REALLY very enjoyable, and the SBLs are perfect for my room. I did keep an eye on a few pairs of Tannoys as I do like the DCs, but I have no regrets.

    Cheers,

    M

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    Join Date: May 2019

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    I'm Martin.

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    Thx Geoff

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    Join Date: May 2019

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    I'm Martin.

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    Cheers Shane.

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: North Down /Northern Ireland/ UK

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    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

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Sheffield - UK

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    I'm Mark.

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    Blimey, you’ve been streaming for a decade! Time to buy a record player and start enjoying music at home properly - after a decade of mediocrity it’s going to be something of a revelation .

    100% Analogue

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    Join Date: May 2019

    Location: Sarf London

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    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    Blimey, you’ve been streaming for a decade! Time to buy a record player and start enjoying music at home properly - after a decade of mediocrity it’s going to be something of a revelation .
    Well, my Lp12/ARO/Geddon does get the occasional use as well. Got a friend coming over in a few weeks to compare his OC9 with my current DV20H. The phono stage in the EAR868 is the main reason I switched from my Modwright.

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