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    Join Date: Jun 2019

    Location: Manchester UK

    Posts: 13
    I'm Morris.

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    Here to learn and contribute where I can.

    Bought my first audio gear at 17, Akai and Aiwa with Wharfedale Laser 60 speakers.

    Now I have a bit more stuff (don't most of us) and other than getting an SP10 at some point and constructing my own speakers I am settled with what I have.

    Of course, that could change


    Primary

    Tubelab SE300B

    TEAC TN-400 w Shure V15IV & SME3009 Imp

    Vista Phono1+

    Loth-X Ion BS1 & Rel T-Zero 2

    Bluesound Node 2i


    Secondary

    Denon DRA-455

    Genesis 2+ (upgraded crossover)

    Bluesound Node 2i

    Emotiva XDA2


    Backup

    Dual 1219 w/ Shure M91ED

    TEAC TN400

    Sony DVP -7000


    Office

    TEAC AH-500 and associated components

    Bose 301 IV

    Some Pictures









    Last edited by moggi1964; 15-06-2019 at 15:26. Reason: Update components

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Sunny Suffolk, UK

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    Welcome to the forum Morris. Must admit Iím not up to speed on most of your kit - maybe show us a photo or two sometime? Anyway, glad youíre enjoying your system and hope you enjoy AoS.


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    Main System: Digital: HP Laptop/M2Tech Hiface/Logitech Media Server/FLAC; Marantz SA7001 KI Signature SACD Player and other digital stuff into Gatorised Beresford Caiman DAC Vinyl: Garrard 401/SME 3009 SII Improved/Sumiko HS/Nagaoka MP-30
    Amplifier: Rega Brio R. Speakers: Spendor SP1. Cables: Various, mainly Mark Grant.
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    Join Date: Jun 2019

    Location: Manchester UK

    Posts: 13
    I'm Morris.

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    Thanks Alex, I put up some pics but they came out quite large! And look at that dust

    The tube amp I built with help from friends and is a design by George at tubelab.com. Puts out about 7.5wpc.

    The Loth-X Ion BS speakers are a terrific bookshelf speaker and when paired with the Rel t-Zero 2 are a perfect pairing with my tube amp. Specs on those are:

    Tweeter: 1-inch treated cloth
    Main driver: 6-inch paper (Loth-X custom) w/cloth surround and magnetic shielding.
    Frequency Response: 55 - 20,000Hz
    Impedance: 8 Ohms
    Efficiency: 94dB/2.83 V/m
    Dimensions: 200mm x 295mm x 400mm (WxDxH)
    Weight: 12kg

    The TN-400 is an interesting turntable with magnet float technology and is a broadcast table form the 70's to compete with the Technics. Plinth is plyboo built by a good friend of mine.

    The Genesis II+ speakers are again from the 70's with an eight-inch two-way system with a ten-inch passive radiator. I replaced the crossover components with modern equivalents to the same specs.

    Dimensions: 33" x 14-1/2" x 10-1/2"
    Weight: 44lbs
    Sensitivity: 88.5 dB, 1w at 1m
    Frequency response: 28 Hz to 20 kHz
    Power: 15 - 100 watts/ch
    Impedance: 8 ohhms

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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: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Morris.

    That's some fine gear you have there - I didn't know TEAC had made a turntable, and your valve power amp looks to have a high build quality. Well done!

    What are your tastes in music; what do you put through your system(s)?

    Enjoy the Forum
    Barry
    Barry

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    Join Date: Jun 2019

    Location: Manchester UK

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    I'm Morris.

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    Thanks Shane/Barry.

    Tastes in music: hard to narrow down to be honest. From Chicago Jazz of the twenties through to Vampire Weekend with classical; opera; blues; rock; pop; and a bunch of other stuff in-between.

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    Join Date: Apr 2015

    Location: Central Virginia

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    I'm Russell.

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    That tube amp is beautiful! Well done! If it sounds half as good as it looks, then itís really something!

    Iíve pondered building myself a tubed amp, but so far I havenít made the plunge, your amp is inspirational!

    Russell

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    Join Date: Jun 2019

    Location: Manchester UK

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    I'm Morris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    That tube amp is beautiful! Well done! If it sounds half as good as it looks, then itís really something!

    Iíve pondered building myself a tubed amp, but so far I havenít made the plunge, your amp is inspirational!

    Russell
    Russell,

    Thank you.

    I thoroughly recommend giving it a go. It took me a very long time as I kept losing confidence in making it safe. In the end I took what I hoped was a near as dammit finished amp to a chap who repairs them and he worked his magic to ensure it was safe and worked a treat.

    Very satisfying to know that me, a couple of mates and someone who knows what they are doing built an amp together

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    Join Date: Apr 2015

    Location: Central Virginia

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    I'm Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moggi1964 View Post
    Russell,

    Thank you.

    I thoroughly recommend giving it a go. It took me a very long time as I kept losing confidence in making it safe. In the end I took what I hoped was a near as dammit finished amp to a chap who repairs them and he worked his magic to ensure it was safe and worked a treat.

    Very satisfying to know that me, a couple of mates and someone who knows what they are doing built an amp together
    I studied a little electronics in college, some 25 years ago, so hopefully I could manage! And Iím sure there is literally tons of help here on this forum, you canít swing a cat without hitting an expert! I donít think I could go wrong?

    Russell

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Out on the wild and windy moors Lancs / Yorks Border

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    I'm Andy.

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    Welcome aboard Morris
    Analogue
    301 / 3012 / dl 103
    401 / PU7 / AT33ev
    RD Technology Godolphin PSU/speed contol
    Longdog Audio MC1J Prototype
    Digital
    Vortexbox, SBT
    Caiman Seg & Dorado
    Cambridge CXC
    Amps
    Tron Seven Linestage, or Quad 44
    Quad 303, or Bel Canto Set 40 or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
    Speakers
    Tannoy GRF Memory.
    Tannoy ST100.

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