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    Join Date: May 2014

    Location: United Kingdom

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    I'm Mark.

    Default Hi all

    As you can see I'm a long time lurker and as there's something I'd like in the Ads section I thought I'd say hello.

    Been into Hi-Fi since my late teens. My first system consisted of an old Rotel tuner amp and some Mission 700 speakers with a basic Aiwa tape deck as that was my source. Had numerous upgrades since then consisting of Mission, JPL, Tannoy, B&W speakers, Amps ranged from Marantz, Rotel, Audiolab, and Tag, CD Players mostly Arcam and went the Meridian transport>DAC route.

    Final (maybe) and now system is MF A3.2 Pre > MF A308 Power. MF KW Dac driving some nice Xenon Amphion MK2 speakers. Main source is computer based.

    Really don't get the time to listen to it much now, actually not at all since my first child arrived more than four years ago. Only had a couple of sessions since then.

    Would like to go back to the headphone listening as the use of my Hi-Fi is now pretty much redundant. Used to have a a rig which was a pair of Senny HD650 with a lovely dedicated headphone valve amp (match made in heaven), God knows why I got shot of it considering the price rise of the Senny's.

    Outside of Hi-Fi i'm trying to get back in the fitness regime. I like watching footy and Darts (although there's too much of it nowadays). Reading wise I like the paranormal and esoteric stuff..
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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.


    Welcome to AoS Mark.

    "ell-ess-dee" would that be pounds, shillings and pence, or lysergic acid diethyamide?

    Life's too short to be watching darts on TV, so get back to listening to music. What are your tastes in music, by the way?

    Enjoy the Forum

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    Join Date: May 2014

    Location: United Kingdom

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    I'm Mark.


    The latter - listening to 'Coil's Love's Secret Domain' on my first trip is an experience I'll never forget.

    Music taste is pretty diverse, really depends on what mood I'm in. I've never been into classical, country or heavy metal though and can't stand the current pop/grime of today. Maybe it's me just getting old as I do like the old 80s pop music.

    Listen to Radio 6 most of the time when on my computer.

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    I'm WrappingALilacCurtainAroundMyBobby.


    Welcome to AoS Mark. Funnily enough when I told my Mrs earlier tonight I was looking at flights on the internet, she got very excited! Which was odd as she's never shown an interest in darts before. (boom, tish). My youngest is now 7, and I had a few years in the hi-fi wilderness, but don't worry, they won't be poking your tweeters in forever! Hope you enjoy the forum.

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    Amplifier: Rega Brio R. Speakers: Spendor SP1. Cables: Various, mainly Mark Grant.
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    Join Date: May 2014

    Location: United Kingdom

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    I'm Mark.


    Ha ha - I'm going to use that one.

    My saving grace is that I don't live my my other half, she wants me to move my Hi-Fi into her yard but there's not a chance in hell. Plus she has neighbours and I'm residing in a detached house.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.


    Hello Mark. Welcome to AOS.

    Join in the chat and get to know everybody, there's always something going on.

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

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    I'm Leo.

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    Join Date: Nov 2011

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    I'm Adrian.


    Welcome to the hard of hearing club, pardon what did you say. try “God is an Astronaut” with the ell-was-dee
    Listening is the act of aural discrimination and dissemination of sound, and accepting you get it wrong sometimes

    Pro-Ject Signature 10 TT & arm, Benz Micro LP-S & Michel Cusis MC cartridge, Furutech AG-12-R4 High Performance Phono Cable, LFD MMC special phono stage, Rothwell MCX SUT, RaspberryPi/HifiBerry Digi to Beresford Caiman SEG DAC, Sony 3d blu-Ray for CDs to Caiman SEG, ALLNIC T1500 MKII SET 300B amp, Wilson Benesch Vector speakers and JBL L100 Century's , Chord Epic speaker leads, & signature links, the Eccose Conductor CA1 cd to pre, I think I am at audio nirvana, but donít tell anyone

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    Join Date: Dec 2018

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    I'm Shane.


    Howdy! Welcome to AOS.

    Have fun.

    Shane Lonergan.

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    I'm Neil.


    Welcome to AoS
    Regards Neil

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