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    Join Date: Jul 2019

    Location: Worcester Enland

    Posts: 5
    I'm Terry.

    Default Hello From the Independent Republic of Pencombe

    Hello. I am a 71 year old decrepit hippie getting worse daily! 50+ years ago I got my first decent paypacket and decided I needed, what we called then, "a stereo system". I loved music (Floyd, Dead, Joni Mitchell, Roy Harper etc) but had no clue about systems. I went into a hifi shop in Birmingham and asked the man for a system! A couple of weeks later I was mesmerised with what the hifi man had sold me. It was:

    Tannoy Lancaster speakers
    Goldring turntable
    Quad 33/303
    Stax SR3 headphones

    Now, 4 children and 7 grandchildren later I have decided to try to return to the sound I loved. What I am setting up is:

    Tannoy Legacy Arden (sitting in the spare room)
    Linn Selekt renderer (keeping speakers company)
    Audiolab 3000C pre-amp
    Radford Revival STA 25 (being built)
    LP12 (in for new motor and service)

    I hope I have chosen wisely! As soon as the Radford arrives Audio Affair will help me set it all up. I am also making a unit to house it and I have tried to attach a picture but not sure I have done it correctly. I am using new scaffolding boards rather than reclaimed ones. I got a really talented man to make me a solid walnut plinth for the LP12 to sit on. The plinth will sit on 4 Ukishima 6A - adjustable isolation feet. The only thing that still foxes me is a decent record cleaner as I have hundreds of records that have never been properly cleaned. I am pretty good at research but despite my best efforts I go round in circles. I would love to have a go with a Degritter but spent all my money! Not sure whether to make an ultrasonic unit or make a vacuum unit - either way I need to keep cost down a bit. Apart from music my passions are woodwork and stamp collecting which I have similarly taken up again after a 50 year gap. I doubt that I will contribute much to the forum initially but I am really enjoying exploring some amazing threads and learning so much. Sorry for the ramble - I put it down to disintegrating brain.
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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Terry. Welcome to AOS.

    Your new sytem should keep you entertained. You could start a blog for it in the Gallery section to show us how it all progresses.

    Join in the chat. The members are friendly and like to hear what folk are up to.


    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: Jun 2014

    Location: Chorley Lancs

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    I'm Steve.

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    Good morning and welcome Terry,

    I like your music system shelving, you seem to have thought of everything there, including that ingenious irrigation system for your aloe vera plant Most folk would have taken the easy option and bought a little watering jug, but not you, oh no

    If that's where the 'stereo system' is to be sited, it may sound a bit 'live'. So some soft coverings on floor and walls may be in order. Look forward to hearing more about your set up
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

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    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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    Join Date: Mar 2017

    Location: London N2

    Posts: 1,745
    I'm Edward.

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    Tannoy + Radford = pure pleasure.

    Looking forward to reading about your journey as it progresses.
    Main: Tidal/Roon > MiniITX > Metrum Hex > LDR > either Radford STA25 V or Trilogy 968 > Tannoy (Eaton or Berkeley).
    2nd: Tidal/Roon > Roopio on Pi > Chevron Paradox > Firebottle Buffer > Sugden Masterclass IA-4 > Kudos Cardea


  5. #5
    Join Date: Jul 2019

    Location: Worcester Enland

    Posts: 5
    I'm Terry.

    Default The critical role of aloe vera in isolation and wifi

    Many thanks for the welcomes. "Tannoy+Radford=pure pleasure" really gave my spirits a lift! I must take issue with Pigmy Pony however. It is well known in my village that the aloe vera plant absorbs all unwanted sonic frequencies. That is why it has fat leaves. The only downside is that it cannot tolerate either wall or floor coverings. I also have an identically tuned plant in my study and both together make one of the best wifi extenders on the planet. I call it a "mash system". I propagate these miracles and can supply any member of AOS at a discounted price of £254.56 per matched pair. By the way, did I mention my brain problems?

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    Join Date: Mar 2017

    Location: London N2

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    I'm Edward.

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    Radford revives all healthy brain.

    Has Will given you an ETA?
    Main: Tidal/Roon > MiniITX > Metrum Hex > LDR > either Radford STA25 V or Trilogy 968 > Tannoy (Eaton or Berkeley).
    2nd: Tidal/Roon > Roopio on Pi > Chevron Paradox > Firebottle Buffer > Sugden Masterclass IA-4 > Kudos Cardea


  7. #7
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: The Black Country

    Posts: 5,147
    I'm Alan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinydobby View Post
    By the way, did I mention my brain problems?
    Hello from me, welcome. You'll fit right in here...

    Worcester is one of our favourite cities, if you are ever in the vicinity of Dudley you are very welcome to call in.
    I visited Radford Revival earlier this year, they are a class act.

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    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Seaton, Devon, UK

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    I'm Adrian.

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    Hello Terry

    A man after my heart I after several speakers I ended up with a pair of Tannoy Legacy Ardens, I drive them with a 300B SET, I think your set up should sound very nice indeed. Keep posting as you get it set up.

    Welcome to AoS

    Adrian
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    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, Tannoy Legacy Arden 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

    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 Terry,

    Excellent introduction! We are of similar age, and not surprisingly have similar tastes in music and there is some overlap in equipment we have used (I still have a Quad 33/303 as a 'back up').

    Love the 'distressed' look of your equipment/record storage! I would imagine one would have to pay rather a lot for something like that, if bought from a bespoke audio salon.

    Enjoy the Forum
    Barry
    Barry

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