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    Hello all

    Andr'e from Yorkshire. Ex Hi-Fi enthusiast/Prog Rock nut case. All that stuff is now behind the door where being outspoken about such subjects are concerned

    For Vinyl & Cassette playback i use a modest early 70s Hi-fi system in the living room & a CD player with Headphone unit + headphones in the spare room.. All of which ill put some pickkies up at a later date..

    Music tastes these days: For people who have known me for years will not know ive been a Depeche Mode fan since they very first single came out, something i have not really told anyone. lol.. But main listening is generally chilling out with 70's Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze..
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    Hi Andre,

    Welcome back! Looking forward to your contributions on the subjects you're passionate about. Enjoy!

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    Nice to “see” you Andr’e, it’s been a while. I always think of you every time I see my RAMs... and I do recall you telling me once about your “guilty pleasure” music tastes!

    Look forward to seeing some piccies of your current systems. Most of my stuff is in storage at present as we moved a few weeks ago and waiting to get the flooring sorted before I stick some hi-fi in every available space. See you around buddy.
    Alex

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    Hi Alex

    Is that the famous Cheap as Chip system with the RAM's? I bet that made a lot sit back & think, i know cos the same thing happened to me years ago when i accidently put some stuff together id not heard before & basically was the deciding point for me switching to Vintage gear. especially the stuff that was & still is under the radar..

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    Howdy! Welcome to AOS.

    Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in 1968 View Post
    Hi Alex

    Is that the famous Cheap as Chip system with the RAM's? I bet that made a lot sit back & think, i know cos the same thing happened to me years ago when i accidently put some stuff together id not heard before & basically was the deciding point for me switching to Vintage gear. especially the stuff that was & still is under the radar..
    The very same, RAM 150s. Couldn't part with them, though I think Audio Al is the RAM aficionado now - he might have a full set! The CAC systems did make a few people think. I remember one guy almost crying as he'd spent £50k on his system and he thought ours sounded better!

    I still love music, but faffing around with hi-fi not so much, well, not the expensive kind at least! Still have far too much kit, though...
    Alex

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    Hi Andre. Good to see you .

    I see you've already joined in the chat.

    I don't mind Depeche Mode, but always used to say that their music sounded like somebody was kicking a metal dustbin around in the background .

    Geoff.
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    I like Depeche Mode, Speak and Spell has always been my favourite album though

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Hi Andre. Good to see you .

    I see you've already joined in the chat.

    I don't mind Depeche Mode, but always used to say that their music sounded like somebody was kicking a metal dustbin around in the background .

    Geoff.
    Regarding the 'Construction Time Again' LP you are not far off Bashing pipes on handrails etc was exactly what it was, The use of the EMU Emulator sampling keyboard what they tool of choice back then..All those sounds sampled via the keyboard..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfyCcbmK8Vk

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