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  1. #1
    Join Date: Oct 2020

    Location: Charente-Maritime, France

    Posts: 4
    I'm Andrew.

    Default Bonjour from South-west France

    About me
    Semi-retired business copywriter, PR consultant and editor, celebrating a 50-year interest in audio. Remembering when Tottenham Court Road was ‘Mecca’ and the place to go for early transistor amps like my Pioneer SA-500A, and others from Sansui, Trio, Nikko, Rotel...and Quad, of course. Nothing much has changed!

    My system
    A hotch-potch of new and vintage, a fair reflection of my financial situation since 1991, when I bought my first serious turntable! So, here goes:

    Space Deck/Hadcock GH242SE/Music Maker III cartridge + Concordant Excelsior/Explicit PSU + refurbed Quad 303 + Audio Note CD2.1x/II player + AN-K SPe and AX-2 speakers. The 303, CDP and speakers are keepers.

    Music
    Progressive rock to classical and back.

    Forum history
    Occasional contributor to a few, but mainly an-all Audio Note one devoted to fans of the brand. I’m hoping The Art of Sound will give me some fresh perspective on my system – also planning to chip in with the odd thought of my own, too.

    Have always been interested in vintage gear (Quad IIs, Leak Stereo 20, ESL57s and 63s etc have come and gone), so perhaps there’s a route different to the all-AN one I’m considering. Value for money has always been a major consideration and always will be.

    I’m looking forward to it!

    Andimac

  2. #2
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Toulouse, France

    Posts: 5,414
    I'm Kevin.

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    Salut from the real South-West of France.

    Welcome aboard.
    Kevin

    Too busy enjoying the music....

    European loan coordinator for Graham Slee HiFi system components..

  3. #3
    Join Date: Jul 2016

    Location: West Wales

    Posts: 125
    I'm Jonathan.

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    Welcome. Lovely neck of the woods. Holidayed in Lacanau-Ocean for about 15 years.

  4. #4
    Join Date: Oct 2020

    Location: Charente-Maritime, France

    Posts: 4
    I'm Andrew.

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    Rumbled on my very first post....South-west France sounds better than Centre-Ouest...or is it Ouest-Centre!

  5. #5
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Toulouse, France

    Posts: 5,414
    I'm Kevin.

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    Strictly speaking, it is South-West France, just not as far South-West.

    Lovely area though.
    Kevin

    Too busy enjoying the music....

    European loan coordinator for Graham Slee HiFi system components..

  6. #6
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 24,449
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Andrew,

    Nice introduction. There are plenty of vintage/classic equipment enthusiasts here, so you ought to feel at home.

    Enjoy the Forum
    Barry
    Barry

  7. #7
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 45,425
    I'm Geoff.

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    Hi Andrew. Welcome to AOS.

    Join in the chat and get to know the members, I'm sure you'll find plenty to interest you.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    The word is 'valves' in this country, not tubes. Tubes are what Smarties come in!

  8. #8
    Join Date: Oct 2020

    Location: Charente-Maritime, France

    Posts: 4
    I'm Andrew.

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    Thanks all for the warm welcome.

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