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  1. #31
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

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    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.


    +1 with BIG bells on! Sorry to hear you've tested positive, Steve. Hopefully (and you'll be in our prayers) it won't amount to anything serious. Take care, mate, and keep us updated.

    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 the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    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.


    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!

  2. #32
    Join Date: Dec 2013

    Location: north

    Posts: 440
    I'm mick.


    Echoing every body else's concerns,hope you're not too ill with it.

    Mick, ( p.s - loved the Nice version of Karelia on your last show)
    Nothin' I do don't seem to work ,it only seems to make matters worse!. Jagger/Richards

  3. #33
    Join Date: Nov 2010

    Location: Chorley, Lancs

    Posts: 2,715
    I'm Mike.


    Stay safe dude, btw a new pair of speakers will definitely make you feel better, it’s a well known fact

    As the late Colonel Sanders once said
    "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken!!"

  4. #34
    Join Date: Mar 2008

    Location: Galashiels

    Posts: 13,624
    I'm inthescottishmafia.


    Just seen this, hope all will be well Steve.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

    Hunter S Thompson

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    Join Date: Jun 2015

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    I'm Lawrence.


    Hope you're feeling better today Steve

    Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk

  6. #36
    Join Date: May 2011

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    I'm Brian.



    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment . (Rumi )

    Korus Computer Audio music server
    JustBoom DAC . HRT Musicstreamer 2
    Amplifier : Sony TA FB740R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Western Electric 16AG

  7. #37
    Audio Al is offline Pishanto Specialist & Super-Daftee
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

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    I'm Allen.


    I need Kegworth to help my sanity Oh hold on maybe insanity


  8. #38
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 94,099
    I'm Grant.


    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    I need Kegworth to help my sanity Oh hold on maybe insanity

    or maybe a keg's worth
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    I know I'm goin' nowhere, and anywhere's a better place to be.

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  9. #39
    Join Date: Aug 2012

    Location: North East

    Posts: 3,547
    I'm Steve.


    Thanks everyone. I couldn't have been more misfortunate timewise to acquire Covid. 10 days without proper speakers. I have still managed to listen to some great music though courtesy of some tiny Q-acoustic speakers I use as surround speakers. Glad you enjoyed my last sho Mik, please keep listening in. I believe I am on the mend having less aches and pains as the days go by. It is my last day of isolation today. On a positive note I have almost burned in a new set of valves so not all time has been wasted. My focus at this time is on my good lady who is not well at all and causing me quite concern.
    Keep yourselves safe gentlemen and I will both see and hear you at NEBO 11.

  10. #40
    Join Date: Nov 2010

    Location: Chorley, Lancs

    Posts: 2,715
    I'm Mike.


    Hope the missus is feeling better soon mate, keep safe

    As the late Colonel Sanders once said
    "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken!!"

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