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My system will be my newly acquired A20/P20, Inspire TT/Koetsu Rosewood, Graham Slee phono stage, sound cords throughout, Ls1 cable and choice of speakers, Proacs super tabs, AVI Neutron monitors, Living Voice.
All welcome, can accommodate as many who wish to come.
Bit of background, coming from valves to NVA and being astounded the above setup has seen off a few (very expensive) toob friends systems.
One example is a dealer buddy of mine to whom I sold my Audio Innovations 500, he came round to collect it and asked why I was selling off all my valve gear to which I showed him the diddy NVA setup, his remark was, Oh, are they still going ?
I said it was that good he could bring anything round and compare, he rather smugly agreed and turned up the next day with a fully modded Linn lp12 (I know, sigh) Pathos twin towers toob amp and big Tannoy red Lancaster's.
It sounded OK with a little too much echo and with almost a reverb quality to it, bass was like a bucket of gravel being shaken about, he thought it was the dogs, his vinyl of choice was J L Hookers the Healer.
I proceeded to put my system on using Willie Nelson's Stardust playing through the Avi's. Within the first 2/3 minutes I could see his face drop and confusion set in, I could actually see him trying to figure it out, he said he couldn't believe he'd turned up with 10k's worth and it had been spanked.
He began to check over his Linn making excuses etc, I told him the best thing to do was get a hacksaw and trim 6 inches off each end as it would fit in the bin better !
So, for this bake-off there will be some heavy hitters coming with various tube gear and ls35a nutter buddies of mine too.
Anyone with other NVA gear, especially phono stages would be great to further ram home the point.
PS, my Avi's are modded with steel plate and wadding removed and yes, sound alot better.
Let me know subjectivists.
I live alone in this my heaven, in my love (and) in my songs.
They came alive on the end of the A20/P20 so much so they have been in situ since receiving the NVA. Everyone is impressed by the combination.