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Im Paul, longtime Wammer, part time AoSer and infrequent pinkfisher. Have got bored with the Wam and AoS .... Well, I'm here now!
I run a small hodgepodge of kit, main source is a Chromecast audio but i have a teac t1 and rega planar 2. Digital goes through a teac t1 DAC and all go into a rotel rc850. Then it's either an HH S500D or out the tapeloop, through a DACT passive and into a pair of Mullard 5 -20 mono blocks into Tannoy Cheviots.
I have a squeezebox touch but since iOS 11 won't run the Logitech app I've started to use Plex to feed the Chromecast. All sounds very nice and the convenience means I play more music - which must be the main thing!
I host the odd bake off (I live near Preston) so I hope to meet some of you soonish
Quick q - can I use Tapatalk or similar here?
Bake-offs - yes please. I just wish there were more down souf, they seem to have become a midland and norf thing. If I try = silence (see Audio Talk).
David Brook hi-fi obsessive for over 40 years, dealer and general normal bloke with wife and 2 kids. Own loads of turntables too many to mention, favourite is Garrard 401, pride and joy is a modified Studer B67 R2R but the tapes are just too b..y expensive to buy!
Met RD at a recent bake off I organized in my shop, decent bloke and maker of superb sounding phono stages, nuff sed.
Next one in Huddersfield in 2-3 weeks and please make sure you book a hotel room BEFORE turning up chief!
NVA BMU / WTL Versalex / Transfiguration Axia /NVA Phono2 w/ 2nd PSU / GSP Revelation C / Vortexbox Appliance NAS Server / Sonore microRendu USB streamer w/ LPSU / Chord 2Qute USB dac / NVA P90sa / NVA A80MK2 (bass) / NVA A70 MK2 (tweeters) / NVA Cube 1 / NVA TIS MK1 / NVA SSPMK2 / NVA LS6 / NVA AP10H (& 1x additional PS) / Audeze LCD-2
You have PM.David Brook wrote: ↑Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:42 pmNext one in Huddersfield in 2-3 weeks and please make sure you book a hotel room BEFORE turning up chief!
I'm a recent empty nester and looking to get back into "sensible" hifi.
I remember a colleague having some NVA kit years ago and being impressed by it. I was surprised to find whilst perusing ebay that it was still being made some 20 years on.
I followed the links from eBay to this site, and have lurked for a few weeks to get a feel for the place.
I'll be up front and admit, that as a newbie to hifi fora, I'm fairly surprised at the antagonism there is between the various sites ref the smaller manufacturers, but I suppose these days it's a small market and there's bound to be some fun and games.
Anyway, I want to build a system based on my only bit of kit I have left from my student days, a Technics SL150 with a SME 3009 arm. No cartridge at the moment and open to suggestions.
I'd prefer small footprint amps etc, and I have been offered a Pioneer Rt 909 reel to reel, so I'd need a tape loop.
Sorry, I should have added that I'll need a CD player too. Over the last 20 years or so, I've had a succession of Aiwa and Sony mini systems due to domestic convenience, but now all the offspring are off to university, I can indulge in separate components again.