JUST IN - A Quote From This Year's Main Sponsor Elite Audio

'Quite simply the best show we have ever had the pleasure to exhibit! Huge amounts of enthusiasm from so many Wammers who clearly share our passion for music. Can't wait for next year..........'

Mark Cargill - CEO Elite Audio


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About TheFlash

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    What a Wammer
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  • Location
    Spookily nr Scalford
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Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Rega RP6, Gyro SE
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Illustrious,2M Black
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Rega MM, Jolida JD9
  • Digital Source 1
    Arcam CD23T
  • Digital Source 2
    S'box, linear PSU
  • DAC
    iRDAC, linear PSU
  • Integrated Amp
    Arcam A38/P38, A39
  • My Speakers
    ProAc D30R,Celef LS8
  • Headphones
    Grado RS1, X-CANS
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade
  1. Unfollowing the "JBCobra is a complete knob thread and here he is to present compelling evidence" thread. What an arse. It went downhill from the laughable 25% stat, and I hate it when people say LOL when they're really not laughing out loud at all. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I would "like" this, except for beardy. [emoji848] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Another perspective might be that he has already been held accountable and felt the fuller force of the law than if he were to appear in court. Just sayin' Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Eclectic mix over last couple of hours Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Not sure why SEBTP is upside down.., Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. A double winner of course, because I would win the Best System for Under £1000 competition by a mile. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Top Wammer! I'd need one of the bigger rooms of course because of the Super T-Bass. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. You need cables for lifters to work; you just have wires. [emoji6] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Yes but no connection! Unless you have a tweaked version of this in bedroom 3. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I saw this in a local charity (hospice) shop and think it might just need a Nordost power cable to make it sing. [emoji848] It comes with speakers so is probably pretty well matched. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I forgot to mention this is the Super T Bass model and has an Eco button. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I want to give a middle-aged shout-out (as Shaun Keaveny says on Radio 6 Music) to a fellow wammer and there's no obvious area of the forum in which to do this - sort of Spirit of the Wam without the kit... I'm at my man-cave in Kendal where Stylesound (Mike) lives. Six months ago I posted seeking guidance on first-time-ever turntable set-up (CD sounded better than vinyl) and Mike offered to pop in. Fast forward to this week when I've got a load of DIY etc done and the place is truly habitable, and he came over on Tuesday and gave my Gyro SE/OL Illustrious/Ortofon 2M Black the once-over; surprisingly it got a clean bill of health except for tracking weight being a bit heavy and we concluded I just needed to run the cartridge in for a while. He then invited me round to his place where I went on Wednesday - it's a mad, intoxicating Aladdin's Cave of vintage kit and he entertained me to music, made me coffee, showed me his workshop/shed, etc for a fantastic couple of hours. Stunned me too with his all-Pioneer (including speakers!) system which sounded seriously impressive. That's a good dose of quality wamming, much appreciated. To be continued in both directions I hope. Top man. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I have replaced all my mains cables with LAT AC-2, usually bought used on eBay for say £60 a pop vs 3 or more times that new. They're well put together, reassuringly chunky etc. I haven't done a listening test and don't intend to. In the opinion of some I have clearly wasted my money. I can live with that. You asked which cable to choose not whether you should replace the stock ones at all. I'd say if both are equally well-engineered, there is no point in going for the more expensive one. And unless a used one has splits to the outer jacket you could save yourself some dosh by considering a secondhand example of either. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. True. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Having said that... I'm slowly working my way toward exhibiting and could imagine drawing components from my two setups in a new combo to see what they sound like. I also spent a hugely rewarding evening (post to follow) with a fellow Wammer who is seriously into vintage kit; I loved the main gig but the surprise highlight was a "just come up to my bedroom" moment (steady! This is a family show!) where I heard what was fundamentally a single brand (including speakers) Japanese system which sounded awesome and would probably cost around £1k today. If my Premium Bonds came up I'd be making an offer and would have Scalford in mind. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Who's Dave!? You'd better ask Dave (that's his username; I have always presumed it was his real name too, but he might really be Gladys). He exhibited at Scalford in 2017 and 2015 at least. My real point is that when I enter Dave's Cave (patent pending) at Scalford, I don't really care or therefore notice what the source is, I just love the sound. I then start to look around the room and work out what is coming from and going to where, but that's secondary to the auditory experience. I presume Dave thinks this year's collection sounds good to him or he wouldn't exhibit it. I really do struggle with the concept of someone pulling together a system for Scalford on the basis that "what is special to one individual may not be special to many others" i.e. which they don't like themselves but others might. Usually people simply (ahem, cough) decant their own systems from home. Or maybe I'm being naive.
  14. Good point. I had naively assumed that the aim was for an individual to build a system with which they were so impressed they wanted to share the joyous experience at Scalford. Ticking both of your boxes. I'm not sure building an impressive/quirky system for Scalford which you don't actually like or like the sound of is in the spirit of the challenge, but what do I know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Why does it matter? Surely it's the sound that counts. Dave could do this for a lot less than £1000 but he's not a newbie and is probably not under 40. Probably. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Agreed. If the owner likes the sound, it doesn't matter what the source or anything else is. Not in this game. [emoji846] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk