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  • Turn Table
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Digital Source 1
    MacMini running A+3
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    MacBook Pro
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    It's in the amp
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    Naim Audio Supernait
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    KEF LS50
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Tristan

    Henley Designs 5 tier solid cherry rack.

    Apologies for the delay. Sorry now sold :-) Tris
  2. Tristan

    Wifi Hifi - a user's thoughts after 2 years

    I've now switched to a full streaming setup too. Currently running a Naim Supernait into Kef LS50s which are being fed via the digital out of a MacMini. It has been optimised for use as a transport only. No monitor or keyboard etc. I run Audivarna + as the music player, which has settings that switch off all extraneous features when you hit play. You can control it via an app on your iPhone or iPad. I can also use my MacBook Pro to connect directly to the Mini should I need to adjust anything in the OS. Sound quality wise, it's very impressive. I tested it against a Naim ND5 XS2 dedicated streamer and to be frank, the MacMini was just as good, maybe even slightly better? (that test saved me a good chunk of cash!). I also signed up to a 3 month free trial of Tidal and I must say I'm mighty impressed with not only the quality, but also the selection available. I first dipped my toe into the streaming life with a pair of AVi ADM9.1 Rss and an AEX, which I enjoyed a lot, but got ultimately frustrated with issues of drop out from the AEX and audible "clicks" every now and then. The current setup is faultless in this respect. The sound quality is also far superior when compared to the AEX (which can only do 16bit-48khz). All in all, I'm very pleased with the setup I now have and I have no urge to go back to a full rack of boxes and shelling out hundreds of pounds a year on vinyl and CDs!
  3. Had this for many many years and it's done a stellar job. I've seriously downsized my system recently so this is a bit pointless now and looked weird with just an amp and mac mini on it! Constructed out of solid cherry wood with toughened glass shelves. Has cable management built in too. Still a very stylish looking rack, in my opinion. Collection from Leeds, or I'm willing to drive an hour and thirty minutes in any direction to meet up etc (I'm nice like that) I bought this new when I worked at Audio Excellence in Worcester and even with my staff discount it was around £300 Offers around £100 please :-)
  4. You'll struggle finding a 440mla (trust me I've tried!) MLBs are fairly common though and I can recommend them highly.
  5. Tristan

    WTD - Double width rack

    Tidywires, (John) has just listed one for sale, right here in the classifieds
  6. Tristan


    Now sold. Many thanks for the interest.
  7. Tristan

    Can you help with pricing here please?

    It's got a Naim Armageddon on it. (That's the NAP SA) HTH
  8. One for the DIY brigade here. I've got an Anaview Class D module going spare if anyone fancies building themselves an amp? Can be run in either balanced or single ended mode (manual and what not is on the web). Pretty decent little thing. I was going to build a power amp for my workshop, but have gone down a different path. It's got a loom with it, but it's been cut, so if you want to use the additional features you'll need to pick up a loom of the web (they're about £12 from memory). Speaker binding posts, IEC socket and RCAs shown in the picture are not included. Looking for £200 posted Or collect from Leeds for £190
  9. Tristan


    Thanks, Andy :-)
  10. Tristan


    Weekend bump :-)
  11. Tristan

    Fs: primaluna prologue 1

    I can vouch for it sounding very nice, when I heard it. Good luck with the sale, Steve.
  12. Tristan

    WTD Cheapo bookshelf speakers

    I've got a pair of Pro-ject Box 5s in white. Teeny tiny little things, but a bit over your budget at £125
  13. Tristan


    Haha, thanks Graham. It is indeed a fine deck :-)
  14. Tristan


    Finally finished ripping my vinyl collection, so the turntable that I built for that purpose is now surplus to requirements. This started out as an SL1210, but as you can see from the pictures there has been the odd modification! Mods are the following Smoothed and refinished plinth. I've done a few of these and this one is the best so far. It's had all the unused sections filled (p38 body-filler) then primed, wet sanded, primed again, then painted in Kia Titanium Silver (useful to know if it ever needs touching up). After painting the plinth was again wet sanded and then polished using Maquire's products. Pitch control has been deleted, target light deleted, strobe deleted, internal power supply removed. Fitted with an MCRU (Longdog Audio) External regulated PSU. Tonearm is a Rega RB250, rewired with Incognito Cardas cable (continuous run). RB300 end stub and tungsten counterweight. Cartridge is an Audio Technica AT440mlb. Approximately 100 hours or so. 4 x 50mm Sorbothane hemispheres for the feet. Deck-saver dust cover. Looking for £750, which I think is pretty reasonable when you total up all the bits? I have a brand new custom made box, so postage is no problem, but due to the weight etc this will be quite pricey. Probably around £35 fully insured. However more than happy for personal collection from Leeds. Or I can meet you somewhere in the middle if that helps? Lastly apologies for the poor lighting in the photos. It's a bit dark in here this evening! IMG_5576 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr IMG_5577 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr IMG_5578 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr IMG_5579 by Tristan Kelly, on Flickr
  15. Tristan

    Arcam AirDAC. Boxed and mint.

    Now sold.