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  • Birthday 13/02/1958

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  • Turn Table
    LP12 pre cirkus
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ittok (black) /DV10x
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    NVA phono 2 (double)
  • Digital Source 1
    Sony CDP XB930
  • Integrated Amp
    Onix OA20
  • Pre-Amp
    NVA P50
  • Power Amp/s
    NVA A40's
  • My Speakers
    Rega ela mk1
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I have Ela mk 1's and place them on spiked stone slabs. This helps tighten up the base - the stone slabs are weighty enough to make sure that the slab spikes penetrate the carpet, and underlay, to make good contact with the concrete floor. It may be different with the mk 2's, but the weight of the speaker alone wasn't enough to get the supplied spikes to get through the carpet/underlay and make good contact with the floor.
  2. I think that my system "comes on song" after it has been turned on for a while (note careful use of "think" ). Could it be that the power supply transformers take time to reach an equilibrium (temperature/coils settling in as the metres of wire expand, whatever). I don't think it is a matter of "burning in" as the effect has been noticeable for several years. Mind you, I am perfectly happy to accept that it is all expectation/my mood. As others have said; enjoy.
  3. Change from ADC XLM cartridge to Linn K9
  4. When you say "education" do you mean just yours or are you intending to use as a teaching aid? If teaching aid, the picoscope is excellent as you can run it through your computer to projector/smartboard.
  5. I don't know the Black, but recently "downgraded" from Dynavector 20x to a 10x5 (Ihad a 10x5 before the 20x) and realised that I had been missing the dynamic/fun aspects of the 10x5. To put in to context, I have previously used Ortofon MC25fl and along with the 20x found the presentation a little too "polite" at times. The 10x5 copes with all my records, regardless of age/previous abuse (many are second hand). It just seems to be very robust and a confident tracker. If you have an old Dynavector lurking somewhere remember that you will be able to use as trade in as Dynavector seem to have increased their prices by a considerable amount over the last few years.
  6. Texas at Ipswich Regent 12th September - brilliant performance last time I saw them
  7. Denon PMA 350 - brilliant amp (but then I am biased )
  8. guy.

    Rescue dogs

    Only just seen this thread and feel the need to mention my experience. Seven years ago my youngest daughter showed me a picture of a rescue Staffie in a nearby rescue centre (I had been moaning about how much I missed having a dog). We visited several times, I felt awful leaving the dog at the kennels each time we left. On advice from the RSPCA, I installed 6 foot wire net fencing around our garden as the Staffie we met had managed to pull her claws out trying to escape from the kennels by climbing the perimeter fence. We had a home inspection and interview once I had completed the work and were finally approved to take on the dog. We had two or three sleepless nights as Tia was stir crazy by the time she came to us and craved attention. I changed my alarm clock settings so that I could be up earlier in the morning to take her for a walk. I had to get off my backside, regardless of the weather, to take her for an evening walk. The process of adopting a dog requires hard work, care and devotion - very like having children in my opinion! BUT, in return we have a beautiful, funny, relaxed, gentle and happy dog/member of our family/pack. She has kept me sane when work has been stressful and improved my general health - I wouldn't have walked for a couple of hours a day without her. Someone in an earlier post said that we need to remember what Staffies were bred for. This applies to any dog, we also need to remember that they were called "nanny dogs" as they were trusted to look after small children. Any dog can become a problem if they are owned by an arsehole with an ego problem. There are lots of Staffies in kennels because there are lots of arseholes in this country. Please do consider taking on a rescue dog, but be aware that you will need to adjust your life to cater for its needs.
  9. Hi Abbot, Have you tried swapping connections to your phono stage (just a thought about where the distortion may be coming from).
  10. I have led a sheltered life - what is it?
  11. I feel the other way about Crown and Dulux on gloss paint, and would always buy Crown in future. I painted all my skirtings a few years ago (prior to new carpets being fitted) with Dulux white gloss. They started going cream within a year. When I went to a trade store rather than B & Q, they told me that paint manufacturers made different formulations for superstores and that there had been a number of people asking for their advice about a similar problem recently. They recommended Crown and it certainly has remained white.
  12. guy.

    one word daily

    I think that with this game you are not supposed to let other people know what you intend - just go with the flow. See AOS to get an idea of the way it can be done
  13. Not wanting to be thought of as "more of a taker than a giver " I have decided to make a contribution to the community by starting a thread here (ok I admit that I have taken the idea from another forum ) If I could start off: Inane.