Speedracer

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About Speedracer

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    Wammer
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Personal Info

  • Location
    Ferndown
  • Real Name
    Brook

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Garrard 401
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Jelco SA 750D/ AT33P
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Welborne Labs +SUT
  • Digital Source 1
    Jungson Moon Harbor
  • Pre-Amp
    Consonance Basie
  • Power Amp/s
    Art Audio Quintet
  • My Speakers
    Triangle Antal Mk1
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Speedracer

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Very impressive, would like to hear that. Yes by the way my rack is a Blox unit, in fact it is John's old one which I bought & wrapped in white gloss vinyl.
  2. Speedracer

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Thanks very much, appreciated. The turntable is on a wall shelf yes, but I have done a "belt & braces" job by adding a couple of chrome tubes vertically, more to protect the amp just in case rather than any real danger of the turntable coming down. I am an artist by trade, so I think I have a good eye with design & colour, thank you so much for your compliments.
  3. Speedracer

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Thank you Antonio66 & Dave. I painted the Antals this time Dave, & made a much better job of it as well!
  4. Speedracer

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Well while we argue as to the correct title for this thread, here is a picture of my system. We only have a small space so a lot of thought, trial & yes error has led me to what I currently have & am more than happy with. Art Audio Quintet chrome power amp (modified). Audiozone Pre T-1 passive preamp. Denon HA 500 head amp. Welborne Labs Compleat MM hybrid valve/SS phono stage. Garrard 401 TT with Jelco SA 750D tonearm & either AT 33PTGii or Highphonic MC-R5 stereo carts & Denon DL-102 mono cart. Triangle Antal mki loudspeakers. Tellurium Q Ultra blue 'speaker cables, Audioplan Musicable interconnects. Oh & a Sony SACD player, don't know the model number (or care really).
  5. John, as there is a few phono stages here I would quite like to bring my Welborne MM & Denon HA500 to see how it fares against them if that is okay? If it falls behind then I know I will need to plan for a new one.
  6. I will try & see if my Triangles will fit in the Merc, they sound great here so I would be interested in how they sound in a different room with different kit if no-one minds?
  7. Speedracer

    Triangle signature theta

    I am not questioning your view in any way, just for balance I have a pair of Triangle Antals mk1's with a Art Audio Quintet valve amp & together they make beautiful music. I myself hate bright & forward sounding systems, so maybe pairing them with a valve amp tames the brightness? Not had a SS amp for years now so no idea how that combination sounds.
  8. Speedracer

    Recommend me a phono stage

    So much choice with the budget you have, & pretty much all great options, although for my two 'penneth' I thing the EAR mentioned above is a bit overrated. Only three years ago they could be had for around £500, & even at that price I chose against one more than once, of course it comes down to what flavour you like, but I would be looking for a Art Vinyl One if I were in your shoes. Trilogy & the Vertere in the classifieds would also be good IMO.
  9. Speedracer

    2020 Spreadsheet Now Live

    Ooh, aren't we on the ball! Thanks Peter.
  10. Speedracer

    2020 Spreadsheet Now Live

    I would really appreciate it if we could have the same room as this year, number 19 on the ground floor, is it enough to make that request here or do I have to send a message to someone? By some miracle I got through the weekend okay without using my walking stick but it is highly unlikely that will happen again & being close to the back loading doors & not having to negotiate stairs was an absolute godsend.
  11. Speedracer

    2020 Spreadsheet Now Live

    Done. Really enjoyed my first time as Robin's wingman so reversing roles this time.
  12. Speedracer

    Wam show 2019 photos

    This is the only slight regret I have over the weekend, myself & Robin (Wizmax) shared the room & kit & thought we would be able to take it in turns to spend some time going to our fellow exhibitors rooms to check out the sounds, but apart from just two quiet spells of 10 minutes we were overwhelmed by the sheer number of visitors to come through our door & blown away by everyone's enthusiasm & interest in our kit. We absolutely loved the weekend, it promised much & delivered so much more, we have a really special community we have, made by some really special people, bring on next year.
  13. Speedracer

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Ooh they look a bit nice Jake, nice one.
  14. Speedracer

    Newbies at Kegworth 2019

    I think as a fit for purpose venue the hotel met our needs perfectly. Easy to get to for most, easy to get vehicles close to doors facilitating easy loading & unloading, the staff were pleasant & stayed out of the way allowing us to get on with what we were doing, not too posh, reasonable prices let us semi trash the rooms by dismantling furniture, breakfast was adequate, beer wasn't overpriced as most hotels do with a captive gathering; all in all I think it did the job very well, more than happy if we are there next year as well.