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About MarginWalker

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  • Turn Table
    Thorens TD160
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Nagaoka MP11 Boron
  • Digital Source 1
    chromecast audio
  • Integrated Amp
    Rega Brio R
  • My Speakers
    Rega RS1
  • Headphones
    Grado SR60i

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  1. I’m sure there are drawers that go in the Ikea storage systems, that way you could just pull out a drawer and search for your records that way.
  2. Hi Serge, Thanks for your reply. The amp is solid state so no issue with having no load. It is a Rega brio r. I have had it running through a QED speaker box with no issue and no obvious volume difference (the only problem is the flimsy binding posts). i will buy myself a project box and some good quality binding posts and switches (if you have any recommendations for switches it would be appreciated). I imagine hooking it all up is pretty straightforward? + to + and so on? Thanks Phil
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    Speaker switch

    After buying a couple of speaker switches which have ended up breaking and trying to find a well built, reasonsbly priced one with decent quality binding posts without success I have decided that building one myself might be the best solution. Other than adding new interconnects to my turntable I haven't done any soldering or circuit building since GCSE physics so am looking for some advice. I need the switch to allow me to play one or both sets of speakers at the same time. One set is 6ohm and the other is 8ohm. My first question is do I need to include resistors or is it simply a case of wiring up the binding posts to the switches? if anyone has made anything similar or can offer me any advice on my first DIY hifi project I would be very grateful. Thanks, Phil
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    Hi all, I am beginning my first foray into streaming and would like to get a starter DAC to se what all the fuss is about. Budget is about £100ish and ideally I am looking for something with optical and USB inputs (something like the Schiit Modi über would be ideal) but would consider something with just optical input too. Let me know if you have anything suitable. Thanks Phil
  5. Thanks for all the advice guys. I think perhaps I might actually be better off going with a dedicated DAC and keeping my current headphone amp. Any suggestions for a small form DAC with optical and USB inputs for no more than £150?
  6. Sorry, meant to say it will need rca inputs too as I often listen to my records on headphones.
  7. Hi all, i have a Creek headphone amp and currently no DAC, and I want to move into streaming/digital audio to suplllement my vinyl listening. Is it possible to find a Dac/headphone amp combo, that will also feed the DAC signal out to my amp, to replace the Creek? After a bit of searching I haven't been able to find anything suitable. I would buy a separate dac but I'd like to keep the box count down if possible. Thanks Phil
  8. I've heard good things about the Kralk BC30s. They are designed to be placed very close to a wall.
  9. Hi Malcolm, Sorry, I haven't been online in a couple of days. I had a PM from someone else a day before you asking for this, so I think it's only fair I give him first dibs. I'll be in touch if he doesn't want it any more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I have a project phono MM/MC that you can have for £25 posted if you decide you do want a stop gap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Have you got equipment under the turntable? When I had a rega I had it on top of a sideboard with the amp , power bricks and plug adaptor inside the cabinet underneath the TT. I had an awful him when I first set it up but discovered that when I moved the adaptor away and to one side the hum went. Certainly worth trying before any dismantling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. What a lovely looking thing. How is the phono stage? Also, excuse my ignorance, but how does one select the source? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. You have pm re the systemdek.
  14. Is this the gold or the standard? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. That's what i thought, but i can't see any reason why they would be fine with a digital source, but less than perfect when listening to records?