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About Lurch

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  • Location
    Chichester, W Sussex
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Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Brinkmann Bardo
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    OL Enc3C/Sumiko P'wd
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    MFA/Tron Seven (mm)
  • Digital Source 1
    Lector CDP-7TL mkiii
  • Digital Source 2
    Node2/MyCloud 2TB
  • Pre-Amp
    Mastersound PHL5 v1
  • Power Amp/s
    Icon Audio MB845 SE
  • My Speakers
    Usher Dancer M2 DMD
  • Headphones
    BeyerDynamic DT990, 600 Ohm
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Lurch

    Wireless streamers.

    Here is my headphone setup using a Chromecast Audio and a FiiO Taishan DAC (on left) that then feeds into the headphone amp (or a standard hifi amp in your case) Total cost of CCA & FiiO £45 +£5 for the optical lead. You could ignore the DAC and just use a 3.5 jack to 2 RCA Y lead initially if you wanted. This can then be run by either by your phone or computer for radio station/spotify etc selection. Chinese mini DACs similar to the FiiO can be had for around a fiver.
  2. Lurch

    Turntable Change ?

    Whilst I suggested earlier that you think about the Cranfield Rock that NSM may be selling. This like many decks 'better' than your current one would also tend to come without an arm at your budget, though you might be able to squeeze an RB250/300 aswell. So thinking further and with £1k to spend, I reckon you would be better of upgrading your cart and phono as this would get you a greater SQ imrovement, which your current deck is capable of supporting, probably into Quintet Black/Hana SL/OC9 territory. There is currently a 2M Black in the classifieds @ £300 (a significant step up from your current Blue) and would leave you with plenty to get a better PS. For example the 3 box NVA phonostage (PS + 2x PSU) for £475 delivered, also in the classifieds.
  3. Lurch

    Turntable Change ?

    Contact Non-Smoking Man (Jack) he is thinking about selling his Cranfield Rock. The Cranfield is a very different class of animal to the usual Townshend Rock/Elite 2 you normally see on fleabay.
  4. Lurch

    Valve info

    Cheers Nick, would definitely be interested in hearing the T2s.
  5. Lurch

    Valve info

    Box says Psvane T2 so thats what I quoted, also Psvane printed on gold base, cant see if T or Tii, either way they sound better than the pot belly.
  6. Lurch

    Used Dacmagic - plus or 100?

    Main difference is that the Plus can be used as a headphone amp as the selector dial acts as a volume pot when put in HPA mode.
  7. Lurch

    Valve info

    Black treasure on left
  8. Lurch

    Valve info

    I've just recently swapped the potbellyed SG 6SN7s in my IA MB845s for PsVanne CV181-T/2 (Black treasure) and very nice they are too. Not using the pair of SGs at the moment so happy to loan if you want to experiment. Replaced potbelly in photo.
  9. Lurch

    DAS Acoustics of Hungary: plinths

    Get them to build you an ersatz Gyrodec, you'd only have to find a motor and control box to complete the project.
  10. Lurch

    Bookshelf recommendations

    You have PM
  11. Lurch

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Here ya go, picked it up from fleabay, and fitted to my TT shelf using the built in bulldog clip. Think it was about £12.50 and I used Pritt stick to fix the on/off switch (with 3 brightness levels) to the back rail of the shelf.
  12. Over your budget but we'll worth it.
  13. Lurch

    Bookshelf recommendations

    @doctorjugglesI have a pair in the teak finish I'm looking to move on, if your interested give me a PM
  14. Lurch

    Spare mini jack to phono cable anyone?

    No. He's like a growing number of people who either don't want to help fund the Biased Broadcasting Corporation or see no point in wasting their life in front of the idiots lantern. I got rid of my telly, as apart from 18hrs a year of motorcycle racing (1 hr catchups of BT sport coverage on Channel 5 or whoever won the right each year) there was really only I'm a bellennd get me out of here/dickheads on ice or stuff of a similar intellectual vein on offer. Anything else requires the handing over of more money to get a duplication of these channels and maybe 1 or 2 decent streams amongst a plethora of additional dross.
  15. Lurch

    £100 phono stage upgrade

    @FrankDThere's one for sale on AoS for £47