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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
  • DAC
    Pro-ject DAC Box S
  • Pre-Amp
    Mastersound PHL5 v1
  • Power Amp/s
    Icon Audio MB845 SE
  • My Speakers
    Quad 989
  • Headphones
    BeyerDynamic DT990, 600 Ohm
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Lurch

    What's yer bits'n'bobs ?

    Yep. Last April I took my MFA SUT to Peters (Orbscure) place and we had a bit of fun using the mm stage in his amp, then a loan Vida and finally the Vida mm stag and my SUT using a Hana SL. The SUT feeding the amp was as detailed as the Vida but with more punch and bass weight. The Vida had more space, air and delicacy, I guess you could say it was more polite. But damn, the Vida MFA combo had it all, punch, weight, space air and delicacy. Though possibly this was due to the fact that the MFA could give the desired 400+ ohms the SL needed.
  2. Lurch

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Come on you lot get typing. Only 45 more pages and we can get this thread locked.
  3. Lurch

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    Can we get the thread title changed to, A cure for Insomnia, or do we need it to reach the usual 50+ pages for that to happen?
  4. Lurch

    Does rfi makes a system sound brighter?

    I believe it was dog farts and chicken farts.
  5. Lurch

    Puritan Mains Purifier - anyone tried

    Joolz, do you want me to bring my Power Inspred AG1500S mains regen unit to your BO to give it a try??
  6. Lurch

    Vinyl is a life’s journey

    Arrgh, family outings as a child, don't remind me. Happily playing in the new forest or on the beach and then being forced to sit on a blanket to eat either a luke warm salad with cold baked beans, or fish paste sarnies accompanied by piss weak orange squash (my mother used to use squash as a colouring rather than a flavouring). The best bit about the trips was fighting with my sister in the backseat over amount of space or the blanket if it was cold.
  7. Lurch

    What's the point?

    Tape circuits, who the hell tapes shit these days?
  8. Lurch

    Vinyl is a life’s journey

    With.... The Mike Sam singers, God what a travesty that was. My father though loved it and used to sing along. And after the chart show there was Alexis corner, a great show that. As to record memories yep got a few. First album I bought with Xmas & birthday money was Wizards Wizard Brew, also bought a couple of singles at the same time, the Strawbs, you can't get me I'm part of the union, ELO 10538 Oveture. Bought from W. H. Smiths.
  9. Any integrated can be used as a power amp, you just plug the pre into a line in, open volume control wide, and use the pre for volume control.
  10. That is not an incase, its a stone cold certainty if you go for one of the lower end Cambridge Topaz CD players. I bought a Topaz cd10, 3 years ago and it sounded disgusting, so much so I got shot of it after a week. It was easily beaten on SQ by a 90s Cambridge CD500SE a friend lent me. I have a Sony CDP-791 (X111ES) sitting here doing nothing I'd be happy to ship out to you if your interested. It has fixed and variable analog + optical outputs, and is a superb sounding unit.
  11. Lurch

    Wtd: pair matched 845 valves

    Speak to Robin, I believe he has a pair.
  12. So what on the menu? Are you donning your frilly pinny and firing up the bbq or are we munching on old record sleeves?
  13. Looks like you've got a full house on the southcoast posse.
  14. Lurch

    Cartridge run in

    The M2 Black, whilst a damn fine mm cart, is very finicky when it comes to setup and needs all 3 elements (azimuth, apogee & vta) to be spot on to give of its best. I would see if your dealer can fit a Hana EL for you especially if you have an inbuilt/fixed loading mc input as the EL is happy with the standard 100ohm loading this would give. The SL, whilst happy to work with 100ohm, really gives of its best when given the recommended 400+ ohms, at which point you would need to spend serious money (£1000+) to beat it. You could also look at the H variants (high output) of the Hana if you only have access to an mm phonostage. Your tt, even in its standard guise, is pretty good so if a cart change doesn't give you what you want/feel you should have, then I would suspect the arm as being the problem. In this case I would look at getting an exchange for an rb303 or a Rega geometry variant (Origin Live Onyx/Silver, Audiomods etc).