Richard A

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  • Turn Table
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ekos SE/ART-1000
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    G.N. PSU-10/PH-10
  • Digital Source 1
    Cyrus CDXT Signature
  • DAC
    Border Patrol SE
  • Pre-Amp
    Modwright LS36.5
  • Power Amp/s
    Modwright KW150SE
  • My Speakers
    Boenicke W8
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    Thanks David for such a thorough explanation. Much appreciated.
  2. Richard A

    Jokes, old or new

    Ade, one of the few good things about being of pensionable age is that my memory disappeared at the same rate as my hair. So all jokes are new to me, I can watch television repeats till kingdom come and, of course, I’m old enough to have seen all the good bands.
  3. Richard A

    Jokes, old or new

    That’s just brilliant Bazzer!
  4. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    I’ve just checked the invoice for the W8/Swingbase that I bought new from Elite around 18 months ago. There was no postage charge - unless it was hidden in the cost of the speakers. I live in the Channel Islands so about as far removed from Elite in Scotland as it is possible to be and still be in the British Isles. I had them on a 30 day trial - possibly had I returned them I may have had to pay the postage both ways, I never asked. £250 return does seem excessive though. I sold a pretty heavy valved pre-amp to a guy in Northern Ireland and the courier charge was around £60 from memory.
  5. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    Sober! It’s a bank holiday! Actually I am, as just about to go and lose a few golf balls. Agree very much that a broken in pair of W8s will give you a much better idea of the Boenicke sound than a new pair of W5s. If you do go down the W8 route then factor in the budget for a Swingbase - vital if you have carpet. The Yorkshire ones are much cheaper than the Swiss versions - Maverick can explain. A home demo is vital, whichever model you choose, as the sound is a bit Marmitey (not sure if that’s a word!) And yes, they sound very good at low levels, I very rarely play music at ear bleeding levels, I’m a bit ancient for that. Good luck and let us know how you get on.
  6. Richard A

    Audia Flight Owner's Club

    Looks great Nigel. Looking forward to your review with the ATC passives.
  7. Richard A

    WTD: iCubes LP Storage

    I hope you find someone who actually received theirs! I waited five months and all I received was excuses. Thankfully PayPal refunded me without question. Reading reviews, it seems I am far from the only one. Good luck!
  8. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    Morning chaps, Just catching up after a rather long day in Jersey yesterday watching our rugby team against theirs. A spirited performance against a team that was nearly promoted to the Premiership this season and we lost by a converted try (I think, things were a little hazy by the end). Can heartily recommend East Midlands airport and I'd certainly sooner fly there than any of the London airports. Excellent taxi service with their own desk at the airport and a fare of around £12 from memory. As I'm a grumpy old bugger who does not want Led Zeppelin at 110 decibels from the next room at 2 a.m., I stay just up the road at the Yew Lodge hotel, part of the Great Western chain. Around £80 a night. Tend not to eat there but usually join the Scottish islands/Cornish travellers for an Indian the night before the show set-up. The organisers of Kegworth could not have chosen a better venue in my opinion. Hope this helps.
  9. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    Thanks Duckworp. Nice pix. Best I sell a few vital organs then. 😳
  10. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    I dread to think! Beer involved possibly.
  11. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    First of course. It is Swiss.
  12. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    Thanks Duckworp, Be fascinated to see pictures if you or someone else is able to post.
  13. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    Fascinating HouseElf, never heard of this brand until your original post but glad you are happy. Do hope you can bring it to Kegworth next year (and the W5s of course)
  14. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    Morning chaps, Bank holiday down here so been taking time to read the threads properly as I started the current round off a few pages back. Just to reiterate, I still like my W8s very much but they don't seem to be happy bed partners with my new cartridge (ART-1000) - on certain recordings. I underline that because, on better recordings, they still sound utterly beguiling - Rodrigo Y Gabriella's Mettavolution I am playing virtually daily because it sounds so good. I play a lot of acoustic guitar/female vocalists and the sound on most is as good as it gets - but, for instance, on Joni Mitchell's Blue, which I have owned since the early seventies, it just sounds harsh - Joni Mitchell as fish-wife. So back to my original question - has anyone heard speakers with similar imaging properties to Boenicke (which is what sold them to me)? Or to put it another way - if Boenickes were suddenly banned and impounded by the measurists, which make/speaker would you choose instead? Richard
  15. Richard A

    boenicke Owners Club

    I perhaps should have pointed out that I do not find any harshness in the digital side of my system though I don’t use it for serious listening. It’s a CD player, I don’t use streaming.