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About hlinden

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  • Turn Table
    Michell Gyro SE
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME309 Quintet Bronz
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    PS Audio Phono GCPH
  • Digital Source 1
    Arcam CDS27
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  • DAC
    Musical Fidelity m6s
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    Leema Tucana II
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    Audio Physic Avanti
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    Hifiman HE400i
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Gone! Thanks Myles.
  2. Anyone fancy trying the Meridian Explorer2 USB DAC? In original box but I can't guarantee I can find the USB cable (think it's micro-usb to USB-A?). Has MQA decoding so works a treat with Tidal for a small office system. Can slap it in an envelope and post for free, PM me.
  3. Hi, Selling a pair of mint boxed Elac B5 bookshelf speakers. Designed by Andrew Jones. Great imaging and soundstage. £100 plus shipping or local pickup in Southend, Essex. Used for a few months and have since been boxed up in the spare room. The girlfriend is telling me we have to many pairs of speakers
  4. hlinden

    What are you listening to right now?

    Just a wonderful full soundstage.
  5. hlinden

    What are you listening to right now?

    Just got this recommendation from Steve Guttenburgs latest video on YouTube (The Audiophiliac). Have to admit it's an amazing record, both musically and the recording quality. Plenty of depth and soundstage. Track 8 especially.
  6. hlinden

    What are you listening to right now?

    Can't beat a bit of Stan Getz and Sergio Mendes
  7. hlinden

    leaving a cd player on

    I think that's a thing of days gone by when it took a while for early transistors to "warm up" in amps, related to crap like slew rate etc I would guess (dont quote me on that). As long as the kit is fairly modern I'd say leave everything off when not listening as there's not much change in sound quality and we should all try to save the planet! With all that said I do leave my phono stage on all the time, simply because it was designed and the manufacturer recommends it to be left on all the time. They also put the power switch on the back (PS Audio GCPH).
  8. hlinden

    What are you listening to right now?

    Is "You And Your Friend" the most underappreciated Dire Straits song?
  9. hlinden

    A bit of fun ?

    Got one uncompressed wav correct and picked the 320k on the rest, using decent inear headphones connected to the ipad. Might try on the main system tomorrow. Slightly annoyed I got Susanne Vega wrong as its one of my favourite songs ever, it was used tp tune the mp3 algorithm though so might sound the same in 320k.
  10. hlinden

    Phone upgrade

    I agree. Used to have a OnePlus 3 and just upgraded to 6T and love both, especially considering the price. Do think the 3’s headphone jack sounded better compared to the new usb to headphone plug equipping 6 though.
  11. hlinden

    Audiophysics owners

    Welcome to the club. Sounds like you made a visit to EliteAudio
  12. hlinden

    PrimaLuna Owners Club

    Received the mono blocks the other day and unfortunately they don't seem to be alright After plugging them in both channels have a significant popping / scratching sound (audible from the listen position), I reseated the tubes and tried unplugging the pre-amp and the noise is still there. The noise level is not constant, however the sound quality when playing music is excellent. Also one of the output tubes is glowing much brighter then the others, I'm going to rotate the tube to a different socket to see if it's the socket or tube but shouldn't auto-bias take care of that? The eBay seller stated in his ad the tubes were almost brand now (an official set from Primaluna) and after I contacted him regarding the glow and noise he is suggesting it's a problem with the earth on my mains ring, never had issues with other amps before. Could the new set of tubes be bad already (or damaged in transit)? Any suggestions what to try? I'm tempted to shell out for another full set of tubes but that's a lot of cash if the problem is with the amps themselves. Thanks! UPDATE Re-seated and cleaned the tubes and tube sockets, put in a mains conditioner and now the problem has gone away. Now back to playing tunes!
  13. hlinden

    What's yer bits'n'bobs?

    The Kii 3's have loads of tech built in, DSP room correction and just the top is a 6-way design with 6 separate power amps so I would guess the placement is considered. If that is a good or a bad idea I'm not going to comment
  14. Any interesting recommendations of tracks that really push the envelope of what music should sound like? Things that might not even classify as real music Like weird drums, effects from behind your heads or just some guy just chucking ping pong balls against a wall and recording itc. Especially after good really dynamic acoustic tracks Here are few that come to mind from me: Yosi Horikawa - Bubbles (the ping pong guy mentioned above) Explorations In Space And Time from Chesky (proper nerdy, blokes running around a church playing with high end recording equipment) Actual music: Roger Waters - What god wants (the whole Amused to death album to be fair) Sinne Eeg - What is this thing called love (cracking drums and "space")
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    Budget HiFi videos

    I really like his videos but found it a bit odd he went with that "casseiver" as the main unit, not many people use tape and it's isn't exactly sexy An old NAD integrated, or if you want FM/AM maybe an Onkyo stereo receiver, would have been better IMO.