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About ian917

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    North Warwickshire

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  • Digital Source 1
    Jay's Audio CDT2 MK2
  • DAC
    (In pre amp)
  • Pre-Amp
    Phison PD2SE
  • Power Amp/s
    DIY Pass Aleph 60
  • My Speakers
    DIY CAOW1 2-way
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Done. Do you want to see if Colin wants to come too? You're most welcome. You could bring your speakers along to hear what they can really do! You'd be most welcome. You don't have to commit to the whole day.
  2. I found the F5 a bit 'matter of fact' and much prefer the more romantic tones of the Alephs. YMMV.
  3. I haven't compared them directly but have heard a few of the recent Pass Labs amps including Nick's xa60.8s. I like them a lot - If I had hard to drive speakers, they would be what I would be looking for. With the DIY versions you get most of the sound quality but none of the style or pride of ownership and you pay a lot less for them!
  4. I have a pair of DIY Aleph 60 monoblocks that replaced a DIY Aleph 30 power amp. Same sound - just more of it. There’s something magical about the sound of single-ended Class A. It won’t suit everyone but with speakers offering an easy load, i find them unbeatable for most of the music I play.
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    Sadly, I have to say yes.
  6. Room for 10 or so for a chilled day of tunes, conversation and a bit of kit swapping between 11am and 7pm. I’ll provide tea, coffee and fruit juice plus pizza mid-afternoon. I'm CD/streaming only, so if you want to play vinyl, you'll need to bring a turntable and phono stage. [Update: There will be vinyl replay] Attendees: Jessica_k (Jessica) Alex 54 (Alex) Hap Hazzard (Des) Jamster (Chris) Edd9000 (Edd) dohraeme (Cameron) SCIDB (Dean) Black_Flag (Jayce - PFM) Additional Kit: VP12 + custom-build phono stage Hypex NC400 monoblock amplifier
  7. There is no quick and easy way to do it. What I do is: Edit your initial post to make it clear that the item is SOLD. Report your sale post using the link in the top right of the post and tell them it has been sold and that the thread can be archived.
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    The only good thing about the deal passing is that we will have until the end of 2020 to implement our own Plan Bs. I have spoken to a number of people in the IT world over the last few days and they have said that their Companies are actively planning for the skills shortages that will happen after the Tories are returned to power with a working majority after Brexit. One of the more interesting ideas I heard was relocating to NI or Scotland as it is likely that they will demand independence referendums and will be warmly welcomed into the EU. When Brexit happens, I have no intention of remaining here; I have no wish to see a return to Victorian class values.
  9. Thanks to Kate and Tim for another great bakeoff. Awesome standard of food in copious quantities, great kit/music and a wide assortment of attendees. I heartily recommend that you put your name down for the next bakeoff they run.
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  11. I recently heard a very expensive custom-made pair of monoblocks + power supply SIT amps based on the Pass SIT designs into a pair of Living Voice speakers. It was a wonderful sound. Pity it was only 8watts. My Aleph 60s are going back into my system tonight.
  12. I prefer her previous album, Eclipse. I found this one a bit underwhelming. 2.5/5
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    I wonder if the tax payer will have to bail them out if we don't leave on 31st October?
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    Wonder why the PM has repeatedly said October 31st Do or die? https://bylinetimes.com/2019/09/11/brexit-disaster-capitalism-8-billion-bet-on-no-deal-crash-out-by-boris-johnsons-leave-backers/
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    Yellow Hammer document published -> https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/831199/20190802_Latest_Yellowhammer_Planning_assumptions_CDL.pdf