nixon_fiend

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  1. Superb condition EB2 speakers in the black ash finish. Very little use over 18 months of ownership (bought new) Lovely speaker with a balanced and detailed sound - partly thanks to the sealed / infinite baffle design (not ported) RRP is £800, asking £400 - Collection from Leeds, W.Yorks. (pics coming) Thanks DM
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    Exposure XX amp - any experience?

    I had an older X, my mate had a super XX (i think the super had 60w whereas the XX had 50ish) My x hissed through the speakers very audibly, but the super xx was much quieter. In terms of sound they both rocked out!! Massively punchy and muscular amps with lots of bass! Not at all like the thin, lean naim sound. You've not heard the intro to Iggy Pop's lust for life until you've heard it through these amps. Incidentally, I've heard the newer exposure stuff and not been too overwhelmed.
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    New Nordost cable

    the patek and the cable are both rip-offs of the highest order, just vulgar capitalist burps meekly allying themselves with art and science respectively
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    New Nordost cable

    what an absolute joke. Is there any other hobby/industry that makes a mockery of it's followers as much as 'hifi'? The dumbest thing is that a 5 bob copper IC will sound 99% the same. This is indeed for those rich tossers that need to have the best bragging rights.. watch as audiogon fills with valhalla
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    Whats this going to be like then

    ah! That look's sweet
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    What's yer bits'n'bobs?

    art senna .. did those mini's replace a pair of JMR twins? How do they compare? or am i thinking of someone else! ?
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    Serious build quality

    it's a one-off 2a3 design .. currently on ebay at 300 quid (new)
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    "Burnt in" or Used to?

    icehockeyboy wrote: !! "IHB" The Deep voice boomed forth from the altar of HOBBY, "why persecutest thou me?"
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    "Burnt in" or Used to?

    gee, wait a minute - hasn't this been done before?
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    nice

    far east crappola
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    NVA

    JANDL100 wrote: I think Dunn made a point of using a cermet-something pot.. feels rough to use but rewards with greater SQ... but perceptions an' all that
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    PRaT'y amps

    you'll find rega is quite a bit smoother than the others, which are more about 'punch'
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    Linn Classik or Arcam Solo, which is best?

    I reckon the Classik. Iconic looks and great sound, very 'fleet of foot' and dry sonics.. Has a certain sonic signature. The solo just sounds inoffensive and a bit lifeless, IMO only problem is the Kunts at Linn put the price up to £1300!!! you could buy it for 699 12 months ago!
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    Ugly looking valve amps

    I really enjoy the reading the tech-talk .. not that I understand 90% of it but it's a great way to get 'under the skin' of the hifi world. More and more of the wigwam community are 'seeing-through' the 2" thick aluminium face plates and blue LEDs of the next big hifi mega-watt amp - and instead appreciating the core fundamentals of musical reproduction.. what makes the best sounds, and how to implement it. I'm very grateful for murray/whippy/coco for sharing their long-learned expertise on this subject. I personally dislike the "loadsamoney", my £5k transport vs. your £6k transport conversations that are not so much enthusiasts chatting - as they are willy-waving... that shit bores me - I don't have that kinda of money and besides, most kit at that level is over-priced, over CNCed jewellery. TIU, I can sort-of appreciate what you are saying but I find your comments quite offensive TBH, you are attcking the enthuiasts that keep this hobby alive - and probably have the best sounding systems here
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    New Listening Room (Big pictures)

    yeah, they're a bit full on kids can play hide and seek in 'em