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yoda900 last won the day on May 30 2015

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  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Tri-planar/ Io
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    ANS 3 / SJS Custom
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    DAX Decade Balanced
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    Graafiti 25
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    Nirvana Electronic W
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    Big & Obsolete

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  1. yoda900

    Excess kit

    Me too. I must shift some of the extra TT's/DACs/amps that I have but life somehow gets in the way of the time to do so.
  2. Go on Lee your amp would love them. Plenty cheap Tv's around to get you going. 50" Panasonic Plasma on here for only £100. You know speakers are far more important.
  3. Bazzers Photos. I acquired these from Bazzer and now have some KAR Volante so willing to move on for what I paid which I consider to be a bargain. Solid wood cabinets so could be refinished/painted if colour is an issue. Located Warrington Cheshire. Bazzers add below:- MK II which I am told were the best of the Severn editions . Sunfaded shows when the grilles come off , various marks but very respectable . No boxes so collection/meet/Wam taxi only £100.
  4. Keswick Audio Research (KAR) Volante Loudspeakers Those who missed these should kick yourselves. I picked them up from Paul yesterday and yes they are solid mahogany but the sound they make on the end of a good amp is astonishing. They did not take kindly to my old CA amp and bell wire. Astounding for the money on the end of a decent amp. Even SWMBO is impressed with the sound they make. Very expressive on Gregory Porter even the piano and double are quite realistic and very coherent if not full scale compared to the Impressions but at a miniscule % of their price.Very chuffed. Anyone for a pair of Castle Severn II's in mahogany ?
  5. If one of the original versions a true legend. Cost equivalent would be very expensive. Great buy.
  6. Gyrodec/Audionote Arm 1/ Hana SL is a true VFM combo let me tell you. +1 SL works equally well in Tri-planar / Audiomods / Helius arms/ Airtangent.
  7. I only know that Simon is servicing it then it will be sold. The sale and regrettably the amp are nothing to do with me. Its just a coincidence of timing that someone posted this thread and one appears. To help all equally who may be interested I will pass on any of your email addresses to Simon if you PM them to me.
  8. Yes he had A's for a long time before the VR4's arrived and also used my Snell C's with the 2A3 PSE.
  9. Rare chance to own one of the PSE 300B copper box versions good for about 18W per channel. It is due to come onto the market shortly after Simon has finished servicing it. The dark box houses the separate power supply. Not chosen by Simon as you can tell. Form an orderly queue. Nothing to do with me unfortunately. I would either hide the PS or have Simon re box it but there are no more of these copper boxes available.
  10. Mk 11 copper power amp. Rarer than hens teeth. Only a handful ever made. Probably worth 10X what they were sold for if you only need a few Watts. My 2A3 PSE was 7W and the 300B about 5 W max. We once bi-amped Simon's VR4's with them both. If you ever see one for sale just buy it. Some early models have been fully fooed by Simon over the years taking them up to the original Kondo magic level with Lundorf T/X, tantalum resistors and Duelund caps at cost no object pricing to match. One even has had a full second box power supply added taking all the mains bits away from the audio circuit.
  11. Not what you may want to hear but a Velvet Vortex ultrasonic cleaner from Spider means that the Lp is 95% + already dry with only the trailing edge coming out of the bath wet and that air dries in minutes. If in a rush a Karcher type ( Lidl) window vac deals with the last bit of water. Worth every penny.
  12. All second hand. Oracle Mk1, SDS inner SS disc/Les Davis Audio magic platter mat, Audiomods IV, Rega Apheta2 under a copper shim. The cart sounded pants when first put in but shim/Carver MC SUT with 100 Ohm load resolved those issues. For the cost of the bits sounding not too shabby at less than 1/10th the cost of the Viridia/Tri-planar/ Kondo Jp Io which out does it on every front to be fair. As this is SWMBO’s TT though not bad at all on the main system. Happy bunny. Taken a few years to get it to sound right across the spectrum from Judie Tzuke/ David Bowie/ Kraftwerk / Free/ Grace Jones.
  13. At 20 hrs not even run in. Great cart.
  14. I just want the unobtainable as the amp/speakers would need a new, very large, dedicated from the design stage up, house to put them in. SWMBO would not move to it even if we won £100+ Million on the lottery so the divorce would be too expensive. I'll just keep tinkering within "reasonable" boundaries. However everyone's reasonable is different.