Scarlet Pimpernel

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Scarlet Pimpernel last won the day on November 2 2010

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About Scarlet Pimpernel

  • Rank
    Where's my pencil...?
  • Birthday 26/12/1963

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  • Location
    Totnes, South Devon,
  • Real Name
    Percy Blakeney

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Roksan TMS2
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Ensemble Fonoibrio
  • Digital Source 1
    Ensemble Dirondo
  • Pre-Amp
    Puresound L10
  • Power Amp/s
    BerningZH270 (monos)
  • My Speakers
    Peak Consult Empress
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood 180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set. Mastered from the Original Master Tapes with Mobile Fidelity's One-Step Process: The Ultimate Version of Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1983 Debut Deluxe Audiophile Pressing Strictly Limited to 7,000 Numbered Copies (Limit Two Per Customer) I’ve opened this and listened to it ONCE. Completely Pristine. As NEW. Played carefully on Roksan TMS2 with immaculate DRT XV1s cartridge. Sound quality is astounding. But the music is just too heavy blues for me. A shame. It was very expensive. Looking for £115 delivered. It’ll come in a special LP protective case. Or, I can meet anywhere in near the Exeter/ Totnes area. Or central London 6th/7th/8th February ….?
  2. hahaha, I must obviously be a bit of a "lady-man" reading this, because I switch off straight away whenever I have to perform repetitive analysis tasks. Or maybe I'm simply childish? Fiunny thread. Loving it!
  3. What a refreshingly honest and interesting post! Congratulations. I read this one from beginning to end – unlike many of the others! OCD, as you generously call it. Or basic boring ‘nerdiness”. it’s all rather tiresome. A shame I do not live in the north-west because I feel rather confident that I would enjoy having a bake off at your house. SP
  4. congratulations on what seems like a fantasy dream "am I dreaming?" moment... My first proper TT - an still have it here.
  5. Hmmm, I'll have to do some research about Steichen then... Thanks for the tip
  6. Can you manage to make a stop on Dartmoor on your way down, or when you travel across from Dorset to north Cornwall?
  7. Enjoying Hector's list, a couple there that I'm unfamiliar with. But I'd certainly add these names: (interesting that many seminal names are often from the US) Sebastião Salgado Ansel Adams Irving Penn Alfred Stieglitz Yousuf Karsh Nick Knight John Heartfield Arnold Newman
  8. Hi Tim, I have a set of 4 metre Ensemble MegaFlux FSF Speaker cables (banana both ends). Do your research and let me know if you're interested... SP
  9. Thanks Rabski, Hmmmm, sounds like quite a lot of extra tinkering is involved. Considering that most times when I start tinkering with stuff, I usually end up breaking something, or simply making it worse. It might be wise for me to stick with my phone stage... Is the idea that you use a SUT - INSTEAD OF - a phone stage? or in conjunction...?
  10. After seeing rabski's comment on the recent thread "Cart options to consider when in Japan". Rather than hijacking that thread. It's better to start a new one I thought. It has prompted me to consider the fact I might have been going wrong all this time in not using a SUT myself? I thought a high-quality Phono Amplifier like I use (Ensemble Dirondo) was enough? yes/no...?
  11. WTF!!! - I wander if they're still "mates"...?
  12. Yep agree with that. South Devon/Cornwall rains a lot. But when Spring comes, it's heaven here...
  13. Yikes, that'll mean mine too! (considering we're on the same TT)