alphatoner

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About alphatoner

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    Wammer
  • Birthday 22/09/1953

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  • Location
    Tring, Herts
  • Real Name
    Ian

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  • Turn Table
    Inspire Monarch
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ortofon TA-210, 1042
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    In my Amp
  • Digital Source 1
    B&O 3000
  • Digital Source 2
    Sonos
  • DAC
    None
  • Integrated Amp
    Plinius 9200
  • My Speakers
    Boenicke W5
  • Headphones
    Bose SoundTrue
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Yes £3,777 but + £250 for the stands so a tad over £4k total. These are a fraction over 2 years old
  2. Boenicke W5 with stands A Mint condition pair of speakers from Boenicke. They comes packaged in the original box with some lovely felt dust bags. Dedicated stands also included,(no original box for these). These speakers do truly deserve their reputation and are one of the most magical speakers I have ever owned. Plenty of glowing reviews online. Although I have the original box, insured shipping is ridiculously expensive and worse most couriers wont cover HiFi for damage only loss. However if you're prepared to take the risk I'm happy for you to arrange your own shipping Any demonstration welcome while I still have my Plinius amplifier (also on sale) to drive them. Collection from HP23 Tring (Herts) Price £2,250 firm
  3. Plinius 9200 with MM/MC phono Wonderful amp with masses of grunt, 200w into 8 ohws, 300+w into 4ohms PLINIUS 9200 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER - 200wpc - in SILVER Excellent condition with a very nice MM/MC phono stage and comes with the original box and user manual + the chunkiest (solid aluminium) remote you have ever seen. A truly exceptional amplifier with more power than any speaker could demand. Giving true authority when paired with quality speakers. Plenty of glowing reviews online. Although I have the original box, insured shipping is ridiculously expensive and worse most couriers wont cover HiFi for damage only loss. However if you're prepared to take the risk I'm happy for you to arrange your own shipping Any demonstration welcome while I still have my Boenicke speakers (also on sale) to drive them. Collection from HP23 Tring (Herts) Price £1,350 firm
  4. Fully working and a great little dab radio/alarm. Currently on ebay but available here for less @ £20 + P&P I (think) the XT is the higher spec radio, but honestly not sure what if any differences there are.
  5. Yes, but who would want to wear one of Jacob Rees-Smugs sweaty old suits.
  6. Having read the AOS thread, the really odd thing is that he had actually paid for the speakers and then not bothered to arrange collection.
  7. and I've sent him a question asking why the other sale sale through.
  8. Are they the one that now have a start price of £140 ps I hope you left him a neg feedback.
  9. link has changed to a different product
  10. I have both bought and sold on hififorsale with no problem whatsoever. However hififorsale is just a selling platform and they will accept ads from anybody. Personally, unless the seller was a known dealer with a good rep I would treat the sale as if I was buying from any private seller and proceed with caution. When i registered and placed my ad as far as I could tell they did no checks at all to see if I was legit.
  11. Which is exactly the OP's point, why bother having a dial where a huge chuck of its travel will cause distortion. 1. it absolutely is about position imo 2. The OP is NOT talking about "relatively low SPLs" He clearly stated he considered his listening levels loud with the volume at 50%. I agree with the OP I've never had a pair speakers that could ever take being turned up past 55% on the dial, so what's the point of the extra travel on the dial if it's unusable. It's like having an accelerator pedal on a car that when you go past half way the engine misfires.
  12. I didn't think you could list HiFi using the classified format. Classifieds always used to be limited to a very few specific categories, motors principally plus a few others. Have they changed the rules?
  13. That's good to know I made a half decent choice. Hopefully the weather is ok tomorrow and I can get out and give it a try. I was thinking aperture priority and f2.8, would that be a good starting point?
  14. Thanks guys, that's really helpful, interesting that you use full frame, which I guess means less cropping (maybe?). As a starter I've gone for a NIkon P900. In terms of sensor it's way below your level, but with the obvious zoom advantage. It may be good enough to get me hooked in which case I could always upgrade to a larger format later on.
  15. Can I ask all you experts a quick question. Looking on flickr most biird pics seem to be at or near the max focal length for the lens being used. That being the case how much do you end up cropping to get the subject at a reasonable size with the pic? A sample of before and after cropping would help to give me some perspective. I ask because not having had a camera for a few years I've decided to try again and living very close (1 mile) to 4 reservoirs I thought I would try out the local hides with my new camera.