CONFIRMED DATES FOR SCALFORD - March 17th & 18th 2018


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About monya

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    London, , United Kin
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  • Turn Table
    clearaudio Innovatio
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Phantom/ Lyra Atlas
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Aurorasound Vida
  • Digital Source 1
    Nagra CDC
  • Pre-Amp
    ARC Ref 5
  • Power Amp/s
    darTZeel NHB 108
  • My Speakers
    Magico V2
  • Headphones
    Stax 009
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade
  1. I agree with this mostly:
  2. Lots of amusing spats to read differentiated this forum from others that are sanitised. Appreciate that some got upset from time to time but with a thick skin was great fun.
  3. Just ordered he Delonghi 4200 as it generally has good reviews and doesn't cost too much. Sourcing the beans seems a bigger minefield but working on it.
  4. I now listen to headphones 90% of the time whilst the system sits idle and if this continues I may well sell it. Am happy with Stax 009's and expect even greater things when a new amp comes along soon. No room interference is a big factor.
  5. If you sit all your equipment on a carpet and then on a purpose built rack you will probably hear a substantial difference I would hope. You could argue that my equipment is so poorly designed that it is affected by external supports I suppose.
  6. And how do you measure a good wine from a poor one?
  7. Thank you very much kind sir. Such posts are a tonic in themselves!
  8. Holy moley Mark - what a story. Many thanks for the sound advice. You're quite a philosopher these days and I can see why.
  9. Look at reference fidelity components. I use the Venus between phono and pre. Uses Furutech bits and sounds fine. The cheaper versions are vfm too.
  10. Makes my stent look like small fry in comparison. That experience must have been hell.
  11. A though provoking reply Steve. Much appreciated. Must do something for the BHF myself - its personal now!
  12. Cheers folks! Onwards and Upwards!
  13. Last week I had the occasional ache in my chest when out walking so I slowed up and it passed quickly. Next day same again. Next day same again except it didn't pass and I broke out into a cold sweat and had to sit on a wall. Luckily mrs. Monya was with me so she went and got the car and off to the quack. I threw up in her sink, she called an ambulance which arrived 6 mins later, they took an ecg and then off to hospital like greased lightening. I was on a table within 5 mins of arriving. Home now with stent, pills and permanent breathing difficulties due to some muscle damage caused by late presentation i.e. I didn't know I was having a heart attack so left it too long. My lifestyle assessment had me down as a 15% risk - guess I'm in the 15%. Bummer though..... moral of the tale - it needn't be crushing pains - just an ache. If it occurs, don't wait!
  14. Dealer fitted it. I forgot it.