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About paulf-2007

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  • Birthday 15/05/1954

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  • Location
    souf east for work

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  • Turn Table
    denon DP80
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Stax UA-70 Shure ult
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    On board
  • Digital Source 1
  • DAC
    Najda in office
  • Integrated Amp
    Sony STR 6055
  • Pre-Amp
    What for?
  • My Speakers
    Zu omen
  • Headphones
    Modified 325's
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Hi Paul, do you still have your Collaro?


  2. I use a Shure ultra 500 in a Martin Bastin body with a jico sas stylus. Wasn't cheap used but probably the best sounding cart I've owned and no faffing about with step ups.
  3. Not been here for a while and only just seen this, would like to come with my denon DP80 and Stax arm should a space become available. Using a Shure Ultra 500 and/or Decca C4e, both need an mm input.
  4. Haven't read all this thread so bear with me if it's already been said. I built a very modest room at the bottom of the garden. Due to space constraints it's only 9 feet by 7 feet with a ridged roof. Construction is 4' X 2' timber frame on a plywood floor. Plywood felted roof. 8" insulation squeezed into a 4" space. Ship lap outside and plasterboard inside. Room treatment is 4' X 2' X 2" absorption panels at first reflection on right side and ceiling, left side has aluminium double glazed French doors, so kilo serge wool curtains as used in vocal booths. Rear wall has three 4'x 2' X 2" absorption panels not flat on the wall but sloping out at the top. Foam bass traps in corners on front wall that don't do anything IMO. I run Zu Omen at on average 80 db sometimes 90 db. A friend with BD design horns visited and admitted to me that he didn't think it would sound any good when he saw the size of the room but couldn't find anything wrong with the sound. He also commented on not being able to hear any leakage from the room when standing outside. In my case it's near field listening due to the room size. I think what I built demonstrates that great sound can be had in a small space I
  5. Stax UA-70 or 90, versatile arm with extra counterweight, not always used, depending on cartridge weight and any additional headshell mass. Worked well with a Benz wood, Shure ultra 500 and now with mk4 Decca.
  6. Thanks but some of those have hdmi one end, I remember now that I once tried vga in at the plasma and the picture wasn't full screen and I couldn't make it so.
  7. Plasma does not have hdmi or scart and the reason I said component . HP elite book 2540p has vga out and that's all as far as I know. I'm not looking for the last word in quality just be able to use the plasma to watch whatever I can see on the laptop. You tube etc.
  8. I use a laptop to stream Spotify through a dac into my amp but would like to view video from the laptop/internet into the 65" plasma that has component video rca's. At present I have a DVD connected to the plasma with component video and optical audio in to the dac, works fine. What do I need to watch video from the laptop. Don't want any new fangled kit that won't work with component.
  9. Spotify sounds ok to me as is. Certainly wouldn't pay £20 a month.
  10. I borrowed a super gold to try in my 12" stax arm and it mistracked terribly on a Roy Orbison track with a heavy snare drum beat it just threw a wobbly. I cured it by placing putty between the cart and headshell and it looked Heath Robinson. I liked the in your face presentation but prefer my Shure ultra 500 and didn't see any point in parting with my hard earned on something that can be problematic.
  11. Sold my PX25 mono's after picking up a Sony STR 6055 receiver for £69 and loving it. Haven't looked back and invested the money in a '57 Ford Pop.
  12. Thanks Paul, sold to someone in Belsize road, so very close by. Enjoy your trip to Vietnam.