Ian

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About Ian

  • Rank
    Wammer
  • Birthday 10/07/1962

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  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Real Name
    Ian

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Project Classic
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Goldring 1042
  • Digital Source 1
    Quad CDP-2
  • Pre-Amp
    Croft 25R
  • Power Amp/s
    Croft 7, Quad 303.
  • My Speakers
    Harbeth P3ESR
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Anyone had this done ? My 25R is currently with GC having this mod. I had the choice (ie. can currently afford one of) either this or having caps and resistors in the pre changed to superior components along with mods to the line stage. I wouldn't consider deviating from Croft as I'm a bit of a fan and rarely box swap anymore, so one of these options seemed a sensible way to go. I have owned the RS before but I'd overstretched and moved it on. There was no way of trying this before taking the plunge of faith ! I'd be interested in views generally on seperate PSU's, I've really no idea and this is a bit of a leap in the dark which is rare for me !
  2. Said it before and I'll say it again, I reckon the Quad 303 is the undisputed bargain of the Hi Fi World. And if you're going to get one, get a serviced one. GLWS Peter
  3. 45 Croft and 25 Radford Watts here (if the latter is the output of Radford STA 25 ?).
  4. Idle curiosity led me to watch this, though it crossed my mind that without photos under the cover and undercarriage, you don't really know what your getting..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RADFORD-valve-amplifier-and-SC22-control-unit-in-good-working-order-/283619169360?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=z7UWr3OXqKobn1AZfT%2FFCCgur6Y%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc
  5. Hot Rats. Live. Going to Leeds . And I can't xxxxxxx wait ! The music lives on.
  6. They aren't a lowest cost speaker for sure. On the flip side I've had mine for many years now and they've remained a constant in my system. As has been alluded to, factor in potential box swapping losses and things become reasonable in the longer term. They don't appear used that often but patience is your friend here. You know it makes sense ;-)
  7. I'm sending my 25R to GC next week for the addition of the seperate RS PSU. Not expecting 'night and day' but it's happeneing nevertheless !
  8. Bought by myself not realising the 2 records spin at 45 rpm and I can't be a***d changing the belt on my TT every time I want to play it ! The record has had the shrinkwrap removed though is unplayed. £12.50 to mainland UK. Cheers.
  9. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Later-Years-Pink-Floyd/dp/B07WP7568V?ref_=ast_slp_dp http://thelateryears.pinkfloyd.com/ Now that's a Box set !
  10. I dream of hearing a Tron 7. I don't know what a Brinkmann Bardo is ! Quick edit - Just googled Brinkmann Bardo. Sweet Jesus !
  11. Careful consideration is needed on my part I think. I thought I'd been had with the Project Classic, it just didn't sound as good as I expected it too. It was however utterly transformed with the Goldring 1042. More reflection (and record playing) required methinks. Turntable bake off !
  12. Careful consideration is needed on my part I think. I thought I'd been had with the Project Classic, it just didn't sound as good as I expected it too. It was however utterly transformed with the Goldring 1042. More reflection (and record playing) required methinks. Turntable bake off !