volante

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About volante

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    Wammer

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  • Location
    London, UK

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Verdier/T.Rock Ref.
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Evans/Boardman
  • Digital Source 1
    Burmester/Minimax
  • Digital Source 2
    Minimac
  • DAC
    Weiss202/JAKDAC32
  • Integrated Amp
    Viva solista
  • Pre-Amp
    Bent/Boulder/Tron
  • Power Amp/s
    Croft/Sanders/tubes
  • My Speakers
    Loth-X/acapella/stat

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  1. Nice classic sansui/akai/wharfedale system - looks like something out of the classic hifi section of the props department. Model numbers of the amp and tuner unclear from the pics but might be of interest to a classic Wammer. (I have no connection with seller). https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Hi-Fi-with-Akia-Open-reel-Sansui-Amp-and-Warfdale-Dovedale-Speakers/223280603772?hash=item33fc8fa27c:g:LIAAAOSw8kVcECCF
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    Gato Audio Owners Club

    interested to hear about the NPM modules.
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    Gato Audio Owners Club

    I bought one DIA-250S to drive a pair of Gallo Reference 3.5s and liked it so much that I bought another to drive a desk-top pair of Gallo Strada 2 Satellites. Very happy with the sound and the compact nature of the Gato and the numerous features - build quality and aesthetics are excellent as well as one would expect from Denmark. Have spoken to Gato a couple of times and always received excellent service and advice. So far the system has performed faultlessly. I discovered that one can by mistake (by pressing the standby button for too long) put the unit into "SP OFF" mode which disables the speaker outputs. He (Frederik?) explained that to re-enable the speaker outputs one simply prssses and holds the standby button for 4 secs. All worked perfectly - a great compact integrated amp.
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    Gordon Welford Pre

    I have one of Gordon's very old pre-amps (possibly a prototype) that needs sevicing. Anybody know Gordeon's current contact deatils? If so please PM me. Thanks, neil
  5. Another pair on Gumtree - Loughborough £400 (I have no connection) https://www.gumtree.com/p/speakers/2-x-rare-early-imf-vintage-1972-large-floor-standing-transmission-line-speakers-wood-cased-/1269141939
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    Too many boxes - high end integrated?

    I might be selling my Viva Solista MkI soon - single ended 845/211 Class A integrated with remote, four inputs and useful sub-out - sublime. No onboard phono stage but you only need to add one box (pno stage) and you 're done.
  7. Funky DIY version of M-S pageant II's. Look quite well made. Wonder what they sound like. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORDAUNT-SHORT-CUSTOM-LOUDSPEAKERS-SUPER-FUNKY/322566951135?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3D9fac6540296b493697cf458420cdc014%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D192201409766
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    Audio Innovations 500

    Have you considered the Tsakiridis Aeolos Super Plus KT120 valve integrated amplifier for sale on this site - not too far from your budget? I have no connection with the seller
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    Anthony gallo SA Reference Amplifier

    Chrisph - glad that you got the problem sorted out and good that AG was so supportive. Still enjoying AG sub with my 3.5s with that extra je ne sais quoi at the lower level
  10. Downsizing my hifi systems so selling my Bent Audio TAP-X slagle autoformer preamplifier designed by the legendary John Chapman. A very versatile passive preamplifier with six rca inputs, tape output, sub output as well as a 100% passive main output. Comes with a remote and 9v PSU. I imported it as a factory made model from the USA so I have both 240v and 110v PSUs. Other features: switchable buffer stage, home theatre bypass, continuous 1db level steps from -52db to +7db -full details of features can be found in the owner's manual available for download at www.bentaudio.com/dlfiles/tapx-r1.pdf These are rare in the UK, sonically transparent and I understand used as a "reference" pre by Srajan Edean of Six Moons. Support from its designer John Chapman is very good. I am looking for what I paid for it £1,000 plus postage/courier. It can be collected either from central London or West Sussex or I can send it by courier. I always pack my things very carefully. Please PM if interested or would like further information. Thanks Neil
  11. I have been using a pair of Magtechs to bi-amp my Innersound Kachinas (Innersound was Roger Sanders' previous company) with external digital crossover (as suggested by Roger) and have been very happy with the amps - effortless power and smoothness. As we have recently downsized I will be putting one or both of the Magtechs up for sale shortly as well as the Kachinas. As well as being a very good engineer Roger is an absolute gent to deal with - always standing behind his products and very responsive to inquiries.