chris metcalfe

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About chris metcalfe

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    nr Cirencester
  • Real Name
    as above

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  • Turn Table
    RP6, Planar 3
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    AT150MLX, Elys 2
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Arcam rPhono, Fono 2
  • Digital Source 1
    Cyrus CDt
  • Digital Source 2
    Denon, NAD, etc
  • DAC
  • Integrated Amp
    NAD 326
  • Pre-Amp
    Exposure 3010
  • Power Amp/s
    Exposure 3010 monos
  • My Speakers
    Dyn 1.8ii, Wdale 220
  • Headphones
    Beyer T90, Sennheisr
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Groovetracer reference RP6 subplatter, boxed with all accessories, lightly used, £150. (RRP $300 plus customs). Big improvement to RP6 in both sound and looks.
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    The Beatles White Album, Confirmed Remaster

    I've got it down to 18, 9 per side, including a short Helter Skelter and What's the New Mary Jane. Should work.
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    What is a good alternative to a Rega arm

    The latest Rega arms have vastly improved wiring and sound far better than those of 10 years ago, never mind 30. Have a listen if possible - buying an RB330 might prove very cost-effective.
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    Why? The Fyne Audio speakers are supremely affordable at about £600 or £1200 for either model.
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    These could be what you're after:
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    Go on, give us a clue....
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    I also have the 1.8/ii and in the past they've defeated every competitor in the 2-3k bracket that I've tried, including Proacs which sounded less even and PMCs which had an overdone bass in the room. Bettered by Naim SL2 (unsurprising at £5.5k then) and Spendor Statement (forerunner to the D7, sort of). I liked the Focal 926 at a shop but you need to try that, Spendor's new A series and possibly the B&W 702S2...
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    Meridian M80 Tossed in to Landfill

    Landfill??! Try
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    DALI's new speakers... have DALI lost the plot?

    Well, the Chord demo at this year's Bristol show was quite impressive from the 15 minutes I was in the room.
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    Primare posse

    Very impressed with the 35 products at the Bristol show - one of the best sounds there IMHO, shame I didn't stop for longer. Does the Prisma network gubbins include internet radio capability?
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    Harbeths P3ESR vs Rogers JR149 !

    I heard the P3s at the Bristol show and they sounded nice but with a limited range of music and substandard front end (deliberate, no doubt - 'we can get a great sound with a £200 CD player'). On the other hand the Falcon LS3/5as were superb, with Sugden amp, not sure about source. £2400 is a lot for them, though, despite all the work done to create them.
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    Should I Laugh, Cry or Believe?

    I was in that room and asked the same questions on the Saturday. Sound wasn't particularly good, regardless - I walked out before my brain got fried.
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    Arcam acquired by Samsung

    That's nice to know. I'll have a listen when I go tomorrow - though I've always found their demos at the Bristol show a bit OTT. Anyway, just bought the rPhono stage - which I preferred to several others in the sub £500 area. Excellent sound and flexibility, and quite discreet.
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    Adding a Rega RB330 to a Michell Tecnodec

    Sounds good. Let us know.... :-) I'm going to the Bristol show next week but it's always frustrating to see the Tecnodec which Michell show off but never play!
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    Budget Phonostage Options

    Recently acquired this,rSeries,Accessories,rPhono.htm which betters several in the £700-1000 bracket IMHO, and very flexible.