bkelly

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About bkelly

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  • Location
    Sheffield
  • Real Name
    Barry

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  • Turn Table
    Rega RP6
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Dynavector 10x5
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Lehmann Black CubeSE
  • Digital Source 1
    Naim cd 5si
  • Digital Source 2
    Primare cd 22
  • Integrated Amp
    ATC SIA2 - 150
  • Pre-Amp
    Sugden A21 Signature
  • My Speakers
    Proac Tablette 10
  • Headphones
    Harbeth P3 ESR
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. bkelly

    Dynavector 10x5 cartridge

    Thanks, with the Black Cube it is very easy to play about with the settings. Surprising that Dynavector don’t point out in their leaflet that the cartridge is best suited to mm, particularly for those music lovers, like myself, who aren’t so clued up on the technical side of hi fi.
  2. bkelly

    Dynavector 10x5 cartridge

    Thanks for that, just seems bizarre to an amateur like myself with little technical knowledge that, I have a mc cartridge and a phono stage with 5 settings, four of which are for mc and one for mm yet, the correct setting for my mc cartridge is mm !!!!
  3. bkelly

    Dynavector 10x5 cartridge

    Spoke with someone at Sugden about switching my A21 phono-stage jumpers but was advised to keep it set at mm for my Dynavector mc cartridge ! Does it follow that when using my Lehmann Black Cube it also should be set at mm for the Dynavector mc ? I have attached photos of cartridge spec and Black Cube settings which mean little to my non technical brain. Can anyone tell me the correct setting for the dip switches on BC ? PS the red mark on settings attachment was accidental, coincidence if that is best setting ! Thanks
  4. bkelly

    Amplifier purchased in France.

    Much as I love my new Sugden, it doesn't quite match my love for my two whippets ( and my wife of course 😉😉). Thanks again for the cable Serge, if you are ever in Sheffield, pint on me.
  5. bkelly

    Amplifier purchased in France.

    The Sugden arrived from France today and has been set up with no problems. Only been listening for 10 minutes or so, John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison coming out of the Spendors. Thanks to everyone for their help and encouragement and, particularly to Serge for swift dispatch of U.K. cable. PS Ironically, all the literature, including instruction manual and Sugden brochure is in English only ! Best wishes Barry
  6. bkelly

    Amplifier purchased in France.

    Interesting !! Have sent you PM.
  7. bkelly

    Amplifier purchased in France.

    Great, amp due tomorrow !!!!
  8. bkelly

    Amplifier purchased in France.

    Thanks, PM sent and will add details.
  9. bkelly

    Amplifier purchased in France.

    Thanks, the amp in question is a Sugden A21, 230 voltage, brand new. I am a not very technical music lover and just wanted to check on any problems that could arise. I did wonder whether the use of adapter plug would be less satisfactory. Not sure if standard UK mains lead would be ok or whether it would need a bespoke Sugden lead.
  10. bkelly

    Amplifier purchased in France.

    Will an amplifier purchased in France operate ok in UK, same voltage. If a Euro to U.K. plug adapter is used would there be any other issues ?
  11. bkelly

    Vinyl re-issues

    I don't have access to a record cleaning machine ( assuming that is what RCM is ) but have you any recommendations regarding cleaning fluid to be used with simple cloth. I have ordered something called Clear Groove purely due to it appearing first on ebay list but open to other suggestions.
  12. bkelly

    Vinyl re-issues

    Hi I've been purchasing quite alot of new vinyl recently, both in shops and online. Struck by the variation in quality of pressings. For example, got a lovely Billie Holiday on Waxtime label and Miles Davis Pangaea on Four Men with Beards label, both 180g vinyl and both play beautifully, knocking spots off the cd versions. However, a couple of 180g Sun Ra LPs I have found not so good, on Philly Jazz and Saturn labels, one seems to play very loud at low level on volume control and even sounds a little distorted/ feed backy in parts ( and this is not "out there" Sun Ra stuff which might just sound that way !!). In these cases i find myself going back to the cd versions. Whereas, Sun Ra's Jazz in Silhouette (Waxtime180g) sounds much better on vinyl. Also, a couple of other Sun Ra LPs, On Jupiter and Sleeping Beauty on the ARTYARD label sound excellent ( 45rpm on one side and 33 1/3 on the other!) but are not 180g. Likewise A Bo Diddley on Chess sounds ok but a Big Bill Broonzy on Scepter sounds fantastic ...... Overall, i'm glad to have re-engaged with listening on vinyl despite the cost of some Lps and the issues above. When it's good it's really good and the gatefold Bitches Brew is stunning compared to piddly little cd cover.
  13. bkelly

    New cdp

    Primare Pre 30 and A 30.2 & ATC 12s. Just to clarify, I'm happy with the sound at present but was just wondering whether that sound would be preserved with the CD22. Why not stick with the D30 ? That's certainly an option, but my reasoning was that it's had heavy use, 12/13 years may be the time things start to go wrong and better to get a few quid part exchange before it drops dead. What shelf life could I expect from the D30 before something terminal ? Actually, I realised I hadn't changed a component for 10 years and no sooner had the thought occurred than the little itch emerged again and a new cdp seemed like the perfect thing to scratch it with !! Also, I was just interested to know if anyone thought the CD22 would measure up to the D30 because of better technologies in the last decade.
  14. bkelly

    New cdp

    Considering a new cdp as i've had my Primare D30.2 for close on 12 years. I want to stick with Primare and in one sense the obvious choice would seem to be the CD32.The D30.2 was around £1500 in 2001 and the CD32 is £2200 (more than i really want to pay). There is however the CD22 at £1250 and what I was wondering was, given technical advances etc. is it possible that the new CD 22 would sound as good as the old D30.2. I think the brand is probably incidental to the spirit of the question. If anyone thinks it is likely to offer pretty much the same sound would the same be true true of amps (i.e. a lower spec 2012 amp performing as well as a higher spec 2001 amp) or have the advances in cdps been greater. Hope this makes sense. I have no Primare dealer close by to listen so interested for your thoughts.