neilmack

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About neilmack

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    Argyll
  • Real Name
    Neil, unsurprisingly

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  • Turn Table
    Technics SL1210
  • Digital Source 1
    Mac&Dac
  • Integrated Amp
    sand
  • My Speakers
    tall, elegant ones

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  1. A bit of a long shot, but looking for a Weiss DAC2. Thanks, Neil
  2. Remote controlled 80 watt per channel Quad Elite Integrated Amplifier. I bought this amp new less than a year ago, and it is in mint, absolutely unmarked condition, complete with its accessories, all packaging and papers, and transit box. As you can see I haven't even removed the protective foil from the amp's display! Asking £435. Pickup at Gourock a possibility. Carriage at cost. The manufacturer states that "the Elite Integrated combines all the qualities of the Elite Pre and Stereo in one single Chassis. Quad has gained an impeccable reputation for power amplifiers, never taking away from or adding elements to the original musical context. A selection of input an output connection and functions are are available in the Elite Integrated complemented by a QUADLINK terminal located on the rear. The Elite Integrated is a pure, indulgent product for audiophiles demanding simplicity in operation" Gain (line inputs) 37dB (max) Input Sensitivity 300mV or 775mV Tape in / out 775mV Output Voltage 775mV Output impedance 850Ohms Inputs 2 x RCA input, Tape In Outputs 1 x Pre-out, Tape Out Rated Power Output 2 x 80W, 8Ohms Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (+/- 0.3dB) Total Harmonic Distortion <0.005% (at 1kHz) <0.05% (20Hz - 20kHz) Signal-to-noise (S/N) 105dB (rated output) Dimensions (H x W x D) 70 x 321 x 310mm Net Weight 6.6kg
  3. Thanks. Not what I'm looking for. Thanks. Not what I'm looking for.
  4. Hi Sean, the ESL63s are of interest, but the logistics don't look promising - I'm in western Scotland, and although I'm down in the Midlands sometimes, I never get to the south ...... Hi Sean, the ESL63s are of interest, but the logistics don't look promising - I'm in western Scotland, and although I'm down in the Midlands sometimes, I never get to the south ......
  5. Looking to swap my mint boxed Japanese manufactured Luxman SQ100N for a solid state amp of comparable quality - the Luxman is superb quality, but I need more power. Prefer an integrated, but a compact pre/power would be OK. Or you can tempt me with a pair of Quad electrostatics. Cash adjustment either way.
  6. The Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano, together with the very entertaining sets of variations he wrote for the same combo. The Rostropovitch set is a must-hear https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Complete-Music-Cello-Piano/dp/B0000041A9/ Fournier and Kempff authoritative older style Beethoven https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Music-Cello-L-Van/dp/B000001GY1/ and a brilliant, relatively modern account by Wispelwey and Lazic https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beethoven-Complete-Cello-Sonatas-Variations/dp/B0007Z47YI/
  7. Hi Raymie I have sent you a pm.
  8. Hi Raymie Something simple and fine-sounding like the NAD phono stage http://nadelectronics.com/products/turntables/PP-2-Phono-Preamplifier will work great (about £95), or the excellent Rega MM Phono http://nadelectronics.com/products/turntables/PP-2-Phono-Preamplifier (about £195). The Naim Stageline is obviously a very good match, but more expensive. I'm after the pre/power now, so I'm moving the integrated on. cheers Neil
  9. Practically immaculate. Boxed, all papers, packaging, mains cable, speaker plugs and brand new NARCOM-5 (new model) remote control. £675. thanks for looking. Neil
  10. I'm not sure it's only in the USA : it seems available in continental Europe too . Not technically competent to answer your second question!