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About greybeard

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  • Turn Table
    Home made,+Technics
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    OL Illustrious,
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    EE minimax
  • Digital Source 1
    Lexicon RT 20
  • Digital Source 2
  • DAC
    Oppo Sonica
  • Integrated Amp
    Unison Research S4
  • Pre-Amp
    DIY passive
  • Power Amp/s
    Behringer A500 x2
  • My Speakers
    DIY active & LS35a
  • Headphones
    Stax sr3 srd adaptor
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    Alison Moyet -Hometime CD
  2. greybeard

    FREE Advice required re 1st valve amp purchase

    Unison research S6 would be a good choice, I have the Simply 4 (slightly less power) but it is a superb piece of kit.
  3. greybeard

    Your Top 5 Bowie Albums

    1. Hunky dory 2. Ziggy stardust 3. Space Oddity 4. Young Americans 5. Aladin Sane
  4. greybeard

    Have TV's changed much....

    I changed to a sony 55" 4k last year, and the picture quality is amazing.
  5. greybeard

    Does sound really matter?

    I have numerous vintage/retro items of hi-fi, like many here I am sure. I like to play them occasionally, just for the hell of it. I am always surprised at how good they still sound, especially speakers of yesteryear. I have, in no particular order Trio KA 2000 amp and matching tuner Sugden P51 power amp and C51 Pre amp (ugly as hell) Pioneer A400 integrated Rotel 402 integrated (a lovely looking thing ) KEF ref 104 and stands. Tannoy Cheviots Pioneer PL12D TT Denon DP 2000 DD TT there is more, but at my age …………..well you know
  6. greybeard

    Pre-amp for newly acquired ATC SCM40A's

    So it has nothing to do with sound then, just more area !
  7. greybeard

    Pre-amp for newly acquired ATC SCM40A's

    It will be easy for him, he knows there is a difference, and I quote (which I know exist).
  8. greybeard

    Pre-amp for newly acquired ATC SCM40A's

    I'm sure you will be more than satisfied with it. I use a passive pre with my active setup, nothing as fancy as that MF you have just bought :), just an alps pot in a box, although it does have silver wire ,in Teflon(no less!) connecting every thing up. As you have said, it adds nothing to the signal, and to these ears sounds great.
  9. greybeard

    The Beatles - A conversation..

    You tell me you've heard every sound there is
  10. greybeard

    Which Decade

    For me the best music was mid 60's to mid 70's, but unfortunately some of the recordings were poor. Modern day equipment, when used properly, produces some of the best recordings I have heard to date, but of course you have the loudness wars, with popular music, and those are dire.
  11. greybeard

    Three Words Daily

    Sun over Padstow
  12. greybeard

    ProAc D30RS v Q Acoustics Concept 500 and Valves

    Buy small and detached then, a winner all round, as it will more than likely be cheaper
  13. greybeard

    SME 310 tonearm in silver

    It says Glasgow on his info.
  14. greybeard

    The Beatles - A conversation..

    See how they run like pigs from a gun.
  15. greybeard

    The Beatles - A conversation..

    Dizzy miss Lizzy