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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

    Fully automatic TT for parents

    I have a technics SL 1800 which is a great DD semi automatic TT. Also has the benefit of some suspension. Sent from my balcony in sunny Portugal 😁
  2. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    (Whats the story) Morning glory? - Oasis Flac
  3. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    EBTG - Temperamental CD
  4. greybeard

    Abbey road studios

    What day are you going Steve?
  5. greybeard

    The Wam - Premier League predictor

    Congratulations Jeff, you trounced us
  6. greybeard

    Adding distortion to improve percieved sound

    Now, that makes perfect sense.
  7. Thanks for that I could only find the single album version
  8. It seems to be only the original album remastered, just one LP
  9. greybeard

    Vasken's Obituary

    Never met the man, but sad news indeed. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and members on here who knew him. RIP
  10. greybeard


    My parents house was full of first pressings, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery 😁
  11. greybeard


    Nigel, that looks like some nice G-Plan furniture you have there
  12. greybeard

    Adding distortion to improve percieved sound

    Hi-Fi The way in which one person would greet another person named "Fi". Also (erroneously) short for "high fidelity" - used to describe recorded sound, that sounds faithfully like the original production of the sound. It's a term that originated in the 1950's (before stereos) to describe sound-recording equipment that provided faithful reproductions, but nowadays is used mostly by audiophiles. Fi: Hey there buddy! You: Hi-Fi!
  13. greybeard

    Adding distortion to improve percieved sound

    Marlew, I agree with a lot of what you say, especially regarding speakers and size, although I prefer mine active. But I have to disagree about the Technics 1200/1210, and yes I do own one. I added sorbothane spheres for feet, and yes I did change the arm eventually(sonic sircle modded SME3009) but even the original arm, setup correctly with a well chosen cartridge, does sound better than most say. But with the modifications I have done it sounds wonderful, it spins the record at exactly 33/3 (what more can it do) there is a huge amount of torque in the motor(it stops and starts better than my Jag ) The bearing is quiet. I'm a bit of a cynic these days, but I believe Technics, realised how good this deck was, and they were selling it far too cheap, for the Hi-Fi market. So they stopped manufacturing for a short period, then brought out a slightly modded new version, to sell for 5 times the price. Good business practice. Oh and for those of you interested this is the Sonik Sircle arm
  14. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    Casualties of cool. CD
  15. greybeard

    What are you listening to right now?

    Mulligan, Getz and Desmond