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About ff1d1l

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  • Turn Table
    JVC QL-66Y, Techie
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Russel Technologies
  • Digital Source 1
    Sony CDP-557ESD
  • Digital Source 2
    Yamaha DVD2700,
  • DAC
    W4Sound,MusFid V90
  • Integrated Amp
    Luxman L5
  • Pre-Amp
    Khozmo zfoil passive
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    Luxkit Z504, Z501
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    Urei 811, 12"M Golds
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade
  1. Well, did the tour...a certain faded country house elegance seems to have been lost to the motorway services aesthetic, but the rooms look a little bigger, and if so probably an exchange worth making. Will you be coming Fred? I guess Nicky won't be able to make it, but great if you did?
  2. Pembrokeshire Bake off.

    I'm a bit late saying this, but curry would be fab...!
  3. If you are interested in SQ discs for the music rather than entertainment value, the Barenboim Faure's Requiem with D Fischer-Dieskau is an awesome version, and aside from a small amount of tape overload and a little tape hiss the stereo playback is excellent. I'd assume in quad it would be knockout. Re Quad DSOTM - the Alan Parsons version used to be fairly easily findable on the net, as a file. This is excellent sound quality and IMHO shows a clean pair of heels to any vinyl version, even the Original Master recording on vinyl. Actually, Serge, don't you think the way to enjoy quad sound is with DVD-A on a multi disc player, as I do - have this idea you're a specs man
  4. Pembrokeshire Bake off.

    Fred, Ian the doc says yes please he'd very much like to come. We'll maybe bring some of his kit too....not the Autographs though...
  5. Pembrokeshire Bake off.

    Hoping to be there too, Keith...Shame you both can't make Pembroke.
  6. I bet it didn't sound modest, Colin!
  7. Pembrokeshire Bake off.

    Sure will Fred....maybe bring my silver pre, maybe if there's a dac bakeoff maybe my Mus Fid V90 Dac/Wyred4Sound Remedy, just to see how it lies in the Dac hierarchy...Did you end up making a pre with autoformers? Be interesting to compare if you did... Should be OK without a bed as I can stay at Ian the Docs on the way down and back. If he's around that is. Really enjoyed your last bakeoff, BTW, was like old friends meeting up.
  8. Pembrokeshire Bake off.

    I'll just butt in to say, Fred and Nicky, any November date apart from the 11th is OK for me... And if you're not over subscribed would it be OK to bring my Tannoy doc friend from Borth? He's still never been to a bakeoff...I don't mind at all if you want to hold off and see interest and have him on the subs bench. I haven't mentioned it to him yet so what he doesn't know won't hurt him! And re multi disc players - watch some of the Sonys - they won't play DVD Audio discs. Which ability is, to my mind, a more useful facility than SACD playback, as Hi Res files may be burnt to blank DVD discs with the appropriate software (I use Cirlinca) giving you the ability to create home produced DVD Audio discs. Which will play on most players, but not some Sonys. Home produced SACDs seem to be for the truly dedicated...
  9. Pembrokeshire Bake off.

    Hi Fred Would love to come if I can...
  10. I have a homebrew passive based on silver TX102 transformers from MFA. I found eliminating switches - balanced/line, 6db, and making a direct input bypassing the selector all made a difference, cumulatively quite a large one. The baby ref has no selector and scores highly in audition. If you haven't seen it, this is a great piece on passives - I particularly like how they reference to real instruments as part of the quality judgement. It includes the Baby Ref. https://musicfirstaudio.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/musgrave-on-line-controls.pdf If you don't want to spend so much, but want to possibly equal or even exceed MFA passives performance, you might look at the Intact Audio autoformers. They're modular and would just need putting in a box and some simple soldering. You could, if you wished for ultimate performance even make your pre with flying leads, eliminating two more potentially deleterious contact points. http://www.intactaudio.com/atten.html
  11. What are you listening to right now?

    This...from 20.45. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b097596s More feelgood moments than a Beatles LP...
  12. Your top 5 favourite ever albums

    Today they are mainly: King Crimson Islands Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking Old and in the Way Old and in the Way Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town Lyle Lovett Joshua Judges Ruth
  13. Liverpool bake off 12th August

    The unexpected has come up and I'm not going to be able to make it - apologies to Geoff and all, and best wishes for a great day.
  14. Brexit Bill - do you want to pay?

    You assume the EU still wants us as a member...don't think you can take this as a given, now. Nevertheless.... You're buying a second hand car... "Sir likes the colour? Would sir like to pay now?" "Hang on, I think I should look under the bonnet and maybe take a test drive before putting my hand in my pocket" or "Sir likes the colour? Would sir like to pay now?" "Absolutely, my man. Fetch your wheelbarrow"