MotherSky

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About MotherSky

  • Rank
    Wammer

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  • Location
    Shropshire

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  • Turn Table
    JVC TT-71;DIY plinth
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    DIY Hadcock / MMIII
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    on board LS100
  • Digital Source 1
    PSAudio PWT
  • Digital Source 2
    Auralic Aries Femto
  • DAC
    Modwright Elyse
  • Pre-Amp
    Modwright LS100
  • Power Amp/s
    Sugden Musicmaster
  • My Speakers
    Proac Response 1sc
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. MotherSky

    F/S. Thorens TD 125 Mk 11 turntable.

    This is a ridiculous bargain - can also vouch for Jon as a completely trustworthy seller - I can't justify (domestically) a third turntable, or I would have this in the blink of an eye..
  2. MotherSky

    Shame!

    You are right of course - highlighting this element was ill considered - perhaps it is the perceived proliferation of offboard power supplies and my hatred for "upgrade" options that turn out to be necessary for acceptable performance - I suppose my real complaint is that I don't enjoy endless tweaking with digital equipment - I have the analogue domain for that - If only the "bits are bits, it's all just zeroes and ones" dogma were borne out by my experience, I'd have been saved an awful lot of tedium...
  3. MotherSky

    Shame!

    Hmm - in a way this sums up my frustration with my latest audio 'journey' - lots of previously marginal issues seem to disproportionately affect sound quality in a way that makes no rational sense - I am seriously considering abandoning the whole Idea of streaming/file based audio and going back to CDs - I understand physical media and know how to make it work properly - the whole of what might loosely be referred to as computer audio seems absurdly complex and difficult to get right - stupidly expensive power supplies are just the tip of the iceberg
  4. MotherSky

    vintage hifi dealers in midlands

    Classique Sounds Leicester would be worth a look - I've found them to be very friendly and helpful in the past - MH
  5. MotherSky

    Wtd: digital stuff

    Comet plus on PFM currently for £1800 - MH
  6. MotherSky

    Suitable amplifier for b&w 803

    I would be inclined to keep an eye out for an Audio Analogue Maestro - it has had various incarnations, the latest of which would not be in budget, but an earlier model, as a second hand buy, would be well worth considering - in my experience it is very well voiced for B&W kit - MH
  7. MotherSky

    What pre-amplifier for £2-3k

    I would second this - I can't see how you'd do better for that sort of outlay - to my ears Modwright kit is just so well balanced. As an aside, I tried really hard to like the Music First pre (the original copper wound version) but found it sucked all the life out of the music....
  8. MotherSky

    FS - Atlas Mavros AES/EBU digital cable

    Sold pending payment.....
  9. For Sale Atlas Mavros AES/EBU 0.5M - unmarked condition, boxed - system reconfiguration has made this surplus to requirements - an excellent cable purchased by me from Futureshop for about £300 if memory serves - how does £120 including RM special delivery sound? drop me a PM if you would like any further info - collection welcome from Shrewsbury area - PPG or cash on collection - MH
  10. Picking blind, I'd go (Marantz)/Caspian/LS50 as a starting point - I've never got along with ATC or Focal kit - if it were me, I'd move those on and add a decent sealed cab sub...
  11. MotherSky

    FS - Uptone Regen USB filter/reclocker

    should probably list this on ebay bump....
  12. MotherSky

    Wanted - Audio Analogue Puccini amplifier

    I owned the Puccini SE (original non remote version) for several years - I auditioned it alongside the non SE version and thought it was streets ahead - I'm pretty sure I paid £450 brand new from Oxford Audio Consultants (1998?) - the matching Paganini CD player I didn't think was much cop - certainly not as good as the Arcam Alpha 6 I had at the time - I found B&W speakers an excellent match (I tried a LOT of speakers, and ended up with the CDM1se) - my brother still has my old amp, and it's never missed a beat - it has a sort of easy going character that makes everything listenable - the phono stage is also very respectable - really nicely made as well - happy hunting - MH
  13. MotherSky

    TECHNICS SL 150 turntable

    These can sound really good with a bit of fiddling - I knocked up a Rega armboard and stuck an old RB300 on one for a friend wondering about returning to vinyl - he put an AT110e on it, and is still using it as his main deck - a serious bargain at £90
  14. MotherSky

    From ugly ducking

    That looks very smart Graham - I do think my counterpane makes a better backdrop than your worktop though... must also say that have also had excellent service in the past from J7/Johnnie - I really fancy trying his unipivot once my ship comes in
  15. https://www.stereophile.com/content/uptone-audio-usb-regen http://www.itemaudio.co.uk/home/802-uptone-usb-regen.html Uptone Regen USB device for sale - very highly thought of in its native USA, I believe the designer is also responsible for key filtering elements of the MicroRendu - I bought this to use between my laptop and DAC to dip my toe in the streaming waters as it were... having now invested in a boutique network bridge crammed to the gills with filtering and reclocking circuitry, this is now superfluous - I did find it made a substantial difference to the output from the USB socket on my laptop, even without resorting to linear power supplies and similar voodoo - more details can be found through the above links - yours for the princely sum of £85 + £2.50 postage, PPG or BT - collection welcome from Shrewsbury area - if you need more info drop me a PM - MH