Gizza

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About Gizza

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Personal Info

  • Location
    Sutton Coldfield
  • Real Name
    Gary

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Techics SL-J11
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Angle Audio MM
  • Digital Source 1
    Squeezebox Touch
  • Digital Source 2
    AS-modded Pneer 757i
  • DAC
    AS Dax Discrete Vari
  • Pre-Amp
    AS Passion passive
  • Power Amp/s
    EAR 509 x 4 monos
  • My Speakers
    ESL63/Gradients/Rels
  • Headphones
    Stax
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Gizza

    What are you listening to right now?

    I have to agree with him, an incredibly talented musician. I love his general joy of life and sense of humour. I remember seeing a documentary about him in the 80's and boy, did he flirt with and wind up his female backing singers. Hard to believe that someone who was born blind could make so much of their lives. A true inspiration to many.
  2. Gizza

    What are you listening to right now?

    I'd forgotten just what a masterpiece this is - Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in The Key of Life'. Looking on wikipedia at the list of personnel involved on the album. Wow: Stevie Wonder – harmonica, arranger, keyboards, programming, vocals, drums Michael Sembello – guitar Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel George Benson – guitar, vocals Ronnie Foster – organ Herbie Hancock – keyboards, handclapping Dean Parks – guitar Greg Phillinganes – keyboards W. G. "Snuffy" Walden – guitar Nathan Watts – bass guitar, vocals, handclapping Greg Brown – drums Raymond Lee Pounds – drums Hank Redd – alto and tenor saxophone George Bohannon – trombone Ben Bridges – guitar, sitar Dorothy Ashby – harp Bobbi Humphrey – flute Howard "Buzzy" Feiten – guitar Steve Madaio – trumpet Trevor Lawrence – tenor saxophone Glen Ferris – trombone Jim Horn – saxophone Deniece Williams – vocals Minnie Riperton – vocals Gary Byrd – vocals Michael Wycoff – vocals Larry Scott – sound effects Carol Cole – percussion Bobbye Hall – percussion Jay Boy Adams – vocals Nathan Alford, Jr. – percussion Henry America – vocals Linda America – vocals Baradras – vocals Brenda Barnett – vocals Khalif Bobatoon – vocals Starshemah Bobatoon – vocals Sudana Bobatoon – vocals Charles Brewer – percussion, programming, vocals Shirley Brewer – percussion, vocals, speaking part Berry Briges – vocals Cecilia Brown – vocals Eddie "Bongo" Brown – percussion Jean Brown – vocals Rodney Brown – vocals Colleen Carleton – percussion, vocals Addie Cox – vocals Agnideva Dasa – vocals Duryodhana Guru Dasa – vocals Jayasacinandana Dasa – vocals Jitamrtyi Dasa – vocals Vedavyasa Dasa – vocals Cinmayi Dasi – vocals Yogamaya Dasi – vocals Carolyn Dennis – vocals Bhakta Eddie – vocals Doe Rani Edwards – vocals Jacqueline F. English – vocals Ethel Enoex – vocals Al Jocko Fann – vocals Barbara Fann – vocals Melani Fann – vocals Shelley Fann – vocals Tracy Fann – vocals John Fischbach – percussion, programming, vocals, engineer Susie Fuzzell – vocals Carmelo Garcia – percussion, timbales Anthony Givens – vocals Audrey Givens – vocals Derrick Givens – vocals Mildred Givens – vocals Michael Lee Gray – vocals Mimi Green – vocals Susaye Greene Brown – vocals Bhakta Gregory – vocals Renee Hardaway – percussion, vocals John Harris – sound effects Jeania Harris – vocals John Harris – programming Troy Harris – vocals Nelson Hayes – percussion, sound effects, vocals Terry Hendricks – vocals H. David Henson – assistant engineer Don Hunter – programming, sound effects Adrian Janes – vocals Josie James – vocals Calvin Johnson – vocals Carol Johnson – vocals Patricia Johnson – vocals Madelaine Jones – vocals Bhakta Kevin – vocals Phillip Kimble – vocals James Lambert – vocals Linda Lawrence – vocals Irma Leslie – vocals Kim Lewis – vocals Carl Lockhart – vocals Gail Lockhart – vocals Raymond Maldonado – percussion, trumpet Carolyn Massenburg – vocals Article May – vocals Charity McCrary – vocals Linda McCrary-Campbell – vocals Lonnie Morgan – vocals Kim Nixon – vocals Lisa Nixon – vocals Larri Nuckens – vocals Larry Latimer – percussion, vocals Amale Mathews – percussion, vocals Gary Olazabal – engineer, bass sound Edna Orso – percussion, vocals Marietta Waters – percussion, vocals Josette Valentino – percussion, vocals, handclapping Gwen Perry – vocals Gregory Rudd – vocals Rukmini – vocals Yolanda Simmons – vocals, handclapping Keith Slaughter – vocals Rosona Starks – vocals Dennis Swindell – vocals Sundray Tucker – vocals Gary Veney – vocals Sheryl Walker – vocals Mary Lee Whitney – vocals Syreeta Wright – vocals Michael Gray – vocals William Moore – vocals Fountain Jones – programming Aisha Morris – crying on "Isn't She Lovely"
  3. Ahem...Why does the back panel read MC/MM Phono disc equaliser?
  4. Gizza

    one word daily

    Doofer.
  5. Gizza

    Notre Dame Cathederal fire

    Very, very sad. A beautiful piece of history that will never be the same.
  6. Can't wait to hear your findings on the 3082 cable with stats. Going by the Sanders white paper, I'm anticipating good things.
  7. Gizza

    What are you listening to right now?

    If you've not heard it, try and listen to their album 'The Original Soundtrack'. It's one I really enjoy playing from time to time. Not as commercial as a lot of their stuff.
  8. Hi John, have you tried the W3082 yet with your '57's? Regards, Gary.
  9. Gizza

    A frank seller!

    Let's hope the buyer really does find that the item does sweet F/A, otherwise the seller may receive their first negative feedback 😁
  10. Gizza

    To preamp or not

    Yes, I was guessing that without the preamp, you were having to chop off digital bits, which probably led to poorer sound quality. With your 200+ watt amp, I can see that there was no choice.
  11. Gizza

    What are you listening to right now?

    Probably my second favourite album by this band - A New World Record by the veritable Electric Light Orchestra.
  12. Gizza

    To preamp or not

    ... sorry, duplicate post as I thought it hadn't posted first time around.
  13. Gizza

    To preamp or not

    Out of interest, did you have the volume down fairly low when using the volume control on the streamer?
  14. Gizza

    To preamp or not

    My twopenny worth- I used to use my Audio Synthesis Dac/pre into an Audio Synthesis Passive pre then out to my active crossover and into valve monoblocs. I actually preferred the sound without the passive pre in circuit but needed the ability to switch between sources. Since inserting a Minidsp 2x4HD in circuit, configured as the digital active crossover, I'm going from my digital streamer straight into the minidsp via Toslink and straight from that into my valve amps. The more direct the path, the better, I've found.