gintonic

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About gintonic

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    Noise, distortion & faff
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  • Real Name
    simon

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    OL Resolution mk2
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    OL Encntr/VdH Colibr
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Allnic H1500 SE+
  • Digital Source 1
    Intel NUC & HiFace2
  • Digital Source 2
    Opera Consonance 5.0
  • DAC
    Audio Note DAC 2.1x
  • Integrated Amp
    N.A.F Supreme 300b
  • Pre-Amp
    AV: Anthem MRX 510
  • My Speakers
    AN/E SPe Sig Hemp
  • Headphones
    AKG
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. gintonic

    Your Pet Photos

    they love to climb - so I built them a door height climbing pole and raised platform bed 2017-11-16_08-25-25 by uh_simon, on Flickr the platform leads across the ornament cupboards at ceiling height 20161022_193340 [3822648] by uh_simon, on Flickr found Ziggy in the wardrobe once WP_20160620_22_47_06_Pro by uh_simon, on Flickr and just the other day, I went upstairs to find Marley sitting on the newel post 2018-04-13_02-21-29 by uh_simon, on Flickr
  2. gintonic

    Your Pet Photos

    yes I had to construct some covers - the cats destroyed the foams on the woofers, and they had to go back to AN for repair. here is a close up of the covers 2017-10-16_06-39-10 by uh_simon, on Flickr you'll see a perspex enclosure on the left, which I built to cat proof the chains from the cuckoo clock as Ziggy like swinging on them The curtains you see Ziggy climbing are now knackered. That is two pairs of curtains Ziggy has killed in his two years of life. The curtains are going soon to be replaced by blinds
  3. gintonic

    Your Pet Photos

    all grown up now, but the boys are best mates - in fact they are inseparable 20170417_130308 [13479649] by uh_simon, on Flickr 20170616_191633 by uh_simon, on Flickr 20170724_155444 by uh_simon, on Flickr 20180216_102411 by uh_simon, on Flickr and still being naughty - Ziggy up the curtains 20171011_205211[16927] by uh_simon, on Flickr marley likes to sit on top of the door, and drop on to your shoulder as you walk past 2018-02-08_10-16-01 by uh_simon, on Flickr
  4. we won't be making it either, lost a day yesterday clearing up the from an incompetent plumber, now I have a bathroom basin to fit.
  5. I go to loads in the last week we have been to two. We probably go to 30-40 gigs per year and maybe 2 or 3 festivals. I don't mind the large venues - in my mind they tend to pay more attention to the PA than the smaller ones. I also get troubled by a poor view in some of the largest venues - Like the 02 at Greenwich (unless you have standing tickets or expensive premium tickets) there seems little point going to see someone when the stage is so far away. Wembley is a tad better, but again standing tickets are a must. The London Stadium, is appalling - and devoid of atmosphere. It is all the really small ones that seem to over amplify. IME the little intimate venues like the 100 Club on Oxford Street get it so wrong. Alexandra Palace for Rag'n'Bone Man last week was a prime example of over amplification, although moving towards the back of the auditorium improved matters. A few days earlier we were at Brighton Dome, right at the front and the PA was very good.
  6. gintonic

    Logburner frustrations.

    I think I have been blocked as well.
  7. gintonic

    Logburners Spiel.

    gosh this has been going on for while - why didn't carry on from your old thread?
  8. gintonic

    Which 300b?

    they came with the amp which I got second hand and have had for about 3.5 years
  9. gintonic

    Which 300b?

    interesting thread, although I am nowhere needing to replace my matched quad of AN 300b's (although I don't know who makes the AN ones), they sound mightily fine in my Italian lump of integrated amp.
  10. in previous years - you just bring the paypal payment receipt. But that might have changed
  11. gintonic

    Yamaha NS5000 speakers.

    my experience was clearly different. Mind you that is all water under the bridge, my interest in HiFi as a hobby has waned, although not my interest in music. I settled on valves, and I am enjoying what my system does in my room.
  12. gintonic

    Yamaha NS5000 speakers.

    maybe - I think in any one system transducers make the biggest difference and the amp makes minor differences. I rarely hear huge differences between SS amps. So a speaker that disagrees with my ears, is never going to sufficiently be improved so it agrees with my ears by just changing the amp. I learnt this many years ago, by SS amp swapping time and time again, to get a pair of speakers producing a sound I liked in my room. In the end getting rid of the speakers solved my problem. It was a costly adventure. Valves are a different kettle of fish though.
  13. gintonic

    Yamaha NS5000 speakers.

    it is interesting how subjective these things are. I have heard both types of Yam speaker, albeit the NS5000's only briefly at the Indulgence show, and many many different NS1000s, and I haven't yet managed to hear something that pleases my brain. IMO both are way over rated.
  14. My Mrs is my partner in crime. She chose the speakers and amp. She coughed up the £5k for the speakers. Neither of us is house proud, we both dislike children, perfect.....
  15. thanks guys - yes it is a pity and we were looking forward to it, but my wife really didn't want to go - she is rather attached to our long weekend in Melton, and she didn't quite feel the same love for coming to Kegworth. We might though drive up and visit on the day - we'll see We will visit Harrogate again though!