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bigfish786

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About bigfish786

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    Wammer
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  • Location
    Yorkshire
  • Real Name
    Lee

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  • Turn Table
    Marantz TT15-S1
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Clearaudio/Nagaoka
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Marantz Integrated
  • Digital Source 1
    Marantz SA14S1SE
  • Digital Source 2
    ipod Classic 5 30GB
  • Integrated Amp
    Marantz PM14S1SE
  • My Speakers
    Focal Chorus 826v
  • Headphones
    Musical Fidelity MF100
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. bigfish786

    Turntable night

    i have two that i use, the clearaudio virtuoso and nagaoka ts12 boron
  2. bigfish786

    Turntable night

    part two, of turntable night/weekend. back to the coloured vinyl, more Trivium. may as well make the most of the weekend!
  3. bigfish786

    Turntable night

    Can’t say as I’ve ever noticed the difference tbh!
  4. bigfish786

    The Truth About Vinyl - Vinyl vs. Digital

    Does genre have any impact on perceived differences of digital v analog?
  5. bigfish786

    superfi gone under?

    It’s always a shame to see stores go under. But it’s easy to understand. Personally, I have bought my first “all new” system in individual purchases over the space of a few years, spending over 5 grand. But... that’s me done for many years to come. And that’s probably where hifi dealers lose out the most. Once you are completely happy with your hifi, you aren’t going to spend any more money . Bricks and mortar stores just cannot survive selling hifi alone.
  6. bigfish786

    Turntable night

    I think the TT and Sacd Player sold for roughly the same amount when released. After having the turntable in action for over an hour, it is fighting back, maybe the amp/phono stage needed a bit of time to warm up! Ive had 4 beers too.. which is also having an effect lol. Oh, and all the records are on Coloured vinyl... no black stuff tonight. 🤪
  7. bigfish786

    Turntable night

    After a long hard week at work, on the drive home I decided to have a night listening to some new records I bought a while back, but never got round to opening and playing them. I’ve also been enjoying my new SA14S1SE much more than I ever thought I would. It’s nice to see the turntable in action, and have the enjoyment of opening four or five new albums. And I’m getting a little more exercise getting up every 15 mins to flip a record over. Comparing the Marantz TT15S1 against the SA14S1SE, wow.... there’s not much in it to be honest, but I think the SA14S1SE just about comes out on top, it really is a quality piece of kit. Anyway, I’m going to enjoy the rest of my evening listening to the Trivium back catalogue on my turntable. Have a good weekend wammers.
  8. bigfish786

    Marantz Premium Products Anyone ?

    the only noise i have noticed is when cycling through the disc/input menu. it clicks as it gets to the CD selection. i have still not tried the rear usb connection, or any hi res files. but i'm more than happy with the disc playback and the front usb. i've loaded 450 albums onto the memory stick so i've got practically the whole of my cd collection on tap.
  9. bigfish786

    Cassette Deck Thread

    i'm still having fun with cassettes. i've got a Denon DRM595 now. i never really stopped listening to cassettes, i had a Technics midi system which was my main hifi for years, till i upgraded then it found its way into my bedroom, and was used a lot up until we moved house.
  10. bigfish786

    Marantz Premium Products Anyone ?

    i'm a very happy owner of both the Pm14s1se and sa14s1se. i bought the amp first as i was very happy with my moon cd player, i then bought the sacd player, and was blown away by the difference in performance. worth every penny. even the front usb port playing mp3 at 320 sounds fantastic. as a pairing, they make all the right noises, and look beautiful to boot! apparently, the sa41s1se version has been improved to play hi res files via the rear usb, so if that is of interest, i'd go for it no question. it took me a long time to finally try marantz, i genuinely wish i'd done it a lot sooner.
  11. being an owner of both the SA14 & PM14 i would love to hear the ruby's to compare.
  12. bigfish786

    Has vinyl become mainstream?

    vinyl is so 2018. Cassette is where its happening right now!
  13. bigfish786

    Here’s to another year of....

    Maybe I should use more of those smiley face things! 🤣
  14. bigfish786

    Here’s to another year of....

    Don’t worry, I haven’t got a serious bone in my body. I did take it as a joke, honestly! I’ve been out on the razz all day, and typing on an iPad is sooo hard, so I tried to keep it short and sweet.
  15. bigfish786

    Here’s to another year of....

    I try to see the positive side of things, so I would say that the QED cable allows my CD player to shine, whereas the cusat cable could benefit someone with a dark, gloomy sound. Or if you were lacking some mid/high range. It’s not about the money either, the QED cost me £5