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About Stidge

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    Tunbridge Wells Kent

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  • Turn Table
    Garrard 401
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME V, Benz Wood SL
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Pass Labs XP-17
  • Digital Source 1
    Roon NUC
  • Digital Source 2
    AURALiC Aries G1
  • DAC
  • Pre-Amp
    MFA Baby Ref V2
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Stidge

    PS Audio anyone?

    I demo'd the BHK preamp into my ATC Active 50s. I liked it a lot and almost bought it but ultimately it was beaten by a Music First Audio Passive. The BHK may not measure well but it sounded good in my setup. YMMV of course.
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    ATC Owners Club

    I use a passive pre-amp with my active 50s. Sounds really good. It is a Music First Baby Ref 2 but I previously had the Classic V2 which was also excellent. They come up for sale secondhand fairly often for around £900 or give Jonathan at MFA a call. He is a really nice chap and very helpful. I did audition quite a few active pre-amps but the passive beat them when comparing head to head.
  3. Stidge

    DAC Off Part 2: Qutest vs RME ADI-2 DAC

    So why do you sell other DACs? I don't understand if this is as good as it gets.
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    DAC Off Part 2: Qutest vs RME ADI-2 DAC

    What I don't understand is if Keith is correct then why does he sell a variety of DACs? Surely he should be selling the cheapest one that measures well? Any spend above the cost of that DAC is wasted money and could be construed as 'ripping off' his customers. I guess some of the more expensive DACs may have more features but most of those features will be adding 'distortion' anyway. Keith, please can you explain?
  5. Stidge

    FS: Chord Hugo

    Now Sold
  6. Stidge

    FS: Chord Hugo

  7. Stidge

    FS: Chord Hugo

    Original Chord Hugo for sale in, the better sounding, black. This is the later model with more space around the sockets. I have owned from new since late 2014. At the end of 2016 it went back to Chord for a service and the batteries were changed. Always used in my main system, sitting on my rack so is pretty much immaculate. I have the original box, instructions and accessories so easy to post although it can be collected from Tunbridge Wells if you prefer (where I can also demo). They seem to be going for around £600 on eBay so how about £550 plus postage. If you would like further info or photos please let me know Thanks for reading Regards Steve
  8. Stidge

    What companies, out of Business, did you LOVE???

    +1 for Garrard
  9. Stidge

    "Tasting" vs. Objective Listening

    Seems like a good definition.
  10. Stidge

    "Tasting" vs. Objective Listening

    Hmmm it is interesting. A minor grammatical error doesn't change what he was trying to say. Whether you agree with it or not. If English isn't the authors first language or it has been badly translated (by Google Translate for example) it doesn't mean they don't have expertise in a subject. This is all semantics though and I am not sure a hifi forum is the place for such literary criticism. And back to your earlier point: a person might be a good electrician even if they can't spell or are dyslexic....
  11. Stidge

    "Tasting" vs. Objective Listening

    Yeah it was a bit. Do all posts get checked for grammar and spelling? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Stidge

    "Tasting" vs. Objective Listening

    But surely you have to listen to the combination to identify the synergy? And I can do that with normal listening.
  13. Stidge

    "Tasting" vs. Objective Listening

    But how did they measure Keith?
  14. Stidge

    "Tasting" vs. Objective Listening

    Getting back on topic (although nice to hear all about B&O speakers) I can't understand why we keep having all these discussions about objective listening and the like. Ultimately if it sounds good to you in your system then it is good. It doesn't matter what anyone else says or whether you are not listening to it in the right way. Whatever that is. Maybe there is synergy with the rest of your system which others can't hear (because they have other kit) or maybe you have a preference for warm sounding kit. It doesn't matter. Your opinion is the only one that matters.
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    Facts vs Myths

    How do you measure emotion then?