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    Terry

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    Just come from the Groovehandle and pleased to be one of the first members of this new Forum. Congratulations on setting it up so quickly and good luck.

    As a first post it is perhaps worth listing my kit:

    Naim CDSII/XPS/Nac 52/Supercap/Nap 250/KEFKIT 3

    How about others doing likewise until the ideas start coming for new threads.

    By the way anyone interested in discussing 70s KEF speakers or drive units (or just speakers of any kind) are welcome at:

    SpeakerTalk

    Terry
     
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    julian2002 Muper Soderator

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    new update....

    Music:
    PII 400 music server with 0.5Tb of storage.
    Slim Devices Squeezebox 2
    Audio Synthesis DAX Decade
    Vincent SP T-100 Valve / Solid State hybrid monoblocks
    Home made IPL s5tl monster speakers.

    Cables:
    Maplins Mains Hydra.
    Eichmann terminated shark digital i/c
    Eichmann terminated dual shielded studio i/c
    Short Chord odyssey2 bi-wired speaker cable - bare wire termination.
    all cables home made (except the odyssey2 obviously)


    Movies.
    Toshiba D-R1 multiregion dvd recorder
    NTL Cable box.
    Cheap panasonic av in a box with sub/sat speakers totally seperate from the hi-fi.
    Panasonic 4:3 21 ish inch tv.

    stands etc.
    1x Alphason 5 shelf stand
    2x argos granite chopping board / mitchel tenderfeet concoctions

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    Speaker build diary
    cheers

    julian
     
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    Robbo

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    Simaudio Eclipse CD player (on Seismic Sink)
    Audio Research CA50 Integrated
    ProAc Response 1SC speakers
    Townshend Isolda DCT Interconnect
    Kimber 8TC/4TC
    RA Reference Powerkord
    RA superpurifier
     
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    bottleneck talks a load of rubbish

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    never done this before, but here goes..

    SPEAKERS
    Living Voice Avatars, with custom bracing and finish.

    CDP
    Micromega T-Dac T-Drive
    XLO balanced cable

    TT
    Gyrodec (black/bronze)
    Helius Scorpio
    Ortofohn Kontrapunkt A

    PHONO STAGE
    Conrad Johnson Premier 6 Nuvistor MC-MM
    EAR 834P

    LINE STAGE
    Audio Innovations L1

    POWER AMP
    Lectron JH50 (50w push/pull valve)

    SPEAKER CABLE
    Goertz M2

    INTERCONNECTS AND CABLING
    BIY Silver cable, soon to be Goertz too.
    Power Cables/mains block
    BIY silver/copper mix and foo foo :)

    RACK
    Target glass/alu
     
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    Dev Moderator

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    Arcam Alpha 9 CD Player
    Squeezebox
    TVC and Rogue Audio Stereo 90 power amp
    Denon 3805 AV Receiver
    Pioneer 626D DVD Player
    Tannoy D700 speakers
    Sound Organisation Z560 Rack
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    Notice the perfect fit between the power amp and rack:).

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    Second System:-

    Terratec sound card >> Entech 205.2 DAC >> DIY Amp >> Tannoy SRM10B.
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    My new toy:D:-

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    lowrider Live music is surround

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    AV SYSTEM

    Arcam........................FMJ DV27 (DVD)
    Krell .........................Showcase (processor)
    Bel Canto...................eVo 6 Gen II bridged (front + center)
    Bryston......................PowerPac 120 x 2 (surround)

    Loewe........................Vitros 32" (TV)

    SPEAKERS

    Sonus Faber................Electra Amator II (front)
    ................................Signum (surround)
    Proac.........................Response CC2 (center)
    REL............................Strata III x 2 (subwoofers)

    CABLES

    Apogee.......................Wide-Eye, Neutrik XLR (IC balanced)
    .................................Wide-Eye, Neutrik Profi (IC digital DVD)
    Deltec (DPA)................Black Sixteen, WBT midline (front + center speakers)
    Cable Talk...................3.1, WBT midline (surround speakers)
    Monster Cable..............YM2F-H (splitter subwoofers)
    Audioquest..................G-Snake (IC subwoofers)
    LAT International..........VI-6 Mark II (component video DVD)
    Siltech........................HF-7S, AQ silver (IC digital cableTV)
    Chord..........................SCART RGB (cableTV)
    QED............................Broadcast RVR (RF cableTV)

    MAINS

    HMS...........................SSDR (wall socket)
    Audio Agile...................8 way block
    Van Den Hul.................Mainsstream (power cables)
    Russ Andrews...............Silencer
    .................................PowerPac II (cableTV)

    SUPPORTS/TWEAKS

    Standesign..................DTV 36 + acrylic shelf (rack)
    Stillpoints....................cones (Arcam + Bel Canto)
    .................................ERS (Arcam + Krell)
    Sonus Faber................Iron (stands)
    Soundcare...................Superspikes (Sonus Faber + REL)

    Room.........................15'x 9'x 24' (golden ratio)


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    Chea Johndle Bizarre Serpent Foomaster

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    Hi People...:D

    My Kit.....

    Pioneer DVD 696
    Jungson JA1 Pre-amp.
    Jungson JA99C Power amp.
    Apogee Duetta Signature speakers.
    Vertex AQ Kinabalu Platforms.
    Vertex AQ Solfonn interconnect.
    Vertex AQ Moncayo Speaker Cable.
    Vertex AQ Jaya Mains Filters.

    Thats about it.....:cool:
     
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    tones compulsive cantater

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    Location:
    Switzerland
    No.1 system:

    Linn Mimik CD player
    Linn Wakonda Pre-amp
    Linn LK85 and 100 power amps
    Linn Keilidh speakers (two-way active)
    Luxman twin cassette deck (daughters' property))

    - plus -

    Panasonic S75 DVD player
    some insignificant little Grundig TV (smallest stereo model they had)
    JVC VCR (number forgotten, no, actually never known)

    - all held together by -

    Linn interconnects (the ones that came with the stuff
    QED Profile Silver 12 speaker cable (bought only because of wonderful skinniness - fits under little Swiss skirting boards)

    No.2 system

    Linn LP12/Ekos/Klyde with Creek OBH-9SE phono stage
    Meridian 588 CD player
    Quad 44/303 (303 with Net-Audio* modification) and EAR 834L/Quad 606 (switchable between the two and used as alternatives - CD plays through both, everything else plays through EAR)
    Graham Slee "Solo" headphone amp into Grado SR-125 or Beyerdynamic DT880 headphones
    Sony cassette deck (number forgotten)
    Rogers LS3/5A
    Linn Sizmik 10.25 subwoofer
    +
    Naim NAIT 2 into Quad ESL57 (Meridian only)

    all connected with whatever happened to be lying around at the time.
     
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    cookiemonster

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    Mat Bon 0013 Going nowhere fast

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    Location:
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    Mine,

    The Main setup:
    Sondek LP12, Ittok LVII, Denon DL-103R, Modified Lingo
    CDi
    NAC72
    HiCAP
    NAP140
    ES11
    KanII

    Headphone setup:
    Etymotic Research ER 4S
    Bang & Olufsen A8
    Sony MDR-7506
    Sony MDR D66SL Eggos
    Monster META42 built by JMT and modded heavily by KurtW
    iPod 1st Gen
    Sony D-303
    Sony DE905
    Sony D-777
    Meridian 206B

    :rolleyes: :D :cool:

    Edit: Xerxes replaced by Linn Sondek LP12 and Beyerdynamic DT880 is history
     
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    Ian J

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    AV Setup

    Amp Denon AVC10SE
    Speakers M&K Professional MPS1510
    DVD Player Pioneer 656A
    Subwoofer SVS 20-39 PC PLus
    Cables Loads of
     
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    liamjf

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    Yet more stuff to add!

    CD: Transport: Micromega T-Drive
    DAC: TAG AV32R - bp192
    POWER AMP: Bel Canto eVo 6
    SPEAKERS: Meadowlark Osprey (modified by Coherent Audio)

    Mains: Trichord Researsch 500VA Mains block, Olsen Sounds Fantastic 8-way, Coherent Audio Connoisseur mains * 2, Black Rhodium 13 *2, RA yello 6-way
    I/C: LAT di20II , Transparent Audio "The Link"
    SPK C: Kimber 4TC

    AV:
    DVD: Denon 2900
    SPK: Monitor Audio Silver 10i Centre, Silver 8i rear,
    I/C+ Cable: QED P75, QED Original, QED SQUART
    + Toshiba 36" PF2
     
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    HenryT

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    Location:
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    CD Player:

    Wadia 860x (modified by Coherent Audio Systems)

    Turntable:

    Acoustic Signature Samba MK II / SME V tonearm / Van Den Hul The Frog cartridge

    The Funk Firm Achromat

    Pre amp:

    Bel Canto Pre2P (with built-in phono stage) - modified by Coherent Audio Systems

    Power amps:

    Bel Canto Evo2 Tripath Monoblocks - very extensively modified by Coherent Audio Systems :D

    Speakers:

    Focal JM Lab Electra 1027 Be

    Interconnects:

    Coherent Audio Systems Connoisseur speaker cables & interconnects

    Vertex AQ tonearm interconnects (on loan)

    Stands/Isolation/Tweaks:

    Townshend Audio VSSS (Versatile Seismic Sink Stand) equipment racks & speaker platforms

    Stillpoints and Risers

    Shakti Stones

    Mains:

    Audio Magic Eclipse mains conditioner

    Coherent Audio Systems Connoisseur power cables

    TV/Movies

    Panasonic TH42PV500 plasma
    Denon DVD-2910 DVD player
    Toshiba DR1 DVD recorder
    Telewest Pace cable TV receiver (also used for radio)

    Bedroom system

    Denon RCD-M35DAB micro system

    [​IMG]

    Last updated: 16 December 2006
     
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    ilockyer rockin' in the free world

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    Puresound Bewitch A8000 CD Player
    Rega Planar 2 > Ortofon 520 cart & stylus
    Nad PP1 Phono Stage
    Pioneer CT-335 tape deck
    Sansui T-60L Tuner (cheers Harry!)
    Sony MDS-JE530 mini disc
    Nad C320 Amp
    Wharfedale Diamond 8.1 speakers
    Sennheiser RS45 Cordless headphones

    Gale XL-315 Speaker Cable
    Cambridge Audio Pacific I/C Tuner > Amp
    Cambridge Audio Studio Reference CD > Amp
    Cambridge Audio Pacific I/C x 2 - Amp > mini-disc
    Cambridge Audio Tape Solution I/C Tape > Amp

    Apple iPod Nano 4GB & Sennheiser MX400 in-ear headphones for on the move

    Speakers on Sound Organisation Z522 stands
    All stored on Target 5 shelf rack bought at the local record fair for £20 (cheers Dom for spotting and phoning up!)
     
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    dominicT former member

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    T/T: Pink Triangle PT TOO (with off board power supply) with Kuzma arm and Dynavector 20XL cartridge and VDH internal cabling. And a Michel Focus S with Linn Basik arm and Rega (something purple cartridge) an 18th birthday present and 19 years later it still looks like the coolest T/T.

    Phono pre-amp: MF XLPS II

    CDP: Wadia T3200 transport / Trichord Pulsemaster with off-board power supply / Wadia X64.4 decoding computer (Trichord interconnects)

    Amp: Nuvista M3

    Speakers: Sonus Faber Amator II with matching SF walnut stands.

    Cabling: Wadia X64.4 to M3 - Chord Chorus; DVD to Wadia X64.4 - VDH something or other XLPS to M3 sonic link pink.

    TV: Leowe Vitros

    DVD: Samsung (used as transport via Wadia X64.4)

    Rack: Hutter (x8 shelves)

    Mains: Dedicated spur and individual MK sockets with built in mains filters x 8

    Roberts Revival radio

    Also have a Quad 33/303 that I might get upgraded - anyone got any thoughts.
     
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    T/T: Michell Mycro with Roksan Artemiz Arm and Sumiko Blue Point Special Cartridge.

    Phone stage: Michell Iso

    CD/DVD Transport: Theta David II with SDI and Laserlinque output modifications.

    Pre/Pro: Theta Casablanca II

    Power Amps: Krell KSA-200S and KAV500/4

    Main speakers: Martin Logan Prodigy

    Centre speaker: Martin Logan Logos

    Surround speakers: Martin Logan Sequel II

    Sub: Velodyne HGS18

    Tuner: Audiolab 8000T

    Cassette Deck: TEAC V8000S

    Video processor: TAW Rock+ SDI

    Projector: Barco Cine 7

    Cabling: Transparent, Nordost, Gordon Fraser

    Supports: Schroer & Schroer, Townsend Seismic Sinks
     
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    John

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    London
    And My Kit.
    Source: Faroudja DV1000 CD/DVD
    Source/amplification: Musical Fidelity CD-PRE24
    Amplification: Roksan Caspian DSP
    Power Amp: Roksan Caspian 5 Ch
    Speakers: Dali Grand Diva, Grand Vocal (centre), Royal Menuet (rear)
    Interconnects, BIY, Eichmann Silver Bullets, Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista silver cable (if anyone wants a few metres of this then PM me)
    Speaker Cable: VDH Teatrack (Bi-wired)
    Power Cords, BIY shielded with ferrites.
    Cans: Grado SR60 / Sennhieser HD590/ Musical Fidelity X-cans
    Tuner: Tivoli Model One radio
    TTable: Planar 25, OL modded RB600, Super Elys, X-LP phono

    And whatever else I happen to have at the time which is changing every week... :MILD:
     
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    nsherin In stereo nirvana...

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    Location:
    Portsmouth, UK
    Hardware:

    CD Player: NAD C521BEE
    Interconnect to Amp: QED Qunex One

    Turntable: Pro-ject Debut II
    Phono Stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box
    Interconnect to Phono Stage: Integrated into the TT
    Interconnect to Amp from Phono Stage: QED Qunex One

    Tuner: Rotel RT-940AX
    Interconnect to Amp: QED Qunex One

    VCR: Sony SLV-SE830
    SCART to PC: Index Cheapie. Audio routed back out to amp through SoundBlaster Audigy 2

    PC: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice, 2GB of RAM, Asus A8N-SLI motherboard, MSI GeForce 6200 128MB, Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2, AVer TV card, 2x Maxtor 200GB 16MB Cache NCQ in a S-ATA RAID-1 array, 1x Maxtor 120GB P-ATA, 1x Seagate 160GB P-ATA in external USB 2.0 case, Philips DVR1640P DVD-RW
    Interconnect from amp: Thor 3.5m --> Phono

    Amp: NAD C320BEE

    Speakers: Mission m70
    Speaker Cable: QED Micro

    Headphones (gotta keep the neighbours happy at night): Sony MDR-CD480
    Sennheiser MX-500 (for use with my iPod Mini)

    Portables:

    Apple iPod Mini 4GB
    MiniDisc Recorder: Sharp MD-MT80 MiniDisc (for gym use)
    DiscMan: Sony DE330S

    Software:

    Over 640 CDs and 150 LPs and still growing!

    Next and last upgrade for a while: Cambridge Audio 640P phono pre-amp

    Lots more music to buy......
     
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    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

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    Posted this on the wrong thread before sorry:

    Its a basic system but my mates are all impressed with it, and it does have a soundstage :)

    Marantz PM6010 OSE
    Sony CDP XE 530 semi damped
    Sony STE 300 tuner
    Yamaha KX380 cassete deck
    £20 interconnects
    FFRC speaker cable
    Project Debut Turntable
    Eltax Monitor III's

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    I have a nice HIFI rack! hehe joke... I know its crap...
     
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    Rory satisfied

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    My bedroom system:

    Plinius 8100 integrated amp
    Pioneer PDS505 Precision CDP
    Sony MDSJE530 MD
    Entech 205.2 DAC
    Harman Kardon AVR4500 av amp, for processing and rear channel amplification
    Arcam Alpha 8p for centre and rear-centre amplification
    Pioneer DV747A DVD/DVDA/SACD player

    Mordaunt Short Performance 860 fronts :MILD:
    Mordaunt Short 504THX centre
    Mordaunt Short 903s bipoles
    Mordaunt Short 304 rear centre

    Sonic Link AST150 speaker wire for all speakers except fronts which are Nordost Blue Heaven biwire

    Musical Fidelity NuVista Phonos :rolleyes:
    Sonic Link Violet phonos
    Black Rhodium 1st base phonos
    LAT DI200 digital coaxial
    Ixos 105 digital coaxial
    Black Rhodium Silver Grey optical

    Blackcurrent by Signals IEC power leads on Pioneer CDP and DVD, Plinius and mains extension- www.signals.uk.com :D

    Panasonic TX28Pl1 TV
    Panasonic NVFj710 VCR
    Pioneer DBRT2010 Freeview OIOI :D

    Lounge System:

    Yamaha DSPA492 amp
    Sony STS770es tuner
    Denon DRW750 tape deck
    Kenwood DP4090 cd player
    Thorens TD150 turntable :D

    Mordaunt Short MS30i Classic speakers on Heybrook HBS1 stands

    QED Qunex 2 phonos
    Sonic Link White phonos

    QED Profile Silver 12 speaker wire

    Kitchen system

    Sony STRVX10 reciever
    Leak Mini Sandwich speakers :D but f*ck off bright!!

    Mission Duet speaker wire

    Study system

    Sony LBT109 midi system
    Monitor Audio R252 speakers - (the Vifa softdome version) (crap)

    Triangle speaker wire

    Thats all for now!!:D
     
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