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    bottleneck talks a load of rubbish

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    Thought this would be a good place for new people to come and say hi, tell us what kit theyve got, the music they like introduce themselves basically.

    Also a place for people we may know from previous flora and forum (ahem) to come and say hi Ive joined, even if theyve got no hifi post to make right now.

    Look forward to friends new and old.
    Cheers

    Chris
     
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    TonyL Club Krautrock Plinque

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    I'm here!

    I'm running a LP12 / Zeta / MC25FL / Microgroove analogue front end, Marantz 4100 DVD player for things digital (probably a temporary measure), a Densen Beat 100 amp and Harbeth Compact 7ES speakers.

    Music is pretty much across the board; rock, pop, Krautrock, indie, jazz, reggae, African, classical, electronica etc etc etc...

    Tony.
     
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    Robbo

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    Tony,

    I see you have got rid of the Nait. How are you getting on with the densen? If my dpa kit goes tits up I might well try densen. I reckon it has a similar sound (maybe not a smooth at the top end though)

    Robbo
     
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    TonyL Club Krautrock Plinque

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    I love it – I actually landed it for a fair bit less than I got for the Nait 2 and it is definitely better in many areas and no worse in others (the Nait really is a great little amp). The Beat is very free of nasties – very open and clear with bags of power and it grooves like a Naim! There is no harshness or brightness to my ears, the preamp section being totally passive adds no grain and the power amp has plenty of poke (60 watt into 8 Ohm and double into 4). I'm only commenting in the company of the Harbeths, and it is a know good match here.

    Tony.
     
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    TonyL Club Krautrock Plinque

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    PS it looks cool too...
     

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    Robbo

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    Good stuff,

    Im glad you like it. Ive always loved the minimalist look of densen kit.

    edit: ugh, whats that horrible looking teak thing in the top left of the picture :JOEL:
     
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    wadia-miester Mighty Rearranger

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    Have to say, I've almost converted Mr softy to The Densen himself, little more work, and we'll be there, they sound good groove not too bad either
     
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    julian2002 Muper Soderator

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    i've posted my kit in the other thread but to re-cap it';s mostly naim on the music side with b&w speakers.
    music wise i'm pretty ecclectic in my tastes from metalica to infected mushroom. frank zappa to nina simone and alison krauss to rush. the only genres i've not yet managed to enjoy are classical and opera and i'm going to make a concerted effort on the classical front hopefully with the help of the classical section... i didn't know gershwin would be classified as classical and i do rather like rhapsody in blue hmmm...
    cheers


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    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

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    Hiya, I like it so far, I see its the same furom software as GH etc. Keep up the good work.

    My kit:
    Marantz PM6010OSE
    Semi damped Sony CDPXE530 CDP
    Sony STE-300 tuner
    Project Debut II turntable
    Eltax Monitor III's
    Yamaha KX380 cassete deck
    Decent £20ish interconnects
    FFRC speaker cables

    err thats it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    bottleneck talks a load of rubbish

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    Ju,

    Graham N is coming to the bake off next week, Im sure hes going to give heathens like me and yer good self an intro into decent classics...

    Well, I guess we'll see about that one! lol

    Thats my hope anyhow.

    Also hoping for new jazz of the non-wacky variety from Ian... u never know..!!! lol

    just teasing, dont throw wobbly, take me to court etc etc etc :JOEL:
     
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    Robbo

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    As long as you like Mahler at warp factor 11:D
     
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    Robbo

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    I run a dpa/proac system, have done for many years now and still get a lot of pleasure out of the system.

    My musical tastes are pretty eclectic, ranging from pop, rock, indie, electronica (including ambient and some trance). I have tried to get into classical, but it is not really my thing. Cant really get along with jazz/plink either, but maybe I have been listening to the wrong stuff.

    Robbo
     
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    wadia-miester Mighty Rearranger

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    WM does listen to a wide varity of music, and for quite long periods too, some classical is cool, very moving, can't do Jazz, at all, like a bit of Reggie to, most music with body and soul is good, sometimes even the odd dance track. Music is a personal thing, like kit it's played on, but as long as you listen to it, I feel it doesn't matter, and If i don't post about it, doesn't mean I don't listen and enjoy it any the less.If factI listen to about 4 or 5 hours of music a day not including the radio. Tone
     
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    kermit still dreaming.......

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    thanks to michael for setting this up .
    one thing though .... this all seems very familiar , but i can,t seem to put a finger on why.....:D

    hang on , wheres the sheep ?
     
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    lAmBoY Lothario and Libertine

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    No sheep.....but one big LAMBOY!!!!

    Ta da.

    Can we have a change of colour scheme please????

    Its like ive moved house and the decorations are the same.
     
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    nsherin In stereo nirvana...

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    Excellent work Michael, mate! Good to see the regulars too!

    I listen to a wide range of music from rock/pop to classical and jazz. My system is a combination of AV/HiFi kit that I think gels well together:

    My rig:

    Hardware:

    CD Player/CD Recorder: Sony RCD-W3
    Interconnects to/from Amp: QED Qunex One

    DVD Player: Pioneer DVD-350-S Multi-region
    Digital Interconnect to Amp: Vivianco Co-ax
    SCART to TV: ProWire Gold

    Turntable: Pro-ject Debut II
    Phono Stage: B-Tech - this is the next thing to upgrade!
    Interconnect to Phono Stage: Integrated into the TT
    Interconnect to Amp from Phono Stage: QED Qunex One

    PC: AMD Athlon XP1600+ with NVidia NForce Chipset, 512MB PC2700 DDR RAM and 40/80GB Hard Drives
    Interconnect to Amp: Thor 3.5" to 2 Phono
    This is mainly used for sound editing when recording from vinyl

    TV: Toshiba 14N21BS 14" TV

    AV Receiver: Yamaha HTR-5540RDS

    Speakers: Mission M70
    Speaker Cable: QED Original

    Headphones (gotta keep the neighbours happy at night): Sony MDR-CD480

    Software:

    Over 400 CDs and 100 LPs and still growing!

    Short-term upgrades: New phono stage
    Long-term upgrades: A pair of Mission m70s for rears, a centre speaker and maybe a sub!

    Posted on the 'My Kit' thread as well.
     
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    HenryT

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    Am I a new member? It doesn't feel like it with all these familiar faces popping up in every room! :cool:

    There's no problem with the colour scheme from where I sit, nice clear lines, easy on the eye, just like the old place. Although, I do have to admit, I do prefer the (common) smilies from HFC as they look much more like what they're supposed to represent! :D <--- That's a big grin? Looks more like Bugs Bunny asleep to me! :p

    As for music tastes, I'd say mine are really quite catholic. I'll give anything a go at least once. Rock, pop and classical make up the bulk of my collection of about 1600+ CDs and 400 (or so) vinyl discs - I really don't know exact number as I haven't counted recently! Also have a few ethnic/world music and jazz albums, but have barely scratched the surface with these 2 genres, so always looking out for new suggestions. Electronic music from the old masters of the likes of Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Art Of Noise and Mike Oldfield are favourites, but also like some of the modern ambient stuff too (e.g. Shphongle) and commercial trance.

    Styles of music I'm not particularly keen on include country'n'western, rap, post 80's R'n'B (R'n'B use to mean something totally different years ago :rolleyes: ), indie pop/rock, grunge, nu-metal, teen pop or anything which is complaint or "noise" oriented i.e. doesn't really have a decent tune! Although, there are always exceptions.

    Oh, and I don't mind admitting that I'm a bit partial to the odd bit or 3 of "cheesy" 80's pop. :MILD:
     
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    Steven Toy

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    Same as it was in the other place:

    Boxes: Naim CDX/Densen Beat B200/B300XS/Rega Naos speakers.

    Supports: Quadraspire Reference 4-tier black with black rods, Mana Sound Bases under speakers.

    Wanky wires: Chord Anthem DIN-RCA, and RCA.

    Cables: Trusty ol' Naim Naca5 but in short lengths that may stress Naim amps (going by their own advice.)

    Mains: Still using a ring mains circuit but Music Works mains block and leads makes it all sound much better, and the mains round here is pretty quiet anyway - I used a Noise Sniffer TM to test this out...

    Also: Rega Ear (Mk1) h/p amp, Sennheiser HD600s, Nordost Solar Wind i/c to hook up to preamp.

    Me too! It's amazing how this kind of stuff sorts out wheat systems from the chaff unlike tinkly-plinky-plonk music that works on just about anything ;)
     
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    lordsummit moderate mod

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    I could start to feel quite at home here, might go and but ABC or some New Order on in a minute:D
     
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