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    Hello from Switzerland

    Hello All!

    First time poster here, just joined Audioshark yesterday. I've read many times posts from Audioshark and I am impressed about the diversity of audio subjects dealt with here in various forae. And also, a very friendly atmosphere here!

    I used to be into audio when I was a student (admittedly a long time ago), and as life goes, I got more important things to do, so audio got pushed way back. A few years ago, my interest in audio was rekindled, mostly because my interest in Jazz. I realised that things changed dramatically and this I needed to catch up with so many things, mostly the digital side of audio. But it was fun reading into modern digital audio!

    I basically started as a headphone person as I had always been attracted by good headphone sound. So I built my system around the legendary GS-X Mk2 headphone amp, added an Italian R2R DAC from Aqua HiFi, and an Aurender N100H as a transport/streamer along with Sennheiser's HD800 headphones.

    I very much liked my audio chain, but after a while, listening to headphones exclusively became a bit tiring, so I geared up for two-channel sound. I did a lot of auditioning with respect to speakers and got really transfixed after I heard speakers from ATC. I then bought the ATC SCM 11 bookshelf speakers and, naturally, needed a power amp. I decided for a Odyssey Audio Khartago with the Kismet upgrades that is fed by the pre-amp section of the GS-X Mk2. Lovely sound altogether!

    As things go, I intend to make some changes to my setup, particularly concerning the DAC/pre-amp section. You'll hear more from me in the respective forae.

    Great to be here!

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    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Welcome!


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    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Bryston, Chord, ClearAudio Turntables & Accessories, Esoteric, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Furutech, Gryphon Audio, iFi Audio, ISO Acoustics, KEF Loudspeakers, Kimber Kable, KL Audio Record Cleaning Machines, KR Audio Tube & Amps, Kronos, Lampizator, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MicroMega, MIT Cables, MSB Technologies, Ortofon, Pass Labs, PS Audio, Quadraspire, Rega Turntables, Roon Labs, Shunyata Research, Siltech, Solid Tech Racks, SRA, Stein Music, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, Tannoy Loudspeakers, Transfiguration Cartridges, Trenner & Friedl, Triode Corporation of Japan, VAC, Verity Audio Speakers, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries.

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    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Welcome!
    TAD Reference 1 MkII w/Stillpoints ULTRA5s, Esoteric P-02, D-02, C-02, and A-02, Cybershaft Custom Premium Limited OP21 10 mHz Clock, Shunyata TRITON v3, Environmental Potentials EP-2050 & EP2750, CH Copper Busbar Main & GE Sub-panel, 20-amp dedicated circuits, Dual 10’ Ground Rods, CADWELD bonding, Avatar Acoustics AfterBurner8 duplexes (5), Granite Audio Ground Zero, Elrod MASTER SERIES Statement Gold Powercords (4), Elrod Statement Gold Powercords (2), Elrod Statement Silver Powercords (1), Elrod Statement Gold XLR (2 pair), Shunyata SIGMA AES/EBU 110ohm (2), Shunyata SIGMA CLOCK-50 (3), B.M.C. PureUSB1, Elrod Statement Gold custom speaker cables, Elrod MASTERS SERIES SG JUMPERS (4), Adona AV45CS4, AV45, Composite Audio CF-2010, HRS DPX Damping Plates (11), Stillpoints UltraSS w/Ultra Bases

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    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Welcome aboard!


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    Sean

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    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Welcome!
    Main System - Lumin U1, Modwright LS36.5 DM Preamp, Mivera PurePower SE Amp, EMM Labs DAC 2X (ver. 2), Torus RM-20, Thiel CS 3.7s, 2 Rel Storm III subs
    Back-up 1 - HAL MS-2 Music Server, Odyssey Candela Preamp, Bryston 3BST Amp, Meitner MA-1 DAC, 2 Richard Gray cond, Ohm Microwalsh Talls, Rel Strata III sub
    Back-up 2 - HAL MS-3 Music Server, Sherbourn Pre-1, Emotiva XPA 200 Amp, Teac UD-501 DAC, Vansevers cond, B&W P6s, Rel Q150 sub

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    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Welcome to AS!
    Jock

    If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.

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    House: Lumin U1, Studer A80/Doshi V3, Gryphon Diablo 300 w DAC, Raidho D5, 2 Magico QSub15s, Shunyata Sigma IC/SC/PCs, Denali/Typhon.

    Workshop: Lumin U1/Ayre QX-5/20, Border Patrol Pre and Power, Volti Vittora w Volti subs, Triode Wire Labs IC/SC, Shunyata Triton V3/Sigma PCs.

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    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Welcome to AS. You are in good company!!
    Paul

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    Speakers: Von Schweikert VR-5 Anniversary MK II Front L/R, LCR-35 Center, VR-1 Rear L/R Sub: JL Audio F113
    Amps:McIntosh MC452, MC207 Preamp: McIntosh c2500 Turntable: VPI HR-X 12.7 TONEARM (2) and SDS
    Cartridges: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Lyra Helikon Mono Digital Source: Oppo UDP-205 DAC: Anedio D2 Music Server: ​Aurender N100H
    SSP: Marantz AV8801 Cables: Wireworld Electra 7 (P) Wireworld Eclipse 7 (I) Wireworld Eclipse 6 and 7 Biwired (S) Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7 (USB)

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    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Hi & welcome.
    Mark Levinson #512 & 532h, Pass Labs XP10, Hegel HD30, JBL 4367's
    Coda CSX. Clearaudio Performance DC w/Maestro, AcousTech PH-1P
    All Clarus Crimson cabling, AC to binding post. Surgex
    HT: Marantz AV8003, Linn 5125, JBL SAM3ha, Revel s30,
    SVS PC13 Ultra
    Transparent & Tributaries. PS Audio filtering
    Sony XBR-75X940D & BDP

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    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Thanks and greetings to everyone for the nice welcome!

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    Re: Hello from Switzerland

    Salut Tris!

    The only other audiophile I know in Basel is Stefan. I am closer to Genf.

    Hop Suisse! LoL
    NORMAN
    M-Mini/ i7PC/ Modded Denon CD transport>Lampi GG Dac> Rowen Swiss Power NAD c375BEE /vintage McIntosh 2225/Lampi Silk power cond.+ Phase flipper> Energy 8" sub> Heil AMT KITHARA bi-wire. Swiss cables (Reference line) for PC/interconnects and speaker cables. Goldmund Sweetcord PC. Unpowered USB cable, Uptone Regen. 2nd system:KenWin Bluetooth speaker 3rd system TBI Millemnium amp with Aulos speakers and SB Duo hookup.

 

 
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