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    Another UK Lurker

    Hi All, First post from a long-term UK-based lurker who has gained a lot of useful insights from the site , so thanks for that!

    I've been obsessed with music since my hard-up parents bought an old valve radiogram from the UK equivalent of a yard sale in about 1972. It cost them all of 50 pence (about one dollar at the time), so probably qualified as "entry-level".

    From that time up until 1999, my main tactic for making music sound better was to turn it up. I then, somehow, managed to catch a bad case of Audiophilia and have been on the slippery slope ever since.

    Current system is :

    SME 20 / SME 5 / Lyra Etna
    Wadia 971 / 931 / 922
    Musical Fidelity KWP / KW Monoblocks
    Raidho D3.1
    Dynamique Audio cables throughout

    Speakers and all electronics are on SRA Ohio Plus bases and all except the monoblocks are powered via a pair of PS Audio P5 Regenerators.


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    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Sarasota, FL

    Re: Another UK Lurker

    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

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

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, EMM Labs, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Kuzma Turntables, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    Phone: 941-932-0282
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    Senior Member
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    Aug 2016

    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome to the forum Ian.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2013

    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining.
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AXII (incoming), Job INTegrated

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), First Watt F7 (incoming), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ SE upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Jan 2014
    Kentucky, USA

    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome Ian!

    Synology DS411+II | GigaFOILv4+Keces P3 Power Supply | Audioquest Diamond Ethernet | Lumin S1 | VAC Master Line Stage | VAC Signature 200 iQ amps | ARC REFERENCE 160M amps | JBL 4367+Isoacoustics Gaia I | SVS PC-4000 subs x 2 | Shunyata 6000T | Luminous Audio Technology cabling and power | Solid Tech racks | Vicoustics room treatments | ASC Iso-wall/Iso-ceiling construction

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    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Analog: VPI CLASSIC 3/Ortofon A95> ASR Basis Exclusive HV---->

    Digital: Mac Mini (for now)> CARY DMS-600 DAC/Streamer---->
    ...........Cary 306 SACD PRO Disc Player---->

    ===> Cary SLP-05 (Ultimate Upgrade edition)----> Clayton M-300----> MARTIN LOGAN SPIRES

    [Synergistic Research/Furutech/Blue Circle/SRA/Adona/ Stillpoints/Track Audio/GIK Acoustics]

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    Senior Member
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    Apr 2017
    Central FL

    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome as well
    Main System - Lumin U1, Modwright LS36.5 DM Preamp, EVS 1200 Amp, EMM Labs DAC 2X (ver. 2), Torus RM-20, Thiel CS 3.7s, 2 Rel Storm III subs
    Back-up 1 - Hegel H190 Integrated Amp/DAC, Integra DPS 6.9 Transport, 2 Richard Gray cond, Ohm Microwalsh Talls, Rel Strata III sub
    Back-up 2 - Sherbourn Pre-1, Mivera PurePowerSE Amp, Oppo UDP-203, Vansevers cond, B&W P6s, Sumiko S.5 sub

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    Junior Member
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    Jun 2019
    Corvallis, OR

    Re: Another UK Lurker


    Interesting background info on how you got here.

    Living Room: SOTA Saphhire, Origin Live Encounter arm, Ortofon 2M Black, Graham Slee phono stage, McIntosh MR77, Oppo BDP-83, Windows 10 laptop--Uptone ISO REGEN-->TEAC UD-501, c-j Premier 17LS & MF2500, Paradigm SE-3, GIK acoustic panels.

    Home Office: Windows 10 laptop-->Uptone REGEN-->TEAC UD-501, Luminous Audio Axiom II passive, c-j Sonographe SA250, Paradigm SE-1.

    Bedroom: Windows 10 laptop, TEAC UD-501, Luminous Audio Walker Mod Axiom II passive, c-j Sonographe SA250, Paradigm Studio 20 v.5, GIK acoustic panels.

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    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome Ian !!
    Lumin A1 / Crayon Audio CIA-1T / Soundkaos Wave 40 or Harbeth SHL5+ 40th Anniversary

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    May 2017
    birmingham uk

    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome too from brummie land in Uk
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