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    Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Greetings all from Adelaide in South Australia, where of course we are in winter while the northern hemisphere is entering summer. South Australia has some of Australia's premier wine regions if you are into that sort of stuff (as I am)! Trust you are all staying safe in this post-covid world of ours, we are all connected in that sense.

    Near retirement now, but have been into audio since a teenager, making amplifiers, speakers, assembling turntables, all those sorts of things until early adult hood. Lots of different gear since then, now focussed on both analog (LP12/Ittok/DVxx2) and digital (Auralic Aries G2.1/Leo GX.1/Vega G2.1) front ends, Australian made ME amplifiers and Magnepan MG3.7i's. Still have an upgrade bug after all these years, getting some new amps later this year I hope.

    Cheers to everyone
    Malcolm

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    Re: Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Welcome to the forum Malcolm!
    Fleetwood Deville by Oswald Mills Audio, Vienna Acoustics Haydn Jubilee, Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Job INTegrated. Luxman L-595aSE

    NAD C 658 streamer.

    First Watt SIT-3, Job 250 Monos, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    Topping D90, RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

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

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    Re: Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Welcome!
    Main System - Lumin U1, Modwright LS36.5 DM Preamp, LSA modded LSA Voyager Amp, EMM Labs DAC 2X (ver. 2), Torus RM-20, Thiel CS 3.7s, 2 Rel S/812 subs
    Back-up 1 - Premium Audio mini Gan Amp, Oppo 103D, 2 Richard Gray cond, Selah SA-2s, Sumiko S5 sub, Teac UD-503 DAC, Carver (modded) C-9
    Back-up 2 - Onkyo TX-NR797, Panasonic DP-UB9000, Vansevers cond, B&W P6s, PowerSoundAudio S1500 sub

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    Re: Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Welcome. I enjoy wine from South Australia. Its great value!

    Do share more about the Australian made ME amplifiers.
    Borresen Acoustics Loudspeakers, Borresen Model 01 Compact monitor loudspeakers with Ansuz Darkz T2s Supreme resonance control, Audio Video Manufaktur GmbH (AVM) Inspiration amplifier & streamer, Innuos Zen MKII music server, Ansuz Acoustics cables & accessories. Please visit my system thread hosted on Audioshark for more details. Disclosure: The author is materially connected to Ansuz, Aavik & Borresen Acoustics via friendship with an owner.

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    Re: Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Welcome Malcome, beautiful area you live in.
    Synology 1019D+ - SGC Sonictransporter I9 w Roon/HQ Player- UltraRendu- PBD Stream IF to Playback Designs MPS5 via fiber optic - ARC 40th Anniversary Pre - ARC 610 T's - Martin Logan CLX's - 4 Martin Logan Depth i Subs - Shunyata Hydra, DIY PCOCC interconnects, speaker cables and power cords with Furutech terminations. Audio Quest Vodka CAT 7's. Acoustically treated room with one permanent chair.

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    Re: Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Hi Malcolm and welcome!
    Never visited Adelaide but on a hol in Australia in 2006 we met a great couple who lived there. Husband has sadly passed on but wife Dianne Ettridge is still there at 1 Westall Road in - ?? - Flinders Park area. We exchange annual news and Christmas cards.
    So I envy your location as well as your systems. Still using a Linn LP12 and Ittok LVII here with Clearaudio Titanium V2 Cartridge. Magical through Boulder 508 phono amp and 1110/1160 amps.

    Closest I got to building kit was assembling a couple of large Heathkit speakers back in 1969. So you're well ahead of me in that respect.

    Enjoy your listening!

    Jeff

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    Re: Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Thanks everyone for the kind words.

    @kiwi_1282001 asked about ME amplifiers. They are Australian, but unfortunately not made any more. Peter Stein, the designer and builder, ceased production some years ago, although service is still available through a couple of sources. There are several models of both pre and power amps, the power amps tending to be very solid, high current devices, large capacitor banks, able to drive difficult loads and low impedances, that equalled a lot of other products out there. I have an ME850 power amp which reputedly you can weld with, 70A current capability. I had all small caps and a couple of other things replaced a few years ago and it is still singing pretty much. Nevertheless, I have a couple of a Pass Labs X260.8 monoblocks on order at present which will arrive later this year.
    Cheers, Malcolm

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    Re: Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Malcolm, welcome to the fold ! I have a niece that lives in Perth
    Cheers ! …. Dave

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    Re: Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Malcolm, welcome to the fold ! I have a niece that lives in Perth
    Thanks, I won’t hold that against her

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    Re: Greetings from Downunder - Adelaide Australia

    Welcome to AS Malcolm!





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