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  1. #1
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    Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Greetings from Sevenoaks in the S.E. of England.

    Not sure what's wanted but here goes:

    Long time interest in music and audio, dating back to the 40s when apparently I ruined our old radiogram and some 78s by over-use of turntable and volume control. Then a Dansette record player - which didn't play records so much as skip most of the grooves or plough a new furrow as the disc rotated. On to a new radiogram (stereo! Wow!) courtesy of the bank of Mom and Dad.
    First meeting with turntable rumble led to purchase of a Garrard 301 and an SME 3012 Series II arm. Later added Shure MM cartridge, Leak amp and Heathkit speakers - into decent quality sound for the first time.
    Over time went up the scale via Pioneer, Naim and Musical Fidelity amps to current Boulder 1110 and 1160 (sorry for error with model numbers). Speakers now Triangle Magellan Cello. Marantz SA10 SACD player contains DAC which takes input from Bluesound Vault 2 running with Roon. Still using Linn LP12/Ittok LVII with Clearaudio Titanium v2 MC cartridge and Boulder 508 pre-pre-amp. Next door is faithful old Garrard and SME deck with Denon DL103 in second system.
    Love classics, jazz, female vocalists and classic (1960s/70s) rock. Unlikely to upgrade any more now but so lucky to have a system I love to share with friends over wine and cheese...

    Thanks for reading - if you have been!

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Good to hear from a fellow Brit - from Portsmouth. Plenty of good people here, although I've only been visiting for a year or so. Welcome. Peter
    Sources - NAD M50.2 (streamer, CD player, CD ripper, hard drive music store)
    Amplification - NAD M33, NAD M12, Consonance Cyber 845 monoblocs (now sold)
    Speakers - Avantgarde Duo XD, Avantgarde Duo (2006) - both aesthetically modified, Martin Logan Expression 13A (now sold)

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Welcome to the forum.
    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: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    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: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Thanks, Peter, that's very kind. I tried other forums over time but got fed up with some people's dismissive comments about my gear!

    Cheers.

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Welcome aboard, enjoy your stay. I had a blast the couple trips to UK I had, Chippenham and London.
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    Brian

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    Rotel RCD-1572 / Rega P3 > Luxman 505UX Mark II > Fyne Audio F502SPs > Synergistic Cables

    Secondary - OPPO 93 > VAC CLA 1 MKII Pre > Odyssey Stratos > Dynaudio Audience 82s > Tara Labs Cables


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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Thank you, Brian. Glad you enjoyed the UK visits; interesting choice of destinations!

    Jeff

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffL View Post
    Thank you, Brian. Glad you enjoyed the UK visits; interesting choice of destinations!

    Jeff
    They were both for work trips but I got to enjoy some time off also.
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    Brian

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    Secondary - OPPO 93 > VAC CLA 1 MKII Pre > Odyssey Stratos > Dynaudio Audience 82s > Tara Labs Cables


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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Hello Jeff & welcome
    Aurender ACS10 w/Audioquest Diamond USB,
    Mark Levinson #526, 532h, JBL 4367's
    Clearaudio Performance DC w/Maestro cart
    Clarus Concerto & their Crimson cables

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    Sony XBR-75X940D & BDP
    Parasound P6, Coda CSX, Artisan speakers

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Thank you! Very kind. I'm already finding it very interesting to see the huge range of gear that members have.
    Cheers.

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Welcome Jeff, glad you fund us and joined.
    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: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Thank you, Brad! I feel as though I'm getting lots of new pals all at once.

    But I have to say: although I thought I now have a half-decent system, I'm beginning to realise just how high the word "high" goes in high end and Hi-fi. Congrats on your fantastic gear. I especially envy you the dedicated listening room which sadly is not an option here. But listening last night to the new Impulse vinyl issue of Gil Evans' Out of the Cool, I was amazed at how much breadth, depth and clarity the engineers captured. I love guitar jazz and the solos by Ray Crawford on La Nevada just sing away well to the left of the speakers as though the guy was playing outside on the patio!

    Anyway: thanks again for the warm welcome.

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Welcome !
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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffL View Post
    Thank you, Brad! I feel as though I'm getting lots of new pals all at once.

    But I have to say: although I thought I now have a half-decent system, I'm beginning to realise just how high the word "high" goes in high end and Hi-fi. Congrats on your fantastic gear. I especially envy you the dedicated listening room which sadly is not an option here. But listening last night to the new Impulse vinyl issue of Gil Evans' Out of the Cool, I was amazed at how much breadth, depth and clarity the engineers captured. I love guitar jazz and the solos by Ray Crawford on La Nevada just sing away well to the left of the speakers as though the guy was playing outside on the patio!

    Anyway: thanks again for the warm welcome.
    I, along with many here, like when someone talks about music they especially enjoy. I have something new to listen to later today now that it is raining outside and I was going to paint our back porch.
    Thanks
    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: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    A pleasure, Brad. Hope you enjoy it. The porch can wait for a while...

    Jeff

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Thank you! Really enjoying the welcomes and seeing what equipment senior members have.

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    I listened to the Gil Evens Out of the Cool it was very enjoyable and will get more play time. Very well recorded and produced.
    I liked 80-90% of it. I just have never been able to get into the free form jazz that is all over the place.
    Clearly Miles influences on Gil. Not a bad thing just not mine.

    I haven't gotten to the Ray Crawford yet. My rainy afternoon of listening got hijacked with another project. Oh well, just the life of retired audiophile. :-)
    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: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Thanks, Brad. Sometimes I listen to specific music because I think I should give it a go and see it if it "sticks"! It doesn't always, of course...

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Thank you, Sean. I just wish I could hear all these great systems that you and other senior members have put together!

    Jeff

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffL View Post
    wish I could hear all these great systems that you and other senior members have put together!
    Jeff
    See if there’s an audio club in your area. Or start one up! If you have meetup.com over there it’s one way you can look or start one. Great way to check out different systems.
    Lumin X1 > Enleum 23r > Scansonic MB3.5 B

    Interconnects: Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 8 / HiDiamond Genesis Big XLR signal cable
    Ethernet: Wireworld Platinum Starlight 8 Ethernet (Lumin L1) / Owens Corning OS2 SM Fiber (Lumin X1)
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    Power Conditioning: Ayre L-5xe Line Filter (amp and X1) / Keces P3 LPS w/ Uptone Audio Saphire DC cable (switch and L1)
    Power Cables: Shunyata Alpha Digital, Transparent Premium Powerlink MM2
    Music Source: Lumin L1 NAS w/5TB SSD / Qobuz

    Tweaks: Artesania Audio damper | Shakti Air | Shakti Onlines | Synergistic Big MIG footers | Alto-extremo Lyd footers | Ginko Cloud 15 (X1) | Carbon fiber shelf (amp)

    On the lookout for: SOtM sNHG-10G switch

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    Re: Hi from Sevenoaks, UK

    Thanks very much for suggestion. I'll see what's around my area. Sounds like fun!

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