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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.

    Ian

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    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome!
    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: Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, Constellation Audio, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, iFi Audio, ISO Acoustics, JL Audio, Keces Power Supplies, KL Audio Record Cleaning Machines, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MIT Cables, MSB Technologies, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, PS Audio, Quadraspire, Rega Turntables, Roon Labs, Shunyata Research, SRA, Stein Music Products, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
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    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome to the forum Ian.
    Flemming

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    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining.
    Joe

    Misho Myronov Wooden Amp and Wooden preamp, AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier, Valvet E2, Avantgarde Duo XD, First Watt SIT-3, Luxman MQ-300, Job INTegrated, Job 250 Monos, Cary 300B SE, Klipsch RP-160M, Klipsch RB-75, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, ASL Wave monos, Kimber Kables, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables, Burmester 948, Linear Tube Audio MZ2, Bricasti M1SE, Naim Supernait 2, Lumin U1 mini, McIntosh MCLK12, Conrad Johnson GAT2, Pass Labs XA25.

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    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome Ian!
    Rance


    Synology DS411+II | GigaFOILv4/Keces P3 Power Supply | Audioquest Diamond Ethernet | Lumin S1 | VAC Master Line Stage | VAC Signature 200 iQ amp | 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

    Welcome!
    Anthony
    Analog: VPI CLASSIC 3/Ortofon A95> Nordost Valhalla XLR> ASR Basis Exclusive> Wireworld Gold XLR--->

    Digital: AURENDER N10> Nordost Valhalla AES/EBU> CARY 306 SACD PRO>> WW Plat XLR--->

    ===> Cary SLP-05>> WW Gold XLR> Bryston 28B-SST2>> WW Silver> MARTIN LOGAN SPIRES

    [Klaudio/Shunyata/Furutech/Blue Circle/SRA/Adona/ Stillpoints/Track Audio/GIK Acoustics]

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    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome as well
    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 - 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, Emotiva XPA 200 Amp, Oppo UDP-203, Vansevers cond, B&W P6s, Rel Q150 sub

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    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome.

    Interesting background info on how you got here.
    Jim
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    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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    Re: Another UK Lurker

    Welcome too from brummie land in Uk
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs msb s200 . rotel cd , teac dac , bel canto fm1 tuner . tannoy eaton legacy 2]arcam a75 jolida modwright glass mark3 dac , marantz sa8005, reference fidelity impulse Ta`us horns