2016/17 kit changes

Have you decided which set are staying?

Out:
Avantgarde Zero One Active Speakers
North Star 192 CD Transport

In:
WLM Diva MKII Speakers
Accustic Arts Integrated Amp
Auralic Mini
Calyx 24/192 Dac

2017 - would like to find one of the higher grade Accustic Arts integrated for sensible money, but other than that I’m pretty happy.

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Now with added realism :joy:

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Paul, give him a break. There is no way he’s going to be able to remember all the changes made in a whole calendar year to that system :grin:

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Out
notts analogue hyperspace
EAR834p
Fidelity audio DAC
Living voice SUT…though still here
Electric beach frugal 3 speakers

In
Amazon one turntable
Moerch up 4
Project rs phono and power box
Jolida fx3 Dac
Impulse H6 speakers

2017 no real changes except get the speaker crossovers external. And the small matter of a loft conversion. Still really happy with how it sounds

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So true.

Speakers

In Westrex wesstar 100, lowther tp1,

Out: wolf Von worthless. Oracle vitavox / westrex

Still nothing working in stereo - why must I cry ?

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Slightly disappointed to say:-
Ten class A Sugden watts handle the Ref3A RV much better than it’s worth spending about.
Agility at low volume does it for me, domestically.

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Main system, just added a second M&K sub. Other systems,

In ARC 050, db101, Michell ISO, Audio Synthesis phono, Moth phono, Primate 928, Linn LP12/Lingo/Ekos/Troika, another Linn Troika, Supex SM100E, Pink Triangle, Rega RB200, second Technics SP10 mk2, Helius Cylene, another Wheaton Tri-Planar (Mk4) arm, Naim NAP160, Naim snaps, Carver d400, Pioneer a400, AudioMods Micrometer Mk4, IncaTech Claymore, Sunfire Sub, B&K sub, JBL L86, Naim NAC42/NAP110, Audio Synthesis DA-X, 2 x Kelvin Labs amps, Teac D700/P700, Audio Synthesis ADX, Threshold S300 other stuff I can’t remember.

Out PT1/Helius Orion/Goldring 1042, Pink Triangle Tarentella, Anatek phono, Harbeth P3ES, Trilogy VTi, NA Spacedeck/Rega, Carver d400, Perreaux SM3, Arcam CD82, SME IV, IncaTech Claymore, one Kelvin Labs, Michell Mycro/Rega, Nakamichi 630 and some other stuff I can’t remember.

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Nothing in or out last 6 months, Alzheimers means I can’t remember beyond that.

This year - fancy playing with some cheap’ish DD decks. Anybody got anything they don’t need kicking about ? :slight_smile:

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Not much for me last year

Out: Triangle Titus TZX, Cable Talk 3.1, Rotel RT-950BX

In: Triangle Heliade ES, Van Damme Black series 4x4mm, Chromecast Audio, lots of vinyl.

For 2017 I really only fancy a change of amps. Possibly a tube integrated or maybe a passive pre/tube power combo. Dunno. I’ll have to get myself to a few bake-offs.

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In
Michell Orbe
Technics SP10
SME M2-12R tonearm
Accuphase AC-5 cartridge
Okki Nokki
Trilogy 907 phono stage
DIY Type 76 valve pre amp
DIY Aleph 30 power amp
Graham Audio LS5/9 speakers
Vitus SS-010 amplifier
DiDiT DAC
Pimped single board DDDAC
Cyrus XT Signature transport

Out
Harbeth P3ESR speakers
Ayre pre amp
Ayre CD player

Out/In
Triode TRV-845SE integrated valve amp

Plans for 2017
New ply base for SP10
SME IV or V for the Orbe
Copper mat for the SP10
Sell the Vitus and a couple of DACs

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Most likely keep the LVs.

Just need to find a local Avantgarde fan to buy the Finos :smile:

Nick doesn’t like to put all the changes on a forum in case Hmrc are monitoring :smiley:

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Looking forward to properly trying my oldnew B & W DM4’s.

Mostly I will be trying to buy more LP’s and listen to more music in general rather than faffing with kit…

I don’t think I changed anything last year.

This year I’d like to flog my Primare amp and maybe buy a Naim Uniti Atom with the optional HDMI ARC input.

And some new headphones, because my old ones are cream crackered.

And maybe a Chord Mojo.

Nothing changed in 2016. I’d dearly like it all to change in 2017, but right now that’s not looking too likely. A basic turntable is probably the most likely option, but it’ll be right at the bottom of the ladder quality wise I suspect.

Just added an Amazon echo dot, lol

Might be relocating later this year, so depending on available space, might mean some down or upsizing ! :smiley:

The Pro-Ject Primary is amazingly good/liveable with for the dosh.

Or if Narelle lets me upgrade, my Pro-Ject Debut III that’s been SE’d might suit you :sunglasses: