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by maxwell65
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: Plastic
Replies: 21
Views: 1712
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Re: Plastic

Ah yes, the NVA ethos...
https://www.nvahifi.co.uk/nva-design
https://www.nvahifi.co.uk/archive

Reading the Doc's thoughts years ago convinced me about the rightness of his approach and the results speak for themselves.
by maxwell65
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: Plastic
Replies: 21
Views: 1712
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Re: Plastic

The NVA casings look sleek and timeless and they wear very well (with minimal application of Windolene!).
As the Doc says, they are there for sonic reasons.
The only negative I can think of (having lived with NVA for 30+ years) is they do attract dust.
Naim are using acrylic these days.
by maxwell65
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Music
Topic: What was the first record you bought
Replies: 41
Views: 2453
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Re: What was the first record you bought

The Police 'Roxanne' 7"single.
The 1st record I received (with my record player) was A Hard Day's Night.
by maxwell65
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Last music purchase
Replies: 20
Views: 1775
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Re: Last music purchase

Berlin Phil/Rattle
Beethoven all the symphonies
It's a high res recording reproduced on vinyl from a pair of mics placed above Rattle's head and sounds like the concert hall.
The sound of the orchestra is magnificent, Rattle's take is convincing too.
by maxwell65
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: Powering NVA phono stages
Replies: 11
Views: 2356
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Re: Powering NVA phono stages

I'm very happy with a 3 with 2 psu's and I have an upgrade path...
by maxwell65
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: NVA Orders
Topic: miniBMU
Replies: 27
Views: 2717
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Re: miniBMU

I'll have one please £225 to you at PP?
by maxwell65
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Garrard 401
Replies: 8
Views: 1018
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Re: Garrard 401

Update: 401: I replaced the idler wheel with the audiosilente model (although the original was in excellent shape) and the mains cable with AN. 3009: AN silver wire The results are outstanding and very close to the Doc's 301 setup. The 401 runs quiet. The Doc was right when he said that a Garrard wo...
by maxwell65
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Garrard 401
Replies: 8
Views: 1018
Great Britain

Garrard 401

Hi,
I've acquired a 401 with a SME3009.
Any recommendations?
Thoughts on cartridges?
What about the plinth?
I know Zebbo made his own constrained layer. Impressive.
Here's an idea for the Doc: have you ever thought of using perspex to make one?
Cheers,
Max