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Hello all,

After a few years away from the hi-fi scene I'm back at last. I sold my nva amps and Allison 6 speakers a few years ago due to financial commitments.

I will be buying a pair of MK2 A80's off a friend and bought a pair of Royd Minstrel's yesterday. I used to have a pair of Minstrel's driven by an AP20, a system which I loved. I've still got my LS3 and SSC interconnects from my previous system and I can't wait to get everything set up 😊
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I don't know if I could live without music.

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DigiAllo DigiOne SIG + Arcam CD62T + Cambridge DacMagic Plus
NVA: P50sa - A40s - Cube2 - SSP - LS6CansHarmonicDyne Zeus
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NVA: P50 (phono) - PSU - A40 - BMU+ Arcam One
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Welcome back.
Amps - NVA P50, AP30, A40, Stanislav Palo Tube Headphone Amp BB 85
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Digital - NAD C516BEE, SONY ST-SDB900 DAB TUNER, TEAC UD-H01 DAC
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
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What sources will you be using?

How much did you pay for the A80's and Minstrels? My guess is that you got a decent sounding and looking combination for an affordable amount of money.

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Fretless wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:46 am I don't know if I could live without music.

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I could not.

Welcome back Jimbob. You will love the A80s.
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NVA BMU, P90SA/A80s (latest spec), Cube 1s, TIS, TISC(LS7)
Sonore OpticalRendu, Chord Mscaler & Qutest, Sbooster PSs
Network Acoustics Eno, ifi iPurifier3, AQ JB FMJ, Cisco 2940 & 2960
DH Labs ethernet, BNC & USB cables, Farnells cat 8 ethernet cable

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NVA P20/ A20, Cubettes, LS3, SSP, SSC
Sonore MicroRendu, Chord Mojo 2 MCRU PSs, AQ Carbon USB cable & JB FMJ

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Thanks guys. Of course I've still been listening to music but just not on a hifi. As far as a source goes, I've not thought that far ahead yet and I'm not sure what options there are for streaming music via Spotify/tidal. I used Spotify on the PS4 last time round. To answer Lindsay yeah I believe I've got a pretty good deal, got a pair of minstrels off eBay last night for £100 which look to be in excellent condition. I'm getting the MK2 A80'S off a friend for £650. He has a statement amp so they're surplus to requirements. I'm going to look at sending them off to be upgraded to M600 spec at some point when funds allow.
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I love my A80's - the interesting thing is they keep improving little by little. Hopefully faster than my hearing is degrading?
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Last time round I had A40's as the A80'S were just a bit out of reach for me. I feel very fortunate to finally be able to own a pair 😊
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jimbob wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:52 am Thanks guys. Of course I've still been listening to music but just not on a hifi. As far as a source goes, I've not thought that far ahead yet and I'm not sure what options there are for streaming music via Spotify/tidal. I used Spotify on the PS4 last time round. To answer Lindsay yeah I believe I've got a pretty good deal, got a pair of minstrels off eBay last night for £100 which look to be in excellent condition. I'm getting the MK2 A80'S off a friend for £650. He has a statement amp so they're surplus to requirements. I'm going to look at sending them off to be upgraded to M600 spec at some point when funds allow.
I would not bother with Spotify as lossless is the way to go. Qobuz is my preference. I am always struck by the dynamic range of the (upgraded) A 80s on a good recording.
Main System
NVA BMU, P90SA/A80s (latest spec), Cube 1s, TIS, TISC(LS7)
Sonore OpticalRendu, Chord Mscaler & Qutest, Sbooster PSs
Network Acoustics Eno, ifi iPurifier3, AQ JB FMJ, Cisco 2940 & 2960
DH Labs ethernet, BNC & USB cables, Farnells cat 8 ethernet cable

Second System
NVA P20/ A20, Cubettes, LS3, SSP, SSC
Sonore MicroRendu, Chord Mojo 2 MCRU PSs, AQ Carbon USB cable & JB FMJ

Headphones
Grado SR325e/Chord Mojo, Beyerdynamic Avetho/AQ DF Colbat

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CN211276 wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:13 pm
jimbob wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:52 am Thanks guys. Of course I've still been listening to music but just not on a hifi. As far as a source goes, I've not thought that far ahead yet and I'm not sure what options there are for streaming music via Spotify/tidal. I used Spotify on the PS4 last time round. To answer Lindsay yeah I believe I've got a pretty good deal, got a pair of minstrels off eBay last night for £100 which look to be in excellent condition. I'm getting the MK2 A80'S off a friend for £650. He has a statement amp so they're surplus to requirements. I'm going to look at sending them off to be upgraded to M600 spec at some point when funds allow.
I would not bother with Spotify as lossless is the way to go. Qobuz is my preference. I am always struck by the dynamic range of the (upgraded) A 80s on a good recording.
I'll look into Qobuz 👍 what front end do you use to run that?

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