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Re: Introduce Yourselves

Unread post by savvypaul » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:42 pm

Already posted on your other thread, but just in case...

A suggestion that is beyond your budget (sorry), but might last you a lifetime...a secondhand pair of Klipsch Heresys. I heard a pair with a a 10w valve amp this week and they were a lot of fun. There are not many around here (UK) but you may have a wider choice in Italy?

At the opposite end of the budget...1980s vintage Mission 70MKII. They are sealed box (always a good thing imho as I hate ports), very simple crossover, the whole back half comes away to open them up for very easy (doc) modding, they are a piece of cake to drive and they 'boogie'. Expect to pay £30 to £50 for a pair in decent nick from a private seller.

An example here, they come up reasonably frequently: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-80s-Vin ... Sw3YNXY38I

Otherwise, my only other advice is don't buy at rrp - either go used (there are always lots of bookshelf speakers available on ebay etc) or heavily discounted (e.g. the JBLs recommended by alfafan).
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Unread post by ABallagh » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:32 am

Hi folks! my name is Alan, been into music and soldering for longer than i care to remember, 53 now and Ive only just found this forum! I didnt even know it existed until I saw the ban on AOS, been reading the massive thread here with the same name for a week or so now and its been an eye opener for sure. Anyway more about me..... :grin: I enjoy ripping things to bits, anything, my first venture into improving my hifi was by accident many years ago, I had a set of 1mtr chord interconnects and they were too long so I cut them in half, I was shocked to here I had also improved the sound of the system, since that day ive pretty much abused, improved or destroyed every piece of hifi ive ever owned, oh and i might add one or 2 bits of kit I was asked to modify by my best friend. :oops: My user name on AOS is Dawg, if I get banned for been here so be it, this forum is just what I needed. I still enjoy putting valves in TDA based CDP's AKA my lmapizator style but slightly altered to lower the gain, for my current venture I will be posting a thread in the DIY section in the next day or 2, I hope to get some help if im brutally honest and have a bit of fun on the way......

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Re: Introduce Yourselves

Unread post by CN211276 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:45 am

Hi Alan, welcome to the forum. We are a friendly bunch, no hypocrisy and plenty off DIY enthusiasts.
Good to see that Marco's absurd proclamations are drawing attention this way.
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Unread post by karatestu » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:46 am

Welcome Alan. Hope you have fun on HFS.

I'm a bit of a DIY nut too but sadly know nothing about valve designs. There are one or two that do though. Mr Lampizator is an interesting character indeed. I liked his view on building speakers which was linked to from here a while back.

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Unread post by ABallagh » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:30 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys, actually Stu I was reading your KISS thread this morning before I posted, Its along the lines of what I'm thinking. I'm on the road at the mo but I will be posting tonight all being well, I'm looking forward to getting involved here.

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Re: Introduce Yourselves

Unread post by Bernard Quatermass » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:07 pm

Evening All,

I've been obsessed by music since the early 70's and interested in Hifi since I first started working in 1980. I've been active on UK hifi forums for about 10 years but have hardly posted in the last few years. I've been a regular reader of this forum and most of the others over the last year. I thought I'd sign up here and start posting as it has the most interesting debates. The other forums are a bit boring TBH.

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Unread post by karatestu » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:10 pm

Welcome to HFS Bernard. :grin:

Its certainly not boring around here :guiness;
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Unread post by karatestu » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:10 am

New members a bit shy ?
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Re: Introduce Yourselves

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:23 am

It is not compulsory to post here. Some of the banned returnees will prefer to be incognito for a while until they settle, nothing wrong with that. We need new starts with them. Though I am sad only a few have taken up the offer.

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Re: Introduce Yourselves

Unread post by Rectified » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:48 pm

Bernard Quatermass wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Evening All,

I've been obsessed by music since the early 70's and interested in Hifi since I first started working in 1980. I've been active on UK hifi forums for about 10 years but have hardly posted in the last few years. I've been a regular reader of this forum and most of the others over the last year. I thought I'd sign up here and start posting as it has the most interesting debates. The other forums are a bit boring TBH.
I would not say Music in general was obsessive, Hi-Fi & all the idiotic crap that comes with it deffo is.

What music you into then Bernie?

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