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montechristo358
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Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:35 pm
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Hello

Unread post by montechristo358 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:54 pm

Hi Chaps

Thought I'd say a proper hello. Been lurking for a while. (thanks AOS)

A little about me.;

Music tastes encompass pretty much anything though I draw the line at Rap, Garage etc. and most modern pop I find totally unmemorable.

I did my degree in Electronic Engineering, (something I passed through the skin of my teeth) and then moved into IT and Telecoms so haven't touched any of it in the best part of 25 years.

Upshot here, I should know a resistor from a capacitor but don't expect me to remember anything of any use :-). Do expect me to ask stupid questions.

I like to know the theory behind stuff but definitely fit into the subjectivist camp, what does it sound like is after all the only thing that matters.

I've been into hifi since my teens (thanks Dad) and progressing from a very un-hifi Phillips Midi system, to my first all Technics separates system, acquired over many birthdays and Xmas's. Most of that system I don’t regret moving on, but I rather wish I'd kept the battleship build amp to try with some decent speakers.

I've been through a variety of kit over the years but currently my systems look as follows;

Main Lounge Rig
Xbox One - Main Video Source running Plex and multiple other video apps
Pioneer PDS904 CD (always liked the stable platters)
Raspberry Pi with HifiBerry Digi+ running Picoreplayer (Squeezebox client) powered by Long Dog Audio Linear PSU
Technics SL1210 Turntable, Audio Technica AT120 Cartridge, Isonone feet and Techi Boots
Arcam AV9 - Preamp/Processor
Arcam P7 7 Channel Power Amp
Monitor Audio Gold Series Speakers
BK Electronics Monolith Subwoofer
Dedicated Mains Radial Circuits from a dedicated CU. Currently non optimised due to way to many 13 amp plugs and filters

Office Rig
Raspberry PI with HifiBerry DAC+ running Picoreplayer (Squeezebox client)
Marantz PM66SE KI Signature Amp
Monitor Audio Bronze Bookshelf Speakers

Kitchen Rig
02 Joggler running Squeezebox Jivelite and Squeezlite
Project Amp Box
Sonance in ceiling speakers

Garage / Workshop Rig
Lenovo Tablet Running Plex, Orange Squeeze and Roon Remote Clients
Old Sony Mini System

Bedroom Rig
Logitech Squeezebox Radio
Denon DHT5000 Closed back headphones

Streaming Server
DIY UnRaid server running Plex, Squeezebox Server, Roon Core

Liking the refreshing bullshit free attitude on here compared to some other places.

Andy-831
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Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:34 am
Location: Lancs / Yorks Moors
Great Britain

Re: Hello

Unread post by Andy-831 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:04 pm

Welcome aboard mate
Analogue
301 / 3012 / 2m black
401 / PU7 / AT33ev / Highphonics SUT
Phono 2 + extra PSU
Digital
Vortexbox, SBT / Teac Dac
Cambridge CXC
Amps
Glasshouse TVC, P50 Sa or Quad 34/44
Quad 303; 606 or Bel Canto Set 40 or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
Speakers
Tannoy GRF Memory.
Q Acoustic 3020.

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karatestu
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Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:40 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Great Britain

Re: Hello

Unread post by karatestu » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:21 pm

Welcome (thanks AoS :grin: )

That is quite a few systems you have there.

Won't cost much to replace it all with NVA :epopc:
Naim, Linn & Harbeth fanboy

montechristo358
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Re: Hello

Unread post by montechristo358 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:27 pm

Stu, you are a bad man :grin:

first stop headphone amp I think

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karatestu
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Location: North Yorkshire
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Re: Hello

Unread post by karatestu » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:56 pm

montechristo358 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Stu, you are a bad man :grin:

first stop headphone amp I think
Ha ha ha :grin:

It's a slippery slope you know. Like an ex smoker who thinks one cig on a night out won't do any harm. Next thing you know your on 20 a day. Many have swapped to NVA and made money :dance:

Get that headphone amp bought before the price goes up on 1 April.

Stu
Naim, Linn & Harbeth fanboy

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Hemmo1969
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Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:57 am
Location: South Yorkshire
Great Britain

Re: Hello

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:14 pm

Nice intro fella....

Welcome

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CN211276
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Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:29 am
Location: Cardiff
Wales

Re: Hello

Unread post by CN211276 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:50 pm

Welcome. AOS is certainly bringing attention to HFS. :grin:
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

NVA BMU, Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Qutest, NVA P50SA, NVA A80sMk2, NVA Cube 3s, NVA TSCS, NVA TIS mk2. Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP Mk2, Grado SR 325e, headphones, Chord Mojo.

Second system
Arcam Miniblink Bluetooth DAC, Marantz pm 5004, Wharfdale Diamond 121, NVA LS2.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

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Fretless
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Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:15 pm
Location: Somewhere in Holland
Netherlands

Re: Hello

Unread post by Fretless » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:49 pm

Welcome to HFS - good to have another Pi user around.
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube3
Digits: RPi 2B/Allo DigiOne/Volumio/Tomanek ULPS/AQ Jitterbug
CD Transport: Cambridge CXC DAC: Metrum Acoustics Musette
Headphones: AQ Nighthawk Carbon H/P Amp: Schiit Magni 3

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Ithilstone
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Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:54 am
Swaziland

Re: Hello

Unread post by Ithilstone » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:13 pm

Hello and welcome !

HP amp is a good start !!! (think about extra PSU if I may add ;]]] )

and by Denon DHT5000 do you mean AH-D5000 by any chance??
Nothing to see here...

montechristo358
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Re: Hello

Unread post by montechristo358 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:16 pm

Ithilstone wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Hello and welcome !

HP amp is a good start !!! (think about extra PSU if I may add ;]]] )

and by Denon DHT5000 do you mean AH-D5000 by any chance??
I do indeed mean the AH-D5000 , not quit sure what happened there. Very impressive cans so far if not a little light in the bass department. Hopefully the newly ordered amp will straighten that out

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