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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
Raspberry PI with HifiBerry DAC+ running Picoreplayer (Squeezebox client)
Marantz PM66SE KI Signature Amp
Monitor Audio Bronze Bookshelf Speakers
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
Logitech Squeezebox Radio
Denon DHT5000 Closed back headphones
DIY UnRaid server running Plex, Squeezebox Server, Roon Core
Liking the refreshing bullshit free attitude on here compared to some other places.
301 / 3012 / 2m black
401 / PU7 / AT33ev / Highphonics SUT
Phono 2 + extra PSU
Vortexbox, SBT / Teac Dac
Glasshouse TVC, P50 Sa or Quad 34/44
Quad 303; 606 or Bel Canto Set 40 or NG 300B Set Monoblocks
Tannoy GRF Memory.
Q Acoustic 3020.
Ha ha ha
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
Get that headphone amp bought before the price goes up on 1 April.
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.
Arcam Miniblink Bluetooth DAC, Marantz pm 5004, Wharfdale Diamond 121, NVA LS2.
Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.
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
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