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- Location: The end of the road in Suffolk Coastal.
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
Cans - Grado SR80, ATH-M50X
A few exceptions, buying new, from my experience...
Denon 103 cartridge - not quite the world beater that some would suggest but does some bloody marvellous things for relatively little money.
Grado sr225e - I mention that model because it's the one I have, but I hear much the same enthusiasm about their other budget models.
The £5 chinese dac & £40 power supply
The SMSL Q5 dac / amp is crude but fun - mine got 'confiscated' by my daughter when she started Uni.
NVA - obvs!
There are potential treasures among vintage items but prices fluctuate wildly.
Haven't heard any Rega gear in a long time but did like the ELA Mk1s that I had for several years.
HiFi Foo Fight Blog NVA BMU / BTE Designs Lenco 59 / ATP-12t / Denon 103 / NVA Phono2 / GSP Revelation / Vortexbox Appliance / Sonore microRendu USB streamer w/ LPSU / RME ADI-2 dac / NVA P90sa / NVA A80MK2 (bass) / NVA A70 MK2 (tweeters) / Marantz 2015 / NVA Cube 1 / Klipsch Heresy 3 /NVA TIS MK1 / NVA SSPMK2 / NVA LS6 / NVA AP10H / Grado sr225e
If after full disclosure you want to buy it, then that's up to you.
What we shouldn't have is price being subjected to so much irrelevant ephemera in an attempt to justify it.
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way
Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Mscaler/Qutest, Geitnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.
Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.