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singlemania45

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About singlemania45

  • Birthday 05/31/1961

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Somerset UK
  • Interests
    Vintage Hifi, collecting vinyl LPs and 45s, going to Folk and Folk Rock gigs
  • My System
    2 Channel Set ups
    Amps:
    2 x Quad II Valve Mono + 22 Pre
    Sugden A51 Class A Pwr + C51 Pre
    2 x Sugden P51 Pwr + Crimson 510 Pre
    Luxman L30
    Kenwood KM992 Pwr + Crimson 610 Pre
    NAD 114 Pre for headphone listening with Beyer DT811
    Graham Slee Com 2 with PSU1 + Rogers Step Up

    Speakers
    Klipsch KM6
    Linn Kan Mk1
    Celef PE1

    Turntables
    Systemdek XII with Origin Live Advanced DC200 Motor and Audio Note Mods/ Rega 250 + Michell Stub
    Luxman PD272/ Micro Sekei TA-1
    Technics SL150/ SME 3009S2 Imp f/h + SME FD200 Damper (a must with the Grado's!)
    + to mess about with Garrard GT250/Sanyo TP20/Pioneer PL-340/JVC A100

    Cartridges
    Audio Technica AT0C9MLII/Supex 901+/Garrott P66 with JICO SAS1/Garrott K1/Grado Prestige Gold/Grado SM1 with nude tip/Grado F3E+/Technics EPC270 with JICO Shibata/Excel ES70E with Shibata tip/Shure M91ED with 8X/A&R C77/
    AT91 with JICO stylus

    Cassette Decks
    Nakamichi DR2/Nakamichi DR3/Nackamichi CR1/Sony KB820/ Pioneer W803RS/ Tandberg 310

    CD Players
    Nakamichi MB2s/ Arcam Delta 100 + Little Bit Three DAC

    AV Set

    Sony STRDB1080 QS Receiver
    Acoustic Energy Aegis x5
    Eltax Atomic 10.2
    Sony PlayStation 3
    Sky HD Sat

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  1. Thank you guys for the responses. Its quite an exciting time at the moment for me as I have decided to turn one of the larger bedrooms into a dedicated listening room. Not ideal from the point of view that the floor is not solid but I will now have the space to set up 3 sets of speakers and have all my amps connected up. When I get it all arranged I'll post a few pics. I don't listen at high volume and I hope to have the racks well isolated so I shouldn't be plagued with feedback through the turntables.
  2. I don't know if they sold it in the US but a few years back over here in the UK Sony marketed an AV receiver Model STRDB1080 as part of their QS series. I've listened to quite a few other AV receivers by other manufacturers and to my ears the Sony is way in front in producing an audiophile sound. It also has quite a decent phono preamp built in. I have hooked my 1080 up to my KM6's (identical to the KG5.5s) and the sound was smooth without any harshness even at high volume. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB9Xi9ZMFY8
  3. I've tried many mats. The best combination I have found is using an origin live mat sitting on any acrylic platter as the mat provides super grip and improves the timing and transients. It also did wonders in eradicating static. An acrylic platter mat on top of the original rubber also works with my Garrard GT250 despite the fact there is no VTA adjustment and the Technics EPC270 rides slightly low at the back. Tried cork on a number of turntables but it didn't work as well for me as introducing acrylic in the sandwich.
  4. I say sort of new because I originally joined in 2006 as Singlemania and was last active in 2007. For some inexplicable reason I haven't been able to retrieve any password info so I have re-joined. This still site remains a remarkable source of information and one of the friendliest on-line communities on the web. Living in the UK I'm probably in a minority here. My KM6's are still going strong but need some recent fettling. I fitted the Bob Crites titanium tweeter diaphragms and modified the bracing and internal damping. Now they are a lot sweeter and the bass is even more extended and upper bass tighter. They sound awesome driven by either my Quad IIs or Sugden A51.
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