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#1 Bunyip

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:46 PM

It's taken me a while to post this, but better late than never.
Popped over to Lebowski's place on the long weekend for some much needed time on the chair, relaxing and listening to Mark's fine system.
Last time I was here, he had his VAF's. So it was quite a different system I sat down to listen to.
His wonderful La Scala floor standers were a real treat. Working so much better in the "cave" they delighted us all afternoon as we rolled through a wide variety of music, and beers, and a damn fine Woodstock Vintage Fortified Shiraz.
I also must comment on his beautiful Pioneer turntable. I have 3 turntables already, and this left me wanting a 4th.
Terrific stuff!
Thanks so much for having me over Mark.



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MUSIC ROOM = Clearaudio Performance SE + Satisfy Tonearm + Maestro Wood F117-Nighthawk + Rega Apollo SE + Squeezebox Classic Maverick DAC Cayin A-55TP PMC GB1i
TELI ROOM = Linn Axis + Creek OBH-8 + Marantz CD-63 + Mac Mini + Samsung 46" LED HK AVR 255 B&W 602
SOME OF MY MUSIC = http://ove.host.sk/d...y/vinyllps.html


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

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MUSIC ROOM = Clearaudio Performance SE + Satisfy Tonearm + Maestro Wood F117-Nighthawk + Rega Apollo SE + Squeezebox Classic Maverick DAC Cayin A-55TP PMC GB1i
TELI ROOM = Linn Axis + Creek OBH-8 + Marantz CD-63 + Mac Mini + Samsung 46" LED HK AVR 255 B&W 602
SOME OF MY MUSIC = http://ove.host.sk/d...y/vinyllps.html


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

Looks like a beaut time was had. And nice photos of the gear..

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

Very kool guys

Great set up and excellent pics. Anyone that has a Pioneer turntable and likes Talk Talk and the Número box sets is my kinda music lover.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

Cheers turntable. The Pioneer is his, the discs are mine.
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MUSIC ROOM = Clearaudio Performance SE + Satisfy Tonearm + Maestro Wood F117-Nighthawk + Rega Apollo SE + Squeezebox Classic Maverick DAC Cayin A-55TP PMC GB1i
TELI ROOM = Linn Axis + Creek OBH-8 + Marantz CD-63 + Mac Mini + Samsung 46" LED HK AVR 255 B&W 602
SOME OF MY MUSIC = http://ove.host.sk/d...y/vinyllps.html


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

Great stuff guys. Thanks for the great pics, Mr Bunyip. :thumb:

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

thanks for sharing guys.

Looks like a very nice setup and a great time was had

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

Thank's for the pics Bunyip, I always love pics of great equipment….
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

Yeah lovely stuff :love

Great pics BTW, love the shots with you two guys in them :D

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

As we all know, the Dude abides.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:37 PM

oh yeah it was a real fun afternoon. We listened to all kinds of music - Rodriguez, Dolly Parton, Eric Bibb, Booker T and so much more I forgot. Can't wait to do it all again soon.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

Lurve the T-Shirts!.................not to mention the wonderful gear.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:29 PM

Yes, Lebowski's T-shirt is top class.
You may not be able to read mine, so here's a closeup:

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MUSIC ROOM = Clearaudio Performance SE + Satisfy Tonearm + Maestro Wood F117-Nighthawk + Rega Apollo SE + Squeezebox Classic Maverick DAC Cayin A-55TP PMC GB1i
TELI ROOM = Linn Axis + Creek OBH-8 + Marantz CD-63 + Mac Mini + Samsung 46" LED HK AVR 255 B&W 602
SOME OF MY MUSIC = http://ove.host.sk/d...y/vinyllps.html


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

As always, I really love your system Mark.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

Nice mini GTG. Some great shots of the cartridge ....
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:45 AM

seems there are a few Lebowski fans here so thought you should all know about a new book soon to be released - The Dude and The Zen Master

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:30 AM

Great pics of what looks like a great time with a great looking system.
'Paper killed it'? How?

"I remember when I was young the Beatles turned me on I really blew my mind"

 

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

Oh.....looks great fun!
Thanks for sharing

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

Great pics of what looks like a great time with a great looking system.
'Paper killed it'? How?


you worked it out yet Grumps?
if not how about a clue....it wasn't the scissors!


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

you worked it out yet Grumps?
if not how about a clue....it wasn't the scissors!

Ah! now I get it - I was never a big player of RSP
Very good.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

yep it sure was a fun time, with lots of music switching back and forth from vinyl to computer all afternoon. Enjoyed a few beers along the way and that fortified Shiraz was just a knock-out (thanks Rich).

In keeping with the 70's theme of the room and hi-fi gear I have added a Lava Lamp, apparently it is about 30 years old ... and it matches the carpet and curtains : )

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

That lamp really tied the room together, man.

Looks great, love the lamp :cool:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:14 AM

I like the little green corner unit / bar with looks like an older Sansui receiver sitting on top, pretty cool :thumb:

Thanks for sharing guys

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

I like the little green corner unit / bar with looks like an older Sansui receiver sitting on top, pretty cool :thumb:

Thanks for sharing guys


yeah that is an old Bar from the 70's, a family heirloom. The Amp on top is a Sansui 200A (actually it's a Receiver).

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:05 PM

That lamp really tied the room together, man.

Looks great, love the lamp :cool:


hehe ... the lamp really does tie the room together. Stepping into the Man-Cave is like being in a 70's time-warp.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:11 PM

Oh.....looks great fun!


hope to have you over sometime Andrew. Welcome anytime you're in Melbourne
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

As always, I really love your system Mark.


Cheers Pete. I've ordered a set of GoldenJacks -10dB attenuators and a set of Grave Science -10dB Interconnects thanks to your recommendation. Make sure you drop by again when you're in Melbourne.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

Nice mini GTG. Some great shots of the cartridge ....

Coming from the cart photography master, I take that as a big compliment Jasper.

Great lamp Lebowski. I missed missed out on seeing it. And yes, as data so perfectly pointed out, it does really tie the room together.

Edited by Bunyip, 28 March 2012 - 09:06 PM.

MUSIC ROOM = Clearaudio Performance SE + Satisfy Tonearm + Maestro Wood F117-Nighthawk + Rega Apollo SE + Squeezebox Classic Maverick DAC Cayin A-55TP PMC GB1i
TELI ROOM = Linn Axis + Creek OBH-8 + Marantz CD-63 + Mac Mini + Samsung 46" LED HK AVR 255 B&W 602
SOME OF MY MUSIC = http://ove.host.sk/d...y/vinyllps.html


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

Cheers Pete. I've ordered a set of GoldenJacks -10dB attenuators and a set of Grave Science -10dB Interconnects thanks to your recommendation. Make sure you drop by again when you're in Melbourne.


Excellent... both of the above will work brilliantly with vintage amps when coupled with and DACs with high output voltage. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:54 PM

Thumbs up on the Golden Jacks :thumb:
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