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  1. He's Texas born but has lived in Ithaca, NY for a few decades. His music had me thinking Austin, TX until I did a bit of background research.
  2. Chanh mate, just ease up with the goodies will ya! It took a lot of willpower to resist the WB speakers and now you trot out these lovelies. Which, by the way, are just what my Atc's need.
  3. I've not got any Chuck Berry so having to make do with AC⚡DC TnT. Long live rock n roll.
  4. Part of an order that arrived yesterday from Import Cd's. A bit like my Hank III obsession, I've got to have everthing this guy releases. Also picked up Roy Buchanan's You're Not Alone, Rescue Me and Second Album on two fers and Iggy Pop's latest, Post Pop Depression.
  5. Wound up a 6hr session with one of my favourite Zappa albums.
  6. Gday Bruce, Everyone is probably hanging back, waiting to see who is going to put their neck on the block first coz these threads can get tricky. As you've mentioned a couple of the usual impediments to fulfilling this quest, perhaps focus on a pre loved push pull integrated amp of 35watts or more. 35-75w gives you plenty of choice for compatible speakers. These type of amps will turn up for sale on Stereonet from time to time. Sna members really look after their gear and usually disclose any issues or imperfections in their ads. You haven't mentioned a budget but be patient and assemble as many shekels as you can, the more the better. Try and get something that floats your boat the first time around and leave a little bit in the kitty for pimping things out with a strategically placed vintage valve or two. Lawdy, I've already said too much but welcome to Bright Club
  7. Oh, I know. I've got that ad bookmarked. Good luck with selling the monoblocks.
  8. I know the ad is for the amps but crikey, those Wilson Benesch speakers look damn fine.
  9. Hot damn, I bet that heavy mofo provides the sort of drive that belies it's 50w output spec.
  10. I've got the Sa-t7 valve preamp and SP-331mk hybrid power amp, really enjoyable combo. There is something in the Vincent line up for most tastes and requirements. Like others, I used to have my doubts but it turns out that it's a company that's serious about quality sound and value for money.
  11. I work in the courthouse Christian, drop by around lunchtime.
  12. What a bargain and you live nearby. Very tempted!
  13. Really nice looking piece of gear, thanks for posting this.
  14. Q Acoustics Concept 40? Haven't heard a bad word said. I've got the 3050's in my bedroom/study system and I'm grinning like the Cheshire Cat.
  15. Righto, this is my subjective 2 cents worth. I'm an Atc scm19 owner of one and a bit years. Of the 5 amps I have tried, the most effective are the Atc Spa2-150 (no way, you say) and a Cymer St-80, E-H 6CA7 80w power amp. Preamps are Vincent Sa-t7 and W4S Stp-se with the Atc, PrimaLuna Prologue, Vincent and W4S with the Cymer. I really like everything about the big Atc and want it to succeed. But as soon as I slap the Cymer back in, the vibe is undeniable. I'm listening to it right now and it's magnificent. Oh yeah, and the winning preamp is the W4S.