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  1. I need to pop over for a listening session once you've finished modding this Chris Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  2. Any EAR 834P owners?

    No need, they're pretty hard to beat pre-assembled: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Douk-Audio-MM-Vacuum-Tube-Phono-Preamplifier-LP-Turntable-Hi-Fi-PHONOBOX-Pre-Amp-/252451271067?hash=item3ac744b19b:g:grMAAOSw3utY5MeA
  3. Aspen SAKSA85 amplifier

    Based on your reports I picked up a pair of 4 wire braided Dueland evaluation cables from Geoff at Aurealis this morning. You were quite right, these have brought the "wow" factor out in my system. Geoff mentioned that that these really need 20 hours to settle in so they'll only improve.... As will the rest of my system. The phono, amp and interconnects aren't burned in yet. It's hard to imagine things getting better from here though. The cables have brought a good dose of the three dimensionality that the Tokos Cosmos pot provided in my previous Yaqin amp, though note quite as accentuated. I welcome it though. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  4. Aurum Cantus F620 speakers

    I still love the Empire 4000.... I think of my modified Grace F8L as a very similar cart, though with better bass and impact. Narrower sound stage than the Empire, though to be fair very few carts have that kind of channel separation. Pickering does. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  5. Aurum Cantus F620 speakers

    I thought you'd like that one. Fantastic detail and very very balanced Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  6. Aurum Cantus F620 speakers

    Which cartridge did you like best Ian? I'm guessing either the Phillips or Grace? Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  7. Aspen SAKSA85 amplifier

    I've not tried my hand at Web design since the 90's. Not too useful these days. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  8. Aurum Cantus F620 speakers

    Haha, that gives less coverage for the couch seat on the right.... I often end up sitting there. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  9. Aurum Cantus F620 speakers

    Oh, pictures Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  10. Aurum Cantus F620 speakers

    Yes, these image far better than the B&W's and are incredible with well recorded content. They seem less efficient though than their specs would suggest. Very nice and transparent though which seems a fantastic march for my Oldchen K3 amp which also tends to transparency.... My Phillips GP922 is living up to its promise with these speakers in the chain. For everything they do well, I suspect I'm still going to miss the big, room filling sound of the B&W DM16's Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  11. Aurum Cantus F620 speakers

    Mmmm, managed to move them away from the wall a bit without my wife noticing. There's more bass now. I don't think I need a sub Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  12. Ok, I recieved my Aurum Cantus F620 speakers [email protected] and have hooked them up. I don't yet have anything to stop the speaker spikes scratching my wood floors so they've temporarily been removed. I'm not sure how that will affect the sound. Initial listening seems to indicate that the speakers love my existing system with music seemingly appearing out of nowhere. These are some fantastic, transparent sounding speakers and so far seem a step up from my B&W DM16 speakers. Seemingly not an enormous amount of bass though what is there is nicely integrated. Possibly due to removal of the spikes? Worst case scenario is I hook my Wharfedale sub back up. We'll see. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  13. Ok, I recieved my Valab 23 step SMD attenuator today.... Seems to be decent build quality. Feels nice clicking in on each step. Will be interesting to see how it performs Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  14. No worries, cheers mate Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  15. Yes, a fantastic cartridge. Tied for top spot with two of my other carts Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk