When I joined SNA I thought I had a system I liked and could listen to for ever.
I had a Townshend Rock mk II TT and a Copland CSA14 driving Castle Howard S1 speakers, a Marantz Cd63 KI sig and that was it.
Go forward to today, how much of this do I still have? The Rock and the Howards. That is it.
I never thought I'd move the Copland, well i did, It was replaced by a CSA 29, same house sound, more power, more grip, just more of the same.
KI sig was replaced with a SBTouch and eventually a Cal Labs CL-15 CDP.
I have added an LP12, a Luxman PD264 and a Planar 3. None of which are working at the moment, I do have a Hadcock GH228 for the Linn, an Acos Lustre for the Luxman and the Rega still has the R200 fitted.
I had never had a pre- power set up, so I thought I would build a power amp, where to start.... deep end, I built a Nelson Pass First Watt M2X, 25 watt class A, yes it gets a bit warm.
Ahh, no pre, so I built a B1 Mesmerize from the same stable.
SQ? still running in, getting better by the day. The pre being unity gain has a problem driving the M2X, but I'll sort that in time, CD at 2V drives it quite well and the Vincent PHO-8 sounds very good if not a little quieter.
More to come including pictures.
But I would like to thank @Monkeyboi for all the work he did fixing all my errors in the build and mostly for making it safe.
More to come folks.