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    David

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  1. Bought more than 40 years ago. I can't have played it much on the crappy equipment I had as a student.
  2. My computer audio setup is pretty modest, but keeps me satisfied. iMac streaming Tidal, or ripped CDs, to a Schiit Modi 3, to a Drop Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid headphone/pre-amp. Balanced cable to Drop Sennheiser HD6XX or occasionally my Nuraphone. ICs from Schiit to Amp are the excellent Burson Audio Cable Pros (impedance-matched circuit powered by USB and now pretty much unobtanium). Another set of these ICs are in an even more modest garage setup, and a pair of the Cable Pro+ model are in my main system between Gieseler DAC and pre-. The Sony TT in the corner of the picture is in temporary use to rip some LPs. The NAS also in the photo stores all of my music and many GB of photos (a multi-decade passion).
  3. Another oldie, sounding pretty good.
  4. My new P3/Exact arrived yesterday. Two choices from this afternoon. Dont know if I've ever played the second one before; it was either part of a garage-sale job lot, or a mystery purchase
  5. I enjoyed your informative and witty introduction Michael. I'm now retired, have tinnitus (since a teenage wrestling incident perhaps?) but have been a music-lover since my teens. In the last six months or so, I've changed from being sceptical that streaming could compete with CD and I've more recently also been drawn back to vinyl, experiencing what a reasonably cheap turntable can deliver in terms of enjoyment. I like to use both sources and now find myself selecting CDs merely to rip them, although my CD player is great in its own right. I can't speak highly enough of my satisfaction with Gieseler Audio's Klein III DAC and Kraftwerk PSU and Clay Gieseler's approachable and helpful service when upgrading from an earlier Schiit Modi 3 DAC, now relegated to computer desktop Tidal streaming. Finally, I note that you also are in Canberra. Happy to communicate further if it assists. Cheers, David
  6. Really dragging out some oldies this morning. The Akkerman LP I bought when I was 16 or so. Still a great listen despite the clicks and el-cheapo player damage.
  7. Thanks Warren. I have certainly seen many glowing references to the AT VM95.
  8. With a newly arrived and installed TT, listening to these today: The last track of Side 2 on the k.d. lang album is quirky but fun and the whole album is beautifully recorded.
  9. @TheWretchedWorld and @Batty Thanks very much to both you, your replies are greatly appreciated. I'll certainly use your input when I am ready to upgrade my temporary measure of a legacy Grado DJ200. I paid for the cartridge to be fitted and the ARB TT to be set up properly. The shop would have fitted an old Ortofon VMS30 Mk II that I have but the cantilever compliance was found to be too worn. I would love to chase up a replacement stylus for that even though they are expensive and pretty much unobtainable. It's sounding pretty good I must say, although I know I can do better. BTW, The Gieseler Gold Tune Enhanced PS underneath is actually for my Klein III DAC.
  10. I recently bought a British made ARB turntable. It hasn't arrived yet but I'm looking for cartridge advice, at a budget sadly. Some of the TT details include: NEW ACRYLIC PLATTER / BEARING,MOTOR AND DRIVE BELT. REGA RB250 MODIFIED TONEARM POLISHED ARM TUBE ,STAINLESS STEEL STUB,BRASS UNDERSLUNG COUNTERWEIGHTS, REWIRED WITH LITZ WIRE, TERMINATED WITH GOLD PLATED CARTRIDGE CLIPS AND FEMALE RCA SOCKETS TWO TIER OPAQUE ACRYLIC DESIGN, SOLID ALUMINIUM PARTS AND 4 ADJUSTABLE LOCKING CONE FEET. My phono amp is either a Rega A2D (MM only), or a Project Phono Box II (MM and MC). Don't laugh, but my budget is no more than say $300 and I'm open to buying from SNA classifieds. I'm initially going to fit a Grado DJ200 cartridge I have currently fitted on another TT. The other amps in my system are a Bryston BP25 and a Gamut D200 power. Musical genres extend across classical, folk and rock (no opera!). I have a fairly small LP collection however I like what I hear, even from cheaper TTs I've had, hence this purchase. Thanks for any advice.
  11. Currently playing this track...and the dog can't fathom where the singing is coming from (at 13, he's directionally deaf)
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