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I'll make the journey down, John, so looking forward to it and to catching up with everyone again. 

 

If you haven't been to John's place before, do yourself a favour, put your name down to attend and come along and have a listen to one of the best sounding systems in the country.:thumb:

 

Cheers,

 

Keith

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I'll make the journey down, John, so looking forward to it and to catching up with everyone again. 
 
If you haven't been to John's place before, do yourself a favour, put your name down to attend and come along and have a listen to one of the best sounding systems in the country.:thumb:
 
Cheers,
 
Keith
Looking forward to catching up Keith.

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ok, attendees so far are

 

@cheekyboy

@SPR08Y

 

Pls PM me so that I can organise sufficient supplies (errm Wine)

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Folks,  if you're interested in coming along, could you drop me a PM?  Looking to finalise numbers.

 

have 1 tentative (Ross) and 3 confirmed  (Keith, Tony, Michael).

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Hi John, I'm looking forward to making the trip and as you are aware, I'll have Tony Caloia from TC Loudspeakers up here in Forster with me too. Tony is a fellow speaker manufacturer and we are currently working on a joint venture for a beautiful hi end two way standmount loudspeaker. I will have more to say about this project next week along with some pics, but I think attendees might really enjoy talking to Tony as well at your GTG.

 

Looking forward to catching up with everyone again and hopefully meeting some new faces as well.

 

Cheers,

 

Keith

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And we are off and running03ceee1829203bcb71c62878fb48b929.jpg

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John,

 

Which phono stage did you end up with? Looks like the Slee.

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Love the Dyson keeping the Luxman cool....:lol::thumb:

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I had the pleasure of meeting John and Tony today and it was great to see you again Keith, John's system is awesome I only had a short time there but I was impressed thanks guys for the hospitality too :):thumb:.

 

Seb

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John,
 
Which phono stage did you end up with? Looks like the Slee.
Hi Pete

The Brinkman was on duty. It's what I will pull the trigger on. Played the Slee in the morning before visitors arrived

Michael has left his Pure Audio stage for me to try out whilst the Brinkman is built and delivered.

Slee gear will go up for sale at some stage. Need to work out timing first. But Brinkman is end game on that front.

John

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Love the Dyson keeping the Luxman cool....:thumb:
Yep. Very important job

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was a great day and strangely enough, I'm not hungover...  ( hmm who was absent yesterday..........)

 

The standout album for me was Hugh Masekela. Amazing lungs..     And also Supertramp - Crime of the Century sounded bloody fantastic.

 

Thanks everyone for coming over.  Especially Keith and Seb who drove a good 6+ hours as a round trip.

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Super hospitality as always chez @scuzzii

System sounding awesome. Those CH2s are incredible! They just let you know how good John’s front end is! (*edit: Oops, not sure I can say that on a family friendly forum!) Not sure where the extra turntables will fit to utilise the three inputs on the Brinkmann! 

 

Thanks mate! 

 

 

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Name them and shame them! :D

 

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Thanks for another great GTG, John. Tony and I made the trip down and even though it is around 3 hours each way, it is well worth the effort. Thanks again for your hospitality and the chance to listen to that wonderful system. The vinyl front end is astonishingly good and the likes of Hugh Masakela's 'Hope' was sounding the best I've ever heard it, as was one of my all time favourite albums, Supertramp's 'Crime Of The Century'

 

I took a few pics too.

 

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Oh dear, how did I miss this? I’m not far from Hornsby.

Hope you will host another one later  this year.

 

H

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I can’t even imagine how those CH2’s would sound, most fascinating looking speakers. 

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One thing I can say about the CH2s.  I have made several upgrades across my system - Amp, Tonearm, Cartridge x 2, SACD player, Slee phono stage, and now a new phono stage is on the way (Brinkmann).  The ability to hear the improvement is astonishing and I just wonder how much higher the CH2s could actually go.  They just seem to reveal more and more with each upgrade and I suspect I'm not near their peak yet (the gear I had previously wasn't crap).  Feed them the best you can is my guidance.

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